2016 Fourth of July Celebrations in Sacramento


Fourth of July picnic and croquet game, anyone? How about a real live rodeo? Or maybe a neighborhood parade? These are just a few of the many Independence Day celebrations happening in the Sacramento area this year. Sacramento loves to celebrate America’s independence so there is no shortage of events to choose from, so start making your plans now! We’ve highlighted just a few of the area’s events, below. You can check your local city website for additional events around the region.

July 2

4th of July Picnic and Croquet Game, Sacramento History Museum in Old Sacramento – Bring the entire family down to Old Sacramento to celebrate Independence Day in historic style. Old Sacramento Living History re-enactors will be enjoying a picnic on the grass, followed by their annual croquet tournament. Come decked out in your red, white, and blue.

July 2 – July 4

Folsom Pro Rodeo – Come experience a great American tradition. The Folsom Pro Rodeo has been kickin’ it for 55 years. Don’t miss this fun family event that includes: bull riding, bare back, barrel racing, mutton busting, and a spectacular fireworks show.

July 3 – July 4

Rancho Cordova Fourth of July – Join the folks in Rancho Cordova for a fun two-day festival celebrating the local community and American heritage. Enjoy concerts, a carnival, festival food, a kids zone, a BMX show, a beer garden, exhibits, and parade.

July 4

Fourth on the Field, Raley Field in West Sacramento – Come out and celebrate the birth of the nation while bringing back the feel of a neighborhood block party with local food trucks lining the warning track, interactive games on the field, a kids area with fun games and inflatables for all ages, and live music.

Independence Day Fireworks at Cal Expo – A free, family friendly Independence Day Celebration will take place at the Miller Lite Grandstand at Cal Expo. Join the City and County of Sacramento and iHeart Media to watch the largest pyrotechnics display in Sacramento. While admission is free, parking is $10 per vehicle.

Spirit of Freedom 4th of July Parade – Bring the family out to the 15th Annual Arden Arcade Spirit of Freedom 4th of July Parade. The parade route is approximately 1.4 miles. Immediately following the parade, there will be an awards ceremony at the park, along with informational booths, family activities, and food.

All floats will be judged, and trophies will be given for the most creative youth, best-decorated bicycle, best of show, most spirited, best of show youth, best auto/motorcycle, and best community group.

4th of July Fireworks Show at La Sierra Community Center in Carmichael – Join in for food, music, and fun. Activities include arts and crafts, inflatables, face paintings, a balloon artist, and more. Bring your blankets, lawn chairs, and shade umbrellas.

Salute to the Red, White and Blue at Elk Grove Regional Park – Join the City of Elk Grove to celebrate 20 years of spectacular fireworks! The Salute to the Red, White, and Blue will include vendors, live entertainment, and of course, a spectacular fireworks display.

Are you Military?

Free Fourth at Funderland – Military and their families will receive free, unlimited ride wristbands to Sacramento’s favorite kid-size amusement park on July 4. Have fun driving the Backroads Buggies, flying through the air with the Flying Dragon or swinging with the park’s newest ride, the Squirrelly Whirl.


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