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4th of July Events and Fireworks

Choose from a variety of Fourth of July Events and Fireworks Shows at the following locations around town:

Old Sacramento, July 3rd and 4th
Be the first to celebrate the Fourth by attending the Third for Red, White & Brews. Participating bars in Old Sacramento are offering select American beers for only $3 with tons of live entertainment to make this the biggest 3rd of July party in Sacramento. Be sure to catch a glimpse of the fireworks from Front Street. Then on July 4, find a perfect spot in Old Sacramento to view the fireworks from across the river at the River Cats Stadium.

Independence Day Celebration At Cal Expo, July 4th
Bring the whole family out and enjoy a traditional fireworks display at Cal Expo’s Miller Lite Racetrack Grandstand, 1600 Exposition Blvd., Sacramento at 9:30 pm on July 4th.  Tickets are $10.

Spirit of Freedom 4th of July Parade, Sacramento

Don’t miss 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. Howe Park, 2201 Cottage Way, Sacramento.  10:00 am, July 4th.

4th of July Gala Parade and Fireworks Show, Carmichael

Enjoy the 58th Annual Elks Club Parade with community floats, marching bands, equestrian entries, antique cars and more! Parade route begins at Marconi/Fair Oaks, continues down Fair Oaks and ends on Cypress/Manzanita. For more information on the parade and float registration contact the Elks Lodge at 916.489.2103. 10:30 am, July 4th.

Then enjoy a fireworks show at La Sierra Community Center, 5325 Engle Road beginning at 7pm (fireworks begin at dark approximately at 9:30PM). Join the community for food, music and fun! Activities include arts & crafts, inflatables, face painting, balloon artist and more. Bring your blankets, lawn chairs and shade umbrellas.

For more information on both events,

California State Fair

Carnival rides, rodeos, nightly fireworks, horse racing, farm animals, concerts and exhibits galore return with the annual State Fair, running July 8 – 24.  Tickets are $8 youth, $10 senior, $12 adult or enjoy discounts on one of the following promotional days.

$2 Taste of the Fair: Wednesdays and Thursdays (opening – 4 p.m.) – Sample a variety of fair foods with $2 menu specials from your favorite food vendors.

Senior Savings Fridays: July 8, 15 & 22 – Discount admission of $8 for seniors 62 & older every Friday. Plus, seniors ride FREE on the Grand Carousel and the Giant Wheel.

Wells Fargo $2 Rides for all & Kids Free Tuesdays: July 12 & 19 – FREE admission for kids 12 and under and $2 rides for all ages.

Military Appreciation Day: July 14 – FREE admission all day for military personnel with ID.

First Responders Appreciation Day: July 21 – FREE admission all day for first responders and law enforcement with ID.