Celebrating 4th of July in Sacramento

| July 2, 2012 | 334 Comments

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Looking for a Parade, Picnic, or Fireworks?

Here’s a round-up of 2012 INDEPENDENCE DAY celebrations in the greater Sacramento area!

Happy 4th of July!

Arden-Arcade

Freedom Parade

When: Wednesday, July 4, 2012; 10:30am
Where: The Parade starts at 2700 Fulton Avenue, just south of Marconi. The procession of floats travels south to Cottage Way, west on Cottage to Bell, and north to Howe Park.
Cost: FREE
More info: Click here

Auburn

Celebrate Independence Day

Firemen’s Pancake Breakfast, Old Fashioned Kids Games, Parade, and Fireworks!
When: Wednesday, July 4, 2012; 9am – 10pm
Where: Old Town Auburn, Auburn
Cost: FREE
More info: Click here

Carmichael

4th of July Parade

When: Wednesday, July 4, 2012; 10:30am
Where: Parade route – Begins at Marconi/Fair Oaks, continues down Fair Oaks Boulevard and ends at Cypress/Manzanita.
Cost: FREE
More info: Click here

Spectacular Fireworks Show

Free activities include arts, crafts, inflatables, and more.  Fireworks Show.
When: Monday, July 4, 2010; 7pm Kids Zone, 9:30pm Fireworks
Where: La Sierra Community Center; 5326 Engle Road, Carmichael
Cost: Kids $5.00 for unlimited access to Kids Zone inflatables, crafts, puppet show and more.
More info: Click here or call (916) 485-5322

Davis

4th of July Celebration

Free admission at Community Pool; Food and Game Booths; Annual championship softball tournament; Fireworks!
When: Wednesday, July 4, 2012; Starts at 1pm; Fireworks at 9:30pm
Where: Community Park, 1405 F Street, Davis
Cost: FREE
More info: Click here

Elk Grove

A Salute to the Red, White & Blue

The festivities begin in the evening with live music and food. Attendees are encouraged to bring a blanket and have a picnic or BBQ while enjoying the concert in the park. Fireworks begin at 9:30pm
When: Wednesday, July 4, 2012; 6pm – 10pm
Where: Elk Grove Regional Park; 9950 Elk Grove-Florin Rd., Elk Grove
Cost: FREE, parking $10.00 per vehicle
More info: Click here

Greenhaven/Pocket Area

4th of July Parade

When: Wednesday, July 4, 2012; 10am
Where: 7555 South Land Park Dr., Sacramento; Begins at Parkway Oaks Park (next to Lisbon elementary school), Travels along Windbridge Drive, ends at Garcia Bend Park off Pocket Rd.

Rancho Cordova

4th of July Parade

When: Monday, July 4, 2012; 10am
Where: Parade route – Beginning on Coloma Road at Cordova Lane, the parade proceeds west to Chase Drive and left on Rinda Drive.
More info: Click here

4th of July Celebration

Two-day festival celebrating the local community and our American heritage. It is the signature event for the community.  Food, Booths, Exhibits, Kids Zone with petting barn, train, pony rides and petting barn. Carnival rides, Fireworks.
When: Tuesday, July 3; 4pm – 11pm and Wednesday, July 4; 12pm-11pm
Where: Hagan Park, 2197 Chase Drive, Rancho Cordova
Cost: $2.00 Admission, Kids 5 and under FREE, parking $10.00
More Info: Click here

Roseville

4th of July Celebration

Parade along Vernon Street, food, fun and games for the kids.  Live music from The Capitol Pops Concert Band.
When: Wednesday, July 4th, 2012; 10am – 2pm
Where: Royer Park, 190 Park Drive,  Roseville
Cost: FREE
More Info: Click here

Roseville Fireworks Show

The fireworks will be launched from Sierra View Country Club but the public viewing area will be from the Grandstands and the lawn at the Placer County Fairgrounds. Food will be available for purchase.
When: Wednesday, July 4, 2012; 9:30 (gates open at 7:00pm)
Where: Placer County Fairgrounds
More info: Click here

Sacramento

July 4th Pyrospectacular

Cal Expo annually joins the City and County of Sacramento to produce the largest-scale pyrotechnics display in the area’s history. The Independence Day Celebration is a family oriented collection of activities focused around our Nation’s birthday.
Fireworks begin at 9:30 p.m.  Arrive early and bring lawn chairs and blankets.
When: Wednesday, July 4, 2012; Starts at 6pm; Fireworks 9:30pm
Where: Cal Expo, East Gate Entrance (located at the intersection of Exposition Blvd. and Challenge Way)
Cost: General admission FREE, parking $10 per vehicle
More info: Click here

Written by Keilah Woodard

Keilah Woodard

Keilah Woodard is the founder of SacramentoSidetracks.com. She has a passion for finding adventures with her three kids. As a native Southern Californian, she has been exploring Sacramento for the last twelve years, happily finding hidden treasures and sharing a firsthand perspective with fellow parents.

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