Communities all around the greater Sacramento area are putting on fun runs, carnivals, parades, fireworks and more activities and events for Independence Day. Use this list as your complete guide to planning a fun, celebratory holiday in Sacramento.
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Run for a cause at the 23rd Annual 4th of July Fun Run/Walk at Matsuyama Elementary.
Proceeds will be used for incoming sixth graders to participate at the Sly Park Environmental Science Camp in the Pollak Pines area. Trophies will be given to the first place finishers. Get the registration form online.
When: Check in at 7 a.m., race at 8 a.m.
Where: 7680 Windbridge Dr., Sac.
Cost: $20 per runner, $15 for ages 15 and younger
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The Roseville Community Crime Stoppers sponsors the 4th of July 5K and 10K Fun Run/Walk in downtown Roseville. The event is followed by a Fourth of July parade with activities.
When: 10K begins at 7:20 a.m.; 5K begins at 7:45 a.m.
Where: Royer Park, 190 Park Dr., Roseville
Cost: $25 per runner, $15 for ages 15 and youngerContinue to 5 of 9 below.
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The Cal Expo gates will open at 4:30 p.m. to start the July 4th celebration where visitors can be entertained and dance while waiting for the show in the sky. The U.S. Air Force will perform at 7:30 p.m. The State Fair Star Talent Auditions will also be held.
Fireworks: 9:30 p.m.
Where: Cal Expo, 1600 Exposition Blvd.
Cost: Free general admission. Reserved seating in the grandstands is $10. Parking is $15/car.
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The Carmichael Gala 4th of July Celebration will commence with a pancake breakfast at 7-11 a.m. at the Clubhouse at Carmichael Park (adults: $5; children 12 and under: $3). The parade begins at 10:30 a.m. on Fair Banks Boulevard.
The evening festivities begin at 7p.m. at La Sierra Community Center (5325 Engle Road, Carmichael) and will include arts and crafts, music, food, and more. The fireworks will begin around 9:30 p.m.
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Celebrate Independence Day in a grand style with the Annual Rancho Cordova 4th of July, two-day event. Tuesday's festivities (7/3) begin with a carnival at 4 p.m. featuring thrill rides, games, food, crafts, and a beer garden, as well as a kids zone that will have laser tag, a petting zoo, a rock wall, and more. The night ends with a concert at 8:15 p.m. and a fireworks show at 9:45 p.m.
The day of the 4th begins with a parade at 10 a.m. down Coloma Road, and is followed by the carnival from 12-6 p.m., a cornhole tournament from 12-8 p.m. ($15), the kids zone, a concert at 7:30 p.m., and the fireworks show around 9:45 p.m.
See a full schedule of activities at the website here.Continue to 9 of 9 below.
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