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.
The Salute to Red, White, and Blue event will feature a bike and stroller parade, food trucks, vendors, entertainment, and a pie-eating contest, with the night ending in a fireworks show.
When: 4-10 p.m.
Cost: Free admission, $10 parking
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.
Cost: $20 per runner, $15 for ages 15 and younger
One and all can participate in the 42nd Annual Fourth of July 5-Miler.
When: 7:15 a.m. to 7:45 a.m. sign in. 7:45 a.m. start of kids’ ½ mile race (10 and younger), 8 a.m. start of 5-mile race.
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.
Cost: $25 per runner, $15 for ages 15 and younger
AddressCal Expo, Sacramento, CA 95815, USA
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.
Cost: Free general admission. Reserved seating in the grandstands is $10. Parking is $15/car.
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.
The City of Davis 4th of July celebration will include a wide variety of family activities, followed by a festival in Community Park (on 14th and F street) featuring music, food, and a fireworks show.
Fireworks: 9:30 p.m.
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.
The Pocket/Greenhaven community will host a July 4 parade at 10 a.m. that will travel along Windbridge Drive to Garcia Bend Park.