Bask in the glow of Independence Day, enjoy some delicious food, and party like the founding fathers would have wanted. This weekend, you can check out the fireworks, a historic picnic, or even a boat parade! Sacramento365 has rounded up some events to help you celebrate all things red, white, and blue.
Folsom Pro Rodeo
Dan Russell Rodeo Arena
July 1-3 | Fri-Sun 7:15pm
A family tradition for over 60 years the patriotic event offers family fun with non-stop rodeo action, outstanding nightly fireworks, mutton busting, a high American flag which arrives by skydiver, and much more!
Flying into the Fourth
Aerospace Museum of California
July 2 | Sat 10am-2pm
Celebrate Independence Day early at the Aerospace Museum of California! Join Amelia Bearhart and friends for aerospace-themed activities and crafts celebrating America’s birthday like patriotic pinwheels, windsocks, firework art, and more!
Fourth of July Picnic and Croquet Match
Old Sacramento State Historic Park
July 2 | Sat 10am-2pm
Join Sacramento Living History as they demonstrate an 1860s Independence Day celebration with historic displays of patriotism, activities, and contests for public participation. Watch a rousing game of croquet, a parade through town, songs and speeches, and a period picnic. Plus, help them in judging the “Most Patriotic Apron”, the “Most Patriotic Hat”, and the “Best Facial Hair”.
Independence Day Boat Parade
Old Sacramento Waterfront
July 2 | Sat 1pm
The Sacramento Yacht Club is inviting members of the public to watch the boat parade along both sides of the Sacramento River. Boats will be decorated in the theme “Stars and Stripes Forever”. Grab a chair, find a comfortable spot to relax, and enjoy a beautiful Saturday afternoon in Sacramento watching local boaters cruise by.
Carmichael’s Red, White, and Blue Celebration
La Sierra Community Center
July 2 | Sat 6:30pm-10pm
Celebrate Independence weekend with food trucks and a beer garden, a kid’s zone with inflatables and arts and crafts, a live band, and fireworks!
Rancho Cordova Fourth of July Celebration
July 3 & 4 | Sun 4pm-10pm & Mon 9am-10pm
Rancho Cordova Fourth of July is a two-day festival and parade celebrating the local community. Check out some of the amazing activities like carnival rides, concerts, the All-America Mile Road Race, a parade, and fireworks!
Pocket/Greenhaven Fourth of July Parade
July 4 | Mon 1pm-9pm
The Fourth of July Parade has been a mainstay celebration in the Pocket/Greenhaven community since 1994. The parade features a wide variety of hand-crafted floats and participants including local businesses, youth groups, volunteer organizations, community organizations, school clubs, and musical groups.
Elk Grove Salutes the Red, White, and Blue
Elk Grove Regional Park
July 4 | Mon 5pm-10pm
The boom is back! Join the City of Elk Grove to Salute the Red, White, and Blue with a fireworks spectacular set to the soundtrack from 93.7 The River! Fireworks, food, music, and fun await you.
Fourth on the Field
Sutter Health Park
July 4 | Mon 6pm
Food trucks, fireworks, and family fun! You don’t want to miss out on the River Cats annual Fourth on the Field celebration. Guests can check out various vendors and experiences, competitions and contests, food trucks lining the warning track of the field, live music brought to you by Rod Stinson Band, a kids’ splash pad and play structure, a beer garden, and so much more.
Red, White, and Brew
Drake’s: The Barn
July 4 | Mon 6pm
Oh my stars, Red, White, and Brew is back, bigger, and better than ever! Drake’s: The Barn has the supreme viewing space for fireworks in all of Sacramento! Gear up for a Fourth of July to remember.
If you are looking for more ways to make it an explosive Fourth of July, check out Sacramento365’s Holiday Events page.