From baseball diamond picnicking to foothill parades, the Sacramento area has no shortage of patriotic events and spectacular fireworks shows to help you celebrate the 4th of July.
Here are 7 fireworks shows in the Sacramento area that you won’t want to miss this year:
- Raley Field
- Cal Expo
- Rancho Cordova
7 Sacramento 4th of July Celebrations in 2019
1. Raley Field
Fourth on the Field returns in 2019 with fun for the whole family. Vendors will include face painters, balloon artists, henna artists, magicians, and fortune tellers, and the Down on the Farm kids' area with splash pads will keep your littles busy. There will also be 19 food trucks on site serving up everything from tacos and BBQ to kettle corn and ice cream.
In addition to the field level bars serving up libations, the concourse concession stands will be open for business, serving Raley Field classics you've come to love and pouring all their usual drinks.
With access to the concourse, seating bowl, and field level of the ballpark, you'll want to set up camp on the grass early as space fills up quickly – blankets only as no chairs are allowed on the field.
Gates open at 6pm and the fireworks start at 9:30pm!
2. Cal Expo
A long time Sacramento tradition, July 4th at Cal Expo is an event for the whole family to enjoy.
Claim your spot on the Miller Lite Racetrack Grandstand field with blankets or chairs and enjoy a picnic while listening to live music.
The fireworks show will start at dark – around 9:30pm – with choreographed music provided by 106.5 The End, who will simulcast the music during the light show!
Reserved seating in the grandstands is available for purchase, but general admission for field viewing is free.
3. Rancho Cordova
The signature event for the community, the Rancho Cordova Fourth of July festival is a two-day, no-holds-barred event that celebrates the local community and our American heritage.
Bring the kids out to Hagan park and enjoy a free kids zone, pony rides, archery tag, a BMX show, a zipline, petting zoo, and a bike helmet giveaway.
For you grown-ups, there will be live music, festival food, a beer garden, and more.
And for the whole family there will be carnival ride, a parade, a corn hole tournament, and spectacular fireworks shows.
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Starting the day off with a pancake breakfast followed by a 4th of July parade, you can enjoy the Carmichael Fourth of July Celebration as an all day event.
Bring your chairs and picnic blankets to the La Sierra Community Center and enjoy live music, free inflatable, arts & crafts, food trucks, and a fireworks show.
Returning for it's 59th year, the Folsom Pro Rodeo is back with three nights of patriotic family fun!
July 4th-6th, join in the fun with everything from rodeo events and mutton busting to Flying Cowboys and Painted Ladies, capping off the night with the after hours fun of Saloon Under the Stars.
Each night features a spectacular fireworks show running from 930 to 10p.m.
Head to the Lincoln 4th of July 2019 celebration to start your fourth with a pancake breakfast beginning at 7am. The Lincoln Hometown Parade kicks off at 9am.
Afterwards, the free Independence Day party at McBean Park offers fun for the family starting at 11am. Enjoy horsehoe and corn-hole tournaments, free swim time at McBean pool, food and vendor booths, a KidsZone, and live music.
The Lincoln Potters baseball game begins at 6pm with a free community fireworks demonstration immediately following the game (around 9pm).
Fourth of July in Old Town Auburn begins with a pancake breakfast prepared by the Auburn Fire Department from 7am - 11am, followed by a morning of old fashioned kids' games including foot races, a gunny sack race, shoe race, barrel hoop roll, tug-of-war, water balloon toss, pinatas, and a watermelon eating contest. Winners will be awarded prizes and ribbons!
Later, the Gold Country Fairgrounds is host to food, live entertainment, drinks, bingo, kids activities, and more from 4pm - 10pm. The Auburn 4th of July parade begins at 7pm in downtown Auburn and proceeds to its end point at the fairgrounds. The day concludes with a spectacular fireworks show which begins around 9:40pm.
However you decide to enjoy your 4th of July in 2019, the Sacramento area is sure to have the celebration for you!
Photo courtesy of Eli Margetich.