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ALAMEDA: 4th of July Parade Longest Independence Day parade in the nation with 3.3 mile route.

ALBANY: 4th of July Celebration 12-4 p.m. A Green, Red, White & Blue Celebration includes watermelon contest, moustache, diaper derby and more.

ALHAMBRA: 4th of July Fireworks Celebration at Almansor Park

ALISO VIEJO: Aliso Viejo Free Summer Concerts

ALISO VIEJO: 4th of July Celebration with low level fireworks show

ALTADENA: The Bunny Museum is open. $8, Members free, Kids 4 & under free. Location: 2605 N. Lake Avenue Altadena, CA. Call: (626) 798-8848,

AMERICAN CANYON: 4th of July Parade, Fireworks
4th of July Festivities Parade at 10:30 a.m. Fireworks at     Community Park II, 20 Benton Way Fireworks Show 9:30 p.m.

ANAHEIM HILLS: 4th of July Celebration Parade Festivities include a 5K/10K Firecracker Run | Pancake Breakfast  | Yankee Doodle Dog Show | 4th of July Parade 

ANTIOCH: 4th of July Parade, Fireworks

APPLE VALLEY: 4th of July Celebration and Fireworks at Lenny Brewster Sports Complex, 2 p.m.

APTOS: World's Shortest 4th of July Parade 10 a.m. on Soquel Drive

ARCATA: 4th of July Jubilee 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Bubbles Parade, music with bands, Mobile Skate Park. Location: Arcata Plaza. Free,

ARNOLD: 4th of July Art Show and Sale. Ebbetts Pass Independence Day Parade 

ARROYO GRANDE: Arroyo Grande Village 4th of July Concert and Ice Cream Social 1-3 p.m.

ATASCADERO: 4th of July Bluegrass Freedom Festival, 4-8:30 p.m. Atascadero Lake Park 9100 Morro Rd. Atascadero, CA Free Family-fun amusements | BBQ | Kayak and Paddleboat Relay Race. Line up: Snap Jackson & the Knock On Wood Players | Little Black Train | The Blue Js | BanjerDan Dan Mazer | Toro Creek Ramblers.

ATWATER: 4th of July Celebration includes Parade at 9 a.m. Fireworks 6 p.m. at Castle Air Base $10 approx.  parking for Concert, Fireworks

AUBURN: 4th of July Parade & Fireworks at fairgrounds. Free admission, free parking.

AVALON: 4th of July Parades, Fireworks, Concerts 

AVALON: 4th of July Dinghy Parade in Avalon Bay. The harbor becomes  festive and patriotic with hundreds of flags and red, white and blue decorations. The Dinghy Parade is quite a spectacle.

AVILA BEACH: Avila Beach Pancake Breakfast 8-11 a.m. & Doggie Parade at 11 a.m. on July 4, 2018

AVILA BEACH 4th of July Parade of Boats 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Avila Beach Downtown Promenade 410 Front Street Avila Beach, CA 93424

BAKERSFIELD: Fireworks Show at River Walk, free.

BALDWIN PARK: Baldwin Park Concerts in the Park  and 4th of July Spectacular.

BEAUMONT: Concerts and Fireworks Spectacular 

BENICIA: Benicia Concerts

BENICIA: Freedom Festival  includes fireworks, picnic in the park and the July 3rd Torchlight Parade

BERKELEY: 4th of July in the Marina concerts, fireworks

BIG BEAR LAKE: Biggest 4th of July Fireworks Show in California lasts 40 to 45 minutes. 

BISHOP: Big Day and Fireworks. Big Day includes fun, food and games at Bishop Park, then fireworks at night at the airport.

BLYTHE: Blythe Volunteer Fire Department Fireworks Show July 4, 2018, 6 p.m. at Colorado River Fairgrounds  Free. |

BRENTWOOD: Old Fashioned 4th of July Parade(s) and Picnic in the Park.

BUCKS LAKE: 4th of July Boat Parade Bucks Lake, 3 p.m.
Bucks Lake is located 17 miles southwest of Quincy.

BUENA PARK: 4th of July Fireworks with park admission

BURBANK: An American Celebration - A fireworks spectacular and concert, 5:30 p.m. $15-up,

CALISTOGA: 4th of July Parade and Carnival, Fireworks.

CAMBRIA: Picnic in the Park and Fireworks at dark.

CAPITOLA BY THE SEA: Capitola by the Sea Summer Concerts

CARLSBAD: Legoland California's annual Red, White & Boom. Concludes with fireworks at 8:30 p.m.

CARMICHAEL: Parade and Fireworks Display

CHESTER 4th of July Parade & Fireworks, 11 a.m.
The 4th of July Parade begins at 11 a.m. Fireworks at 9 p.m.

CLAREMONT: 4th of July Festival & Parade, Fireworks & Concert July 4, 2018

CLAYTON: 4th of July Parade and Kiddie Parade 10 a.m. Parade begins at  Center and Oak Streets. Pancake Breakfast at Endeavor Hall, 6008 Center Street at 7 a.m.

COLUMBIA: Parade and old fashioned games in Columbia State Historic Park.

COLUSA: Colusa County Fireworks Show. Fairgrounds  Gates to the Grandstands open at 7 p.m. Free admission! Show starts at dark.

COMMERCE: 4th of July  Carnival July 4, 2018, Rosewood Park.

CONCORD: 4th of July Parade July 4, 2018, 10 a.m.
2018 theme: Celebrating Concord's 150th Anniversary

CORONA: Parade & Fireworks

CORONADO: Coronado Free Summer Concerts Series in the Park

CORONADO: 4th of July Celebration with Fireworks, Parade, Run, Swim, Art Show, Concert July 4, 2018

CORTE MADERA: Fourth of July Parade and Celebration July 4, 2018, 9 a.m.-5 pm. Parade begins at 10:30 a.m. at Redwood High School, Larkspur. Ends at Corte Madera Town Center. Festival at Corte Madera Town Park features food, artisan crafts, kids games, concerts. Free,

COVINA: Patriotic Concert & Pancake Breakfast July 4, 2018

CRESCENT CITY: 4th of July Parade and Fireworks Show July 4, 2018, 9 a.m.-10 p.m.  Parade through downtown starting at 10 a.m., live music, food, merchandise, and game booths at Beachfront Park all day following the parade. One of the biggest Fireworks show on the north coast starts after 9 p.m. Fireworks are shot off over the beautiful Battery Point Lighthouse for an amazing display. Beachfront Park, 901 Front Street, Crescent City, CA

CUPERTINO: Children's Parade, Festival, Fireworks

DANA POINT: 4th of July Fireworks Extravaganza at Doheny State Beach 9 p.m.

DANVILLE: 4th of July Parade

EL DORADO HILLS: Celebrate Independence Day at the Community Pool,

EL SEGUNDO: 4th of July Celebration, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.
401 Sheldon St. Hula Hoop Contest - Water Balloon Toss - Sack Races & more Pie Eating Contest,  Watermelon Eating Contest, Food Booths   FEE: Special Centennial Celebration 5-10 p.m.   Stevenson Field: 5-8:45 p.m. Fireworks 9 p.m.,

ESCONDIDO: Independence Day Festival & Fireworks,  Free,

EUREKA: 4th of July Festival Downtown 10 a.m.-5 p.m. with Fireworks over the bay at 10 p.m.

EXETER: 4th of July Fireworks Celebration at Exeter High School,

FAIRFIELD: Independence Day Parade July 4, 2018, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Downtown Fairfield Texas Street. A Star Spangled Salute to America's Heroes. Pancake Breakfast 8-10:30 a.m. $6 at Fairfield Moose Lodge, 623 Taylor St.

FERNDALE: 4th of July Parade 12 Noon. Fire engine rides in the morning, 10 a.m.

FOSTER CITY: Foster City Concerts in the Park Series

FREMONT: 4th of July Parade 10 a.m. lasts approx. 2 hours in a mile-long route. Event also features a National Anthem singer.

FULLERTON: 4th of July Festival, Fullerton High School Stadium

GILROY: 4th of July Fireworks at Gilroy High School Sports Field, Free,

GOLETA: 4th of July Fireworks at Girsh Park, 5-10 p.m.

GRAEAGLE: 4th of July Barn Dance, Fireworks and Parade June 29-July 1, 2018

GRASS VALLEY: 4th of July Parade, then Fireworks at Nevada County Fairgrounds,

HALF MOON BAY: 4th of July Parade and Celebration.

HANFORD: Big Bad Boom at Kings County Fairgrounds. Gates open at 5 p.m. 

HERCULES: Celebrate Hercules 4th of July Festival at Refugio Park. Parade 10:45 a.m.

HIGHLAND: Independence Day Parade July 4, 2018, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Route: West on Base Line from Palm; heads south on Central, ending at Highland Community Park. Community event follows with Booths & Food Trucks.

HUNTINGTON BEACH: 4th of July Parade and Fireworks July 4, 2018

HUNTINGTON LAKE: Huntington Lake Independence Day Sailboat Parade.

INCLINE VILLAGE: July 4, 2018, 3:30-4:30 p.m. approx.
Rubber Duck Races at the Village Green Fun and prizes abound at the Rubber Duck Races! More details coming soon! Enter your duck for just $10 at Raley's or through the Rotary Club of Incline Village. Over $5000 in cash prizes. Sponsored by Raley's. Supported by Rotary Club of Incline Village.

IRVINE: Fireworks Extravaganza 4th Celebration

IRWINDALE: 4th of July Spectacular July 4, 2018, 12-9 p.m. Fireworks Show at 9 p.m. Free  family friendly event held at Irwindale Park Fireworks Show at 9 p.m.  Music by JC & the Randoms, Las Mariposas and Suave, band. Food Booths | Recreational Swimming |Arts & Crafts Vendors 

JULIAN: 4th of July Parade July 4, 2018

KENWOOD: 4th of July Hometown Parade July 4, 2018, 10:30 a.m. Kenwood Plaza Park on Warm Springs Road. Other events include Pancake Breakfast and Silent Auction Kenwood Community Church ​7:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. | Kenwood Footrace 10K and 3K Empire Runners Club ​Kenwood Plaza Park 7:30 a.m. | Rotary Club BBQ and Family Fun Kenwood Plaza Park 11:30 a.m.

LA CAÑADA FLINTRIDGE: La Canada Flintridge Summer Concerts

LAGUNA BEACH: Independence Day Fireworks Show July 4, 2018, 9 p.m. City fireworks  originate from Monument Point at Heisler Park.

LAGUNA NIGUEL: Laguna Niguel Free Summer Concerts

LAKE ALMANOR: Fireworks over the Lake

LAKE ARROWHEAD: Lake Arrowhead Free Summer Concerts in the Village


LAKE FOREST: 4th of July Parade 

LAKEPORT: Fireworks & Street Fair  

LAKEPORT: 4th of July Duct Tape Regatta July 4, 2018, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.  Library Park, Lakeport All day events including a street fair at Library Park & DJ music. at 11am at Lakeport Yacht Club at foot of 5th St. at the lake. | | boat derbies

LAKE WILDWOOD: Fourth of July Boat Parade is one of the most fun events of the year.

LANCASTER: Antelope Valley Fairground Professional Bull Riding and Fireworks  

LA VERNE: 4th of July Parade & Firewoks 

LINCOLN: 4th of July Celebration with Parade and Fireworks 

LOMPOC: 4th of July Fireworks Show

LONG BEACH: Queen Mary Celebration & Fireworks.

LONG BEACH: 4th of July Dinghy Parade sponsored by Shoreline Yacht Club of Long Beach, 2-3 p.m.

LONG BEACH: Kids Bike Parade, 10 a.m. 1 Granada Ave. Belmont Shore, CA Two-mile parade route along bike path down Bay Shore Ave. Free. All Ages.

LOS ALAMITOS: Fireworks Show

LOS ANGELES: 4th of July Fireworks & more

LOS ANGELES Los Angeles Anime Festival
Anime Expo July 5-8, 2018 | Pre-show July 4 Anime convention Los Angeles Convention Center

LOS GATOS: 4th of July Symphony in the Park

MAMMOTH LAKES: Parade, Fireworks and Celebration July 3-4, 2018

MARINA DEL REY: Fireworks July 4, 2018, 9 p.m. Free,

MARTINEZ: 4th of July Parade & Fireworks 

MENDOCINO: 4th of July Parade July 4, 2018, 12-2 p.m. Theme is American Pie.  Location: Downtown Mendocino Village.

MENLO PARK: 4th of July Parade & Celebration 

MILPITAS: Milpitas Summer Concerts

MILPITAS: 4th of July Fireworks and Pool Party.

MODESTO: 4th of July Parade July 4, 2018, 9:30 a.m.
All American Festival 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Location: Tenth Street Plaza, 1010 10th Street. Activities for Kids, Live Music, Food and Craft Booths.

MOKELUMNE HILL: Independence Day Parade July 4, 2018, 11 a.m. Route: Main Street. Also: Pancake breakfast  7:30-10:30 a.m.  Street Fair, kids games in the park after the parade. Ice Cream, snow cones and cold drinks will be available for sale.

MONTEREY PARK: Monterey Park Free Summer Concerts

MORAGA: Moraga Free Summer Concerts Moraga

MORGAN HILL: 4th of July Freedom Festival July 3-4, 2018

MORRO BAY: 4th of July Celebration

NAPLES: Naples Summer Concerts

NAPA: 4th of July Parade, Fireworks

NEVADA CITY: 4th of July Parade & Fireworks

NEVADA CITY: Nevada City Summer Concerts Free Event

NEWPORT BEACH: Old Glory Boat Parade July 4, 2018, 1-3:30 p.m. The annual "Old Glory Boat Parade" sponsored by the American Legion Yacht Club and the American Legion Post 291. | 4th boats

OCEANSIDE: Yankee Doodle Dinghy Parade: July 4, 2018, 1-3 p.m. Oceanside Yacht Club sponsors the 16th annual parade for dinghies 12 feet and under, decorated | 4th boats

ONTARIO: Ontario Concerts in the Park

ORANGE: Orange Summer Concerts Orange

ORINDA: 4th of July Parade and Party in the Park

ORLAND: Old Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration July 4, 2018 at Vinsonhaler Park  featuring an antique vehicle show, decorated bike, hat and pet contest, food and games.

OXNARD: Fourth of July Festival with Children's Parade & Fireworks by the Sea July 4, 2018. 10K Race & 5K Fun Run, July Children's Parade 10:30-11:30 a.m., Electric Boat Parade Parade 6-7 p.m. Fireworks visible throughout the Harbor.

PACIFIC GROVE: 4th of July Celebration July 4, 2018 at Caledonia Park, 11 a.m. -3 p.m. Chamber of Commerce celebrates the 4th with an old-fashioned reading of the Declaration of Independence, down-home BBQ with chicken of hot dog lunch $10, live entertainment, and a patriotic celebration.

PACIFICA: 4th of July at Frontier Park,

PACIFIC PALISADES: Pacific Palisades Fourth of July Parade July 4, 2018, 1:45 p.m. Fireworks & 5-10K Run. Festival entertainment: Arielle Martinez Cohen Trinity Rose Phat Trick Cohort 6pm Main Stage Concert Featuring: HEADLINER: The 2018 Palisades' Uplifters OPENER: Madi Rindge Tom Farrell's Palisades' All-Stars (Sound Roads Music School) Palisades Charter High School Band (Alex Dale) 9pm Fireworks Palisades Rocks the Fourth: 4 pm As the sun sets, the town will be dancing, singing and waving the American flag at Palisades Charter High School. Food trucks start serving at 4 p.m.  Pacific Palisades Fireworks Spectacular: 9 p.m.  presented  by world famous Pyro Spectaculars.

PALM DESERT: Fireworks Spectacular July 4, 2018, 8-10 p.m. City of Palm Desert Independence Day Celebration

PALO ALTO: Summer Festival & Chili Cook-off 

PASADENA: 4th of July Parade & Fireworks

PERRIS: 4th of July Celebration and Fireworks at Perris Speedway.

PERRIS: Ya'i Heki' Regional Indian Museum Lake Perris State Recreation Area17801 Lake Perris Drive, CA 92571 Tel: (951) 940-5657 open July 4, Independence Day 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

PIEDMONT: 4th of July Parade July 4, 2018, 11 a.m. Begins at  Highland Ave. and Park Way. Pancake Breakfast 8-10:30 a.m. at Veterans Hall.

PISMO BEACH: 4th of July Celebration and Fireworks at Pismo Beach Pier

RANCHO CORDOVA: Fourth of July Celebration July 3-4, 2018 Fireworks both days!. Carnival, concert and Parade. 

REDDING: Freedom Festival Fireworks,

REDWOOD CITY: 4th of July Parade, Fest, Fireworks

REDWOOD CITY: Chalk Full of Fun on the Square! July 3-4, 2018 The Redwood City Parks and Arts Foundation presents Chalk Full of Fun on the Square!  part of the fabulous 4th of July festivities in downtown Redwood City.
Courthouse Square and Hamilton Street @ Broadway. In joining the celebration of Redwood City's 150th Anniversary in 2017, artists should incorporate in their artwork one of the themes of the celebration, Redwood City History, Redwood City Diversity and Redwood City Neighborhoods. Pre-registration required. 

RIALTO: 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular Celebration

RIVERSIDE: 4th of July Fireworks  July 4, 2018, 5-10 p.m. Launched from two locations.

ROSEMEAD: 4th of July Parade, Carnival, Fireworks. Free,

ROSEVILLE: 4th of July Parade & Fireworks

SAN CLEMENTE: Fireworks and Concert at San Clemente Pier

SAN DIEGO: San Diego Lake Murray Music Fest and Fireworks, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Fireworks seen throughout the Navajo community,

SAN DIEGO: Old-fashioned 4th of July Old Town San Diego State Historic Park

SAN JACINTO: San Jacinto 4th of July Parade

SAN MARCOS: Celebrate Freedom, 6 p.m. Fireworks at 9 p.m. Bradley Park.

SAN PEDRO: San Pedro Music by the Sea

SAN RAFAEL: Marin County Fair June 30-July 4, 2018 Fireworks Nightly at 9:30 p.m. 10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael, California $18-20,

SAN RAMON: San Ramon Summer Concerts

SANTA ANA: 4th of July 4-9:30 p.m. Fireworks  9 p.m. at Centennial Park, 3000 W. Edinger Ave. Free,

SANTA BARBARA: 4th of July Celebration, Parade and Fireworks 

SANTA BARBARA: 4th of July Art Show @ The Old Mission Santa Barbara. Food, Music and 100 artists display and sell beautiful creations. Stroll through the open air marketplace, have refreshments on the lawn of the Mission and take in the beautiful art and scenery! Time: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free Admission & Parking. Location: 2201 Laguna Street, Santa Barbara, CA.

SANTA CLARA: All City Picnic & Fireworks Celebration

SANTA MARIA: Santa Maria Concerts in the Park

SANTA MARIA: Independence Day Fireworks Show at Sierra Vista Park. Celebrate the 4th with a free concert by Molly Ringwald Project, a street festival and spectacular fireworks. Time: 6-9 p.m. Free admission,

SANTEE: Santee Salutes July 4th!

SANTEE: Santee Summer Concerts in the Park

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE: South Lake Tahoe Summer Concerts

STOCKTON: Stockton Summer Concerts

TAYLORSVILLE Taylorsville Rodeo, July 4, 2018 Annual CCPRA Silver Buckle Rodeo Taylorsville Rodeo held on Rodeo Grounds | rodeos

WESTLAKE VILLAGE: 4th of July Boat Parades & Races  Westlake Yacht Club, 32123 Lindero Canyon Blvd. Westlake Village, CA

WOODSIDE: Mounted Unit of San Mateo Jr. Rodeo July 4, 2018 Mounted Patrol San Mateo County  521 Kings Mountain Rd. Woodside, CA

VACAVILLE: Vacaville Concerts in Andrews Park at Creekwalk

WESTCHESTER: July 4 Parade July 4, 2018

WHITTIER: Whittier Summer Concerts

WILLITS: Frontier Days June 22-July 4, 2018. Horse Show, rodeo, carnival, pancake breakfast, parade, carnival and more.

WOODLAND: 4th of July Celebration Independence Day Celebration   Pancake Breakfast, Bike Parade &  Fireworks 

WOODLAND HILLS: Woodland Hills Concerts on the Green

YORBA LINDA: 4th of July Fireworks July 4, 2018

YUBA CITY 4th of July Kids Parade July 4, 2018

YUCCA VALLEY: Concert and Fireworks Show at Brehm Park. Free,

Summer Concerts

ARROYO GRANDE: Arroyo Grande Village Summer Concerts

BURBANK: Burbank Starlight Bowl Concerts

CORONADO: Coronado Summer Concerts

COVINA: Covina Summer Concerts

DIAMOND BAR: Diamond Bar Free Summer Concerts

FOSTER CITY: Foster City Concerts

HOLLYWOOD: Hollywood Concerts

LAGUNA NIGUEL: Laguna Niguel Free Summer Concerts

LAKE ARROWHEAD: Lake Arrowhead Free Summer Concerts

LA VERNE: La Verne Summer Concerts

LONG BEACH: Long Beach Summer Concerts

LOS GATOS: Los Gatos Summer Concerts

MORAGA: Moraga Free Summer Concerts

NEVADA CITY: Nevada City Summer Concerts Free Event

ONTARIO: Ontario Concerts

ROSEMEAD: Rosemead Rockin Concerts

SAN CLEMENTE: San Clemente Beach Concerts

SANTA MARIA: Free Santa Maria Concerts

SAN PEDRO: Concerts San Pedro

SANTEE: Santee Summer Concerts

WOODLAND HILLS: Woodland Hills Concerts on the Green

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