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AHWAHNEE: The Plunge Music Fest June 30-July 4, 2022. Location: 46516 Opah Dr Ahwahnee, CA  Join Jazz Mafia on day 5 of Plungefest, a 5-day music festival! The festival, located in a beautiful sunlit valley, also includes 2 catered meals each day, 10 live music acts, and 10 DJs, plus 3 stages, a full bar, pool, and hot tub. $175-250,

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

ALAMEDA: USS Hornet 4th of July, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. with food, music and fun.

ALBANY: 4th of July Celebration Concert in the Park 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Low key fun to launch your celebration.

ALHAMBRA: Concert & Fireworks Show in Almansor Park

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

ALTADENA: The Bunny Museum is open. 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 and Fireworks Show 9:30 p.m.  at Community Park II, 20 Benton Way

ANAHEIM HILLS: 4th of July Celebration 7 a.m. Firecracker 5/10K Run; 7:30 a.m. Pancake  Breakfast at  Canyon High School Field; 9 a.m. Yankee Doodle Dog Show Softball Field at Canyon High School; 1 p.m. Patriotic Parade begins at Canyon High School and will head North on Imperial Hwy before turning right on Santa Ana Canyon Rd. The parade will travel along the East Bound lanes and will end at Quintana Rd.; 3 p.m. Peralta Park Food booths are open till 8:45 p.m.; Fireworks Show Starts at 9 p.m. After a full day of festivities, food and fun, sit back and enjoy our grand finale! The Anaheim Hills fireworks show has been a staple of our 4th of July celebrations for over three decades!

ANTIOCH: 4th of July Parade, Fireworks celebrates the city's Sesquicentennial.

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

ARROYO GRANDE: Arroyo Grande Village 4th of July Concert, with hot dogs and beer & wine sales.

ATASCADERO: Bluegrass Freedom Festival at Lake Atascadero is a free, annual concert and celebration, 4-8:30 p.m. Atascadero Lake Park 9100 Morro Rd. Atascadero, CA Free Family-fun amusements | BBQ | Kayak and Paddleboat Relay Race.

ATWATER: 4th of July Celebration includes Parade, Celebrating 100 Years of Atwater, at 9 a.m. Line-Up begins at Foster’s Freeze on Winton Way. Parade turns left onto Broadway, and left onto 3rd St. Parade ends past Ralston Park at Ivy. Run for Independence 7:30 a.m. Festival at Ralston Park 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Not confirmed - Fireworks and Concert at 6 p.m. at Castle Air Base.

AUBURN: 4th of July Parade at 10:30 a.m. The parade starts at Harrison Street in Downtown Auburn and finishes about 7:45 p.m. at the Gold Country Fairgrounds.  Fireworks & Festival 5-10 p.m. at fairgrounds after dark. 4th of July Celebration starts at Gold Country Fairgrounds with a spectacular fireworks show. Parking available – Cars $, motorcycles $,

AVALON: 4th of July Golf Cart Parade and Fireworks Display

AVILA BEACH: Avila Beach Pancake Breakfast 8:30-11 a.m. $  meals, & 11 a.m.  Doggie Parade $5 registration,

BAKERSFIELD: Fireworks Show The Park at River Walk

BALDWIN PARK: Fireworks Show & Concert with Wild Child, Door tribute band.

BEAUMONT: 4th of July Freedom Festival Concerts and Fireworks Show. Entertainment areas and fun all afternoon long. Free

BIG BEAR LAKE: Independence Day Fireworks are shot from a barge on the lake and are visible for miles.

BISHOP: 4th of July Fireworks & Concerts in the Park

BRENTWOOD: 4th of July Parade and Children's Parade

BUENA PARK: Knott's Berry Farm theme park admission includes 4th of July Fireworks, July 2-4, 2022. Join 4th of July activities for everyone. At 9:30 p.m., dazzling Independence Day fireworks show is included with

BURBANK: Burbank Summer Concerts at Starlight Bowl

CALISTOGA: 4th of July Parade

CAMBRIA: 4th of July Celebration and Fireworks in Shamel Park.

CARLSBAD: Fourth of July BBQ & Annual Firework Display, 5-9:30 p.m. by Park Hyatt Aviara Resort Golf Club & Spa. Resort is hosting its own BBQ and Fireworks Display. Location: 7100 Aviara Resort Drive Carlsbad, CA 92011 $60-145, eventbrite

CARSLBAD: Legoland California 4th of July Fireworks

CARMICHAEL: 4th of July Fireworks Celebration

CHESTER: 4th of July Parade, 11 a.m. in Downtown Chester, plus craft fair in the park

CHINO HILLS: Petty and the Heartshakers band, a Tom Petty tribute, performs at City of Chino Hills Concerts in the Park, free. Be sure to bring your lawn chairs, limited concession vendors will be available onsite.

CLAREMONT: Claremont Summer Concerts

CLAREMONT: 4th of July Celebration Parade, Breakfast, BBQ & Concert (no fireworks this year)

COLUMBIA: 4th of July Celebration 11 a.m.-4 p.m. on Main Street. Parade, patriotic concert by the Great Mother Lode Brass and Reed Band, dance in the street, and try your skill at the many contests  Free,

CORONA: 4th of July Parade and Fireworks Show, plus a great concert before the fireworks.

CORONADO: 4th of July Parade and Fireworks Over the Bay

COVINA: 4th of July Car Show and Music Festival, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. in Covina Park.   Free, or

CUPERTINO: Cupertino California Summer Concerts

CUPERTINO: 4th of July celebration with Arena, Rock classics tribute band

DANVILLE: 4th of July Parade Celebrating Our Local Olympians, 9 a.m.

DEL MAR: San Diego County Fair  Heroes Re-Unite  Final Day!  San Diego County Fair is the largest annual event in San Diego County and the sixth largest fair in the United States, drawing more than 1.3 million visitors annually.  Address: 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd. Del Mar, CA 92014.

ESCONDIDO: Concert & 4th of July Fireworks, free in Grape Day Park.

EUREKA: 4th of July Festival and Fireworks Downtown

FERNDALE: 4th of July Parade, Fire Engines and BBQ

FOSTER CITY: July 4th Summer Concert, 6-9 p.m. with Top Shelf Classics at Leo Ryan Park. Top Shelf grabs audiences with a positive energy that captivates and entertains with Motown '60s, old school '70s, Retro '80s and '90s, as well as smooth jazz, doo wop, classic soul, and R&B. Location: 650 Shell Blvd., Foster City, CA 94404. Free,

FREMONT: 4th of July Parade Moving Forward in 2022 10 a.m. lasts approx. 2 hours in a mile-long route. Event also features a National Anthem singer.

GOLETA: Stowe House Old Fashioned 4th of July, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

GRASS VALLEY: 4th of July Fireworks Extravaganza over the Dorsey interchange Hwy 49 & Dorsey Overpass. Free to see

HALF MOON BAY: 4th of July and Block Party. Block Party takes place July 3 & 4.

HUNTINGTON BEACH: 4th of July Parade and Fireworks. Parade starts at 10 a.m., Fireworks on the beach at 9 p.m.

IRVINE: 4th of July Spectacular Concert & Fireworks Finale features the music of Queen. $tickets

IRWINDALE: 4th of July Fireworks at 9 p.m. at 5000 Allen Drive, Irwindale, CA (subject to change in location). A custom aerial fireworks display consisting of a grand opening, aerial display and grand finale. Free,

JULIAN: 4th of July Parade at Noon

LAGUNA BEACH: Fireworks show from Heisler Park, visible at Main Beach at 9 p.m.

LAGUNA NIGUEL: Laguna Niguel Summer Concerts

LA HABRA: 4th of July Fireworks, 4-10 p.m. at La Bonita High School.  Get ready for an exciting firework show accompanied by tasty food, fun games, and live music. Location: 1440 West Whittier Boulevard, La Habra, CA Tickets $5,

LAKE ALMANOR: 4th of July Fireworks at Sundown visible along the East Shore

LAKE FOREST: 4th of July Parade with the theme, The Parade is Back in Town. 10 a.m., free

LA VERNE: 4th of July Parade & Fireworks Show

LEMOORE: Lemoore 4th of July 5K Run, 7:45-11 a.m. $30,

LINCOLN: 4th of July Parade and Fireworks are highlights of a full day of activities and games

LIVERMORE: United We Shine July 4, 2022, 9:30 p.m. Fireworks Display. Lawn Chair Viewing available on Railroad Ave. from S. Livermore Ave. to L Street & First Street from Maple Street to Flag Pole Plaza and Maple Street from First to Third Street. Free,

LOS ALAMITOS: 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular at Joint Forces Training Base is a free community event with concerts and activities. Must bring ID for admission, which is free.

LOS ANGELES: Los Angeles Anime Festival  Anime Expo July 1-4, 2022 Anime convention. Los Angeles Convention Center

LOS GATOS: Los Gatos 4th of July Symphony in the Park July 4, 2022, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

MAMMOTH LAKES: 4th of July Celebration includes a Parade, Pancake Breakfast, Fun Run, Pops in the Park and Fireworks.

MARTINEZ: Martinez 4th of July Celebration with a parade and fireworks to fill the busy day.

MILLBRAE: Beats, Brews & Vines free downtown concert featuring Busta Groove band. Normally held on Thursdays, the event is taking place on Monday to celebrate the nation's birthday.

MILPITAS: 4th of July Celebration includes Pool Party, Concert and Fireworks Show

MISSION VIEJO: July 4th Street Faire, Musical Entertainment and Fireworks Spectacular Location: Olympiad between Marguerite and Melinda, 12-9:30 p.m. The fun begins at noon with live entertainment on the Main Stage and youth bands performing on  Freedom Stage. Free,

MORAGA: Summer Concert Series, a free event at Moraga Commons, features the band House Rockers performing Rock & Soul to celebrate Independence Day today, July 4!

MORGAN HILL: 4th of July Freedom Festival July 2-4, 2022. July 4 includes the 4th of July Parade, Car Cruise and Car Show and Fireworks Show with rock concert.

MORENO VALLEY: City Of Moreno Valley 4th Of July Fest includes concert with Soto Band at Civic Center Amphitheater, 14075 Frederick St, Moreno Valley, CA 92553

MORRO BAY: 4th of July Art Show, Skate Contest, Concert and more.

NAPA: 4th of July Parade and Fireworks, plus concert

NEVADA CITY: Independence Day Celebration with Nevada County Concert Band, concert, and Independence Day Parade, 10 a.m.

NEWPORT BEACH: 4th of July Parades and Fireworks. There are multiple parades by land and by sea. The Fireworks at Newport Dunes can be seen throughout the area. Newport Beach residents can walk into the park with photo ID, free.

NOVATO: 4th of July Parade & Celebration returns with the theme, Celebrate Kindness

OAKLAND: Welcome Back Annual 4th of July Picnic by Jamaican American Community Organization, 12-7 p.m. in Joaquin Miller Park. Location: 3590 Sandborn Dr., Oakland, CA. Free, public invited,

OJAI: July 4 Fireworks in Ojai, 5:30-9 p.m. at Nordhoff High School. Small volunteer group is organizing this event to entertain the community. Ticket proceeds help fund the fireworks show. Location: 1401 Maricopa Highway Ojai, CA 93023 $10,

ONTARIO: 4th of July Parade & Fireworks

ORINDA: 4th of July Parade begins at 10 a.m.

PACIFIC PALISADES: Palisades Village 4th of July Block Party, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Swarthmore Avenue at Palisades Village. Live music, star-spangled crafts for kids, face painting, balloon art and specialty menus at favorite restaurants such as BBQ platters from Hank's, a hot dog cookout with a twist and cocktail specials from Que Padre, and popcorn from Bay Theater. Location: 15225 Palisades Village Lane Pacific Palisades, CA 90272. Free, public invited,

PALO ALTO: July 4th Celebration 11 a.m.-3 p.m. in Mitchell Park. Live music , food trucks, and games/activities for kids. Bring your own chairs. Location: 600 East Meadow Drive, Palo Alto, CA 94303.

PASADENA: Rose Bowl Americafest 4th of July Celebration

PICO RIVERA: Freedom Fest, 2 p.m. at  Pico Rivera Sports Arena. Festival, Food Vendors, Games, Kids Event, Live Music and Firework Show presented by Freedom City Church. Location: 11003 Sports Arena Drive, Pico Rivera, CA. $10 at the gate

PISMO BEACH: Free Fireworks Show over the Pismo Beach Pier

PLEASANT HILL: 4th of July Parade, Party in the Park and Fireworks Show.

PLEASANTON: Alameda County Fair, June 17-July 10, 2022 at the Fairgrounds, 4501 Pleasanton Avenue.  Special hours on 4th of July!

POWAY: Old Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration in Old Poway Park features patriotic entertainment, western reenactors, free children's crafts, train displays, and old-fashioned games. Tasty treats and train rides for a nominal fee.  Free Shuttles run throughout the event from  Poway City Hall Parking Lot, 13325 Civic Center Drive; and Poway Adult School Parking lot located at 13626 Twin Peaks Road. Free,

RANCHO CORDOVA: Fourth of July Celebration July 3-4, 2022 Fireworks both days! Carnival, concert and Parade. 

REDDING: Freedom Festival 4th of July Fireworks Display, 6-11 p.m. at Redding Civic Center. Food concessions with local non-profit organizations selling BBQ, nachos, pizza, kettle corn and frozen treats and a concert with Dusty Foster followed by California Country concludes with the fireworks display at 10 p.m. Location: 700 Auditorium Drive, Redding, CA 96001 Free,

REDONDO BEACH: Fourth of July on Avenue I, 1-9 p.m. Redondo Beach's Riviera Village. Beer Garden, live music, fireworks! Just 2.5 miles south of King Harbor. Location: 1799 S Catalina Ave, Redondo Beach, CA 90277. Free,

REDONDO BEACH: 4th of July Fireworks at Seaside Lagoon

REDWOOD CITY: 4th of July Parade, Street Festival, Fireworks and Chalk Full of Fun on the Square. 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. Pre-registration required.  

RIVERSIDE: 4th of July Fireworks in 2 parks!

ROSEMEAD: 4th of July Celebration with a Parade, Chalkathon, Carnival, Concert and Fireworks Show.

ROSEVILLE: 4th of July Parade and Fireworks, plus a day of fun for the family

SAN CLEMENTE: 4th of July Fireworks Show

SAN DIEGO: SeaWorld San Diego Ignite Fireworks Show July 1-4, 2022, 8:50-9 p.m., is included with park admission. Seen over the bay and the San Diego sky, this is a sight you'll enjoy as a bonus to your day of adventure!

SAN DIEGO: Big Bay Boom Fireworks over the Bay, 9 p.m. Port of San Diego, port fireworks

SAN DIEGO: Old Town is open.

SAN FRANCISCO: Fireworks Over the Bay, Free to see

SAN GABRIEL: Kids' Day & 4th of July Parade July 4, 2022 9:00 am - 1:00 pm Smith Park & Mission District.

SAN JACINTO: 4th of July Parade, Street Festival and Fireworks Show

SAN JOSE: 4th of July Fireworks, Rose, White & Blue Parade, Festival and Car Show, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at The Alameda. Fireworks show takes place at Almaden Lake Regional Park

SAN MATEO: BayCon May July 1-4, 2022. Scifi convention. San Mateo Marriott Hotel, $100 approx.,

SAN PABLO: City of San Pablo 4th of July, 4-8 p.m. at San Pablo Community Center.  Carnival games, face painting and food vendors. There will be no fireworks this year. Location: 2450 Road 20 San Pablo, CA, Pre-registration is required as space is limited,

SAN PEDRO: John Olguin 4th of July Spectacular Free Concert

SAN RAFAEL: Marin County Fair June 30-July 4, 2022. Ticketed concerts: Pablo Cruise June 30 | Sheila E. July 1 | Sons of Champlin July 2, 7:30 pm. | Digable Planets July 3 | Dumpstaphunk July 4. Fireworks Nightly at 9:30 p.m. Location: 10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael, California

SANTA BARBARA: Fourth of July Celebration and Fireworks Show from Stearns Wharf, 12-10 p.m. Cannon Firing at Noon, bands performing, kids games and activities, food, music and the beach and wharf to entertain throughout the day till the big Fireworks extravaganza.

SANTA CLARA: All City 4th of July Picnic and concert, 12-5 p.m. with Cocktail Monkeys in Central Park, 969 Kiely Blvd., Santa Clara, California 95051 Free,

SANTA CLARA: California's Great America 4th of July Fireworks Show display is set to a patriotic soundtrack in the skies above the Flight Deck rollercoaster. The best spots to watch are on the midway plaza in front of Flight Deck or in the Redwood Amphitheater. Fireworks start at 9:45 p.m. and will be complemented by a patriotic soundtrack.

SANTA CLARITA: 4th of July Celebration includes Parade in Old Town Newhall and Fireworks Show at Westfield Valencia Town Center, free

SANTA MONICA: 15th annual Santa Monica 4th of July Parade,  9:30 a.m. on Main Street starting at the beach before traveling from Marine Street North to Pico Boulevard on Main Street. Presented by Ocean Park Association (OPA), the 2022 theme, "Thank you Essential Workers," celebrates the locals on the frontline of the pandemic. The grand stand emcees in front of the Ocean Park Library (2601 Main Street) along with street announcers give a play by play. Spectators donned in red, white & blue apparel line the 1.3 mile route from Marine Street North to Pico Boulevard on Main Street to see fantastic floats, hear live music, marching band performances and cheer on patriotic participants in the hour-long parade. Volunteer opportunities:

SIERRA MADRE: 4th of July Parade, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Route: begin at the corner of Sierra Madre Blvd. & Sunnyside Avenue,  travel the length of Sierra Madre Blvd. to Sierra Vista Park. Parade participation is open to all and there is NO Fee to participate in the parade thanks to a sponsorship from the The Kensington. Before the parade is the Fourth of July Committee Firecracker Fun Run 5k, (Fireworks & Picnic are on July 3)

SOLVANG: 4th of July Parade, "Salute to Freedom" and Fireworks Show, 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m. at Old Mission Santa Ines City of Solvang Fireworks Show gates open at 2 p.m., admission is $15 and kids 12 and under are free! The Fourth of July Festival also includes live entertainment, kids area, street faire and food vendors, plus Craft Beer and wine for sale.

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE: Lights on the Lake Fireworks Show returns

 TAYLORSVILLE: 4th of July Silver Buckle Rodeo, July 4, 2022 Arlington & North Valley Road Annual CCPRA Silver Buckle Rodeo Taylorsville Rodeo held on Rodeo Grounds  | rodeo

 TEHACHAPI: 4th of July Bad Bulls Tour, 6 p.m. Gates open 2 hours early. Tehachapi Event Center and Rodeo Grounds Dennison Rd. Tehachapi, CA $, | rodeo

TEMECULA: Star Spangled Parade & Fireworks in Old Town 10 a.m., Live music, vendors and fun zone for the kids, Family Fun & Fireworks: 2-10 p.m. at  Ronald Reagan Sports Park Fireworks Show 9 p.m.

TEMPLETON: 4th of July Firefighter's Assoc. Pancake Breakfast, 7-10 a.m. and 4th of July Parade Freedom is a Family Affair 10 a.m. and picnic in Templeton Park 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Location: 206 5th Street, Templeton, CA.

THOUSAND OAKS: Thousand Oaks Summer Concerts with Jan & Dean + Beach Boys tribute band, Surf City All Stars.

THOUSAND OAKS: 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular

TUSTIN: July 4th Celebration, 6-8 p.m. at Tustin High School, 1171 El Camino Real, Tustin, CA.

UPLAND: Upland Summer Concerts in the Park

UPLAND: Light Up the Night Fireworks Spectacular 9 p.m. at Cable Airport. Live entertainment with the band, Electric Vinyl (Rock tribute), food vendors, beer garden and kids zone.  Gates open 5:30 p.m. Music at 7 p.m. and Fireworks Spectacular at 9 p.m. $10-12,

VALLEJO:  July 4th on the Mare Island Waterfront, 5-10 p.m. Bring your lawn chair or blanket and settle in for a fun evening on the promenade. Food trucks, beer, wine, beverages availabl before the fireworks show. Kids Zone features face-painting, glitter tattoo artist and more. Doors open at 5 p.m. Location: Mare Island Promenade, 850 Nimitz Avenue, Vallejo, CA. $5-10, eventbrite

VICTORVILLE: Fireworks Spectacular, 4 p.m. at Victorville Fairgrounds! Gates open at 4 p.m., and the show begins at 9 p.m. Food and drinks available for purchase. The fireworks are accompanied by patriotic music simulcast on radio station Kat Country 100.7 FM.

WALNUT: 4th of July Celebration, 6-9 p.m. at Suzanne Park. Featuring live music, patriotic pooch parade, patriotic face painting, pie-eating contest, food trucks, and Fireworks! Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, canopies and picnic baskets and enjoy the festivities. The best places to see the fireworks at approximately 9 p.m. are either Suzanne Park or the Suzanne Middle School Sport Field. FREE,

WESTCHESTER: 4th of July Parade 22nd annual event

WHITTIER: 4th of July Spectacular at York Field. Concert from Legacy, top 40 covers band. Inflatables, food vendors and the big bang fireworks. The City of Whittier invites families to participate in its Flag-Raising & Freedom Walk at Palm Park on Monday, July 4 at 9:00 a.m., followed by its annual Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular at York Field beginning at 5 p.m. The event will feature food trucks, music, and youth activities prior to the fireworks show at 9:00 p.m. Location: 9110 Santa Fe Springs Road, Whittier, CA. $5, free under age 18,

WILLITS: Frontier Days. Horse Show, rodeo, carnival, pancake breakfast, parade, carnival and more.

WOODLAND: 4th of July Celebration: 8-11A Pancake Breakfast; 10a-12p Bike Parade & Celebration from Heritage Plaza to the Public Library; 1-3p Ice Cream Social at Community & Senior Center; 1-4p Swim Fest at Community Swim Center; 6-9:30p Stadium Activities at Woodland High School; 9:15-9:30p Fireworks Show at Woodland High School.

WOODLAND HILLS: Councilmember Bob Blumenfield's July 4th Extravaganza, 6-9:30 p.m. at Warner Ranch Park. Free concert with the Convertibles band and 15-minute spectacular fireworks display. There are Food Trucks on hand along with arts and crafts vendors and local businesses promoting and selling their goods. Parking fees are a donation to Valley Cultural Foundation to continue bringing music and the arts to our West Valley. Location: 5800 Topanga Canyon Boulevard, Woodland Hills, CA 91367. Free to see,

WOODLAND HILLS: Woodland Hills Concerts on the Green

WOODSIDE: Woodside Committee Rodeo July 4, 2022, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (Woodside) Committee Rodeo Mounted Patrol San Mateo County 521 Kings Mountain Rd., Woodside, CA  | rodeo

YORBA LINDA: 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular!

YUBA CITY: 4th of July Children's Parade, Fireworks Parade includes Yuba Sutter Symphony concert.  

YUCCA VALLEY: Yucca Valley Summer Concerts

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