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North Bay & Wine Country Fourth of July 2016

The Best Festivals and Fireworks in these SF Bay Area Cities

The San Francisco Bay Area hosts dozens of festivals, fireworks displays, and parades every year for Fourth of July. Here you will learn all about the top events scheduled for both the North Bay and the Northern California Wine Region areas.

American Canyon

Head to American Canyon for this year's celebration on Monday, July 4. Here are the events scheduled this year:

  • Boy Scouts Pancake Breakfast 7am-11am
    • (Location: Boys and Girls Club American Canyon Clubhouse)
    • $7 for 10 yrs old and older
    • $4 for 3-9 yrs old
    • FREE for children 2 yrs old and younger

  • 4th of July Parade 10:30am
    • Starts at Kimberly and Elliott, ending at Amarillo

  • 4th of July Open Swim with Waterslide
    • 2:00pm-7:00pm
    • (Location: Phillip West Aquatic Center 100 Benton Way)
    • Residents: $2 (12 and under), $3 (13+) Non-Residents: $3 (12 and under), $4 (13+), $1 spectators fee

  • 4th of July Festival 12noon-9:30pm
    • Features a touching flag raising ceremony, fun children's games, teen zone, a variety of food, great entertainment, and more!
    • Location: Community Park 2, Corner of Benton Way and Donaldson

  • Fireworks Show 9:30pm
    • Location: Community Park 2, Corner of Benton Way and Donaldson

Bodega Bay

Bodega Bay kicks of its Independence Day celebrations early this year with Fireworks Over Bodega Bay on Saturday, July 2. Fireworks start at around 9:30pm. Wherever you can see the water of Bodega Bay Harbor, you should be able to see the show.


This year's Napa County Fair and Fireworks event is on Monday, July 4 in Calistoga. The event kicks off with the parade at 11am in downtown Calistoga. Enjoy other events at the county fairgrounds from noon until shortly before the fireworks start. Highlights include cooking demonstrations, olive oil tastings, and live music.

This year's fireworks display starts around 9:30pm.

Corte Madera

This year's "Corte Madera Centennial" Independence Day celebration begins with a parade on Monday, July 4 at 10:30am from Redwood High School in Larkspur to Corte Madera Town Center. Later on, you can enjoy arts and crafts, live entertainment, children's activities, and food at Corte madera Town Park from 9am to 5pm.


On Monday, July 4, the day starts with a pancake breakfast hosted by the BSA Troop 21 at the Villa Chanticleer Annex, at 1248 N. Fitch Mountain Road.

The fireworks display is later that day, around 9:30pm, from the Healdsburg High School Football Field. Fireworks only, no festival.


The Napa County Fair and Fireworks is an all day event with food, fun and fireworks on Monday, July 4. All events are at the county fairgrounds in Calistoga.

The morning starts with a parade in downtown Calistoga at 11am. Festival events start at noon with chefs demonstrations, kids activities, carnival rides, and games.

The fireworks display starts around 9:30pm.


The Novato Fourth of July Parade is on Monday, July 4 at 10am. This year's parade begins in the Old Town district on Grant Avenue between Reichert and 7th Avenue, and the theme is "Across Novato's Generations."

There is also a four-mile Firecracker Roadrace at 8am and a Buckaroo Breakfast from 7am to 10am before the parade.


The annual Fourth of July Bell Ringing Ceremony kicks off at 10:30am on Monday, July 4. The event is held at the Petaluma Historical Library and Museum with the bell ringing at 11am. Afterwards, stay for some cookies and lemonade.

The Petaluma Fourth of July celebration continues at 4pm at the Sonoma Marin Fairgrounds (175 Fairgrounds Drive, Petaluma).

Enjoy live music, food and other entertainment until the fireworks show begins at around 9:30pm. The cost is $5 per person and parking is free.

Rohnert Park

This year's festivities at Rohnert Park's Weill Hall and Lawn begin with a festival at 4:30pm, complete with carnival games, bounce houses, food, music, and more.

Then, at 7:30pm, vocalist Steve Tyrell and the Santa Rosa Symphony take the stage to perform American classics until the spectacular fireworks show.


This year's parade starts at 11am on Monday, July 4. It is followed by lunch and games on the Ross Common.

San Rafael

One of the largest North Bay Celebrations is in San Rafael at the Marin County Fair, which celebrates its 75th anniversary this year. From June 30 - July 4, catch live music and fireworks each night at 9:30pm and more than 35 hands-on games for the entire family during the day.

Top performers this year include The Wallflowers, Kool & the Gang, Sheila E., The Plain White T's, and Foreigner. All concerts are free with gate admission.

Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for seniors (65 and older), $15 children (4 to 12), and free for children under 4. There are also five-day fair passes available for $80, $60, and $45, respectively.

Santa Rosa

Red, White & Boom! 2016 is on Monday, July 4 at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds in Santa Rosa. This year's events include tasty food from local vendors, a watermelon eating contest, jumpy houses, face painters, and, of course, fireworks.

Festivities begin at 4pm and the fireworks show will be around 9:30pm.


Sausalito's festivities include a morning parade, afternoon festival and a fireworks display at night. This year's parade starts at 10am.

Head over to Dunphy Park after the parade for games, live music and more all afternoon.

The Sausalito Fireworks celebration is in Gabrielson Park. Listen to live music starting at 6:30pm. Fireworks begin at 9:20pm and last for about 30 minutes.

All events are on Monday, July 4.


On Sunday, July 3rd, head to Sebastopol's Analy High School for this year's Independence Day Celebration. Festivities start at 5:30pm with live music, dancing and other fun activities. Fireworks are set to start around 9:40pm. General admission is $10 per person, $5 for children 6 to 11, and those 5 and under get in free.


This year, Sonoma's Old Fashioned 4th of July Parade and Celebration honors the centennial of Jack London, Sailor on Horseback, who loved Sonoma so much he named it Valley of the Moon.

Festivities at the plaza, including food, games, and informational booths, run from 9am to 5pm.

The annual parade starts at 10am at 1st Street East and Spain Street.


This year's Windsor celebration is on Sunday, July 3rd. This all day event features live music, kids activities and several other fun activities. It ends with a fireworks show that starts around 9:30pm.

The cost is $5 per person, $3 for kids 7 and under, and children 3 and under are free.

All events are at Keiser Park.

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