North Bay & Wine Country Fourth of July 2019

The Best Festivals and Fireworks in these SF Bay Area Cities

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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.

North Bay Fourth of July Celebrations

American Canyon

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

  • Boy Scouts Pancake Breakfast 7am-12pm
    • Location: Boys and Girls Club American Canyon Clubhouse
    • $10 for adults
    • $5 for per child

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

  • 4th of July Festival 12pm-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

This year's 4th of July in Bodega Bay, A Maritime Celebration is on Thurday, July 4. Here is this year's schedule:

  • 8am: Freedom Paddle
  • 12pm to 4pm: Craft Fair
  • 10am to 1pm: Mobile Marine Education Center
  • 3:30pm: Boat Parade
  • Starting at 8am: The Plein Air Invitational
  • Starting at 5pm: Dancing and live music

All events take place around the Bodega Harbor.

Calistoga & Napa

This year's Napa County Fair and Fireworks event is on Thursday, 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 Fourth of July Parade and Festival with a parade on Thursday, 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.


This year's Annual July 4th Community Celebration, Kids' Parade and Duck Dash will be in Healdsburg historic town square. Activities start at 10am with face painting, free food/drinks, a foot race around the plaza and the annual parade that starts at 11am. Events wrap up around 1:30pm.

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


The Novato Fourth of July Parade is on Thursday, July 4 at 10am. This year's parade begins in the Old Town District on Grant Avenue between Reichert and 7th Avenue, and has over 100 entries making it one of the largest in the San Francisco Bay Area.


The Petaluma Fourth of July celebration starts at 5 pm at the Sonoma Marin Fairgrounds (175 Fairgrounds Drive, Petaluma) and runs until 10:30pm.

Enjoy live music, food and other entertainment until the fireworks show begins at around 9:30pm. Admission is free and parking is available.

Rohnert Park

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

Then, at 7:30pm, the Santa Rosa Symphony takes the stage along with the Transcendence Theatre Company. They will perform until the spectacular fireworks show.


This year's parade starts at 11am on Thursday, July 4. It is followed by lunch and games on the Ross Common. The festival includes children's games, face painting, live music, and more. The festivities after the parade last from 12pm to 2pm.

San Rafael

One of the largest North Bay Celebrations is in San Rafael at the Marin County Fair. From July 3 - July 7, 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 Dwight Yoakam, The Distractions, Cheap Trick, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, and more. 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.

Santa Rosa

Red, White & Boom! 2019 is on Thursday, 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 3pm and the fireworks show will be around 9:30pm.


Sausalito's festivities this 4th of July include a morning parade, afternoon festival and a fireworks display at night. This year's parade starts at 10am and ends around noon.

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 9:00pm and last for about 30 minutes.

All events are on Thursday, July 4.


On Wednesday, July 3rd, head to Sebastopol's Analy High School for this year's Independence Day Celebration. Festivities start at 6 pm 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 will be on Thursday, July 4.

Festivities at the plaza, including food, games, and informational booths, run from 10am to 5pm.

The annual parade starts at 10am at 1st Street East and Spain Street. The day ends with a fireworks display at dusk that lasts about 45 minutes.


This year's Windsor celebration is on Wednesday, 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 9:40pm.

Gates open at 4pm. The cost is $10 per person, $5 for kids 3 to 17, and children 2 and under are free.

All events are at Keiser Park.

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