From Auburn To Rancho Cordova, Placerville To Davis, Here’s Where And How To Celebrate The 4th Of July!

If you’re staying in the Sacramento area to celebrate the 4th of July you have a lot of options!

By kncipat on July 1, 2018
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There are so many great 4th of July traditions around Sacramento.  No matter where you are there’s a place, gathering, and way to celebrate that’s close to you.  And here they are (in no particular order):

East Sac  The East Sac 4th Of July Parade is one the areas great traditions.  People who participated as kids, have grown up, moved away, and come back for it!  Hundreds of decorated bikes, scooters, carts, Uncle Sam on stilts, even motorized coolers.  It starts at 11am on 41st Street between J and M streets but get there early!   This one is free.

Rancho Cordova  This is one of the area’s best and may be at an all time high this year as part of Rancho Cordova’s birthday celebration.  It’s 2 days of carnival and kid’s events (like laser tag, a rockwall, bungee trampoline), a cornhole tournament, zipline, a food court, beer garden, music and fireworks!  Uptown Funk, a Bruno Mars tribute band, plays at 8:15 Wed night, followed by fireworks at 9:45pm.  And get this, the LED wristbands that are crowd synched for the show.  The wristbands are given out starting at 4pm while supplies last.   Cost is $2 admission, $10 to park.  This 2 day event (July 3rd and 4th) is at Hagan Park.  And there are special instructions for parking.  KNCI will be on hand and we hope to see you there.   Here’s the info

Carmichael     This one starts with a Pancake Breakfast!!  Get your pancakes starting at 7am until 11am.  $5 for adults,  12 and under $3.   The 60th annual Carmichael 4th of July Parade starts at 10:30am with marching bands, horses, military units and classic cars.  The parade route goes from Marconi and Fair Oaks, down Fair Oaks to Cypress.  People start gathering at the La Sierra Community Center around 7p for food, music, family, and the fireworks show starts around 9:30pm.  The fireworks show is free.

River Park    Not far from Sac State and home to the sweetest little league (Cal Ripken) baseball field you’ll ever see this 4th of July celebration kicks off early win a run!  Wed at 7:45am is the start of a 5 mile run, for kids 10 and younger a half mile fun run.  There’s an all day carnival featuring a bullseye soccer shoot and River Park Baseball is sponsoring a dunk tank.  There’s a potato sack race, a water balloon toss and a pie eating contest!   A parade (all are welcome to take part) starts at 10am, and the day features food and ice cream trucks.  This is a free event.

Davis   Another Pancake Breakfast and this one is all you can eat!  It starts at 7am and goes until 9:30am, put on by The Davis Little League at Covell Blvd and F Street.  Tickets at the door are $7.  There’s a fun bike ride and kiddies parade in the morning and a competitive bike ride for ages 9 all the way up.  And, of course, Fireworks.  They start at 9:30pm at Community Park.

El Dorado County 4th Of July Family Blast    bring you bbq, cornhole, chairs, frisbees, and anything else you’d bring to the park (except your pets) and get ready for fun!  They have carnival rides, bounce houses, water slides, food and beverages available for purchase and live music from 6p–10p.  $3 to get in,  $6 to park, and rides require a wristband.  And when it’s dark (9:30pm or so) Fireworks!   This is happening at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds.

Auburn   This year Auburn is Celebrating America’s Pioneer Spirit!  A parade starts at 7pm on Harrison Street in downtown Auburn, and finishes at 7:40pm at The Gold Country Fairgrounds.  Fireworks at the Fairgrounds start around 9:30pm.  Parking at the Fairgrounds is $6, $2 for motorcycles.  The fireworks show is free.

El Dorado Hills    Fireworks and Freedom Concert.  This is on Tuesday, July 3rd.  Live music from 8p–11p with Apple Z.  Food and beverages will be available to buy.  The Fireworks start at dark.

Raley Field (West Sac)   It’s The Fourth On The Field.   Food trucks, beverages for all ages, a kids area with splash zones, live music and Fireworks when it gets dark.  Tickets range from $10 to $20.   For info go to    and for tickets go to

Wherever you go and however you celebrate this great country of ours please do 2 things:  1) stay safe   2) remember our military, past and present.  and if you see a someone in the military make sure you say thank you.   Here’s to a great 4th of July.  Happy Birthday America!!






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