Anca Green June 29, 2017 at 8:00 AM

Greater Sacramento Area 4th of July events to celebrate our nation

The 4th of July holiday is a commemoration of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in the United States of America and our birth as a nation.  It also means barbeques, and family fun, and parades, and fireworks! SAFE has put together a list of awesome events in the Greater Sacramento region for you and your family to enjoy!


Sacramento Independence Day Celebration at Cal Expo

When: July 4, Doors open at 5 p.m., fireworks begin at 9:30 p.m.
Where: Cal Expo, Miller Lite Grandstand at 1600 Exposition Blvd. in Sacramento.
Price: General admission is free. Reserved seating tickets available for $10 until all are sold. Parking is $10/car.
Questions? Contact 916-263-3000

15th Annual Arden Arcade Spirit of Freedom Parade — Enjoy the parade traveling along Fulton Avenue and Cottage Way, then enjoy festivities and free food at Howe Park afterwards.

When: July 4, Parade begins at 10 a.m.
Where: Fulton-El Camino Recreation and Park District at Howe Park in Sacramento
Price: Free
Questions? Call 916-927-3802 or

Pocket 4th of July Parade

When: July 4, Parade begins at 10 a.m.
Where: Parade begins at Lisbon Elementary School, continues along Windbridge Drive to Garcia Bend Park. More activities will happen after the parade in Garcia Bend Park.
Price: Free
Questions? Call 916-429-9901

Rancho Cordova

Rancho Cordova 4th of July Celebration

When: July 3: 4 p.m. to 11 p.m.
July 4: 12 p.m. to 11 p.m. – fireworks spectacular at 9:45 p.m.
Where: Hagan Community Park
Price: $2, Parking is $10
Questions? Call 916-851-8818 or

Rancho Cordova 4th of July All America City 5K Color Run

When: July 4 at 9 a.m.
Where: Hagan Community Park
Price: Children 5 and under free, children (6-12) $10, adults (13 and older) $30, military $15
Questions? Call 916-498-0002


Roseville Fourth of July Run/Parade

When: July 4: 9 a.m after the 5K Fun Run (see above)
Where: Riverside, Vernon and Douglas intersection, past the civic center, right on Lincoln Street and right again on Park Drive
Price: Admission is free. Arrive early for parking.

Royer Park Activities — Stay for fun and festivities at Royer Park following the Independence Day parade for carnival games, live music and food.

When: July 4: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Royer Park in Roseville
Where: Riverside, Vernon and Douglas intersection, past the civic center, right on Lincoln Street and right again on Park Drive
Price: Admission is free


Folsom Pro Rodeo — With wild rodeo action, live music and fireworks in the arena, the Folsom Pro Rodeo is sure to be a fun night of Fourth of July celebrations.

When: July 2, 3, 4. Gates open at 6 p.m., colorful Grand Entry begins at 7:30 p.m., fireworks go up between 9:30 and 9:45 p.m. Mike's Golden Spike Saloon gets going from 10 p.m. to midnight.
Where: Dan Russell Rodeo Arena
Price: General admission is $21.50 for adults, $15.50 for children (10 and under) and seniors over 62. For more pricing information click on
Questions? Call 916-985-2698 or

Folsom Firecracker Run — Join us for our 9th Annual Folsom Firecracker. It is a great event to kick off our Independence Day.

When: July 4: 7:30am for the 10K runners and 7:45am for 5K Run/Wal
Where: Lake Natoma Bike Trails (Start at 145 Parkshore Dr., Folsom, CA 95630)
Price: $30 participation fee after 6/15
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Anca Green

Anca Green is a senior communications specialist at SAFE Credit Union within the marketing department and has focused on writing for much of her career. She’s passionate about the creative process and seeing a big picture vision come to fruition. After hours, she enjoys spending time with her two daughters and husband.