Sonoma County 4th of JulyWritten by Administrator on 2008-06-30 08:21:53
I just wanted to put this video up now to show you a few of the 4th of July celebrations happening here in Sonoma County. I'll add to this blog post later in the week to tell you about some of these events. In the mean time check out the Sonoma County Events">events sections.
Ok, here we go:
Thursday July 3rd
Red, White & Boom in Santa Rosa is free this year. the catch is that it is $10 for parking, free parking will be a trick in itself. Bring Blankets or lawn chairs, there will be some food vending, but as far as I know, there is no music this year.
Fireworks in Sebastopol is always good fun. I usually sit out in front of the high school for free and meet up with friends. $7 for adults and $3 for kids (6-11) will get you in the Analy high football field where there is music, games, food and other activities. It's a good show and getting in and out of town is easy. Very laid back.
Windsor Independence Day would be my choice. It's free too, and takes place at Kaiser Park. You can see the fireworks from the wonderful Windsor Green and sort of avoid the crowd. There are great little shops around the green, you can bring a picnic and relax. Last year the fireworks display was quite good.
Friday July 4th
Fourth of July on the Plaza in Sonoma starts off Saturday with a parade and there is all sorts of activities going on in the Plaza up until the fireworks goes off at the field in front of General's Vallejo's home. Never been, I'll probably go to it this year.
Now on the other side of the county is the Cloverdale 4th of July Fireworks.
Moving South is the Old Fashion 4th of July Fireworks Display Healdsburg. I am told it goes on for a full 45 minutes. Not too shabby.
I think the pick of this bunch would be Petaluma 4th of July Fireworks, it's their 150 year anniversary, $2 to get in. The Pulsators play at the Sonoma-Marin Farigrounds starting at 3:30. This should be a great event and I bet the fireworks will be especially good, just a hunch.
Saturday July 5th
In Bodega Bay it's the Fireworks Over the Bay celebration. I wouldn't drive out just for this. But if you are in town it's nice to sit in the bay and watch the show. Last year was very cold, so bring warm clothes.
And here's my pick for the weekend Monte Rio Fireworks">Monte Rio Fireworks Over the River it doesn't get much better than this! But don't get me wrong, it's not a flashy high brow affair. It's very homey and pure, that's the attraction for me. The fireworks are good, especially from the bridge. But it's the Water Carnival on the river that makes this particularly unique. Click the link above and check out the video.
Sunday July 6th
Yup, fireworks Sunday night in downtown Guerneville. Independence Day Celebration Guerneville starts at 2pm and has BBQ, beer and a wine bar. Fireworks over Main Street in the evening.
So that's it. Have a happy and safe 4th of July Sonoma County!