Sacramento Area Fourth of July Events You Must Attend (2017)
Fourth of July is just around the corner! Celebrate our country’s independence at one of these fun, festive and patriotic events in and around Sacramento.
Mark your calendars for these events leading up to the Fourth or happening the day of! Whatever you do, you are guaranteed to find lots of hot dogs, fireworks, beer, and of course — all things red, white and blue.
NOTE: This event guide is for 2017. Click here for an updated list of 2018 Fourth of July events in the Sacramento area.
Saturday, July 1–Monday, July 3
The Folsom Pro Rodeo has been a Fourth of July tradition in the community for 57 years! This weekend-long event features non-stop rodeo action, breathtaking nightly fireworks, mutton busting, an American flag arriving to the grounds by skydiver, and much more. Pick a day during the weekend before the Fourth to celebrate our country’s independence at the Folsom Pro Rodeo! Get your tickets in advance for special seating areas for your desired date.
Monday, July 3–Tuesday, July 4
Head to Rancho Cordova to be a part of the community’s signature event — a two-day 4th of July Celebration. Celebrate both the local community and our American heritage with live concerts, a carnival, festival food, a kids’ zone, a BMX show, a beer garden, exhibits, a parade, and a 5K run/walk. Plus, end each night with a spectacular fireworks show! Admission to the festivities at Hagan Community Park in Rancho Cordova is just $2, and parking costs $10. Overwhelmed? Check out the schedule of events to plan your visit.
Tuesday, July 4 | All Day
Photo Courtesy of the City of Roseville
Roseville has a jampacked day planned for the Fourth, starting with a 5K/10K Run/Walk, followed by a parade, and carnival games, bounce houses, food vendors and music at Royer Park. The festive day concludes with a fireworks show at 9:30 p.m. at the Placer County Fairgrounds. What a fun way to spend the Fourth with friends and family!
Tuesday, July 4 | 9:30 a.m.
Photo Courtesy of the Fulton-El Camino Parks & Recreation District
Don’t miss the Arden Arcade Spirit of Freedom Fourth of July Parade this year! The parade will travel down Fulton Avenue, turn right on Cottage Way then Bell Street, and end at Howe Community Park. This is a simple, free and fun way to spend your morning on the Fourth!
Tuesday, July 4 | 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
Photo Courtesy of SactoMoFo
We can’t think of a better source for Fourth of July fare than a food truck event! Head to the SactoMoFo (Sacramento Mobile Food) 4th of July Parade Pocket at Garcia Bend Park along the Sacramento River for a variety of tasty food truck options — including Bacon Mania, Buckhorn Grill, Costa’s Finest Kettle Corn, Cowtown Creamery, Green Papaya, Hefty Gyros, Slightly Skewed and Smokers Wild BBQ. The excitement continues with a patriotic parade, a community fair with live music, entertainment, and of course, lots of food!
Tuesday, July 4 | 4–10 p.m.
Photo Courtesy of the City of Elk Grove
For 21 years, the Salute to the Red, White & Blue has been Elk Grove’s premier patriotic celebration — marking both the nation’s independence and the city’s birthday. Head to Elk Grove Regional Park for a day packed with activity from 4 to 10 p.m. Enjoy a bike and stroller parade, live entertainment and music, vendors, a National Anthem performance, and an amazing fireworks show at 9:30! Admission is free and parking is $10 per vehicle.
Tuesday, July 4 | 4 p.m.
Auburn has an incredible lineup for the Fourth. All Independence Day activities — including the parade, live entertainment, food, drinks and fireworks show — take place at the Gold Country Fairgrounds starting at 4 p.m.! Check out the full schedule of events to plan your day celebrating our country’s independence.
Tuesday, July 4 | 4 p.m.
Photo Courtesy of the El Dorado County Fair & Event Center
The El Dorado County Fair always puts on an exceptional Fourth of July event — and this year will be no exception! The gates open at 4 p.m. for kids’ activities such as hay mazes, inflatable bounce houses and waterslides, and lots of food and drinks available for purchase. Bring your own propane BBQs, footballs, coolers, and other picnic must-haves to enjoy the day to the fullest! Enjoy live music from 6–10 p.m. and a fireworks show once it gets dark. Admission is $3 per person (but kids under 6 are free!), and parking is $6 in the tiers. Pay just $15 per carload if you park on the grounds, which includes gate admission for up to 6 people!
Tuesday, July 4 | 6–10 p.m.
Photo Courtesy of the Sacramento River Cats
Celebrate America’s birthday at Raley Field this year! It can’t get much more patriotic than Fourth of July festivities at a baseball stadium. Starting at 6 p.m., enjoy old-fashioned picnic games, food truck food, live music and fireworks. Kids can play at the Down on the Farm playground area while adults take advantage of the Western Health Advantage Legacy Club with alcoholic beverages, foosball, ping pong tables, and dart boards. Fourth on the Field general admission tickets are $10 and tickets for children under 12 are just $5. Legacy Club tickets (21+) are $15.
Happy Fourth of July, Sacramento!
How are you celebrating this exciting holiday? We’d love to know!