Fireworks at Sonoma Plaza
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Fourth of July Fireworks and Fun Events in Sonoma County

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The 4th of July falls on a Thursday in 2019, and we know what that means to Sonoma County revelers. There's just too much fun to pack into one day, so the party runs through the weekend, with numerous celebrations to enjoy!

Here's where to get your rockets' red glare:

Windsor Kaboom Independence Day

(July 3, 2019) 

Join the party at Keiser Park and celebrate with live music, food, beer, wine, and family fun. Fireworks start at dusk. For even more to cheer, the event benefits local children's programming through the Active 20-30 Club.

Keiser Park, 700 Windsor River Road, Windsor, 707-838-1260.

3rd of July Fireworks and Music Extravaganza in Sebastopol

(July 3, 2019)

The football stadium at Analy High School comes alive with live music, dancing, free games and relays, food, a raffle, and more. The party starts at 6 p.m. when the bands start to play. A flag ceremony, led by fife and drum, is followed by the singing of the Star Spangled Banner, and then the finale of fireworks.

Analy High School, 6950 Analy Avenue, Sebastopol, 707-823-1511.

Bodega Bay July 4th Maritime Celebration

(July 4, 2019)

Celebrate Independence Day at the Sonoma County coast! In the morning join in the Freedom Paddle event by Bodega Bay Kayak. The Stewards of the Coast and Redwoods will be at Campbell Cove with their Marine Education Van. The US Coast Guard, Bodega Bay Firefighters, and Davis Marine Lab Boats will be in a boat parade! In the evening, enjoy the Maritime Celebration Dance.

4th of July Fireworks Spectacular with Transcendence Theatre Company and the Santa Rosa Symphony

(July 4, 2019)

The Green Music Center at Sonoma State University puts on the largest fireworks display in Sonoma County along with an exciting 4th of July program. This year Transcendence Theatre Company, best known for their Broadway Under the Stars performances, joins the Santa Rosa Symphony to present a show-stopping program celebrating the spirit of America. The whole family will enjoy themselves! Kids get extra entertainment in the Kids Zone from 4:30 p.m., with carnival games, bounce houses, face painting, food, music, and more.

Green Music Center, 1801 East Cotati Avene, Rohnert Park, 866-955-6040.

Red, White and BOOM Santa Rosa

(July 4, 2019)

The party starts at 3:00 p.m. for an entire day of fun for the whole family at Santa Rosa's annual Red, White & BOOM! Watch a great lineup of local bands and enjoy local food. The kids can jump around in bounce houses, get their faces painted, and more. Around 9:30 p.m., the evening explodes with fireworks show simulcast live to music by KZST 100.1 FM.

Sonoma County Fairgrounds, 1350 Bennett Valley Road, Santa Rosa.

4th of July Celebration in Kenwood

(July 4, 2019)

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The parade marches through the cozy community of Kenwood in fine style, showcasing classic vehicles, bands, bicycles, pets, and just about any creative idea participants can come up with! First, start the day with a 7 a.m. pancake breakfast provided by Kenwood Community Church, and/or a 7:30 a.m. Kenwood 3K and 10K Footrace. The Parade starts at 10:30 a.m. and family fun follows at the festival in Kenwood Plaza Park.

Kenwood Plaza Park, 200 Warm Springs Road, Kenwood.

Cloverdale 4th of July Fireworks

(July 4, 2019)

Join this vibrant, small town community for a spectacular fireworks show starting around 9 p.m. at the Cloverdale High School football field. 

Cloverdale High School, 97 School Street, Cloverdale.

Healdsburg 4th of July

(July 4, 2019)

Independence Day festivities in Healdsburg begin with the annual Duck Dash and Kiddy Bike Parade in the Healdsburg Plaza. There will be live music and activities for all including games, races, face painting, and special guest appearances from Uncle Sam, the Russian River Ramblers, and the Healdsburg Community Band. Don't miss a Pancake Breakfast at the Villa Chanticleer Annex, (1248 N. Fitch Mountain Road). Head to the Healdsburg High School Athletic Field at dusk for fireworks.

Healdsburg High School, 1024 Prince Avenue, Healdsburg.

Sonoma's Old-Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration

(July 4, 2019)

The Sonoma Volunteer Firefighter's Association presents the city's smashing, dashing 4th of July parade, named eighth best event of its kind in the country by Travel+Leisure Magazine and Yahoo News. Head for the historic Sonoma Plaza for the 10 a.m. parade and then stick around for a fun, old-fashioned festival with food, drinks, music, and games. The Valley of the Moon Art Association will be hosting their annual show among the festivities. At dusk, find a spot to perch for the fireworks show. 

Historic Sonoma Plaza, 453 First Street East, Sonoma, details here.

Petaluma 4th of July Celebration

(July 4, 2019)

Independence Day festivities begin with a traditional Bell Ringing Ceremony at 11 a.m. at the Petaluma Historical Library and Museum. Ring the bell and then enjoy lemonade and cookies in the museum's garden court. A big party starts at the fairgrounds at 5 p.m. with food from local vendors and live music. The fireworks blast off at dusk. 

Petaluma Museum, 20 Fourth Street, Petaluma, details here.

Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds, 175 Fairgrounds Drive, Petaluma.

Monte Rio Independence Day Celebrations

(July 5-6, 2019)

Monte Rio's annual celebrations begin Friday with the Big Rocky Games, 12-4 p.m. At dusk, watch a boat parade, the town's famous Water Curtain—which shows images of the American flag projected off the Monte Rio bridge—and fireworks. Don't miss the Monte Rio Fire Station's BBQ on Saturday from noon to 5 p.m.

Monte Rio Beach, 20488 Hwy 116, Monte Rio, 707-865-6100, details here.

All-American Zin Day

(July 6, 2019)

Start your Independence Day celebrations early with this 12th annual event. It's a multi-winery jamboree with Kokomo, Martorana, Rued, Pedroncelli, Talty, and Family Wineries Dry Creek. Visit each winery for special American delights like pulled pork sandwiches, tri-tip steak slices, skirt steak, barbecued chicken wings, and sausages along with fantastic wines. Take home a commemorative glass.

Various Dry Creek Valley Winery Locations.

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Written by Sonoma Insider Carey Sweet