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The Best 4th of July Sacramento Activities to Keep Your Kids Entertained All Day
June 24, 2021

The 4th of July celebration in Sacramento wouldn’t be the same without annual parades, festivals, fireworks displays, and family-friendly events. This year, it’s going to happen!

The 4th of July celebration in Sacramento is a wonderful time to spend with your family and the neighborhoods commemorating the 245th Independence Day of America. As we embrace the return to normalcy after over a year of pandemic disruptions, we are all excited to celebrate the most important holiday with family-friendly events and kid-friendly activities after California’s economy reopening.

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As parents, we’re always looking for fun activities to get creative with children on the 4th of July celebration in Sacramento. Last year, we missed celebrating Independence Day due to a lot of restrictions and stay-at-home orders. But this year, plans are already in motion for parades and fireworks in some cities. You are probably wondering what fun things to do in Sacramento with kids and how to celebrate it like no other.

If you’re from the Greater Sacramento area or visiting with your family, you’re in luck. For even more fun celebrations, we’ve gathered significant Sacramento Kids events just for you! We want you to skip the thinking (and planning) and jump into the fun.

At the end of this post, you’ll know exactly what to do and make the most of our Independence Day celebration. Find out the best 4th of July family-friendly events and activities in Sacramento that could help you have a fun and entertaining day with your kids and the whole family!

4th of July celebration in Sacramento - Elk Grove
17th Annual Run 4 Hunger

Organizer: Elk Grove Food Bank
Venue: Elk Grove Aquatics Center
Location: 9701 Big Horn Blvd. Elk Grove CA 95757

July 4, 2021 | 7 am – 9:45 pm

Join the 17th annual Elk Grove Run 4 Hunger benefiting the Elk Grove Food Bank!

Celebrate this Independence Day by supporting the Elk Grove Run 4 Hunger. This 4th of July Run or Walk a 5K or 10K in support of Elk Grove Food Bank Services. This is an event for everybody in the family! Strollers and dogs are welcome.

Elk Grove Food Bank is committed to returning to racing safely. Virtual options are also available, with the ability to transfer to the in-person race at a later date.

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Independence Day Family-Friendly Events in Sacramento

Independence Day family-friendly events - Rocklin
4th of July Celebration in Rocklin

Organizer: Whitney Ranch Community Association
Venue: Whitney Ranch 
Location: 851 Old Ranch House Rd., Rocklin, CA 95765

July 2, 2021 | 4 pm – 8 pm

Come to The Ranch House and celebrate the 4th of July on Friday! There will be games, a BBQ dinner, inflatables, and more! You must be registered to attend this event.

This event is only open to Whitney Ranch residents in good standing. 

For more information, click HERE!

4th of July celebration in Sacramento - Folsom
Folsom Pro Rodeo

Organizer: Folsom Chamber of Commerce
Venue: Dan Russell Rodeo Arena
Location: 200 Wool St., Folsom, CA 95630

July 2 – 4, 2021 | 6 pm – 12 mn

We are so excited to be bringing back the Folsom Pro Rodeo in 2021! The rodeo has been kicking it on July 4th for 60 years! The patriotic event offers family fun with non-stop rodeo action, outstanding nightly fireworks, mutton busting, a high American flag that arrives by skydiver, and much more! The Folsom Pro Rodeo is sure to be a fun night for the 4th of July celebration.

For more information, click HERE!   

Independence Day family-friendly events - McClellan
Flying into the Fourth

Organizer: Aerospace Museum of California
Location: 3200 Freedom Park Dr., McClellan, CA 95652
July 3, 2021 | 10 am – 2 pm

Celebrate Independence Day early at the Aerospace Museum of California! Join in for a family fun day with patriotic aerospace-themed crafts like patriotic windsocks, firework art, and more!

This event is FREE with admission.

For more information, click HERE!

4th of July celebration in Sacramento - Rancho Cordova
Rancho Cordova 4th of July Celebration

Organizer: Cordova Community Council 
Venue: Hagan Community Park
Location: 2197 Chase Dr., Rancho Cordova, CA 95670

July 3 – 4, 2021 | 9 AM – 9:45 PM

The Rancho Cordova’s 4th of July celebration will look different this year, but they’re excited to be back! Join the fun for a one-mile road race and parade down Coloma road, plus concerts and fireworks in Hagan Park. Attendance will be limited — but whether you celebrate on July 3 or July 4, you can expect the same great music, same fantastic fireworks show each night.

All tickets must be purchased in advance online

For more information, click HERE!

Independence Day family-friendly events - West Sacramento
4th on the Field Fireworks Show

Organizer: Xfinity
Venue: Sutter Health Park (Raley Field)
Location: 400 Ballpark Dr., West Sacramento, CA 95691

July 4, 2021 | 7 pm onwards

This year’s event is slightly different and provides guests with a concert experience! 

Enjoy family-friendly music performed by the Sacramento Philharmonic & Opera, and end the night with a patriotic fireworks display performed in sync with the Philharmonic. It’s a truly unique experience you won’t find anywhere else! The special concert vibe may leave your family with the best memory of your summer.

For more information, click HERE!

4th of July celebration in Sacramento - Elk Grove
Elk Grove Salute to the Red, White & Blue

Organizer: City of Elk Grove
Venue: Elk Grove Park
Location: 8401 Laguna Palms Way, Elk Grove, CA 95758

July 4, 2021 | 6 – 10 pm

The Boom is Back!!! Join the City of Elk Grove as we Salute the Red, White, and Blue with fireworks spectacular. 

Fireworks, Food, Music, and Fun await you as we celebrate Independence Day and the city at this 25th annual event! 

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Admission is free, and parking is $10. Gates open at 7 am. There will be no in and out parking privileges after 3 pm. 

SacRT will be offering FREE rides to Elk Grove Park beginning at 4:30 pm for those looking for alternate transportation.

For more information, click HERE!

Independence Day family-friendly events - Roseville
City of Roseville 4th of July Parade

Organizer: City of Roseville
Venue: Vernon Street Town Square
Location: 311 Vernon St., Roseville, CA 95678

July 4, 2021 | 9 am

The Citrus Heights Community Marching Band will be performing at this year’s Independence Day Celebration in Roseville.

The parade begins at 9 am at the intersection of Riverside/Vernon/Douglas, continues along Vernon Street past the Civic Center, turns right on Lincoln Street before turning right again onto Park Drive. Be sure to arrive early to get your preferred viewing spot.

To prevent the spread of Covid 19, please go get vaccinated.

For more information, click HERE!

4th of July celebration in Sacramento - Cottage Park
Cottage Park 4th of July Celebration

Organizer: Fulton-El Camino Recreation and Park District
Venue: Cottage Park
Location: 2201 Cottage Way, Sacramento CA 95825

July 4, 2021 | 2 pm – 7 pm

Come and join the Community Celebration at Cottage Park! Bring the whole family to wave the red, white, and blue!

Cottage Pool will be open from 2:00 –7:00 pm with discounted pool admission for the public! Music will keep the party rocking, and the Fulton Avenue Business Association will provide FREE food and drinks.

For more information, click HERE!

Independence Day family-friendly events - Arden Park
4th of July Bike Parade and Festival

Organizer: Arden Park Recreation & Park District
Venue: Arden Park
Location: 1000 La Sierra Dr, Sacramento, CA 95864

July 4, 2021 | 10 am

The 4th of July Bike Parade & Festival is BACK this year, and we couldn’t be more excited about it!

The parade starts at 10 am at Arden Park, located at 1000 La Sierra Drive. After the parade, they will come back to the park for live music from the Funk Shui Band, a kid zone, raffle, and hamburgers and hot dogs!

If you’re interested in having your vehicle in the parade, registration is free. Twenty vehicles max and must be street legal with a license plate. Cars will be organized first, with walkers and bikers behind. You do not need to register if you are biking or walking in the parade!!!

For more information, click HERE!

4th of July celebration in Sacramento - Lincoln

Lincoln 4th of July Celebration

Organizer: Lincoln 4th of July Foundation
Venue: McBean Memorial Park
Location: 65 McBean Park Dr., Lincoln, CA 95648,

July 4, 2021 | 7 am – 10 pm

Nothing brings the whole family together like the Lincoln 4th of July Celebration. Join in for a community-wide and FREE Independence Day party at McBean Park, where you’ll find food, fun, and family entertainment for everyone!

There will be a Lincoln Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual parade in the morning, which starts at 10 am Downtown Lincoln at 6th & A Street. Make sure to arrive early. FREE Kids Zone, Mechanical Bull, Rock Wall, and Inflatables is from 3 pm to 7 pm. Fireworks will start at 9:30 pm immediately following the Potters Baseball Game.

For more information, click HERE!

Independence Day family-friendly events - Galt
Galt’s Independence Day Celebration

Organizer: City of Galt
Venue: City Hall
Location: 380 Civic Dr., Galt, CA 95632

July 4, 2021 | 7:30 AM – 10 PM

Galt’s Independence Day celebration will start with the ninth annual Officer Tonn 5K Run. Opening ceremonies begin at 7:30 am at the City Hall, and participants will hit the streets at 8 am. The annual parade will start at 9:30 am, from the Galt Market grounds.

Festivities begin at 7:30 pm and will include live music, roaming entertainment, 4th of July swag, and back this year is “Fireworks in the Pool.” Tickets will be available for purchase beginning May 29 during public swim hours at the Gora Aquatic Center. Due to safety guidelines, the event will be limited to 320 guests, and guests must wear a facemask when not swimming in the pool.

For more information, click HERE!

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All in all, this year’s Independence Day will be one for the books. The 4th of July celebration in Sacramento will serve as a breakthrough moment in our country’s recovery. Let’s celebrate the resumption of pre-pandemic life with these family-friendly events and activities with your kids. Let us know what you have decided, and book your places before you miss out on any! And, don’t forget to have fun!

Looking for more family-friendly events and things to do with kids in Sacramento? Sacramento offers countless opportunities for fun! Check out our outdoor blog post, or browse through our places to go section. Find even more things to do in Sacramento with kids by checking out our Things To Do category.


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