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Celebrate 4th of July in Sonoma County

Saturday, July 2

4th of July BBQ. How about a holiday weekend with a BBQ in the park? Have lunch, listen to music and enjoy the celebration Under the Oaks. Noon to 4 p.m. Location: Front Street, Forestville.

Sunday, July 3

46th Annual 4th of July Penngrove Parade. Head to the “The Biggest Little Parade in Northern California.” Stay after the parade for the BBQ, kids’ games and music by Train Wreck Junction in Penngrove Park. Parade begins at 11 a.m. and the party runs until 4 p.m.

Independence Day Fireworks Display. Check out the Town of Windsor’s fireworks display at Keiser Park. This year, the town will host fireworks only; there will be no live bands or food or beverage. Those wishing to have a picnic should pack their own. Bring your chairs and blankets to enjoy the fireworks light up the night sky.

49th Annual 3rd of July Fireworks and Music Extravaganza. Numerous generous sponsors, volunteers, the Sebastopol Fire Department, Sebastopol Police Department and Analy High School make this event possible. The evening includes food, drinks, live music, flag ceremony and fireworks. Blast off is approximately 9:15 p.m. at Analy High School Football Field.

Red, White and BBQ Hootenanny at Rodney Strong Vineyards is a great way to kick off your 4th of July. The event features Kinsmoke BBQ and live music by Hootenanny, playing classic rock, pop and country music. The event runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Monday, July 4

Bell-ringing ceremony. Hear the Petalumans of Yesteryear tell the story of America’s Independence and the history of the Korbel bell. Pledge Allegiance and hear Mayor Teresa Barrett read the proclamation. The event runs from 10:30 to 11 a.m. at the Petaluma Historical Library & Museum.

4th of July Faire. Enjoy live music, food, drinks, a pie eating contest, carnival games and more in Cloverdale. The parade begins at 9 a.m. in downtown Cloverdale with the faire to follow until 3 p.m. at the Cloverdale Citrus Fairgrounds.

Annual 4th of July Kids’ Parade and Duck Dash: Youngsters are encouraged to dress in costume, arrive on bikes, tricycles, and wagons adorned with red, white and blue decorations. There will be live music and activities for all, including games, races and music from Court’n’Disaster and the Healdsburg Community Band. Enjoy free lemonade, hot dogs, snow cones, popcorn and street corn. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Healdsburg Plaza.

Healdsburg 4th of July Fireworks: Healdsburg’s Famous Festival Fireworks Finale of one of the most amazing and exciting you’ll see. Truly and exceptional array of fireworks. 9 p.m. to dusk at Healdsburg High School.

4th of July Fireworks Spectacular. Head to the Green Music Center for the biggest fireworks display in Sonoma County. The Kids Zone begins at 4:30 p.m., complete with carnival games, bounce houses and face painting, plus food, music by the Santa Rosa Symphony and Transcendence Theatre Company.

Rohnert Park Jubilee. Honoring Yesterday, Celebrating Today. The event features lots of food, a live DJ, cornhole tournament, Kids Fun Zone, pie baking contest, music by WonderBread 5 and more. The 4th of July event promises fun for everyone. The event runs noon to 4 p.m. at the Rohnert Park Community Services center.

Sonoma’s Hometown 4th of July Parade, Celebration and Fireworks Show. Bringing the community together. The parade begins at 10 a.m., winding its way around the town’s historic plaza. After the parade, enjoy an old-fashioned festival with food, drink and game booths! Stay for the fireworks at dusk. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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