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5 Best Places To See Fireworks In The North Bay

June 21, 2013 5:00 AM

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Pow! Bang! Boom! No 4th of July celebration would be complete without a nighttime spectacle of fireworks. The North Bay area offers a multitude of locations for fireworks viewing, and many involve an entire day’s worth of festivities to round out the holiday celebration. Check out our top 5 places to view fireworks in the North Bay.


Napa County Fair & Fireworks
Napa County Fair
1435 N. Oak St.
Calistoga, CA 94515
(707) 942-5111
www.napacountyfair.org

Date: July 4th, 2013 at 9:30 p.m.

Each year, the Napa County Fair holds a 4th of July celebration and Fireworks Spectacular. Come to the Fairground Grandstand in downtown Calistoga to view the fireworks from 9:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Enjoy all of the holiday festivities by participating in or watching the Ice Cream Churn-A-Thon, 4th of July Parade and games. The fireworks show is included with fair admission, so make a day of it, enjoying all the Napa County Fair has to offer.

Watching Fireworks
Red, White & Boom
Sonoma County Fairgrounds
1350 Bennett Valley Road
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
(707) 545-4200
www.santarosaredwhiteandboom.com

Date: July 4th, 2013 at 3:30 p.m., fireworks at 9:30 p.m.

The Santa Rosa Red, White & Boom is an entire afternoon of 4th of July fun, beginning at 3:30 p.m. and capped off by a fireworks show at 9:30 p.m. Bring the whole family to enjoy live performances from several local bands, as well as delicious food for sale from vendors. There will be special children’s entertainment, including clowns, face painting and a watermelon eating contest. Admission is $7 for adults. Outside food is welcome, but alcohol is strictly prohibited. Make sure to bring blankets or folding chairs to sit on, as well as cash for vendor eats.

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City of Sausalito July 4th Fireworks Extravaganza
Gabrielson Park
750 Bridgeway
Sausalito, CA 94965
(415) 289-4152
www.ci.sausalito.ca.us

Date: July 4th, 2013 at 9:20 p.m.

This 4th of July, the City of Sausalito will be holding a special Fireworks Extravaganza in Gabrielson Park along Richardson’s Bay. Hosted by the Sausalito Parks & Recreation Department, this year’s fireworks show will be set to music. Table seating must be reserved, and each table for six is $100. The city will also be hosting a free parade through downtown at 10 a.m. on the morning of the 4th and will have numerous holiday activities throughout the day, such as a tug-of-war and dancing to live music.

Photo Credit: ThinkStock

Photo Credit: ThinkStock


Corte Madera/Larkspur 4th of July Parade and Festival
Redwood High School
395 Doherty Drive
Larkspur, CA 94939
(415) 924-0441
www.cortemadera.org

Really get to know the Corte Madera and Larkspur areas during this widely popular and entertaining event this 4th of July. The parade begins at 10:30 a.m. at Redwood High School in Larkspur and will end at the Corte Madera Town Center, where there will be food, arts and craft activities and fun rides that the whole family can enjoy. Each year, along with the celebration of the 4th, the Corte Madera committee picks a theme, and this year it will be “Sailing Thru The Twin Cities,” specifically focusing on arts and the like from the Twin Cities. This will surely be a treat for anyone who attends and a great way to celebrate America’s independence.

(Photo credit by Livenation.com)

(Photo credit by Livenation.com)


Vallejo 4th of July Parade & Fireworks
Vallejo Waterfront
Waterfront Ave.
Vallejo, CA 94590
(707) 644-5551
www.visitvallejo.com

Date: July 4th, 2013 at 9:15 p.m.

This year, the City of Vallejo will be holding its 160th annual 4th of July Parade through downtown, beginning at 10 a.m. Spend the rest of the day strolling around the city before the fireworks begin around 9:15 p.m. With plenty to keep anyone busy, downtown Vallejo offers a multitude of shopping and dining options. Make sure to be back along the waterfront to catch the nighttime fireworks show.

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Joanna Metheny is a freelance writer covering all things South Bay. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.

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