Sparkle & Pop

Fourth of July events abound in the North Bay

Celebrate Independence Day with these exciting community and concert events.

In Sebastopol, 2016 marks the Kiwanis Club’s 43rd annual fireworks display. Prior to the sky explosions, there will be a variety of live music, games, raffles and more, topped off with a flag ceremony. The fireworks begin once the sky is dark on Sunday, July 3, at Analy High School Football Stadium,
6950 Analy Ave. 6pm. $5–$10; kids under five are free.

Novato’s patriotic parade is one of the largest Fourth of July events in the Bay Area. World War II vehicles, classic cars and horses add to the traditional American celebration, and floats and marching bands complete the festivities on July 4, Grant Avenue between Reichert and Seventh Avenue, at 10am. Free admission.

At the Napa County Fair, activities range from picnicking, games, a classic parade in downtown Calistoga and a full fireworks show on the Fourth. 1435 N. Oak St., Calistoga. Noon to 11pm. $15–$20 and up.

At Sonoma State, Weill Hall and its lawn hosts vocalist Steve Tyrell and the Santa Rosa Symphony performing classic songs from the American Songbook. The afternoon boasts carnival games, face painting and food. Fireworks follow the music on July 4
at 1801 E. Cotati Ave., Gates at 4:30pm;
music at 7:30pm. $25–$40. 866.955.6040.