Happy 4th of July! Celebrate our nation’s independence this weekend with fun special events for the whole family, activities and fireworks throughout Napa Valley.
Community Park II
American Canyon kicks off its 4th of July celebration with a pancake breakfast, followed by a parade themed “Faces of Freedom” at 10:30 am and activities for the whole family at 11:30 am, including a rock climbing wall, children’s treasure hunts for three age groups, a water slide, and a jump house and water play area for children 5 and younger, and Zorb Balls for children 12 and older. In addition to musical acts on the park’s main stage from 12:30 to 9:30 pm, a second stage will feature Buki the Clown, karaoke, a patrol-dog demonstration, and a martial arts demo from 1 to 6 pm. Fireworks are scheduled for approximately 9:30 pm.
Napa County Fairgrounds (and other locations)
Anchoring Calistoga’s Independence Day weekend festivities is the annual Napa County Fair, featuring rides, attractions, live music and entertainment, displays and demonstrations, and the Fireworks Sky Concert. On Saturday, July 3 from 2 to 10 pm, experience a traditional Mexican rodeo at Fiesta Mexicana y Jaripeo with a carnival, bull riding, dancing under the stars, and entertainment. Festivities on the 4th of July begin with a parade down Lincoln Avenue at 11 am and a fireworks sky concert at approximately 9:30 pm.
Veterans’ Memorial Park and Oxbow Commons
The City of Napa’s festival begins at 10 am with a parade, organized by the Rotary Club of Napa Sunrise, starting at Second and School Streets (new route this year). Following the parade is the city-sponsored Napa Lights the Valley, a riverfront food and music festival starting at noon. This year, the Kids Zone will be located at the Oxbow Commons from noon to 7 pm, with expanded offerings including a DJ, tethered hot air balloon display, arts and crafts, magic shows, carnival games and prizes, inflatables for jumping, food and beverages and a fantastic spot for a family picnic. The day ends with live music performances at Veteran’s Park followed by fireworks at 9:30 pm. Also, on the 3rd of July, Silverado Resort & Spa hosts its annual fireworks. You can watch from their golf course or find spot close by to see the show.
St. Helena hosts its 2nd annual fireworks show at Crane Park at 9 pm. Bring a blanket and a picnic, and enjoy! On July 3 at 6:30 pm, the Saint Helena Community Band will perform its 9th annual Independence Concert at Lyman Park.
A full day of entertainment is scheduled at the Veterans Home of California starting at noon. The Yountville Community Pool will be open to the public starting at noon, and the Kid Zone, from noon to 6 pm, will feature a waterslide, dunk tank, water balloons, baseball challenge and more. Entertainment begins at 1 pm with live music and a children’s parade from 6 to 6:30 pm. The festivities conclude with a fireworks show when it gets dark.