Happy 4th of July! Celebrate our nation’s independence on Tuesday (and as early as this weekend) with fun special events for the whole family, activities, and fireworks throughout Napa Valley. New this year, the CIA at Copia is hosting a day of festivities, food, and fun this Sunday, including Symphony and Salsa, a free outdoor concert followed by a pyrotechnic show for all to enjoy!

American Canyon
American Canyon kicks off its 4th of July celebration with a pancake breakfast at the Boys & Girls Club, followed by a parade themed “American Canyon is Bold and Bright!” at 10:30 am at Community Park II where awards will be given for “Most Festive/Colorful,” “Loudest/Most Energetic,” “Most Creative/Unique,” and “Largest Group.” The 4th of July Festival featuring activities for the whole family kicks off at 12 noon, with flag raising ceremony, children’s games, food, entertainment, and more! Fireworks are scheduled for approximately 9:30 pm. If you want to keep on the move, join the fireworks hike at Newell Open Space Preserve. Meet at 8 pm at the Newell Open Space Trailhead located at the corner of Newell Drive and Donaldson Way East. Participants will hike about 1/2 mile to the viewing spot just past the gate and set up chairs and blankets. Enjoy some hot chocolate and snacks while you wait for the sky to darken. From this higher elevation you should be able to see fireworks from American Canyon, Vallejo, Crockett, and even Marin.

Kick-off your day with Calistoga’s annual 4th of July Parade through downtown Calistoga. Starting at 11 am, cheer on floats, dancers, horses, and more as they travel down Cedar Street, Lincoln Avenue, and Fair Way. Join the party and this year’s theme, “Celebrate Red, White, and Blue,” and follow along with the marching band until you arrive at the entry way to the Star-Spangled Social at Napa County Fairgrounds. The gates will open at noon along with the carnival, food, games, and music. It’s a throwback to the classics with hula-hoop contests, ice cream churnament, and more.The social really gets underway at 6 pm when everyone makes their way into the grass infield to claim their picnic and fireworks viewing grounds. Bring your own picnic or reserve a meal for pick-up.

The City of Napa’s festivities begins at 10 am with a parade, organized by the Napa Sunrise Rotary Club, starting at Second and School Streets. The grand marshalls are organizations that illustrate “home town heroes” and include Napa County Sheriffs, the city’s fire department, Boys & Girls Club of Napa Valley, Cope Family Center, NEWS, ParentsCAN, and Puertas Abiertas. The evening’s festivities kick off with Napa Lights at Oxbow Commons. It includes a Kids Zone from 5 to 7 pm and live music continues until fireworks at 9:30 pm. The best places to watch will be from Veteran’s Park, Oxbow Commons or the Riverfront Promenade.

Also, on Sunday, July 1, from noon to 9 pm CIA at Copia hosts A Grand Celebration, featuring
a day of festivities, food, and fun! Starting at noon, shop at our artisan marketplace, preview our new culinary arts museum, sample wine from the K LAZ Collection, and eat delicious food. Then, cap off the evening with a spectacular symphony and salsa concert and pyrotechnic show in our outdoor amphitheater! Don’t miss Symphony and Salsa, a free outdoor concert at 7 pm featuring Symphony Napa Valley and the hottest Latin band in Northern California, Candela. The 90-minute concert will be followed by a pyrotechnic show for all to enjoy!

St. Helena
St Helena Recreation is hosting its first-ever 4th of July Bike Parade. Deck out your bike and join the festive bike parade down Hunt Ave at 4 pm. The parade ends at Lyman Park where there will be music, vendors, and fun until the 4th Annual Firework Show begins at Crane Park. Bring a picnic, and view the fireworks from inside the West Baseball Field located in Crane Park in addition to the field located between the St Helena Primary School and the SHHS Baseball Field off Grayson Avenue.

Head up to the Veterans Home in Yountville for their annual 4th of July Festival. Throughout the day enjoy live music, food and drink vendors and explore the Kid Zone complete with water slide, dunk tank and obstacle course. You can also take a dip in the community pool or watch America’s favorite past time at Borman Field. At 6 pm, the Kids Parade will be led by the Home Wheelchair Drill Team, The “Hills Angels.” After the parade find a spot on the golf course and watch the fireworks.