On Friday, July 3, Analy High School's football field opens up for Sebastopol's Fireworks & Music Festival. Local favorites Frobeck and Sol Horizon bring the noise before the fireworks blast off in this fundraising event hosted by Sebastopol Kiwanis. The festival benefits community clubs and organizations.
On Saturday, July 4, Santa Rosa's annual Red, White & Boom! event comes back to the Sonoma County Fairgrounds for an afternoon and evening of live music hosted by radio personality Brent Farris and local food vendors, with plenty of things for the kids to do and the county's biggest fireworks show.
Sonoma goes traditional on Saturday with its Old Fashioned Fourth of July Parade and Celebration. Commemorating a century of community, the parade invites participants to dress in their favorite era from the last hundred years, with plenty of food, drinks and game booths for the whole family.
In Napa, everyone gets into the patriotic spirit on July 4 when the Napa Lights the Valley event honors first responders and members of the armed forces who helped rebuild the region after last year's earthquake. Taking place around Veterans Memorial Park on the Napa River, the all-day event boasts a parade, live music, a sparkling wine toast and fireworks designed by PyroSpectaculars.