Thursday, July 2, 2009

Sacramento July 4th 2009 Events!

I must admit that Independence Day is one of my favorite holidays...the weather is usually great, fireworks are spectacular, and neighborhoods seem to come together with some neat community events. Here are a few July 4th you might enjoy this year in 2009;

-5th Annual Elk Grove Run for Independence; 10k run/walk in Elk Grove at Elk Grove Regional Park starting at 8am on July 4th. All funds raised benefit the Elk Grove Food Bank.

-25th Annual Rancho Cordova 4th of July Celebration; all kinds of family fun activities including a parade, pony rides, carnival midway, live music, fireworks and more! Starts at 11am at Hagan Park in Rancho Cordova on Friday, July 3rd - July 4th.

-City of Citrus Heights July 4th Extravaganzaa; live music, carnival rides, and 3-D fireworks display! Starts at 7:30pm on July 4th at the Sunrise Marketplace in Citrus Heights. Funds raised benefit the Mesa Verde Sober Graduation fund.

-50th Annual City of Galt Festival; live music, petting zoo, slot car racing, fireworks display, and more! Starts at 5pm on July 3rd - July 5th at Caroline Park in Galt. Funds raised benefit multiple Galt civic organizations.

-Sacramento Matsuyama Fun Run/Walk; family fun race starting at 7am July 4th at Matsuyama Elementary School on South Land Park Drive in the Pocket area of Sacramento. Funds raised benefit Matsuyama School Student Activities.

-Carmichael Gala Parade & Fireworks Show; parade begins at 10:30am on July 4th at the Grand Stand across from Carmichael Park in Carmichael, and fireworks are at 9:15pm. Other festivities like live music, concessions, kids crafts, etc. are held at La Sierra Community Center at 4pm.

-33rd Annual 4th of July 5-Miler in River Park; Fun run at Glen Hall Park in the River Park neighborhood of Sacramento starting at 7am on July 4th. Claimed to be "Sacramento's Oldest Running Event!"

-Arden Park Recreation & Park District July 4th Parade; family parade of bikes is held every year starting at 10am at La Sierra Park in Arden Park on July 4th.

-Annual East Sacramento Parade; family parade on the streets of 41st and 42nd @ M St in red, white, and blue...a Fabulous 40's tradition starting at 10am on July 4th.

-8th Annual Arden Arcade Freedom Parade; parade starts at 2700 Fulton Avenue, just south of Marconi at 10am on July 4th. Following the Parade is a family celebration with food, fun and games at Howe Park.

-Pyrospectacular at Cal Expo; lots of activities start at 5pm like harness racing, live music, and dancing. The famous fireworks display begins at Cal Expo on July 4th.

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