Fourth of July Celebrations 2017
Jun 26, 2017 03:12PM
By Becky Coburn
Enjoy Parades, Festivals, & Fireworks Photos By SusanWoodPhotography.com
Pancake Breakfast 7-10am
The day starts early with the Clayton Valley/Sunrise Rotary Club Pancake Breakfast at Endeavor Hall, 6008 Center Street. Breakfast is just $7 for adults and $5 for kids.
The parade will begin at Center and Oak Streets. No advance entry is needed for the Kiddie Parade – just show up by 10am at the flagpole with decorated bikes, trikes, scooters, and the family dog.
5KRun & Walk 8am
Concord Police Association presents the 6th Annual Stars & Stripes 5K Run & Walk at Todos Santos Plaza, Downtown Concord. All proceeds from this race benefit Monument Crisis Center and Bay Area Crisis Nursery. Run or walk a nice 3.1 mile route that you are sure to enjoy!
Get a good seat along the new and improved parade route beginning at Mt. Diablo High School on Grant St., going south to wrap around Todos Santos Park, and returning to Mt. Diablo High via Galindo St. Cheer loudly for your favorite entry and let the parade participants know how much you enjoy their performance.
Home Town Picnic 4pm
The gates at Mt. Diablo High School will open at 4pm for the annual 4th of July Festival with a kids carnival, food booths, vendor exhibits, and live entertainment on stage featuring The Bell Brothers at 7:30pm.
The day will conclude with a fireworks display held at Mt. Diablo High.
Pancake Breakfast 8am-10am
Sponsored by Roxx on Main, 627 Main St.
Flag Raising Ceremony 9-9:15am
Veterans Memorial Building, 930 Ward St.
Hometown Parade on Main St. 10am
Over 40 entries include many community groups that will march down Main Street.
Parade begins at Court St. & Main St. and ends at Alhambra Ave. & Main St.
Fireworks will light up the night at Martinez Shoreline Park. Join the crowd at the Waterfront or head over to your special viewing spot before 9:15pm. Pyrotechnics begin around 9:30pm and will last approximately twenty-five minutes. Waterfront Park will be by parking permit only and vehicles with boats. Limited Handicapped Parking is available, so arrive earlier in the day.
Fun family festivities are held all day at the Moraga Commons Park, 1425 St. Mary's Rd., Moraga.
Pancake Breakfast 7:30-10:30am
Dog Parade 9am
Community Booths 9am-1pm
Children’s Bike Parade 10:30am
Family Magic Show 12:30-1pm
Inflatable Jumpies 10am-4pm
Food, Wine and Beer Booths 11am-8pm
Music by David Martin’s House Party 7pm
Fireworks 9:15pm with music following the fireworks
Pancake Breakfast 7:30-10am.
The Lamorinda Sunrise Rotary Pancake Breakfast in the park/Community Center, 28 Orinda Way.
Flag Raising Ceremony 7:55am.
At the flagpole in front of the Community Center
Participants meet in front of the Community Center
Orinda Library Book Sale 9am.
Friends of the Orinda Library Book Sale in Library Breezeway, 26 Orinda Way
Parade route begins in front of Wells Fargo Bank, 80 Moraga Way to Camino Pablo and then to Orinda Way.
Community Activities 11:30am-1:30pm
The festivities have continued to grow year after year with lots of fun activities for children: from a Hot Wheels race to balloon animals to making things at the Home Depot booth. Adults also have plenty to make them smile with several great bands playing throughout the day and a plethora of great food and drinks to enjoy. All activities are held at the Community Park, 28 Orinda Way
Firecracker 5K Fun Run 8am
The 5K Fun Run plus a 100-yard dash for little ones begins at 45 Crescent Drive. Check the website www.phjuly4.com for updated information about online registration information and the day’s activities.
“Red, White, and Bloom” Parade 9:30am
Always entertaining, the parade has something for everyone, from the Blue Devils C Corp to the International Suburban Dads BBQ Drill Team. The new parade route provides an excellent viewing opportunity this year on the lawn at City Hall. It starts at the intersection of Gregory Lane and Cleaveland Road (next to Pleasant Hill Park) and continues along Cleaveland and turns east on to Trelany Road (adjacent to City Hall) then back on to Gregory Lane to Contra Costa Blvd. From there, it continues on the traditional route through Downtown Pleasant Hill.
Fun at the Park 10:30am
Enjoy entertainment, food vendors, children’s games, a petting zoo, and activities throughout the day at the Pleasant Hill Park. Enjoy live music from dr. D.
Fireworks and Festivities 6:30pm
Come to College Park High School for dinner and stay for an amazing show! Slow Hand BBQ, IzzyA’s Frozen Custard and Cool Spoon Vending will be selling their delicious food and desserts. Live entertainment begins at 7:15pm with rock and roll band Fast Times. Pyro Spectaculars will begin the fireworks show at dusk, around 9:20pm.
Join the Walnut Creek Concert Band under the direction of Harvey Benstein and assistant conductor Johnny Johnson to celebrate our nation’s 241st birthday, and the band’s 30th anniversary in a wonderful evening concert full of 4th of July music and patriotic favorites. Bring your friends, bring your family! You are encouraged to come out early and have your own picnic in the park, and don’t forget your lawn chairs! It will be a great start to the evening before all the Bay Area fireworks begin. The free concert is from 6-7pm at Civic Park, 1375 Civic Drive, Walnut Creek.