The Best 4th of July Events in Sacramento this 2022

May 16, 2022

Fireworks and barbeques… parades and feasts… it’s the 4th of July again soon, and we can’t wait to celebrate America’s birthday with the entire nation! 

Also known as Independence Day, July 4th is a national holiday that marks the ​​historic date in 1776 when the thirteen American colonies were freed from the rule of Great Britain. 

Spend this Independence Day weekend with a bang with these 4th of July Events in Sacramento:

Where should I go for the 4th of July in Sacramento?


37th Annual Rancho Cordova Fourth of July

Admission: $5 admission (free for ages 5 and under) and $10 parking

Ranch Cordova is back again this 2022 for its 37th Annual Fourth of July Festival. A signature community event that lasts for two days, it’s a celebration of the city’s local community spirit and the American heritage. 

The Independence Day festivities will kick off on July 3, Sunday, from 4 pm -11 pm at Hagan Park, where you can enjoy great food, cold beers, carnival rides, concerts, the circus, and of course, fireworks! 

Prepare to be awed by tumblers, acrobats, aerialists, trapeze artists, and contortionists as the Los Moralitos Circus is set to perform at the Carnival on both July 3 & 4 from 5 pm to 7 pm. If the circus is not your thing, the Cripple Creek Band and the Queen Nation will play on stage on July 3 and 4 at 8 pm. The 4th of July Fireworks will follow after the show at 9:45 pm!

The All Americal Mile Road Race and the 4th of July Parade will begin on Coloma Road at 9 am.


Fourth on the Field at Sutter Health Park

Admission: Family four-pack $9, General $12 (all ages), Club access $20 only for patrons Age 21+

The Sacramento River Cats’ annual Fourth of the Field celebration is definitely one of the most awaited 4th of July Events in Sacramento every year. Head to the Sutter Health Park in West Sacramento with your whole family and join in the fun from 6 pm to 11 pm. There’s a full array of food trucks and fun family games like potato sack race, contests, a splash pad and play structure for the kids, a beer garden for the adults, live music courtesy of the Rod Stinson Band, and a lot of other activities, open to everyone in the event. A spectacular fireworks show will culminate the celebration at 9:30 pm.


Salute to the Red, White, and Blue at Elk Grove

Admission: FREE

For some free family-friendly 4th of July activities, join the City of Elk Grove for its 26th annual ‘Salute the Red, White, and Blue’ event on independence day. It starts at 5 pm at Elk Grove Park, followed by the Let Freedom Ride Bike Parade shortly after at 5:30 pm. The celebration promises a fun 4th of July celebration complete with fireworks, food, and music. 


July 4th 5 Mile Run/Walk

Admission: FREE

If you’re a fitness enthusiast who does not know what to do on the 4th of July, the Buffalo Chips Running Club and the Sacramento Running Association are hosting a July 4th 5 Mile Run/Walk at Glenn Hall Park. The event is for free, but everyone’s encouraged to donate onsite and support WEAVE, ‘the primary provider of crisis intervention services for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault in Sacramento County’, and/or the American River Parkway Foundation. Registration on-site starts at 6:45 am.

After the Run/Walk, the River Park Neighborhood Association is throwing a July 4th community celebration at the Park where there will be live music, food trucks, games, contests, craft shops, and other entertainment for all ages. 

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Arden Park July 4th Bike Parade and Festival

Celebrate America’s big day at Arden Park for its annual July 4th Bike Parade and Festival. The parade will start at Arden Park, at 10 am. Afterward, live music, a kid zone with inflatables, raffle draws, and food will be available for everyone to enjoy. The pool will also be open to the public for free from 11 am to 1 pm. 


For an even more memorable 4th of July celebration, stay at the Lions Gate Hotel with your family, friends, and fur babies! Our pet-friendly and family-friendly hotel offer plenty of amenities to ensure an enjoyable and comfortable stay. Call us today at (916) 640-0835 to reserve your room or suite.

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