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Tuesday, July 1, 2014

July 4th weekend in Sonoma County

Planning on spending the Fourth of July weekend in Sonoma County? Fireworks, music and parades everywhere! Here's what's happening.

Fireworks over Bodega Bay
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July 3rd

Barlow Street Fair in Sebastopol. A weekly event with music and vendors.

Broadway Under the Stars at Jack London State Park in Glen Ellen. Info

Guerneville fireworks. Get there early--Commander Cody rocks out the town at 6pm. Free.

Sebastopol music and fireworks at Analy High School. Admission charge.

Windsor fireworks at Keiser Park next to the high school. Begins mid-afternoon with music and things for the kids. Admission charge.

July 4th

Some wineries will be closed all day or will close early so their employees can enjoy a family BBQ, too.  

Beatles tribute band at Montgomery Village, Santa Rosa, noon to 3pm. Free. Food & drinks available.

Kenwood parade in the plaza park.

Cloverdale plaza has evening music and a farmers market (a weekly event).

Judy Collins performs at the Green Music Center in Rohnert Park. Info

Healdsburg fireworks at the high school.

Petaluma fireworks at the Sonoma-Marin fairgrounds. Events, including music, starts mid-afternoon. Small admission charge.

Santa Rosa fireworks at the Sonoma County fairgrounds. Sort of a mini-fair day beginning mid-afternoon. Parking and admission charges. Or just show up about an hour early and find free nearby parking and watch from there. Biggest fireworks display in the area. Info

Sonoma has a parade, music, then fireworks at Vallejo Field. Travel and Leisure recently named the town of Sonoma as one of the top ten places to spend the Fourth of July.  Info

July 5th

All American Zin Day. A special ticketed event at several Dry Creek Valley wineries. Expect fried chicken, hot dogs, and ice cream.  Info

An '80s dance band at Montgomery Village, Santa Rosa, noon to 3pm. Free. 

Broadway Under the Stars at Jack London State Park in Glen Ellen. Info

Bodega Bay fireworks at Westside Park, but you can see it from all around the bay. It will be chilly, probably foggy, so dress accordingly.

Monte Rio fireworks at the beach.

July 6th

An oldies band at Montgomery Village, Santa Rosa, 1-4pm. Free.

Petaluma Summer Music Series. Free concert downtown 3:30-6pm.

Julliard Park in Santa Rosa has free music 5-7pm.

It's an old-fashioned 4th of July parade in Sonoma
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