Looking for things to do while visiting the Mendocino, Sonoma County coastal regions? Below is a listing of events scheduled. Please note that fireworks during the Independence Day 2015 Events in Mendonoma may be scheduled on a day other than the traditional July 4th.
Independence Day 2015 Events in
Mendocino County Coastal Area:
Point Arena Independence Day Celebration Festivities
~Point Arena, CA July 3 Fireworks~
Come celebrate the 4th of July with Street Fairs, Community Picnic, Live Music, Downtown Parade and of course,
an amazing Fireworks display off the end of the City Pier in Arena Cove!
Point Arena is just 15 minutes away from The Sea Ranch. Celebrating Independence Day 2015 Events in Point Arena is a delightful small town experience. Events include parades down main street. Then there’s the community block party in the harbor. Here kids and adults alike enjoy eating cotton candy, barbecue manned by the Redwood Coastal Volunteer Fire Department, and abalone chowder (made from abalone confiscated from poachers as well as donated by local divers) and dancing in the streets. Later as the sun goes down over the harbor the sky is lit up by fireworks.
A fun time not to be missed if staying Abalone Bay in Sea Ranch!
Schedule of Events 2015
Friday, July 3
4pm to 11pm – FIREWORKS FESTIVAL AT THE ARENA COVE
Come early and stay late for the Street Fair at Arena Cove. Enjoy live bands
(Mayors of Toronto, Brubaker, The Louies, Carne Cruda), crafts and activities, and a wide selection of food & drinks. Fun for all ages!! Fireworks show by PyroSpectaculars will begin at dark!
BRING FLASHLIGHTS and JACKETS !!
(Please, No Pets!)
$ 5.00 Donation Suggested at the Gate
Parking is limited/Shuttle Bus available.
ADDITIONAL PARKING at City Hall (with shuttle service to the pier)
10pm till 2am – THRIVE AT THE ARENA THEATER
$15/all ages. Thrive is a Cal party band that knows how to make people danc and have a good time. Also featuring DJ Jacques, plus hip hop with Jamo and Del, and other surprise guests. For more info, visit the Arena Theater website
Saturday, July 4
12 noon – POINT ARENA INDEPENDENCE DAY PARADE
Parade travels along Main St/Hwy 1. Past years’ entries have included firetrucks, classic cars, floats, drum corps, dancers,
horses, artcars, and lots of surprises
Saturday, July 4
After the parade – POINT ARENA INDEPENDENCE DAY PICNIC
Food, music, and hanging out in the Point Arena Park after the Parade. Featuring local music and local food.
Celebrate July 4th in Mendocino
Mendocino’s 4th of July Parade – Starts at Noon
Somewhere around 2000 people (many times the population) line the streets of Mendocino (Main St. & Lansing St.) to watch this kooky hometown parade. Come early to get a good spot. Parking is available on any side street, just don’t block a driveway.
Family fun continues from 1-4pm at the Mendocino Art Center for Jazz on the Lawn, enjoy music and dancing, barbecue, soft drinks, beer and wine.
~ Fort Bragg, CA July 4, Saturday ~
What’s on the Menu? Delicious Grilled Salmon, Fresh Green Salad, Good ole’ Corn on the Cob and Garlic Bread.
Fort Bragg Fireworks
~ Fort Bragg, CA July 4, Saturday Night ~
Independence Day 2015 Events in
Sonoma County Coastal Area
Fireworks Over Bodega Bay (July 3, 2015)
The show starts at dark (approx. 9:30 p.m.), with a spectacular, free firework display over the water. For prime viewing, plan ahead and reserve a dinner table at one of the many bay-front restaurants around Bodega Bay, such as The Boat House, The Tides Wharf, Spud Point Crab Company, Duck Club or Lucas Wharf.
Westside Regional Park, 2400 Westshore Rd., Bodega Bay, details here
Monte Rio Fireworks over the River (July 3 & 4, 2015)
It’s fireworks over the river, and a “Parade of Lites” on the river, for this family friendly gathering on Friday, July 3, when groups unveil their homemade floats bedecked in lights and perform skits while floating past a cheering audience. That’s followed by a free show at the town’s famous water curtain, as images of the American flag are projected off the Monte Rio bridge, and then the dramatic fireworks display. But the fun runs all day, and all day Saturday, too, starting at 11 a.m. both mornings for Big Rocky games, a firehouse barbecue, horseshoes and volleyball.
Details: Monte Rio Beach, 20488 Hwy 116, Monte Rio, (707) 865-9956.
Independence Day Celebration Guerneville (July 4, 2015)
This free event is a highlight of the year for this playful waterfront town, as the Russian River Chamber of Commerce puts together an all-day celebration of all things fun. Plan to arrive early in the day, to explore the downtown wonderland of shops, restaurants, bars and art galleries. The Russian River Rotary is hosting a barbecue, and live music continues into the evening with kids’ activities and a block party. At dusk, the crowds gather along Main Street for the fireworks over the river show.
Details: Downtown Guerneville, 707-869-9000, russianriver.com.
Red, White and Boom Santa Rosa (July 4, 2015)
The party starts at 3:30 p.m., when the gates open at the Veteran’s Memorial Building across from the Sonoma Fairgrounds, and the crowds start claiming their spots with blankets and folding chairs. It’s an entire day of fun for the whole family, featuring multiple local bands, local food vendors, and for the kids, a watermelon eating contest, jumpy houses, face painters and clowns. Then, after the sun goes down around 9:30 p.m., the evening explodes with fireworks show simulcast live to music by KZST 100.1 FM. Please note that jackets are recommended for chilly night temperatures, and drink coolers are welcome, but alcohol is not. Admission is $10 ages 12+; $5 veterans; $5 ages 5-11; free ages 0-4. Parking is $5.
Details: 1351 Maple Ave., Santa Rosa, srboom.com.
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