Sacramento Independence Day Parade: A festive parade often takes place in downtown Sacramento featuring marching bands, floats, and local community groups.
4th of July Fireworks Displays: The biggest of these are typically the fireworks show at Cal Expo and the "Raley Field Independence Day Celebration" in West Sacramento. Many smaller communities around Sacramento also have their own displays.
River Cats Independence Day Baseball Game: Sacramento's minor league baseball team often has a game on July 4th, followed by a fireworks display.
4th of July at the Sacramento Zoo: The zoo often hosts special 4th of July events, including animal demonstrations, live music, and family-friendly activities.
Carmichael's 4th of July Parade and Fireworks Display: This community event in the suburb of Carmichael features a parade during the day, a concert in the evening, and a fireworks display at night.
Folsom Pro Rodeo: Although not in Sacramento proper, this event is a popular tradition in the nearby city of Folsom. It usually takes place over several days around the 4th of July and includes a variety of rodeo events, live music, and a fireworks display.
4th of July at Sutter's Fort: The historic Sutter's Fort often hosts a special event on July 4th with reenactments, demonstrations, and a chance to learn about California history.
Roseville's Independence Day Celebration: The nearby city of Roseville often hosts a parade, a family fun zone, and a fireworks display for its Independence Day celebrations.