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July 2008 Events California

  Friday, July 4, 2008



CHULA VISTA -Celebrate Chula Vista. Taste of the Bay features flavors of the South Bay with barbecue and other great food! The highlight of this Independence Day celebration will be the Fourth of July firework display setting the bayside aglow! Presented by the Chula Vista Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with Port of San Diego, Chula Vista Convention & Visitors Bureau and City of Chula Vista. Time: Noon to 9 p.m.  Cost: Free. Location: Bayside Park, Chula Vista, CA. Call (619) 420-6603.
HUNTINGTON BEACH - Billed as largest 4th of July Parade west of the Mississippi, it includes a fireworks show over the Pacific Ocean. Parade begins at 10 a.m. on Main Street, fireworks after dark. Free. Event includes
 Expo at Pier Plaza Concert with Golden West Pops from 7 to 8:45 p.m. To celebrate 4th of July, an expo with foods, free giveaways, and concerts will be be featured before the 4th of July Parade, Street Fair and Fireworks display free to the public. Location: Pacific Coast Highway at Main Street, Huntington Beach, CA
Queen Mary 4th of July Celebration with live bands all day and fireworks at night. Time: Noon  to 10 p.m. Cost: $12 - 33.
-  the Sonoma County Fairgrounds will host  Red, White and Boom featuring a record number of kids rides, Fireworks. Free parking in downtown Santa Rosa.
AVALON 4th of July Parade, Fireworks Display, Dinner at the Casino Ballroom. Join island residents for the golf cart parade down Crescent Avenue starting at 1pm. Enjoy a BBQ buffet dinner and music of the USC Marching Band in the Casino Ballroom plus a magnificent fireworks display over Avalon Bay with viewing from the balcony. Catalina Island Chamber of Commerce 
BERKELEY 4TH of July at the Marina - Food, arts and crafts, adventure playground, free sailboat rides,  puppets, belly dancers, face painters and wacky art cars.  Free.
BERKELEY - All City Picnic includes music, children’s games, breakfast, exhibits and petting zoo. Call: 408-984-3257. Free
CALISTOGA Silverado Parade patriotic display with kids, horses, bands and floats. Get there early as the parade route down Lincoln and FairWay Aves fill up early in their favorite spots.
- World’s Shortest Parade 2007. Parade at 10 am, pancake breakfast before, party in the park afterwards. 7:30 am - 4:30 pm. Soquel Dr. & State Park Dr., Aptos Village. Phone: (831) 688.1467
CORONADO - Parade, U. S. Navy S.E.A.L. demo, fireworks and music. Free
- Parade, arts and crafts, entertainment, carnival games, children’s activities and food. Free
FULLERTON - Fourth of July Festival & Fireworks Show - This festival provides a safe 4th of July alternative for Fullerton residents and visitors from surrounding areas. An amazing sky show of choreographed fireworks begins at 9:00pm. The festival includes games, food booths, live entertainment, pony rides, and other activities for all ages. Time: 5:00-9:30pm. Location: Fullerton High School Stadium (at Lemon & Berkley – Fullerton , Ca). Cost: Free. If you are interested in becoming a Vendor at any of these events, or for more detailed information, please call (714) 738-6545. To become a sponsor, please contact Ashley Glass at (714) 738-3338. events/deafult.asp
- OLD-FASHIONED  Parade; barbecue and quilt show, western shoot-out and World War II fly-over. FREE
LOMPOC - Color guards, patriotic speeches, fireworks, barbecue, children’s parade, antique cars, music and entertainment. FREE 
LOS ANGELES - Entertainment, musket salute, historical portrayals and outdoor dance.  FREE 
NEWPORT BEACH -Fourth of July Celebration offers a memorable Fourth of July along the water and under the stars at The Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort and Marina. One of Orange County’s most spectacular seaside fireworks display for nearly 50 years begins in the early afternoon with a barbecue, carnival games, crafts, face painting, music and more, followed by an evening filled with “rockets’ red glare and bombs bursting in air.” Cost: $30/car.  For more information, call Newport Dunes at (800) 765-7661 or visit
OXNARD -  Annual "Fireworks by the Sea" Celebration includes a full day of entertainment, good food, and activities ending with a spectacular evening fireworks display. Location: Channel Islands Harbor, corner of Victoria & Channel Islands 

SAN FRANCISCO - San Francisco Chronicle Fourth of July Waterfront Festival Fisherman's Wharf   415-705-5500 A day long event featuring the West Coast's largest display of fireworks, live entertainment, food, arts  and crafts. Fireworks begin around 9:00 p.m. Dress warmly.
FESTIVITIES AT PIER 39   Celebration includes entertainment and fireworks.   FREE

SANTA CLARA - Music, children’s games, breakfast, exhibits and petting zoo.  FREE 
- Old Fashioned Celebration at Wilder Ranch, Jumpin’ Frog Jamboree at Roaring Camp, 10K Firecracker Race and Aptos Parade

STAR-SPANGLED SPECTACULAR  Entertainment, skydiving exhibitions, food and fireworks. FREE
VALLEJO - Traditional Independence Day celebration includes pops concert, parade, ducky derby and fireworks.  FREE 
4th of July Street Fair in Ventura!  Ventura's downtown area 30th Annual 4th of July Street Fair with over 300 artisans. Booths offer handmade arts and crafts and food from local restaurants, while live entertainment, a children's parade and children's activities. Time: 11 am to 5 pm. Free shuttle service- Ventura County Government Center parking lot closest to Telephone & Hill Streets, beginning at 11am and continuing until 5pm. The shuttle drop off point at the Street Fair will be at California & Santa Clara Streets by the Ventura Visitors & Convention Bureau.
(805) 654-7830 or (805) 654-7788 (TDD)
WATSONVILLE - SPIRIT OF WATSONVILLE  Parade, food, games and fireworks. FREE calsite