Your Local Guide to 4th of July Celebrations in Stanislaus County
Do you like to go all out on the 4th of July? Enjoying every barbecue, festival, parade, and firework display you can find?
Or do you like to keep things low-key and just find somewhere quiet to enjoy a nearby firework show?
Either way, we’ve got you covered!
Check out our list of 4th of July Celebrations in Stanislaus County for 2017!
Independence Day Celebration and Fireworks
John Thurman Field Modesto
9 pm, Friday, June 30th
After the Modesto Nuts face the Bakersfield Blaze there is a fireworks show. The Nuts have the only fireworks show in Modesto. Game time is 7:05 p.m and admission is $5 to $12, but many people watch the show from afar.
141st annual Modesto Fourth of July Celebration
10th and F streets to J Street, then up 11th Street and back to I Street to 17th Street
9:30 am, Saturday, July 1st
The parade theme is “Let Freedom Ring.” It will include marching bands, floats, performers and more. The parade moves from 10th and F streets to J Street, then up 11th Street and back to I Street to 17th Street. It is organized by the Modesto Kiwanis Club, and the grand marshals will be the Stanislaus County Police Activities League, Sierra Vista Child & Family Services and Youth Entertainment Stage Company. There will be four food trucks – Cupcake Lady, Sips & Stems Coffee, Jessica’s Tacos and Food Fix – in front of the Gallo Center for the Arts from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. New is a Fourth of July Festival Party at Tenth Street Plaza in front of Brenden Theatres from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. It will include kids games, live music, food and crafts booths.
Turlock Patriotic Parade & Fireworks Show
Main Street (Turlock)
8 am- dusk, Saturday, July 1st
The day begins with a street fair and market in Central Park at 8 a.m., including a Kids Zone, continuing until 1 p.m.. A traditional Fourth of July parade down Main Street will begin at 10 a.m. The Patriotic Parade travels East Main Street and turns onto Broadway Avenue. At dusk, there will be a free fireworks show sponsored by the Turlock Chamber of Commerce at California State University, Stanislaus. People are welcome to come as early as 7 p.m. to grab a spot.
The Run for Independence
Ralston Park and Castle Airport
7:30 am-9 pm, Saturday, July 1st
The Run for Independence starts the day at 7:30 a.m. A parade starts at 9 a.m. at Foster’s Freeze on Winton Way and ends at Ralston Park. The festival at Ralston Park is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., with entertainment from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The national anthem will be sung at 11. Gates at Castle Airport open at 6 p.m. for the concert and fireworks show. Performing are Mike Hammar & The Nails and the MOFO Party Band, Castle admission is $5 per carload; no walk-ins. Bring lawn chairs and blankets. Gates close at 9 for fireworks.
Entertainment and Fireworks at Stanislaus State
7-9 pm, Tuesday, July 4th
Live Jazz Performance
Kid’s Activities, Entertainment and Food
Please, no alcohol, glass, personal fireworks or BBQs