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the 4th of July in the 209

The 209 will be donning their red, white and blue on the Fourth of July, with the region offering plenty of options to mark the patriotic celebration - from parades to fireworks to chili cook offs and runs. 

All day and night festivities

The City of Galt is hosting an all day and night Independence celebration on July 2. The day will start at 7:30 a.m. at City hall with the Officer Tonn Memorial 5K run/walk. Registration is $15 for youth and $35 for adults. The Independence Parade will start at 9:30 a.m. at C Street and continue to Fourth Street and then E Street. A family fun festival with live music will be at Veteran’s Field at 6 p.m. with an admission cost of $5. The Gora Aquatic Center will offer swimming from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tickets are available at The fireworks show starts at 9:30 p.m. at the Veteran’s Soccer Field.

The City of Atwater is celebrating their 100th year with a Fourth of July festival that starts at 9:30 a.m. with a parade. Parade begins at the corner of Elm and Winton Way, turns left onto Broadway, turns left onto 3rd Street and ends at the corner of Juniper and 3rd Street. A festival will follow the parade at Ralston Park with vendors, food, live music and games. Fireworks will close out the night.

The Gustine Chamber of Commerce invites people to experience a bit of small town Americana with their July 4th Celebration. The festivities begin at 10:30 a.m. on 5th Street in downtown Gustine. Following the parade is a party in Henry Miller Park with vendors, music, games and food. Bullfights are scheduled from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. and the Gustine Museum is open for tours from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Fireworks start around dusk and seats are available at Gustine High School stadium. Gates open at 5:30 p.m.


The United Veterans Council of San Joaquin County is hosting a 4th of July parade in downtown Stockton at the Civic Auditorium at 525 N. El Dorado St., at 10 a.m. 

The Modesto Kiwanis Club and the City of Modesto will hold the annual Fourth of July parade at 9:30 a.m. in downtown Modesto. Visit for parade route.


A fireworks show will start at 7 p.m. July 4 at Tracy High Stadium at 315 E. 11th St. The cost is $4.

The City of Stockton will hold a fireworks show at Weber Point. The event will start at 5:30 p.m. with entertainment and food. The fireworks will start around 9:30 p.m.


The  VFW Post 8254 and DAV California Chapter 118 are hosting the first 4th of July Chili Cook Off from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 4 at 215 S. Amador St. in Ione.