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Where to Spend 4th of July in Placer County

The temperatures have been heating up in Placer County, making it the place to be to celebrate America’s freedom. From kid zones and beer gardens to pancake breakfasts and parades, there is plenty to do and places to view incredible fireworks shows in both Rocklin and Lincoln.


Starting in Rocklin on June 30, cruise through the Folsom Farmers Market at 8 am on 915 Sutter Street to find locally-sourced goods from 50-plus vendors as well as live music. Then celebrate America in style over at Twin Oaks Park (5500 Park Drive) to enjoy a kid zone, food vendors, pre-show entertainment, a tribute to the military, and a fireworks display starting at 8 pm (to be held on both June 30 and July 1).


In Downtown Lincoln, festivities will begin at 9 am for a parade starting at 5th and F Street to celebrate our nation’s independence. If you feel like going early and getting some breakfast in, join the Native Sons and Daughters of the Golden West for a pancake breakfast at the Veteran’s Hall from 7am-10am (located at 541 5th Street, the cost is $8 for adults, $5 for kids).

After the parade, show off your horseshoe or beanbag throwing skills at McBean Park at the Horseshoe or Corn-Hole Tournaments. Local vendors will be setting up booths, a KidZone will be available from 2-6pm, and live bands including Flight Mongoose, the Ken Koenig Band, and Michael St. John Rockin’ Soul Review will be rocking the house from 3-9pm. Meanwhile, the Lincoln Potters baseball game is set to be held at McBean Stadium starting at 6:05 pm.

After all of Wednesday’s festivities, stick around for the fireworks show starting at 9 pm (or an hour after sunset). For more information about the July 4, 2018 activities in Lincoln, visit

Tahoe City

If you are looking to head up to the mountains to cool off during 4th of July, keep in mind that Tahoe City will be hosting a fireworks show on Lake Tahoe’s North Shore. Supported entirely through donations, grants, and sponsorships, Tahoe City’s 74th annual fireworks show will be going off at dark. There are plenty of shops, restaurants, and a grassy/sandy Commons Beach area to sit back and enjoy the display. The Tahoe City Downtown Association calls this free show the biggest, brightest, and most dazzling fireworks you’ll ever see.


Supporting Gold Rush prosperity since 1906 and celebrating America’s pioneer spirit, the Auburn Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a nighttime 4th of July parade. At 7 pm beginning at Harrison Street, local community members will march down the streets of Auburn decked out in red, white, and blue ending at the Gold Country Fairgrounds.


Although Roseville is not hosting fireworks this year, there will be a lot going on at Royer Park on the 4th of July including a 5k/10k fun run in the morning at 7:20 am followed by an Independence Day Parade beginning at 9 am at the Vernon/Riverside/Douglas Boulevard intersection. Afterward, locals and visitors can listen to live music, participate in face painting, and take pictures with Wonder Woman and Captain America. For more information, visit

Whatever you do to celebrate our nation’s independence, be safe and don’t drink and drive!