Each town along the valley has its own special spin, with colorful fireworks displays after dark. Here is a list of where you can celebrate and view the fireworks for the fourth of July 2019 holiday in the Napa Valley:
After a day full of activities, including a parade, American Canyon will cap off the night with two options to enjoy the fireworks show. Following the Fourth of July Festival at Community Park II (20 Benton Way), the firework show will begin at 10 pm – arrive early with folding chairs and blankets to stake out a good spot on the park lawn. To enjoy the fireworks from a higher vantage point, American Canyon also offers a night hike at Newell Open Space Preserve, meet at 8:00 pm at the Newell Open Space Trailhead located at the corner of Newell Drive and Donaldson Way East for a 1/2 mile hike ending with complimentary hot chocolate, beverages, and snacks.
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The day starts with a parade from 10am to noon, moving east on 2nd Street over to 3rd Street. Bleachers for spectators will be located at 3rd and Coombs Streets. From 5 to 9:30pm, there will be a Kid Zone, carnival games and live music at Oxbow Commons. From 7 to 7:30pm, a “Salute to USA” presentation will be made, then the fireworks display will begin at 9:30pm. Best places to watch will be from Veteran’s Park, Oxbow Commons, or the Riverfront Promenade.
Local festivities will begin with a Family Bike Parade down Hunt Avenue at 4pm. Then, from 5:30 to 6:30pm, the St. Helena Community Band will be performing at Lyman Park on Main Street. Crane Park will open to the public with live music on the West Baseball field and a Beer and Wine Garden in the parking lot. People are welcome to bring picnics, lawn games, and view the fireworks, starting at about 9:30pm, from inside the West Baseball field located at Crane Park or on the St. Helena Primary School Field located off Grayson Avenue.
The Napa County Fair Association will again be hosting Calistoga's annual Independence Day celebration. The annual hometown parade will start at 11am, traveling down Cedar Street, Lincoln Avenue, and Fair Way. Then the carnival will open at noon with food, games, and live music. At 6pm, gates will open to the grass infield, where you can claim your picnic spot, or participate in a watermelon eating contest or ice cream churnament. Fireworks will launch at dark. Pricing is $20/person in advance, $25/person at the door.
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For a full list of 4th of July fun in the Napa Valley, check out our Event Calendar.
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