4th of July Events Santa Cruz County

We celebrate America’s Independence Day and all the freedoms we are privileged to enjoy!

4th-july-alba-schoolhouse-benefitAlba, aka, Little Red, Schoolhouse 4th of July Celebration, 11am-4pm. It’s official – our 4th of July celebration is a go! Join us on Sunday, 7/4 between 11-4pm to celebrate the schoolhouse and our community. Live music by Josh Lowe and the Juncos with special guest Patti Maxine! We will also be taking some time to celebrate/mourn/appreciate the schoolhouse and our community. The bell will also be in attendance.
We need volunteers for the event – if you are interested in volunteering, go ahead and fill out the form below. Lots to do but good company and a great setting.

Boulder Creek Downtown Fest and Virtual Parade – Music, artists, crafters, raffle & more. Reggae by the Pool 12-7pm. Boulder Creek comes alive on the 4th of July. There will be a town-wide sidewalk sale and raffle, art, food, and live music everywhere. Over at the Bear Creek pool, Boulder Creek Recreation and Parks District is hosting a reggae festival and pool party featuring fresh food from Blue Sun Cafe.

Cabrillo Stage Big BandJuly 2, 6-7:15pm  ~  July 3, 2 -3:15pm  &  6-7:15pm  ~  July 4, 2 -3:15pm  &  6-7:15pm.  Take a nostalgic ride back in time to the Swing Era as we kick off our Summer Festival with the toe-tapping sounds of the Cabrillo Stage Big Band! Featuring some of the greatest hits of that time along with some of your Broadway favorites. Directed by Jon Nordgren and hosted by Andrew Ceglio, with performances by many of the Stars of Cabrillo Stage; this concert will transport you to a simpler time of Mom, apple pie, and the 4th of July! Live Streaming) + (Limited Live Audience) Outdoor Amphitheater

Free Swim at SimpkinsJuly 4, 14:30pm First come first served.

Pancake Breakfast, July 4, 8:30 – 11:30am, Market Street Senior Center, Order and pay at the door at 222 Market Street, Santa Cruz. The Take-away Breakfast consists of pancakes, sausages, and scrambled eggs.  $6.00 per adult, $4.00 per child under 10 years of age. Questions? Call 423-6640

Santa Cruz Firecracker Race – We will only be doing a 5K event this year.  We’ll be back with the 10K and Kid’s 1K in 2022. We will still maintain a 500 person limit for the 5K. There is a slight adjustment in the 5k course to accommodate the long course opening and traffic management for the neighborhood.

World’s Shortest 4th of July Parade in Aptos, 10am – Just the parade, the world’s shortest parade is back this July Fourth. Sorry, there won’t be a pancake breakfast or party in the park. You can sign up on the chamber’s website.

Spirit of Watsonville 4th of July – Join your community in celebrating the Spirit of Watsonville! Although our traditional 4th of July Parade down Main Street is not able to take place this year, the Parks and Community Services Department invites you to join in on the “Neighborhood Parade” and festive celebrations planned throughout the weekend.

Spirit of Watsonville, Mayor’s Bike Ride, 12:45-1p, Start Location: Alley between the 2nd Street Parking Garage and the Post Office, End Location:  City Plaza. Spend some time outside over the holiday and join Mayor Jimmy Dutra, Bike Santa Cruz County, the Friends of Watsonville Parks and Community Services, the City of Watsonville and Santa Cruz Metro.

Red, White and Blue Concert – 2-3pm, City Plaza – The Watsonville Band will be conducting a short march from Watsonville High School to the City Plaza. Join us for a few words from Mayor Dutra at 2p as we Welcome Back Watsonville and emerge from the pandemic with this first in-person event. Grab a sweet treat and then enjoy the sounds of our famous Watsonville band as they play your favorite patriotic songs.

Scotts Valley 4th of July Parade (no fireworks) 3pm – The city of Scotts Valley will celebrate the Fourth of July with an in-person, “modified” Fourth of July parade  and will follow the usual route along Scotts Valley Drive.

Felton July 4th ‘POD’ Party: Roaring Camp Railroads. Live music; tickets are required.

Half Moon Bay Parade – 12pm –  ‘Ol Fashioned July 4th Parade, pancake breakfast & music fest.

Morgan Hill Freedom Fest
JULY 3: Patriotic Sing: Amphitheater. Family Music Festival is directly after the Sing. JULY 4: Freedom Fest 5K & Kid’s Fun Run, Car Show,Parade & Fireworks on the Green.

Wilder Ranch State Park JULY 3-4: Regular Historic Ranch Ground Tour. Discover what life was like a century ago on this innovative dairy ranch. This hour-long tour includes the 1896 water-powered machine shop, barns and other historic buildings. Pre-registration required at Meet at interpretive center. Free event. Vehicle day-use fee is $10. For more information, call (831) 426-0505. Event made possible by Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks and California State Parks.

Save Our Shores Beach Cleanups, July 6, Capitola Soquel Chamber-Commerce –

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