Guide to July 4th fireworks, celebrations in Sonoma County

Fourth of July celebrants can gather Wednesday night at the baseball field at Healdsburg High School, 1024 Prince Ave., for the American Legion Sotoyome Post 111 fireworks show that begins at 9:30 p.m.

The 40-minute show is free of charge, with donations accepted.



The Independence Day fun in Kenwood begins with the 30th annual pancake breakfast and silent auction from 7 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Kenwood Community Church garden, 9637 Channing Row.

Watch or join the Kenwood 3K and 10K footrace departing at 7:30 a.m. at Kenwood Plaza Park, 200 Warm Springs Road.

The “Kenwood Fourth of July Hometown Parade” begins at 10:30 a.m., circling around Plaza Park, followed by live music and food at the “Rotary Club Barbecue and Family Fun” celebration at 11:30 a.m. Admission is free.



Petaluma’s Fourth of July observance begins with patriotic readings, a traditional ringing of the “Liberty Bell,” and a proclamation at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Petaluma Historical Library and Museum, 20 Fourth St.

The free event offers everyone a chance to ring the large bell, once used to alert workers to emergencies at the Korbel Lumber Company; cookies and lemonade provided in the museum’s Garden Court.

Afterwards, stop by the second annual “American Dream” auto show from noon to 6 p.m. Wednesday at 101 North Brewing Company, 1304 Scott St. The event includes beer and food and retail vendors. Admission is free.

The Exit Plan, The Den Brothers, Derek Irving and His Combo and a DJ will provide music.

Proceeds, including a raffle for a 1954 Chevy 210 sedan, benefit Sonoma County fire relief. Check out the beauty or purchase tickets in advance at the tap room.


Later Wednesday, the “Petaluma Fourth of July Celebration” opens for kids’ activities and food and beverage sales at 5 p.m. at the Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds, 175 Fairgrounds Drive.

The Petaluma Music Festival presents local bands The Grain and Highway Poets on stage. A fireworks display follows at dark.

The free celebration is presented by the City of Petaluma and the Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds & Event Center.


Rohnert Park

Celebrate the red, white and blue at the “Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular” on Wednesday at Weill Hall and Lawn at the Green Music Center on the Sonoma State University campus, 1801 E. Cotati Ave., Rohnert Park.

A Kids’ Zone opens at 4:30 p.m., with carnival games, bounce houses, face painting, food and music.

Transcendence Theatre Company and the Santa Rosa Symphony present a program celebrating the spirit of America at 7:30 p.m. A fireworks display, billed as the largest in Sonoma County, follows at dusk.

Tickets are $40 for indoor and table seating; lawn seating is $25 for adults, $12.50 for kids 3-12, free for 2 and younger.

Details: 866-955-6040,

Santa Rosa

The “Red, White & BOOM!” celebration begins at 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds, 1350 Bennett Valley Road, Santa Rosa. Food vendors and kids’ activities are featured.