The 4th of July Spectacular with Judy Collins is Friday at the Green Music Center, 1801 E. Cotati Ave. Gates open at 4:30 p.m., with music at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are from $35 indoor and $25 outdoor. (866) 955-6040.
The first annual Napa County Fair & Fireworks is Friday at the Napa County Fair, 1435 N. Oak St., with a parade at 10 a.m., art exhibits, food contests, rides, pie-throwing and -eating contests, cooking demonstrations, 10 local bands and a fireworks show at dusk. Admission is $10, $5 for kids, $25 all-day ride pass. 942-5111 or napacountyfair.org.
Food and game booths 9 a.m.-5 p.m, parade around Sonoma Plaza starts at 10 a.m. Music starts at 11:30 a.m., patriotic ceremony at 11:45 a.m. and fireworks show at dusk from the field by General Vallejo Home at Third Street West and West Spain Street. Free bike valet at Depot Park, 270 First St. W. 938-4626, ext. 4. sonomacommunitycenter.org.
Russian River’s annual Big Rocky Games include volleyball and horseshoe tournaments; canoe, inner tube, kayak and raft races; water balloon and beanbag tosses and rock skipping 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Free.
PTown 4th starts at 5 p.m. at the Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds, with music from Paulies Garage, a fun zone for kids, food and drink, followed by fireworks at 9:30 p.m. Bring picnics, blankets or chairs. $5 includes fun zone games. Facebook.com/ptown4th.
Saturday, July 5
Enjoy a free fireworks show over the water visible all around the harbor 9:30 p.m. Saturday at Bodega Bay.
Monte Rio Volunteer Firefighters Association fires up for its barbecue noon-5 p.m. Saturday at the headquarters fire station, 9870 Main St. Water Carnival and a fireworks show that begins about 9:15 p.m. Saturday night along the Russian River.
Celebrate the Friends of Rio Nido’s 104th anniversary with food, music, Pee Wee mini-golf and a children’s talent show noon Saturday at Rio Nido Homeowner’s Association Picnic Area, Canyon Seven Road. Hot dogs and hamburgers 4-8 p.m. and live music and dancing 5-9 p.m.
Happy Independence Day!
PS: Thinking about joining us for labor day? Call us now to book your wine tour in advance.
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