We wanted to wish everyone out there a safe and fun Fourth of July today as 236 years ago the Continental Congress approved the Declaration of Independence. For one day, I hope we can put aside the left vs. right politics and just celebrate why we live in the greatest county in the world! Here are a couple of activities in East County while I’ve also included a list of all activities in Contra Costa County.
Streets of Brentwood (11:00 am to 4:00 pm
The Parade at 11am with fun for all with this festival. This is a kid friendly event with two activities which include a Bungee Run for older kids and a Fire Truck Slide while you can you can hear a Summerset Big Band in the Plaza throughout the celebration.
I have attached a picture via way of the Street of Brentwood Facebook page which really does do a great job with daily updates.
4th of July Parade Lineup starts at Lenscrafters, crosses Plaza at American Eagle and ends at Jos. A. Bank
1. All Service Parade Color Guard
3. Marine Corps League
4. American Legion Riders
5. Brentwood Mayor Bob Taylor
6. Spirit of ’29 Dixieland Band
7. Boy Scout Troop #450
8. Girl Scout Troop #31086
9. Relay for Life
10. Scooby the Pony
11. Boulevard Knights
12. Impact Soccer Club
13. East County Performing Arts Center
14. Mothers of Brentwood
15. Haagen-Dazs and Auntie Anne’s Mascots
16. East Contra Costa Historical Society Fire Truck
17. Four Stars Gymnastics Academy
18. The Streets Security
19. Oakley Raiders Youth Football and Cheer
20. Delta Harvest Run
21. Rainbow Girls
22. Community Kids on scooters/bikes, etc. (those who are not with an official entry)
23. Happy Trails Riding Academy
24. The Streets Maintenance
Antioch – Historic Downtown Rivertown
This is a Family Friendly Event that begins at 5:00 pm which includes , live music, is alcohol free, kids zone, car show, and lots of food. The parade begins at 7:00 pm with fireworks to begin at 9:30 pm.
Via the Contra Costa Times Fourth of July Guide
CONTRA COSTA COUNTY
Antioch. Family-friendly celebration with live music, car show, food and kids zone starts 5 p.m.; parade is 7 p.m. followed by fireworks at 9:30 p.m.; Second Street, downtown Antioch; $4 donation; www.antiochjuly4th.com.
Brentwood. Parade begins 11 a.m., followed by live music and family-friendly amusements, including a petting zoo and fire truck slide and more. The parade begins at northeast end of Streets of Brentwood shopping center, 2565 Sand Creek Road; www.shopstreetsofbrentwood.com.
Concord Fourth of July Jubilee and Parade. The event, which runs 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Todos Santos Plaza, includes a parade, music, a fair and a 5K walk and run. On July 2-4, there will be fireworks and the presentation of the popular Singing Flag at Dave Brubeck Park, 4363 Concord Blvd., starting at 9:20 p.m. each night. www.concordjuly4th.com.
Danville’s Fourth of July Parade. Things get under way at 9 a.m. at Hartz and Railroad avenues. Bands, gymnasts, marching groups, horses and antique cars. www.kiwanis-srv.org.
El Cerrito. Family-friendly celebration includes food, carnival games, arts and crafts and live entertainment. 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Cerrito Vista Park, 950 Pomopna Ave.; 510-559-7000, http://el-cerrito.org.
Martinez. Events kick off at 8 a.m. with flag-raising and pancake breafast and parade at 10 a.m. Fireworks at dusk on Waterfront Park Marina; www.mainstreetmartinez.org.
Moraga. Events kick off at 8 a.m. and include fun run, dog parade, car show, kids activities and fireworks (around 9:30 p.m.) at Moraga Country Club, 1600 St. Andrews Drive, Moraga; www.moraga.ca.us, 925-888-7045.
Orinda. Events begin at 7:30 a.m. with Roadrunners’ Pancake Breakfast and include flag-raising ceremony, fun run and parade (11 a.m.). Orinda Community Park, Orinda Way; 925-254-0800, www.orindaassociation.org/programs.
Richmond’s Craneway Pavilion Independence Day. On July 3, there will be music from the Oakland East Bay Symphony, food and drink and fireworks at Crane Pavilion, 1414 Harbour Way S. Things get under way at 6:30 p.m., with the Symphony performing at 8. www.craneway.com/Events.
San Ramon July Fourth. Event will include music from Pride & Joy and a tribute to America’s Armed Forces. No fireworks. 4-7:30 p.m., San Ramon Central Park, 12501 Alcosta Blvd. www.sanramon.ca.gov.