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Celebrate Antioch Foundation Set for 4th of July Parade and Fireworks

by ECT

After a year layoff due to the pandemic, Celebrate Antioch is set to bring back its annual parade and fireworks show to the City of Antioch in the historic Rivertown District–including fireworks over the Delta water.

According to Celebrate Antioch Foundation President Joy Motts, the events will take place while following the new guidelines set up by the State and County for outside events—unlike the city of Brentwood—they are not requiring pre-registration as they anticipate more than 5,000 people to attend.

Mott said the city is requiring they follow the State and County guidelines.

“We strongly recommend that all attendees be vaccinated or have a negative Covid-19 test prior to attending this event and that all non-vaccinated attendees wear a mask while attending the event,” said Motts.  “We are going to do everything possible to ensure this is a safe event for our community.  We all know the rules as we have been living it for the last 15 months and we ask that everyone who plans to attend, if you have not been vaccinated, to show respect for your fellow residents and either not attend or if you plan to attend, to wear a mask.”

Motts says most downtown restaurants will be open, however, the event will feature other types of carnival food such as corn dogs, pizza and more. She also noted this is an alcohol-free event so no ice chest or coolers or outside beverages are allowed other than water.

Donations are still needed: click here

About the Event:

  • Pancake Breakfast – 8 am-10 am – $5 Donation. Located at City Hall Parking Lot
  • Car Show – Vendors at 5 pm – on 2nd Street
  • Parade
  • Crafts and Vendors
  • Live Entertainment – The Groove Doctors, will take the city stage after the completion of the parade.
  • Fireworks – Start at 9:20 pm
  • No ice chest or outside beverages allowed
  • Public health guidelines: Face mask and social distances will be enforced.

** This is an alcohol-free event.
*** State recommends attendees be vaccinated or have had a negative covid-19 test prior to attending this event.


Celebrate Antioch Foundation Fourth of July Parade Application! Entry is Free, Parade Application due by July 1, 2021, Late Entries will not be accepted due to assuring COVID Safety protocols.  Parade start time is 5:0 0pm.  West 2nd Street and E Street Parade instructions will be e-mailed when application is received and reviewed. Please report to check in at 2ndand E Street prior to 4:00pm.

Car Show:

Registration Fee is $25 and is 3:30pm to 4:30pm at City Hall Parking Lot “Enter at 3rd & H Street”. Cost is $25 Payable to Celebrate Antioch Foundation. Stay for the 4th of July Fireworks Show and Have the Best Seat in The House “and parking space”.  Please Pre Register Online So That We Can Keep the Flow Going and Get Everyone Parked Before 5pm. Due to Security Surrounding Event, No Vehicles Allowed in Parking Lot Until Registered.


This event will be held at the Riverfront in Downtown Antioch on 2nd & G Street Antioch, CA. Open to the public at 5 pm on Sunday July 4th, 2021. Event includes live entertainment, food and beverage vendors, arts and craft vendors, car show.

Online Applications:

For more information, visit: www.celebrateantioch.org

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Matt Stevens Jun 17, 2021 - 1:03 pm

This is bad news! WE DON’T NEED ANYMORE FIREWORKS! People with heart conditions, veterans with PTSD, the elderly and OUR PETS go crazy and they don’t deserve it. Have the parade, but stop with the fireworks, Joy Mott!

Tiffany Carr Jun 17, 2021 - 2:46 pm

I agree! We have been bombarded with fireworks noise just about every day ALL YEAR LONG! ENOUGH ALREADY! No more of this nuisance! This has nothing to do with our nation gaining independence!

LoveableCurmudgeon Jun 18, 2021 - 3:57 am

This is ridiculous. There are cities that no longer have fireworks shows, because of damage to the environment. Aside from the danger of fire, there are hazardous materials dropped into the water. There is also the possibility of heat illness events. I mean, if that weekend is as bad as this one there will be medical issues.
The other issue is that 4th of July parades are boring as can be An excuse for local politicians and insurance agents to drive around in vintage convertibles and waving at the spectators as they pass by with their business logos attached to the car. Along with awful high school marching bands. Stay home. Watch Yankee Doodle Dandy. Have a personal barbecue

Jesus Rivera Jun 22, 2021 - 4:35 pm

Tradition or not! Fireworks should be completely banned. We don’t need any more noise pollution

Tim Wight Jul 2, 2021 - 9:03 pm

Well,look at it this way, all the people who are downtown enjoying the festivities the city is providing, will be that many people
less shooting off illegal/insane fireworks from home (i.e. your neighbors, etc.) Did you all forget how last year was? It was like world War 3 where I live! So instead of all the negative, killjoy and hating,why not just come join the fun and 0have a graas 2

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