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North State round up of 2019 fireworks shows and 4th of July celebrations

Here is a list of places you can go to watch fireworks shows and attend community celebrations in the North State for Independence Day in 2019.

Posted: Jul 3, 2018 8:57 AM
Updated: Jul 3, 2019 4:02 PM

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NOTE: The annual Lake Almanor fireworks show has been postponed by the Lake Almanor Area Chamber of Commerce due to rising lake leels. The launch site was determined to be unsafe at the current lake level.  The fireworks show will take place on Labor Day Weekend on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019.

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Anderson Explodes Concert & Fireworks
Event starts at 4pm. Fireworks at 10 p.m.
Shasta District Fairgrounds
1890 Briggs St.  



The annual pancake breakfast will take place at the Community Hall from 7-10 a.m. and the parade on B Street starts at 10:30 a.m. and lasts until noon.

The evening celebration starts at Biggs High School. Fireworks begin at dusk.

Mayor Randall Stone has extended a special invitation to the 4th of July morning celebration to the newest Chico residents who have stayed in Chico after being displaced by the Camp Fire.

Camp Fire workers, volunteers and truck drivers are all invited to attend the longstanding Chico tradition as well.

Captain Bob's Pancake Wagon with the Butte County Sheriff's Office will start flipping pancakes at 8 a.m. with proceeds benefitting Project Hope Butte County. The organizations supports those being treated for breast cancer. The breakfast costs $6 and includes pancakes, sausages, coffee and juice.

The early morning 5K fun run/walk at Sycamore Field at One-Mile Recreation Area in Lower Bidwell Park on Thursday starts at 7:15 a.m.  Participants should register at Sports LTD on Mangrove on Wednesday, July 3, 2019 from 3-7 p.m.

The Chico Community Band peformance begins at 9 a.m. Local citizens will performing patriotic and entertaining music selections for approximately one hour.

If you want to see fireworks on July 4, 2019 in Chico you will have to see them at the SILVER DOLLAR SPEEDWAY after the races.

Pit gates open at 3 p.m. and the grandstand gates open at 5 p.m. Qualifying starts at 5:30 p.m. and the races start at 6 p.m. The fireworks take place right after the races. Kids ages 11 and under can get in free.  Adult tickets are $17.


The Chamber of Commere hosts a downtown mixer with live entertainment starting at 6 p.m.

Earlier in the day there is a popular Walk/Run on Mt. Shasta Blvd. that begins at 7 a.m.

There is a huge artisan market and street fair and a parade.

The fireworks start at dusk (approximately 9:45 p.m.) and make a beautiful display over Lake Siskiyou. Some places to view the fireworks show include Mt. Shasta Resour, the Lake Siskiyou Campground, or from a boat on the lake. The score for the choreographed fireworks display can be heard on Z100.1 FM. (Northshore Road is closed all day on the 4th)


The Red, White and Blue Parade takes place at 11 a.m. and the line up begins at 10 a.m. Participants can get an entry number at the Orland High School parking lot. There is no entry fee to participate in the parade. The announcer's booth is at Shasta and Third Streets. Participants will line up in the football stadium parking lot.

The Orland Town Band performs at 1 p.m. and the Citizen of the Year and organizations of the Year will be recognized at 1:30 p.m., followed by a Parade of Cars.

The Band will perform again at 2:30 p.m. an festivities end at 4 p.m.

Fireworks show in Oroville over the Thermalito North Forebay. The Oroville Rotary Club sponsors the popular community event. There are 3 great locations to enjoy the show: The North Thermalito Forebay and Aquatic Center, the Nelson Sports Complex, and the South Thermalito Forebay. There will be plenty of food, crafts for the kids, swimming, and music. You can even rent gear and watch it from the water. The fireworks start 30 minutes after sunset.


The Paradise Ridge Chamber of Commerce is holding a speical July 4th in the park celebration starting at 3 p.m. The event is scheduled to end at 6 p.m.

There will not be any fireworks, but there will be a performance of the Air Force Band of the Golden West.

Paradise Community Park - 5582 Black Olive Dr.

Fireworks will be launched from the Elks Lodge, with some of the best viewing from River Park, Diamond Park, Tractor Supply Parking Lot or Baskin-Robbins area. The aerial show starts after 9:30 p.m. The Tehama County Fireworks Committee wants to remind people to buy their safe and sane fireworks at the booth at the Home Depot in order to help fund the annual fireworks display.

Freedom Fest is by far the largest fireworks display in Northern California.
It takes place at the grounds of Redding’s Civic Auditorium.
Music starts at 7 p.m. and fireworks start at 10 p.m.

Local non-profit organizations will be selling food and beverages at the community celebration.

Sponsored by the City of Redding and the McConnell Foundation.

(Reminder: From 6-to-11 p.m. the Redding Police Department will be holding a DUI/Driver’s License checkpoint at an undisclosed location)


The whole community of Weaverville is involved in events over several days around Independence Day.

The parade takes place at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, July 4, 2019 through historic downtown Weaverville. It is sponsored by the Rotary Club.

The Highland Art Center is hosting their Arts and Crafts Fair at the art center meadow on Highway 299 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.

The fireworks show will take place on Friday, July 5, 2019 at 10 p.m. at Weaverville Elementary School.


Their parade starts at 10 a.m. at Memorial Park on Sycamore Street and ends at Jensen Park.

The Chamber of Commerce raises $10,000 each year for a 4th of July fireworks show in Jensen Park. It starts at dusk.


There will be a parade and a flagpole rededication at 9:30 a.m. on July 4, 2019. The flagpole at the corner of Plumas St. and Colusa Highway in Yuba City was originally dedicated on Nov. 12, 1983 to all who honorably serve their country by military and emergency service.

The parade will take place after the flagpole dedication. Kids age 0-12 can join in the parade which is followed by a hot dog lunch at the Town Center Fountain. There is no registration required. This year the parade is at a different location at the north end of Plumas Street by the flagpole.

Parade; Ages 0 – 12 can join in on the parade! After the parade, enjoy a hot dog lunch at the Town Center Fountain! No registration is required. The parade will begin at a different location this year, on the North end of Plumas Street with the unveiling of our new Flag Pole. No animals, pets, or motorized vehicles will be permitted in the parade.

FRIDAY, JULY 5, 2019


Fireworks will be presented at Weaverville Elementary School on Friday, sponsored by the Weaverville Chamber of Commerce. The elementary school is located at 31020 Highway 3 in Weaverville.

(We will be adding more events to this list throughout the day)

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