4th Of July Road Closures, Plaza Celebration Schedule

Posted on July 2, 2019

4th of July Celebration

4th of July CelebrationNamed the eighth-best 4th of July celebration in the country by Travel+Leisure Magazine & Yahoo News, Sonoma’s 4th of July Celebration is a tradition that brings the community together and honors our great nation’s independence.

The Sonoma Volunteer Firefighter Association oversees the celebration that begins with the Parade, followed by an old-fashioned festival with food,  drink and game booths by Sonoma’s non-profit organizations. All proceeds raised from the festival benefit Sonoma’s nonprofit community. The 4th of July festival concludes around 5 p.m. when all eyes shift to the skies at dusk above General Vallejo’s field for the spectacular fireworks show that lasts approximately 45 minutes.

2019 Fourth of July Festival Events Schedule

  • 6 a.m. – Vendors begin to set up on the Plaza
  • 6 a.m. – Spectator set up time on the Plaza. – NO Early Setup
  • 7:45 a.m. – All parade participants and drop-offs should be in place
  • 4th of July Road Closures
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    8 a.m. – Hard Road closures on surrounding Plaza Streets, Roads will remain closed until after the parade and ceremonies, re-opening between Noon and 1 p.m. on July 4:

    • W. Spain @ Second St. West
    • E. Spain @ Second St. East
    • W. Napa @ Second St. West
    • E. Napa @ Second St. East
    • 1st St. West @ Norrbom Rd & McDonnell
    • 1st St. East @ Blue Wing Dr. and Patten St.
    • Broadway @ MacArthur
  • 8 a.m. – SVFA begins selling Mimosas
  • 9 a.m. – Vendors begin selling
  • 10 a.m. – Parade Begins
  • Noon – Patriotic Ceremony – Grinstead Amphitheater
  • Noon – Parade Awards – Grinstead Amphitheater
  • Plaza Music – Grinstead Amphitheater
    • 12:30 p.m. – Mighty Creatures of Habit
    • 2 p.m. – Driven 707
    • 3:30 p.m. – Illegitimate AC/DC
  • 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. – Bluerock Band at Field of Dreams – Vendors in SPD Parking lot
    • General Vallejo’s Home driveway will be closed at 5:00 to all public vehicles and shut down completely (foot traffic) along with the bike path at 8:30 pm no exceptions for safety concerns and will not reopen until it is deemed safe to do so approximately 20 to 30 mins after the show
  • Dusk – SVFA Fireworks Presentation – General Vallejo Field

Some rules to remember…

  • No chairs or personal belongings may be set upNo Set Up before 6 a.m. before 6 a.m. on July 4th (Including canopies & blankets). Items left overnight are subject to removal by the Sonoma Police Department.
  • For everyone’s viewing pleasure, we are discouraging the use of pop up tents.
  • No generators allowed on the plaza.
  • No alcoholic beverages are allowed outside of the plaza.

Have fun and be safe!

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