Where to celebrate Independence DayBy: Jamie Hazelton, Staff Writer/Page Designer
Begin Independence Day with a pancake breakfast at 7 a.m. Wednesday, July 4 at the Lincoln Veterans Hall, 541 5th St. Breakfast is $8 for adults and $5 for kids. A parade through downtown Lincoln hosted by the Lincoln Chamber of Commerce begins at 9 a.m. at A and Fifth streets and will head west on Fifth and turn right onto F Street and head north to Sixth and turn east and will end at Sixth and D streets. For more information on the parade, visit lincolnchamber.com.
Continue the fun at the Lincoln 4th of July Celebration put together by community donations and volunteers will begin at about 1 p.m. in McBean Park featuring several live bands, food trucks, vendors and a kids zone with bounce houses. The aquatic center will be open at no cost to cool off. The Potters baseball team will be playing the Chico Heat at 6:35 p.m. at the Historic McBean Stadium in the park. Tickets are $6-$12. The free fireworks show is the highlight of the community and will blast off at around 9 p.m. For more information visit, lincolnca4thofjuly.com.Folsom
The 58th annual Folsom Pro Rodeo will kick it June 30 to July 3 at Dan Russell Rodeo Arena in Folsom. In addition to the rodeo action, the Folsom Pro Rodeo offers a patriotic skydiver, motocross, bull jumping, the Painted Ladies horse team, mutton bustin’, two-stepping and more. Gates open at 6 p.m. and the rodeo begins at 7:15 p.m. each evening. A fireworks show will be presented every night at 9:30 p.m. General admission is $21.50 for adults and $15.50 for children. For more information, visit folsomprorodeo.com.
Kick off Independence Day by helping others. The 10th annual Folsom Firecracker family fun run begins with a 10.4K at 7:30 a.m. and a 5K at 7:45 a.m. at the Lake Natoma Bike Trails. The race begins at 145 Parkshore Drive, in Folsom. Registration is $32 and includes a T-shirt. For more information, visit folsomfirecracker.com.
Help “Run Crime out of Roseville” at Roseville Crime Stopper’s annual fun run on Wednesday, July 4. The 10K begins at 7:20 a.m., the 5K at 7:45 a.m., and the kids quarter mile at 8:45 a.m. in Royer Park, 190 park Drive, Roseville. The parade begins at 9 a.m. at the intersection of Riverside Ave., Vernon St. and Douglas Boulevard and continues along Vernon Street past the Civic Center, turns right on Lincoln Street before turning right again onto Park Drive. Stay for the fun after the parade with food, games and music by the Capitol Pops Concert Band in Royer Park, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.