Independence Day revelers will take off on a “Rocket to the Moon”, Sonoma-style, as the theme of the 2019 4th of July Parade will honor the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 landing.
For over a half-century, residents in this town have come together in red, white and blue to celebrate our country and community. People travel from far and wide to not only participate in the parade, but to sit along the square’s sidewalks, with flags and streamers waving, to support the tradition. No other community event reflects the “spirit of Sonoma” like the Fourth of July. It is an all-volunteer effort that, like our city, evolves with each passing year, growing and improving upon itself. It has become the signature event of our community.
We have some big exciting news, the return of the “Splash Zone” near the El Dorado Hotel.The Celebration begins at 10a.m. with the parade. All entries should be decorated in a patriotic manner and have some recognizable connection to the theme.
In the Plaza after the parade beginning at 11am, there will be an assortment of games, information booths, food, live entertainment, drinks and fun for the whole family. Parade and booth applications are now being accepted by the Sonoma Volunteer Firefighters’ Association for participation in this year’s July 4th Celebration at their website, sonomavolunteerfirefighters.org.
As the skies turn to dusk, the attention with shift to the General Vallejo’s field as last minute preparations are made to get the fireworks show set. The SVFA has added additional food options for the evening. If you’re around the field of dreams, you can enjoy four different food trucks parked in the parking lot beginning at 5pm.
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