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Where to watch fireworks


Looking for a spectacular display of colorful explosions in the sky? We've got the scoop on the county's fireworks, from the bay to Sonoma, and all the way to Napa Valley.

<span style="color: #ff0000;"><strong>Wednesday, July 3</strong></span>

<strong>Analy High School - 6950 Analy Ave., Sebastopol</strong>

The 40th Annual Sebastopol Kiwanis Fireworks and Music Festival will be held at the Analy High School Football Field. Bring your family and friends along with low lawn chairs and blankets and a enjoy an evening of great music, games, prizes, raffle, delicious foods: Martha's Mexico, Mary's Pizza, Hopmonk BBQ, Hotdogs, Screamin Mimi's Ice Cream, popcorn, coffee/apple pie and desserts. Music featuring Fresh Cut Grass, BlueShift and the Rhythm Rangers. Gates open at 5:30 p.m., fireworks at 9:40 p.m.

<a href=" http://www.sebastopolkiwanis.org/" target="_blank">www.sebastopolkiwanis.org</a>

<strong>Keiser Park - 700 Windsor River Rd., Windsor</strong>

Windsor's "Kaboom" Independence Day celebration includes music from Pride & Joy and Brothers of Siren, a huge Kids Zone, and every paid admission gets a $5 gift card to Driven Raceway. Once evening hits, so will the fireworks and laser show. Gates open at 4 p.m. Parking $5 at Windsor High School. Admission is $3, or VIP access for $40.

<a href="http://www.windsorkaboom.com/" target="_blank">www.windsorkaboom.com</a>

<span style="color: #ff0000;"><strong>Thursday, July 4</strong></span>

<strong>Sonoma County Fairgrounds - 1350 Bennett Valley Rd., Santa Rosa</strong>

The annual Red, White & Boom celebration included music from Wonderbread 5, Pat Jordan Band, and Court 'n' Disaster. Many different activities at Sonoma County's largest 4th of July event, with proceeds benefiting Children's Museum and underprivileged youth. $5-$10, 4 & under free. Gates open at 4 p.m.

<a href="http://santarosaredwhiteandboom.com/" target="_blank">santarosaredwhiteandboom.com</a>

<strong>Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds - 175 fairgrounds Dr., Petaluma</strong>

Beginning at 3 p.m., there will be family activities, games, contests, live music, local food, and more. The fireworks begin at 9:20 p.m. $1-$2 admission, 3 & under free.

<a href="https://www.facebook.com/PTown4th/" target="_blank">www.facebook.com/PTown4th</a>

<strong>General Vallejo's Home - 400 West Spain St., Sonoma</strong>

Head over to the front of Estate Restaurant following the Sonoma Plaza celebration for an evening of fireworks that echo throughout the valley.

<strong>Healdsburg High School - 360 Monte Vista Ave., Healdsburg</strong>

The American Legion Sotoyome 111 will shoot off fireworks from the athletic fields beginning at dark, and lasting for a full 40 minutes. But don't miss the kids parade and music by the Russian River Ramblers at Healdsburg Plaza earlier in the day, presented by the Rotary Club of Healdsburg.

<strong>Cloverdale High School</strong>

Once dusk hits, the place to be is gathered around the football field to see the brilliant show light up the Cloverdale night sky. Donations accepted for admission.

<a href="http://cloverdalelionsclub.com/fireworks/show/" target="_blank">cloverdalelionsclub.com/fireworks/show</a>

<strong>Green Music Center - 1801 E. Cotati Ave., Rohnert Park</strong>

A musical celebration, accompanied by a brilliant fireworks display. The music begins with the revival of a community tradition – a family-friendly Independence Day orchestral concert amidst an afternoon of festivities, culminating in a dazzling fireworks display across the Sonoma County skies. $45-$85 Gates open at 7:30 p.m.

<a href="http://gmc.sonoma.edu/" target="_blank">gmc.sonoma.edu</a>

<strong>Napa Valley Wine Train - 1275 McKinstry St., Napa</strong>

See fireworks as you never have before... from a train. The Napa Valley Wine Train's Fourth of July Train is an extremely popular and fun way to experience the founding of our great Nation. First, indulge in an elegant gourmet meal. Then relax as we pull into our front row seat and stop for the fireworks celebration.No rushing, no traffic, and no mosquitoes. The Fourth of July Wine Train sells out fast, so reserve your space today.

<a href="http://www.winetrain.com/" target="_blank">www.winetrain.com</a>

<strong>Sugarloaf Ridge State Park - 2605 Adobe Canyon Rd., Kenwood</strong>

Calling all hikers! Join "Dave & Bill Hikes" this July 4th for our Second Annual Fireworks Hike & Fundraiser to support Sugarloaf Ridge State Park. Climb the tallest mountain in Sonoma Valley, a spectacular vantage point to view as many as 18 different fireworks displays from throughout the Bay Area. Hike begins 6:45 p.m. Reserve your place today!

<a href="http://www.sonomaecologycenter.org/" target="_blank">www.sonomaecologycenter.org</a>

<strong>Napa County Fairgrounds - 1435 N. Oak St., Calistoga</strong>

Enjoy 5 days of the Napa County Fair with live music, demos, exhibits, and more. But on July 4th, the celebration turns towards Independence Day with a morning parade, all American games, an ice cream "Churn-a-ment", and fireworks starting at 9:30 p.m.

<a href="http://www.napacountyfair.org/" target="_blank">www.napacountyfair.org</a>

<span style="color: #ff0000;"><strong>Friday, July 5</strong></span>

<strong>Westside Park - 2400 Westshore Rd., Bodega Bay</strong>

View fireworks over the waters of Bodega Bay. It's said there will be no fog, so you'll have a perfect view of the show. Starts at 9:30 p.m.

<a href="http://bodegabayca.org/" target="_blank">bodegabayca.org</a>

<strong><span style="color: #ff0000;">Saturday, July 6 & Sunday July, 7</span></strong>

<strong>Monte Rio Beach</strong>

The whole weekend is reserved for an Independence Day celebration, from the Big Rocky Games, the Firefighters BBQ, the Water Carnival Boat Parade, and the Water Curtain. Following the Water Curtain on Saturday, fireworks will light up the West County skies for a spectacular show.

<a href="http://monterio.org/Default.aspx?pageId=1116886&eventId=510373&EventViewMode=EventDetails" target="_blank">monterio.org</a>