Looking for a place to spend Independence Day? While some areas are cracking down on fireworks use and regulations, others are continuing the tradition of hosting a phenomenal fireworks display. But where can you still go to find good fireworks this 4th of July? Check out our list of the 5 most unforgettable places to celebrate fourth of July in San Joaquin County, California. We’re sure you’ll find something on here to tickle your fancy.
Stockton’s 59th Annual Waterfront Fireworks Extravaganza
The Stockton 59th Annual Waterfront Fireworks Extravaganza is first on our list for a reason. If you pick one show to attend this year, this should be your first choice. This fireworks show takes place at Mandeville Tip County Park in Stockton, a tiny little island in the middle of the delta. Barron Hilton (yep, he’s the same guy whose dad started Hilton Hotels) owns a piece of property on the island, and every year for many years he has been hosting an amazing fireworks show. You can go by boat if you’re lucky enough to own one, but the display is also visible from various spots on the delta, including Windmill Cove, Delta Loop, and Village West Marina.
Time: 6pm to midnight, July 4, 2017
Location: Mandeville Tip County Park, Stockton, CA
Tracy 4th of July Celebration 2017
Looking for an all day affair? Check out the Tracy 4th of July Celebration. This is a two part event, with the first half going on in Lincoln Park from 6am-3pm and full of fun events like the hot air balloon lift off and pancake breakfast, and ending with the 4th of July Pageant. There will also be dozens of vendor booths, crafts of the kids, a 4th of July parade, hot wing contest, and much more.
The second half of the evening gravitates toward Tracy High School, where there will be live entertainment, a magic show, and yep you guessed it – a whole lot of fireworks. Make sure to arrive before the show starts at 9:30!
Time: 6am-3pm in Lincoln Park, 7pm-10pm at Tracy High School
Price: $2 kids, $5 adults
Location: Lincoln park at East St. and Eaton Ave., Tracy High School at East St. and 11th St.
Manteca Big League Dreams Fireworks Celebration
Manteca does the fourth of July with family always at the center. Come to the Big League Dreams Field and enjoy vendors, a softball tournament, rides, music, and other entertainment. Spend the first part of the evening enjoying some food and relaxation (we recommend bringing a blanket or lawn chair), and end the night with the annual fireworks display. Make sure to get there early so you aren’t hunting around for parking!
Price: $2 for ages 13+
Location: Big League Dreams Field, 1077 Milo Candini Drive, Manteca, CA
Kaboom ft. The Deadlines at the Stockton Arena
Are you a music lover? Would you rather go to a concert this July 4th and have the fireworks be in the background? Then you need to check out KABOOM. This garage rooftop party features live music by The Deadlies, and also offers an amazing view of the fireworks. This is one of the more expensive 4th of July events, but it’s well worth it if you’re looking for a little adventure. This event is hosted by 104.1 Hawk and 99.3 KJOY radio stations, so check it out if you’re a fan. You can also view the show via boat, if you have one, since the show is right on the waterfront.
Time: Starts at 8pm
Price: $20 per ticket
Location: Stockton Arena Parking Garage, 248 W Fremont Street, Stockton, CA
Ripon 4th of July Fireworks at Mistlin Sports Park
Despite some drama earlier this year and talk of cancelling the event, the Ripon fireworks display is still a go. This even takes place at Mistlin Sports Park and is hosted by KAT Country 103, everyone’s favorite country radio station. Get your blankets and bring a picnic basket and head down to the park for a good show. The fireworks start as soon as the sun goes down, so make sure you’re ready! Cozy up with family and friends and enjoy the fireworks display.
Location: Mistlin Sports Park, 1201 River Rd. Ripon, CA
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