Redwood City | Independence Day Parade, Festival & Fireworks | 2013
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Downtown Redwood City | Broadway and Hamilton, Redwood City, CA
The Redwood City Independence Day 2013 celebration packs in a full day of fun including a car show (9 am), the 75th annual parade (10 am), the 27th annual festival, a carnival, and most importantly, fireworks (9:30 pm) on Thursday, July 4, 2013.
Schedule | July 4, 2013
Pancake Breakfast at Fire Station #9 (755 Marshall Street) - 7:30-10:30 am (bring money for breakfast)
4th of July Parade Run – 8:45 am – Register to race, but free to watch.
Car Show (9 am)
The 4th of July “Go For It” Car Show and Celebration takes place on the 2600 block of Broadway.
2013 annual Independence Day Invitational Parade (10 am)
The annual 4th of July Parade in downtown Redwood City is the largest Independence Day parade in Northern California and attracts thousands of spectators. The 2013 theme is “Seventy Five Years of Pageantry.”
The parade begins at 10 am, and the route starts on Marshall Street at the corner of Winslow Street, and continues on Marshall, Main Street, Middlefield Road, Winslow Street, Broadway, and onto Arguello Street where it ends near Alden Street.
2013 annual Independence Day Festival (9 am-5 pm)
The 27th annual Independence Day Festival will cover several blocks in the heart of Downtown Redwood City, starting at 9 am (parts of Broadway, Hamilton, Middlefield, Jefferson, and in Courthouse Square).
The festival features arts and crafts, food and beverages, a kids area with Skates the Clown and Phil Ackerley the Magician, and a whole lot of good old fashioned family fun. Plus the annual 4th of July carnival, coordinated by the Woodside Terrace Kiwanis Club, will be in the parking lot at Veterans Blvd. and Winslow Street.
Fireworks (9:30 pm)
The fireworks extravaganza will start at approximately 9:30 pm. The fireworks can be seen from areas where there is a clear view of the skies above the Port, and can also be seen from high points all over the Peninsula.
Arrive early if heading to the Port; there will be a public viewing area along the waterfront off of Seaport Court. Once all of the very limited public parking spaces are filled, Seaport Boulevard will be closed to all vehicle traffic at the intersection of Seaport/Blomquist. Once the intersection has been closed, no vehicle access to the Port area will be available. This traffic control restriction could occur as early as 7:30 pm – so be sure to plan accordingly.
Links: Event detailsCost: FREE
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