Redwood City | 4th of July Parade, Festival & Fireworks | 2014
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Downtown Redwood City | Broadway and Hamilton, Redwood City, CA
The Redwood City Independence Day 2014 celebration packs in a full day of fun including the 76th annual parade (10 am), a car show, the 28th annual festival, a carnival, and most importantly, a fireworks show (9:30 pm) on Friday, July 4, 2014.
Schedule | July 4, 2014
Pancake Breakfast at Fire Station #9 (755 Marshall Street) - 7:30-10:30 am (bring money for breakfast)
In 2013, the 4th of July Car Show and Celebration was at 9 am and took place on the 2600 block of Broadway, and we expect the same for 2014, but we have only been able to confirm that it is indeed taking place.
2014 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 2014 theme is “Through the Eyes of a Child.”
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.
2014 annual Independence Day Festival (9 am-5 pm)
The 28th 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 enjoy the annual 4th of July carnival, coordinated by the Woodside Terrace Kiwanis Club. In 2013, it was located in the parking lot at Veterans Blvd. and Winslow Street, and we expect the same for 2014.
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. In 2013, there was a public viewing area along the waterfront off of Seaport Court. Once all of the very limited public parking spaces were filled, Seaport Boulevard was closed to all vehicle traffic at the intersection of Seaport/Blomquist. Once the intersection was closed, vehicle access to the Port area was unavailable.
Please note, we’re not sure if there will be a public viewing area or traffic closures in 2014, but 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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