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Martinez | Hometown 4th of July Parade & Fireworks | 2023

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Tuesday, July 4, 2023 - All Day | Cost: FREE
Main St. | Main Street and Court Street, Martinez, CA 94553

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The City of Martinez is pleased to announce that the annual Fourth of July Fireworks Show is returning to Martinez for 2023. The City is also welcoming back the annual Fourth of July Parade organized by Downtown Martinez and Company and sponsored by the Martinez Refining Company. The City is taking this opportunity to ensure the public is fully informed about the day’s activities, schedule and impacts to parking and vehicle traffic.

For the Parade 2023

The parade starts at 10:00 AM and will travel down Main Street from Court Street to Alhambra Avenue where the parade will turn right before it ends at Escobar Street. Staging will occur on Court Street and Main Street adjacent to the Contra Costa Superior Court building and County offices. Before the parade, there will be Flag Raising Ceremony at 9:00 AM at the Veteran’s Memorial Building , which community members are invited to attend.

To support the parade, volunteers from Downtown Martinez and Company will close off access to Main Street on Court Street, Las Juntas Street, Ferry Street, Estudillo Street, Castro Street and Alhambra Avenue at 8 a.m. Signs will be posted up to 72 hours in advance.

Downtown Martinez and Company is asking for the help of community volunteers. Interested people can go to their website to learn more: 4th of July Parade (downtownmartinez.org)

For the Fireworks Show 2023

The Fireworks Show will be held at the Martinez Marina, and will begin at approximately 9 p.m. Vehicle access to the Marina will be closed off between 6-7 a.m. and will include access at Berrellessa Street, Ferry Street and Marina Vista Avenue. Only residents with a permit will be allowed into the Marina area. All vehicle access into and out of the Marina will be stopped at 6 p.m. until after the fireworks show concludes around 10 p.m. We encourage residents who live in, or frequent the area, to plan ahead.

To attend the Fireworks Show, the City encourages the public to walk to the event, park in and around the Downtown area, or use ride sharing options. The duration of the show will be about 45 minutes.

The City has contracted with Pyro Spectaculars North, Inc to orchestrate the show. Pryo Spectaculars North, Inc has carried out numerous fireworks shows for the City of Martinez in years past.

Please note that fireworks are often announced only a few days in advance. Check here or on the City of Martinez calendar for updates.

Over 3,000 people have been gathering to watch the colorful, patriotic, parade. Groups, businesses, individuals are encouraged to participate.

You’re invited to the 14th annual 4th of July Hometown Parade presented by Martinez Refining Company in downtown Martinez. Over 40 entries will march down Main Street. Come early for the Flag Raising Ceremony at the Veteran’s Memorial Building. Then line up along Main St. to watch the parade starting at 10am. The parade begins on Court St. to Alhambra Ave.

Kids are invited to participate in the Downtown Martinez 4th of July Parade.

Decorate your bike, trike, wagon, stroller or scooter and be a part of the parade. The kids will meet at the beginning of the parade and participate together as a group. Come with a decorated bike or bring your bike to decorate prior to the parade. Meet at the designated location, Main Street and Court Street, no parade application needed.

Sign up to participate in parade.

Disclaimer: Please double check event information with the event organizer as events can be canceled, details can change after they are added to our calendar, and errors do occur.

Cost: FREE
Categories: **Annual Event**, *Top Pick*, 4th of July, East Bay, Eating & Drinking, Fairs & Festivals, Fireworks, In Person, Kids & Families
Venue: Main St.
Address: Main Street and Court Street, Martinez, CA 94553