Sonoma Valley celebrates July 4, 2021 with a car cruise and fireworks show

Sonoma Valley celebrates 4th of July

The Sonoma Volunteer Firefighters Association (SVFA) continues Sonoma’s 4th of July celebration tradition, bringing the community together to honor the freedom of our great nation through Sonoma Valley, hosted by the Devil’s Darling. Begins at 9:00 am and concludes the holiday. With the annual fireworks show in the evening on Sunday, July 4.

car cruise route
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patriotic car cruise

The cruise will begin at 9:00 a.m. in the Sonoma Veterans Hall parking lot, go through the plaza, take Highway 12 to Glen Allen, and head back down Arnold Dr. to Verano Avenue.

Anyone with a classic car or truck is encouraged to arrive at 8:30 a.m. and join the cruise. Residents are invited to watch the cruise anywhere along the route.

fireworks show

SVFA is excited about the return of its annual fireworks presentation after the 2020 show was canceled due to Covid-19. The spectacular fireworks show begins in the evening and lasts for about 45 minutes.

This year, the SVFA asks spectators to avoid gathering and viewing the fireworks show from areas around the launch area near Vallejo’s home. Instead, viewers are encouraged to watch the show from home or remotely.

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Protect Sonoma – Celebrate Responsibly

The SVFA and the City of Sonoma wish everyone a fun and safe 4th of July. Public safety is our top priority, make it yours too! Here are three very important ways to help you keep your family and community safe this holiday:

1. Leave the Fireworks to the Pros

With a local firework show produced by the Sonoma Volunteer Firefighters Association scheduled for Sunday, July 4, there’s no need to put up your own show at homeā€”it’s not worth the risk to you or your property. The inclusion of illegal fireworks at the start of fire season and the increasing number of Red Flag warning days is a dangerous combination.

Please be advisedFireworks are illegal in Sonoma City and unincorporated Sonoma County. Property owners will be held responsible for fireworks activity occurring on their property and quoted accordingly, regardless of who owns or burns the fireworks. Violations will result in a $1,000 fine.

2. Avoid gatherings if you have not been vaccinated

For the unvaccinated, the risk of COVID-19 remains high. This is especially true with the more contagious Delta variant spreading across the United States. County health leaders say individuals should avoid gatherings over the busy Fourth of July weekend if they are not vaccinated. If they attend gatherings, they should follow social distancing and wear masks.

3. Do not drive under the influence of alcohol

Drunk driving reaches an all-time high around a fourth each year. Be smart this year, if you are going on the roads then drive safely and do not get behind the vehicle after getting drunk.

We look forward to celebrating Sunday with you and hosting our famous Independence Day celebrations with Parade, Festival and Fireworks Show in 2022. Happy Fourth Sonoma!

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