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Have some fun on the Monterey Bay for the Fourth of July!

2018 Independence Day Celebrations near Salinas CA 

“The rocket’s red glare, the bombs bursting in air” always takes on new meaning right about now, as we’re all eagerly anticipating the chance to get out with our friends and celebrate the 242nd birthday of our great country! Over the last almost two and a half centuries, the United States has turned into a world superpower, and it’s always great to go out and have fun in remembrance of our initial independence from the British in 1776. We know you want to get in on the action, so come to join us at some fun 2018 Independence Day Celebrations near Salinas CA on July 4th 

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4th of July Celebration | Carmel 

Carmel-by-the-Sea’s Ocean Avenue is where everyone goes when they want to have fun, and Devendorf Park will certainly be serving up some great times for its Fourth of July party. You’ll get hot dogs, chips, drinks, ice cream and more, plus plenty of games for the kids to enjoy. Best of all, it’s free, so be sure to swing by from noon to 4pm!

Monterey 4th of July Parade 

One of the most lasting parts of any Independence Day celebration is the parade that kicks off the morning. Monterey has one of the best around, starting at the corner of Alvarado and Pearl. The town is fully expecting upwards of 15,000 people to be in attendance, so come and enjoy the music, dancing, floats, and patriotism!  

Monterey Backyard Bar-B-Que 

Colton Hall is a legendary spot in our Bay Area, and it will be home to fun for people of all ages starting at 11 am on the fourth. Officially titled the Big Little Backyard Bar-B-Que and Entertainment Extravaganza, you’ll get to eat plenty of awesome food, and the kids can enjoy face painting, balloon artists, bounce houses and more! 

Bayonet Golf Course Fireworks 

If you want to end the night on the right note, Bayonet Golf Course is the place to be. For the first time ever, it will be hosting its very own fireworks show, preceded by a party starting at 4:30 pm. Come and check out the pony ride, food vendors and crafting, and stick around for the big show at 9:30. We can’t wait!


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