The Freedom Festival commemorates our nation’s birthday. This is an all day event with food vendors, games, live entertainment, and the largest fireworks display in Northern California. Admission is free but come early to secure a seat.
Food and beverage vendors will open at 3:00 p.m.
Music will begin at 5:00 p.m.
The fireworks show will begin at 10:00 p.m.
The access points to the Sacramento River Trail leading to the Sundial Bridge will close at 5:00 p.m., and the Sundial Bridge will close at 6:00 p.m.
Here’s a list of this week’s local Fourth of July celebrations:
• Today: Fireworks display at Weaverville Elementary School. Other Weaverville Independence Day events take place all day Wednesday.
• Tuesday: Anderson Explodes! at the Shasta District Fair grounds in Anderson. Gates open at 5 p.m.; music by Majical at 7 p.m.; fireworks at 10 p.m.
Starting about 9:45 p.m., westbound drivers on Briggs Street will be denied access for an estimated 1½ hours, Anderson police Sgt. Bryan Van Dyke said. After the show, cones will direct four exit lanes of Briggs Street traffic onto Highway 273.
• Wednesday: Freedom Festival at the Redding Convention Center. Events begin at 5 p.m.; fireworks about 10 p.m.
Once parking lots fill, usually by 6 or 7 p.m., vehicles will be turned away, Redding Recreation Superintendent Gordon Carpenter said. After the show, pedestrians are allowed to leave first. Motorists typically wait about 30 minutes before exiting. The Sundial Bridge will close at 8 p.m. and is estimated to reopen after 11:15 p.m., depending on a safety sweep, Carpenter said.
• Wednesday: Mount Shasta Fourth of July Celebration. Two-mile fun walk features food samples, entertainment, five-mile race and two-mile youth race, noon parade. Fireworks at Lake Siskiyou at dark. Street fair Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Other events continue through Saturday.
• Wednesday: Red Bluff Fireworks at Red Bluff City Park at 9 p.m.
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