July 4 fireworks and fun


South County gears up to celebrate Independence Day

SOUTH COUNTY — The Fourth of July is almost here and the day is filled with events for residents of King City, Greenfield, Soledad and Gonzales.

The City of Greenfield is bringing back its Fourth of July events this year, beginning at 5 p.m. at Patriot Park. There will be live music starting at 6 p.m., dancing, free face painting and art activities along with food for sale.

No alcohol is permitted at the park, and the evening will conclude with fireworks at 9 p.m.

King City’s celebration starts with a Parade down Broadway Street at 10:30 a.m.,  hosted by Pacific Valley Bank.

The King City Car Show at the Wildhorse Cafe will also be returning this year three miles south of King City on Highway 101. The car show starts at 9 a.m. and goes until 3 p.m.

The Aerial Fireworks Show will finish the night at dusk, about 9 p.m., at the Stampede Grounds off San Lorenzo Avenue.

Soledad’s Independence Day Celebration will include a Children’s Parade and entertainment from music, games and more at the Little Park across from Gallardo Park.

The parade starts at noon from Main Street Middle School to the entrance to the little league parade, where the Soledad High School NJROTC will present the colors and the National Anthem will be sung.

This year Soledad will not have a fireworks display.

The City of Gonzales starts its festivities with the fourth annual Orange and Black Gonzales High School Scholarship 5K Run starting a 8 a.m. at Central Park.

At noon, the festivities will continue with a parade.


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