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Small-Town Healdsburg Fireworks & 4th of July Kids' Parade

By: MediaConnect / 26 Jun 2015
Small-Town Healdsburg Fireworks & 4th of July Kids' Parade

Celebrate a Small-Town 4th of July – Healdsburg Fireworks

Healdsburg High School
1024 Prince Avenue

Saturday, July 4th

There's no better place to celebrate Independence Day than a small town like ours. On the 4th of July, Healdsburg transforms into patriotic beacon of Americana, full of fun for the whole family, a children's parade, live music, old-fashioned contests, and of course, a jaw-dropping 40-minute fireworks show at the end of the day.

The Kids' Parade & Duck Dash
Festivities start at 10am in Healdsburg Plaza, as parents are invited to sign their kids up for the colorful procession to follow. Participants are encouraged to come in costume, paint their faces, and decorate their bicycles. After the parade at 11am, there will be all sorts family fun, from a Dad's Trike Race, to a Pie Eating Contest, and prizes for best costume. Jimbo the Clown is sure to entertain as well, while The Russian River Ramblers provide a rousing soundtrack of live music. Perhaps the most popular event of the day (other than the fireworks, of course) is the Duck Dash, in which upwards of 5,000 rubber duckies rush down a repurposed drainage pipe. Five ducks can be purchased for $20, with tons of prizes up for grabs, including $1,500 for the first place finisher!

40 Minutes of Fireworks
After the sun sets, join us for an extended fireworks show in the baseball field at Healdsburg High School (University Street and Monte Vista Avenue), less than 1 mile from your room at Best Western Dry Creek Inn. Be sure to bring a blanket, picnic dinner, and some cash for the cotton candy, hot dogs, and ice cream that vendors have for sale.

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