Special Coverage: Fourth17

Sonoma parade winners

The Other Hometown Band is top entry

Celebrating Independence Day

Thousands of people jammed Sonoma’s Plaza Tuesday, July 4, to watch the annual Fourth of July Parade.

Find your fun on the Fourth

Check out the map of Sonoma Plaza to plan your Independence Day. Parade starts at 10 a.m., the 4th of July party in the Plaza runs noon to 5 p.m., fireworks start at 9:30.

Where to celebrate the 4th of July 2017 around Sonoma County

From parades to fireworks, Sonoma County communities start celebrating Independence Day a few days early and keep it up right through the holiday. Here’s a guide.

Fireworks hike sparks a month on Sonoma Valley trails

Tuesday night hike offers views of fireworks shows near and far, with more hiking events all month long.

‘Splash Zone’ etiquette and other 4th of July Parade rules

A few simple rules for getting blasted by fire hoses on the Fourth, and more parade information.

Safety tips for celebrating the holiday

With the Fourth of July holiday just days away, Cal Fire is reminding Sonoma residents to “do their part to prevent fires and injuries caused by fireworks.”

Romantic dinner under the fireworks

Lots of people have their own traditions for the Fourth of July, which might include a barbecue, a big salad, or a pot luck somewhere.

What’s open, closed on July 4

Tuesday, July 4, is Independence Day, and most government offices and agencies will be closed.The Sonoma County offices will be closed Tuesday as well as Sonoma City offices.

Parade applications due June 10 for Sonoma’s Fourth of July Parade

The Sonoma Volunteer Firefighter’s Association is now accepting applications for the July 4th Parade and Plaza Festival.

Firefighters to rescue 4th of July parade

The Sonoma Valley Firefighters Association will add running the annual parade to their Independence Day duties, along with the fireworks.

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