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City View: Free Fourth of July parade, fireworks, music and more

Start the celebration with Roseville Crime Stoppers Fun Run
By: Jamie Carlson, city of Roseville
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Come join your friends, family and neighbors as Roseville celebrates Independence Day with many activities throughout the day.

The morning begins at 7:45 a.m. at Royer Park with the popular "Run Crime out of Roseville" Fun Run, sponsored by Roseville Crime Stoppers. Police Chief Daniel Hahn has issued a challenge for community members to attempt to cross the finish line before him. Register at www.runcrimeoutofroseville.com if you are up for the challenge.

The parade festivities begin at 10 a.m. at the Riverside/Vernon/Douglas intersection. The parade marches down Vernon Street past Civic Center, turns right on Lincoln Street and ends at Royer Park. 

After the parade, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., enjoy fun games, tasty food from vendors and free live entertainment by the Capitol Pops Concert band at Royer Park. Bring a blanket or lawn chair for comfortable seating.

Later that night, fireworks will light up the sky above the Placer County Fairgrounds. Gates open at 6:30 p.m. and the show starts at about 9:30 p.m.  Admission to the fairgrounds is free, but there is a $5 fee to park in the parking lots. Food and beverage will be sold, but feel free to bring a family picnic. No alcohol, glass containers, barbecues or personal fireworks permitted.

The fireworks show will be launched from the back of the fairgrounds (the same location as last year) and may not be viewable from areas off Washington Boulevard and Corporation Yard Road.  Suggested viewing areas will be marked on signage upon entering the fairgrounds lot.

Roseville's annual Fourth of July celebration is sponsored by the city of Roseville along with generous support from Roseville businesses, the Placer County Fair Association, community organizations and other local sponsors. The Performing Arts of Roseville sponsors the Capitol Pops Concert Band as part of its Music in the Park series.

Parade applications will be accepted through Monday, July 2. Visit the city of Roseville's website at www.roseville.ca.us/4th for an application or additional event information.

City View is a weekly column provided by the city of Roseville. Jamie Carlson is a Community Relations Analyst in the Public Affairs and Communications Department.