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4th of July parades, fireworks and more

Ready to celebrate the nation's 235th birthday? Following are events happening on Monday, July 4 (In general, personal fireworks, alcohol and pets are not allowed):

Cal Expo Fireworks

Day of event tickets purchased at the East Gate Box Office by Parking Lot D, beginning at 3 p.m.
Enter Grandstand or East entrance beginning at 6:30 p.m.
Music and dancing in the grandstand area
Limited reserved seating tickets for $10 sold online
Fireworks at 9 p.m.

Salute to the Red, White and Blue
Elk Grove Regional Park
9950 Elk Grove-Florin Road

Free admission, parking is $10
Live music and food beginning at 6 p.m.
Fireworks at 9:30 p.m.

Hagan Community Park
2197 Chase Drive

Fourth of July firework sales

SACRAMENTO, CA -- Fourth of July firework sales begin Tuesday, June 28 at 12 p.m. and can be purchased and used through Monday, July 6 at 12 p.m.

Bottle rockets, firecrackers or any explosive that flies into the air or spins on the ground are illegal in California. All legal fireworks in California have a State Fire Marshall seal of approval.

Even legal, safe and sane fireworks which do not fly or explode, are against the law in California communities that prohibit their use. There are 286 California communities that permit the sale and use of legal fireworks during the Fourth of July time period.