For many, the 4th of July means watching fireworks, enjoying good company, and celebrating the Red, White, and Blue. It also means having the best backyard BBQ with your friends and family. We’ve got your party planning covered with a list of everything you need to host the ultimate 4th of July BBQ — all while supporting local businesses.
1. Pini Ace Hardware
A backyard barbecue isn’t complete without a grill and a grill master. Thankfully Pini Ace Hardware located on South Novato Blvd has everything you need to master the art of grilling this 4th of July.
2. Downtown Novato Community Farmers Market
Pick up some garden-fresh veggies and fruits at the Downtown Novato Community Farmers Market, running from May through October on Tuesdays from 4:00pm-8:00pm.
3. Trader Joe’s
Trader Joe’s on Redwood Blvd has an array of chips, dips, and other grill-ables for your BBQ. You can count on the knowledgeable staff at TJ’s to assist you in choosing the right products. The store also offers an extensive beer and wine selection – don’t forget to snag a bottle of the famous Two-Buck Chuck wine while you’re there.
4. Forks & Fingers
If you’re looking to spice up your 4th of July, Novato has you covered with plenty of catering options. Let the chefs at Forks and Fingers do all the work for you. Located in Bel Marin Keys, they’re serving up higher-end deli platters, salads, and much more.
5. Tagliaferri’s Delicatessen & Cafe
Craving some Italian deli favorites? Tagliaferri’s Delicatessen & Cafe located on Grant Avenue offers a wide selection of sandwiches by the foot, panini platters and appetizers like frittata and bruschetta!
6. Nugget Markets
Bring your 4th of July festivities to life with an array of delicious entrées, sides, and salads prepared by the talented chefs at Nugget Markets located on Ignacio Blvd. They have a wide range of items that cater to special dietary and lifestyle needs.
Cool down from the blazing summer heat with frozen yogurt, creamy gelato, or mouth-watering sorbets from Tuttimelon located on Vintage Way. Tuttimelon is constantly rotating its flavors to fit the seasons, you’re sure to find something that suits your guests’ sweet tooth.
Backyard need a little bit of a lift before the big day? Head over to Target on Vintage Way and stock up on patriotic yard decorations. If your gathering involves swimming, grab new floaties and tubes in Target’s seasonal section. Sticking to dry land? Check out Target’s selection of lawn games, including corn hole, bocce ball, and pickleball. They’ve got plenty of options to keep your party guests playing well together.
From all your local Novato businesses, we hope you have a happy and safe 4th of July!