Proudly Local, Proudly American: Celebrate 4th of July in Novato
June 28, 2023
From lively First Fridays to the iconic Annual Fourth of July Parade, Novato has an array of exciting events that will keep you entertained with your family and friends!
- Novato’s Annual 4th of July parade: A locals favorite tradition! Experience the thrill of one of the largest 4th of July parades in the San Francisco Bay Area. Join us from 10 a.m. to noon in Downtown Novato as the parade kicks off at Reichert and Grant Ave. and marches its way to 7th and Grant Ave. Prepare to be captivated by over 100 entries, including classic cars, musicians, marching bands, and dazzling floats. The parade is a local tradition that never fails to bring smiles, laughter, and a strong sense of community. Make sure you secure your spot and be a part of this spectacular celebration!
- Annual 4th of July Buckaroo Breakfast: Fuel up for fun! Before the festivities begin, start your 4th of July with the scrumptious Buckaroo Breakfast outside Novato’s Redwood Credit Union on Grant Avenue from 7-10 a.m. Savor mouthwatering pancakes, eggs, sausage, orange juice, and coffee—all free of charge. It’s the perfect way to energize yourself for an action-packed day of celebrations ahead!
- Marin County Fair: What’s more fun than a fair in the summer time? This year’s theme is ‘electrifying’! The Marin County Fair is held at the County Fairgrounds in San Rafael from June 30 to July 4. This year’s theme promises an exhilarating experience with carnival rides, captivating music acts, a bustling world marketplace, delectable food and drinks, competitive exhibits, and nightly fireworks that will light up the sky. Immerse yourself in the excitement and create unforgettable memories with family and friends at this remarkable event.
- Craft the perfect 4th of July BBQ: Support local, and delight your guests! If you prefer celebrating at home, why not host the ultimate 4th of July BBQ? We’ve got you covered with a comprehensive guide on creating a memorable backyard gathering that will have your friends talking about it until next year. Discover local vendors offering everything you need, from mouthwatering meat cuts and sizzling sausages to refreshing beverages, irresistible sides, and sweet treats. By supporting local Novato businesses, you not only ensure top-notch quality but also contribute to the vibrant spirit of our community.
- Novato’s First Fridays: End your 4th of July week with an enchanting stroll through charming Downtown Novato during First Fridays on Grant Ave. From 5-8 p.m. every first Friday of the month through October, the lively Grant Avenue transforms into a hub of outdoor food, music, and extended hours at your favorite local businesses. The kids will be thrilled with a special princess story featuring Moana, dancing, and face painting in front of Village Child.
This 4th of July, immerse yourself in the excitement of First Fridays, experience the magic of the Annual 4th of July Parade, indulge in the free Buckaroo Breakfast, and electrify your senses at the Marin County Fair. And if you prefer a cozy gathering at home, our guide to the ultimate 4th of July BBQ will make your celebration unforgettable, all while supporting our fantastic local businesses. From all your Novato merchants, happy 4th of July!