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Fourth of July events in and around Yuba-Sutter
All sorts of family-friendly events are taking place in and around Yuba-Sutter to celebrate the Fourth of July. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have one to add.
Independence Day celebrations start early with festivities Tuesday at Lake Minden in Sutter County, sponsored by the firefighters associations of the communities of East Nicolaus and Pleasant Grove.
Parking is free.
The associations' festivities begin at noon with a variety of activities, two live bands later in the day and conclude with a fireworks display at 9:30 p.m. at 1256 Marcum Road in Nicolaus.
The site includes vendors with arts and crafts and food; a fishing derby at a cost of $10; low-price paddle boat and kayak rentals; and, for kids, a jump house and firefighters obstacle course.
Also on Tuesday, the Marysville Gold Sox play at 7 p.m., with a fireworks show after the game.
Activities on Wednesday include:
Annual Children's 4th of July Parade, Yuba City — 10 a.m. from Gauche Aquatic Park, 421 C St., to the Yuba City Town Center on Plumas Boulevard. Youngsters are invited to bring their decorated wheels of any kind not powered by fuel. Staging starts at 9:45 a.m. at Gauche Park. Sponsored by the Yuba City Parks and Recreation Department.
Biggs July 4th Hometown Celebration — A parade at 10 a.m. down B Street is featured in this year's celebration, preceded by a pancake breakfast starting at 7 a.m. served at the Community Center by the Biggs Lions Club. Activities resume at 5 p.m. at the Biggs High School football field with music and vendors with refreshments. The fireworks display is at about 9 p.m.
Nirjal-Akadshi Day — Free soft drinks and fruit are being served to passersby from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at Sri Narayan Hindu Temple, 1829 Franklin Road in Yuba City, as part of a religious tradition held by temples in India every year. This is the temple's 15th year taking part in the event.
Free Swim Day — 1 p.m.-5 p.m. at the city swimming pool at P Street and Pennington Road, Live Oak. Sponsored by the Live Oak Lions.
Colusa — The day starts with the annual Duckie Race at 2 p.m. from the levee stairway at Seventh Street to the Colusa bridge, sponsored by the Colusa Lions Club. The cost to buy a duck is $5. Fireworks begin at dark at the Sacramento River at the state Recreation Area along the levee. sponsored by the Colusa Firefighters Association.
Fireworks at Lake Oroville — 9:30 p.m., visible from Oroville Dam crest and the Upper Overlook parking lot. The crest's main road closes at 3 p.m. and there is no bus service.
Grass Valley/Nevada City — Activities start with a parade at 2 p.m. on Broad Street in Nevada City and continue from 3 p.m.-10 p.m., including a fireworks display, at the Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley.
Admission at the fairgrounds is $8 for adults and free for children under 12 and military personnel.
The event is sponsored by the Grass Valley Downtown Association and the Grass Valley and Nevada City Chambers of Commerce.