Top 4 Reasons to Spend 4th of July in Rancho Cordova

Get ready for fireworks and everything red, white and blue, because 4th of July 2017 is nearly here! There are only a few things we ask for during this holiday: a great parade, fireworks, a place to cool off, and some good BBQ with family. If you’re planning to enjoy 4th of July family activities in Rancho Cordova, then we have all that and more! Take a look below for the top reasons to be a part of an epic Rancho Cordova 4th of July.

4th of July Carnival
Rancho Cordova has a legendary two-day 4th of July celebration featuring everything from a carnival to a parade, but we’ll get into that later! If you want to plan a trip for your family to Rancho Cordova, you must stop by the carnival for a ferris wheel ride, games and more. Here’s an insider tip... stop by on the night of July 3rd because it’s the perfect way to kick off the 4th of July. That’s right, the carnival at Hagan Park is set up for two whole days!

All America City 5K Run/Walk
Preceding the Rancho Cordova 4th of July parade is the All America City 5K Run/Walk beginning at Mills Middle School. This is a family friendly event, so bring the kids out to join in the fun or push your stroller along! Many of our Rancho Cordova hotels offer a free buffet breakfast to get you out the door and fed on time for the 9 a.m. start time.

Rancho Cordova 4th of July Parade
It really isn’t a 4th of July celebration without a parade, right? It’s a good thing that you’ll spend 4th of July in Rancho Cordova because there’s a 1.5 mile parade ready to bring all your 4th of July holiday dreams come true! An added bonus? It’s the community pride that makes this 4th of July parade so special… not only are there prizes for those walking in the parade, but there’s a $5,000 grand prize for the best marching band, school band or youth band. If you want to be in the parade, or just come and celebrate with the community, find more information at the Rancho Cordova 4th of July website.

Water activities
After spending the morning at the July parade, you’re going to want to cool off during some 4th of July family activities! Luckily, there are plenty of water activities surrounding the Rancho Cordova area. There are options available for all levels depending on the group you’re with… families should check out Folsom Lake or Lake Natoma where you can rent kayaks, paddleboards and more, while adventure seekers have white water rafting and fly fishing available.

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