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4th of July celebrations? Not everyone has canceled plans for the big day

Plans are already in motion for parades and fireworks in some cities.
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CALIFORNIA, USA — A handful of communities have called off their July Fourth celebration plans, while many others intend to keep the festivities going in Northern California.

In a normal year, you could probably find about two dozen different Fourth of July parades or firework shows, but some events have had to cancel festivities, either because permits and in some instances, safety concerns about gatherings.

Major shows like the one at Cal Expo are still to be determined. However, more information is expected in the coming weeks. 

For now, here's who is setting plans for a  Fourth of July bash.

Elk Grove Salute to the Red, White & Blue

With a reopening of California planned for June 15, the city of Elk Grove announced its fireworks show has been given the green light. The show will be an in-person fireworks show at Elk Grove Park.

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Annual Fourth of July Family Blast in Placerville

El Dorado County Fair CEO Jody Gray told ABC10 that plans are in place for their Fourth of July celebration on July 4. However, she noted that some factors for the celebration depend on what happens after the state reopens on June 15 and approvals for Alcoholic Beverage Control and firework permits. 

For now, she said the plans are moving forward. More information on the event is available HERE.

Roseville 4th of July Parade

According to the city website, the Roseville 4th of July Parade is a go, and they're calling on people to "come out for the return of the Independence Day parade" for 2021.

More information on the event is available HERE.

Modesto's Independence Day Parade

Savanah Williams, media chairman for the parade, confirmed with ABC10 that the annual event will be happening this year. However, there will be a slight difference specific to the number of parade entries. Normally, the parade has around 200 entries, but this year, Williams said it'll be scaled back to 75.

The downtown parade is set to take place around 9:30 a.m. on July 3.

For more information, click HERE

Stockton 4th of July Parade

Linda Vasquez, of the Stockton 4th of July Parade, told ABC10 that their celebration will once again be in person. This is a change from earlier plans for a virtual event. The parade is expected to start at 10 a.m. on July 4th at the Stockton Civic Memorial Auditorium.

To stay up to date on plans for the event, click HERE for social media updates.

July 4th Day in the Park Celebration in Tracy

The Tracy Chamber of Commerce has set its calendar for a July Fourth celebration in Lincoln Park. An inquiry to the chamber was not immediately returned, however, they shared a Facebook event on their social media page regarding the celebration.

For more information, click HERE.

Vacaville 4th of July Fireworks Celebration

Melody Ocampo, recreation manager for the city of Vacaville., said there are plans for music and fireworks in Andrews Park for July Fourth at 6:30 p.m.

This year's event is operating under the state's COVID-19 guidelines that include pre-registration with assigned seating, masks and social distancing between households of up to five people. The firework show could host up to 145 groups.

The event could potentially change due to new health orders.

Lodi 4th of July

Noting that many COVID-19 restriction are expected to be lifted on June 15, the city of Lodi is planning to hold its annual fireworks show at Lodi Lake. More event details are expected in the future.

Lincoln 4th of July Celebration

In a video, the Lincoln 4th of July Celebration Facebook page announced it is moving forward with the event, including the morning parade and fireworks at McBean Park.

The group is hoping to get a final approval for the event from City Council on June 8.  

For more information, click HERE.

Rancho Cordova Fourth of July

Shelly Blanchard, executive director for the Cordova Community Council, said plans are in motion for a July 4 bash, but like many others, they're waiting on a few more approvals before saying the event is a done deal.

Current plans are for a parade, fireworks and concert show for July 3 through July 4. A few changes will included requirements for advance ticket purchases and caps on attendance. Blanchard said they'll limiting the show to about 10,000 people each day, roughly have of what they get on July 4.

To stay up to date on what comes next for the celebration, click HERE.

Auburn 4th of July Parade

Jackie Weston, executive director for the Auburn Chamber of Commerce, said the 4th of July celebration has all the greenlights they need for the bash. 

That being said, this year's event will be scaled back to some degree. Specifically, she said there are no plans for live music and that people shouldn't expect as many vendors as in previous years.

More information on the event is expected in the coming weeks. To stay up to date, you can visit their website HERE.

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