5 Reasons to Celebrate the Fourth in Sonoma

Parades. Swimming. Baseball. BBQ. Fireworks. Five reasons to celebrate the Fourth of July in Sonoma – named the eighth best 4th of July celebration in the country by Travel + Leisure Magazine. Tack on an extra day or two, plus an overnight at the newly-reimagined MacArthur Place Hotel, to make the most of this beloved mid-summer holiday.


Sonoma’s Traditional 4th of July Parade & Celebration

July 4, 2019 | 10am-5pm | Sonoma Plaza

The theme for this year’s parade is “Rocket Out of this World” as the Valley of the Moon celebrates 50 years. The Parade begins at 10 am winding its way around the town’s historic plaza. Locals arrive early, beverages in-hand, to secure a good spot. Following the parade, enjoy an old-fashioned festival with food, drink and game booths.


Poolside Libations & Relaxation

Daily | MacArthur Place Hotel & Spa | Sonoma

Cool off in our mid-century pool and lounge poolside with refreshing libations and creative bites, surrounded by six acres of lush, verdant gardens and tall trees. Enjoy unlimited access to the pool as a hotel guest, or day use with any spa treatment.


Sonoma Stompers vs. Salina Stockade

July 4, 2019 | 6:05pm | Arnold Field

Catch a game of America’s favorite summertime sport, Sonoma style – with vineyard views, gourmet food and local flair. Professional baseball team, Sonoma Stompers, play Salina Stockade from Kansas on Arnold Field in downtown Sonoma. Enjoy wood-fired pizzas, lobster rolls, burgers and a new milkshake bar by Palooza Brewery & Gastropub. Tickets for this baseball game start at $10.


The General’s Daughter Annual 4th of July BBQ

July 4, 2019 | 7pm | The General’s Daughter

The General’s Daughter, a stunning events venue on a historic Victorian property in downtown Sonoma, hosts a fun-filled 4th of July celebration with live music, delicious food (check out the menu here), and a front-row view of Sonoma’s famous fireworks display. The party starts at 7pm and goes through the end of the fireworks!


4thof July Fireworks Show

July 4, 2019 | Dusk | General Vallejo’s Home

Sonoma’s fireworks display is unrivaled. At dusk, all eyes shift to the skies above General Vallejo’s field for the spectacular fireworks show that lasts approximately 45 minutes. Grab a blanket, a beverage and a buddy and enjoy the show.


You can’t go wrong with the 4th of July celebrations in and around Sonoma.  We invite you to stay at MacArthur Place and take part in our Bed and Breakfast Package that includes a $50 dining credit each morning.

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