Celebrate Independence Day on July 4 in downtown Stockton with a full day of festivities and entertainment. Weber Point Events Center, 221 N. Center Street, will open to the public on July 4, for the community to celebrate and gather for a full day of free activities and viewing of the fireworks show on the downtown waterfront.
The 4th of July parade, hosted by United Veterans Council of San Joaquin County, begins at 10:00 a.m. Gates to the Weber Point Events Center will open at 12:00 p.m. (noon). The fireworks show is expected to begin at approximately 9:30 p.m. The fireworks show will last about 20 minutes, and Weber Point Events Center will close immediately following the fireworks.
Admission to Weber Point Events Center and all entertainment and activities are free and open to everyone. For more family fun, there will be lots of free activities for kids – bubble fun, jumpers, face painters, and more – special guests, family-friendly entertainment, and live music and bands throughout the day, including the Blowbacks Band from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.; Nick Isaak Band from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.; and Latin Magic Band from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Artisanal vendors and an array of food trucks will be on-site offering food and other items for sale. Bring blankets and lawn chairs to relax and enjoy the celebration and the fireworks.
To ensure a safe environment, hard top coolers, alcohol, glass containers, bottles, personal fireworks, and pets will not be permitted in the park. Smoking is prohibited. Event security and law enforcement personnel will uphold restrictions.
Parking — Parking for those attending the Fourth of July events will be available on-street or in City lots; parking fees apply in City lots. All posted parking limitations and restrictions will apply. Weber Point Events Center parking lot will be reserved for vendor parking.
Street Closures for Parade — In preparation for the parade, there will be a partial closure of Weber Avenue, between Lincoln and Center Streets, beginning at 8:00 a.m. Parade route streets will be closed beginning at 9:00 a.m., and the parade will begin at 10:00 a.m. The parade procession will travel eastbound from Weber Avenue and Center Street; northbound on El Dorado Street to Oak Street; westbound on Oak Street; and southbound on Center Street back to Weber Avenue. Streets are expected to be reopened following the parade at 12:00 pm.
Street Closures for Evening Events — In the evening, the following streets will be closed from 7:30 – 10:30 p.m.: Center Street, between Fremont Street and Weber Avenue; and Weber Avenue, between Center Street and Lincoln Street.