The Fourth of July is just around the corner. Don't miss the patriotic family fun and festivities happening in downtown Concord, California!
Todos Santos Plaza
7:30am to 11:00am, Rotary Club of Concord-Diablo Pancake Breakfast
Start off the fun-filled day with a hearty pancake breakfast sponsored by the Rotary Club of Concord-Diablo! $5 per person. Our local Rotarians are business and professional leaders who take an active role in our community. Read more.
8am, 5K Stars and Stripe Walk & Run
The Concord Police Association’s 9th Annual Stars & Stripes Run where runners are encouraged to wear their finest red, white and blue. The expected 1500+ runners will be joined by over 200 kids participating in the Kids Fun Run where Oakland A’s mascot, Stomper, will officially start the race. At the finish, Stomper and Uncle Sam will be available post-race for photos! Courses for both runs will center around Downtown Concord. Proceeds from this race benefit Shelter, Inc, a local nonprofit that is working to prevent and end homelessness in Contra Costa County. Read more.
10am, Concord 4th of July Parade
Get a good seat along the Concord 4th of July Parade route! This year’s parade is sponsored by Andeavor and the theme is “Celebrating Concord’s History”. The parade’s Grand Marshal will be Paula Slater M.A., master sculptor and creator of the Don Salvio Pacheco statue to be installed at Todos Santos directly after the parade. Accompanying Ms. Slater will be the 150th Anniversary Committee. The parade’s route will wind through Downtown Concord, starting and finishing at Mt. Diablo High School. Come early and get your spot! Read more.
12 noon, The Grand Unveiling
Taking place at the Grant Street entrance of Todos Santos Plaza is the much anticipated installation of the statue of Don Salvio Pacheco, a founding father of Concord. Created by internationally recognized master sculptor, Paula Slater, M.A., the bronze statue stands a powerful 7 feet tall. His left hand holds a scroll of his land grant and the right rests upon a map with the marked boundary of his land. Pacheco and his family worked with a surveyor to create the town of Todos Santos (now Concord) around their home, giving parcels away to residents and shopkeepers, according to the Concord Historical Society. Read more.
Concord Historical Society
1pm to 4pm, Concord Historical Society Ice Cream Social
The Concord Historical Society will “raise the roof” with an Ice Cream Social and Fundraiser at the Galindo Home and Gardens (1721 Amador Avenue). Attendees can enjoy delicious Tin Roof Sundaes while raising dollars for a new roof for the CHS building! Perfect for a Fourth of July afternoon! Read more.
Mt. Diablo High School
4pm, Festival and Fireworks
Dubbed Concord’s Home Town Picnic, the 4th of July Festival is filled with everything you need for a festive 4th including a kids carnival, food booths and vendor exhibits. Come and enjoy live music from Majestic, The Ultimate Journey Tribute Band with an opening performance from Concord’s own Blue Devils! At 9:00pm, the main event takes place as fireworks synced to music will light up the sky in a display that will amaze and delight! Admission is FREE! Read more. Read more.