Independence Day Activities at Mother Lode

Columbia, CA – There are many ways to celebrate Independence Day in the Mother Lode.

One of the biggest events is the annual 4th of July celebration hosted by the Columbia Chamber of Commerce at Columbia State Historic Park. The festivities begin at 11 a.m. with a flag-raising ceremony and the firing of black powder muskets by the Columbia Foot Dragoons. The parade starts at noon. This year’s grand marshal is Roger Kirby. There will also be a band concert and competitions like greased pole climbing, nail hammering, watermelon and pie eating, cake walk, egg relay race and tug of war at five.

A 4th of July party is also taking place today in the grounds of Rocca Park in Jamestown. It is organized by the Jamestown Promotion Club and will run from 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Four bands will perform and there will be various food items to purchase.

The Mokelumne Hill 4th of July Parade and Celebration begins with a Veterans Memorial Breakfast this morning at 7.30am downtown and the parade begins at 11am.

Many Independence Day celebrations also took place over the weekend, including the Saturday morning parade at Arnold and the popular Saturday night fireworks display at Ironstone Vineyards in Murphys. There was also a Sunday celebration in the town square of Copperopolis.

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