If you’re looking for plans in Marin County, come celebrate the 4th of July in Sausalito: there’s a parade, picnic, live music, and fireworks display… what more do you need to celebrate our nation’s founding? While activities have been disrupted the past few years, 2022 promises to bring back all the fun and fireworks of years past and give you incredible memories with family, friends, and the community.
For 2022, Independence Day in Sausalito promises to be one for the books, as the Parade returns (for the first time in three years), the fireworks are back (and bigger than ever), and you’ll be able to spend the day in between enjoying beautiful Dunphy Park (which did host last year’s 4th of July picnic but will undoubtedly more crowded than ever this year!).
Whether you happen to be visiting Sausalito for Independence Day or call somewhere in the area home, here are your plans for the 4th of July – no questions asked, this is the way to do it!
Parade Down Bridgeway & Caledonia
As in past years, celebrations for the 4th of July in Sausalito kick off with a colorful parade. The city invites everyone to participate, and the parade is different every year, but here are a few staples you can always expect.
The Sausalito 4th of July parade will start at 10 am and end at noon. Floats, bands, and performers wearing their most patriotic outfits will begin the procession on 2nd and Main St. They then head down Bridgeway and Caledonia. The parade ends at Caledonia and Litho Street at Dunphy Park, where there is more fun for the day.
Make sure you come early to find a good spot. Also, bring a chair and a blanket to sit and enjoy the parade comfortably.
Picnic in Dunphy Park
Put on some sunscreen for the celebrations on Independence Day in Sausalito will continue at Dunphy Park. The city invites everyone to make the most of the town’s sunny weather and gather in the park for an afternoon picnic, a tradition for the 4th of July in Sausalito.
Bring a blanket, low-rise beach chairs, and find a spot in the lawn area. As a heads up, the park gets busy quickly, so you may want to arrive early. You can bring your own food and drinks or take a chance and explore the delicious food stalls – which are back after two years off! There will also be tons of activities for families, from tug-of-war to the traditional egg toss.
Live Music in Dunphy Park
Don’t leave just yet! The fun doesn’t stop at Dunphy Park until the evening. Like every year, the town invites a local band to cover rock favorites and get people singing and dancing on the 4th of July in Sausalito.
In 2022, visitors will enjoy the live performance of The Humdinger Band, a Marin local jazz band. They will be playing from the gazebo from 12:30 to 4:30 pm. You can hear their tunes from the comfort of your chair or show off your dancing moves at the front.
Fireworks Above Richardson Bay
When the night comes, the party moves to Gabrielson Park for the moment we have all been expecting: fireworks!
Sausalito’s 4th of July celebrations include a spectacular fireworks show at Gabrielson Park, just north of Sausalito Ferry Pier. The Park is just north of Sausalito Ferry Pier. Since fireworks go off from a barge near this park, you won’t have trouble finding a good spot. Also, Gabrielson Park grants unobstructed views of Richardson Bay.
Before the fireworks display, there will be food trucks serving meals and beverages for sale. Neon Velvet, another local band, will bring 80’s classics to keep you dancing from 6:30 to 9pm. Fireworks will begin around 9:15pm and last for half an hour.
Have you heard of other 4th of July Celebrations in Sausalito? Let me know in the comments!