1 hr. before show. Friendship Park. 998 School St., Mendocino. 510-381-4004. flynncreekcircus.com.
Friday 3 Point Arena Historic Independence Celebration Fireworks. Street fair with
live bands, crafts, activities & food & drink. Parking is limited. Shuttle bus available. No alcohol or pets allowed. $5 donation. 4–11 p.m. Arena Cove, Point Arena. pointarena.net. FREE Moonlight Movie Madness.
Grab your blankets & low back chairs & enjoy movies on the big screen under the stars! July 3: Into the Woods. July 17: The Hunger Games: Mocking Jay, Part I. July 31: Big Hero 6. Fridays. 8:45 p.m. Alex R. Thomas Plaza. 310 State St., Ukiah. cityofukiah.com. KXBX Concerts in the Park. 6–9 p.m.
Library Park. 225 Park St., Lakeport. kxbx-fm.tritondigitalmedia.com. FREE Automobilia. A unique exhibit
of automotive-themed art. Wall art, sculpture, photography, die cast car collections, scale model cars. Opening reception 5–7 p.m. Exhibit up thru Aug. 2. Gualala Arts Center. 46501 Old State Hwy., Gualala.
Saturday 4 FREE Clearlake International Worm Races, Parade & Fireworks.
Parade 11 a.m. Festivities until 9 p.m. Fireworks 9:30 p.m. Austin Park. Clearlake. lakecochamber.com. FREE Cardboard Duct Tape Race.
Races for ages 18 & up, 13–17 & 12 & under. All boats have to be made of solely cardboard & duct tape. 10 a.m.–noon. Library Park. 222 Park St., Lakeport. www.mendolakefamilylife.com
Top Spots to Celebrate the Fourth
Events are free, unless otherwise stated.
Lake County July 3 Clearlake Oaks: Maxine Sherman Memorial Fireworks Display. Dusk. Fireworks are launched from Clearlake Oaks Beach Park. The best views are from boats anchored east of Rattlesnake Island. If you don’t have access to a boat, the next best viewing area is from Clarks Island. clearlakeoaks.org/fireworks.
July 4 Clearlake: International Worm Races, Parade & Fireworks. Parade at 11 a.m. followed by festivities, including the International Worm Races. Fireworks at 9:30 p.m. All events held in Austin Park. lakecochamber.com. Lakeport: Fourth of July Celebration. Arts and crafts fair with food vendors: 10 a.m.–10 p.m. Fireworks at 9:15 p.m. Library Park. lakeportmainstreet.com. Lakeport: Cardboard Duct Tape Race. Races for ages 18 & up, 13–17, and 12 & under. All boats have to be made of solely cardboard and duct tape. 10 a.m.– noon. Library Park. lakecochamber.com.
July 5 Hidden Valley Lake: Hidden Valley Lake Association fireworks at 9:30 p.m.
Mendocino County July 3 Point Arena: Historic Independence Celebration Fireworks. Street fair with live bands, crafts, activities, and food and drink. Parking is limited. Shuttle bus available. No alcohol or pets allowed. $5 donation. 4–11 p.m. Arena Cove. pointarena.net.
July 4 Fort Bragg: World’s Largest Salmon BBQ. Live music. Free admission, but $30 for barbecue. 11 a.m.–6 p.m. Noyo Harbor. salmonrestoration.com/ world_largest_b_3.html. Mendocino: Fourth of July Parade. Floats, dogs, horses, art cars, music, and much more. Noon–1 p.m. Main and Lansing Streets. visitmendocino.com.