We’re back!

After many weeks of careful consideration and consultations with the Health Dept. and local officials, we are excited to announce that your 2021 Atwater 4th of July festival is on!

This remains a fluid situation, but we are moving forward quickly to put everything together. Our preparations for the “Independence Eve” Celebration on the evening of July 3rd, the Festival at Ralston Park on July 4th, and the Concert and Fireworks show at Castle are proceeding, as well as the “Run for Independence” hosted by our friends at the Merced Running Club. The downtown parade that we all love so much remains questionable at this time, but we have confidence that this will be happening too as we work through this fluid situation within the “grey areas” of the changing guidelines, and we will have clarification for everyone on this soon. There will be some major changes to the layout of each venue, the allocation of vendors, and the placement of spectators along the parade route as we strive to create adequate free space to avoid congestion, and we will ask for everyone to follow the evolving state guidelines for the use of face coverings and “social distancing” at outdoor events.

Please stay tuned for more information. Our team of volunteers are working harder than ever to put everything together in the short amount of time we have left, and we ask for everyone’s support and personal responsibility to help make this work. This short time frame is a huge challenge, but we are up to the task and are thrilled to be bringing our community’s 4th of July traditions back!

What can you do to help? One of the greatest challenges we face is fund raising. Everyone should be aware that we do not receive public funding from the city, county, or state and the proceeds we receive from the entry fee to the Concert/Fireworks show at Castle only partially cover our costs each year. We know financial times are hard for everyone, but for those in our community who are able to donate, we will need your help to keep our non-profit organization solvent. We have several “sponsorship” levels to choose from, and smaller donations can also be made via the “Donate” button below. You can also feel free to message or call us directly to work out other arrangements. This community has supported Atwater 4th of July for almost 60 years, and we are confident that with your continued support, this will be a safe, fun, and successful celebration like none other!




We believe that celebrating this Great Nations Independence is our Honor & Duty and we are Proud to be part of a group of volunteers that have
taken the Spirit of past volunteers to insure the American Patriotism celebrated on the 4th of July continues forever in our community.
The Celebration is once again at Ralston Park and is Free to the Public.

The Concert and Fireworks are at Castle Air Base Parade Grounds and Parking is $10 per car load.


Atwater 4th of July
We taking Applications for Booths and Parade entries at this years celebration.
Last year there was an estimated 40,000 people at the event and it was one giant party.


A Special Thanks to Our Sponsors
Click here to see all of our sponsors!



Donate Today
Please donate to help keep our 4th of July tradition going
Atwater 4th of July Committee is a 501(c)4 non-profit organization. Tax ID# 23-7168069





Atwater 4th of July
Parade and Festival

For more information, please call:
(209) 355-4912


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