Stockton plans daylong July 4th event along downtown waterfront

People can gather their family, friends, and kids on the Fourth of July to attend a free parade, a multitude of entertainment, activities, and a fireworks show in Stockton, hosted by the city at the downtown waterfront.

The day will kick off with the parade beginning at 10 am, hosted by the United Veterans Council of San Joaquin County.

The procession will travel eastbound from Weber Avenue and Center Street and a partial closure of the streets will occur between Lincoln and Center streets, according to the city.

At noon, the gates will open to the Weber Point Events Center, located at 221 N. Center St., for everyone to enjoy jumpers, face painters, live music and bands, food trucks and other entertainment.

The city's Fourth of July celebration will include entertainment, food trucks and a fireworks show.  Gates at Weber Point Events Center will open at noon.

According to the city, the Blowbacks Band will play from 1-3 pm, Nick Isaak Band will take the stage from 4-6 pm and the Latin Magic Band will play from 7-9 pm

Lawn chairs and blankets are accepted into the center for people to relax and enjoy the celebration. The fireworks show will begin at about 9:30 pm and will last 20 minutes.

The Stockton Ports have home games scheduled for the Fourth of July weekend on July 1, 2 and 3 and will also be hosting fireworks shows on Saturday and Sunday.

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The Stockton City Council in April asked the city to get more involved in weaving the Weber Point event and the parade into a seamless day of celebration.

“If people could go from the parade and finish up right into Weber Point for a day of barbecue … the things that we saw on TV as kids and were excited to watch,” Councilmember Sol Jobrack said. “I’m really encouraged by what I see so far, and I want to see how we can create a bigger type of event that would encourage even people outside of the city of Stockton to want to come here and celebrate with us.”

Bay City News contributed to this report.

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