While we might not be spending the weekend at our favorite fireworks show this year, we can still make the July 4th weekend a festive one. Try out these red, white and blue foods and learn about history at one of the virtual events below!

photo: Kate Loweth

Concord’s Virtual Neighborhood Parade
For the first time ever, Concord’s 4th of July Parade is going virtual! Catch all of the events from Concord’s Facebook page. Sat. Event details

Best of the Fest
Stern Grove is excited to present Best of the Fest, a series of video playlists featuring epic performances and footage from the archives, beautiful scenery of the Grove and special guests. Join host Liam Mayclem every Sunday through August 16 and celebrate some of the greatest moments in the Grove! Sun. Event details

Independence Day Party with CAMP and Kroger
It’s a red, white and blue-berry Independence Day party and you’re all invited! Join CAMP and Kroger for an hour of creativity and fun. They’ll guide you through DIY tie-dye, participate in an interactive magic show and dance! Fri. Event details

CuriOdyssey Virtual First Friday
See how exciting science can be with Kate the Chemist, Dr. Kate Biberdorf, science entertainer and author of the best selling book “The Big Book of Experiments,” as she performs her amazing experiments for kids. Fri. Event details

July 4th Oration—The Struggle for Justice Continues
Using the 1852 address by Douglass as a framework, the Oration examines issues of liberty, citizenship, civic engagement and social responsibility from the historical perspective in light of contemporary injustice. Amidst contemporary crises, Frederick Douglass’s address rings out from history, reminding us we must learn from the past to create the future all Americans deserve. Sat. Event details

July 4th with the National Archives
Join the National Archives for its first-ever virtual July 4th celebration! For 50 years, the Archives has celebrated the founding of the United States that includes a traditional reading ceremony of the Declaration of Independence on the Museum steps. This year, the National Archives will lift the words of the Declaration of Independence off of its well-worn parchment paper and bring them to homes across the country online, while providing a host of educational activities for the whole family. Sat. Event details

California Center for the Arts Virtual 4th of July Festival
Since this year’s fireworks celebration is cancelled, California Center for the Arts will be bringing you a virtual festival with events kicking off at 3 p.m. From crafts with the kiddos to Broadway stars singing your favorite songs to their annual tradition of Marine Band there will be something for everyone! Sat. Event details

—Kate Loweth

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