Sunday, July 05, 2015

4th of July in North Bay - Fireworks in Vacaville

4th of July Vacavile - Fireworks bw by roland luistro, on FlickrWe were in town for 4th of July. Since the weather in the city looked like it was going to be fogged in, we went north of San Francisco to celebrate USA's independence day with Mijo's family.

The weather was clear, the crowd was well behaved and the fireworks impressive. Thank you, Vacaville for a great fireworks show!

Mijo and I were in Guadalajara last year for 4th of July. We stayed in town this year which also proved to be enjoyable and at the same time economical.

If you've been in San Francisco on the month of July, you probably know about the city's summer weather. Fog, sometimes drizzle, on most days. This makes for a not so exciting fireworks because all you will see are colored fog or clouds. There were a year or two where the sky was clear, though.

This year's 4th of July in the city was looking no different from the previous years. Fogged in. Luckily, Mijo's family was having a 4th of July barbecue in Fairfield so we decided we'll drive up North. I've never experienced 4th of July in Fairfield, after all.

In a nutshell, it was very good. We had great weather, great food, fun fireworks with the company of Mijo's family. 

We had ceviche (not in the picture), hamburgers, baked macaroni, corn salad, grilled sausages wrapped in bacon and a glass of 4th of July special cocktail.
4th of July Vacavile - Food 

From Fairfield, we drove up 6 miles to the next town of Vacaville. The fireworks was going to be in the town's historic downtown.
  4th of July Vacavile - Vacaville downtown

The crowd was already thick when we got there.  There was also music nearby.
4th of July Vacavile - Viewc 

So after settling in, we all walked near the stage and watched the live music. It was really fun and entertaining! The band was playing 70s, 80s, 90s and contemporary hits.
  4th of July Vacavile - Live music 

The fireworks started slow but I was impressed how close we were to see the fireworks. I could almost feel the booming sounds vibrate on my chest. The fog from San Francisco Bay does not reach all the way here but the weather does cool off a little bit.
  4th of July Vacavile - Fireworks start 

The fireworks was long. I could hear the ooohs and aaaahs from the crowds. The fireworks went crazy toward the end.
  4th of July Vacavile - Fireworks toward the end

I was impressed with Vacaville's 4th of July celebration. I might come back to do a walking tour of Vacaville's historic downtown one of these days. 

Maybe the weather in the city will be different next year? We'll see.


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