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Waterfront pyrotechnics show returns
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STOCKTON – Barron Hilton’s big free fireworks show will once again light up the night skies for the Fourth of July celebration.
For those along the Delta aboard boats and other water crafts, this 59th annual Waterfront Fireworks Extravaganza at Mandeville Tip County Park at Light 58 on the San Joaquin River is scheduled today from 6 p.m. to midnight.
Those who can’t make it up close to the big Northern California party on the river can still catch the pyrotechnic aerial show via the Delta Loop, Windmill Cove or Lincoln Village West Marina at dusk.
For more information, call 916.777.4041.
Here’s other Independence Day happenings:
uCity of Stockton – The Fourth of July Celebration at Weber Point, 221 N. Center St., offers free admission, free music and entertainment, and free fireworks spectacular show beginning at 9:30 p.m. Those attending are encouraged to bring their lawn chairs and blankets. Gates open at 5:30. The City will not be hosting a parade this year.
uKaboom Rooftop Party – The Stockton Arena parking garage will celebrate the Fourth with food and drinks, great music by The Deadlies, and fantastic view of the City’s fireworks from the top floor of the parking structure. Cost is $20 per person.
uUniversity Plaza Waterfront Hotel – Celebrate the Fourth with a BBQ buffet, live music and swimming. The hotel is located at 110 W. Fremont St. For more information including cost, call 209.944.1140 or log on to

Fireworks will light up the skies beginning at about 9:30 p.m. with annual Independence Day fireworks show at Lodi Lake, 1101 W. Turner Rd.
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The Tracy Chamber of Commerce and the City of Tracy will host the annual Fourth of July Celebration at Lincoln Park. The day kicks off at 6 a.m. with a hot air balloon lift off and pancake breakfast hosted by the Tracy Lion’s Club. The parade will begin at 10 a.m. along the downtown streets and ending up at Lincoln Park, where plenty of fun and activities will take place. Fireworks will begin at dark. Information: