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4th of July Events & Parade 2022

This Independence Day celebration will make you cherish diversity


Last updated: by Nataliia Chaika
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The city of San Jose gets very peculiar with its Independence Day celebrations. The 4th of July program changes every year, but its main goal is to always celebrate the diversity of San Jose's residents. Let’s see what the city’s administration has prepared for us.

Tortilla Soup Music Inc. (July 2, 2022)

This music party will take place in the Holiday Inn hotel. The Tortilla Soup Music Inc. сelebration features numerous music bands and DJs in various genres. You’ll be able to listen to six amazing bands, including the Tortilla Soup Band with their R&B and 60’s concert, ZEBOP with their old-school performance, MOMOTOMBOSF playing incredible Latin rock music, and other awesome performers. The party starts at 6 pm, and you may want to arrive at the location a little earlier.

Rose, White & Blue Parade (July 4, 2022)

Another important part of Independence Day celebration in San Jose is the annual Rose, White & Blue parade. The event takes place along Shasta Ave, between Sequoia Ave and Alameda. The parade kicks off at 11 am and is usually expected to last at least until 3 pm.

You'll be able to witness amazing stuff, including a fantastic car show, a live music concert, a bunch of shops with themed souvenirs, and many food trucks to calm your hunger. Everyone will be dressed in patriotic Independence Day costumes, so don’t forget yours if you want to fit in. Also, if you’re visiting San Jose for a short period, be sure to book your accommodation beforehand as the city is really busy this time of the year.

Morgan Hill Freedom Fest & Fireworks (July 4, 2022)

Lastly, if you don’t mind leaving the city, hit the road to Morgan Hill, which is only a 30-minute drive southeast of San Jose. Experience Morgan Hill Freedom Fest, which has run here since 1876. The main highlight not to miss is Morgan Hill Fireworks on the Green, praised as the largest land-based fireworks throughout Northern California area.

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