At 10 a.m., on July 4th a U.S. Navy Seal jump team will parachute onto Alvarado Street to kick off an Independence Day parade. This year’s parade will have more participants than last year’s parade, watch out for the giant balloons and a birthday cake float.
The “Big Little Backyard BBQ and Entertainment Extravaganza” from 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. will happen on the lawn at Colton Hall. The barbecue on the lawn at Colton Hall will feature live music on two separate stages. Bands include the Monterey Community Band, Pop Fiction, The Money band and The Fundamentals. There will also be carnival booths, jump houses, face painting and more.
Ending the evening is the concert at 7 p.m. at Jacks Park. Live music will be performed by Monterey County Pops! with more than 40 musicians. The concert will also feature soloists Erasmo Aiello and Deputy District Attorney Stephanie Hulsey.
There will be no fireworks display and fireworks are strictly banned.