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The Festival provides an opportunity for community service organizations to raise funds buy selling food, merchandise or giving out information on their organization. There are also arts and craft booths and entertainment for the thousands of people that attend the festival immediately after the parade.

We are proud that the members of our organization have operated the Peninsula Celebration Association since 1939 as a true volunteer group. our goal is to help make our city not just a place to live, but a real community of people who care!!

Arts & Crafts Booths

Presented by California Artists, there is a wide variety of items, all hand-crafted by talented artists that are available for purchase. Items include paintings, fine jewelry, pottery, clothing, flower arrangements, woodcrafts, sculpture, toys & more.

Battle of the Bands

Featuring the bands of UC Davis and Stanford, the Battle of the Bands start at 1 p.m. on Hamilton Street.

Food and Beverages

This area is located on Middlefield. Support your favorite local non-profit organization. Many of the non-profit organizations in the area use this event as a major fund-raising opportunity. Much of their revenue for the year will come from this event. See the location of all the yummy food.

Kids Area

One of the truly exciting parts of the Independence Day Festival is the Kids Area. The Kids Area is a safe and sane haven for parents and children of all ages.

Information Booths

Located along Broadway, find out information about local organizations.


Download the proper forms to participate in the festival.

Festival Map

More festival location information | Complete printable version

Schedule of Events

Downtown Activities, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

  • Arts & Crafts, Booths on Jefferson
  • Community Service and Information Booths on Broadway
  • Food Court, Beer & Wine
  • Kid's Stage on Broadway -
        Phil Ackerley the Magician 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m.
  • Clown at Jefferson Avenue
  • Face Painter at Broadway & Middlefield
  • Battle of the Bands on Hamilton - Stanford vs. UC Davis 1 - 3 p.m.

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