Lots To Do Just Outside Yosemite for the 4th

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Railtown Jamestown by Paul Sullivan

Groveland California by Steve Ryan
Lots of things to do this weekend in Groveland just outside Yosemite. Photo by Steve Ryan.

Don’t let the lack of fireworks in Yosemite get you down. There’s a lot of great events happening around Yosemite that are fun for the whole family.

July 3rd
Groveland Flea Market hosted by the Yosemite Chamber of Commerce
Where: Lower Mary Laveroni Community Park, Groveland, CA
Price: Free Admission, $10 to Sell
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The steam locomotive in Railtown outside of Jamestown California. Photo by Paul Sullivan.
The steam locomotive in Railtown outside of Jamestown California. Photo by Paul Sullivan.

July 3rd & 4th
Railtown 1897 Dedication to the restored & returned Engine #3
Where: Railtown, Jamestown, CA
Price: Free to see, $15 kids & $30 adults for a 45min ride on the historic steam locomotive
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The 1891 vintage steam locomotive returns to service following an extensive restoration costing one and a half million dollars—and the public is invited to its debut! A special celebration is planned for Saturday, July 3, and Sunday, July 4, featuring memorable steam train rides through the scenic Gold Country along with live entertainment from the Black Irish Band, Music First, Cactus Bob & Prairie Flower; costumed characters; food booths; movie highlights featuring Sierra No. 3; and much more.

July 3rd & 4th
Art, Wine & Music Festival
Where: Groveland Hotel, Groveland, CA
Price: Free to attend
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This annual event is a sure bet for strolling downtown Groveland. Put this on your calendar for one of the weekend days of the 4th of July Holiday. Beautiful works of art, raffles, kids programs, wine and music…And lunch on the veranda too!

July 4th
Free Fishing Day everywhere in California! No license required
Where: Everywhere in California
Price: Free

No permit/license required for fishing in California rivers, lakes and streams where fishing is allowed. All other fishing regulations and restrictions apply. For a copy of California fishing regulations please visit http://www.dfg.ca.gov/regulations/FreshFish/ccr-t14-ch3-art3.html.

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