It's a star-spangled celebration in Martinez today.
8 - 8:15am - Flag raising ceremony at the Veteran's Memorial Bldg., 930 Ward St.
8 - 10am - Pancake breakfast, Roxx on Main, 627 Main St.
10am - Fourth of July Parade on Main St. It begins on Court St. and goes to Alhambra Ave.
12:30 - 1pm - Whip cream, Gelatin and Noodles Races, Rankin Aquatic Swim Center.
9:30pm - Fireworks over the Carquinez Strait. Find your favorite viewing spot, or head to Waterfront Park to grab a patch of grass. The show last about 25 minutes. Waterfront Park will be closed to cars at 6 p.m.
Meanwhile, please enjoy this video of last year's parade.
On behalf of Martinez Patch, have a safe and wonderful Fourth of July!