Lamorinda 4th of July Fun: Celebrating Our Independence, in More Ways Than One

This year, July 4th is especially poignant as we celebrate not only our country’s independence but our own personal freedom as well. A renewed vigor hangs in our summer air; young swimmers gather once again for swim meets, family and friends congregate for picnics in Lafayette’s Plaza Park, and our many trails find happy companions trekking while deep in conversation. With a new appreciation for the simplest of pleasures, take advantage of our warm summer days and breezy nights by celebrating Sunday, July 4th with some of these activities:

Hit the Lafayette/Moraga bike trail and pedal to the Moraga Farmer’s Market where you’ll find the best of summer’s bounty. Create a red, white and blue fruit treat to share with your fellow July 4th revelers: fresh-picked strawberries, blueberries, and a bit of fresh whipped cream.

Participate in Moraga’s annual 4th of July Fun Run, sponsored by the Campolindo Track & Field and Cross Country. This year it’s virtual, meaning participants can run the two or five-mile official courses at their leisure, or choose your own path. Registrants receive a commemorative t-shirt and other fun swag.

Grab your lawn chair and line the parade path at Orinda’s July 4th Parade – a tradition since 1984 and a celebration for all of Lamorinda. Stretching for one mile from the Theater side to the Village side, the parade begins at 11am, with various family activities starting at 9am. For those who can’t be there in person, the parade will be live-streamed starting at 10:30am at

Don your best red, white and blue outfit and hike the Reservoir. There are few things in Lamorinda as uplifting as a walk around this Lafayette gem. Whether you trek solo or with a buddy, you are always sure to encounter friends and neighbors.  

Happy 4th everyone!

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