Light Up the Night: Benicia's Independence Day Torchlight Parade

Can’t wait until the Fourth of July to start the celebration? You’re in luck! The city of Benicia is jump-starting the party a day early, offering an electrifying start to the Independence Day festivities with its Torchlight Parade on July 3, 2023.

As the sun begins to set at 6:30 pm, 1st Street will come alive with a captivating display of lights, music, and revelry. The heart of Benicia transforms into a carnival of color and creativity, with an exciting line-up of dancers, floats, and yes, even clowns! They’re all set to dazzle the crowds with their charm and high-energy performances.

The entertainment doesn’t stop with the parade. Prepare to tap your feet and sway to the rhythm as live performances ignite the stage. The iconic East Bay Mudd will be headlining the evening’s concert, known for their powerful, soulful beats. And they’re just the beginning of a star-studded lineup set to keep the party going long into the night.

But just when you think the evening can’t get any more exciting, look up! At 9:30PM, the night sky will become a canvas for an awe-inspiring drone light show. As hundreds of drones light up the darkness, synchronized in a ballet of color and form, you’ll witness a spectacle that redefines fireworks for the modern age.

So, come join us in Benicia on July 3rd! Kick off your Independence Day celebrations a day early with an unforgettable night of lights, music, and community spirit at the Torchlight Parade. It’s sure to set the tone for a Fourth of July that’s just as bright and joyous. See you there!


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