PLEASANT HILL, CA — For more than four decades, the Pleasant Hill 4th of July Commission has organized the city’s annual Independence Day celebrations, typically featuring parades, park festivals and fireworks.

And while COVID-19 “large-gathering” concerns sidelined such activities this year, the commission, nevertheless, is planning a community-wide celebration that click here starts at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 4th.

On the 2020 agenda, according to organizers:

10 a.m. Cheer: Start the day by going outside and yelling, screaming and banging pots and pans. “Just MAKE SOME NOISE at 10 a.m. to celebrate the 4th of July!”

“Happy Fourth of July, Pleasant Hill” aerial flyover. “Look to the sky starting at 10 a.m. for our 4th of July message to the community with an aerial flyover & banner. (Pending FAA approval).”

Auto Tour Through Pleasant Hill Honoring Essential Workers. “Shhhhh! The route is a secret, but at 10 a.m., go out front, put out a chair and cooler, wave to your neighbors and maybe a parade will come down your street!”

Independence Day House-Decorating Competition. “Get out the red, white, & blue banners, balloons and flags. Register your house at, and our commission judges will reward the best houses with a prize!” organizers said.

Fourth of July Photo Submission. Submit your favorite photos of past Independence Day celebrations in Pleasant Hill to

Celebrate Virtally: “Celebrate virtually with the 4th of July Commission on our website featuring a live stream of the auto tour, sing-alongs, special guests and other ideas for unique ways you can celebrate at home!”

“We’re looking forward to another exciting 4th of July!” commission members added. “Your support over the years has been amazing, and we hope to be back together again as a community in 2021 and many years to come!”

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This article originally appeared on the Pleasant Hill Patch