July 4, 2009


July 2009 Events


4th of July California Fireworks Permitted List

4th of July California Events List


ANAHEIM HILLS -  July 4 Festival. Annual event held since 1978 in Peralta Park includes a parade, 5K/10K run/walk, patriotic concert, ice cream social, pancake breakfast, food & games, live entertainment, and ends with a spectacular professional fireworks display. Location: Peralta Park & Canyon High School & Santa Ana Canyon Rd., 115 N. Pinney, Anaheim, CA 92807 Call: (714) 765-5191.
ARNOLD - Sierra Nevada Folk Arts Festival. 37th Annual event on July 4 & 5 features over 60 booths of fine arts, crafts, and gourmet foods. Live country/swing music by the "Stardust Cowboys" from Sacramento and famous juggler Mark "Bonzai" Bunnell from San Francisco perform each day; continuous entertainment. Annual Ebbett’s Pass parade is held on Saturday at 10:00 a.m. on Highway 4. The Ebbett’s Pass Lion’s Club pancake breakfast is served both days from 7:30 - 11:00. The Ebbett’s Pass Volunteer Fire Department offers local beers. Hours of the festival are 10 - 5 each day, and admission and parking are free. Location: Highway 4, Downtown Arnold; On the grounds of Bristol's Ranch House Cafe, Arnold, CA. For further information, please e-mail Kim at [email protected] or call 925/372-8961.

CALIFORNIA - Grunion Run in Southern California. Fishing license required for 16 and older. Best beaches span from San Diego to Santa Barbara. 10:45 p.m. to 12:45 a.m. dfg.ca.gov

CHESTER - Momboosa Music Festival. Many bands, food, drink, lounging tents, and vendors come together in a lakeside concert from Liquid Blue Events. Time: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Location: Chester Meadow, Corner of Hwy 36 & Melissa Avenue, Chester, CA. Call: (530) 258-2426. LiquidBlueEvents.com

CHESTER - July 4th Parade. Parade route begins at Collins Pine lawn and works its way down Main Street. Parade begins at 11 am. Call: (530) 258-2426.

CHICO - 4th of July Celebration! Chico's 44th annual  is a full day of family fun. Starting off at 7:00 am Independence Day 5K (Chico Running Club, $25 Reg Fee, Reg forms at CARD office or Fleet Feet), 8:00-11:00 am Breakfast in the Park (Due to the pancake wagon fire, this year will be a continental breakfast) Do-It Leisure, 9:00-12:00 pm Horseshoe Contest: sign-up at the pits (Sign up is at 8:45 am), 9:30-10:35 am Chico Community Concert Band, 10:00-3:00 pm Booths Open with Food, Activities, Crafts; 10:45-11:30 am "Let Freedom Ring" (Guest Speaker), 12:15-12:45 pm Pie Eating Contest (Purchase $1 tickets at the event. Sponsored by Marie Callenders), 1:00-2:00 pm Free Family Games with prizes. Spectators bring your own lawn chairs! All of this fun will be held at the One Mile Dam Recreation Area in Chico's Bidwell Park. Time: 7:00 am - 2:30 p.m. Cost: Free admission.  www.chicorec.com

CHULA VISTA -Celebrate Chula Vista. Taste of the Bay features flavors of the South Bay with barbecue and other great food! The highlight of this Independence Day celebration will be the Fourth of July firework display setting the bayside aglow! Presented by the Chula Vista Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with Port of San Diego, Chula Vista Convention & Visitors Bureau and City of Chula Vista. Time: Noon to 9 p.m.  Cost: Free. Location: Bayside Park, Chula Vista, CA. Call (619) 420-6603. chulavistachamber.org.

CLEARLAKE - Clearlake International Worm Races.39th annual event is internationally recognized worm race competition held in conjunction with the City of Clearlake Independence Day Festivities. Locationn:  Austin Park, Clearlake, CA. Call: (707) 994-3600
CYPRESS - Fireworks Celebration. Military displays, Food, Entertainment, Fireworks are held at Joint Forces Training Base, Los Alamitos 11200 Lexington Drive (enter at Lexington Drive, South of Katella Avenue). Gates open at 4 p.m. Due to security regulations all adults must provide one of the following I.D.s: California Driver's License or California I.D or Military ID or Passport. Lawn chairs and blankets are encouraged. Call: (714) 229-6700

DEL MAR - San Diego County Fair -  sdfair.com

HUNTINGTON BEACH - Billed as largest 4th of July Parade west of the Mississippi, it includes a fireworks show over the Pacific Ocean. Parade begins at 10 a.m. on Main Street, fireworks after dark. Free. Event includes  Expo at Pier Plaza. Parade starts at 10:00 a.m. The accompanying Pier Festival runs all weekend and offers daily live entertainment, a 28-foot-high climbing wall, food vendors and exhibitors. hb4thofjuly.org

KENWOOD - 4th of July Parade and fun activities throughout the day. kenwoodparade.com

LAGUNA BEACH - Art-A-Fair festival. 42nd annual art event located in a beautiful garden setting with 125 artists, plus live entertainment, fine food, demonstrations and workshops. This year's theme is "Venetian Carnival."  The event runs through Aug. 31. Location: 777 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, Calif. Hours: Sun. – Thurs. 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Fri. and Sat. until 10 p.m. Cost: Season pass $3.50 - $7.00; under 12 free. Call: (949) 494-451.  art-a-fair.com

LAGUNA BEACH - Sawdust Festival. 42nd annual artists event is a village filled with restaurant dining, live bands and original art, jewelry and clothing. Staged in a shady eucalyptus grove at the base of Laguna Canyon, the colorfully decorated outdoor venue includes some of the walkways covered with sawdust. The show offers a great opportunity for home decorating and gift shopping. Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Cost: $3 - 8 (approx.), kids 5 and under free. Annual pass sold for approx. $20. Location: 935 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, Ca. Call: (949) 494-3030. sawdustfestival.org
Queen Mary 4th of July Celebration with live bands all day and fireworks at night. Time: Noon  to 10 p.m. Cost: $12 - 33. queenmary.com

LONG BEACH - 4th of July Party on the Pier. Includes Live band in private Party area (west end of Pier). Food and Adult beverages will be offered for purchase, reserved seats for fireworks show.  Cost: $20 person. Location:
Belmont Veterans Memorial Pier, 15 39th Place, Long Beach, CA 90803. alfredosbeachclub.com

-  the Sonoma County Fairgrounds will host  Red, White and Boom featuring a record number of kids rides, Fireworks. Free parking in downtown Santa Rosa. www.SonomaCounty4th.com
AVALON 4th of July Parade, Fireworks Display, Dinner at the Casino Ballroom. Join island residents for the golf cart parade down Crescent Avenue starting at 1pm. Enjoy a BBQ buffet dinner and music of the USC Marching Band in the Casino Ballroom plus a magnificent fireworks display over Avalon Bay with viewing from the balcony. Catalina Island Chamber of Commerce 

BERKELEY 4TH of July at the Marina - Food, arts and crafts, adventure playground, free sailboat rides,  puppets, belly dancers, face painters and wacky art cars.  Free.
BERKELEY - All City Picnic includes music, children’s games, breakfast, exhibits and petting zoo. Call: 408-984-3257. Free
CALISTOGA Silverado Parade patriotic display with kids, horses, bands and floats. Get there early as the parade route down Lincoln and FairWay Aves fill up early in their favorite spots.
- World’s Shortest Parade 2007. Parade at 10 am, pancake breakfast before, party in the park afterwards. 7:30 am - 4:30 pm. Soquel Dr. & State Park Dr., Aptos Village. Phone: (831) 688.1467  aptoschamber.com

CARLSBAD - Legoland Fireworks Show. Red, White and BOOM! Celebration. A star-spangled Fourth of July celebration with fun activities for the entire family! Enjoy games and entertainment on the Miniland Lawn as well as Legoland's American Flag building event. At Park closing, enjoy a fireworks spectacular choreographed to a spirited American music tribute. Park open: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Location: 1 Legoland Drive, Carlsbad, CA.  Tickets
CORONADO - Parade, U. S. Navy S.E.A.L. demo, fireworks and music. Free
- Parade, arts and crafts, entertainment, carnival games, children’s activities and food. Free
K-FROG Stations' Red, White & Cruise. Drive your car on the track! Fun filled day for the entire family! Live entertainment, Country and Rock, Car Show, Cruise your registered vehicle on the official NASCAR track, awards, vendors, restaurants, RV camping, and to top off the celebration a Fireworks show! Don't miss out on a great time at the track! . Registration includes admission to concert, see registration form for details. Registration forms available at: justcruzinevents.com. Time: 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Cost: $80-90 (includes car speedway pass and admission 1 driver and 3 people). $15 for extra admission tickets to car show and fireworks display at night.  Call: 951-656-0862. justcruzinevents.com
FULLERTON - Fourth of July Festival & Fireworks Show - This festival provides a safe 4th of July alternative for Fullerton residents and visitors from surrounding areas. An amazing sky show of choreographed fireworks begins at 9:00pm. The festival includes games, food booths, live entertainment, pony rides, and other activities for all ages. Time: 5:00-9:30pm. Location: Fullerton High School Stadium (at Lemon & Berkley – Fullerton , Ca). Cost: Free. If you are interested in becoming a Vendor at any of these events, or for more detailed information, please call (714) 738-6545. To become a sponsor, please contact Ashley Glass at (714) 738-3338. www.ci.fullerton.ca.us/depts/parks_n_recreation/special events/deafult.asp
- 4th of July Brunch and Parade.  4th of July benefit brunch hosted by Bolsa Chica Conservancy at Fred’s Mexican Café in downtown Huntington Beach includes views of the parade by the ocean and all you can eat buffet! Sponsored by Fred’s Mexican Café, Laird Coatings Resource Corporation and Surf City Kiwanis, all proceeds from the benefit will go to support the Bolsa Chica Conservancy’s Wetland Science Education Programs and the Education and Restoration Center. Time: 9 to 11 a.m. Cost: $35; 10 and under $15. Location: Fred’s Mexican Café, 300 Pacific Coast Highway, Huntington Beach, CA. Tickets call 714-846-1114

JULIAN - OLD-FASHIONED  Parade; barbecue and quilt show, western shoot-out and World War II fly-over. FREE

LAKE FOREST - 4th of July Celebration & Parade. This annual event starts with a Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast in front of El Toro High School Gym ($5), and moves onto the El Toro Education Boosters 5K Run/Walk at Lake Forest Drive & Serrano Road (lf5k.org). Next, line up for the Lake Forest 4th of July Parade with the theme, American Pride: Heroes and Honor. Parade starts at the corner of Toledo Way and Ridge Route Dr., Lake Forest, CA. Time: 10 a.m. Cost: Free to watch. Call: (949) 461-3450. city-lakeforest.com
LOMPOC - Color guards, patriotic speeches, fireworks, barbecue, children’s parade, antique cars, music and entertainment. FREE 
LOS ANGELES - Entertainment, musket salute, historical portrayals and outdoor dance.  FREE 
NEWPORT BEACH -Fourth of July Celebration offers a memorable Fourth of July along the water and under the stars at The Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort and Marina. One of Orange County’s most spectacular seaside fireworks display for nearly 50 years begins in the early afternoon with a barbecue, carnival games, crafts, face painting, music and more, followed by an evening filled with “rockets’ red glare and bombs bursting in air.” Cost: $30/car.  For more information, call Newport Dunes at (800) 765-7661 or visit www.NewportDunes.com.
OXNARD -  Annual "Fireworks by the Sea" Celebration includes a full day of entertainment, good food, and activities ending with a spectacular evening fireworks display. Location: Channel Islands Harbor, corner of Victoria & Channel Islands Blvd. channelislandsharbor.org 

OXNARD - Oxnard Bill of Rights Tall Ship Cruises. Historic ship sets sail each weekend for a 3 hour cruise offered at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Cost: $45; age 55+ $40; $35 age 12 and under. Location: Marine Emporium Landing, Channel Islands Harbor, 3600 S. Harbor Blvd., Oxnard, CA. Call: Island Packers Cruises (805) 642-1393. islandpackers.com.

PACOIMA - 4th of July Celebration. 15th Annual San Fernando Valley’s Fair is a free annual festival celebration and spectacular Fireworks Show with different type of foods and drinks, free gifts, arts & crafts, live Music entertainment, Carnival Rides & Games and a variety of products, services and information provided by all type of exhibitors. Time: 11: a.m. to 9 p.m. Location: Hansen Dam Park, 11770 Foothill Blvd., Pacoima/San Fernando, CA 91342. Call: (818) 718-7956

PISMO BEACH  - 4th of July Celebration on the Pier. Live music, food, military bands, clowns and a Firework Show from the 1,200 foot Pismo Beach Pier with seating on your own...sit on the sand beside the Pismo Beach Pier or Promenade. Time: Sunset. Cost: Free. Call: (805) 773-4382. pismochamber.com

PLEASANTON - Alameda County Fair. Award-winning fair features top acts and wristband one fee for carnival rides. The theme in 2009 is "Come Out & Play", and you can play through July 19 (closed on Mondays).  Bay Area Blues Society performs today. Fair time: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Cost: $10; kids $6; parking: $8; Carnival wristband $20 approx. Location: Valley Ave. @ Bernal, Pleasanton, CA.  alamedacountyfair.com
POWAY - The City of Poway is hosting the annual Old-Fashioned Fourth of July celebration on July 4, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Old Poway Park, 14134 Midland Road. This event is co-sponsored by the Old Poway Park Action Committee and admission is free.

REDONDO BEACH - Fourth of July launches the summer concert series at the Redondo Beach Pier. Time: 6 p.m. Cost: Free. Location: 100 W. Torrance Blvd., Redondo Beach, CA. redondopier.com. After the concert, enjoy a dynamic fireworks show launched from Seaside Lagoon.

SAN FRANCISCO - San Francisco Chronicle Fourth of July Waterfront Festival Fisherman's Wharf   415-705-5500 A day long event featuring the West Coast's largest display of fireworks, live entertainment, food, arts  and crafts. Fireworks begin around 9:00 p.m. Dress warmly.
FESTIVITIES AT PIER 39   Celebration includes entertainment and fireworks.   FREE

SANTA CLARA - Music, children’s games, breakfast, exhibits and petting zoo.  FREE 
- Old Fashioned Celebration at Wilder Ranch, Jumpin’ Frog Jamboree at Roaring Camp, 10K Firecracker Race and Aptos Parade  www.downtownsantacruz.com

STAR-SPANGLED SPECTACULAR  Entertainment, skydiving exhibitions, food and fireworks. FREE

TEMECULA - Pow Wow. Pechanga's 14th annual pow wow is free to the public and includes drums, dancing, free RV parking. Time: daily. Cost: Free.  Location: Pechanga Casino Resort, Temecula, CA. Location: Pechanga Resort & Casino, 45000 Pechanga Parkway, Temecula, CA 92592. Call: (877) 997-8386. pechanga.com
VALLEJO - Traditional Independence Day celebration includes pops concert, parade, ducky derby and fireworks.  FREE 
4th of July Street Fair in Ventura!  Ventura's downtown area 31st Annual 4th of July Street Fair with over 300 artisans. Booths offer handmade arts and crafts and food from local restaurants, while live entertainment, a children's parade and children's activities. Time: 11 am to 5 pm. Free shuttle service- Ventura County Government Center parking lot closest to Telephone & Hill Streets, beginning at 11am and continuing until 5pm. The shuttle drop off point at the Street Fair will be at California & Santa Clara Streets by the Ventura Visitors & Convention Bureau.
(805) 654-7830 or (805) 654-7788 (TDD) www.venturastreetfair.com
WATSONVILLE - SPIRIT OF WATSONVILLE  Parade, food, games and fireworks. FREE 



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