22 things to do on Fourth of July 2022 in Southern California – Orange County Register

Fourth of July celebrations in Southern California are returning to their traditional, in-person formats this year. Here are 22 Independence Day-related events taking place around the region. Events are on July 4 unless noted.

LOS ANGELES COUNTY

AmericaFest Celebration at the Rose Bowl: The 96th annual Independence Day celebration will feature a 30-minute performance by TNT Freestyle Motocross and a performance by country singer Drake Milligan. Tickets are $20-$40 plus fees; parking is $45. People buying tickets to the Palamino Festival at the Rose Bowl on July 9 can get a free ticket to AmericaFest. Doors open at 5:30 pm, show begins at 7. 1001 Rose Bowl Drive, Pasadena. rosebowlstadium.com

Council member Bob Blumenfield’s July 4th Extravaganza: Organizers expect more than 60,000 people to turn out in Woodland Hills for a free concert by The Convertibles followed by fireworks. 6-9:30 p.m. Warner Center Park, 5800 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Woodland Hills. valleycultural.org

A family enjoys the festivities at the 4th of July Community Celebration at Stevenson Park in El Segundo in 2018. (Photo by Axel Koester, Contributing Photographer)
A family enjoys the festivities at the 4th of July Community Celebration at Stevenson Park in El Segundo in 2018. (Photo by Axel Koester, Contributing Photographer)

The Second 4th of July: Two events will take place at Recreation Park on July 4. Daytime activities from 10 am to 3 pm will include a hula hoop contest, balloon toss, sack races, pie-eating contest, watermelon-eating contest and food trucks. The evening event, 5-9 pm, will feature music, food booths and more. 401 Sheldon St., El Segundo. elsecond.org

Revelers attend Grand Park's 4th of July Block Party.  (File photo by John McCoy, Southern California News Group
Revelers attend Grand Park’s 4th of July Block Party. (File photo by John McCoy, Southern California News Group

Grand Park’s Fourth of July Block Party: The largest Independence Day gathering in LA County returns in-person this year, covering six city blocks with DJs and performers on two stages and interactive multi-media artworks. A massive fireworks display concludes the evening. 4-9 p.m. Grand Park, 200 N. Grand Ave., Los Angeles. grandparkla.org.

Steve Martin, left, and Martin Short will perform at the Hollywood Bowl with the LA Philharmonic for three nights, July 2-4;  a fireworks display will cap off each show.  (Photo by Chris Pizzello, Invision/AP)
Steve Martin, left, and Martin Short will perform at the Hollywood Bowl with the LA Philharmonic for three nights, July 2-4; a fireworks display will cap off each show. (Photo by Chris Pizzello, Invision/AP)

Hollywood Bowl July 4th Fireworks Spectacular with Steve Martin & Martin Short: The two comedians and stars of Hulu’s “Only Murders in the Building” will perform with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Martin’s band the Steep Canyon Rangers. 7:30 p.m. July 2-4; 2301 N. Highland Ave., Los Angeles. $21-$305. hollywoodbowl.com

A modified Volkswagen bus passes along the route of the City of La Verne's annual Fourth of July Parade.  (File photo by John Valenzuela, Contributing Photographer)
A modified Volkswagen bus passes along the route of the City of La Verne’s annual Fourth of July Parade. (File photo by John Valenzuela, Contributing Photographer)

La Verne 4th of July festivities: The holiday will begin with a pancake breakfast at 6:30 am at La Verne Methodist Church ($7 per person). The annual parade, this year with the theme “Home Sweet Home” starts rolling at 10 am at 10th and D streets. A fireworks show will cap things off at Bonita High School at 7 pm 3102 D St., La Verne. cityoflaverne.org

Pacific Palisades July 4 Celebration: The city’s 74th annual Independence Day festivities begin with a 5K run/walk and 10K run at 8:15 am and a half-mile Kids Fun Run at 9:30. A squadron of World War II-era plans will fly over at 2 pm followed by a parade Via de la Paz and Sunset Boulevard. The parade will include contests for best-decorated kids’ bikes and patriotic pups. The day will conclude with a concert and fireworks show at Palisades Charter High School starting at 6:30 pm Tickets for the concert and fireworks show are $10 for adults, free for children 6 and under. Tickets must be purchased in advance. 15777 Bowdoin St., Pacific Palisades. palisades4th.com.

Rancho Palos Verdes July Fourth Celebration: Families can enjoy carnival rides and games, pony rides, food trucks and other activities. Live music will include the Palos Verdes Symphonic Band and Fleetwood Mac tribute act Mirage. 11 a.m.-4 p.m., RPV Civic Center, 30940 Hawthorne Blvd., Rancho Palos Verdes. rpvca.gov

ORANGE COUNTY

A couple of young attendees are decked out in patriotic colors for the Brea Country Fair on July 4. (File photo)
A couple of young attendees are decked out in patriotic colors for the Brea Country Fair on July 4. (File photo)

Pitch Country Fair: From 9 am to 3 pm, enjoy free festivities such as live entertainment, a kiddie parade, dog parade, classic car parade and food and merchandise booths. Swimming at the plunge will be available starting at noon for $3. City Hall Park, 401 S. Brea Blvd., Brea. www.ci.brea.ca.us

Scouts carry a large American flag along Main Street in Huntington Beach during the annual Fourth of July parade.  (File photo by Mark Rightmire, Orange County Register/SCNG)
Scouts carry a large American flag along Main Street in Huntington Beach during the annual Fourth of July parade. (File photo by Mark Rightmire, Orange County Register/SCNG)

Huntington Beach 4th of July Celebration: What is billed as the largest Independence Day celebration west of the Mississippi began in 1904 and continues this year with four days of events. The Pier Plaza Festival with rides and vendors will take place July 1-4 at Main Street and Pacific Coast Highway. The Surf City 5K will kick off at 7a.m. July 4. The city’s famous parade returns this year in its traditional form and will roll down PCH and up Main Street starting at 10 am July 4. www.hb4thofjuly.org

Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort will host a full day of recreational activities, followed by a fireworks show, on July 4. (File photo by Ana Venegas, Orange County Register/SCNG)
Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort will host a full day of recreational activities, followed by a fireworks show, on July 4. (File photo by Ana Venegas, Orange County Register/SCNG)

Independence Day on the Back Bay: Gates open at 8 am at Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort for a full day of fun and recreation. Visitors can buy grub from a fleet of food trucks, play lawn games such as giant Jenga or Bean Bag Toss and rent kayaks, pedal boats, stand-up paddleboards or Duffy Boats to cruise around the bay. The day ends with a fireworks show at 9 pm Event is free, but advance-purchase parking is $100; parking will also be available on July 4 and in a remote unpaved lot for $50. Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort, 1131 Back Bay Drive, Newport Beach. www.newportdunes.com

July 4 Spectacular: The Music of Queen: Windborne Music will perform hits such as “We Are the Champions” and “Bohemian Rhapsody” with the Pacific Symphony. The program will begin with the symphony performing a set of patriotic music. 8 p.m. July 4, FivePoint Amphitheatre, 14800 Chinon Drive, Irvine. $39-$119. www.pacificsymphony.org

Los Alamitos Joint Armed Forces Training Base: The 35th annual 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular begins at 4 pm with food and merchandise vendors, music, a beer garden and fireworks at 9 pm Attendance is free; adults must have a photo ID to enter. www.cityoflosalamitos.org/recreation

RIVERSIDE COUNTY

Members of the Dorothy McElhinney Middle School flag team perform down Old Town Front Street during the The 4th of July Parade.  (File photo by Frank Bellino, Press-Enterprise/SCNG)
Members of the Dorothy McElhinney Middle School flag team perform down Old Town Front Street during the The 4th of July Parade. (File photo by Frank Bellino, Press-Enterprise/SCNG)

4th of July Star Spangled Parade, Old Town Temecula: The annual parade will proceed down Old Front Street, from the south arch to the north arch. Festivities will continue at Ronald Reagan Sports Park, 30875 Rancho Vista Road, Temecula, starting at 2 pm. with a Kids Fun Zone, food vendors and music, ending with a fireworks show at 9 pm temeculaca.gov.

A canine spectator takes in the Main Street USA Independence Day Parade in Corona on July 4, 2021. (File photo by Terry Pierson, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)
A canine spectator takes in the Main Street USA Independence Day Parade in Corona on July 4, 2021. (File photo by Terry Pierson, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)

Main Street USA Parade, Corona: The annual parade, which runs along Main Street from Ontario Avenue to Olive Street, commences at 9 am Entertainment will start at 5 pm at Santana Regional Park, 598 Santana Way, with food vendors and music, culminating in a fireworks show after dark. Parking at the park is $10 in advance, $20 day-of. Free parking will be available, but there won’t be shuttles. coronaca.gov.

Katiana King, 8, smiles at sister Asheran , 1, watch the annual Fourth of July parade in Moreno Valley on Thursday July 4, 2019. (Photo by Milka Soko, Contributing Photographer)
Katiana King, 8, smiles at sister Asheran , 1, watch the annual Fourth of July parade in Moreno Valley on Thursday July 4, 2019. (Photo by Milka Soko, Contributing Photographer)

Moreno Valley Fourth of July Activities: The city’s parade will run from 9:30 am to noon, starting at Frederick Street and Alessandro Road and proceeding north on Frederick Street and west on to Towngate Boulevard. A Family FunFest will follow at Civic Center Amphitheater, 14705 Frederick St., from 2 to 9:30 pm with a beer garden FunZone and live bands, culminating in a fireworks show at 9.

Party in the Park, Lake Elsinore: The Kids Bike Parade will get rolling at 10:30 am Low-cost food will be offered by the Lake Elsinore Rotary Club. Event runs 10 am-noon. Summerly Park, 18505 Malaga Road, Lake Elsinore. Fireworks will be set off at the south end of the lake starting at 9 pm

CJ the Clown rides a unicycle in front of the Star Bopper Kazoo-Pom Pom Marching Barnyard Band during San Jacinto's Fourth of July parade.  (File photo by Diane A. Rhodes, Contributing Photographer)
CJ the Clown rides a unicycle in front of the Star Bopper Kazoo-Pom Pom Marching Barnyard Band during San Jacinto’s Fourth of July parade. (File photo by Diane A. Rhodes, Contributing Photographer)

San Jacinto Independence Day Celebration: The city’s parade starts the day at 9 am along Main Street followed by a street festival from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm Festivities include food and merchandise vendors and a performance by the band Midnight Ride. www.sanjacintoca.gov

SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY

4th of July Fireworks Spectacular and Concert: LoanMart Field at the Rancho Cucamonga Epicenter will be the venue for a concert followed by fireworks. The stadium opens at 5:30 pm, music starts at 6:15. Tickets are $15 for individual seats or $125 for a table of four. 8408 Rochester Ave., Rancho Cucamonga. cityofrc.us

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