Posted on: July 31, 2022 Posted by: AKDSEO Comments: 0

Fourth of July events — from fireworks to picnics to parades — are scheduled across the Inland Empire.

Some events begin Friday, June 24, and occur this weekend. Many will take place on the holiday weekend or the holiday itself.

Independence Day celebrations include the following.

Riverside County

CORONA

Corona’s Main Street USA Independence Day Parade will be Monday, July 4.

It will begin at 9 a.m. on Main Street and move from Ontario Avenue to Olive Street. After the event, a celebration with live music, food and fireworks will be at Santana Regional Park, 598 Santana Way. Fireworks start at sundown.

Preferred parking is available in advance online through Thursday, June 30, as space permits. Parking will be $20 the day of the event. Free parking is available at Crossroads Christian Church, 2331 Kellogg Ave.

Information: 951-736-2381 or 951-736-2241

– Allyson Vergara

From left, Riverside residents Nathaniel Enriquez, Meghan Enriquez and Mila Enriquez, watch a parade in Corona on Sunday, July 4, 2021. (File photo by Terry Pierson, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)
From left, Riverside residents Nathaniel Enriquez, Meghan Enriquez and Mila Enriquez, watch a parade in Corona on Sunday, July 4, 2021. (File photo by Terry Pierson, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)

EASTVALE

The Picnic in the Park is set for Friday, June 24, through Sunday, June 26, at Eastvale Community Park.

The event, sponsored by the Jurupa Community Services District, will feature concerts, carnival rides, bounce houses, a beer garden, food and vendors. Tickets are $1 in advance and $5 the day of the event. An admission ticket is required for each guest and for each day. Fireworks start at 9 p.m. Saturday. The park is at 12750 Citrus St.

Information: 951-727-3524 or www.jcsd.us.

— Staff report 

LAKE ELSINORE

The Kids Bike Parade will take place during Lake Elsinore’s Party in the Park at Summerly Park on Monday, July 4.

The event is from 10 a.m. to noon at the park, 18505 Malaga Road. Supplies to decorate bikes will be available. The parade is set for 10:30 a.m.

Fireworks start at 9 p.m. Fireworks viewing locations include Lakepoint Park, Summerly Park, Swick & Matich Park and Whiskers Fishing Beach. Paid viewing locations include commercial campgrounds, Launch Pointe, The Diamond stadium and by boat on the lake.

For information on parking and packages, call Launch Pointe, 951-471-1212.

Information: 951-674-3124 x292

– Allyson Vergara

MENIFEE

Menifee’s Independence Celebration is set for Saturday, June 25, at Wheatfield Park.

A community parade will be at 4 p.m. on La Piedra Road, which will be closed from Antelope Road to Menifee Road. The celebration includes a kids’ zone, food and craft vendors and a beer garden. Live music is set for the park, 30627 Menifee Road.

Fireworks start at 9 p.m.  Parking is at Mt. San Jacinto College’s Menifee Valley Campus.

Information: 951-723-3880 or [email protected] 

– Allyson Vergara

MORENO VALLEY

A parade, Family FunFest and fireworks are set in Moreno Valley on Monday, July 4.

Those attending the FunFest at the Civic Center Amphitheater should bring lawn chairs, umbrellas or canopies because seating is limited. The event will include a beer garden, food vendors and live bands. Gates open at 2 p.m. After 4 p.m., admission is $3 per person but children under 5 are free. Fireworks start at 9 p.m. The amphitheater is at 14075 Frederick St.

The parade will run from 9:30 a.m. to noon. It starts at Frederick Street and Alessandro Boulevard, moving north on Frederick Street, then west onto Towngate Boulevard.

Information: 951-413-3280 or [email protected]

— Monserrat Solis

MURRIETA

Fireworks will celebrate Murrieta’s 31st anniversary at the annual Birthday Bash on Saturday, June 25.

The event, set for California Oaks Sports Park, is from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. It will include family activities, live entertainment, a 4 p.m. hose-down by firefighters and food vendors. Fireworks start at 9 p.m.

Information: 951-304-7275

— Allyson Vergara

NORCO

Horse riders are invited to the Norco Mayor’s Equestrian Trail Ride and costume contest Monday, July 4.

The event is at the George Ingalls Event Center, 3737 Crestview Drive. Parking is in lot 2. Registration starts at 8:30 a.m.; the ride departs at 9:30 a.m. Prizes will go to the most patriotic horse and rider. Riders under 18 must wear helmets.

A picnic in the park is set for 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Pikes Peak Park, 97 Sixth Street. The free event will include live music, crafts and activities. Food and drinks can be purchased.

Information: 951-270-5632 or [email protected]

— Allyson Vergara

RIVERSIDE

The Concert for Heroes will return and is set for Sunday, July 3, at Riverside National Cemetery.

The 7:30 p.m. show will be in the amphitheater at the cemetery, 22495 Van Buren Blvd. The Riverside Philharmonic, led by Music Director Tomasz Golka, will perform. The event will also feature fireworks and a possible flyover. There is seating in the amphitheater, but guests should bring lawn chairs and flashlights.

— Monserrat Solis

RIVERSIDE

The city’s free fireworks shows are set for 9 p.m. Monday, July 4, at two viewing locations.

The displays will be at La Sierra Park, 5215 La Sierra Ave., and Ryan Bonaminio Park, 5000 Tequesquite Ave. Each park will offer entertainment, food and booths. Guests are urged to bring blankets and chairs. La Sierra and Carlson Dog Park will be closed all day after 7 a.m.

Information: 951-826-2000 or RivReg.org.

— Allyson Vergara

SAN JACINTO

The city’s Independence Day Celebration parade will start at 9 a.m. Monday, July 4

It will be followed by a street festival from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Main Street .The festival will feature vendors and live music.

— Monserrat Solis

TEMECULA

A Star Spangled Parade will begin at 10 a.m. in Old Town Temecula on Monday, July 4.

Parking is at the Old Town Parking Garage and will be available until 9:45 a.m. via Mercedes Street. Old Town Front Street will be closed from 9 a.m. until noon.

A celebration will continue at Ronald Reagan Sports Park, 30875 Rancho Vista Road, and will include food vendors, a kids zone and entertainment. Fireworks start at 9 p.m.

— Allyson Vergara

A float is seen at Redlands Independence Day parade at Sylvan Park on Thursday, July 4, 2019. (File photo by Terry Pierson, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)
A float is seen at Redlands Independence Day parade at Sylvan Park on Thursday, July 4, 2019. (File photo by Terry Pierson, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)

San Bernardino County

CHINO

A celebration and fireworks show is set for the holiday weekend at Ruben S. Ayala Park.

The event will include live performances, food, booths, carnival rides and games. The celebrations start at 4 p.m. Friday, July 1, and 1 p.m. Saturday, July 2. Fireworks will start at 9 p.m. Saturday. The park is at 14225 Central Ave.

Information: 909-334-3258

— Allyson Vergara

CHINO HILLS

The annual Independence Day celebration and concert will be 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, July 4, at Veterans Park, 14877 Eucalyptus Ave.

Families can enjoy live music, strolling entertainment, game booths, a food-eating contest, food vendors and more. Chino Valley Young Marines will present the colors during a ceremony that begins at 11:30 a.m. Live music will be performed by Petty and the Heartshakers, a tribute to Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, from 11:45 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Free City of Chino Hills patriotic sunglasses will be distributed to all attendees at the City of Chino Hills information booth, while supplies last. Local food vendors will be selling a variety of treats.

Information: www.chinohills.org/Events; 909-364-2700

— Jessica Keating

FONTANA

A Fourth of July celebration is scheduled from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday, July 4, at Miller Park Amphitheater, 17004 Arrow Blvd.

There will be fireworks, music, and food and novelty vendors. The Yachtley Crew is scheduled to perform.

Admission is free.

Information: 909-349-6946

— Brian Whitehead

HIGHLAND

A parade is set for 9 a.m. Monday, July 4, in Highland.

It will start at the corner of Church Avenue and Base Line Street, and move west on Base Line, south on Central Avenue and end at the Highland Family YMCA.

Fireworks are set for Immanuel Baptist Church, 28355 Base Line. Gates open at 6 p.m. The event will include food, music and activities. Guests should bring blankets and lawn chairs.

Parade information: 909-864-6861, ext. 203, or [email protected]

Fireworks information: ibchighland.org.

— Jennifer Iyer

Dago Martinez and his dog take part in Redlands' Independence Day parade at Sylvan Park on Thursday, July 4, 2019. (File photo by Terry Pierson, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)
Dago Martinez and his dog take part in Redlands’ Independence Day parade at Sylvan Park on Thursday, July 4, 2019. (File photo by Terry Pierson, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)

ONTARIO

Celebrations kick off with an Independence Day Parade at 9 a.m. Monday, July 4, followed by a Fourth of July Concert with The Ontario/Chaffey Community Show Band at Ontario Town Square (approximately 10:30 a.m.) and the All-States Picnic along the Euclid Avenue median (approximately 10:30 a.m.).

The Fireworks Spectacular with family fun and festivities is set for 5-9 p.m. at Westwind Park, 2455 E. Riverside Drive. Organizers have planned live entertainment, games and food vendors. The fireworks show beings at 9 p.m.

Information: OntarioCA.gov/IndependenceDay; 909-395-2020

— Jessica Keating

RANCHO CUCAMONGA

The annual Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular will be held Monday, July 4, at LoanMart Field at the Rancho Cucamonga Epicenter, 8408 Rochester Ave.

Parking lots open at 5 p.m. and attendees must show their event tickets to park. Gates open at 5:30 p.m., and the stadium and concessions open at 6:30 p.m. Concessions will only accept debit or credit card payments. For those using rideshare services, enter from Arrow and Victory Lane, (11780 Arrow Route, Rancho Cucamonga).

Pre-show, live entertainment provided by top 40 band Pop Vision begins at 6:15 p.m. and the fireworks display will begin at 9 p.m.

Single-seat tickets are available for $15 and can be purchased online at www.cityofrc.us/july4, in person at the Lewis Family Playhouse Box Office 1-5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday or by phone at 909-477-2752.

Information: 909-477-2760; www.RCpark.com

— Jessica Keating

REDLANDS

Independence Day activities in Redlands will start at 9 a.m. Monday, July 4, at Sylvan Park, and conclude with a fireworks show at Moore Middle School.

Free festivities at the park, 601 N. University St., will include live music, games and booths. A parade around the park is set for 10:30 a.m.

The school will open at 5:15 p.m., and celebrations there will include a live music, skydivers, flyovers and fireworks. The campus is at 1550 E. Highland Ave.

Tickets are required for the event at the school and are $12 in advance or $15 that day. They can be bought at the City Clerk’ Office, 35 Cajon St.; Gerrards Market, 705 W Cypress Ave.; or online.

Information or ticket purchases: redlandsfourthofjuly.com.

— Jennifer Iyer

RIALTO

The city’s Fourth of July Celebration is scheduled from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Monday, July 4, at Jerry Eaves Park, 1485 N. Ayala Drive.

There will be a fireworks show, live music, games and activities, and food and vendors.

Presale tickets are $25 and available through July 1. Tickets purchased Monday are $30.

A ticket includes a reserved parking space and five unlimited access wristbands, which provide access to all event activities. Unlimited access wristbands are $5.

Information: 909-421-4949

— Brian Whitehead

UPLAND

The city hosts its annual Light Up The Night 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular with gates opening at 5:30 p.m. Monday, July 4, with live entertainment from Electric Vinyl beginning at 7 p.m.

Participants can check out food vendors, a Kids’ Zone, beer garden, and get the opportunity to watch planes of all types take off and land at Cable Airport, 1749 W. 13th St. The fireworks show is set to begin at 9 p.m.

Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door. Children 2 and younger may attend at no cost. Presale tickets are available at City Hall, Magnolia Recreation Center and Gibson Senior Center in Upland and Bert & Rocky’s Cream Company in Claremont. Hours vary.

Before the big show, families can join the fifth annual Firecracker 5K and 1K Kids’ Dash beginning at 7 a.m. Saturday, July 2, at McCarthy Park, 20th Street and San Antonio Avenue in Upland. Onsite, mobile registration will be available beginning at 6 a.m. Registration fees are $35 for the 5k, $25 for kids’ dash.

After the run, families can head over to the Red, White, And Blue Wheels On Parade, featuring decorated scooters, bikes, wagons, pedal cars and more, beginning at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at McCarthy Park. The free event is for children under age 12, all will get a participation gift.

Information: uplandca.gov/4th-of-july-festivities

— Jessica Keating

YUCAIPA

A Fourth of July celebration set for 5 p.m. Monday, July 4, will end with fireworks at 9 p.m.

The event will be at Yucaipa High School, 33000 Yucaipa Blvd. Festivities will include live entertainment, games, food and merchandise vendors. Parking is $10.

Information: facebook.com/CityofYucaipaCA.

— Jennifer Iyer

Los Angeles County

CLAREMONT

Claremont’s day of celebration Monday, July 4, starts at 7 a.m.

A pancake breakfast will be at Memorial Park, 840 N. Indian Hill Blvd. A parade is set for 10 a.m. at the park and will move south on Indian Hill, west on Harrison Avenue and end at Larkin Park.

The Kiwanis Club will serve barbecued food at 5 p.m. The Ravelers will perform at 6 p.m. The concert replaces a fireworks show, which was canceled because of new water restrictions due to the drought.

— Javier Rojas