Fourth of July Celebrations in Inland Empire

The Fourth of July is the perfect time to get together with family to bond and celebrate our nations freedom and federal holiday, Independence Day.   The Fourth of July is also the most popular day for grilling across the country with Memorial Day in second place.  According to the American Pyrotechnics Association, more than 14,000 firework displays will brighten  the skies of the country on the Fourth of July.


Our perfect Fourth of July event kicks off with the parade and local Fourth of July festivities.  If you are planning a similar day, we recommend that you head out to the fourth of July fireworks destination immediately following your local parade to allow enough time to find the perfect spot and celebrate with family prior to the fireworks.  However, make sure to prepare food, water and lots of sweaters as the day will get cooler towards the evening.

Here is a list of our favorite places to check out the fireworks and have a safe & great time.

Big Bear  –   Big Bear Lake’s Fireworks Spectacular will explode at 7,000′ reflecting its shower of brilliance over Big Bear Lake on Friday, July 4th.  Big Bear Lake Fourth of July celebrations has abundance of events, recreation and activities.

Canyon Lake –  Skipper’s Island. Fireworks at 9pm.

Chino – Join the City of Chino for a fun-filled fourth of July Spectacular in Chino with family and friends.  This year’s festivities will kick off at 10am with a parade.   Carnival rides, games, food, music, and fun activities for the whole family start at 3pm.  Help honor Chino’s Service men and women at 7:00 p.m.  Enjoy a live patriotic performance by the band “The Answer” at 5:30 p. and 7:30 pm; a spectacular fireworks show will signal the end of the evening at 9:00 pm

Claremont –  The City of Claremont’s Fourth of July Celebration culminates with an fireworks show and a live concert featuring Classic Rock band – The Answer!  The City of Claremont’s fireworks show has developed over the years and has become one of the biggest and best shows in all of Los Angeles County! The 20+ minute show is fully synchronized to music and electronically fired.  The Concert is presented by the DoubleTree by Hilton Claremont.  Check link for ticket details.

Fontana – After a couple years off, the fourth of July festivities are back at Fontana High school.   The main stage entertainment starts at 5pm.  Enjoy face painting, stilt walkers and dance the night away with your family.  Check link for ticket details.

Lake Arrowhead – Lake Arrowhead Lake 9pm.

Lake Elsinore – Patriotic Parade of Lights.  Fireworks after the parade.

Menifee – There are no Fourth of July festivities planned.  Check the local events for Riverside or Temecula.

Moreno Valley  – The parade starts at 10:30am-12pm.  Family Fest kicks off at 2pm at Morrison Park.

Murrieta – There are no Fourth of July events planned.  Check the local events for Temecula.

Perris – The City of Perris will host their Fourth of July festivities at the Auto Speedway in Perris.  The event is free to residents.  Event starts at 3pm.  Fireworks start at 9pm.

Redlands – The City of Redlands will celebrate the Fourth of July festivities at Sylvan Park.  Parade starts at 10:30.  The University of Redlands will host the annual fireworks extravaganza with a live show and entertainment. Fireworks start at 9pm.

Riverside –  The City of Riverside Mayor will kick off their festivities with a Fourth of July Bike parade around the city with the IE Bike Club.  The Fourth of July aerial fireworks show will be celebrated at La Sierra Park Fireworks and Mt Rubidoux Fireworks.

Temecula – The Temecula City Fireworks spectacular. The park opens at 9am and Fourth of July Festivities start at 2pm.  Fireworks start at 9pm sharp.  Music broadcasted on KATY 101.3.  There will be a lot of Food Vendors and Kids Fun Zone.  Handicap parking is limited and first come, first serve.  Arrive early to secure a parking spot.

Victorville – San Bernardino Fairgrounds.  Fireworks start at 9pm.

Yucca Valley – Yucca Valley Sports Park, Yucca Valley. Fireworks start at 9pm.


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