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Guide To 2013 Fourth Of July Fireworks Displays

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Celebrate this Independence Day with a bang! We've got the details on almost every fireworks show in Ventura, Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Riverside and Orange counties. Whether you're looking for an extravagant display or quaint festival in the park, we've got you covered this Fourth of July! So, peruse our list and see what strikes your fancy! Who knows, you may end up at a Barry Manilow concert or a Dodger game!

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Ventura County

Thousand Oaks

Janss Marketplace 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular
275 N. Moorpark Rd. East
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360

Time: 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Cost: free

Celebrate the Fourth of July with live music, food, fun and fireworks at Janss Marketplace! Face painting, a bounce house and balloon twister will all be included in the fun. Gather around the Janss Marketplace, its fountain courtyard area and parking structure rooftop for the best seat in the house as the show begins at 9 p.m.!

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Bethany Church on the Hill's 4th of July Celebration
200 Bethany Court
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360

Time:  5 p.m.

Cost: free

Join the Bethany Church on the Hill this 4th of July! There will be food, children's activities, music and fireworks! The gathering starts at 5 p.m. on their hilltop and concludes with the city's fireworks!

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Simi Valley

Rancho Santa Susana Community Park
5005 East Los Angeles Ave.
Simi Valley, CA

Time: 2 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Cost:  free

The city of Simi Valley, the Rotary Club and the Rancho Simi Recreation and Parks District have teamed up once again to host the 43rd annual Simi Valley 4th of July Festival and Fireworks Extravaganza! Events include a C-17 Military flyover, Ventura County Marine Corp League Color Guard presentation, live music, wine garden and even a pie eating contest as well as a hula hoop contest! The night will conclude with fireworks! Don't forget your lawn chairs and blankets!

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Oxnard/Channel Islands Harbor

Fireworks by the Sea
Channel Islands Harbor
3600 South Harbor Boulevard
Oxnard, CA 93035

Time: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

A special Farmers' Market and an old fashion family barbeque will kick off the day's festivities in the harbor! Other activities include crafts, live entertainment, rock climbing, petting zoo, pony rides, inflatable jumpers and of course, fireworks!

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Ojai Independence Day Parade and Fireworks
Nordhoff High School
1401 Maricopa Highway
Ojai, CA 93023

Time: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Cost: $8/$4/$15 in advance (adults/kids/family) admission at gate: $10/$5 (adults/kids)

The Ojai Independence Day Parade and Youth Freedom Run will kick off the day, followed by live music, food, games, a raffle and fireworks at Nordhoff High School! The Freedom Run begins at 8:45 a.m., followed by the parade at 10 a.m. Gates at Nordhoff High School open at 5 p.m.

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Fillmore Chili Cook-Off and Car Show
300 Block of Central Ave.
Fillmore, CA 93015

Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Fireworks show at 9:15 p.m.

The annual Fillmore Chili Cook-off and Car Show is back once again! Stroll up and down Fillmore's main drag as you enjoy classic cars and live entertainment. The fun continues into the night as the city launches fireworks from Two Rivers Park at approximately 9:15 p.m. and last about 25 minutes.

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4th of July Spectacular at Camarillo High School
4660 Mission Oaks Boulevard
Camarillo, CA 93012

Time: 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Cost: $2 and free for kids 5 and under

The Camarillo-Somis Pleasant Valley Lions CLub has come together to put on the 4th of July Spectacular at Camarillo High School. Enjoy live entertainment, Jolly Jumps and other kid-friendly activities! The Lions Club will be selling hamburgers, hot dogs, ice cream and kettle corn. Parking and shuttle service is free! The fireworks show begins at 9 p.m.

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Los Angeles County


Calabasas High School
22855 W. Mulholland Hwy.
Calabasas, CA  91302

Time: Gates open at 5 p.m., show begins at 9 p.m.

Cost: 10$ per person, 2 & under free

The city of Calabasas is hosting the community's annual 4th of July Spectacular at Calabasas High School! The festivities include live music, inflatable rides, games, crafts and of course, fireworks!

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Let Freedom Ring Celebration
Cerritos Civic Center
18125 Bloomfield Ave.
Cerritos, CA 90703

Time: 9 p.m.

Cost: All day tickets $20, Individual tickets $1

The city of Cerritos is hosting the 40th annual Let Freedom Ring Celebration this Fourth of July. The festivities include an array of live performances, rides, games, food booths, and fireworks! Remember, bring your chairs and blankets!

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Castaic Lake

Castaic Lake Recreation Area (Lower Lake)
32132 Castaic Lake Drive
Castaic, CA 91384

Time: 9 p.m.

Cost: $25 per vehicle for all day and fireworks, $5 person walk in fee

Enjoy a daylong celebration of food, swimming, music and jumpers at Castaic Lake this Fourth of July! Get there early and claim your spot on the beach! Fireworks start at 9 p.m.!

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Claremont's Fireworks Spectacular!
Pomona College - Strehle Track
333 North College Way
Claremont, CA 91711

Time: Gates open 6:30 p.m. , Show begins at 9 p.m.

Cost: $8 pre sale, $10 at gate

Live music and an extravagant fireworks show! The show is over 20 minutes long and synchronized to music! The city of Claremont has declared this show the best in Los Angeles County!

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Pomona Fairplex
1101 W. McKinley Ave.
Pomona, CA 91768

Time: 8 p.m.

Cost: range from $15 to $42

The 27th annual fireworks spectacular at the fairplex—KABOOM! This event has been a sell out every year! Enjoy Monster Trucks, Moto X Extreme, and a fireworks finale to the evening!

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Rowley Park
13220 Van Ness Ave.
Gardena, CA, 90247

Time: 9 p.m.

Cost: free

The city of Gardena is hosting its annual 4th of July Fireworks Show at Rowley Park. Make sure to arrive early to ensure a good seat! Also, remember to bring your chairs and blankets!

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La Crescenta

La Crescenta Elementary School- play ground
4343 La Crescenta Ave.
La Crescenta, CA 91214

Time: gates open at 4 p.m., gates close at 8:30 p.m., Fireworks 9 p.m.

Cost: $7 pre sale, $10 at gate

Rides, fireworks and food trucks galore! Stop by La Crescenta Elementary School this 4th of July and enjoy what this celebration has to offer!

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Los Angeles Coliseum

3939 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90037

Time: Event starts at 12 noon, Fireworks 9 p.m.

Cost: free

The Bernard C. Parks office presents the 10th Annual Fourth of July Fireworks Extravaganza at the Los Angeles Coliseum! It is an all day event and will include food vendors and live entertainment prior to the hour-long fireworks show!

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The 4th of July Taste of America and AmericaFest
Fireworks explode over the Rose Bowl during 4th of July Taste of America. (Photo by Steve Grayson/WireImage)


Rose Bowl
1001 Rose Bowl Drive
Pasadena, CA 91103

Time: Show starts at 9 p.m.

Cost: $13

The 87th Annual Americafest 2013 is taking place at the Rose Bowl! Parking lot gates open at 9 a.m. and festivities begin at 2 p.m. Stadium seats will be open for seating at 6 p.m. and the opening ceremonies begin at 7 p.m.! CBS2 and KCAL9 are pleased to once again sponsor the event and fireworks show. Our own Pat Harvey and Rick Garcia will be on hand to emcee this year's event, which will feature performances by Kenny G, the Mariachi Divas and high-flying motorcycle stunt artists – capped off by Southern California's largest Independence Day fireworks show.

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Studio City

CBS Studio Center
4024 Radford Ave
Studio City, CA 91604

Time: 4:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Cost: $20- $100

The Studio City Chamber of Commerce, CBS Studio Center, CBS2/KCAL9 and the Children's Tumor Foundation will be hosting its 15th annual Fireworks Festival on the CBS Radford lot. Gates open at 4:30 p.m. and close at 8 p.m.! Ticket classifications range from general admission to VIP. CBS2's Chief Meteorologist Josh Rubenstein will emcee the event, which will have everything ranging from rooftop firework viewing to beer, wine and c to a BBQ dinner!

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Santa Clarita

Westfield Valencia Town Center
24201 Valencia Blvd
Valencia, CA 91355

Time: 9:15 p.m.

Cost: free

A grand fireworks display can be seen from every angle of the Santa Clarita Valley! The fireworks are launched from the Westfield Valencia Town Center and the show will last about 30 minutes!

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Orange County

Los Alamitos

Joint Forces Training Base
11200 Lexington Dr.
Los Alamitos, CA 90720

Time: 4 p.m.

Cost: free

The city of Los Alamitos is hosting its 26th annual 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular! It is free to attend, but parking is $5 per vehicle. Gates open at 4 p.m. and be sure to bring chairs and blankets! There will be a food court, sponsor booths and a kids fun zone!

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Dana Point

Fourth of July All American Buffet

Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa
25135 Park Lantern
Dana Point, CA 92629

Time: 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Fireworks at 9 p.m.

Cost: Adults $85, Kids 6-12 $35, 5 & under free

Enjoy the 4th of July with live entertainment and a BBQ buffet! Relax with a grand view of the Dana Point Harbor and the fireworks!

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Fullerton Union High School Stadium
N Berkeley Ave. and N Lemon St.
Fullerton, CA 92831

Time: 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Cost: free

The city of Fullerton brings you an old-fashioned Independence Day! Enjoy food, live entertainment, games and fireworks!

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Huntington Beach

Huntington Beach Pier
400 Pacific Coast Highway
Huntington Beach, CA  92648

Time: 9 p.m.

Cost: Pier VIP seating $10

Join Huntington Beach for their 108th annual 4th of July Celebration! Enjoy fireworks over the ocean as you recline in the sand! Remember your beach chairs and blankets!

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Mission Viejo

Mission Viejo Lake
Olympiad & Marguerite
Mission Viejo, CA  92629

Time: 12 p.m. to 9 p.m

Cost: free

The 4th of July Street Faire and Firework Spectacular in Mission Viejo includes food and entertainment throughout the day and an extravagant fireworks show to conclude the evening! Admission is free, but make sure to get there early!

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Newport Beach

Independence Day on the Bay
Newport Dunes

Time: Fireworks at 9 p.m.

Cost: Free with parking or VIP $75 per person

Make your way down to the Newport Dunes to celebrate the 4th of July this year! Gates open at 7 a.m. and festivities begin at noon! Admission into the park is $60 per car. Or, purchase VIP tickets with special perks!

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San Clemente

San Clemente Pier
615  Avenida Victoria
San Clemente, CA 92672

Time: 9 p.m.

Cost: free

Come on down to the San Clemente Pier this 4th of July for outstanding fireworks over the ocean! Get there early to get a great seat in the sand!

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San Juan Capistrano

San Juan Capistrano Sports Park
25925 Camino Del Avion
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675

Time: 3 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Cost: free

Festivities begin at 3 p.m. and include bounce houses, food, beer garden, music and fireworks! A band will play live at 6 p.m. The event is sure to be packed!

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Tustin High School Football Field
Tustin, CA 92780

Time: 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Cost: free

Make your way to Tustin High School's Football Field this 4th of July! Enjoy live entertainment at 6:30 p.m. and fireworks at 9 p.m.! Tustin boosters will be selling BBQ food items and beverages! Bleacher seating is available, but make sure to bring blankets and lawn chairs!

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San Bernardino County


5th Annual Fourth of July Celebration
University of Redlands
Sylvan Park and Ted Runner Stadium
Corner of Colton Ave. and N. University Dr.
Redlands, CA 92373

Time: 9 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Cost: $7 in advance, $10 at gate

The festivities kickoff with live entertainment at Sylvan Park followed by the annual 4th of July parade at 10:30 a.m., which will begin at Franklin School on Colton Ave. and end at Sylvan Park. The celebration will continue at Sylvan Park with live entertainment, a flyover, skydivers and fireworks!

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San Bernardino County Fairgrounds
14800 7th Street
Victorville, CA 92395

Time: 9 p.m.  

Cost: free

Enjoy live music, food, games and fireworks at the San Bernardino County Fairgrounds this 4th of July!

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Rancho Cucamonga

Rancho Cucamonga Epicenter
8408 Rochester Ave.
Rancho Cucamonga, CA

Time: gates open at 6 p.m., fireworks at 9 p.m.

Cost: $8 in advance, $10 at gate

The 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular takes over the Rancho Cucamonga Epicenter! Parking opens at 5:30 p.m. and gates open at 6 p.m. On-field activities and entertainment begin at 6:30 p.m. and a firework display at 9 p.m.

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Robert A. Sessions Memorial Sports Park
2800 Mayor Katy Parkway
Barstow, CA 92311

Time: gates open at 5 p.m., fireworks at 9 p.m.

Cost: free

The city of Barstow will host its 16th annual 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular! Bring your lawn chairs and set up shop at the park!

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Big Bear Lake

Rotary Club BBQ at Marina Resort
40770 Big Bear Blvd.
Big Bear Lake, CA 92315

Time: BBQ from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and fireworks from 8:45 p.m. to 9:15 p.m.

Cost: ranges from $15 to $75

The Rotary Club of Big Bear is hosting its Fourth of July Lakefront Fireworks and BBQ once again! Enjoy dinner and a show with their meal deal! For $20, guests can enjoy a hot dog and the fireworks show! But, for just $5 more, guests can enjoy a Rib Eye Steak or chicken! The event also offers VIP meals and reserved seating starting at $50. If you just simply want to enjoy the show, tickets are $15.

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Riverside County


Ronald Reagan Sports Park
30875 Rancho Vista Road
Temecula, CA 92592

Time: 2 p.m. to 10 p.m., fireworks at 9 p.m.

Cost: free

Fourth of July Extravaganza! A parade will kickoff the day at 10 a.m. and the activities will continue into the afternoon with food, live music, a kid's 'fun zone' and fireworks!

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Lake Elsinore

Lakepoint Park

Lake Elsinore, CA 92530

Time: 9 p.m.

Cost: free

Enjoy the Fireworks Spectacular over Lake Elsinore this 4th of July! Free public viewing points include Lakepoint Park, Elm Grove Beach, Davis Fishing Beach, Whiskers Fishing Beach and a portion of the levee system. If you want to view the show from the comfort of your own boat, nighttime passes costs $10.

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Palm Desert

Palm Desert Civic Center Park
43900 San Pablo Ave.
Palm Desert, CA 92260

Time: 7:15 p.m., fireworks at 9 p.m.

Cost: free

Bring the lawn chairs and a picnic dinner to enjoy the firework display at Civic Center Park in Palm Desert this 4th of July! The celebration begins at 7:15 p.m. and will continue well into the 9 o'clock hour with fireworks!

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Stewart Park
East 9th St. & Orange Ave.
Beaumont, CA 92223

Time: 5 p.m.

Cost: free

Beaumont's 6th Annual Summer Concert Series kicks off this 4th of July with live music from the Basix and Three Dog Night. Along with live music, guests can enjoy family friendly activites and a firework display! Bring your friends, family, chairs and blankets!

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Santana Park
598 Santana Way
Corona, CA 92881

Time: 4 p.m.

Cost: free

The celebration kicks off with a family festival at Santana Park with everything ranging from food booths to a 'fun zone' for kids. Following the festival there will be live entertainment and conclude with fireworks at 9 p.m.

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