Things To Do In Temecula On July 4th

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Fireworks, BBQ’s, and Flags oh my! Its that time, the time of year when the founder’s of our country decided to give the finger to Britain. They also thought our freedoms should be to watch fireworks, light up a grill, wave our flags proudly. Ok, but I may have made that up! Well what better day to celebrate our freedom than the birth of our country.

For those looking to see local politicians, listen to marching bands, and hear the sirens of Temecula’s finest, or just be a kid again.


City Of Temecula


Star Spangled 4th Of July Parade

July 4th, 10am Old Town Temecula

For those looking to see local politicians, listen to marching bands, and hear the sirens of Temecula’s finest, or just be a kid again.

General Information

The 4th of July Parade will be starting at 10am Wednesday morning. The parade will be running arch to arch, South to North. Parking is available at the Old Town Parking Garage (South of the Civic Center on Mercedes St). Old Town Front Street will be closed from 9am until about noon. You will be able to access the parking garage until 9:45am from the north end of town via Mercedes Street.

*Additional Handicapped Parking will be available in the 6th Street Parking Lot


Parade Road Closures

  • Second Street, Stampede parking lot, Old Town Front Street from First Street heading north to Third Street will be closed from 6am-12pm
  • Old Town Front Street will remain open to Third Street, with access from the north until 9am
  • Old Town Front Street will be closed to all traffic from 9am-12pm
  • Moreno Road will be closed from 10am-12pm
  • Mercedes will be open for north bound traffic only from 9:45am-12pm

Parade map-


4th of July Family Fun and Fireworks

July 4th, 2:00pm Ronald Reagan Sports Park

General Information

  • Festivities start at 2pm, however the park opens at 6am.
  • Fireworks start at 9pm sharp.  Music broadcasted on KATY 101.3
  • Food Vendors and Kids Fun Zone.
  • Handicap parking is limited and first come, first serve.  Arrive early to secure a parking spot.
  • Uber/Lyft Drop-Off and Pick-up Zone will be conveniently located at first entrance to park off Margarita Road.
  • ATMs located in the Food Vendor area only.
  • Entertainment from 2pm-9pm on the main stage.
  • CRC Pool is open from 11am-3pm.
  • Entertainment is free excluding vendors and fun zone.
  • No overnight camping allowed in the park.

Sports Park Road Closures

  • Pauba Road between Margarita Road and Showalter Road closed from July 4th at 8am and re-opening on July 5th at 12am
  • Calle Ventura closed from July 4th at 8am and re-opening on July 5th at 12am
  • Calle Camellia closed from July 4th at 8am and re-opening on July 5th at 12am
  • Margarita Road between Rancho Vista Road and Pauba Road closed July 4th from 7pm-10p

Kids Fun Zone

  • Fun Zone opens at 2pm, wristbands required.
  • Wristbands are $5 each, cash only.
  • Wristbands grant unlimited use of the inflatable bounce area, games, prize wheel and face painting.
  • Fun Zone closes at 8:00pm.
  • No refunds issued.

Ronald Reagan Sports Park Map




Independence Day Fireworks at Pechanga

July 7th, 9:00pm Pechanga Resort and Casino

Pechanga Resort Casino celebrates the 4th of July, after the 4th, with a patriotic fireworks display on Saturday, July 7 at dusk (approximately 9:00p.m.).  Pechanga states the show will run for about 10 to 12 minutes and is put on as an exhibition for resort/casino guests, as well as the entire Temecula Valley community to enjoy. Spectators will be able to view the fireworks from Pechanga’s new grassy event lawn in front of The Cove pool complex. Space is limited to first come, first served. Guests may bring low-backed portable chairs and blankets. No alcoholic beverages or illegal substances will be permitted at this fireworks viewing.

Guests are asked to follow posted directional signage for appropriate areas in which to park on the Pechanga property. The fireworks will be launched from an area behind the Pechanga Gas Station. The pyrotechnic display will be visible from many other areas and vantage points in South Temecula along Pechanga Parkway.



Lake Elsinore

125th Annual Fireworks Show

July 3rd, 9pm T-Peninsula

Lake Elsinore will be having a fireworks show at 9pm on July 3rd shooting off from the t-peninsula. This will be the 125th annual firework celebration and it will take place right over the lake, and you can watch via boat or shoreline also there will be plenty of free viewing spots and you can tune in to 99.9 FM for the sky concert. . Do you have a boat and want to experience the Fireworks show while on the Lake? Find out more.


San Diego

Annual Big Bay Boom

July 4th, 9:00pm Various locations around the bay

If you are feeling up for a little drive, take in the largest display in the county. The fireworks  will be launched from four barges strategically placed around North San Diego Bay, they can be seen from Shelter Island, Harbor Island, the Embarcadero area and Seaport Village/Coronado Landing, and the score is simulcast live on 1090 AM and FM 105.7. Just find a place along the bay. There is not a bad seat in the house!


Escondido Independence Day Festival & Fireworks

July 4th, 4:00pm California Center for the Arts

Join the city of Escondido for the 55th Annual Independence Day Festival & Fireworks with music, food vendors, and a wealth of children’s activities and games for everyone to enjoy.


Oceanside Fireworks Show

July 3rd, 6:00pm El Corazon Site at Rancho Del Oro Drive

Exactly as it the name states fireworks in Oceanside at a park, just note it is on Tuesday the 3rd not the 4th.


Ocean Beach July 4th Celebration

July 4th 9:00pm Ocean Beach Pier

This ia a pretty big party on the beach if that is what you are looking for.Spend the day bar hopping, swimming in the ocean, playing volleyball in the sand. Then as you leave the bar, you can enjoy a really spectacular fireworks show launched from the OB Pier.