4th of July Events in the Inland Empire for 2013
APPLE VALLEY: The city's Firecracker Run, 5K walk and 5K and 10K runs begin at 7:30 a.m. at Lenny Brewster Sports Center, 21024 Otoe Road. Information: 760-240-7880. The Freedom Festival will run from 2 to 10 p.m. at the sports center. There will be live music, games, shopping and food all day. The fireworks show begins at 9 p.m. and will be simulcast on the Route 103. Parking and admission are free. Information: 760-240-7000, ext. 7071.
BIG BEAR LAKE: Big Bear's annual July 4th celebration will again feature a fireworks show put on by the Rotary Club of Big Bear Lake and underwritten by the City of Big Bear Lake. The event is around 9 p.m. Prior to the show, there will be plenty of games and activities for kids enjoy. Another feature this year is also a ticket which includes a reserved viewing area and meal. This ticket is $50 per person. For $75 the special VIP ticket provides premium reserved seating on the Marina Resort's deck overlooking the lake with table service provided by the Rotary Interact Club. Information: 909-866-5000
CHINO: Chino Girls Fastpitch and the city have partnered for the fireworks spectacular: "A Salute to Our Armed Forces." on Saturday. The program is from 3 to 9:30 p.m. at Ayala Park, 14225 Central Ave. City officials will recognize Chino's servicemen and women at a patriotic performance at 7 p.m. by the band, "The Answer," and at 9 p.m. a spectacular fireworks show. Food vendors will be open for business along with a variety of vendors. There will also be carnival rides. Information: 909-334-3258.
CHINO HILLS: The city's 21st annual Old-Fashioned 4th of July Picnic will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday at Big League Dreams Chino Hills Sports Park, 16333 Fairfield Ranch Road. A parade of decorated bikes, trikes and wagons will kick off at 10:30 a.m. The free event will include food-eating contests, a BMX stunt show, face painting, crafts, a bungee trampoline, water slides and rock-climbing wall. Information: 909-364-2700.
CLAREMONT: The 2013 Claremont Village Freedom 5000 on Thursday will begin in Memorial Park at 7:30 a.m. with the 1K Kids Run, and 8 a.m., the 5K Run/Jog/Walk & Competitive Race Walk. Claremont Kiwanis Club members will serve a Pancake Breakfast at Memorial Park from 7 to 10 a.m. Organization information booths open at 9 a.m. and nonprofit food booths at 10 a.m. The T. Willard Hunter Speakers Corner will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The 4th of July Parade begins at 4 p.m. at the corner of Indian Hill Blvd. & 10th St., goes south to Harrison then west to Larkin Park. Fireworks will offered at Pomona's College's Strehle Track. Gates open 6:30 p.m., concert begins at 6:45 p.m. and fireworks at 9 p.m. Cost is $8 in advance and $10 at gate
CRESTLINE/LAKE GREGORY: "75 Years of Fun on the Lake," Jamboree Days 2013 begins Thursday with the Crestline Community Family Picnic from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the grass fields of the San Moritz Lodge. On Friday, a Musical Extravaganza takes place at the Chamber Building on Lake Drive. Saturday is the Jamboree Days Parade, with staging at 8 a.m. and step-off at 10 a.m. Merchants/vendors, activities and events will line Lake Drive. At 4 p.m., look for the Art and Wine in the Pines on Lake Drive. Spectacular fireworks start at 9 p.m. Saturday over Lake Gregory.Information: 909-338-2706.
Lake Arrowhead: The Annual Lake Arrowhead Fireworks displayed hosted by the Arrowhead Lake Association will be on July 4th starting at 9pm. Come for the day, bring your chairs and dogs too if they are not scared of fireworks and hang out near the Lake and shop in the mall. Lots of restaurants and wildlife to see. For more information please call 909-337-2595.
ONTARIO: The annual Independence Day Parade will run Thursday from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on Euclid Avenue starting at 4th Street and moving south to Holt Boulevard. Afterward will be the "Blast at the Bandstand" concert at Euclid and C Street and the All-States Picnic along Euclid, both beginning at 10:30 a.m. At Westwind Park, 2455 E. Riverside Drive, from 5 to 9 p.m. will be family activities including live entertainment. The free fireworks program will begin at 9 p.m. Free parking and shuttles available at the Ontario Police Station, 2500 S. Archibald Ave. POMONA: Kaboom, the annual fireworks, motocross and monster truck event, will be held at Fairplex on Thursday. Held in the Fairplex grandstand, the monster truck and Big Air freestyle motocross program begins at 8 a.m. with the fireworks show under way at 9:20 p.m. General admission is $15, trackside bleachers $18.50, reserved boxes $21, kids 2 and under free. Parking at $10 is through Gate 17.
RANCHO CUCAMONGA: The annual 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular will be held Thursday at the Rancho Cucamonga Epicenter, 8408 Rochester Ave. Parking opens at 5:30 p.m., gates open at 6 p.m. On-field activites and entertainment begins at 6:30 p.m. with fireworks beginning at 9 a.m. Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 on the date of the event.
REDLANDS: The day kicks off at 9 a.m. in Sylvan Park as 48 local businesses, restaurants and service groups open their booths. There will be fashion displays, bounce houses, rock climbing walls and legions of food booths as local bands play nearby. Redlands' 4th of July Band will take the Sylvan Park stage with its 80 volunteer musicians being led by Curtiss Allen.At 10:30 a.m. the annual parade will march its way around the park with colorful floats and patriotic music. At about 3 p.m.,, the park events will wind down as people make their way to the University of Redlands Ted Runner Stadium for an evening of music, fireworks and flyovers. Gates open at 6 p.m. The show will start at 7 p.m., first with a flag ceremony then flyovers and finally parachuters floating from the sky onto the stadium's track. As the sun sets, music from Pacific Avenue and the Redlands' 4th of July Band will fill the air. The day's big show will be a 9 p.m. fireworks show. Fireworks tickets are $7 in advance, $10 at the gate. Kids under 3 are free.RIALTO: The city's Celebration in the Park will run from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Rialto City Park, 130 E San Bernardino Ave. There will be family picnic games, a hotdog, pizza and watermelon eating contest, trackless train rides, petting zoo, kids fun zone and live music as well as safe and sane fireworks demonstration. Admission is free.
SAN BERNARDINO: The Inland Empire 66ers will celebrate America's birthday with an Independence Day Fireworks Celebration following the match-up against the Lancaster Jethawks on Thursday. The fun starts at 7:05 p.m. and the San Manuel Stadium, home of the 66ers, 280 S. E St. Tickets are $6 to $12. Information: 909-888-9922, ie66ers.com.
TWENTYNINE PALMS: The community 4th of July celebration and fireworks will be on Thursday at Luckie Park beginning at 4 p.m. Live music begins with the Marine Sandpiper, with "Salute to Freedom's Beat" at 5 p.m. and "Southern Comfort," a Lynyrd Skynyrd tribute band, taking the stage at 7 p.m. leading up to the fireworks display at 9 p.m. Food, entertainment and kids games are also part of the event, Information: 760-367-3445.UPLAND: The 27th annual Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular Celebration at Upland High School stadium, 565 W. 11th St. The ticket booth and admission gates at the stadium will open at 5:30 p.m., with The Dogs performance beginning at 6 p.m. Fireworks begin at 9 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at Upland Recreation and Community Services, 651 W. 15th St., Upland Public Library, 450 N. Euclid Ave. and Ford of Upland, 555 W. Foothill Blvd.
VICTORVILLE: "Red, White and Boom" fireworks show, with free admission and parking, will be held Thursday at 9 p.m. at the Fairgrounds. The site opens at 2 p.m. with MMA fights all day, police and fire rodeo from 4 to 6 p.m., live music, bounce houses and water slides, vendors and food. Information: 760-245-5551.
YUCCA VALLEY: The Brehm Youth Park folks at the Basinwide Foundation, along with the Tri-Valley Little League, and other have stepped up to help the local Rotary continue a longtime fireworks tradition at the town's new youth park, at the corner of Palm Avenue, and Little League Drive, across the street from the Boys & Girls Club facility. Spectators will be able to sit on the new grass fields with their blankets and chairs and still have access to the entertainment, vendor booths, as well as food and refreshments within the compound. There will be glow items, face-painting, and fun things for the family. Gates will open at 5 p.m., with live entertainment starting at 6 p.m. The fireworks show will begin shortly after 9 p.m. There will be a military equipment display and a vendor fair. Information: 760-365-1988.
YUCAIPA: Yucaipa High School. 33000 Yucaipa Blvd., will be home to the city's annual Fourth of July Carnival, which runs from Thursday through Sunday. The event will feature carnival rides and live music from a different band on each day, as well as a fireworks show on the 4th. The event will serve as a fundraising effort for the non-profit, Yucaipa Animal Placement Society. Tickets are $20 per person, and space is limited. Those who wish to attend are encouraged to bring along blankets or a fold-up chair to relax while chowing down and watching the fireworks display, organizers said. YAPS is at 11937 13th St. Information: 909-790-1440, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yucaipa Car Show: A giant car show is planned from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are required for carnival rides and are a $1 apiece, but can be purchased at a reduced price for $20 a sheet at Best Properties, 33075 Yucaipa Blvd.; White Rabbit, 35256 Yucaipa Blvd; Yucaipa Valley Chamber of Commerce, 35139 Yucaipa Blvd; or at Simpler Life, 35107 Yucaipa Blvd. Information: Ron Charleston, 951-235-5097.
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