Community favorites including parades, street festivals and firework shows will make a comeback around Ventura County for the Fourth of July weekend.
This year, July 4 falls on a Monday, prompting patriotic festivities to start during the days leading up to the holiday. Families and friends will have plenty of opportunities to get out and about to celebrate Independence Day.
9 pm Monday, July 4: The city’s Park & Watch Fireworks Show is set for the Camarillo Premium Outlets, 740 Ventura Blvd. Free. A live radio feed will be broadcast on 95.1 KBBY-FM. Parking is first come, first served. Plan to arrive before road closures go into effect at 8:45 pm Visit the city of Camarillo’s online events calendar at www.cityofcamarillo.org for more information.
7 pm to 10 pm Sunday: Fillmore Aquatics Center hosts Fireworks Float Pool Party at 575 1st St. Free. Event is open to the public on a first come, first serve basis until capacity is reached. No floaties are allowed. Guests can watch the city’s fireworks display from the pool.
9 pm Sunday: The Fillmore fireworks show kicks off at the Fillmore Middle School athletic field at 532 A St. Free. Fireworks start at sundown from the field, which will not be open to the public. Residents can view from nearby locations.
9 am to 3:30 pm Monday: The Sespe Creek Car Show returns to downtown after a two-year break due to the pandemic. Free. Car collectors from across the state showcase over 400 vehicles along Central Avenue. Local vendors and organizations will be present. Visit sespecreekevents.org for details.
4 pm Sunday: The 3rd of July Fireworks Extravaganza at Arroyo Vista Community Park, 4550 Tierra Rejada Road. Event includes live music, food vendors and a fireworks show at 9 pm General admission pre-sale tickets are $ 8 per person online or $ 10 at the gate. For more information, visit moorparkca.gov/fireworks.
6 pm Sunday: Independence Day Concert at Libbey Bowl, 210 S. Signal St. Free. Event includes a performance by Shanti Kettles and presentation of the colors by Naval Sea Cadets. Prizes will be raffled at the event. To learn more, visit libbeybowl.org
7-10 am Monday: The Lion’s Club hosts a pancake breakfast at the Chaparral High School auditorium, 414 E. Ojai Ave. Tickets are $ 7 for adults and $ 5 for kids.
10 am Monday: July 4 parade follows Ojai Avenue starting at Country Club Drive and ending at Park Road. Free. Learn more at www.4thofjulyinojai.com.
9 pm Monday: The fireworks show kicks off at Nordhoff High School, 1401 Maricopa Highway. Gates open at 5:30 pm Pre-sale tickets are available starting at $ 5 for kids and $ 10 for adults. For more information, visit www.4thofjulyinojai.com.
10:30 –11:30 am Monday: Channel Islands Harbor hosts Fourth of July Family Parade. Free to watch and participate. Strollers, wagons and walking shoes are recommended. Participants must download and fill out a parade form at https://bit.ly/39RSTI4 and submit to CIHarborVisitors @ ventura .org. Parade starts at Albacore Way heads north along Harbor Boulevard and ends at Cabezone Circle.
2-4 pm Monday: The Fourth of July Electric Boat Parade motors its way around Channel Islands Harbor. Free. Parade includes more than 50 patriotic-themed electric boats cruising the harbor. The parade is sponsored by Central Coast Electric Boats and the Channel Islands Yacht Club. Visit centralcoast electric boats. com for more information.
9 pm Monday: The city and Santa Paula Rotary Club present the fireworks show at Harding Park, 1300 E. Harvard Ave. Spectators can enter the fields as early as 6 pm
Noon Saturday: The Star-Spangled Rock’N Country Jam and fireworks celebration kicks off at Rancho Santa Susana Community Park, 5005 E. Los Angeles Ave. Event features live music, a fun zone for kids and vendors all day. Entry is free, but VIP passes including dinner and other perks are available. Visit https://starspangledsimi.com/ for more details.
10 am to 3 pm Monday: The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library & Museum hosts its Annual Fourth of July Celebration at 40 Presidential Drive. Event includes outdoor family friendly activities including concerts, photo opportunities, face painting, games, crafts and more activities. The event is free, but regular admission rates. For more information, visit www.reaganfoundation.org and click on programs and events.
9 am –noon Monday: Thousand Oaks Elks Lodge hosts its Fourth of July pancake breakfast at 758 N. Conejo School Road. Cost is $ 5 per person. For more information, visit 2477elks.com/calendar.
5 –7 pm Monday: Concert in the Park at Conejo Community Park, 1175 Hendrix Ave. Free. The Surf City All Stars band performs hits by The Beach Boys and Jan & Dean Band. Find out more at www.crpd.org/events/fourth-of-july -activities.
9 pm Monday: The show simulcast is presented by KHAY-FM 100.7 radio. Event can be viewed from Janss Marketplace and The Oaks Mall. For more info, visit www.crpd. org / events / fourth-of-july-activities.
5 pm Monday: July 4th Spectacular gets underway at at Janss Marketplace, 275 N. Moorpark Road East. Event includes food booths, live music, activities for kids and a pie eating contest in the parking garage roof top. Entry is free but a wrist band is required to enter. Wrist bands will be given out starting at 5 pm near Buca di Beppo. Guests may bring their own chairs. No outside food or beverages are allowed. To learn more, visit janssmarketplace.com/events.
5 pm Sunday: The Ventura Rotary Fireworks Show and Family Picnic returns to Ventura College Athletic Fields, 4667 Telegraph Road. Event features music, food trucks and games for kids. Guests are welcome to bring blankets, soft folding chairs, small coolers and food. All bags and coolers. The fireworks show starts at 9 pm Tickets are $ 10 for adults, $ 5 for children ages 4-12. Visit www.venturafireworks.com for details.
10 am to 4 pm Monday: The fourth of July Street Festival and Annual Pushem-Pullem Parade are back this year. The parade starts on Main Street in front of Cemetery Memorial Park and continues into Downtown Ventura, leading into the street fair including over 200 artisans, food booths, vendor displays and live music.
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Cytlalli Salgado is a breaking news reporter for the Ventura County Star. She can be reached by calling 805-437-0257 or emailing email@example.com.