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Fourth of July Events in California

From enjoying a specialty prix-fixe menu while watching fireworks to visiting your local parade or block party, California is offering a variety of celebrations to help you get the most out of the Fourth of July. Check out these events to help you celebrate the red, white and blue.

Grand Park’s Fourth of July Block Party 

Los Angeles

Join the Music Center in celebrating Independence Day at the annual block party in Grand Park. The family-friendly event will kick off at 4 p.m. with multi-media art displays, music across a multitude of stages, food, libations, games and more fun in honor of the holiday. The event is free and open to the community. To learn more about Grand Park’s Fourth of July Block Party, visit musiccenter.org

Garibaldi’s Dinner with a Show 

San Diego

Garibaldi, the signature rooftop destination at the InterContinental San Diego, will be offering a special prix-fixe dinner menu to be enjoyed while guests catch a spectacular fireworks display. The meal will feature a curated meat and cheese board, seafood starters, mains like the Baja shrimp pasta or braised pork belly, and an indulgent dessert. The dinner with the show is $135 per person for adults and $95 for little ones. Reservations must be made in advance online. To learn more about Garibaldi’s Dinner with a Show and to reserve your spot, visit catchgaribaldi.com.

Fourth of July Carnival

Fourth of July Carnival 

San Marcos

Visit the Lakehouse Hotel and Golf Resort in San Marcos for its Fourth of July Carnival for an Independence Day celebration on the water. Bring the kids along and enjoy carnival games, patriotic costume contests, good ol’ fashioned hot dogs and hamburgers hot off the grill, cotton candy, snow cones, live music and much more fun in honor of the holiday. The event is free and open to both locals and hotel guests alike. To learn more about the Fourth of July Carnival, visit lakehousehotelandresort.com

Freedom Fest

Morgan Hill

With a Fourth of July celebration dating back to 1876, the Freedom Fest in Morgan Hill has returned with a day-long celebration. The fest will feature patriotic singing, live music, dancing, a Freedom Run, parades, car cruises down mainstream and a stunning fireworks display to complete the fun night. The event is free and starts at 10 a.m. To learn more about Freedom Fest, visit visitmorganhill.org.

Huntington Beach Fourth of July

Huntington Beach

For the first time since the pandemic, the Huntington Beach Fourth of July celebration has returned for its 118th year. The annual event returns with your favorite traditions, like the Surf City 5K, a parade, a festival on the pier, carnival rides, food and a beautiful fireworks display over the ocean. Tickets start at $25 per person. To learn more about the Huntington Beach Fourth of July, visit hb4thofjuly.org

The Boardwalk Boom and Over the Top 4th of July

San Diego

From Manchester Grand Hyatt, head to Coronado Island on the ferry to witness one of the most charming parades in San Diego. Then, back at the hotel, take in 360-degree views of the firework displays around the city with two exciting events. At The Boardwalk Boom at Sally’s Fish House & Bar, enjoy the Big Bay Boom Fireworks show in San Diego Bay. (Tickets here.) And Over the Top 4th of July takes at place the Top of the Hyatt from 6 to 10 p.m. to celebrate the Fourth of July from 40 stories above San Diego Bay alongside unlimited beer, wine and premium liquor from the bar and cuisine from the themed dinner buffet. (Tickets here.)

Dining Specials at Lumi by Akira Back

San Diego

In addition to its innovative menu of Nikkei dishes, fresh sashimi and hot and cold shared places, Lumi will be offering a special Popping Spicy Crab sushi roll featuring spicy crab, asparagus, cucumber and Pop Rocks to give a firecracker kick in honor of the holiday. To learn more about Lumi by Akira Back, visit lumirooftop.com.

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Town and Country

Holiday Weekend at Town and Country

San Diego

This Fourth of July weekend, see DJ Girth at the Main Pool on Sunday, July 3, from 1 to 4 p.m., take photos at the step and repeat photo booth, let your kids run around the bounce house, and enjoy summer foods like cotton candy and atomic popcorn, all at Town and Country. All of this fun is in addition to Town and Country’s other weekly events like Friday night s’mores, dive-in movies, Mats and Mimosas on Sunday mornings and more. To learn more about Town and Country, visit www.towncountry.com.

Holiday Events at Harrah’s Resort Southern California

Funner

Harrah’s Resort SoCal is a top spot to celebrate the land of the red, white and blue. From live music, food deals and specialty cocktails, there is plenty in store for America’s birthday weekend. Standouts include a special barbecue feast at ‘ritas Cantina and a festive limited-edition Vodka Bomb Pop. To learn more, visit harrahssocal.com.

Fourth of July at Hotel del Coronado

Coronado

This July 4th, experience the island of Coronado and festive celebrations all weekend that will feature a Navy skydiving show, a community parade, the Crown City Classic 12K and 5K races, a fireworks display over Coronado Bay and, of course, the famous Big Bay Boom in San Diego Bay. Plus, immerse the little ones in all the ocean has to offer with The Del’s newly launched Ocean Explorers kids program–a living classroom with curriculum and experiences designed to help children learn about preserving the ocean and its marine life! To learn more, visit hoteldel.com.

Kona Kai Resort

Fourth of July Kona Kai Resort & Spa

San Diego

With views of the San Diego city skyline and the Coronado naval base, Kona Kai Resort invites guests to grab a front-row seat for the California’s largest fireworks display, Big Bay Boom. All weekend long, Kona Kai will be hosting poolside barbecues with patriotic décor and a steel drum band to celebrate America. To learn more, visit www.resortkonakai.com.

Fourth of July Package at San Diego Mission Bay Resort

San Diego

Take in one of San Diego’s most exciting fireworks shows from the comfort of your own room as fireworks return to Mission Bay for the first time in a decade. San Diego Mission Bay Resort guests can take advantage of unobstructed views of the show from just across the bay and enjoy a special amenity with the resort’s Fourth of July package.

Summer Activities at Loews Coronado Bay Resort

Coronado

From swimming with mermaids and a Galactic Knight Academy, to Movies by the Bay and a firework show overlooking the San Diego Bay, Loews Coronado Bay Resort offers a lineup of memorable activities for all ages this holiday weekend (and all summer long). Kiddos get to enjoy magic shows, Americana face painting and games all day long, while everyone can savor the sounds from a DJ from 3 to 6 p.m. and live band from 6 to 10 p.m. Reserve your spot at the Bay Terrace Coronado Firework Show on July 4, with guaranteed firework seating and Chef Jesse’s barbecue dinner buffet. Reservations can be made via Resy. To learn more, visit www.loewshotels.com/coronado-bay-resort.

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