What To Do For The 4th of July In The Inland Empire


This year, the 4th of July is obviously going to be VERY different. For starters, your usual plans of being in parades or seeing fireworks at your local park is a no-go because of the current pandemic. Cities all across the Inland Empire (and the nation) have decided to cancel their big 4th of July celebrations because they don’t want large crowds gathering.

While there isn’t that much to do this Saturday for the 4th, there are STILL a few places you can go with your family to see some fireworks (even if you just have to sit in your car to do so). Remember, if you do plan on attending any celebrations, be smart and stay safe!

Things To Do For The 4th of July In The Inland Empire

Big Bear Fireworks Show – Cancelled as of 7/1

  • Big Bear Lake will have their July 4th Fireworks Spectacular 2020, which you’ll be able to see from practically every corner of the Valley!
  • Join in on some fun for the 2nd Annual Big Bear 4th of July Fun Run (virtual options, too). It’s a fun run at Meadow Park, where the fireworks will be later that night. It’s an event for the whole family, with kids and strollers welcomed.

Canyon Lake Fireworks Show

Corona Fireworks Show

  • Although the usual Independence Day Parade & Fireworks show is cancelled, the city will hold a Red, White and YOU! July 4th Virtual Celebration.

Lake Elsinore Fireworks Show

  • CANCELLED 7/2: Refunds will be given to those that purchased night lake use passes. There’s still tons of firework action in Lake Elsinore as the city will have a Drive-in Style 4th of July Celebration & Fireworks show at T-Peninsula!
  • CANCELLED 7/2: Full Refunds Will Be Issued. The Diamond Taproom will still be open for outdoor dining with full social distancing in place. Join in on some good food, a good movie and fireworks at the July 4th BBQ, Film & Fireworks at the Diamond Drive-In.

Rancho Cucamonga Fireworks Show

  • The city will be offering a free Community Firework Show at Chaffey College, but no spectators will be allowed on the campus. You’ll be able to see the fireworks in surrounding areas, though. The show starts at 9PM and will go on for 15 minutes.

Temecula Fireworks Show

  • A Fourth of July Concert and Virtual Fireworks will happen in Temecula. They’ve compiled a list of some fun things to enjoy the holiday from home! Tune into their Facebook page @TemeculaParksAndRec for a performance by the Mighty Untouchables at 8PM. A virtual firework show will start at 9PM.

Los Alamitos Army Airfield

  • Although not in the IE, you can still take a drive down to Los Alamitos Army Airfield in LA County to see some fireworks. You’ll park on the runway and view them from your vehicle.

Although there’s not as much to do as previous years, you can still make it a celebration to remember at home with a BBQ and some favorite movies with the 4th of July as a theme! We’ve also got a fun 4th of July Scavenger Hunt printable for your at-home celebrations (click on the picture below to print).

Are we missing any celebrations? Let us know!


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