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Staff Writer: Most of us look forward to the 4th of July as family time, a time to barbecue, go swimming and light some fireworks. How many of us really know how the 4th of July started? One may ask, why the history matters at all, but it does, our History is what got us where we are as a nation today. In order to secure our future it is important to preserve our history.

The 4th of July, also known as Independence Day, has been a federal holiday since 1938. On July 2nd, 1776 the Continental Congress voted in favor of United States Independence from Great Britain, two days later on July 4th the Declaration of Independence was adopted. Since then, Americans have celebrated our freedom with fireworks, parades and gatherings. In 1870, after the Civil War and after African Americans were freed from slavery the 4th of July became a recognized holiday. Many Americans celebrated but the 4th of July was not a legally recognized holiday until 1938.

The Declaration of Independence is not just a piece of paper, it is a symbol of our country and of the dreams and aspirations that the colonists in 1776 had for our country. When the signers of the Declaration of Independence signed, signing such a document was illegal, they could have been hung for the crime of Treason by the leaders of Great Britain. These people fought for our rights and for our independence as a nation. They fought for the Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness that we all live with today.

Mavericks Stadium
12000 Stadium Way
Adelanto, CA 92301
Firework Show following the game on July 4th & 6th
Phone:(760) 246-6287

Apple Valley
Lenny Brewster Sports Center
21024 Otoe Road
Apple Valley, CA 9230
2 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Festivities include live entertainment, games, food booths, a beer garden and fireworks
Parking and admission are free
(760) 240-7000

Stewart Park
9th Street and Orange Avenue
Beaumont, CA 92223
Live entertainment and other festivities begin at 5 p.m.
Fireworks show at 9 p.m.
(951) 769-8524

Big Bear
Big Bear Lake
The fireworks are shot off from a barge on the Lake
Show can be seen from any public park or boat on the lake
Fireworks begin at 8:30 p.m.

Chino Hills
Old-Fashioned Fourth of July Picnic
Big League Dreams Sports Park
16333 Fairfield Ranch Rd.
Chino Hills, CA 91709
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Enjoy a parade, live entertainment, water activities, eating contests, food vendors, game booths, crafts, BMX stunt shows, rock climbing and more.
(909) 364-2700

Pomona College
333 N. College Way
Claremont, CA 91711
Gates open 6:30 p.m., Concert begins at 6:45 p.m.
Fireworks Sky Show begins at 9 p.m.
$8.00 pre-sale
$10.00 at gate

Main Street U.S.A. Parade
Parade starts at Ontario and Main Street, travels down Main and concludes at Olive Street
Start time is 10 a.m.

Santana Park
598 Santana Way
Corona, CA 92881
Festivities begin at 4 p.m., with formal program starting at 8:30 p.m.
Enjoy food booths, children’s “Fun Zone” and live entertainment
(951) 736-2241

Lake Arrowhead
Annual Lake Arrowhead Fireworks
28200 Highway 189
Lake Arrowhead, CA 92352
9 p.m. to 11 p.m.
The annual Lake Arrowhead Fireworks display hosted by the Arrowhead Lake Association.
(909) 337-2595

Lake Elsinore
boat viewing from lake $10
Starts on Southern side of the lake at 9pm
Free Viewing from: Lakepoint Park, Elm Grove Beach, Davis Fishing Beach,
Whiskers Fishing Beach and a portion of levee system
Paid viewing from: commercial campgrounds, including the La Laguna Resort (RS2).
You may also purchase a Nighttime Pass ($10) to view the fireworks show by boat while on the Lake
(951) 674-3124

La Verne
3102 D St
La Verne, CA 91750
Pancake Breakfast, parade, Swimming, Barbecue and Fireworks
Purchase pre-sale tickets for a $1 discount at City Hall, 3660 D Street, La Verne,
and the Chamber of Commerce, 2078 Bonita Ave., La Verne.
(909) 596-8700

Moreno Valley
Morrison Park
26667 Dracaea Ave
Rancho Belago, CA 92555
9:30 a.m-9:30PM
(fireworks begin at 9pm)

Westwind Park
2455 E Riverside Dr.
Ontario, CA 91761
5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Free Admission and LIVE entertainment!
Minimal Cost: Bouncers, games and food vendors
Phone:(909) 395-2506

Palm Desert
Civic Center Park
43900 San Pablo Ave.
Palm Desert, CA 92260
The festivities begin at 7:15 p.m. and end at 9:30 p.m.
Attendees are encouraged to bring picnic dinners, blankets, and chairs to enjoy the show. Drinks and snacks will also be available for purchase.
(760) 346-0611

1101 W. McKinley Ave.
Pomona, CA 91768
Monster trucks, motocross and fireworks
Gates open at 5 p.m., show starts at 8 p.m., fireworks at 9:20 p.m.
Admission: price varies from $15 to $49, children 2 and under are free

Rancho Cucamonga
LoanMart Field
Baseball game and fireworks on Wednesday, July 3
Watch the game between the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes and Inland Empire 66ers, then stay for fireworks
Game starts at 7:05 p.m., followed by 4th of July fireworks display
Tickets between $9-$13
8408 Rochester Avenue
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730

University of Redlands
120 East Colton Ave
Redlands, CA 92374
starting at 6pm
presale $7 at gate $10
children 3 and under free

Founders’ Day Front Row Fireworks
Evergreen Memorial Historic Cemetery
14th and Pine Street
5 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Event features food, live entertainment, guided tours and fireworks
Admission: $5 for adults, $1 for kids 3-12, free for kids 2 and under
Parking at 14th Street and Brockton Ave., Brockton and Tequesquite Avenues for $3
(951) 522-6462

La Sierra Park
5215 La Sierra Ave.
Riverside, CA 92505
Fireworks begin at 9 p.m.
(951) 826-2000

Mt. Rubidoux
4706 Mt. Rubidoux Street
Fireworks begin at 9 p.m.
(951) 826-2000

San Bernardino
San Manuel Stadium
Baseball game and fireworks on Thursday, July 4
Watch the game between the Inland Empire 66ers and Lancaster Jethawks, then stay for fireworks
Game starts at 7:05 p.m., followed by 4th of July fireworks display
Tickets between $5-$12
280 South E Street
San Bernardino, CA 92401

San Jacinto
4th of July Party
Valley Wide Regional Park Aquatic Center
901 Esplanade Ave.
San Jacinto, CA 92581
12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
$7 for adults and children 3 and older, $6 for seniors 55 and older, $2 for children 2 and younger
Enjoy fireworks, music & entertainment, games, food, activities and more
(951) 654-1505

4th of July Extravaganza at Ronald Reagan Sports Park
2 p.m. to 10 p.m., with fireworks at 9 p.m.
Enjoy food vendors, live music and children’s activities
30875 Rancho Vista Rd.
Temecula, CA 92592

Upland High School Football Stadium
565 W. 11th Street
Upland, CA 91786
Stadium opens at 5:30 p.m., with live entertainment beginning at 6 p.m.
Fireworks Sky Concert at 9 p.m.
Tickets: $8 per person pre-sale, $10 that day, children 2 and under are free

San Bernardino County Fairgrounds
14800 Seventh St.
Victorville, CA 92395
2 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Enjoy a police and fire rodeo, MMA fights, live music, bounce houses, water slides and much more.
Entry is free, fireworks at dark.
(760) 951-2200



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