2018 4th of July Fireworks: More Events Close to the High Desert

By: Simone Graham – Editor HDG: Fireworks are legal in the San Bernardino County cities of Adelanto, Barstow, Chino, Colton, Fontana, Grand Terrace, Rialto, City of San Bernardino. If you are visiting friends or family in one of those cities, you will be able to find fireworks stands there to purchase fireworks for your own evening show.  Water of Life Community Church is sponsoring two stand locations very close to the 15 Freeway; they are at 7625 East Avenue, church campus, and at Les Schwab Tires, located at 6251 Sierra Ave. in Fontana.

If you want to have someone else run the show, here is a list of 4th of July events to choose from at venues besides the High Desert. The first three listed are closest to us. Have a good time!


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


28200 Highway 189, Lake Arrowhead, CA 92352. The annual Lake Arrowhead Fireworks display hosted by the Arrowhead Lake Association, 9:00 p.m. ALA contact (909) 337-2595. Lake Arrowhead Village – FREE 4th of July Concerts festival lawn seating, so bring your lawn chairs or blankets. Kaitlyn Marie Band/Country Rock 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Perfect Cut/A Tribute to Neil Diamond, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. For more seating information see: http://thelakearrowheadvillage.com/2018-summer-concert-series-lineup/


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


Stewart Park, 9th Street and Orange Avenue. Live entertainment and other festivities begin at 5 p.m. Fireworks show at 9 p.m. (951) 769-8524 For more information on all day festivities: http://beaumontca.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=493


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


Pomona College, 333 N. College Way. Gates open 6:30 p.m., Concert begins at 6:45 p.m. Fireworks Sky Show begins at 9 p.m. Cost: $8.00 pre-sale $10.00 at gate. (909)399-5460 http://www.ci.claremont.ca.us/


  • 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. http://www.ci.corona.ca.us/
  • Santana Park, 598 Santana Way. 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 http://www.ci.corona.ca.us/


Boat viewing from lake is $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 http://www.lake-elsinore.org/


3102 D St, 6:30am-9pm. Pancake Breakfast, parade, Swimming, Barbecue and Fireworks. Purchase pre-sale tickets for a $1 discount at City Hall, 3660 D Street and the Chamber of Commerce, 2078 Bonita Ave., La Verne. (909) 596-8700 http://www.ci.la-verne.ca.us/


Morrison Park, 26667 Dracaea Ave, Rancho Belago.  Fireworks begin at 9p.m. (951)413-3000 http://www.moreno-valley.ca.us/


Westwind Park, 2455 E Riverside Dr. Event from 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Free Admission and LIVE entertainment. Minimal Cost: Bouncers, games and food vendors. Phone:(909) 395-2506 http://www.ci.ontario.ca.us/


Civic Center Park, 43900 San Pablo Ave. 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 http://www.palm-desert.org/


Fairplex, 1101 W. McKinley Ave. 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. http://www.fairplex.com/kaboom


University of Redlands, 120 East Colton Ave. Starting at 6p. m. Presale $7, at gate $10. Children 3 and under free. http://www.redlands-events.com/ticket_sales.htm


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 http://www.evergreen-cemetery.info/


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


  1. RUBIDOUX – 4706 Mt. Rubidoux Street. Fireworks begin at 9 p.m. (951) 826-2000 http://www.riversideca.gov/


4th of July Party, Valley Wide Regional Park Aquatic Center, 901 Esplanade Ave. Event from 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 – http://www.vwrpd.org/


4th of July Extravaganza at Ronald Reagan Sports Park, 30875 Rancho Vista Rd. Event from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m., with fireworks at 9 p.m. Enjoy food vendors, live music and children’s activities. http://www.cityoftemecula.org

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