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Sawdust Festival
Jun
28
to Sep 1

Sawdust Festival

Art enthusiasts, collectors, and novice artists have come to the Sawdust since our beginning in 1966 for our mix of fine art and craft. Media include hand-blown and fused glass, painting, jewelry, surf art, ceramics, clothing and textiles, wood and metal sculpture, scrimshaw, photography, and so much more.

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L.A. County Fair
Aug
30
to Sep 22

L.A. County Fair

Celebrate decades of cultural phenomena as the 2019 LA County Fair Goes Pop! From art to clothes to technology and toys, the Fair takes a deep dive into Pop Culture, with a spotlight on LA’s subculture. Immerse yourself in delights, décor and doohickeys from the 1950s on – frozen dinners, Elvis the Pelvis, the squawk box, space flight, disco, Andy Warhol, electric cars and phones made for yapping that also set the toes a tappin’. The Fair is where nostalgia and relevancy collide!

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Tunes in the Trees - Concert at Skypark Village
Aug
30
to Oct 26

Tunes in the Trees - Concert at Skypark Village

  • Skypark Santa's Village (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Due to popular demand, Tunes in the Trees has been EXTENDED!
Join us every Friday night through October 25th. Help us finish off our concert series on Saturday, October 26th with the Sixty Grit Halloween Party! Doors open at 4pm
Craft Beer. Good Eats. Great Tunes.

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Orange International Street Fair
Aug
30
to Sep 1

Orange International Street Fair

Lot’s of Food from around the world, Lot’s of ice cold beer, Lot’s of music…Live music from around the world. Vendor booths and Tchotchke. Sponsored by the Saltwater Creek Band (pictured).

In 1973, The City of Orange was looking for ideas to celebrate its one hundredth year. Inspired by the Orange Street Fair of 1910 it was decided that for their centennial celebration, Orange would have the Orange International Street Fair (OISF). The Fair was so successful that it has become an annual tradition during Labor Day weekend. The Fair is located near Plaza Park in the historic downtown district.

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Tall Ships Festival
Sep
6
to Sep 8

Tall Ships Festival

Friday, September 6: 
Cannon Battles: 4:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Sails ‘n Ales Night One 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm 

Saturday, September 7: 
Breakfast with a Mermaid 9:00 am to 10:30 am
Festival 10:00 am to 5:00 pm 
Cannon Battles 4:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Sails ‘n Ales Night Two 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm

Sunday, September 8: 
Breakfast with a Mermaid 9:00 am to 10:30 am
Festival 10:00 am to 5:00 pm 
Cannon Battles 4:30 pm to 8:30 pm

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Long Beach Lobster Festival
Sep
6
to Sep 8

Long Beach Lobster Festival

It's a jam-packed day of live entertainment, fun activities and, of course, delicious lobster. All the lobster is flown in nightly from Maine, and will be available, once inside the festival, for additional purchase. In addition to lobster steamed in the world's largest cooker, lobster rolls, sliders and even lobster-on-a-stick, there'll be a food court serving up all kinds of tasty eats, plus beer, wine and specialty drinks (like the "Screaming Lobster"), arts-and-crafts booths, a live sports tent, a karaoke lounge on Friday and Saturday night, dancing and live DJ, Hollywood Stones (the best of the Stones Live!), Decades Dance Band ('70s + '80s hits) on Saturday, and Knyght Ryder and cover rock band The TRIP on Sunday.

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Brew Ha Ha
Sep
7
11:00 AM11:00

Brew Ha Ha

2019 OC BREW HA HA FEATURES

160+ Craft Beers, Commemorative Festival Glass, UNLIMITED TASTINGS, Park Setting with Lots of Shaded Seating, Free soda and water, VIP Packages Available, Live Entertainment from The Aquabats, Save Ferris, Voodoo Glow Skulls, Suburban Legends, Skapeche Mode & Code Name: Rocky, Cigar Booth and Lounge (21+), Family friendly event with activities for the kids like the Save Ferris Wheel, Bounce Houses, Super Rad Food vendors and trucks!

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Dana Point Lantern District Car & Motorcycle Show
Sep
22
10:00 AM10:00

Dana Point Lantern District Car & Motorcycle Show

 Held on Del Prado between Violet Lantern and the PCH/Del Prado Archway, this event will feature hundreds of custom and classic cars, a motorcycle display, awards, great entertainment, food and more!  Come for the cars, stay for the great dining and shopping! 

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Neil Diamond Tribute with Jason Lohrke
Sep
29
4:00 PM16:00

Neil Diamond Tribute with Jason Lohrke

The early years of Neil Diamond’s groundbreaking and legendary concerts come to life embodied through the performing artist and impressionist, Jason Lohrke. During this vividly captivating retro concert, Jason personifies Neil’s look, voice, movements, and crowd interactions to a T, taking his crowds of like-minded Diamond fans back in time as they recreate hit songs such as Solitary Man, Cherry Cherry, I’m A Believer, Cracklin’ Rosie, I Am I Said, Sweet Caroline and so many more.

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The Great Pacific Air Show
Oct
4
to Oct 6

The Great Pacific Air Show

Every fall The Great Pacific Airshow attracts people from all corners of the globe to the pristine beaches of Huntington Beach, California to experience the best airshow the United States has to offer. The Great Pacific Airshow provides viewers with an avenue to celebrate patriotism, adventure, and technology through the dozens of airborne performers and their incredible acrobatic feats. Produced by Huntington Beach-based creative + production agency Code Four, The Great Pacific Airshow is a family-friendly, inspiring event that thrills people of all ages.

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Water Lantern Festival - Dana Point
Oct
5
3:30 PM15:30

Water Lantern Festival - Dana Point

Experience the beauty as thousands of lights illuminate the water at the first-ever 1000 Lights Water Lantern Festival at Dana Point Harbor, in partnership with Dana Point Harbor Partners.
Enjoy local food, music, and entertainment prior to the lantern launch at sunset. Kids are free.

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49th Silverado Country Fair & Folk Festival
Oct
12
to Oct 13

49th Silverado Country Fair & Folk Festival

  • pin Silverado-Modjeska Recreation and Park District (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Wild West weekend of live action shows, great bluegrass, rock’n blues music, local arts & crafts, yummy eats, silly contests, family activities & more! The Silverado Country Fair debuted in 1970 as a way to help bring the community together after disasters and to raise money for families. This tradition is continuing into it's 49th year!

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Pumpkins in the Pines
Oct
12
to Oct 27

Pumpkins in the Pines

  • Skypark Santa's Village (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Pumpkins in the Pines is Back for another Festive Fall Season! Read on for further details.

Saturdays & Sundays: October 12/13, 19/20, 26/27
Fall Flavors | Entertainment | Artisan Fair & Fun!

-Inspired Vibe Events Artisan Fair 10-6pm
-Pumpkin Patch 10-5pm
-Pumpkin Painting 10-5pm
-Fall Face Painting 10-5pm
-Fall Faery Tale Puppet Show *see entertainment schedule
-Saturday Night Costume Skate Party 5-9pm
-Pumpkin Archery
-Trick or Treating 4-6pm
-Playscape Scavenger Hunt
-Fall Entertainment *schedule Coming Soon!
-Magic Show every Sat & Sun!

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The Elvis Festival
Aug
25
10:00 AM10:00

The Elvis Festival

  • Historic Main Street, Garden Grove, CA (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Kirk Wall, our Elvis Festival Ambassador for the 20th year, will kick off the Festival with a song and dance number with the Halau Hula Lani Ola dancers at 10:30 a.m. and will perform later in the day with his band Krazy Kirk and the Hillbillies from 3:15 p.m. to 4:20 p.m. as they do bluegrass versions of Elvis songs. THIS YEAR they will also be "performing" a re-enactment as THEY IMAGINED the meeting and jam session that went down when Elvis and The Beatles got together on August 27, 1965,

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Lobsterfest at Newport Beach
Aug
11
2:00 PM14:00

Lobsterfest at Newport Beach

The Lobsterfest at Newport Beach is a celebration of summer designed for fun, entertainment and most importantly to raise funds for deserving charities. Whole Maine lobster from Anderson Seafoods along with NY Strip Steak, red potatoes, corn-on-the-cob, Summer salad, freshly baked rolls, and dessert.
​Proceeds from the Lobsterfest provide needed scholarships for Leadership Tomorrow candidates and Fund-A-Wish for the Orange County and Inland Empire Make-A-Wish-Foundation.

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San Clemente Street Fiesta - Music Festival
Aug
11
9:00 AM09:00

San Clemente Street Fiesta - Music Festival

The wild summer party of the year. Multiple stages featuring a variety of music. Street vendors selling food & Beer, Arts & Crafts, clothing, hats, contests & games, etc. Additionally, there will be performances featuring the San Clemente Dance & Performing Arts Center, Underground Dance Company & The Arts Project of Orange County.  Clowns, Jugglers and Face Painters will mingle with the crowd.

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Two Steppin' Under the Stars
Aug
10
5:00 PM17:00

Two Steppin' Under the Stars

  • Rancho Mission Viejo Riding Park (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This event has grown tremendously. Now, over 5,000 guests come out for this fun evening under the oak trees and stars, and they will be exposed to our sponsors’ businesses and services. It is important to the community that this event remain free to our guests, and without your generous donation we would not be able to accomplish that.

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Movies on the Beach - Sabrina - FREE
Aug
8
10:00 PM22:00

Movies on the Beach - Sabrina - FREE

Join Crystal Cove Conservancy this summer to enjoy some favorite historic films on the beach in Crystal Cove State Park’s Historic District!
August 8 we will be showing Sabrina (1954).
Starting at 8pm, all movies will be shown on the beach outside “Beaches” Cottage #13 and are FREE to the public with a $15 State Park day-use fee.
Bring blankets, beach chairs, and a picnic to enjoy with your family. There will also be a historic snack shop with popcorn and candy for sale.

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Hook - Free Movie Mondays
Aug
5
8:00 PM20:00

Hook - Free Movie Mondays

Enjoy free family fun this summer with the return of Movie Mondays on the Julianne and George Argyros Plaza! Catch a hit movie, try a cool activity, and grab a bite to eat at the all-new George’s Café as well as select food trucks. Or bring your own picnic dinner. Just don’t forget your beach chairs, blankets and popcorn! Set-up begins at 5:30 p.m., with the movie starting at dusk (approximately 8 p.m.). Guests may bring their own snacks, chairs, blankets or picnics but tables, BBQs or large food set-ups will not be permitted, so we can have as many friends as possible join us. Food trucks will be on site for food purchases.

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DreamGirls - Free Movie Mondays
Jul
29
8:00 PM20:00

DreamGirls - Free Movie Mondays

Enjoy free family fun this summer with the return of Movie Mondays on the Julianne and George Argyros Plaza! Catch a hit movie, try a cool activity, and grab a bite to eat at the all-new George’s Café as well as select food trucks. Or bring your own picnic dinner. Just don’t forget your beach chairs, blankets and popcorn! Set-up begins at 5:30 p.m., with the movie starting at dusk (approximately 8 p.m.). Guests may bring their own snacks, chairs, blankets or picnics but tables, BBQs or large food set-ups will not be permitted, so we can have as many friends as possible join us. Food trucks will be on site for food purchases.

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Long Beach Craw-fish Fest
Jul
26
to Jul 28

Long Beach Craw-fish Fest

The authentic, Louisiana-style crawfish is prepared by master crawfish chefs and served with Cajun potatoes and corn. But there’s much more to eat here than crawfish — you can also savor other New Orleans-style dishes, like Café du Monde-style chicory coffee, beignets and more New Orleans-inspired cuisine. Dance away the calories to the sounds of live music by Dr. Zog Band, The Rhythm & Blues Revue, Bear Brass and others. Sing your heart out at the Karaoke Lounge with its live band. March and dance along with the second line parade. Plus, with a kids’ area offering a magic show, inflatable bounces, face painting and games,

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Movies on the Beach - Dr. Strangelove
Jul
25
8:00 PM20:00

Movies on the Beach - Dr. Strangelove

Join Crystal Cove Conservancy this summer to enjoy some favorite historic films on the beach in Crystal Cove State Park’s Historic District!
July 25 we will be showing Dr. Strangelove (1964).
August 8 we will be showing Sabrina (1954).
Starting at 8pm, all movies will be shown on the beach outside “Beaches” Cottage #13 and are FREE to the public with a $15 State Park day-use fee.
Bring blankets, beach chairs, and a picnic to enjoy with your family. There will also be a historic snack shop with popcorn and candy for sale.

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Anastasia - Free Movie Mondays
Jul
22
8:00 PM20:00

Anastasia - Free Movie Mondays

Enjoy free family fun this summer with the return of Movie Mondays on the Julianne and George Argyros Plaza! Catch a hit movie, try a cool activity, and grab a bite to eat at the all-new George’s Café as well as select food trucks. Or bring your own picnic dinner. Just don’t forget your beach chairs, blankets and popcorn! Set-up begins at 5:30 p.m., with the movie starting at dusk (approximately 8 p.m.). Guests may bring their own snacks, chairs, blankets or picnics but tables, BBQs or large food set-ups will not be permitted, so we can have as many friends as possible join us. Food trucks will be on site for food purchases.

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San Clemente Ocean Festival
Jul
20
to Jul 21

San Clemente Ocean Festival

What started out as an Orange County Lifeguard competition has morphed into a multi-faceted event drawing contestants from around the world. Relay Races, Dory Races, International Iron Man, Paddle board rescue relay, Dolphin Dash for kids, Groms Rule surf contest, 5K Run, Biathlon, Ocean swimming races, Sand-sculpting Competition, Woodies Show, and believe it or not…SO MUCH MORE!

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Mean Girls - Free Movie Mondays
Jul
15
8:00 PM20:00

Mean Girls - Free Movie Mondays

Enjoy free family fun this summer with the return of Movie Mondays on the Julianne and George Argyros Plaza! Catch a hit movie, try a cool activity, and grab a bite to eat at the all-new George’s Café as well as select food trucks. Or bring your own picnic dinner. Just don’t forget your beach chairs, blankets and popcorn! Set-up begins at 5:30 p.m., with the movie starting at dusk (approximately 8 p.m.). Guests may bring their own snacks, chairs, blankets or picnics but tables, BBQs or large food set-ups will not be permitted, so we can have as many friends as possible join us. Food trucks will be on site for food purchases.

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4th of July Firework Show - Dana Point Harbor
Jul
4
9:00 PM21:00

4th of July Firework Show - Dana Point Harbor

Every year the City of Dana Point hosts one of the best firework shows in Southern California. Gather the family and friends and look towards the skies over Doheny State Beach and experience this patriotic extravaganza. FREE bus service from 10:00 am to 11:00 pm to Dana Point Harbor. Bus pick-up to the harbor located on Golden Lantern, north side between Acapulco and Stonehill, with limited parking at Dana Hills High School and surrounding streets in that area. For more information call City of Dana Point Recreation at (949) 248-3536 or via email at recreation@danapoint.org.

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Laguna Beach 4th of July Fireworks
Jul
4
5:00 PM17:00

Laguna Beach 4th of July Fireworks

The City fireworks show will originate from Monument Point at Heisler Park. The Monument Point area will be closed all day on the 4th of July. Beginning at approximately 5 p.m., the area of Heisler Park from the Rock Bench at Myrtle Street to the Rockpile Beach stairs at Jasmine Street will be closed to the public to allow for fireworks preparation. City trolleys will operate under a modified schedule, the Coastal Route will run from 9:30am to 7pm and Canyon Route from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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Fullerton 4th of July Firework Show - FREE
Jul
4
5:00 PM17:00

Fullerton 4th of July Firework Show - FREE

The City of Fullerton's annual 4th of July Festival and Fireworks Show will be held on Thursday, July 4, 2019 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Fullerton Union High School Softball Fields, located on Lemon Street, between Berkeley and Chapman.  Admission is free. Face painting, bounce houses, a caricature artist, and a stilt walker. NOMINAL FEES MAY APPLY for activities (Approximately $2 to $5).   Live music by James Intveld. Fireworks begin at 9 p.m.

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Irvine  Fourth of July
Jul
4
3:00 PM15:00

Irvine Fourth of July

Featuring:

  • Live music by the Derek Bordeaux Group

  • Professional Field Entertainers with Field Games and Activities

  • Bounce Houses

  • Raffle with Prizes

  • Gourmet Food Trucks (food available for purchase)

Enjoy a Pyro Musical sky concert & Fireworks extravaganza by Pyro Spectaculars. Blankets & Lawn chairs recommended for seating on the football field. Bleacher seats will be available. EZ-Ups will be permitted, no stakes or any objects may penetrate the turf! 

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Queen Mary's All American Fourth of July Celebration
Jul
4
3:00 PM15:00

Queen Mary's All American Fourth of July Celebration

Celebrate Independence Day aboard the historic RMS Queen Mary with an action-packed day fit for the entire family. Celebrations at the All-American 4th of July will include live entertainment, family-friendly activities and carnival games, delicious food, spectacular drinks from multiple bars, vintage aircraft flyover, and more on Thursday, July 4 from 3 - 10 p.m. The red, white and blue festival will be a ship-wide celebration, culminating with one of SoCal’s top 4th of July fireworks displays above one of America’s “shining seas.”

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Independence Day on the Back Bay
Jul
4
2:30 PM14:30

Independence Day on the Back Bay

Join us for our historic 4th of July annual INDEPENDENCE DAY ON THE BAY celebration, with special performances by the World’s Greatest Journey Tribute — DSB, and other guests! Come early to set up your spot on the beach for the largest and most spectacular pyrotechnic fireworks show in Orange County, sponsored by the City of Newport Beach! Bring your beach chairs and umbrellas for a fun day in the sun with live entertainment, food trucks, and a full bar.

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Mission Viejo Street Faire and Firework Show
Jul
4
12:00 PM12:00

Mission Viejo Street Faire and Firework Show

Street Faire and Fireworks Spectacular on Olympiad between Marguerite and Melinda.  Live entertainment on the Main Stage and youth bands performing on our Freedom Stage.  There will be rides for the kiddies to enjoy. Food and Game Booths operated by local service groups will be available to delight your taste buds and bring fun and laughter to the little ones. Admission is FREE with tickets being sold for games and rides. For your convenience, a free shuttle will operate from 1:00 PM to 8:00 PM. The sky will sparkle at 9:00 PM for the fireworks spectacular. If you and your family would like to volunteer for this exciting event, please call 949-830-7066.

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Huntington Beach 4th of July Parade
Jul
4
10:00 AM10:00

Huntington Beach 4th of July Parade

The tradition began on July 4, 1904, when Huntington Beach commemorated the arrival of the first electric passenger train linking the area with Long Beach and Los Angeles. The Board of Trade, a forerunner of the Chamber of Commerce, sponsored this first event, bringing 50,000 people to town to join in the day's celebration.

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Aliso Viejo 4th of July
Jul
4
9:00 AM09:00

Aliso Viejo 4th of July

Bike parade begins at 9 am at Grand Avenue and travels down Aliso Viejo Parkway to the lawn next to 26800 Aliso Viejo Parkway for a free community festival featuring carnival games, giant slide, obstacle course, rock wall, face painting, a DJ & game master!

Parade participants are encouraged to decorate bikes, scooters, wagons and strollers, and all dogs must be leashed. Street closures are planned from 8 am to noon that day: Aliso Viejo Parkway between Pacific Park and Vantis with event parking access from Pacific Park Drive only Grand between Wood Canyon and Vantis.

For more information, contact 949-425-2550

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4th of July Red, White & Blue or Brew Run
Jul
4
8:00 AM08:00

4th of July Red, White & Blue or Brew Run

This race is your freedom run…It’s a Red, White, & Blue custom cast medal, a patriotic event shirt, the a freedom feeling vibe, stage entertainment, games, music & BLING.  The coolest finisher medals and age group awards. Angels Memorabilia randomly raffled. 

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Ladera Ranch All Day 4th of July Celebration
Jul
4
7:00 AM07:00

Ladera Ranch All Day 4th of July Celebration

Known for one of the best fireworks displays in South Orange County.
7:00 a.m.  10K Freedom Run
7:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Pancake Breakfast
8:30 a.m. 5K Freedom Run
9:30 a.m. 1K Kids' Firecracker Dash
10:30 a.m. Community Parade
3:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Games & Activities
3:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Food/Concession Sales
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Teen Zone
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Concert (Vanity Fair - Top 40)
Dark - Fireworks

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Laguna Niguel 5K 10K, Pancake Breakfast, Live Concert, and Firework Show
Jul
4
7:00 AM07:00

Laguna Niguel 5K 10K, Pancake Breakfast, Live Concert, and Firework Show

5K run/walk, 10K run, dog walk, and children's races with proceeds benefiting the Y's scholarship program. Pancake Breakfast sponsored by the Laguna Niguel Chamber of Commerce, Live concert and firework show. Spend your entire day in Laguna Niguel and have a blast.

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Independence Day Fest & Fireworks
Jul
3
5:00 PM17:00

Independence Day Fest & Fireworks

This Independence Day community celebration includes a pyrotechnics show, live music by the Tijuana Dogs and Moxy Anne, kids bounce house, family-friendly activities, community booths, Heroes Hall, Centennial Farm and more.  Bring your own picnic, lawn chairs, and blanket and enjoy a fun-filled day with family and friends! Food and drinks will be available for purchase. Glass containers and bottles are prohibited. No hard-sided coolers or outside alcohol permitted.

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