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Huntington Beach: Fourth of July Carnival, Parade, Carnival & More
July 4 @ 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Time: June 30 – July 4, 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Location: Huntington Beach Pier Plaza/Main Street Huntington Beach
Huntington Beach’s July 4 Celebration is an annual tradition stretching back over 100 years. Originally launched in 1904, the first celebration commemorated the arrival of the first electric passenger train linking the area with Long Beach and Los Angeles.
The event brings more than 500,000 during the five-day celebration and includes retail vendors, food vendors, a carnival, a 5k, a parade and a fireworks show.
The Surf City 5k starts at 7 a.m., the parade starts at 10 a.m. and the fireworks show starts at 9 p.m. The carnival ends at 10 p.m. and food and retail vendors will stick around until 10 p.m. as well. There will be live entertainment from 1 to 9 p.m.
Guests can purchase a ticket for general admission ($30 each) or preferred seating ($45 each) to view the fireworks from the pier. The show is free for all to view from the beach or downtown. Guests can also purchase a preferred seat for the parade ($32) and ride tickets for the carnival.
Parking at the Main Promenade parking structure and City Beach parking lot will be $30, cash only. Some streets will be closed to accommodate the event. Find more information about street closures and parking here.
The Condor Squadron will also be flying over Huntington Beach at 5:30 p.m.