Fourth of July Fireworks: A brief history of the Independence Day tradition and where to see firework shows this year

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What better way to spend Independence Day than with an amazing fireworks show. America’s long standing tradition of displaying fireworks on the Fourth of July begun in Philadelphia on July 4th, 1777 when ships would fire cannons to salute and honor the newly established 13 U.S. colonies. Today, there is plenty of firework celebrations happening all across the US and some are taking place in the nearby desert, city, and mountain communities. Here is a list of when and where to find nearby Fourth of July firework displays this year.


The City of Victorville is hosting their annual 4th of July fireworks show on Tuesday, July 4th at the San Bernardino County Fairgrounds. Enjoy food, drinks, bounce houses, music and much more all with FREE admission! Gates open at 4PM and firework show starts at 9PM. For more information visit:

San Bernardino County Fairgrounds 14800 7th Street Victorville, CA

The Town of Apple Valley will be having their Freedom Festival on Tuesday, July 4th at Brewster Park. There will be live entertainment featuring: Phoenix Rising and The Silverados. Activities include food vendors, and a beer garden from 2pm-9pm. The fireworks show starts at 9pm and is free to the public. For more information visit:

Lenny Brewster Sports Center 21024 Otoe Rd. Apple Valley, CA

The HD Food Shack welcomes the High Desert community to a Block Party and Firework Show in Adelanto. Enjoy food, drinks, music, games and more inside of the Adelanto Plaza and Event Center. Parking is $10 but admission is free. Event is from 5pm-10pm on Tuesday, July 4th. For more info visit the The HD Food Shack on Instagram @THEHDFOODSHACK

Adelanto Stadium 12000 Stadium Way Adelanto, CA


The Crestline Chamber of Commerce will be having their annual Jamboree Days celebration on Saturday, July 1st. The day starts with a parade at 10am at the top of Crest Forest Dr. and continues down Lake Dr. where it will end at Lake Gregory. There will be local shopping, dining and a beer garden in the parking lot of Arrowhead Credit Union at 23971 Lake Drive from 11am-7pm. An epic firework show will commence over Lake Gregory at 9pm and is free and open to the public. For more information visit:

Lake Gregory 24171 Lake Dr, Crestline, CA 92325

The Arrowhead Lake Association will host a Spectacular Fireworks show over Lake Arrowhead on Sunday, July 2nd. Visit the Lake Arrowhead Village for shopping and food before the firework show start at 9:00pm. For More info visit

Lake Arrowhead Village 28200 Highway 189 Lake Arrowhead, CA


The City of Rancho Cucamonga will be hosting a Fireworks Spectacular at the Quakes Stadium on Tuesday, July 4th. Enjoy a fun-filled evening of food, live entertainment, and fireworks. Tickets cost $15 each and the parking lot will open at 5:30 p.m. Entertainment and activities start at 6:30 and the fireworks show begins at 9:00 pm. For more info and to purchase tickets visit,

Quakes Stadium 8408 Rochester Ave, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730

What’s more American than celebrating Independence day with a baseball game and hot dogs. The San Manuel Stadium in San Bernardino is home to the Inland Empire 66ers baseball team. The team will be playing against the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes on Tuesday, July 4th. Game starts at 6:35 pm followed by a Fireworks Extravaganza.Tickets start at $15 and can be bought online through the 66ers website. For more info visit:

San Manuel Stadium 280 S E St, San Bernardino, CA 92401

Remember that possession of fireworks are illegal in the Tri-Communities. You may report illegal firework activity by calling the WeTip Hotline at 1-800-47-ARSON or on the San Bernardino County Fire website

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