Where to watch July 4th fireworks and more in the Inland Empire

In this 2016 file photo, fireworks are seen at the University of Redlands’ Ted Runner Stadium during the Fourth of July in Redlands.
In this 2016 file photo, fireworks are seen at the University of Redlands’ Ted Runner Stadium during the Fourth of July in Redlands. File photo by Eric Reed
In this 2016 file photo, people watch fireworks during the Fourth of July celebration at the Fairplex in Pomona.
In this 2016 file photo, people watch fireworks during the Fourth of July celebration at the Fairplex in Pomona. File Photo by James Carbone

As Fourth of July approaches, here’s a look at all the holiday events happening around the Inland Empire including firework displays, concerts, parades and more:

Big Bear Lake

• July 4 Farmers Market & Old Fashioned Country Fair, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Big Bear Convention Center, 42900 Big Bear Blvd. 800-585-3000, www.bigbearevents.com

• Annual Rotary Club Fourth of July barbecue, noon-9 p.m., with reserved seating and meals, live entertainment and games for kids. Fireworks are 8:45-9:15 p.m. Marina Resort, 40770 Big Bear Blvd. 800-424-4232, www.bigbear.com


• Pancake breakfast, 7-10 a.m. July 4 for $5, at Memorial Park, 840 N. Indian Hill Blvd., hosted by the Kiwanis Club. Claremont Village Freedom 5,000 5K/1K, with runs starting at 7:30 and 8 a.m. Flag raising, festival and children’s activities (water slides, rock-climbing wall, etc.), 10 a.m.-2 p.m. also at Memorial Park.

• Parade, starting at 10th Street and Indian Hill Boulevard, begins at 3 p.m.

• Concert with The Ravelers starts at 6:30 p.m. at Pomona College’s Strehle Field, followed by fireworks. Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the gate, 909-399-5490, www.ci.claremont.ca.us


Festivities with games and carnival rides, 3-10 p.m. Saturday, July 1. Music starts at 5 p.m. and fireworks at 9 p.m. Ruben S. Ayala Park, 14225 Central Ave. 909-334-3258, www.cityofchino.org

Chino Hills

Live entertainment, games, food, music and more, Wednesday, June 28,5-9 p.m. Veterans Park, 14877 Eucalyptus Road. 909-364-2700, www.chinohills.org

Diamond Bar

4th of July Blast, with music and more, 5-9:30 p.m., with a 25-minute fireworks show starting at 9 p.m. Free parking and admission. Diamond Bar High School, 21400 Pathfinder Road. 909-839-7070, cityofdiamondbar.com


Festivities, including music by Brenton Wood and Sapo, start at 6 p.m. July 4 with fireworks at 9 p.m. Tickets $4. Fontana High School, 9453 Citrus Ave. 909-349-6900, www.fontana.org


Independence Day Parade at 9 a.m. on Base Line, from Church Avenue heading west to Central Avenue and then south to Hibiscus Street. Ends at Highland Community Park. http://www.highlandchamber.org. Fourth of July Fireworks Celebration at 5:30 p.m. at Immanuel Baptist Church, 28355 Base Line, will feature classic car show, live music, food vendors and kids zones. Free. http://www.ibchighland.org.


La Verne

• Pancake breakfast 6:30-11 a.m. La Verne, Methodist Church, 3205 D St.

• Parade at 10 a.m. through Old Town, followed by a country fair, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., at Roynon Elementary School, 2715 E St.

• Deep-pit barbecue, 5-7 p.m. at La Verne Methodist Church, 3205 D St.

• Gates open at 6 p.m. for the evening show at Bonita High School, 3102 D St. Entertainment starts at 7 p.m. with the fireworks at 9 p.m. Tickets $6/$7, free for children 4 and younger. 909-596-8776, www.ci.la-verne.ca.us

Oak Glen

Starting July 1, 2017, Riley’s Farm will be transformed back to New England in the 1800s were participants can be a part of history by through interactive dramatic presentations, swordplay demonstrations and duels of honor, along with music and theatre of the period. The Colonial Faire will take place from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. July 1, 8, 15, and 22 and from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. July 4 at 12261 S. Oak Glen Road. Tickets are $15 adults, $12 for children ages 3 to 12. 909-790-TIME, www.rileysfarm.com


• 9 a.m. parade, 10:30 a.m. Blast and All States Picnic at the Ontario Town Square, 224 N. Euclid Ave., on July 4.

• Family festivities 5-9 p.m. at Westwind Park, 2455 E. Riverside Drive. 909-395-2020, www.ontarioca.gov


Annual July 4 KABOOM! show with monster trucks and freestyle motorcross at 8 p.m., fireworks at 9:20 p.m. Tickets $18.50-$27.50, parking is $10 at Gate 17. Also available: Americana buffet and box seats for the show, $28-$58. Fairplex, 1101 W. McKinley Ave., Pomona. 909-623-3111, www.fairplex.com

Rancho Cucamonga

4th of July Fireworks Spectacular, with gates opening at 6 p.m. and activities starting at 6:30 p.m. including music and games. Fireworks are at 9 p.m. Tickets $10. LoanMart Field at the Epicenter, 8408 Rochester Ave. 909-919-2628, www.cityofrc.us


• Booths open at 10 a.m., parade starts at 10:30 a.m. and live entertainment at 11 a.m. July 4 at Sylvan Park, 601 N. University St.

• Action shifts to the University of Redlands Stadium, 1200 E Colton Ave., with activities and music by the Connie Roener Band starting at 7 p.m. Fireworks begin at 9 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the gate. 909-748-0637, bit.ly/redlands4th


Live entertainment, games and activities for the kids, 5-9 p.m. July 4. Free admission. Jerry Eaves Park, 1485 N. Ayala Drive., 909-421-4949, yourrialto.com


Firecracker 5K Fun Run/Walk check-in at 6:30 a.m., July 4 event starts at 8 a.m. Cost is $30 and includes pancake breakfast. Sparklin’ pancake breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m.; Red,White and Blue Wheels on Parade at 10 a.m. for children up to 12 years old ride bicycles, scooters, wagons and pedal cars. All events will take place at McCarthy Park, 20th Street and San Antonio Avenue. 909-931-4280.


Family friendly activities, including a patriotic costume contest and veterans commemoration ceremony, 3-10 p.m. July 4. Music by Retroblast at 6 p.m.; fireworks start at 9:15 p.m. Yucaipa High School, 33000 Yucaipa Blvd. 909-797-2489, yucaipa.org

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