4th of July in Central California: List of Independence Day events and fireworks shows in the Valley

FRESNO, Calif. -- Fireworks, barbecues, and a three-day weekend - it's that time of year.

The 4th of July is coming up, and what better way to celebrate it than by watching fireworks and taking part in festivities happening across Central California?

Here's a list of events in the Central Valley during and leading up to the 4th of July. We will continue to update this list as we learn of more events.



Saturday, July 2


SHAVER LAKE FIREWORKS

Free family-friendly event at 5,500 feet. Fireworks will be shot from Honeymoon Island at dark between 8 pm and 8:30pm. If you have a view of the island, you will see the fireworks. Road 2, Camp Edison and on a boat are great viewing areas. Plan to get there early. Wear comfortable shoes and be prepared for the likelihood of parking far away. Boat parade starts at 6 pm. Meet outside the Buoys at the Sierra Marina with your decorated boat. Click here for more information.

Time: 6 pm
Address: Shaver Lake
Contact: Shaver Lake Visitors Bureau

Sunday, July 3


KINGSBURG INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION

Fireworks and food vendors. The fireworks show should start shortly after 9 pm. Vendors will be serving between 6 pm and 9:30 pm. Admission is $5. Click here for more information.

Time: 6 pm
Address: Kingsburg High School Stadium-1900 18th Ave, Kingsburg
Contact: Kingsburg Chamber Of Commerce (559-897-1111)

SELMA'S 32ND INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION

Food, games for kids, music and fireworks. Entertainment by David Aguallo Band. Bring your lawn chairs and/ or blankets. No ice chests or outside food allowed. Gates open at 5:30 pm and fireworks begin at approximately 9:25 pm. Admission is $5 for adults, $2 for kids between 5 and 12, free for children 4 and under. Click here for more information.

Time: 5:30 pm- 10 pm
Address: Selma High School-3125 Wright St, Selma
Contact: Selma Chamber Of Commerce-559-891-2235

Monday, July 4


FREEDOM RUN, FRESNO

Start off your 4th of July celebration with a bang and a beautiful 4-mile run. American flags will line the course. There will be a 4-mile run, a 2-mile run or walk and kids' race. Click here for more information.

Time: 7am
Address: Woodward Park

4TH OF JULY FIREWORKS EXTRAVAGANZA, FRESNO

The biggest fireworks show in the valley after the Grizzlies vs Giants game. Tickets start at $15.

Time: 6:35pm
Address: Chukchansi Park

4TH OF JULY SPECTACULAR 2022, SANGER

Live music, food, fireworks show at the Sanger High School practice field. Parking at SHS parking lot off of Bethel and Annadale Ave family pack includes 4 entries and parking pass. Tickets $3 or a four-pack including a parking pass for $15.

Time: 5:30pm - 9:30pm
Address: Sanger High School practice field
Contact: Sanger Chamber of Commerce (559-875-4575)



Saturday, July 2


PORTERVILLE FREEDOM FEST

Parking passes are now on sale. The festival showcases an array of local vendors, a spray zone, a spectacular display of fireworks, and more. Bring out your blankets and lawn chairs and enjoy a summer evening with friends and family. Gates open at 5 pm and the fireworks show starts at 9 pm. Passes can be purchased at the Parks and Leisure Services office, 15 E. Thurman Ave., Suite A.

Time: 5 pm
Address: Porterville Sports Complex
Contact: City Of Porterville Parks & Leisure Services (559-791-7695)

Sunday, July 3


DINUBA INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION

Food, games and beer garden. Featuring Midnight Run, The Sound Of Journey. Fireworks show At 9:15 pm. Admission is free. Click here for more information.

Time: 5pm- 10pm
Address: Ridge Creek Golf Club-3018 Ridge Creek Drive, Dinbua
Contact: Michelle Tapia-559-591-5940

WOODLAKE JULY 3RD BLAST

Free concert by Morgan Evans, South Valley food vendors and fireworks show.

Time: 6 pm
Address: Woodlake City Park

VISALIA RAWHIDE 4TH OF JULY

Baseball, fireworks, good food, cold drinks and more. Tickets start at $17. Click here for more information.

Time: 7 pm
Address: Valley Strong Ballpark - 300 N Giddings Street, Visalia

EXETER INDEPENDENCE CELEBRATION

Events all day at the Exeter City Park culminating with the firework show we all know and love. There will be horse shoes, cornhole, vendors, food, concert and fireworks at dusk from Dobson Field. Dobson Field will be closed to the public. Click here for more information.

Time: 10 am - 8 pm
Address: Exeter City Park
Contact: Laurie Hamilton-559-799-6326



Saturday, July 2


LIGHT UP THE SKY CELEBRATION, LOS BANOS

Live music, entertainment, carnival rides for the children, food vendors, and a fireworks display at night. Click here for more information.
Time: 1 pm
Address: Henry Miller Plaza-600 H Street, Los Banos
Contact: Los Banos Downtown Association (209-710-9022)

Sunday, July 3


KIWANIS CLUB OF TULARE 3RD OF JULY FIREWORKS EXTRAVAGANZA

The event will feature food, entertainment and music before the fireworks. Admission is $5 and entry for kids under 5 is free. Click here for more information.

Time: 6 pm
Address: Tulare County Fairgrounds.

Monday, July 4


ATWATER RUN FOR INDEPENDENCE

Come and participate in our traditional 2 mile run/walk and 5 mile run on July 4th in Atwater! Stick around afterwards for the Atwater 4th of July Parade and other festivities! Online registration is now available. Click here for more information.

Time: 7:30 am
Address: 2nd Street & Grove Avenue

ATWATER 4TH OF JULY PARADE, FESTIVAL, FIREWORKS AND CONCERT

To participate in the Atwater 4th of July Parade, you need to fill out an application. You can find that here.
The 4th of July festival is at Ralston Park and is free to the public. Booth space is still available. For applications, rules and waiver find info here.
The concert and fireworks are at Castle Air Base Parade Grounds. Admission is $10 per car.

Click here for more information.



Monday, July 4


LIGHT UP THE SKY, BASS LAKE

Boat parade and Madera County's biggest fireworks show. People line the beaches and make a day of being at the lake for celebration. Fireworks are shot usually from a barge between the Pines Resort and the Forks Resort at dark. Click here for more information.

Time: 7 pm
Address: Bass Lake
Contact: Bass Lake Chamber Of Commerce (559-642-3676)

4TH OF JULY SPECTACULAR, MADERA

The Greater Madera Kiwanis Club will be hosting the 4th of July Fireworks event at the Madera Fairgrounds. Gates open at 5 pm with music, food, and games for all the kids. The event and parking is free. Barbecue, food and drink, and personal fireworks are not allowed into the event or parking lot areas. You may bring chairs and blankets, but please no tents or pop-ups will be allowed in. A free shuttle service will also be available with pickup services at Matilda Torres High School. Click here for more information.

Time: 5 pm - 10 pm
Address: Madera District Fairgrounds



Monday, July 4



LEMOORE 4TH OF JULY RUN

Start your 4th of July with a 5K Run or 3K Run/Walk. Wear your Patriot costume! Admission is $30.

Time: 7:45 am
Address: Veterans City Park, 350 W Bush Street, Lemoore

NAS LEMOORE 4TH OF JULY

The celebration will feature a live band, food & beverage vendors, a fun zone for kids, a spectacular firework display & more! The following are not permitted at this event: dogs, glass containers, tents, and umbrellas. Items will be subject to search upon entry.

Time: 6 pm
Address: Mainside Of The Fitness Center Football Field