America's 239th birthday was July 4, 2015! Here is our annual list of local fireworks, parades and other festivities that took place throughout Ventura County and surrounding areas for Independence Day 2015!
See you back in 2016!
There are fireworks planned in Thousand Oaks, Westlake Village, Moorpark (July 3rd), Simi Valley, Calabasas, Channel Islands Harbor, Ojai, Santa Paula, Fillmore, Agoura Hills (July 5th), Woodland Hills, Camarillo, Ventura and Santa Barbara.
4th of July celebration parades to take place in Westlake Village, Channel Islands Harbor, Ventura, Ojai, Santa Barbara and Newbury Park.
Other family festivities and fun includes concerts, carnivals, swimming, games, tournaments, kids' fun zones, 5K/10K runs, etc.!
(Contact us with updates)
Thousand Oaks/Newbury Park
The annual Conejo Recreation and Park District and City of Thousand Oaks 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular is launched from the hill behind the Hillcrest Center of the Arts in Thousand Oaks. Best viewing will be at the Janss Marketplace and The Oaks parking lots. Fireworks start at 9 p.m.
Other CRPD 4th of July events around town include a pancake breakfast and Home Run Derby in Newbury Park, Concert in the Park featuring the Conejo Pops Orchestra and free swimming at local high schools!
Janss Marketplace in Thousand Oaks once again will be hosting a free viewing of the fireworks along with live music and family activities starting at 5pm on the 4th. A DJ will be on hand in the Fountain Courtyard.
Stop by the 5th Annual Miller Family YMCA 5K/10K, Classic Car Show and Parade the morning of July 4th in the Dos Vientos section of Newbury Park!! Kids fun zone, entertainment, car show, pancake breakfast and more.
Ice Cream Social and Patriotic Celebration at Stagecoach Inn Museum in Newbury Park from 1-4pm on July 4th. Free barbershop music, ice cream and more!
Free 4th of July Party at First Baptist Church in Thousand Oaks, 1250 Erbes Road, from 12-3pm. Games, bouncy houses, face painting and much more in store. Fun for all ages.
Bethany Church on the Hill in Thousand Oaks once again opens its incredible views to the public with a 4th of July Celebration starting at 6pm. Free music, family fun, food for sale and some of the best views of the Thousand Oaks fireworks display in town!
The 46th Annual Westlake Village 4th of July Parade starts at 9:45am followed by music, inflatables, games, popsicles, etc. at Berniece Bennett Park until noon. Boy Scout pancake breakfast before the parade!
The City of Westlake Village presents its 2nd Annual Fireworks Spectacular Show from the Westlake Village Golf Course, with additional viewing locations at Calvary Community Church, Westlake Village Inn and Berniece Bennett Park. Activities begin at 6pm at the Westlake Village Golf Course Driving Range and Parking Lot, including family-friendly games and contests and food trucks. The 18 minute show will start at 9:10PM.
Moorpark (3rd of July)
The City of Moorpark presents its 3rd of July Fireworks Extravaganza at Arroyo Vista Park, 4550 Tierra Rejada Road once again. A fun family event with festivities (games, food, entertainment) starting at 4pm. Fireworks at 9pm. $5 admission; ages 4 and under are free.
Visit the Reagan Library 4th of July Celebration between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Festivities include music, family entertainment, food, presidential look-alikes, face painting, storytelling and more. All 4th of July activities are FREE; however, regular admission applies for touring the museum.
The 45th Annual Fourth of July Festival and Fireworks Extravaganza is at Rancho Santa Susana Park in Simi Valley. Gates open 2 p.m. Fireworks at 9:20 p.m. Features live bands, kids' activities, crafts and food vendors and more. FREE admission!
The City of Calabasas 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular at Calabasas High School opens at 5 p.m. with fireworks at 9 p.m. Features live music and kids' fun zone. Tickets are limited and must be purchased in advance. $10 admission includes parking, entertainment and activities. Children under 2 are free. Food and beverages will be offered for sale. Event usually sells out.
Other Calabasas 4th of July activities include a free Summer Splash Party, a Pet Show at Calabasas Lake and the 37th Annual Lakeside Fun Run 4 mile, 2 mile, 1/2 mile and 1/4 mile events.
4th of July Fireworks Spectacular is planned once again this year at Camarillo High School. More information will be available at a later date.
Free swimming at the Pleasant Valley Aquatic Center from 1-4pm on the 4th.
Oxnard/Channel Islands Harbor
The 18th Annual Fireworks by the Sea is all day long on July 4th at the Channel Islands Harbor, The fun, folksy 4th of July parade begins at 10:30am, followed by food, live entertainment, kids' activities, artists' market, water taxi rides and more. Fireworks start at 9 p.m.
Start your holiday with the 12th Annual Channel Islands 4th of July 5K & 10K races. Flat, fast and fun!
The City of Ventura 4th of July Street Festival and 40th Annual Pushem-Pullem Parade are free, with the parade starting at 10am, street fest on Main Street and side streets with 200+ artisans, food booths, vendor displays and live music.
The Rotary Club of Ventura hosts a Fireworks Show and Family Picnic again this year at the Ventura College Athletic Field starting at 5pm, featuring a family picnic, live music, kids' fun zone, followed by fireworks show at 9pm! Presale tickets for the event are available in June.
On Friday, July 3rd, the Ventura British Brass perform a free concert at Libbey Bowl at 6:30 pm. On Saturday, the 4th, there will be a pancake breakfast at Chaparral Auditorium, 414 East Ojai Avenue, from 6-10 am and Youth Freedom Run at 8:45 am, followed by a 4th of July Parade at 10 am. Concert and fireworks show will take place at Nordhoff High School Stadium, starting at 5 pm. Fireworks will begin at 9:15 am. Presale tickets for the nighttime event are available. Details at www.4thofjulyinojai.com.
The Sespe Creek Car Show is 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on July 4th and the City of Fillmore fireworks show starts around 9:15 p.m.
Fireworks show planned at Harding Park, 1300 E. Harvard Boulevard at 9pm.
On Sunday, July 5, 2015, the City of Agoura Hills once again presents a free concert at Chumash Park followed by a fireworks display! Concert starts at 6pm and fireworks are at 9pm.
The Valley Cultural Center in Woodland Hills hosts its July 4th Fireworks Extravaganza featuring free concert at 6pm, followed by fireworks at approximately 9 p.m.
The 52nd Annual 4th of July Parade down State Street at 1pm hosted by Spirit of 76 Foundation and lots of activities all day near the beachfront hosted by the City of Santa Barbara and SPARKLE and of course fireworks at West Beach at 9 p.m.
The City of Malibu does not host a public fireworks display but private parties often obtain permits for fireworks shows on offshore barges. Permits for four displays have been issued for Saturday, July 4, beginning at approximately 9:00 PM, in the vicinity offshore from Malibu Colony Road, Broad Beach Road, 21600 block of Pacific Coast Highway and Paradise Cove.
Other Shows in Los Angeles County
Visit safejuly4th.org/fwshows.htm for a detailed list of over 50 fireworks shows planned in Los Angeles County provided as a public service by the Los Angeles County Fire Department.