The 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular, coordinated by the Conejo Recreation and Park District, The City of Thousand Oaks and other local sponsors, takes place on the hill behind the Hillcrest Center of the Arts in Thousand Oaks. Fireworks start at 9 p.m., with a great view from the Janss Marketplace and The Oaks mall parking lots and surrounding areas! NOTE: This year there will be NO radio patriotic simulcast during the fireworks show**. Information: (805) 495-6471
**The local radio station that broadcast patriotic songs to accompany the T.O. fireworks the last several years unexpectedly shut down and organizers have been unable to secure a replacement. Not to fear! One alternative - Spotify - has several patriotic song lists, like at https://open.spotify.com/user/dmh1234/playlist/7xhiE6VtzUVvUYnCwjlD0Z
Other 4th of July activities in Thousand Oaks include the following:
Pancake Breakfast $5.00/person at Borchard Community Center, 190 Reino Road, Newbury Park, from 8:00-11:00am, 805/381-2791 ALL YOU CAN EAT!
Senior Home Run Derby, ages 50+ Borchard Community Center: $5.00 9:00-11:00am, 805/381-2744
Home Run Derby, Borchard Community Center: $5.00, 8:30-10:30am, 805/495-4674 (for men and women 16+ and men's masters 40+) Each batter is given 10 outs. A home run is a fair ball hit over the fence. How many can you smash out? Plaques awarded to top finishers. This is an excellent time for families to enjoy park facilities, watch some awesome hitters and compete!
FREE Family Open Swim from noon to 4pm at the Community Pool at CLU and Newbury Park High School pools. 805/241-0894
Concert in the Park at Conejo Community Park, 1175 Hendrix Avenue: The performance this year features both patriotic tunes and country music with the LA Allstars. Patriotic crafts for the kids are also on the day's agenda. For those wishing to purchase food, Conejo Center staff will once again have their famous $1 hot dogs & snow cones. Event is lawn seating; bring your picnics, blankets, lawn chairs, etc. Attendees are advised to arrive early as event parking is off-site only; on-site parking is reserved for cars displaying handicap placards until the lot is full. Information: crpd.org/events/summer_concerts_in_the_park/default.asp. Site phone: (805) 495-2163. Concertgoers are asked to leave pets at home.