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Independence Day Festival & Fireworks

Presented by the California Center for the Arts, Escondido. 

Venue: Great Green


* This is either a "ticketless" free event, or an event where free tickets are handed out at the door — simply show up and enjoy. Premium options are available. Learn more...

Join 25,000 patriotic festival-goers for Escondido’s 55th Annual Independence Day Festival & Fireworks.  This free community event features rockin’ live music by Moonlight Trio, Finnegan Blue, and Casey Hensley, fabulous food trucks lined up along Broadway Avenue, and a wealth of children’s activities and games for everyone to enjoy. Be sure to stop by SoCal Pro Wrestling’s ring to watch 4 different match-ups throughout the day.  Finally, the festivities will conclude with a special performance by the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing Band and, of course, a dazzling fireworks display starting at 9:00 pm. You won’t want to miss this annual North County tradition!

*VIP Area*

Join us from 4:00-9:00 pm for our all-ages VIP Area! Entrance is $5 and grants you access to preferred stage viewing, shaded and air-conditioned areas, private restrooms, giant games, and the best seat in the house for firework viewing. For our 21+ guests, enjoy a beer tasting experience with Stone Brewing Co., Karl Strauss Brewing Co., and Jacked Up Brewery! This year we are also partnering with the San Diego Food Bank. Donate items from this list to receive a ticket for one free 4 oz. taster per item donated (limit of 3 free tasters)! 

Thanks so much to our generous sponsors!





Enjoy food from one of the following food trucks/vendors:

Angry Crocodile, Street Chef California, Bosnian Grill, Zoe’s Place, Kona Ice,     Phatties, Sicilian Breeze GelatoChick-fil-A, and Glo-Cone Cotton Candy

Parking is extremely limited. Please carpool or plan accordingly.


Attend this Event

The festival is free and open to the public. The VIP Area requires a ticket, and only the first 600 will get in, so get your tickets below now! Online ticket sales will end at 2:00pm on Wednesday, July 4. Tickets will still be available at the door while supplies last.  

For everyone’s safety: No alcohol, barbeques, pop-up tents, or dogs allowed in the park.

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