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53rd Annual Independence Day Festival & Fireworks

Presented by the California Center for the Arts, Escondido. Sponsored by the Linden Root Dickinson Foundation and the City of Escondido.

Venue: Great Green

Free!*

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

Join 20,000 patriotic festival-goers for Escondido’s 53rd Annual Independence Day Festival & Fireworks.  This free community event features rockin’ live music by the Manny Cepeda Orchestra Quartet, Ke’Ahi & Halau Hula O Makalani Na Pilialoha, and the Jonathan Lee Band, fabulous food vendors, and a wealth of children’s activities and games for everyone to enjoy. The day’s festivities will conclude with a special performance by Camp Pendleton’s 1st Marine Division Band and, of course, a dazzling fireworks display! You won’t want to miss this annual North County tradition!

As a special treat, the Center’s Museum will be open from 4:00-8:00pm with FREE admission to our two current exhibitions.  Don’t miss My Hero: Contemporary Art & Superhero Action and Unlocking Wonderland: The Exhibit.

Compete in our National Anthem Singing Competition for a chance to showcase your talent at this year’s festival!

View the full Event Schedule.

Thanks so much to our generous sponsors!

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Parking is extremely limited.  Please carpool or use UBER*.

*All festival attendees will receive $20 off their first Uber ride. Sign up at get.uber.com/go/center20, or download the app, and enter the promo code CENTER20.

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This event is free and open to the public.

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

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