" When the surf capital of California threw its first Fourth of July fête in 1904, there were roughly 50,000 attendees. Now, nearly 500,000 people gather here to participate in what's become the “largest Independence Day shindig west of the Mississippi”.

Visitors can partake in a 5K run that winds through Huntington Central Park, watch the Neighborhood Car Parade featuring silver screen hot rods like Herbie the Love Bug, or attend the Pier Plaza Festival for live entertainment, carnival rides and a tasty array of food. A grand finale of fireworks will erupt on July 4th at 9 pm over Huntington Beach Pier.

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