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Huntington Beach 4th of July Celebration

  • Presented By: City of Huntington Beach
  • Dates: June 30, 2022 - July 4, 2022
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Location: Downtown Huntington Beach
  • Address: 325 Pacific Coast Highway, Huntington Beach, CA 92648
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  • The Huntington Beach 4th of July celebration is back! The largest 4th of July event west of the Mississippi is bringing back all of its beloved traditions during this annual weekend of Independence Day festivities.

    Huntington Beach Annual 4th of July Celebration – June 30 - July 4, 2022

    • Annual Home & Business Decorating Contest (entries accepted through June 30)
    • June 30: Opening Night Block Party on Main St
    • July 1 - July 4: Pier Plaza Festival
    • July 4: Surf City Run and Kid's Fun Run (start times in between 7am and 9am)
    • July 4: Independence Day Parade at 10am
    • July 4: Fireworks Over the Ocean at 9pm

    Now a world-class destination, the City of Huntington Beach held its very first 4th of July Celebration 118 years ago. It's with great pride that SoCal's Surf City residents come together and welcome visitors from all over for a weekend of seaside, family-friendly fun.

    The annual celebration kicks off on the evening of Thursday, June 30th at the Opening Night Block Party. Sponsors are celebrated, while local vendors will line main street. A live band will perform on stage while local bars and restaurants open their doors to all looking to celebrate. Visitors can stroll down Main St to the Pier Vendor Festival, featuring 70+ vendors including craft + retail booths, food trucks, carnival rides, live music and more! The Pier Plaza Festival runs all weekend long (through July 4th), and all ages are welcome.

    Bright and early on Monday July 4th, hundreds will take on the Annual Surf City Run. This year, the Surf City Run (5K) and Kids Fun Run (1 mile) is heading back downtown to the neighborhood streets; a beautiful course participants have come to know and love over the years. All participants receive an official finisher medal, with awards given to first, second, and third place (male and female in each age division). Advance registration is currently open (closes June 26), with onsite / race-day registration also available.

    To sign up, visit https://runsignup.com/Race/CA/HuntingtonBeach/HBSURFCITYRUN 

    A highlight amongst an extended weekend of festivities, HB's Independence Day Parade is back and not to be missed! 2022 will mark the first year of the Traditional Main Street Parade since 2019 (due to Covid restrictions). Starting at 10AM on July 4th at Main St. & PCH, the 2.5 mile parade route annually attracts 200+ registered groups to participate and 250k viewers.

    To submit a parade application, visit www.hb4thofjuly.org/parade

    Traditions are already underway, as local residents and businesses begin decorating for the Annual Home and Business Decorating Contest (entries accepted through June 30th, 2022). Prizes are awarded to the best theme décor for homes along the Main St. Parade Route and businesses in the downtown area.

    To submit an entry, visit https://www.hb4thofjuly.org/contest

    To close out the weekend of festivities, Fireworks Over The Ocean Presented by Mr. Robert Mayer & Family will commence at 9pm on the 4th of July. All beach viewing is open to the public, with limited paid tickets for reserved seating on the pier.

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Huntington Beach 4th of July Celebration
  • 325 Pacific Coast Highway
  • Huntington Beach, CA 92648
  • to
  • Downtown Huntington Beach
  • Recurring daily