July 4, 2017
The annual Independence Day Parade is over two miles and two hours long and includes floats, marching bands, civic organizations and celebrity guests. It begins on Pacific Coast Highway, travels up Main Street through downtown Huntington Beach, and ends by the Civic Center. The parade is televised locally each year and, while seating along the parade route is free, tickets can be purchased for premium bleacher seating just past downtown.
In addition to the fireworks and parade, a multi-day festival at Pier Plaza, next to the Huntington Beach Pier, offers children's activities, entertainment, and food and merchant vendors. The celebration also includes a 5K run/walk and a pancake breakfast on the morning of July 4th. For more information about the 4th of July Celebration, visit the event's official website.