Independence Day July 4, 2021

Celebrate the Fourth of July in Huntington Beach. Enjoy the beach, beach bonfires, biking on the strand, surfing, and more. With a Pier Plaza Festival, Surf City 5K, Fireworks over the oceans, and more there will be plenty of festivities happening throughout downtown Huntington Beach. Stay here in Huntington Beach and book your hotel room today. 

Neighborhood Parade

Huntington Beach Fourth of July

Decorated groups of vintage and specialty cars, flatbeds with live entertainment, and unique vehicles crisscrossing Main Street and driving throughout Huntington Beach neighborhoods. This year's parade theme is "Surf City Dreamin" so be sure to decorate your vehicle accordingly. 

Parade Hours

8:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Parade Route

An exact route will be announced on the morning of July 4th. 

Pier Plaza Festival 

July 2nd, 3rd, 4th 

Crafts and merchant vendor booths, food trucks, an all-new beer & wine garden, live entertainment & DJs, sponsor activations, prize giveaways, live radio broadcasts, amusement & carnival rides. 

Fourth of July Pier Plaza Festival Map in Huntington Beach

Surf City Run 5K Race

Surf City 5K

This year's Surf City Run 5K race will take place on a pre-designed course on Goldenwest and through Huntington Central Park, with staggered start times. A virtual version of the race is also available this year to allow runners to compete on their own time and comfort level.

Registration Form

2021 Fireworks Over the Ocean

July 4, 2021, | 9 PM

Huntington Beach Fireworks over the Huntington Beach Pier

Photo Credit: @beachinsoul

Enjoy Fourth of July Fireworks over the ocean with an option of VIP Viewing Seating on the Huntington Beach Pier. 

Decorating Contest

The 2021 Decorating Contest will open for entries from June 12 - June 28. Decorate your home or business and be eligible to win one of 5 coveted "surfboard" awards and for the top storefront, a cash prize. 

Decorating Contest Fourth of July | Image of house decorated in Fourth of July Theme


  • Homeowners and Businesses must register online between June 12 - June 30. 

  • All entered homes and businesses must be within Huntington Beach city limits. 

  • To complete entry registration, a min of 1/max of 3 photos are to be submitted for each entry via the website submission form. 

Learn more about the decorating contest. 

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