Escondido’s 53rd annual July 4th celebration & fireworks display in Grape Day Park is back this year with an exciting line-up featuring fun for the whole family! This exciting event celebrates our community’s patriotic heritage and shares the love of our great nation with all of Escondido.

Enjoy a variety of free entertainment beginning at 4 p.m. with a presentation by the American Legion and Disabled American Veterans, followed by the Jonathan Lee Band, Ke’Ahi & Halua Hula O Makalani Na Pilialoha, Manny Cepeda Orchestra Quartet, the 1st Marine Division Band in concert at the Main Stage (8:05 p.m.), and a  fireworks display by Fireworks America (approx. 9 p.m.) From 4-8 p.m. there will be children’s activities. The museum will be open to the public for free that day from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. and will feature two exhibitions, “My Hero: Contemporary Art & Superhero Action” and “Unlocking Wonderland: The Exhibit”.  A variety of refreshments will be available for purchase.


This event is generously sponsored by the City of Escondido and the California Center for the Arts, Escondido.

Please note: BBQs, alcohol, pets and tall chairs/canopies should not be brought to the park.