Escondido’s 50th 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 shared the love of our great nation with all of Escondido. New this year, we are pleased to welcome the 1st Marine Division Band from Camp Pendleton under the direction of CWO3 Hayes.

Enjoy a variety of free entertainment beginning at 4 p.m. with a presentation by the American Legion followed by; Annette D’Bomb & Da’ Bomb Squad at the Main Stage (4:45p.m.), HeartBreaker at the Main Stage (5:45 p.m.), Kanan Road at the Main Stage (6:45 p.m.), 1st Marine Division Bandinconcert at the Main Stage (8:05 p.m.), fireworks display by Fireworks America (approx. 9 p.m.) From 4-7p.m. the Escondido History Center will be open and there will be projects for children of all ages. The CCAE Museum will also be open free to the public during that time featuring the Comic Art Exhibition. A variety of refreshments will be available for purchase.

This event is generously sponsored by Linden Root Dickinson Foundation, Crescentera Inc., Weir Asphalt Construction Group – George & Cynthia Weir, Jean Will, Peter LW & Wilma Hall Foundation, AmericanWest Bank, Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps, Donald & Janet Sutherland, California Center for the Arts, Escondido and the City of Escondido.

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