The City of Escondido is excited to bring back the free, professional fireworks show to celebrate Independence Day. The California Center for the Arts, Escondido is also hosting free activities leading up to the fireworks including a concert on the Great Green in Grape Day Park with country music star Lorrie Morgan followed by the Third Marine Aircraft Wing Band, concluding with a dazzling fireworks display at 9 p.m.

In addition to the concert and fireworks, there is a host of other activities around the Center’s campus throughout the event. Children can enjoy face painters along with craft activities and games. Food and merchant vendors will set up in the park and food trucks will line up along Broadway Avenue. A limited number of VIP tickets are available for purchase from the CCAE's website.

The community is welcome to enjoy the fireworks show from anywhere in central Escondido including Grape Day Park. The fireworks will be launched from their typical location in the Woodward Avenue parking lot. Grape Day Park will be open past dusk with traditional regulations in place – no dogs, BBQs, or alcohol.