The City of Huntington Beach is proud to welcome back the 118th Annual 4th of July Parade. Due to COVID-19 guidelines and regulations, the popular 4th of July tradition has not taken place for the last two years. On Monday, July 4, 2022 at 10:00 a.m., the Parade will make its triumphant return alongside a wide-variety of other events and festivities planned for the weekend to celebrate Independence Day.
“The 4th of July Parade is a well-loved, family-friendly tradition here in Huntington Beach and I am thrilled about its return this year,” said Mayor Barbara Delgleize. “Every year I look forward to 4th of July in Surf City and I am confident that there will be something here for everyone to enjoy over the long holiday weekend.”
The 4th of July Parade is expected to feature over 100 groups including elected officials, military veterans, public safety personnel, marching bands, community groups, and others, making their way up Main Street to Yorktown Avenue. For those wanting to view the parade in person, information on the parade route, staking viewing locations, street closures, and other details are provided on the City’s 4th of July webpage.
In addition to the return of the Parade, the City is excited to feature the following as part of the holiday celebration:
Opening Night Block Party – Thursday, June 30, 2022 at 5:00 p.m.
This year’s 4th of July festivities begin with a downtown block party on Main Street. Join Mayor Barbara Delgleize and the Huntington Beach Downtown Business Improvement District for an evening of live music, food, drinks, and family-friendly fun.
Pier Plaza Vendor Festival – Friday, July 1, 2022 through Monday, July 4, 2022
Celebrate Independence Day all weekend long at Huntington Beach Pier Plaza. More than 70 vendors and food trucks will be onsite to provide a variety of retail items and crafts, food and drinks, and more. The Festival will also offer an assortment of carnival rides, games, and live music. Hours vary throughout the weekend, please visit the City’s 4th of July webpage for hours and additional information.
Surf City Run – Monday, July 4, 2022 at 7:00 a.m.
For many, Independence Day starts with a family-friendly run along the 4th of July Parade route. For more information and race registration details, please visit the Surf City Run 5K website.
Fireworks Over the Ocean, Presented by Mr. Robert Mayer and Family – Monday, July 4, 2022 at 9:00 p.m.
Closing out the weekend celebrations will be an awe-inspiring fireworks show presented by Mr. Robert Mayer and Family. The show will take place over the iconic Huntington Beach Pier and is free for all to view from the beach or downtown. Limited Pier and VIP seating options are available for purchase.
As a reminder, only safe and sane fireworks are legal in Huntington Beach and may only be discharged on July 4 from 12:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. on residential streets. More information and safety tips on fireworks can be found on the City’s website. To report illegal fireworks, please use the MyHB app or call (714) 536-LOUD (5683). Do not call 911 unless it is an emergency.
Attachment: Press Release - 2022-06-23 4th of July.pdf