Chino

Chino’s Fireworks Spectacular, which began Friday with carnival rides and games, will continue today (June 29) at Ayala Park, southeast corner of Central and Edison avenues in Chino. 

The event, to be held on the Edison Avenue side of the park near the Chino Valley YMCA building, will include a food court, retail and information booths, carnival rides and games beginning at 1 p.m. 

The band TimeBomb will perform at 5 and 7:30 p.m. A military recognition is set for 7 p.m., and a military photo presentation at 7:30 p.m. 

The fireworks show is set for 9 p.m.  Free parking within Ayala Park is limited, but Boy Scout Troop 202 of Chino will offer parking for $10 per vehicle at the Chino Fairgrounds, across from Ayala Park, on Edison Avenue. 

Proceeds will benefit the troop. 

Alcohol, any type of fireworks, charcoal barbecues and the use of drones is prohibited during the event. 

Military members and veterans who visit the City of Chino’s information booth at the park will receive a lanyard for their branch of service.

Chino Police Department plans to beef up patrols around the park during the event, as well as throughout the city on Thursday, July 4, Independence Day. 

Chino Hills

Chino Hills will hold its annual Independence Celebration, 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, July 3 at Veterans Park, 14877 Eucalyptus Ave. at Chino Hills Parkway.

Free activities will include live entertainment, contests, creative crafts, strolling entertainment, game booths, food vendors, community booths, giveaways and a balloon artist. A unicycle-juggling artist will perform 5:20 to 6 p.m. and a patriotic Uncle Sam stilt walker will entertain 5 to 7 p.m.  Boy Scout Troop 220 and Cub Scout Pack 220 will present the colors during a brief ceremony at 6:30 p.m. 

DSB, a Journey tribute band, will perform on the main stage 6:45 p.m. Parking is available at the nearby Gordon Ranch Marketplace shopping center. 

Chino Hills spokesperson Denise Cattern said fireworks of any kind are illegal in the city and the celebration will not include a fireworks display. 

Other Fourth of July celebrations

Ontario

Ontario will offer a parade beginning at 9 a.m. Thursday, July 4 at Euclid Avenue and Fourth Street. The Ontario/Chaffey Community Show Band will perform patriotic music, 10:30 a.m. at the Ontario Town Square, 224 N. Euclid Ave. Ontario’s annual All-States Picnic will begin at about 10:30 a.m. at the corner of Euclid Avenue and C Streets. Guests must provide their own food. Gates will open at 5 p.m. at Westwind Park, 2455 E. Riverside Drive, for live entertainment, food and bouncers. Fireworks begin at 9 p.m.

Pomona

The Fairplex at 1101 W. McKinley Ave. will host the Kaboom! Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular, 8 p.m. Thursday, July 4. Fireworks are set for 9:15 p.m. General admission is $18.50.

Claremont

Thursday, July 4 events at Memorial Park, 840 N. Indian Hill Blvd., begin with a pancake breakfast at 7 a.m. Cost is $5. Food vendors will be on hand 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free children’s activities will include a rock-climbing wall, wildlife show and water slides.  The Claremont Village Freedom 5000 1K/5K Run will begin at 7:30 a.m. with a children’s run at Memorial Park. A 5K run begins at 8 a.m., followed by a 5K walk and competitive race walk. Registration is $15 to $40 and is required by Wednesday, July 3.

The City’s parade begins at 3 p.m. at Indian Hill Boulevard and 10th Street. and ends at Larkin Park, 660 N. Mountain Ave. Fireworks will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Pomona College Strehle Track, 516 N. Mills Ave. Tickets are $10. The event also features a barbecue and a band.

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