Uncle Sam

Uncle Sam on stilts is expected to return to the Chino Hills Independence Celebration.

While the cities of Chino and Chino Hills are gearing up for their annual festivities celebrating Independence Day, none of them will be held on July 4.


Chino’s annual Fireworks Spectacular will be held over two days this year, June 28 to 29, at Ayala Park, southeast corner of Central and Edison avenues in Chino. 

The events will be located on the Edison Avenue side of the park, near the Chino Valley YMCA building.

Events scheduled for 4 to 10 p.m. Friday, June 28 include a food court, carnival rides and games. Tickets for the carnival rides and games cost $1 for one ticket, $20 for 25 tickets or $30 for a one-day unlimited ride wristband.

Events on Saturday, June 29 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 pm., and a military photo presentation at 7:30 p.m. The fireworks show will be from 9 to 10 p.m. All times are approximate.

Free parking throughout the park is limited. Parking for $10 will be available Saturday at the Chino Fairgrounds, across from Ayala Park, on Edison Avenue. Proceeds will benefit Boy Scout Troop 202 of Chino.

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

Chino Valley families are invited to submit photographs of their military veterans and active duty personnel for the military salute. Information: 334-3258 or cityofchino.org/events.

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

Chino Police Chief Karen Comstock said Tuesday her department will beef up patrols around the park during the event, as well as throughout the city on July 4. 

Chino Hills

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

Free activities will include live entertainment, contests, creative crafts, strolling entertainment, game booths, food vendors, community booths, giveaways and a balloon artist.

DSB, a Journey tribute band, will perform from the main stage at 6:45 p.m.

Parking is available at the nearby Gordon Ranch Marketplace shopping center. 

Guests at both the Chino and Chino Hills events are encouraged to bring chairs and blankets for seating.

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