Independence Day takes place this Thursday. Some people celebrate it quietly with a family and friends barbecue. Others want to see a huge pyrotechnical display. Fortunately, several events are scheduled around our area for July 4th, including some Ventura County fireworks shows. Read on for a list of what’s happening in your neighborhood.

There are several different events scheduled this week to celebrate the 4th of July, including Ventura County fireworks shows, car shows, parades, concerts, and more.

Ventura County Fireworks Shows and More

Camarillo Fireworks Show

If you spend the day in or near Camarillo, head over to the Camarillo Premium Outlets parking lot. Beginning at 9 pm, the City of Camarillo offers their birthday wishes to the USA with a huge light show in the skies above. Come early and bring your lawn chairs. Make sure you tune your car radio to FM 95.1 to listen to music simulcast to sync up with the show.

Fillmore Fireworks Show and More

Fillmore decided to host its fireworks show on Wednesday, July 3rd. The City sets fireworks off at 9 pm from Fillmore Middle School. However, organizers strongly suggest that you park in any nearby public parking lot to watch it. Then, on the 4th, spend the day at Sespe Creek Car Show. Central Ave only allows foot traffic between 9 am and 4 pm. That’s when classic cars line the street for viewing.

Ojai Fireworks Show and More

Not to be outdone by Fillmore, Ojai also starts their Independence Day festivities with a concert on the 3rd. The Ojai Band performs live at the Libbey Bowl beginning at 6:30 pm. Then, from 7 am to 10 am, the Ojai Lions Club hosts a pancake breakfast at Chaparral High School. Tickets cost just $7 per adult and $5 per child. After that, your kid might want to join the Youth Freedom Run at Libbey Park. With a 9 am start time, this Rotary Club-sponsored event makes every participant a winner. Registration is required. The Ojai 4th of July parade winds its way down Ojai Avenue beginning at 10 am. Finally, finish off the day with a fireworks show at the Nordhoff High School Stadium. Tickets cost $10 per adult and $5 per child, with discounts for larger groups. Purchase your tickets ahead of time here. Otherwise, you pay more at the gate.

Oxnard Parades and Fireworks Show

Oxnard celebrates the 4th with not just one, but two different parades. Anyone can participate in the Channel Islands Harbor Parade. All you need to do is show up with a bicycle, a golf cart, or a good pair of walking shoes by 10:30 am. The parade traverses Harbor Boulevard. At 2 pm, line up along the harbor to watch the electric boat parade. Then, at 9 pm, look up to the skies above for a spectacular fireworks show.

Santa Paula Drone Show

Santa Paula offers something truly spectacular: a drone show. That’s right. Instead of loud explosions in the air, Santa Paula provides an amazing light display using nothing but drones. Beginning at 5 pm, grab a bite to eat at one of the food trucks in Harding Park. Spend the next few hours playing games. Then, at 9 am, 150 drones synchronize in the skies above to celebrate our nation’s birthday in a display of technical prowess.

Ventura Fireworks Show and More

Finally, in Ventura, the annual Pushem-Pullem Parade kicks off the day’s festivities at 10 am on Main street. If you push it, pull it, or use pedal power to transport it, you are welcome to join in the parade. Absolutely no motorized vehicles allowed. The parade ends where the Street Fair begins, in downtown Ventura. Once there, you will find live music, tons of food, a classic car show, and much, much more. Then, you’ll want to be at Ventura College by 9 pm to watch the fireworks show hosted by the Ventura Rotary Club.

Dave & Pat Zumbrun, your Ventura County real estate specialists

Ventura County Fireworks Shows for July 4th