Independence Day 2022

The City of Ontario Looks Forward to Celebrating the Fourth of July with You!

Remember: NO personal belongings or items can be placed in the public right-of-way or median to reserve spaces prior to 5 AM on July 4, 2022. This will allow City staff the ability to prepare these areas for the parade. Thank you!

 
Celebrate Independence Day by participating in this year's 4th of July Parade.
Applications will be accepted for Floats, bands, individual vehicles, vehicle groups, marching groups and equestrian units.  Applications will be accepted until May 27, 2022 (early bird registration ends on May 6, 2022).

Applications will be available online or at the Armstrong Community Center, located at 1265 S. Palmetto Avenue. For additional questions or more information, please call (909) 395-2020.

Theme: Bold Stripes, Bright Stars and Brave Hearts

Through bold patriotic colors and symbols, we ask you all to celebrate our brave, fellow Americans of the past and present. Celebrate those who have shared their love for our country in incredible ways! This could be members of the armed forces, first responders, medical professionals, educators, artists, athletes and so many more!

TO FILL OUT AN APPLICATION, CLICK HERE!

ACCORDION
Independence Day Parade

Euclid Ave.          Downtown

9 AM: Parade begins at Fourth St. and heads south to B St.

Following the Parade (approximately 10:30 AM) celebrate at: 

Ontario Town Square

with the Ontario Chaffey Community Show Band

All-States Picnic

Along Euclid Ave. B.Y.O.P

(Bring Your Own Picnic)

 

Fireworks Spectacular

Westwind Park   2455 E. Riverside Dr.

5 PM - 9 PM: Join us for family fun and festivities. Free admission!

Live Entertainment   Games    Food Vendors

9 PM: Fireworks Spectacular parking is available at the Ontario Police Department (with shuttle service to Westwind Park from the Ontario Police Department beginning at 4 PM.)

FAQ

WHAT TIME DOES THE PARADE BEGIN?
9:00 AM
 

WHEN CAN I SET UP A LAWN CHAIR AND PERSONAL BELONGINGS FOR THE PARADE?
Personal belongings or items can be placed in the public right-of-way or median to reserve spaces at 5 AM on July 4.
 

WHERE DOES THE PARADE BEGIN AND END?
The parade begins at Fourth Street and Euclid Avenue and proceeds south to Euclid Avenue to B Street.
 

WHEN DOES THE PARADE END?
At approximately 10:30 AM.
 

WHAT STREETS WILL BE CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC?
Euclid Avenue will be closed from Sixth Street to Holt Boulevard. from approximately 4:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Cars will not be able to enter on to Euclid during this time

  • Armsley Square and Palm Avenue - West of Euclid Avenue
  • Fifth Street and Palm Avenue - West of Euclid Avenue
  • Fifth Street and Vine Avenue - West of Euclid Avenue
  • Fourth Street - West of Euclid Avenue to Vine Avenue
  • Fourth Street - East of Euclid Avenue to Columbia Avenue
  • J Street to Columbia Avenue - East of Euclid Avenue
  • I Street to Laurel Avenue - West of Euclid Avenue
  • D Street - East of Euclid Avenue to Sultana Avenue
  • C Street - East of Euclid Avenue to Lemon Avenue
     

WHERE CAN I PARK MY VEHICLE FOR THE PARADE?
Spectators may park on any side of the street south of Fourth Street or on the West or East side of Euclid, unless streets are listed as closed.
 

IS THERE HANDICAP PARKING AVAILABLE FOR THE PARADE?
There is no designated handicap parking on the streets. Spectators with a handicap placard may be dropped off on any side street south of Fourth Street at Euclid Avenue. Driver will then need to locate parking.
 

WHEN DOES THE BLAST AT THE ONTARIO TOWN SQUARE BEGIN?
Blast at the Ontario Town Square begins right after the parade at approximately 10:30 AM at Ontario Town Square. There will be a selection of patriotic music to be enjoyed.
 

WHERE IS THE FIREWORKS SHOW?
Westwind Park, 2455 East Riverside Drive & Whispering Lakes Golf Course.
 

WHAT STREETS WILL BE CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC FOR THE FIREWORKS SHOW?
Riverside Drive between Archibald Avenue and Vineyard Avenue will be closed beginning at 3:00 PM.
 

WHERE IS PARKING AVAILABLE FOR THE FIREWORKS SHOW?
Parking is available at Whispering Lakes Golf Course. To enter Whispering Lakes Golf Course, take Vineyard Avenue south to Riverside Drive and make a left turn. Golf Course is on the left.

Shuttle transportation is available from the Ontario Police Department, 2500 S. Archibald Avenue, to Westwind Park beginning at 4:00 PM and concludes at approximately 10:00 PM.
 

IS DISABLED PARKING AVAILABLE FOR THE FIREWORKS SHOW?
With a handicapped placard, there are minimal spaces available at Westwind Park.
 

WHAT TIME WILL THE ENTRANCE GATE OPEN AT WESTWIND PARK?
The entrance gate will open at 5:00 PM.
 

WHAT KIND OF BBQ’S ARE ALLOWED IN THE PARK?
Only propane BBQ’s are allowed.
 

WHAT ELSE IS PERMITTED IN THE PARK?
Blankets, lawn chairs, ice chests and Ez-ups are permitted.
(Ice chests will be checked at the gate)
 

WHAT IS NOT PERMITTED IN THE PARK?
No dogs, alcohol or charcoal BBQ’s are permitted.
 

WHAT ACTIVITIES WILL BE IN THE PARK BEFORE THE FIREWORKS SHOW?
Live entertainment will be performed by the band Liquid Blue beginning at 6:00 PM with atmosphere entertainment performing throughout the park. Carnival games, bouncers/small rides and food vendors are available at a minimal cost.
 

WHAT TIME DOES THE FIREWORKS SHOW BEGIN?
Fireworks show begins at 9:00 PM and ends at approximately by 9:25 PM.
 

WHAT RADIO STATION SIMULCASTS THE MUSIC FOR THE FIREWORKS SHOW?
KOLA 99.9 broadcasts patriotic music during the Fireworks Show.

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