City of Ontario Announces Summer Cancellations, Virtual Programming Alternatives

May 15, 2020

The City of Ontario announced today that the annual Independence Day Parade and Fireworks Spectacular are being cancelled this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The moves are among a variety of steps being taken that will impact the City’s recreation and community services over the next several months. Alternative virtual programing is being planned where possible, but a number of summertime staples – including concerts in the park and movies in the park – will not occur as they have in the past.

“It breaks our hearts to have to cancel, postpone or change events and programs that are so much a part of our summer tradition in Ontario, but it has become necessary to do so while we continue to battle this public health crisis,” said Mayor Paul Leon. “The safety and well-being of our community has been and will continue to be our No. 1 priority, and our revised programming reflects that.”

While the traditional Independence Day Parade, movie series and concert series will not be held, alternatives are being discussed.

The July 4th Fireworks Spectacular will not go on as planned either, though it could be rescheduled to a date later in the year.

For more virtual options, please visit the City’s Virtual Life & Culture Resource Center at: Or call: (909) 395-2020.

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