Corona-Norco Independence Day 2017

It’s hard to believe we’re already halfway through 2017, but alas here we are and the 4th of July is already right around the corner.  This year the 4th of July falls on a Tuesday, meaning the City of Corona will be celebrating early, giving residents the chance to celebrate in neighboring Norco on July 4.

Corona’s Independence Day Celebration

The City of Corona will be continuing its annual tradition of the Main Street Parade, Family Festival, and fireworks show, but because the 4th of July is on a Tuesday the City has moved the festivities to the Saturday prior.

The fun will begin at 9 a.m. on Saturday, July 1, with the Main Street Parade.  Heading north from Main and Ontario towards Olive Street, the parade features community groups and businesses as they show off their patriotic spirit, perform, and more.

The fun continues at 4 p.m. as the City of Corona kicks off the Independence Day Family Festival at Santana Park (598 Santana Way, Corona).  From 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. kids ages 17 and under can enjoy the various games and attractions in the fun zone.  New for 2017, the City is offering fun zone wristbands which can be purchased prior to the event for $20 and will give kids unlimited access to the fun zone attractions.  Wristbands must be purchased by Friday, June 30 and are available at the Recreation Office at City Hall, the Corona Public Library, or the Circle City Center.  Traditional punch cards will still be available for purchase at the event.

From 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. kids ages 17 and under can enjoy the various games and attractions in the fun zone.  New for 2017, the City is offering fun zone wristbands which can be purchased prior to the event for $20 and will give kids unlimited access to the fun zone attractions.  Wristbands must be purchased by Friday, June 30 and are available at the Recreation Office at City Hall, the Corona Public Library, or the Circle City Center.  Traditional punch cards will still be available for purchase at the event.

The Family Festival live entertainment will kick off at 5 p.m. with Cutting Edge from the Kids Rock Free School of Music followed by Yard Sale, an 8-piece band from Corona that covers your favorite pop hits from the 70s through today.

Corona’s 4th of July celebration will conclude with a formal program and military tribute at approximately 8:30 p.m. followed by the fireworks show.

Parking:

Free parking will be available at Lee Pollard High School (185 Magnolia Ave, Corona) and Crossroads Church (2331 Kellogg Ave, Corona – enter off Fullerton St.). There is also a free shuttle from Santiago High School (1395 E Foothill Pkwy, Corona) beginning at 5:30 p.m. which will provide transportation to and from the event at Santana Park.

Norco’s 4th of July Celebration

Norco will be celebrating Independence Day on the actual holiday, July 4, 2017.  Following their annual tradition, the City will kick off the day’s festivities with a Patriotic Equestrian Trail Ride from 10 a.m. to noon and will follow it up with a 4th of July picnic at Pikes Peak Park (97 Sixth Street, Norco) from noon – 3 p.m.

The picnic will include food, games, a horseshoe tournament, music and crafts for the kids.  Families are encouraged to bring their lawn chairs to enjoy a day of festive fun.  No alcohol will be permitted at the event; ice chests subject to search. BBQ food and refreshments will be available for purchase.

Personal Fireworks

Fireworks are illegal in both Corona and Norco and each city is doing its part to ensure that residents abide by the rules.In the City of Corona citations for violations of the City Ordinance banning fireworks will be issued to those possessing “Safe and Sane” fireworks; with a fine of $500. The fine for possession of other types of fireworks (those not certified “Safe & Sane”) is $1000.

In the City of Corona citations for violations of the City Ordinance banning fireworks will be issued to those possessing “Safe and Sane” fireworks; with a fine of $500. The fine for possession of other types of fireworks (those not certified “Safe & Sane”) is $1000.

The City of Norco has announced it will be deploying extra code enforcement from Sheriff Deputies and Fire Officers on the 4th of July to prevent and cite the illegal use of firework and firearms in the community.  Violators of the fireworks prohibition are subject to fines of up to $2,000.00 per citation, plus any costs associated with fire suppression. The property owner can be cited regardless of whether they are the one who lit the firework or not. Violators may also face criminal prosecution. In addition to fireworks, illegally firing guns into the air is a felony and violators will be arrested and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

However you decide to spend this year’ Independence Day, we hope you and yours have a happy and safe celebreation.