4th Of July Celebration

Avalon 4th of July celebrations will take place on July 4. Two Harbors celebrations will take place on July 6.

Avalon Events

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July 3
USC Marching Band Performance / 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Enjoy a live performance by the USC Trojan Marching Band on Wrigley Stage.

July 4
Home & Business Decorating Contest / 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Prizes for Best Theme, Overall Decoration and Most Patriotic.
Judging begins at 10 am, Winners announced at 1 pm.
Home & Business Decorating Contest winners are awarded Catalina Island Gift Certificates:
1st place $100, 2nd place $50, 3rd place $25

Golf Cart Parade / 1:00 pm

Come dress yourself, dress your cart, or play the part!! Decorate your float for the 2024 theme, "Swinging Into the 20's & 30's", or the good ol' red, white & blue

Parade line up meets along Casino Way between 12-12.30 pm. (Decorated vehicles only.)
Parade categories: Best of Parade, Best Art Deco, Best "Golden Age," and Most Patriotic.

Dinghy Parade / 3:30 pm

Organized by the Catalina Island Yacht Club. Jump in your dinghy and motor through the Avalon Bay moorings or watch from the shoreline.

USC Marching Band at the Catalina Museum / 3:30 pm

Looking for something special to do on Catalina Island this July 4th? Join us at the museum for a 4th to remember with the celebrated USC Trojan Marching Band! Doors open at 3:30 pm.  The band will arrive and perform at approximately 4:30 pm.  There will be a live auction for a once-in-a-lifetime Trojan experience. Your ticket includes a classic Americana buffet. Themed cocktails will be available for purchase. View flyer.

Live Music / 4:00 - 8:30 pm

On Wrigley Stage throughout the day and evening.
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm: Rumble King
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm: Dance Tech
6:00 - 8:30 pm: Rumble King

USC Marching Band at the Catalina Casino / 6:30 pm

Enjoy a live performance with the USC Trojan Marching Band at the Catalina Casino on the Fourth of July. Doors will open at 6:30pm, and the concert will begin promptly at 7:30pm. Tickets start at $30.50 ($10 of every ticket sold will be donated to cover the USC Band’s travel expenses) and guarantee standing room only. Seating is available on a first-come-first-serve basis, and refreshments will be available for purchase at the bar in the Casino Ballroom. Following the concert, guests will be invited to stay and enjoy the annual fireworks display at 9:00pm from the Casino’s Ocean Promenade. View flyer.

View the Fireworks from the Harbor / 8:30 pm

Cruise out onto Avalon Bay aboard the Cyclone power boat for a unique perspective of Catalina’s annual 4th of July fireworks. You’ll be right in the middle of all the action, as you watch a spectacular barrage of colorful fireworks ignite the evening sky high above the glow of downtown Avalon and the iconic Casino. Sold Out

Fireworks Show over Avalon Bay / 9:00 pm (approx.)

Grab a chair or blanket and set up a spot on one of Avalon's main beaches or just watch from your boat, hotel, vacation rental or favorite downtown spot. 

USC Marching Band on Wrigley Stage / 9:30 pm

Live performance by USC Marching Band on Wrigley Stage at 9:30 pm.

See below for Two Harbors events.
Check back frequently as information is updated
Support the celebration, donate today. All (tax deductible) donations to the City of Avalon go towards supporting the fireworks show and the USC marching band's performance in the parade.


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  Additional Sponsors & Donors

Decatur Mitchell (mooring owner) $1,000
Jeff Kindness $700
Anonymous Donor $600
Gary & Shari Goodgame $500
David & Mary Jean Harper (mooring owner) $500
Freese Family Trust $500
Kevin & Debbie McCann (Fairweather Cottage) $500
Jim Waggoner (mooring owner) $500
D.R. Hoppe $500
Ruth C. Blair $500
William & Nancy Anderson $500
Worthy McCartney $500
Charles & Karlyn Boppell $500
Gary & Diane Silvers $400
Judith Longyear $300
David & Katherine St. Amant $250
Robert Goldstein (mooring owner) $200
David & Rose Ellen Gardner $200
Woodrow & Coley Hunt $200
Jerry & Lorraine Gaines $150
Avalon Boat Stand/Joe's Rent-A-Boat $100
Judy & Bruce Brilhart $100
Mr. & Mrs. Geoffrey Sturgeon $100
David Demler $100
Robin & Diane Rix $100
Sheila Shea $50

Two Harbors Events

Saturday, July 6
Children’s Festival

Kick off Independence Day with our 38th Annual Children’s Festival. Have your kids join us at Buffalo Park for crafts & activities from 10am to 12pm.

Dinghy Parade

Decorate your dinghy in a creative patriotic theme and follow us in a parade through the coves of the West End for our 18th Annual Dinghy Parade at 2pm. Prizes will be awarded to the most creative dinghies.

Fireworks Celebration

Come watch our spectacular firework show over Isthmus Cove. Fireworks begin at dark (approx 9pm). Come early, grab a bite and cool beverage at Harbor Reef Restaurant before the sky lights up over Isthmus Cove.

Catch the Two Harbors Fireworks

Staying in Avalon? Guests in Avalon can hop aboard the Cyclone power boat at the Green Pleasure Pier or an air-conditioned bus and be in Two Harbors in time for the annual fireworks spectacular. Tickets and more info.

*All events in Two Harbors are produced by the Catalina Island Company and Two Harbors Enterprises.

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