4th Of July Celebration
2023 Parade Theme: "A Green Island In a Blue Ocean"
Creating a Sustainable Future for Avalon
USC Marching Band Performance / 3-4 pm
Enjoy a live performance by the USC Trojan Marching Band on Wrigley Stage.
Home & Business Decorating Contest
Event tentative. Prizes for Best Theme, Overall Decoration and Most Patriotic. Judging begins at 10 am.
Home & Business Decorating Contest winners are awarded Catalina Island Gift Certificates:
1st place $100, 2nd place $50, 3rd place $25
Golf Cart Parade / 1 pm
Come dress yourself, dress your cart, or play the part!! Decorate your float for the 2023 theme (A Green Island in a Blue Ocean - Creating a Sustainable Future for Avalon), or the good ol' red, white & blue. Parade categories: Best of Parade, Best Use of Recyclable Materials (1st, 2nd & 3rd place), Most Patriotic, Most Sustainable Float.
Parade line up meets along Casino Way between 12-12.30 pm.
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.
On Wrigley Stage throughout the day and evening with our own local bands.
Undercover / 3-5 pm
Grupo Proyecto / 5-7 pm
The Isleños / 7-9 pm
Avalon Fireworks Harbor Cruise / 8:30 pm
Enjoy Catalina's historic fireworks show from Avalon Bay. Board the Cyclone power boat and head out on the water for a unique perspective of Catalina’s historic 4th of July fireworks celebration. You’ll be right in the middle of the action, as the rocket's red glare and bombs bursting in air light up the nighttime skies over Avalon Bay. Buy tickets online.
Fireworks Show over Avalon Bay / 9pm (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 Performance
Enjoy a live performance downtown and on Wrigley Stage before and after the Fireworks Show.
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.
Two Harbors Events
Kick off Independence Day with our 36th Annual Children’s Festival. Have your kids join us at Buffalo Park for crafts & activities from 10am to 12pm.
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.
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 (buy tickets) at the Green Pleasure Pier or the Bus Experience (buy tickets) from Avalon and be in Two Harbors in time for the annual fireworks spectacular.
$10 Off Catalina Island Ferry
Hop onboard the Catalina Flyer for daily ferry service from Newport Beach to Avalon, Catalina Island in just over 1 hour.
Online reservations are now open!
A sparkling night of evening gowns, tuxedos, champagne, dining and dancing on Sunday, December 31 in the world-famous Casino Ballroom.