Independence Day festivities begin at 2:30 p.m. Free fireworks show at 9 p.m.
The City of Monterey Park will celebrate our American Independence Day holiday on Thursday, July 4 starting at 2:30 p.m. at Barnes Park. This community event features music, food and fun for the entire family. Free entertainment at the Barnes Park Amphitheater includes the Monterey Park Concert Band and live R&B, Funk, Top 40 selections from Bulletproof Soul; as well as local dignitaries and other special guests. Also featured will be recognition of military families and new U.S. citizens. The fun filled day will conclude with the annual free fireworks show at 9 p.m.
July 4 at Barnes Park Schedule
- 2:30 p.m. Barnes Park Pool open for public swim (admission fee applies)
- 3:00 p.m. Food booths open, children’s games and activities begin
- 5:00 p.m. Monterey Park Concert Band
- 6:45 p.m. Recognition of new citizens, military families and dignitaries
- 7:30 p.m. Bulletproof Soul (R&B, Funk, Top 40)
- 9:00 p.m. Fireworks spectacular.
New U.S. citizens and military families are invited to contact the recreation department to be included in the program.
The public is advised that the streets surrounding Barnes Park (McPherrin, Harding and Ramona Avenues) will be closed from 4-11 p.m. to be made available for the city’s firework show viewing.
The public’s and businesses’ assistance in helping the city to continue to provide this free event to the community is greatly valued. If you or your business is interested in making a donation to, or becoming a sponsor of this popular community celebration, please contact the Recreation Department at 626-307-1388.
In the interest of general Fourth of July holiday safety, the Monterey Park Fire and Police Departments encourage fireworks safety and remind celebrants that there are fines for illegal use in the city. Illegal fireworks will be seized and fines of $2,000-$5,000 issued. Safe and Sane fireworks allowed only on July 4 from 10 a.m.-10 p.m.
Fourth of July event and sponsorship information is available on the city website at www.MontereyPark.ca.gov, just search for “Fourth of July.” Barnes Park is located at 350 S. McPherrin Avenue in Monterey Park.
Robert Aguirre, Recreation Superintendent