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Come to Crescent City, California for the Largest Fireworks Show & 4th of July Festival in Northern California

The 4th of July Festival for 2023 is HERE!

We celebrate big for the 4th of July! The celebration starts with a deck party from 5-8 pm on Monday, July 3 at the Cultural Center in Crescent City (across from Beachfront Park). The 4th of July festivities begin with FREE RE/MAX hot air balloon rides at 7 am followed by the parade through downtown — the lineup starts at 8:30 am and the parade starts at 10 am. The parade route is H Street and 9th  Street before winding its way down to 3rd Street, up to K Street, and over to Front Street. Due to the generosity of our local sponsors, the parade is free to all of those who enter the parade as well as all spectators. Download the parade entry form to participate!

Enjoy a fun run (see below), live music, food, a beer garden, arts and crafts, merchandise and vendors all day long at Beachfront Park followed by the biggest fireworks show on the north coast (starts at dusk.)  Watching the fireworks over the Battery Point Lighthouse is an amazing sight to see! Fireworks can be seen from all beaches in Crescent City. Thank you to Lucky 7 Casino and Hotel for the fireworks show!

VENDOR INFO: If you’d like to be a vendor at the 4th of July Festival, complete this form.

Stay at the Howonquet Lodge at Lucky 7 Casino

Walk in the 4th of July Parade in Downtown Crescent City:
Download the Parade Entry Form

Crescent City 4th of July 5K Run or Walk (a USATF sanctioned event) by Redwood Wild River Run

Registration begins at 8 am and the race starts at 10 am. Both the registration and start line are located at the first turn out south of Washington Blvd. on Pebble Beach Drive in Crescent City. The course is a mainly flat paved course with slight grades. Racers join the Fourth of July Parade route and finish at Beachfront Park.

Fireworks Start at Dusk on July 4 (hint: you can see them from all beaches in Crescent City!)

Lucky 7 Casino & Hotel is providing the awesome fireworks show! Please join us in thanking our additional sponsors: Elk Valley Casino and Rancheria and New Dawn Support Services.

See the Full Schedule of 2023 4th of July Events Here


This limited-time art exhibit in downtown Crescent City at the old Bank of America building, near Beachfront Park, will be open with special hours on July 4, 2023 from 2-4 PM.

They invite the public to become part of the exhibit by reflecting on what freedom means. Before visitors leave the art exhibit, they are encouraged to write what freedom means to them on an index card and leave with an attendant. Each index card is put in the safe deposit box for viewing at the next opening.


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Beachfront Park
1001 Front St.
Crescent City, CA 95531 United States
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