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Posted on: June 16, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Fourth of July Festivities

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Fourth of July festivities are back for the City of Poway this year with patriotic celebrations throughout the day.

Old Poway Park hosts its annual “Old Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration” from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. to celebrate our country’s independence turn-of-the-20th-century style. This event will feature patriotic entertainment, western reenactors, free children’s crafts, train displays, and old-fashioned games. Tasty treats and train rides will be available for a nominal fee.

The VFW Post 7907 and the Poway Veterans Park Committee hosts a ceremony to honor those who selflessly served our country at Veterans Park (adjacent to Old Poway Park) beginning at 11 a.m. The park’s civil war-era cannon will be fired at as the ceremony commences and ends (approximately 11:30 a.m.)

Old Poway Park is located at 14134 Midland Road in Poway. Free Shuttles will run to and from the events at the following locations: Poway City Hall Parking Lot, 13325 Civic Center Drive; and Poway Adult School Parking lot, 13626 Twin Peaks Road.

Once again, the City of Poway will host two spectacular firework shows to light up the night sky over Poway High School (15500 Espola Road) and Poway Sportsplex (12349 McIvers Court). Viewing from Poway High School returns this year, with games, activities, and a DJ spinning the tunes. Gates open at 6 p.m. $5 per person at the gate; children 11 and under are free. Fireworks begin at 9 p.m. 

Lake Poway is open to the public on July 4 and will stay open as a viewing area for the fireworks at the high school. Parking is $10 for non-residents. Residents and members of the military (with ID) are free.

For more information, visit and click on the events calendar. A parking map for fireworks viewing will be posted online prior to the Fourth of July.

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