Ventura’s 4th of July Fireworks & Picnic!  

Have a blast once again as the Rotary Club of Ventura presents “A Salute to America” 2014 4th of July Fireworks and Family Picnic at Ventura College! Enjoy a booming fireworks show, live music, a DJ, food vendors, a huge Kids’ Fun Zone, and the friendliest hometown picnic in America!

Tickets are on sale now at all Ventura area McDonald's and Vons stores!!  If purchasing tickets at the gate, please note CASH ONLY accepted.

Friday, July 4th at the Ventura College Athletic Fields. Click here to see a map:Location   Gates open at 5 pm. Fireworks show begins at approximately 9 pm.

This year will be extra-special thanks to the generosity of our event sponsors (shown on the right column) and the dedication of our volunteers!! New this year, the picnic entertainment will include both DJ Amazing Sounds and great live music from Men on the Moon! The Kids Zone will have giant bounce houses, games, and a lil' kids Ferris Wheel!! And you can enjoy a tasty bite from Food Trucks and vendors, including: It's In the Sauce, World Famous Franks, PizzaMan Dan's, Himalaya Restaurant, California Kettle Corn, Rainbow Foods, Dippin Dots, Kristine's Coffee, and Baskin Robbins!  Oh and uh, the Fireworks Show is going to be extra-special too!!!

Presented by the Rotary Club of Ventura

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Made Possible by these Generous Sponsors! Thank you sponsors!!

Ventura Fireworks News:

Reminder: Cash Only accepted at Gates. No Glass. No Pets. No Alcohol.

The pyrotechnics are in place, and the Ventura Fireworks Show is ready to rock! Please remember NO pets, NO glass, and NO alcohol. Bags and coolers are subject to search. If purchasing tickets at the gate, it is CASH ONLY. Please bring exact change for faster entrance. Pre-sale (best value!) tickets are available up until this evening at all Vons and McDonalds stores and at the City of Ventura booth at today's Street Fair (10am-4pm, cash only.) Gates open at 5pm and the Kids Zone activities run from 5-8pm. Fireworks show starts at approximately 9:00 pm... "and the rockets red glare!"

published: Jul 4, 2014

Parking is free! Best choices are North or East lots at Ventura College

If you haven't been to the Ventura Fireworks show before, we are glad you are coming this year! Parking is free on Ventura College campus but limited - not all lots are open! Best choices are the North lot along Loma Vista Rd. or the large East lot at the corner of Telegraph and Day Rd.

published: Jul 3, 2014

Glow Sticks & Face Painting - just what the doctor ordered!

Community Memorial Health Systems (one of our very generous "Big Bang" sponsors of the event) has just confirmed that they will be giving out Glow Sticks and doing free Face Painting! To which we can only say, "hey doc, you rock!"

published: Jul 2, 2014

Kids Zone is going to be a blast!

The super slide is 30-feet tall and for the first time we'll have a kids Ferris Wheel! Kids Zone will run from 5-8 pm, so come early to have some fun!

published: Jul 2, 2014


Ventura Fireworks show - July Fourth 4th 2014

Ventura 4th July Fireworks and Family Picnic!


The Rotary Club is proud to present 'A Salute to America!'. As our nations favorite time of year approaches, our team down at The Rotary Club have been working tirelessly to give you our most exciting, and fun filled year yet.

Taking place at Ventura County College Athletic Fields, there's no better place to celebrate than right here in Ventura - and the home of our 'Pirates!' We will be treating you to live music against the backdrop of our beautiful home town, whilst you unwind from a busy day at the parade. Meanwhile the kids wear themselves out in our fantastic new 'Kid Fun Zone!'

 We will have a selection of food vendors available throughout the course of the evening, whether it's for those who haven't packed a picnic - or simply for those who are extra peckish from a long day of waving the flag! For our "Grand Finale' you will be watching the sky light up with color during our extravagant display of fireworks We are looking forward to celebrating in the heart of Ventura!

 As we took a break from organizing the event last year, we have had extra time to make sure this year is the best one yet. So grab your picnic blankets, lawn chairs, and your American spirit, and head down to Ventura College from 5pm! Please remember that Pets, Alcohol, and Glass bottles are not permitted on the campus grounds.

 Tickets may be pre-purchased at McDonalds or Vons and cost $6 per adult (13 years old and up) and $4 per child (ages 4-12) if purchased pre-sale.  Tickets are $8 per adult and $6 per child at the gate. Children ages 3 and under are free. Tickets are also available at lower pre-sale rates on the morning of July 4 at the City of Ventura booth at the 4th of July Street Fair in downtown Ventura.

 For more information about the event visit the official event website at

 The Ventura Fireworks website was donated by The Final Code of Ventura The Final Code appreciates the Rotary Club's efforts to bring a Fourth of July celebration back to Ventura and was more than happy to help their efforts by donating an event website.

 Ventura College

4667 Telegraph Rd.
Ventura, CA 93003