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“America United”: Moreno Valley Celebrates July 4th

July 4thThe City of Moreno Valley’s annual Independence Day festivities will be held on Monday, July 4th. The celebration will kick off with a parade from 9:30 a.m. to noon.

The parade route will begin at Alessandro Boulevard, head north on Frederick Street, continue west on TownGate Boulevard, and end at the TownGate Plaza at approximately 12 p.m. The parade theme is "America United.” 

The Family FunFest festivities will continue at Morrison Park and Mountain View Middle School at the northeast corner of Dracaea Avenue and Morrison Street.  Gates open at 1 p.m. with the festival beginning at 2 p.m. Several entertainers will perform on the Skechers Main Stage, starting with the Pacific Crest Marching Band  at 3:30 p.m., “The Band Fresh”  at 4 p.m., “Crimes of Passion – A Tribute to Pat Benatar,” and then “Fan Halen – A Tribute to Van Halen.” The event will conclude with a  fireworks extravaganza beginning at 9 p.m. The fireworks show will be simulcast with patriotic music by KOLA 99.9 FM. It promises to be the best 4th of July show ever! 

July 4thPresale tickets for the Family FunFest are available at the Moreno Valley Conference and Recreation Center through July 1st. Cost is $2 per person, or $10 for a family up to 6 people. On July 4th, the entry is free between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. After 4 p.m., the entry fee is $3 per person. Military service members with valid identification and children under age 5 are free.

Thanks to the following sponsors for  this year’s Independence Day celebration:  Skechers, Waste Management, KOLA 99.9, Sares-Regis, Amazon, Discount Tire Centers, Sherwin-Williams, Graham Square Wash Bank, Moreno Valley Unified School District, McDonalds, NPG Asphalt, Kenaston Flooring, Riverside University Health System, Your Villa Magazine, Gail Materials, Valley Cities Fence, Access Electric Supply, Miracle Playgrounds, UltraServ, RHA Landscape Architects, West Coast Arborists, Utility Refrigerator, Ewing Irrigation, Hangar 24,  Altura Credit Union, Food 4 Less, Moss Bros, and Starbucks.

For more information on the celebration, please visit the City’s website or contact the Moreno Valley Parks and Community Services office at 413.3281.