Catalina Island 4th of July Celebration 2018
4th of July Celebration and Fireworks over Avalon Bay
Wednesday, July 4th, 2018
Join us for Avalon’s Independence Day activities!
(events listed are correct to our knowledge as of 7/2/18 at 12:45pm)
Tuesday, July 3, 2018
11am-4pm: BBQ at the Fuel Dock
3pm: USC Marching Band concert on Wrigley Stage
6pm: Summer Beach Bingo at South Beach
Wednesday, July 4, 2018
7am-9am: Kids Fishing Derby (Each Wednesday)
10am-11:30am: Golf Cart Judging on lower Descanso
Awards for Most Patriotic, Best of Theme, Most Creative, Best of Parade
11am-10pm: BBQ at the Fuel Dock (w/ Live Music 3pm-7pm)
11am-11:20am: Enjoy patriotic music played on the Chimes Tower Chimes by Parade Grand Marshall Jani Eisenhut
12pm-1pm: Live Music at Wrigley Stage
12:30pm: Parade Line-Up at Casino Building
1pm-2:30pm: 4th of July Parade on Crescent Ave in Avalon (open participation)
2018 Parade Theme: “Avalon the Beautiful, Livin’ the Beach Life”, led by the USC Marching Band. 2018 Parade Grand Marshall: Jani Eisenhut
1pm: Mardi Gras Party at El Galleon. Watch the parade from the patio and enjoy full bar, microbrews on tap, and appetizers. Outrageous costumes, wild decorations, streamers, and Mardi Gras decorations. Plus karaoke 2-5pm & 9:30pm-1am.
2:30pm-3:30pm: Live Music at Wrigley Stage
3:30pm: Catalina Island Yacht Club Dinghy Parade, Avalon Bay
Contact the Catalina Island Yacht Club for more information at 310-510-0022.
6:15pm: BBQ Buffet Dinner in the Casino Ballroom, USC Marching Band & Fireworks Display from the Casino Balcony. Doors open 6:15pm. Adults $59, Children (3-11) $29 – prices inclusive of taxes/fees.
7pm: Free Movie “The Glass Bottom Boat” & Fireworks Viewing at Overlook Hall, doors open at 6pm for Grab & Go (bring your own dinner) guests, refreshments will also be available. View the fireworks from the open deck following the movie. Donations are appreciated. Benefits the Catalina Island Foundation, 310-427-2450.
7pm-10pm (DJ tunes ’til 9:30pm) Independence Day at the Spa. Enjoy a spectacular view of the fireworks from the relaxation deck of Island Spa Catalina. You’ll receive a champagne toast upon arrival, and we’ll have tacos, beer, and wine available for purchase. $25 per person, 21+.
8pm-9pm: Live Music at Wrigley Stage
8pm-9:30pm: Catallac Fireworks Float, departs the Green Pier, 360 degree viewing platform with a bar on board, $75 per person. 888-613-7770 or book online.
8:30pm-9:30pm: Cyclone Fireworks Harbor Cruise, the Cyclone departs the Green Pier at 8:30 and returns after the grand finale. Adults $30, Children (2-11) $20.
8:4pm-9:3opm: Fireworks Cruise aboard the Nautilus Semi-Submersible. Departs from the Green Pier at 8:45pm and returns after the grand finale. Adults $39, children and seniors $34.
9pm (approx.): Fireworks Display over Avalon Bay
9:30pm-10:00pm: Live Music at Wrigley Stage
(photos from the 2014 Golf Cart Parade)
Sponsorship package opportunities (Fox $250, Bison $500, Eagle $2,500) are available for the 2018 4th of July Celebration. For more information please click here.
Please help us sponsor this year’s 4th of July celebration. Your donation will greatly assist the Catalina Island Chamber of Commerce & Visitor’s Bureau and the City of Avalon in covering the $35,000+ cost of this program! Click on the “Donate” button below to charge a donation to your credit card. For checks, please make them out to the City of Avalon. Check and cash donations may be dropped off at the Chamber/Bureau’s Visitor Center located on the Green Pleasure Pier. All donations are tax deductible. Thank you for your donation!