What better way to celebrate the Fourth of July in the county of Riverside than by spending time with family, friends, and the community for a celebration of fireworks and America's freedom's. Some events took place on the 3rd but most our happening at parks and schools throughout Riverside County on the 4th.
One of the bigger events happening on the 4th of July is the Founders' Day Front row Fireworks show being held at the Evergreen Memorial Historic Cemetery on the corner of 14th and Pine Streets in downtown Riverside.
According to the Cemetery website, "Evergreen Memorial Historic Cemetery is the non-profit that supports the historic portion of Evergreen. Once the pride of Riverside, Evergreen fell into ruin as a result of changes to the laws governing how funds could be spent. The group’s goal is to raise $3 million with the mission of beautifying the historical portion of Evergreen Cemetery and insuring its future and perpetual maintenance."
The Fireworks event which starts at 5 p.m. and ends at 10 p.m. will feature music from "A Little on the Side" and will also showcase the Little Miss Firecracker pageant for girls ages 5-10 years old. Entry into the pageant costs $10.
Admission to the 4th of July events is $5 dollars, $3 dollars for children 3-12, and free for children under the age of three. The event will have food vendors and free activities for the kids. There is a $3 dollar parking fee as well and those in attendance can park at 14th street and Brockton Ave or Brockton Ave and Tequesquite Ave.
All proceeds will go to benefit the Evergreen Memorial Historic Cemetery.
This is just one event of many taking place on the 4th of July in Riverside county. Mt. Rubidox in Riverside, Ronald Reagan Sports Park in Temecula and La Sierra Park in La Sierra among many other locations will all also being holding firework's shows at 9 p.m.
Regardless of where one chooses to go all our advised to bring their own lawn chairs, blankets, and picnic baskets to enjoy the fireworks.