Changes Coming to Camarillo's 2019 Fourth of July Celebration (Post Date: 4/1/19)

Camarillo, California – The City’s annual Fourth of July celebration will see some changes this year, due to anticipated construction at Adolfo Camarillo High School (4660 Mission Oaks Blvd.) during the summer. 

Oxnard Union High School District will use funds from Measure A, passed by voters in the 2018 election, to install artificial turf on the ACHS football field during the summer. This construction activity will make the football field unavailable for use on July 4, 2019. 

Therefore, Camarillo will host a scaled back event this year. Gates will open at 7:00 p.m. and admission is free for all attendees. All seating/viewing will be from the home bleachers of the stadium. No seating will be allowed on the football field and no activities are planned for kids on the practice field, due to storage of construction materials and equipment. Fireworks will begin at 9:00 p.m. 

The Naval Base Ventura County Color Guard will kick off the evening with a presentation of colors, followed by DJ music. The evening will conclude with a 25-minute, multi-level fireworks display, that will begin at 9 p.m. Beverages and wrapped desserts/candy will be available for purchase onsite from the Pleasant Valley Lions Club. 

Attendees may park at the Metrolink Station or behind the Technicolor building (3233 Mission Oaks Blvd.) and ride a free shuttle to/from the stadium. Shuttles will run every 15 minutes beginning at 6:45 p.m. No coolers, chairs, umbrellas, etc. will be allowed inside the stadium, as seating/viewing this year will be from the home bleachers. 

Event sponsors include the Camarillo/Somis Pleasant Valley Lions Club, the City of Camarillo, Oxnard Union High School District and Adolfo Camarillo High School. 

More details will be coming soon to the City’s website and Facebook page. For more information, please call the City Manager’s Office at (805) 388-5312.