Fourth of July Celebration


This year's Fourth of July Celebration will be another fun-filled day in the true Claremont tradition!

New Fourth Logo

Monday, July 4, 2016
Theme: Independence Day the Claremont Way
Festival Area - Memorial Park, 840 North Indian Hill Blvd.
Fireworks - Pomona College, Strehle Track

How to Become Involved:

Schedule of the Day's Activities



Pancake Breakfast


7:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.


Claremont Kiwanis Club members serve a Pancake Breakfast at Memorial Park just north of the band shell.


Tickets for Breakfast are $5.00 each, and may be purchased the day of the event.

Claremont Village Freedom 5000 5K/1K

7:30 a.m. / 8:00 a.m. 


The Annual Claremont Village Freedom 5000 1K/5K is a family friendly event that kicks off the Fourth of July Celebration in the City of Claremont.  The event features a 1K Kids Run, a 5K Competitive Race Walk, and a 5K Run through the scenic tree-lined streets of Claremont.


Race Fees:

Pre-registration - Ages 13 and Over ............$35

Pre-registration - Ages 12 and Under ..........$15

Regular registration - Ages 13 and Over......$40

Regular registration - Ages 12 and Under....$20


Make sure to register early.  Pre-registration ends July 2 at 11:59 PM.  All pre-registered participants will receive a souvenir t-shirt. Groups/teams of 10 or more participants will receive $5 off per person.  Medals will be given to the first 3 individuals in each division.  New running shoes are given to the first male and female overall winners.  All children who participate in the 1K will receive a medal.


7:30 am - 1K Kids Run

8:00 am - 5K Run/Competetive Race Walk




1K and 5K Race Map



Flag Raising Ceremony

10:00 a.m.


The Flag Raising Ceremony takes place at the flagpole located on the west side of the park and marks the official beginning of the festival.

T. Willard Hunter Speakers Corner

10:45 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.


In order to celebrate our country's First Amendment Right, Speakers Corner provides a forum for citizens in our community to speak their minds on any subject from personal to global. Past speeches have focused on politics, religion, history, travel, and personal fulfillment. Age is no barrier. Previous orators have ranged in age from 5 years to over 80. Speakers' time slots will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis and must be pre-arranged.


Interested persons should contact the following Independence Day Committee Members to sign up:

Festival Booths & Tables

Information, Game and Selling Booths (NONPROFIT ONLY)

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


In the tradition of a hometown event, the festival features over 70 nonprofit groups providing food, information, games and a wide variety of items for sale.

A complete list of all groups and their locations will be available at the Independence Day Committee information booth, just north of Garner House.

Entertainment & Children's Activities

FREE Fun for People of All Ages

Children's Activities

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

East side of the park just north of the game booths


About a dozen different nonprofit organizations, including the Independence Day Committee, provide FREE games and activities for children including:

  • A rock-climbing wall
  • An inflatable jumper
  • An obstacle course
  • A wild life show
  • And more!

Organizations interested in participating in the game booth area may contact us for more information.


4:00 p.m. 


Begins at Tenth Street and Indian Hill Blvd., goes south on Indian Hill Blvd., turns right on Harrison Avenue and concludes at Larkin Park. Sponsored by Claremont Lincoln University.

Concert & Fireworks Show

 6:30 p.m.  Pomona College Strehle Track


Live Concert featuring "The Silverados," Fireworks Show and Kiwanis BBQ. Tickets can be purchased beginning June 1 at the following locations: Alexander Hughes Community Center, Chamber of Commerce, the Claremont Club, Rio de Ojas, Vons, and Wolfe’s Market.