Patriotic Festival & Fireworks

Come for the food. Stay for the fireworks!

Join us for the Annual Patriotic Festival and Fireworks Show in Downtown Arcadia on July 1st! Enjoy food and drinks, browse vendor booths, and bring the kids for free fun. Live entertainment all night long.

Don't miss out on this community event that brings everyone together to celebrate.

Saturday, July 1, 2023

5:00 PM – 9:30 PM

First Ave. in Downtown Arcadia between Huntington Dr. and Diamond St.


You could win awesome prizes at the Patriotic Festival, we're giving away: 

  • 2 VIP Tickets to the Beyoncé concert at SoFi Stadium in September, valued at $3,000. Donated by Remax Premier Properties and Steven Rhee with Re/Max Commercial
  • 4 Bikes from REI donated by REI and the Downtown Arcadia Improvement Association
  • Dodger tickets behind home plate (includes parking) donated by Steven Rhee from Re/Max Commercial
  • $100 gift certificates to the Downtown Arcadia business of your choice
  • Brunch for 4 donated at Le Meridien with valet parking ($260 value)
  • Dinner at Melange donated by Le Meridien ($150 value) with valet parking
  • Tickets to Ruben Studdard and Clay Aiken on September 23 (Upper Rear Orchestra). Donated by the Arcadia Performing Arts Foundation.

The Big Give Away will be held at 7:00pm at the First Avenue Middle School Stage.

YOU MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN at the event on July 1, 2023

Enter to Win click here

School Supply Donation = More Chances to Win in the Big Give Away

  • Brand New Back Packs (no blue or red)
  • Calculators – Basic or Scientific
  • Colored Pencils and Markers and Crayons (24-pack)
  • Composition Books (College and wide ruled)
  • Erasers (pencil top and regular)
  • Filler Paper (College and wide ruled, 150 sheets)
  • Folders (2 Pocket or 3-prong) and Binders
  • Glue Bottle (Water soluble) or Glue Sticks
  • Highlighters and Post-It Notes
  • Pencil Boxes & Pouches
  • Pencil (Mechanical, 0.5 mm, bundles of 3)
  • Pencils (Standard, bundles) and Sharpeners
  • Pens (Black or blue ink, bundles)
  • Rulers (12")
  • Scissors (5" Blunt and Pointed)
  • Spiral Notebook (College or wide)

Bring a donation for Foothill Unity Center's Back to School Drive and you will get 3 extra tickets for the Big Give Away!

  1. Drop off a bag of school supplies (valued at $10 or more) at Foothill Unity Center's booth and get a validation card for your donation
  2. Bring validation card to the Big Give Away booth, check in and get your official tickets for the Big Give Away

To receive the additional Big Give Away tickets, you must register.

ReRegister/Enter to Win

The Big Give Away will be held at 7:00pm at the First Avenue Middle School Stage. YOU MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN at the event on July 1, 2023


The Arcadia Performing Arts Foundation will feature World Guitarist Roger Espinoza Nicaraguan born, a product of American music and a faithful student of the traditional music of the Gypsy Kings. Mr. Espinoza and his band are a very popular live musical act and are in constant demand, traveling throughout the United States.

Get ready for an electrifying experience with DJ John Villa! Known for his ability to keep the dance floor packed, John Villa spins all the latest hits and blends in patriotic tunes that will have you feeling the spirit of the occasion. He brings the fun to the kids with exciting games and activities that will keep them entertained.

The kid rock band and the talented crew from Neighborhood Music School will be performing rock classics and modern hits on their stage at 25 South First Ave. The stage will also feature a performance by the Arcadia High School Chinese Parents Booster Club.

Free Fun for Kids

Kids can unleash their energy and beat the heat with water balloon battles and laughs in the Kid Fun Zone provided by Olympus Escrow.

The Fun Zone will be located on the front lawn of First Avenue Middle School at 301 S. First Ave.


Baby's Burgers TRUCK 

Bison Burger TRUCK 

Boiling Point 206 S. First Ave.

Cerda Vega Tacos TRUCK 


Drizzle TRUCK 

Dulce Europa Shaved Ice TRUCK 

Flaming Grain TRUCK 

Fresh Delicious  229 S. First Ave.

Goki Café 

Hart House TRUCK 

Hyper Coffee 203 S. First Ave.

Kelly Quezada's Lemon Drop Cookie Shop 

Matt Dennys Ale House Restaurant 145 E. Huntington Dr.

Oaxaca on Wheels TRUCK  

Outback Steakhouse 166 E. Huntington Dr.

Pinch of Flavor TRUCK

Salt N Pepper TRUCK 

Shabu Lin 101 S. First Ave.

Sushi Tengoku48 E. Huntington Dr. 

Tea Maru 

Thai Mex Cocina TRUCK  

White Springs Café 

Mt. Lowe Brewing Company 

Vendome Arcadia 

Beer and Wine Booth

Visit the Beer and Wine Booth and indulge in some libations. Mt. Lowe Brewing Company will be providing the beer. Vendome is providing the wine.

As an exclusive treat, we'll be offering a limited edition Downtown Arcadia collectable acrylic wine glass for just $10 with wine with $7 refills.


  • 12 Noon Road Closure Begins (First Ave. from Huntington Dr. to Diamond St.)
  • 5:00pm Event Opens: enjoy music, food trucks, free activities for kids
  • 5:30pm Mini Walking Parade with community groups. Huntington Dr. to First Avenue Middle School
  • 5:45pm - 8:30pm Neighborhood Music School Stage Performances
  • 5:00 pm - 9pm  Arcadia Performing Arts Foundation (APAF) Featuring Roger Espinoza
  • 5:00 pm - 9pm  Music, fun and games with DJ John Villa at First Avenue Middle School stage
  • 7:00 pm BIG GIVE AWAY at the First Avenue Middle School Stage
  • 9:00 pm  Announcements and FIREWORKS at First Avenue Middle School Stage

Vendor Information:

We are accepting applications for vendor booths (food vendor and food truck spaces are no longer available). Apply now to secure your spot at the event. Booth fee is $225. This is a great opportunity to showcase your goods and services to the local community.

Apply Now


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