11th Annual 4th of July is for Families bike parade and community festival to celebrate Independence Day

The 11th Annual 4th of July is for Families Independence Day celebration, hosted by the City of Newport Beach is almost here! This long-awaited event taking place on Monday, July 4 features a bike (and dog) parade beginning at 9 a.m. at 36th Street Park and heads down Balboa Boulevard to Channel Place Park, ending at a free festival including carnival games, jump houses, giant slides, arts & crafts and food.

11th Annual 4th of July kids in wagon

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Courtesy of City of Newport Beach

The Bike Parade is for kids of all ages…and their pooches

The Bike Parade welcomes people and pooches. Parade participants are encouraged to decorate bikes, scooters, wagons and strollers and bring their dogs on leashes. The community festival at Channel Park runs from 9:30-11:30 a.m. and everyone is encouraged to wear patriotic red, white and blue attire from head to toe. For more information, call the City of Newport Beach Recreation Department at 949.644.3151, or visit