Monterey County 4th of July Events

Looking for Monterey County Fourth of July 2022 events? Read below for events and ideas for celebrating July 4th where California was first born!


  • Only Safe and Sane fireworks are allowed in the following cities of Monterey County: Marina, Seaside, Salinas, Soledad, Gonzales and King City
  • Illegal fireworks use can be reported to the City of Monterey Police Station at (831) 646-3914
  • Celebrate Responsibly

The Monterey Fire Department reminds everyone that fireworks of any kind, including “safe and sane” fireworks, are prohibited in the City of Monterey and carry a significant fine of $1000. If you celebrate in a small group at the park, or other public location, please do not leave behind any refuse.

We hope you have a safe and happy 4th of July in Monterey County!

Old Monterey 4th of July Celebration


Revel in the festive floats, patriotic displays, entertaining costumes, and musical bands.

Living History 4th of July Celebration @ Monterey Historic Park


Bring the whole family for old-fashioned fun for all ages and step back in time to participate in Early California activities such as rope making, crafting leather bookmarks, playing 19th century games and cooking. Guided History Tours will also be offered.

4th of July on Old Fisherman’s Wharf


Old Fisherman’s Wharf will be festively decorated for 4th of July! Head over for some fun photo ops for your family and friends, dining at ocean view restaurantsshopping along the wharf, and marine life viewing with whale watching, fishing, sailing and glass bottom boat trips.

Pacific Grove Fourth of July Celebration

Pacific Grove

Pacific Grove celebrates Independence Day with a live reading of the Declaration of Independence, a medley of Armed Forces anthems and the National Anthem and enjoyable live music and kids activities.

Carmel-by-the-Sea 4th of July Celebration


 Monterey County Pops! (MCP!) will have a live performance on July Fourth at Devendorf Park in Carmel. Be sure to dress for an outdoor event and to bring lawn chairs or picnic blankets.

Watch the Sunset

Sunset momentWho needs fireworks when you have a west coast sunset? Revel in the days last rays at some local favorite places to watch the sunset in Monterey County.

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