Fourth of July Celebration
The City of Moreno Valley is celebrating the Fourth of July with a hometown parade, Family FunFest and Fireworks Spectacular on Wednesday, July 4 - and you're invited!

Thousands of Moreno Valley residents and visitors are expected to line the sidewalks to watch dozens of floats, community organizations, musical groups and local celebrities make their way down the parade route.

This year's Fourth of July Parade, "Let Freedom Ring,” begins at 9:30 a.m. on Frederick Street at Alessandro Boulevard and ends at TownGate Plaza.

Enjoy live music, delicious food, and a wide variety of vendors at Family FunFest at Morrison Park and Mountain View Middle School. Gates open at 2 p.m. The bands take the stage beginning at 4 p.m.

The Fireworks Spectacular kicks off at 9 p.m., synched to patriotic music on radio station KOLA 99.9.
Entrance to Family FunFest is free before 4 p.m., and $3 per person after 4 p.m.

For more information visit the City's website.

The City's Fourth of July events are sponsored by Skechers, Waste Management, Duke Realty, The Sares-Regis Group, Charles Abbott Associates, Pacific Communities, Merchants Landscape, BJs Restaurant, and Your Villa.  
Fireworks are Illegal in Moreno Valley
The City of Moreno Valley reminds residents and visitors that personal use of fireworks is illegal. You may not sell, purchase, transport, store, or use fireworks in the City of Moreno Valley or in Riverside County.

Several cities in the region allow the sale and use of State Fire Marshal approved “Safe and Sane” fireworks. Fireworks purchased in these cities may not be transported, used or possessed outside of those city limits.

To report illegal fireworks please call the Moreno Valley Police Department at 951-247-8700.

Looking for a safe environment to enjoy fireworks with your loved ones? Please visit for details regarding the City of Moreno Valley’s Fourth of July festivities.
Small Business Administration Honors Economic Development Success
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has named the City of Moreno Valley the recipient of the 2018 Community Excellence Award, recognizing the City’s Economic Development Department's passion for helping small businesses succeed at every stage of development, from start-up to expansion.

This is the first time the Small Business Administration has presented the Community Excellence Award.

“Small business owners have the creativity, the resourcefulness, and the courage to transform an idea into a livelihood. That entrepreneurial spirit is a crucial part of our economic success,” said Mayor Yxstian Gutierrez. “But it takes so much more than an idea and persistence for small businesses to make it."

“We recognized that we as a City could help small businesses succeed by ensuring owners had convenient access to vital resources and ongoing support,” Mayor Gutierrez said. “Our creative and comprehensive approach is working. From barber shops to inventive food concepts - small businesses are thriving here in Moreno Valley.”

The City of Moreno Valley was selected by an independent board of small business leaders for efforts to increase jobs, innovation and the quality of life in Moreno Valley through business attraction, business retention and local workforce development.
Curious About New Businesses Coming to Moreno Valley?
Be the first to know! Check out the monthly update of the Economic Development Summary to learn more about Moreno Valley’s business location advantages on the dedicated Economic Development website:

Accelerating Opportunities for Jobseekers!
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Drowning Prevention Tips
Drowning is the nation’s leading cause of accidental death of children under the age of five, and the second leading cause of death from unintentional injuries for ages one to 14.

In Riverside County, seven children have already died as a result of drowning and several others have sustained lifelong, debilitating injuries after nearly drowning.

The majority of drownings occur in residential swimming pools and spas, but lakes, rivers and other bodies of water can also be dangerous. 

The Moreno Valley Fire Department encourages you and your loved ones to learn the ABC’s of water safety to help prevent these tragedies.

A is for Adult Supervision : It is important to have an adult who knows how to swim carefully watch any water activity. Having more than one person available who can swim is always encouraged. Always keep a phone nearby to call 9-1-1.

B is for Barriers : In addition to adult supervision, you should install and maintain proper fencing around the pool and spa to isolate swimming areas from other areas of the home. Use multiple layers of protection including fences, gate/door alarms, and pool safety covers.

C is for Classes : Swimming lessons, first aid, and CPR classes can help you be better prepared in the event of an emergency. Do not rely on swimming aids like water wings, rafts or noodles for safety. Inform your children the dangers of improper water play and set guidelines and safety rules. Always keep a phone nearby to call 9-1-1.

Never leave children unattended around the water. Looking away for just a few seconds could result in a tragedy.

Please take two minutes to watch this important message from Dr. Michael Mesisca , medical director at of the emergency department at Riverside University Health System—Medical Center in Moreno Valley.

Please visit for more information about water safety.
Moreno Valley at Work
The City of Moreno Valley is working hard for you.

Moreno Valley at Work is a Weekly Summary of Good News from the City Where Dreams Soar to let residents know about all the great things going on at the City.

From road improvement projects to opportunities to learn how help first responders during a disaster to the latest restaurant openings, make sure you get the good news delivered right to you inbox every Friday.

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