This Saturday, July 2, 2022 from 5-9:30pm, The Downtown Arcadia Improvement Association will be bringing back fireworks to Arcadia and the Patriotic Festival on First Avenue, south of Huntington Drive.

I have been serving on the DAIA since 2014. I was a founding member and I'm proud that we have been able to bring a celebration of Independence Day back to Arcadia!

It was the dream of former Mayor of Arcadia, Peter Amundson, to bring back fireworks to Arcadia, and due to his hard work, dedication and financial support, we again have fireworks in Arcadia! I have been working tirelessly with Peter on these events since the beginning. We hope all of you come out and enjoy the show!

Patriotic Festival & Fireworks
Arcadia Performing Arts Foundation Lounge and Stage. Mt. Lowe Beer. Vendome Wine. Food & Vendor Booths.
FREE Fun For Kids. Water Balloon Park. Neighborhood Music School Stage.
Saturday, July 2, 2022
5:00 PM – 9:30 PM
First Ave. in Downtown Arcadia between Huntington Dr. to Diamond St.

  • 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 and lots of patriotic and summer-themed fun
  • 5:30pm Mini Parade with Arcadia High Pep Band and community groups. Huntington Dr. to First Avenue Middle School
  • 5:45pm - 8:30pm Neighborhood Music School Performers
  • 5:00 pm - 8pm  Arcadia Performing Arts Foundation (APAF) Lounge Entertainment Featuring Roger Espinoza
  • 7:00 pm BIG GIVE AWAY at the First Avenue Middle School Stage
  • 7:30pm - 9pm  The Alumni Band performs with Arcadia High School Students at the APAF First Avenue Middle School Stage
  • 9:00 pm  Announcements and Fire Works at First Avenue Middle School Stage
Old School Jams with New School
Arcadia Performing Arts Foundation Stage at First Avenue Middle School
Arcadia High School horn players will join The Alumni Band, a veteran rock and roll band, all graduates of Arcadia High School in the early 1970's. 

Neighborhood Music School Stage
Don't miss the kid rock band and the talented crew from Neighborhood Music School. Their stage will be located at 25 South First Ave. 

Arcadia Performing Arts Foundation Entertainment Lounge will be located at 200 South First Avenue.

Featuring World Guitarist Roger Espinoza!
Nicaraguan born Roger Espinoza is 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.

Mt. Lowe Beer and Vendome Wine will be available for purchase in the Entertainment Lounge. 

Downtown Arcadia is giving away some awesome prizes at the Patriotic Festival! 
  • 4 Bikes from REI donated by Martin Gandell, President of the Downtown Arcadia Improvement Association
  • 2 Dodger tickets for August 7 vs. San Diego behind home plate. Includes parking. Tickets and parking donated by Steven Rhee from Re/Max Commercial
  • One night stay at Le Meridien with valet parking

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

Enter to win at link/button below then...
YOU MUST CHECK IN at the event between 5:30pm and 6:30pm at the Downtown Arcadia booth located at First Ave. and California St. to get your official ticket for the BIG Give Away.

One entry per person. Prizes are not transferable and cannot be substituted or redeemed for cash.
Winners will be chosen at random at 7pm at First Avenue Middle School Stage.
Make sure you have entered to win at
April A. Verlato
Council Member
City of Arcadia