July 4th Fireworks Show - Canyon Lake, CA

July 4th is one of the Canyon Lake's busiest holidays! The population soars by thousands as residents host parties and barbecues all throughout the community. Plus, Canyon Lake has arguably the best fireworks show in the entire county of Riverside which makes it an even more attractive destination for our residents and their guests.

About the Fireworks Show

The fireworks show begins at approximately 9 p.m. and they are launched from Skipper’s Island. Spectators can tune into 99.9 FM to hear music synchronized to the fireworks show from anywhere around the lake. From the Lodge patio area, Mike Shroyer of Good Time Entertainment will also be playing music leading up to the show, including a live performance of the American Anthem right before the show. 

Download July 4th Information Booklet


  1. Guest Passes & Information
  2. Gate Access & Guards

Guest ePasses

Those inviting guests into the community are encouraged to utilize the e-pass service. Members can log into their dwellingLIVE account online or through the mobile app and email their guest a pass. Guests can print the pass ahead of time, or the gate attendant can scan the pass on their smart phone. Guests will still need to provide their valid driver’s license along with the e-pass. For guests who did not print the pass, the gate attendant will issue a parking pass which will need to displayed on the dashboard during their visit. 

Pre-Printed Guest Passes

Those inviting guests into the community are encouraged to request pre-printed guest passes. Members can get pre-printed passes by submitting a list to the Canyon Lake POA's Member Services office. Complete the form online or provide a list to Member Services that includes; tract-lot number, date of visit, date of departure, member contact phone number, driver’s first and last name (as it appears on their license). Remember to put your request for pre-printed passes in at least one week before the holiday.

Information For Your Guests

It is important to remind your guests that they must have a valid driver’s license in their possession when entering the community. Also, advise your guests to know your address, this will help the Community Patrol verify their information quicker at the gates.


  1. Before The Show
  2. After The Show
  3. traffic map

Launch Ramps

Beginning at 12 p.m. on July 4 per the Fire Marshal there is No Parking or viewing on any launch ramps or roads leading to launch ramp.

Happy Camp

At 2 p.m., Longhorn Drive will close at Strawberry Lane to Happy Camp. Only Longhorn Drive residents past Strawberry Lane, guests at Happy Camp, or emergency vehicles may pass. Guests should be prepared to show their guest passes with their host’s address, or camping pass if they are staying at Happy Camp. All traffic (including pedestrian traffic) to Happy Camp is stopped at 8:30 p.m.

Road Closures

The following closures will occur at 8:30 p.m., 30 minutes before the show:

  • Lighthouse Drive at Vacation Drive to the Lodge
  • Canyon Club Drive at Canyon Lake Drive North
  • Main Causeway from Village Way Drive to Vacation Drive
  • Blue Teal Drive will close once causeway is closed
  • No parking on Main, North or Longhorn causeways


  1. Lake Reminders
  2. During Fireworks Show
  3. Boat Registration

Boating on July 4

After 12 p.m. there will be no towing on the main lake, and City Code Enforcement along with Marine Patrol will hold boats 450 feet from Skippers Island.

Skippers Island

Skippers Island is closed Sunday, June 30 through Friday, July 5. 

Gas Dock

The gas dock will close at 4 p.m. on July 4. 

Taking Responsibility

Residents are reminded the prime member is responsible for the actions of his or her family, guests, renters and lessees, this also includes any citations. Prime members are responsible to know the Canyon Lake POA's Rules & Regulations and are asked to be respectful of those in authority who are trying to enforce those rules and safety for everyone. The Canyon Lake POA and City of Canyon Lake ask that everyone cooperate with those in authority to help ensure a safe holiday. The personal safety and enjoyment of all residents and guests is top priority, and strict enforcement of the law will be applied throughout the weekend.

Please be safe during the busy holiday and watch for neighbors, families, children, pets, etc. on the streets both before and after the show.

July 4th Canyon Lake POA Modified Hours

Canyon Lake POA Office

The Canyon Lake POA Office (including Member Services) will be closed on Thursday, July 4. Regular hours will resume on Friday, July 6.

Parks & Beaches

Park and beach hours will be 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. on July 4th only. All picnic tables at Holiday Harbor will have been reserved through a lottery system. However, the remainder of Holiday Harbor is available to residents on a first-come basis – portable tables, chairs, and canopies are acceptable. Please note, that any personal items left at parks or beaches before/after park hours will be left at your own risk.


The pool will have modified hours from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. and all activities at the pool are canceled for the day. The pool will close promptly at 8 p.m. for the fireworks show, no one will be allowed in the pool deck area. Although the pool will be closed, spectators are welcome to watch the fireworks from Sunset Beach and the walkway around the pool, as well as other waterfront parks that have a view toward Skipper’s Island in the main lake. DJ Mike will be playing music one hour before the fireworks show from the pool deck.