July 4th Fireworks Show
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.
GUEST ACCESS TIPS & REMINDERS
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.
The Canyon Lake POA will be heavily focused on managing guest access during this busy holiday. Community Patrol will have extra staff on hand at all three gates to help move the flow of traffic through the gates as quickly as possible. All gates will have additional staff walking the line to assist guests with accessing the community.
At the Main and East gates the RFID lane will be open to residents with RFID transponder and residents with vehicle decal. The other two lanes at these gates will be open for guests or residents. Both lanes at North Gate will be for guests or residents.
ROAD CLOSURES & TRAFFIC NOTICES
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.
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.
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
Below are reminders to help make exiting Holiday Harbor and Lodge areas easier. Community Patrol will be directing vehicles to the quickest community exit, please keep in mind this could be in an alternate direction of your desired exit. Pedestrian traffic will be given priority along Canyon Club Drive and the Main Causeway in the first 30 minutes after the show.
Village Way Drive - Vehicles (including golf carts) exiting Village Way Drive after the fireworks show will only be able to turn right onto Canyon Lake Drive South.
Exiting the Lodge - Vehicles (including golf carts) will be required to exit onto Lighthouse Drive. From Lighthouse Drive, vehicles may turn left or right onto Vacation Drive.
Vacation Drive Stop Sign - At the stop sign corner of Vacation Drive and Canyon Lake Drive North, vehicles exiting the show will only be able to make a left turn onto Canyon Lake Drive towards the East Gate.
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 is closed Sunday, June 30 through Friday, July 5.
The gas dock will close at 4 p.m. on July 4.
Boats must maintain a safe distance from Skippers Island during the fireworks. If you are boating, please pay attention to the temporary red buoys with lights around Skippers Island. City Code Enforcement along with Marine Patrol will hold boats 450 feet from the buoys. The firework show will not begin unless all boats are within a safe distance from Skippers Island and the on-site Fire Marshal announces “All Clear”.
Unregistered boats are not permitted on the lake. Marine Patrol will be verifying boats for current registration at all launch ramps. Unregistered boats are subject to a $500 citation. Those who need to have a safety inspection completed on their boats in order to register them should call Marine Patrol at 951.244.6841 x415 to schedule an appointment.
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.