July 4th Fireworks Show - Canyon Lake, CA

The Canyon Lake POA is proud to have the opportunity to celebrate America with our traditional spectacular fireworks show on July 4th. Residents and visitors are urged to maintain appropriate social distancing and be mindful of those around you.

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. 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 residents who live on Longhorn Drive 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

Following closures will occur at 2 p.m.

  • Longhorn Drive from Strawberry Lane to Happy Camp will only be accessible by 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.

Following closures will occur at 5 p.m.
Roads may only be accessed by residents who reside on them, their guests (must have guest pass), or emergency vehicles

  • Blackhorse Drive
  • Sorrel Lane

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
  • Longhorn Drive (from Strawberry Lane to Happy Camp)
  • No parking on Main, North or Longhorn causeways


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

Boating on July 4

On July 4, no riders may be towed from any vessel on the main lake after 12 p.m. Skippers Island and its dock are closed Wednesday, July 1 through Sunday, July 5. 

Gas Dock

The gas dock will have intermittent closures throughout the day on July 4 and will  close for the night at 4 p.m.  

Community Access Information

  1. Gate Access & Guards

The Canyon Lake POA will be heavily focused on managing community access during the holiday weekend. 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.

While the state suggests that it is best to stay connected with friends and family through phone and video calls, residents may still be interested in having friends and family visit for the holiday. If you do have family or friends visit that don’t live in your home consider taking the following steps to keep everyone safe, like:

  • Keep at least 6 feet between yourself and others, even when you wear a face covering
  • Visit outdoors instead of indoors when possible
  • Wear a face covering or cloth mask
  • Wash your hands often
  • Clean and disinfect commonly-touched surfaces

Guest Access Reminders

  • Reminder Use Guest ePasses
    Those inviting guests into the community are encouraged to utilize the e-pass service. 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.  Members can log into their dwellingLIVE account online or through the mobile app and email their guest a pass. 
  • 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.

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

Parks & Beaches

Park and beach hours will be 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. on July 4th only.There are no reservations this year. All parks are first come, first served. 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 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Open swim sessions will be at 7:30 a.m., 10 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 3 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Sign-up for pool sessions online at www.clpoa.com/swimming. The pool will close promptly at 7:30 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.