July 4th Fireworks Show

Canyon Lake has arguably the best fireworks show in the region. With the population soaring by thousands, July 4th is one of the busiest times of the year in Canyon Lake. Below are some important reminders that will help everyone have a fun and safe holiday this year!


The CLPOA's amazing fireworks show begins around dusk (approximately 9 p.m.) on July 4. The fireworks will be launched from Skipper’s Island by Pyro Spectacular. New this year, residents can tune to 99.9 FM to hear music that will sync to the fireworks show. 


Please direct your guests to use the community's Main or East gates as there will be three lanes open at both gates. The RFID lanes will be open for vehicles with RFID transponders and vehicles with decals. All other lanes will be open for visitors, this includes those with pre-printed guest passes. Please be sure to tell your guests to have a valid driver’s license ready to show the gate guard when entering the community. Also, advise your guests to arrive as early as possible to avoid delays.


Before the Show

Beginning at 2 p.m., Longhorn Drive will close at Strawberry Lane Drive to Happy Camp. Only residents of Longhorn Drive, guests at Happy Camp, or emergency vehicles can go through this area. All guests should be prepared to show their guest passes with their host’s address or camping pass. Please note, this also includes other Canyon Lake residents visiting your home. You will need to call these residents in so they can show a guest pass with your address on it.

The following streets will close at 8:30 p.m.:

  • Lighthouse Drive at Vacation Drive
  • Canyon Club Drive at Canyon Lake Drive
  • Main Causeway from Village Way Drive to Vacation Drive
  • Blue Teal Drive
  • No Parking on Main, North or Longhorn Causeways

After the Show

After the show, residents and guests leaving Holiday Harbor and Lodge areas will be directed to the quickest exit from the community by Community Patrol. 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. The following detours will be in place until traffic clears:

  • Village Way Drive - Vehicles exiting Village Way Drive after the fireworks show will only be able to turn right onto Canyon Lake Drive South.
  • Exiting the Lodge - Vehicles leaving the Lodge after the show will be required to exit onto Lighthouse Drive the first 30 minutes following the show. Once Canyon Club opens, vehicles will only be able to turn left over the causeway. Exiting 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.


Get Boats Registered!

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 Marine Patrol 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 before June 30.

During the Show

Boats must maintain a safe distance from Skippers Island during the fireworks. Boaters are asked to pay attention to the temporary red buoys around Skippers Island. Marine Patrol and City Code Enforcement will be instructing boaters to stay at least 200 feet back from the red buoys. The Fire Marshal will not allow the firework show to begin unless all boats and swimmers are a safe distance from Skippers Island.


CLPOA Office

The CLPOA's offices (including Member Services) will be closed on Wednesday, July 4 in observance of the holiday. 

Parks & Beaches

Parks and beaches will close at 10 p.m. on Tuesday, July 3. They will reopen at 6 a.m. on Wednesday, July 4. Personal items are not allowed to be left at any park after 10 p.m. Any personal items left at parks or beaches unsupervised will be at the owner’s own risk. All tables at Holiday Harbor have been reserved through a lottery system. The remainder of the park is available to whoever arrives first - residents are welcome to bring their own tables, chairs and/or canopies.

The Pool 

Open Swim Hours: 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.
After the pool is closed no one will be allowed in the pool deck area. As a reminder, to access the pool members must have a valid CLPOA ID card and be a member in good standing. Although the pool deck will be closed, spectators are welcome to watch the fireworks from the beach and walkway around the pool, as well as other waterfront parks that have a view toward Skipper’s Island in the Main Lake