July 4th Fireworks Show - Canyon Lake, CA

4th of July is one of our biggest and most anticipated events of the year. Our fireworks show is one of the best shows in the area. You can enjoy the show from many of the beaches and parks around the community, but some of the best spots are Happy Camp, Holiday Harbor, and Sunset Beach.

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.

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  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 6 p.m.
Roads may only be accessed by residents who reside on them, their guests (including residents who do not live on these streets), or emergency vehicles. Guests must be able to present a valid guest pass with their host’s address.

  • 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
  2. Guest Passes & Information

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.

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.


On July 4, open swim hours at the pool are 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. The pool will close promptly at 8 p.m. for the fireworks show, no one will be allowed in the pool deck area.

Canyon Lake POA Office

The Canyon Lake POA office (including Member Services) is closed on Monday, July 5 in observation of the holiday. Regular hours resume on Tuesday, July 6.