A "Day in the Park," sponsored by the Agoura Hills Department of Community Services and the Oak Park Recreation Committee, begins with a tot parade at 10:45 a.m. (sign up by 10:30) at Chumash Park, 5550 Medea Valley Drive. Activities, which continue until 3 p.m., include food and game booths, train and pony rides, moon bounce, magic show, and karate and pom-pom demonstrations. Information: (818) 597-7361.
The Bill Elliot Swing Orchestra headlines the annual "All-American Celebration" music and fireworks show from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at Starlight Bowl, 1249 Lockheed View Drive. Grass seats are $5; others range from $10 to $20; parking is $2. Gates open for picnicking at 6 p.m. Information: (818) 525-3721.
Calabasas High School, 22855 W. Mulholland Highway, sponsors its third annual "Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular" from 7 to 9:45 p.m. The program includes music by the Jimmy McConnel Orchestra, a moon bounce, arts and crafts, food booths and fireworks. Admission is $6; tickets must be purchased in advance at De Anza Park or Calabasas Tennis and Swim Center. Information: (818) 880-6461.
Calabasas Tennis & Swim Center, 23400 Park Sorrento, holds a free "Fourth of July Summer Splash Party" with public swimming and tennis from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Other activities include games, a petting zoo, a disc jockey, Hawaiian dancers and a family-style barbecue. Information: (818) 222-2782.
A pyro-musical fireworks display begins at 8:30 p.m. at Castaic Lake Recreation Area, 32132 Ridge Route Road. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. Admission is $5 for walk-ins or $20 per vehicle. Information: (661) 257-4050.
The Crescenta Valley Chamber of Commerce presents its 12th annual fireworks display and celebration at Crescenta Valley High School, 4400 Ramsdell Ave. Gates open at 4 p.m. Activities include carnival rides, food booths and live music. Fireworks begin at 9:15 p.m. Admission is $7, free for children 5 and younger. Information: (818) 248-4957.
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The "Fourth of July 2000 Celebration at Hansen Dam" from 1 to 10 p.m. features free entertainment, food vendors and fireworks. The swimming beach will be open throughout the day. Musical entertainment includes a gospel ensemble, a mariachi band and the LAPD Police Concert Band. Fireworks begin at 9 p.m. Hansen Dam Recreation Area and twin lakes are at Foothill Boulevard and Osborne Street; use the Dronfield Avenue entrance on Osborne. Information: (818) 768-3708.
Gates open at 2 p.m. for the "Valley of the Stars and Stripes" celebration at Cal State Northridge, North Campus, corner of Devonshire Street and Zelzah Avenue. Activities include carnival rides, food booths, fireworks and musical entertainment, beginning at 3 p.m., by Michael James Rodgers, the Long Run and Right as Rain. Admission is $8 general, $5 for seniors and children; parking is $2. Information: (818) 368-3235.
The city's "Fourth of July Music Americana Show and Fireworks Spectacular" begins at 7:30 p.m. at Palmdale High School's Riewer Field, 20th Street East. The event includes entertainment by the Bytes, as well as a fireworks display at 9 p.m. Gates open at 6:30 p.m. Information: (661) 267-5611.
The "Free Fourth of July Spectacular" at Shepherd of the Hills Church, 19700 Rinaldi St., includes food, a USO-style musical revue and fireworks. Gates open at 4 p.m. Fireworks begin at nightfall. Information: (818) 831-9333.
A day of family fun and fireworks, sponsored by the San Fernando Recreation and Community Services Department, begins at 3 p.m. at San Fernando Recreation Park, 208 Park Ave. In addition to games, music and dancing, the Chico Band will headline a 6 p.m. concert. Fireworks begin at dusk. Information: (818) 898-1290.
Jugglers, strolling entertainers, clowns, face painters and live music start at 7 p.m. on a stage at Citrus Street and Magic Mountain Parkway, adjacent to Valencia Town Center, 24201 W. Valencia Blvd. Fireworks begin at 9:15 p.m. Admission is free. Call (661) 255-4965.
"The Fourth of July Picnic and Fireworks Spectacular," featuring live music, dancing, games and fireworks, begins at 5:30 p.m. at the CBS lot, 3024 Radford Ave. The Busboys, Al Stewart and Stephen Bishop headline the event, a fund-raiser for Olive Crest Homes and Services for Abused Children. Admission is $10 general, $5 for children. Information: (818) 655-5916.
The Rotary Club presents its annual Fourth of July parade from 10 a.m. to noon beginning on Foothill Boulevard at Mt. Gleason Avenue in Tujunga. Activities include the 12:30 p.m. opening of a time capsule buried 38 years ago at Sunland Park, 8640 Fenwick St., and a nighttime fireworks display at the Verdugo Hills High School football field, 10625 Plainview Ave. Gates open at 6 p.m. Information: (818) 353-7056.