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The 59th Annual Independence Day Festival at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido is back!

Join us on July 4th for an unforgettable Independence Day celebration in Grape Day Park. Immerse yourself in live performances by celebrated artists, indulge in delicious offerings from local food trucks, satisfy your thirst with local craft beers and spirits, explore the artisan market, enjoy exciting games and activities for all ages, and get ready for a spectacular fireworks display that lights up the night sky. This year we are excited to announce we will be extending the festival to a 4-day concert series, for FREE! Starting July 4th our lineup includes the dynamic sounds of Daring Greatly, Ian Moore, the Navy Band Southwest 32nd Street Brass Band, SambaDa, SM Famillia, E.N Young, and MohaviSoul! Don’t miss this incredible festival marking our nation’s independence in style!


Daring Greatly

Thursday, July 4th | 5:00pm-6:00pm

Daring Greatly, a heartfelt rock ensemble, came into being in 2014 from the vibrant scene of Calgary, Alberta. Founded by the Croome brothers, Patrick and Liam, along with percussionist Brayden Tario, the group’s origin story is marked by a profound connection to their Canadian heritage. Following a journey of exploration, the band’s path led them across many landscapes before finding their musical haven in the fine city of San Diego. Over eight transformative years, they’ve artfully crafted albums that embrace their Canadian roots, while intricately weaving together a tapestry of American Rock and Country influences, resulting in a truly unique and captivating soundscape.


Ian Moore

Thursday, July 4th | 6:15pm-7:30pm

Ian is a triple threat and an artist’s artist. He came up in Austin, mentored by the greats. Stevie Ray Vaughan famously gave him his first guitar, and you can hear the lineage in his fingers, but then you hear that voice…” I was obsessed with the soul singers as a kid,” he says, and you can hear those influences in his silky falsetto and his soulful phrasing. Spin magazine described him as a cross between Aaron Neville and Jimi Hendrix, and that duality sets him apart from so many other guitarists. There is a sensitivity within his fire and an efficiency in his play-style that comes from years of sharing stages with Willie Nelson, Albert King, Jimmie Vaughan, Albert Collins, Doug Sahm, and many others while still in his teens and early twenties.


Navy Band Southwest 32nd Street Brass Band

Thursday, July 4th | 8:00pm-9:00pm

Incorporating the sounds of jazz, funk, dixieland, R&B, and pop, “32nd Street Brass Band” focuses on the intersection of traditional and modern brass band styles. This unique instrumentation of horns, vocals, and rhythm players allows the brass band to access a wide range of venues, engaging with audiences of all ages!


Fireworks Display

Thursday, July 4th | 9:05pm-9:20pm

As the night draws to a close, we invite you to stay for a spectacular finale. Prepare to be amazed by a dazzling fireworks display that will light up the sky, filling the night with brilliant colors and stunning patterns. This breathtaking show is our way of celebrating the spirit of Independence Day with our community. Join us for an unforgettable ending to a day of fun, music, and patriotic pride!


This free community event was made possible by our generous Sponsors: California Center for the Arts, Escondido Charitable Trust, County of San Diego, Design Moe Kitchen and Bath, Fridas Street Tacos, Four Tunas Fish and Bar, Prebys Foundation, WESTAF, San Diego Foundation

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