As part of celebrating its 125th year, the City of Lake Elsinore is planning its biggest and best 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular over the lake, offering residents and visitors a 30-minute pyrotechnic display with more than 1,600 fireworks.

To host its grandiose Fireworks Spectacular, the City received an unexpected boost from community supporter, Li Li, and Mebo Property Development, LLC who made a generous donation of $17,000 to increase and expand the show. The additional funding will be used to extend the show to approximately 30 minutes in length and to include twice as many fireworks as originally planned. The fireworks will be launched from the T-peninsula on the south side of the lake beginning at 9:00 p.m. The fireworks show will be paired with a Sky Concert, in which, it will be synchronized to KOLA’s Radio Station (99.9 FM) starting at 9:00 p.m.

“We wanted to bring happiness to the residents and encourage outside visitors to experience the beauty of Lake Elsinore,” said Brian Lam, project director with Mebo. The company is currently considering the development of a lake front project in the City. Lin continued, “we want to help elevate the image of this community and make it the best it can be for residents and businesses.”  

In total, the fireworks show will cost $50,000, of which, $17,000 will be funded by the donation. The Fireworks Spectacular show is free and can be viewed by boat or shoreline. Free public viewing locations include Lakepoint Park, Elm Grove Beach, Davis Fishing Beach, Whiskers Fishing Beach, Storm Stadium Parking Lot, Serenity Park, McVicker Park and a portion of the levee system. Paid viewing is available at the local campgrounds including the new La Laguna Resort & Boat Launch on the north end of the lake. Residents and visitors can find these beaches and facilities on the City’s Lake Map.

To view by boat, boaters must purchase an additional nighttime lake pass for $10 to remain on the lake after sunset. The passes are limited to 350 boats and can be purchased from qualifying commercial boat launch facilities. Following the show, all boats must be off of the lake by 10:00 p.m. Additional information can be found at including a Boater Information Flyer and Safety Inspection Checklist.

“There’s no better way to celebrate the long Independence Day weekend than with friends and family barbequing, boating and enjoying the outdoors,” said Mayor Bob Magee. “We urge our local residents and guests to spend the weekend with us watching an amazing fireworks display above our beautiful lake and enjoying the many recreational and action sports activities offered within the City.”

The City of Lake Elsinore offers a variety of recreational activities including boating, personal water craft rentals, paddle boarding, kayak rentals, motocross, camping, hiking, fishing, skydiving, golfing and much more. Lodging options include camping and hotel accommodations. Last year, the City unveiled its new La Laguna Resort & Boat Launch offering six boat ramps and ample pull through parking.

Also, Saturday, July 6 is Free Fishing Day in California. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife offers two Free Fishing Days each year. On these days, you can fish without a sport fishing license. The other free fishing day this year will be September 7.