July 4th BBQ
 for Members Only

Tickets are now available for AVBG members. To reserve your tickets email with your name, telephone number and the number of people in your vehicle. 

There are limited tickets available. Tickets are $25 per person, $10 for children 3 to 12 years old (Children 2 and under are free)

The City of Vista regretfully announces the cancellation of this year’s Independence Day Celebration because of a shortage of fireworks companies in the region. The pandemic significantly impacted the fireworks industry when those businesses suffered cancellations in 2020. Several could not recover and have gone out of business, leaving the region with fewer qualified fireworks companies. Those who have stayed open are booked for this year and cannot add more shows because of staffing shortages. Moving forward, City staff will present an agreement to the City Council with a company that will guarantee fireworks shows from 2024 through 2028. The City looks forward to the return of fireworks shows at Brengle Terrace Park on July 4, 2024.

The City of Vista recognizes that the Independence Day Celebration is a beloved tradition. It shares the disappointment of residents who look forward to this event every year. The Wave Waterpark will be open on July 4 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for a special Military, Fire, and Law Enforcement Day, where active or retired military, firefighters, and law enforcement personnel will receive free admission, while up to six of their dependents can purchase tickets for just $10 each.

“We hope that this early announcement of the fireworks cancellation will give residents plenty of time to make alternative plans for the holiday,” stated City Manager John Conley. “The Wave Waterpark will be open on July 4, as will all other City parks for residents and visitors to enjoy. Even without fireworks, our city’s parks are perfect for celebrating.”

For more information, call the Recreation & Community Services Department at (760) 639-6151.

Read the full post from the City of Vista’s website.


To reserve your space email with your name, telephone number and the number of people in your vehicle.

(Maximum 5 people per vehicle) There are limited tickets available. 

Tickets are $25 per person, $10 for children 3 to 12 years old. (Children 2 and under are free)

Once we receive your email we will notify you if tickets are available. Reservations will not be accepted over the phone.

You will pay for and pick up your Admission Tickets & Parking Pass at the AVBG Garden Shop. All payments must be received by June 24th or your ticket will be given to the next party.

(Please note AVBG will be closed June 25 and June 26 for the Highland Games)

Bring a picnic dinner, drinks, comfortable chairs, blankets, flashlights, and anything else you think of. See you there!

For questions email:


For more than 45 years, Vista’s Independence Day celebration has illuminated the night-time skies with one of the most spectacular fireworks displays.

– City of Vista