A Coastal 4th of July in Cambria
As one of California’s most impressive attractions, Highway 1 attracts visitors from around the world for its beautiful scenery and stunning vistas, but in 2017, a massive landslide devastated over a quarter-mile segment of this iconic coastal route, leaving it impossible to drive the 655-mile roadway in its entirety. While businesses are still welcoming tourists on both sides of what has been coined ‘Mud Creek,’ there is good news for those looking to experience the Highway 1 coastal route this year. Officials have confirmed that the Highway 1 re-opening is slated for mid-September!
Yet, with summer around the corner, there’s no need to wait until the fall to plan the perfect California coastal getaway. Summer on the Central Coast is something special, especially when you plan your visit around the 4th of July in Cambria. Stay at any of our family-owned and operated inns during the Independence Day celebrations and you can bet it’ll be a vacation to remember!
The community of Cambria may be small, but it’s plenty big on charm. Nowhere is that more evident than during the town’s spirited holiday celebrations. If you celebrate the 4th of July in Cambria, you can expect a day of old-fashioned fun at Shamel Park, complete with dancing, relay races, games, prizes, and plenty of activities the whole family will enjoy – all capped off by an impressive fireworks display!
The 4th of July in Cambria celebrations kick off at 11am with the Opening Ceremonies, followed by live music and kids games from 11:30-1:00pm. At 1:00pm, expect things to get lively, when the Waiter and Waitress Balancing Tray Relay Race starts, followed by Linn’s Messy Pie Eating Contest at 2:00pm, and a raffle drawing at 3:00pm. Live music sets the tone from 3:15-4:00pm, concluding with a fabulous fireworks show later that evening.
No need to wait until Fall to experience the perfect coastal California getaway. Our top-rated oceanfront hotels are situated along Moonstone Beach Drive, conveniently located right where the 4th of July trolley will be picking up and dropping off for Cambria’s downtown celebrations.
Join us for 4th of July in Cambria and don’t be surprised if our small town charm and patriotic celebrations are the highlight of your summer!