SANTA MONICA—The annual “Celebrate America” event in honor of Independence Day will take place at Santa Monica College on June 27 and will feature a fireworks show by Rialto-based Pyro Spectaculars.

The free event will include entertainment from The Derek Bordeaux Group who will play a mix of Motown classics, jazz, R&B as well as several Blues standards.

Gates open at 5 p.m. and the entertainment portion of the event will begin at 7 p.m. The fireworks show is planned to start at 9 p.m.

Several food trucks such as Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, Big King and Kettle Corn and Stuff will also be set up on Corsair Field.

Animals, alcohol, barbecues and chairs with pointed legs are prohibited.

For more information visit or call (310) 434-3001 for additional details.