Spirit of Riverside


Fourth of July Patriotic City Celebration Week

June 29 - July 4


Residents are encouraged to celebrate Independence Day in a variety of ways beginning June 29-July 4.


Show Your Spirit

  • Decorate Your Space & Share #SpiritofRiverside
  • Does your neighborhood and/or family have any 4th of July traditions? Share and tag using #SpiritofRiverside
  • What is your definition of the Spirit of Riverside? Tag it using #SpiritofRiverside
  • Show Your Spirit Instagram Contest: Post an image of your festive outdoor décor. Add #SpirtofRiverside to your caption to enter. To qualify, your profile must be public and you must follow @CityofRiverside and @RivParks. Check @RivParks Instagram for complete details.

Share Your Musical Talents!

  • Participate in our National Anthem Singing Collage performed by various residents (youth/adults/seniors) and broadcasted on RiversideTV and on our social media platforms.
    • Join in and show your spirit this 4th of July by participating in our National Anthem sing along. Simply record yourself singing or playing an instrument, along to Apryle Dalmacio's original recording. Watch City of Riverside's social media channels for the collaboration to be shown on the 4th of July as part of our week events.
    • Please submit your music to: Stephanie Gallegos at [email protected].
    • Please submit your file by Tuesday, June 30, 2020.




Show Your Spirit by Participating in the “Spirit of Giving Week"

Act of Service Day
Monday 6/29

  • Help your neighbor, stranger, or just someone in need. We are looking for pictures, stories, or highlights of the day where we celebrate the joy of giving back to our community and lending a helping hand.
  • Share your good-spirited deed with #SpiritofRiverside

Food Drive Collaborative
Tuesday 6/30

  • Love Riverside and PRCSD will host a collaborative effort to collect food for local Riverside pantries. Nonperishable items and gift cards will be excepted. Please join us in the spirit of giving!
  • 9am - 11am
  • Hunt Park, 4015 Jackson St.

Blood Drive
Wednesday 7/1

  • Donate blood to those in need through a drive-through blood donation event.
  • 8am to 6pm
  • Orange Terrace Park, 20010 Orange Terrace Pkwy


Food Distribution for Neighbors in Need
Wednesday 7/1

  • La Sierra Senior Center, La Sierra University Church and Feeding America are working together to distribute dry food commodities to the community as a part of The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP). This service is available to anyone who qualifies under the TEFAP Income Guidelines.
  • 8am to 10:30am
  • La Sierra University Church, 4937 Sierra Vista Ave.

Food Distribution for Neighbors in Need
Wednesday 7/1

  • Project B.R.I.D.G.E. hosts a weekly food distribution for families in need. Donations are also welcomed. Please contact Ron DelCid at 951-237-3678 for more information.
  • 10am to 12pm (*as supplies last)
  • Bordwell Park, 2008 Martin Luther King Blvd.

Student Backpack Supply Drive with Harvest Christian Fellowship
Thursday 7/2

  • Collection of backpacks filled with paper, pencils, pens, binders, glue, crayons. Can be a complete backpack or individual supplies.
  • 9am - 2pm
  • Location: Harvest Christian Fellowship Parking Lot, 6115 Arlington Ave 92504


What Do You Love About Riverside Parks?
Friday 7/3

  • Riverside parks are beautiful and designed for all ages to enjoy! Share what you love about Riverside parks and make sure to tag #SpiritofRiverside

Bike with the Mayor

  • This event has been CANCELED
  • Join Mayor Bailey as we celebrate Independence Day with a ride through our beautiful city! Prizes will be awarded! (Most patriotic family and best decorated bike).