Pre-Fourth of July celebrations in SoCal

ByElex Michaelson and Amy Powell via KABC logo
Friday, July 4, 2014
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More than 10,000 people came together in Moorpark to celebrate July 3, the city's annual tradition of kicking off Independence Day a day early.

MOORPARK and DOCKWEILER STATE BEACH, Calif. (KABC) -- From early fireworks to late-night bonfires, thousands across Southern California got a jump on celebrating the Fourth of July holiday.

At Moorpark, more than 10,000 people came together for the city's annual tradition of celebrating Independence Day a day early.

Meanwhile, visitors arrived early and settled down at Dockweiler State Beach to reserve a spot for bonfires. The beach, also a popular area for camping, had its RV Park fill up weeks ago.

Watch Elex Michaelson's report at Moorpark above and Amy Powell's report at Dockweiler State Beach below.