Morgan Hill Family Music Fest | For over 20 years, one of Morgan Hill’s most popular Independence Day events has been the downtown street dance on the evening of July 3.
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Morgan Hill’s Downtown

For over 20 years, one of Morgan Hill’s most popular Independence Day events has been the downtown street dance on the evening of July 3. The dance starts after the Patriotic Sing, which will be held at Morgan Hill’s Downtown Amphitheater, and for many people, it marks the beginning of Morgan Hill’s 4th of July celebrations. Join us for a fun-filled evening of live music and dancing, food and drinks.


17000 Monterey Road Morgan Hill, CA 95037


Morgan Hill residents are fortunate to enjoy freedom, amber waves of grain, fruited plains, and an Independence Day celebration that has taken place since 1876.

Whether its hearing “The Stars and Stripes Forever” while watching the fireworks or turning up the radio during the traditional family BBQ, music is an essential part of how Americans celebrate Independence Day. Each year we bring some of Morgan Hill’s best bands to perform at the Family Street Dance.

For the last 23 years, the Family Street Dance chairman, Dennis Dal Poggetto, along with co-chair, Manny Padilla, have organized this fantastic event. This event could not take place without the help and dedication from the following Volunteer Coordinators; Kimberlee Boggiano is the overall volunteer coordinator for 50-60 volunteers, Steve Padilla – Beverages, Kim Moyano – Tickets, Matt Bowen – Logistics, Bill Carlson – Food Vendors, Brittany Sherman – VIP Tent.  Thanks to these volunteers who help pull this complicated and amazing event together for our enjoyment.

A local music scene favorite, Janel and the Heist is a dance and party band playing top 40 from the last 30 years. We’ve played corporate gigs for Walmart and Coca Cola, benefits for Harvest Food Bank, Save the Music, Focus Foundation, private parties and nightclubs throughout the Bay Area. The band always packs the house with energy and passion. Janel Tan – Lead Vocals Janel was a top 75 contestant on Season 13 of American Idol. Her big, soulful voice will blow you away, then she’ll knock you out with her stylish interpretations of today’s top female performers. Shane McLaughlin – Lead Vocals, Keyboards, Guitar.  Anthony Thue – Lead Vocals, Lead Guitar John Avilla – Background Vocals, Bass Guitar. Steve Giorgi – Drumming Icon .

There is a beer and wine grotto tent where beverages are available for purchase.


The beer and wine sales is one of our limited fundraising opportunities to support the free Freedom Fest Events, which include the parade, car show, patriotic sing, music fest and fireworks. So, please help us support this event


Buy beverages and drink responsibly!

The Morgan Hill Freedom Fest committee thanks you for your continued support and wishes you a fun-filled, safe and rockin’ holiday!



Please help us continue our patriotic Morgan Hill July 4th tradition by taking a moment to show your support by visiting our sponsor’s website or establishment.

Bill Jacobson Trucking • Book Smart • Central Coast Restaurants – Jack in the Box • Commonwealth Central Credit Union • “Donna and Don Cowan, Intero Real Estate” • “Ford Store Morgan Hill, The” Fritter Schulz & Conlon Physical Therapy • Honda of Morgan Hill • Johnson Lumber and Garden Center • La Quinta Inn • Morgan Hill Animal Hospital • RNP Investment Advisory Services • Silicon Valley Veterinary Specialists South Bay Cardiovascular Center • Trader Joe’s • Uesugi Farms (On the Road Again: Rep) • Walmart • Advanced Auto Body • Allstate Insurance-Maureen Harris • Anritsu • Aurum Consulting Engineers • California Colors Growers • Chase VP • Christopher Ranch • Coyote Land Management Services • Creative Manufacturing Solutions • Dana Ditmore • Depot Station by City Ventures Residences • Dividend Homes • “Gar N. Chan, DDS, Inc.” • George Chiala Farms • Golden Eagle Mortgage • Gracie Barra – Morgan Hill • Gryphon Financial Group • HMH Engineering • Industrial Welding Solutions • “Ira B. Marshall, RIA” • “Kawamoto, Weil & Co. ” • Kelly Moore Paints • Latala Homes • Liberty Bank • LPL Financial • McDonalds • MH Engineering • Mission Bell • Monterey Bay Farms • Morgan Hill Life • NorCal Fire • NorCal Kenworth – Morgan Hill • Paramit Corporation • PG&E • Realty World • Rene Spring – Morgan Hill City Council Member • Rosso’s Furniture • Sakata Seeds • Shelton Pipe • Silicon Valley Clean Energy • Situs Law • “Smith Commercial Management, Inc.” • “Taco Bell (Tambro, Inc)” • Technology Credit Union (TCU) • Tencate Advanced Composites • “van Keulen, Craig” • Vila Monte • Weston-Miles Architects • Alaro Cellars • Church Creek Vineyards • DP Construction • D.R. Domenichini Construction • Firato Janitorial • Fortino Winery • Guglielmo Winery • GVA • Jet Electric • Huntington Station • Ladera Grill • M & H Tavern • Martin Ranch • Miramar Vineyards • Moggia Events • Morgan Hill Cellars • Murphys Mercantile • Odeum • Prova • Rosy’s at the Beach • Cochrane Storage • GMH Today • KBAY Radio 94.5 FM • Morgan Hill Times • Morgan Hill Grange Hall • prxy • Recology South Valley • DGDG (Del Grande Dealer Group) • Santa Clara County • Serrano Electric • “Morgan Hill Youth Sports Alliance, Inc.” • City of Morgan Hill • Bill Jacobson Trucking • Auto Magic Professionals • Barrios Upholstery • Beach Hut Deli •Cecelia’s Closet & Food Pantry • Coldwell Banker • Country Automotive • Edward Boss Prado Foundation • Fred’s European-Asian Auto • George’s Auto Service & Transmission • Grant’s Garage • Lawson’s Bakery • Licari Manufacturing / Brunshwiler • Live Oak Veterinary Hospital • Make It Mine • Marty’s Chop Shop • Morgan Hill Wine & Cigar Shop • Napa Auto Parts • On The Road Again • Parktown Pizza • Patti’s Perfect Pantry • “Ponzini Community Garage, Inc.” • RV Restore and Repair • State Farm – Andrew Edwards • Thinker Toys • Top Notch Tunes • Valle Del Sur •