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2014 Orange County
4th of July Festivities

** Due to possible last minute changes to times & locations to the events below, we encourage you to click on the link of the event holder (or contact the host city) to get the most updated information.

Anaheim Hills Balboa
Brea Cypress
Dana Point Fullerton
Huntington Beach
Irvine Laguna Hills
Laguna Niguel La Palma
La Habra
Lake Forest Los Alamitos
Mission Viejo Newport Beach
San Clemente San Juan Capistrano
Santa Ana Tustin
Villa Park Yorba Linda
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Anaheim Hills

Canyon Hills Community Council’s Annual Fourth of July Celebration
Friday, July 4, 2014

Food, game booths and entertainment. The spectacular fireworks display at Peralta Park begins at 9:00 p.m.

Other events include a 5/10 K run, a pancake breakfast, patriotic concert, ice cream social, parade, food and gamres and the Yankee Doodle Dog Show.

LOCATION:
Various Locations in Anaheim

Balboa

Balboa Peninsula-Newport Bay July 4 Fireworks & Parade Cruises
Friday, July 4, 2014

Cruise in the July 4 boat parade at 1 pm or 4 pm. Cruises view the parade and all the excitement in the bay and then tour along the beautiful Newport Beach coastline soaking up the afternoon sunshine. Or choose the fireworks extravaganza departing at 7 pm which tours the bay and provides one of a kind fireworks experience.

INFORMATION:
Davey's Locker
949-673-1435

Brea

35th Annual Brea Country Fair
Friday, July 4, 2014

Day-long festivities begin with the Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast at 7 –11 a.m., followed by the Brea Ministerial Association morning service. The fair officially opens at 10 a.m. and free entertainment continues until 4 p.m.

• Live musical performances
• Kiddie Parade, Beautiful Baby and Bow Wow Contests
• Teen Fun Area and Little Kids Fun Area
• Pie Eating and Hula Hoop Contests
• Classic and Custom Car Show
• Market Place shopping area
• $2 swimming at the Plunge (for all ages)
• Reptacular Animals Reptile Show
• Other activities throughout the park include an antique car display, petting zoo, food and game booths, tours of the Brea Museum and Heritage Center and trolley tours of Olinda Oil Museum and Trail and much more.

LOCATION:
City Hall Park
401 S. Brea Blvd.
Brea, CA 92821

Cypress

Fireworks Celebration
Friday, July 4, 2014
4 pm

Food Court, Sponsor Booths, Entertainment, Fireworks, Kids Fun Zone.

Due to security regulations all adults must provide one of the following I.D.s: California Driver's License or California I.D or Military ID or Passport. Lawn chairs and blankets are encouraged. NO Alcohol Please! $5 event parking

LOCATION:
Held at Joint Forces Training Base, Los Alamitos 11200 Lexington Drive (enter at Lexington Gate, South of Katella Avenue).

$5 Event parking

INFORMATION:
714-229-6700

Dana Point

July 4th All American BBQ Buffet at Laguna Cliffs
Friday, July 4, 2014
5 - 8:30

Enjoy an the day with an American BBQ buffet, complete with live entertainment and a fireworks display you won't want to miss.

Some of the menu items include summer salads, grilled burgers, bbq chicken, ribs, gourmet macaroni and cheese, assorted desserts.

*Adults: $95.00, Children ages 6-12: $40.00
Price includes tax, gratuity and valet parking

LOCATION:
Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort and Spa
Vue Lawn and OverVue Deck
25135 Park Lantern
Dana Point

INFORMATION:
For Reservations please call 949-487-7516 or the Concierge at 949-487-7577

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Independence Day Fireworks Extravaganza

Start out early in the morning if you’re planning an Independence Day celebration at Doheny State Beach as this is the busiest day of the year! Bring a radio and tune in to KSBR 88.5FM, look toward the skies over Doheny State Beach and experience this patriotic extravaganza with music!

Visitors from all over Southern California flock to Dana Point each year for this summer tradition. Local residents are encouraged to bike or walk to their favorite viewing spot to avoid the annual parking difficulties. FREE shuttle buses will make round trips from Dana Hills High School to Dana Point Harbor from 10:00 am to 11:30 pm (last shuttle leaves the harbor at 11:00 pm)

LOCATION:
Dana Point Harbor

INFORMATION:
For additional information, call (949) 248-3530

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4th of July Fireworks Cruises

Enjoy a unique evening of fun on the water, complete with a delicious BBQ buffet dinner and a live Fireworks demonstration sponsored by the city of Dana Point! One of the best fireworks displays on the coast.

LOCATION:
Dana Wharf Sportfishing
Dana Point Harbor

INFORMATION:
Make reservations online or call (949) 496-5794

Fullerton

Annual Community Fireworks Show and Festival
Friday, July 4, 2014
5 - 9:30 pm

Food, entertainment and fireworks!

There will be live music (by Soundbytes) and additional entertainment. NOMINAL FEES MAY APPLY for SOME activities (Approximately $2 to $4). Fireworks begin at 9 p.m. and last for approximately 20 minutes.

All food is reasonably priced, and is being offered by local charity organizations. No alcohol is served or allowed in the area. All coolers will be checked. No glass containers, no smoking, no umbrellas, and no pets.

LOCATION:
Fullerton High School Stadium
S/E Corner, Berkeley and Lemon

INFORMATION:
714-738-3167

Huntington Beach

4th of July Parade & Pier Festival
July 4-6, 2014

Three days of fun with live entertainment, exhibitors, food vendors and family activities.

On Friday the 4th, there will be a parade, 5K Run & Fitness Expo and fireworks over the ocean at 9 pm.

LOCATION:
check website for activity locations

Irvine

Celebrate the 4th of July at Pretend City!
July 3, 2014
10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Celebrate our nation’s birthday the child’s way! Before the fireworks light up the sky, visit Pretend City Children’s Museum a day early on July 3rd for Independence Day festivities that celebrate life, liberty, and the pursuit of fun!

Special events and activities of the day will include: Independence Day Parade; Uncle Sam and Lady Liberty Culture Kiosk; Sparkling Fireworks Smart Art; Up, Up, and Away Science.

LOCATION:
Pretend City Children’s Museum
29 Hubble
Irvine, CA 92618


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Concert On The Green and Firework Festival
July 4, 2014
Gates Open At 3:00pm

Featuring a Pyro Musical Sky Concert & Fireworks Extravaganza! Food Court, Live Music by the Derek Bordeaux Group, Games, Prizes, Bounce Houses for the kids and a Color Guard Presentation of the Colors presented by the Irvine Police Department.

LOCATION:
Irvine High School Stadium

TICKET INFORMATION:
ADULTS (14 and older) $14.00
SENIOR/CHILD (60+/13 and under) $9.00
(UNDER 2 FREE)
FAMILY TICKET (save up to $19.00!) 2 adults/up to 4 children $45.00 (advanced sales only)

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Pacific Symphony Concert presents: 'July 4 with Big Bad Voodoo Daddy'
July 4, 2014
8 pm

“America’s favorite big band” joins Pacific Symphony to resurrect the high-energy swing rhythms of the 1940s and ’50s. Big Bad Voodoo Daddy will have you snapping your fingers, tapping your toes and screaming for more as they perform songs from their multi-platinum records including “Go Daddy-O” and “Mr. Pinstripe Suit.” Also, Fourth-of-July traditions: patriotic favorites, a salute to the U.S. Armed Forces and a brilliant fireworks finale!

LOCATION:
Verizon Amphitheater
Irvine

INFORMATION:
714-755-5799

Laguna Hills

City of Laguna Hills Fourth of July Celebration
July 4, 2014
starts at 4 pm

Carnival rides and games, live music, patriotic crafts, and face painting will be a part of the celebration. Food, drink, and ride tickets will be available for purchase. Bring your lawn chairs and arrive earlty for a good spot to view fireworks around 9 pm. Free admission.

LOCATION:
25555 Alicia Parkway
Laguna Hills, CA 92653

INFORMATION:
(949) 707-2680

Laguna Niguel

4th of July all day celebration
July 4, 2014

Run in the Parks 7:30am 5K Run/Walk & 10K Run 9:30am Children’s Races

Pancake Breakfast 7:30 - 11 am, Hosted by the Laguna Niguel Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with the YMCA. $5 for breakfast

Concert 5:15-8pm Kick off your evening festivities with a live concert by Craig Colley and Undercover Live at Crown Valley community Park! After the concert, walk to the Regional Park to watch the Fireworks Spectacular (3/4 mi. walk each way). Bring flashlights and something to sit on in grass/dirt.

FIREWORKS LOCATION: Starts at 9 pm
LN Regional Park (Over the lake)
Limited parking inside the LNRP (fees apply) and on La Paz Road

INFORMATION:
949-425-5100

La Palma

Annual Run for Fun Event

A healthy way to kick off your Fourth of July Festivities! La Palma's Fitness Run for Fun is more than just another run: it's an opportunity to experience that small town/hometown sense of community. 5K/10K runs start at 7:30 am.

Yankee Doodle Dash & Family Fun Zone runs 8:30 - 10:30 a.m. The Yankee Doodle Dash is a non-competitive, 2/5 of a mile, run for kids, ages 2 to 12 years old. The Family Fun Zone has plenty to do for families of all ages including inflatable obstacle course, potato sack race and a tug-o-war match. Even the little ones will have fun with the patriotic arts and crafts.

The La Palma Kiwanis Club will also serve their annual Pancake Breakfast at 7:30

LOCATION:
La Palma Central Park
7821 Walker St

La Habra

Annual 4th of July Spectacular
Friday, July 4th
Gates open at 5:00 pm, fireworks at 9:15

There will be a wide variety of food available for puchase from food trucks and vendors, as well as children's games and activities and live music by Soto.

Pre-sale wristbands are available for sale at the La Habra Community Center, 101 W. La Habra Blvd.

LOCATION:
La Habra High School
801 Highlander
La Habra, CA

INFORMATION:
562-383-4200

Lake Forest

Fourth of July Parade
July 4, 2014
parade start at 10 am

Independence Day Celebration Day of Events

Fourth of July Parade Starts at 10:00 am
Parade starts at the intersection of Toledo Way and Ridge Route and will travel along Lake Forest Boulevard turn on Serrano Rd, ending at Dayton Rd.

INFORMATION:
949-461-3450

Los Alamitos

Fireworks Celebration
July 4, 2014
Gates open at 4:00 pm, Fireworks begin at 9 pm

Free to attend, $5 Parking (cash)
Adults must have photo ID to enter

Food Court, Sponsor Booths and Kids Fun Zone. Lawn chairs and blankets are encouraged. No bleachers available this year. NO ALCOHOL please. Dogs, fireworks and motor homes prohibited.

Presented in cooperation with the cities of Los Alamitos, Cypress and Seal Beach, The Rossmoor Community Services District and the Joint Forces Training Base

LOCATION:
Joint Forces Training Base

Mission Viejo

The Mission Viejo Annual Street Faire and Fireworks Spectacular
July 4

Held yearly on Olympiad Road and in the area adjoining Lake Mission Viejo, this Faire provides a classic Fourth of July celebration for the city of Mission Viejo. Rides and games enhance an exciting carnival atmosphere for all ages. Local clubs and organizations set up booths for food, drink, crafts, gifts and games. Free entertainment includes music, dance and comedy for the enjoyment of children and adults alike, with performers drawn from local talent as well as professionals from outside the area. As would be expected for a Fourth of July Faire, the event climaxes at dusk in a spectacular fireworks display.

LOCATION:
Olympiad & Marquerite

INFORMATION:
949-830-7066

Newport Beach

Old Glory Boat Parade
Friday, July 4, 2014
1:00pm

Each year the Newport Beach Harbor becomes a festive delight as owners adorned their boats in red-white-&-blue decorations, balloons, streamers and waving flags that outline the skies as Sousa Marches and Anthems fill the air. Families and friends from near and far arrive at the bay front beaches and yacht clubs along the peninsula and the many islands, vying for the best spot to settle down and view the boat parade.

LOCATION:
Newport Harbor
Newport Beach, Ca


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Fireworks & Parade Cruises
July 4, 2014
1:00, 4:00 & 7:00 pm

Newport Landing will have 3 cruises for the 4th Of July including the Firework Spectacular evening cruise. Witness Newport Harbor as it is full of the Spirit of America.

INFORMATION:
For additional information or to make reservations call
949-675-0551

San Clemente

San Clemente Fireworks Show
Friday, July 4, 2014

At approximately 9:00 p.m. the City continues its annual tradition with a spectacular fireworks display from the Municipal Pier. Admission is free.

LOCATION:
San Clemente Pier

INFORMATION:
949-361-8264

San Juan Capistrano

San Juan Capistrano 4th of July Celebration
July 4, 2014
3-9 pm

Festivities begin at 3:00 p.m. with mechanical rides, bounce houses, activities for the kids, food, Orange County Birds of Prey exhibit, and a beer garden. A live band will perform live on stage at 6:00 p.m. While there is no cost to enter the park, tickets for rides and bounce houses may be purchased on site. The evening culminates with a spectacular choreographed fireworks show. Bring the entire family for a day of fun.

Street parking is available along Camino del Avion with additional parking in the Sports Park Complex. No personal fireworks or barbecues will be permitted. Bicyclists attending the event are asked to walk bikes through the grounds for the safety of everyone.

LOCATION:
The Sports Park
25925 Camino Del Avion.

INFORMATION:
949-493-5911

Santa Ana

Fourth of July at Centennial Park
Friday, July 4, 2014
4:00pm – 9:30pm

The city of Santa Ana will celebrate Independence Day fireworks at 9 p.m., live music, a kids' zone play area, food, and a History Walk.

City flyer

LOCATION:
Centennial Park
3000 W. Edinger Ave
Santa Ana, CA 92704

Tustin

Annual Fourth of July Celebration
July 4, 2014
6:30

Entertainment featuring 'Swing Cats', big band music. Starts at 6:30 P.M. Fireworks at 9:00 P.M. Pack a picnic & blanket - snack bar will sell drinks, snacks & BBQ. Stadium seating for those who arrive early!

LOCATION:
Tustin High School
1171 El Camino Real

INFORMATION:
714-573-3326

Yorba Linda

Annual Fourth of July Spectacular
July 4, 2014
5 - 9:30 pm

Family activities, DJ entertainment, food vendors and children's area at 5:00 pm and fireworks begin at 9 pm

LOCATION:
Veterans Park & Yorba Linda Middle School

INFORMATION:
714-961-7160

 

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