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2016 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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Dancing Under the Fireworks - Anaheim
Saturday, July 2, 2016

Spectacular Events has reserved the West Wing and outdoor garden of the Anaheim White House Restaurant for this special rotational dinner-dance. Have fun meeting new single friends as men change tables for each course (non-rotational tables available for couples). Dance inside the beautiful West Wing Ballroom or outside under the stars while viewing Disneyland's Spectacular Firework Show! Seating is limited to 300 and there will be a variety of music by popular DJ Larry.

DINNER, "Stars & Stripes" mixer game & DANCE: (6pm-midnight)
$44 by June 2; $49 after June 2; $55 at door
DANCE ONLY: (8pm-midnight)
$25 prepaid or $35 at door (includes Disney firework show)

Free parking on the street or $5 valet parking. Prepaid tickets will be held at the door in alphabetical order. Although tickets are non-refundable, you may transfer your ticket to a friend if you call in the name change at least 24 hours prior. Tickets may not be transferred to another event.

Anaheim White House Restaurant
887 South Anaheim Boulevard
Anaheim, CA

For prepaid discount tickets, call 714/622-4977 or pay online.
Questions?? Contact by email

Anaheim Hills

Canyon Hills Community Council's Annual Fourth of July Celebration
Monday, July 4, 2016
all day events

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, games and the Yankee Doodle Dog Show.

Canyon High School & Peralta Park in Anaheim Hills, California


Balboa Peninsula-Newport Bay July 4 Fireworks & Parade Cruises
July 4, 2016

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.

2 1/2 hour daytime cruise times - 1:00pm to 3:30pm & 4:00pm to 6:30pm. Night time fireworks cruise will run 7:00pm to 9:30pm.

For additional information or to make reservations call
(949) 673-1489


Annual Brea Country Fair
July 4, 2016
7 a.m. - 4 p.m.

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)
. Petting Zoo
. Other activities throughout the park include an antique car display, food and game booths, tours of the Brea Museum and Heritage Center and trolley tours of Olinda Oil Museum and Trail and much more.

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


Fireworks Celebration
July 4, 2016
4 pm gates open

Food Court, Sponsor Booths, Entertainment, Fireworks, Kids Fun Zone. Fireworks begin at 9 pm

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

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

$5 Event parking


Dana Point

4th of July All American Ocean-View BBQ Buffet at Laguna Cliffs
Monday, July 4, 2016
5:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Vue patio and lawn seating

Buffet includes assorted salads, grill options including Prime New York steak, Angus burgers, All American hot dogs Balsamic Charred Red Onion BBQ Chicken, Kansas City baby back ribs, Hard Smoked Bacon Baked Beans, Corn on the cob, Corn muffins & buttermilk biscuits, Gourmet mac & cheese and desserts. Adults: $99.00, Children ages 6-12: $40.00, Complimentary for children 5 and under. Price includes: tax, gratuity and valet parking. Live Entertainment by Groove Allstars

DANA POINT HARBOR FIREWORKS EXTRAVAGANZA begins at 9:00 pm! Theater seating on Del Mar lawn. Minimum spend applies to guests who are seated on OverVue deck after 5:00 pm.

Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort and Spa
Vue patio and Vue lawn
25135 Park Lantern
Dana Point

Reservations are required. Please call 949-487-7516 or the Concierge at 949-487-7577

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Independence Day Fireworks Extravaganza
Monday, July 4, 2016
Fireworks at 9:00pm

Don’t miss one of South Orange County’s best aerial fireworks displays right here in your own back yard! Gather the family and friends, tune your radio to KSBR 88.5FM, look toward the skies over Doheny State Beach and experience this patriotic extravaganza. The fireworks are synchronized to a captivating musical score….if you haven’t heard the music with the fireworks, you’re only getting half the experience! Bring your radio to your favorite viewing spot and tune it to 88.5FM KSBR!

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!

Dana Point Harbor

For additional information, call (949) 248-3530

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4th of July Fireworks Cruises
July 4, 2016

Enjoy a unique evening of fun on the water, complete with a live Fireworks demonstration sponsored by the city of Dana Point. Cruises detailed below:

Dinner Cruise, 7:30pm – 9:30pm
$84 ADULTS | $39 KIDS (5-12)
Held aboard the 95 ft Dana Pride and serving a scrumptious buffet style dinner before watching the fireworks show from their large limited passenger vessel.

Display Cruise, 8:00pm – 9:30pm
$45 ADULTS | $29 KIDS (3-12)
4th of July on the water – an amazing experience! Enjoy fireworks with a spectacular view! Limited seating.

Curlew Sailboat Fireworks Cruise, 6:30pm – 9:30pm
$95 ADULTS | $65 KIDS (2-12)
Kick off the evening with a romantic, adventurous sailing trip on the schooner Curlew, then sit back and enjoy the Dana Point fireworks as you anchor off shore, for a very spectacular close encounter. Complimentary champagne, soft drinks and hors d’oeuvres.

Dana Wharf Sportfishing
Dana Point Harbor

Make reservations online or call (949) 496-5794

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July 4th Fireworks On-the-Water Spectacular
July 4, 2016
8-10 pm

If you're looking for a different way to celebrate Independence Day, then join us for a memorable evening at sea aboard our Catamarans as we watch the beautiful fireworks light up the sky and reflect on the calm waters off Dana Point Harbor. Synchronized music during the show is so very patriotic. You’ll enjoy one of the best views possible of Dana Point’s live fireworks. And of course, Mrs. Captain Dave’s yummy Triple Fudge Brownies will be served!

$65 per person

Capt. Dave’s Dolphin and Whale Safari
Dana Point Harbor

Reserve tickets online or call (949) 488-2828


Annual Community Fireworks Show and Festival
Monday, July 4, 2016
5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Food, entertainment and fireworks!

There will be live music (by Deke Dickerson and the Eccofonic) and additional entertainment. NOMINAL FEES MAY APPLY for SOME activities (Approximately $2 to $5). 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.

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


Huntington Beach

4th of July Parade & Pier Festival
July 2-4, 2016

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

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

check website for activity locations


Celebrate the 4th of July at Pretend City!
July 3, 2016
10:00 am - 5:00

Let freedom ring! Pretend City is celebrating Independence Day and you’re invited! Stop by the museum for some patriotic fun where your child can partake in our parade through the museum, an Uncle Sam and Lady Liberty fashion show, a star spangled science lesson, and a sparkling craft to take home.

Pretend City Children's Museum
29 Hubble
Irvine, CA 92618

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Concert On The Green and Firework Festival
July, 4, 2016
Gates open at 3 pm, Fireworks at 9 pm

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.

Irvine High School Stadium
4321 Walnut Ave.
Irvine CA, 92604

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Pacific Symphony July 4 Spectacular - The Music of Michael Jackson
July 4, 2016

This high energy concert showcases the best-known hits of the legendary “King of Pop”—from The Jackson 5 to his final film, “This Is It!” — and includes music from “Off the Wall,” “Thriller,” “Bad,” “Blood on the Dance Floor” and many more. The seven-piece rock group Windborne along with lead singer James Delisco joins Pacific Symphony to celebrate the genius of Michael Jackson’s legacy. The concert opens with patriotic favorites and closes with a brilliant fireworks finale.

Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre


Laguna Hills

City of Laguna Hills Fourth of July Celebration
July 4, 2016
4 pm - 9:30

Carnival rides and games, live music, patriotic crafts, and face painting will be a part of the celebration along with a fireworks show in the evening. Food, drink, and ride tickets will be available for purchase.

Laguna Hills Community Center
25555 Alicia Parkway
Laguna Hills, CA 92653

(949) 707-2680

Laguna Niguel

4th of July all day celebration
July 4, 2016
all day events

Run in the Parks:
Registration opens at 6:00am:
7:30 am 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 6-8pm Kick off your evening festivities with a live concert by Undercover Live (variety band) 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.

LN Regional Park, 28241 La Paz Rd (Over the lake)
Limited parking inside the LNRP (fees apply) and on La Paz Road



La Palma

Annual Run for Fun Event
July 4, 2016

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 Run, 5K Walk, & 10K Run all start at 7:30 am.

Kids! Join in the 4th annual Yankee Doodle Dash (8:30 a.m.), a race geared for children 2 – 12 years old. This noncompetitive run will have two starting points based on age or ability. The 1/5 mile run (6 – 12 year old) will start in front of Bank of America, while the 1/10 mile run (2 – 5 year old) will start in front of the Orange County Library-La Palma Branch. Each runner will receive an official race bib and a participation medal.

From 8:30 - 10:30 a.m., the Family Fun Zone has plenty to do for families of all ages! Challenge your friends in our inflatable obstacle course, or race your family in a potato sack race, or challenge them in 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

La Palma Central Park
7821 Walker St

La Habra

Annual 4th of July Spectacular
July 4, 2016
5 - 9:45 pm

In addition to a fantastic fireworks display, this event includes performances by live music by Soto Band, food & drinks, FREE kids’ zone, including balloon artist, face painting, giant slide, obstacle course and inflatable games.

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

La Habra High School
801 Highlander
La Habra, CA


Lake Forest

Fourth of July Parade
July 4, 2016
10 am - 12 pm

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.

Starts at the corner of Toledo Way and Ridge Route Drive and ends on Serrano at Dayton.


Los Alamitos

Fireworks Celebration
July 4, 2016
Gates open at 4:00 pm, Fireworks begin at 9 pm

Free to attend, $5 parking fee (cash/free for military w/ID)
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 (service dogs OK!).

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

Joint Forces Training Base

Mission Viejo

The Mission Viejo Annual Street Faire and Fireworks Spectacular
July 4, 2016

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 plenty of booths for tasty food, beverages and fun games to take part in before the main event. 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.

Olympiad & Marquerite


Newport Beach

Old Glory Boat Parade
July 4th, 2016
1:00pm -3:30pm

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.

Newport Harbor
Newport Beach, Ca

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Fireworks & Parade Cruises
July 4, 2016

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.

2 1/2 hour daytime cruise times - 1:00pm to 3:30pm & 4:00pm to 6:30pm. Night time fireworks cruise will run 7:00pm to 9:30pm.

For additional information or to make reservations call
(949) 673-1489

San Clemente

San Clemente Fireworks Show
July 4, 2016
9 pm

At approximately 9:00 p.m. the City continues its annual tradition with a spectacular fireworks display from the Municipal Pier. The fireworks display can also be seen from many beaches and hilltop areas in and around San Clemente.

The end of the Pier will close at noon on July 3rd for preliminary preparation and the entire Pier will close on July 4th at 8:00 a.m.

San Clemente Pier


San Juan Capistrano

San Juan Capistrano 4th of July Celebration
July 4, 2016
12-10 pm

Gates open at 12:00 p.m. with a full scale carnival offering children and parents plenty of fun. All rides and games require purchase, with the exception of a free mechanical train ride through the Sports Park and good old fashioned family picnic games that all ages can participate in. Organizations, vendors and businesses will be selling great food, wine, beer, sweet treats and goods along with exhibitors. "Family Style" will perform on the main stage at 6:00 p.m. and keep the crowds entertained with music that everyone will enjoy. The evening culminates with a Choreographed Fireworks Display at 9:00 p.m.

Street parking is available along Camino del Avion with additional parking in the Sports Park Complex. No personal fireworks or barbecues will be permitted. Bring your chairs & blankets, Canopies are welcome in the back portion of the sports park.

The Sports Park
25925 Camino Del Avion.


Santa Ana

Fourth of July at Centennial Park
July 4, 2016
4 - 9:30 pm

The city of Santa Ana will celebrate Independence Day fireworks at 9 p.m. Celebration begins at 4 pm with live music, a kids' zone play area, face painting, food, a cannon exhibition and a History Walk.

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


Annual Fourth of July Celebration
July 4, 2016
6:30 - 9:30 pm

Live music starts at 6:30 P.M. Fireworks at 9:00 P.M. Pack a picnic & blanket. Tustin High Boosters will also be selling drinks, snacks and BBQ.

Operation Warm wishes will also be collecting non-perishable food items for disadvantaged and homeless vets.

event flyer

Tustin High School
1171 El Camino Real


Yorba Linda

Annual Fourth of July Spectacular
July 4, 2016
5 - 9:30 pm

Family activities, DJ entertainment, food vendors and children's area. Fireworks begin at 9 pm.

Veterans Park (4756 Valley View Ave) & Yorba Linda Middle School (4777 Casa Loma Ave)





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