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2019 Orange County
4th of July Festivities

From festivals and fireworks to Independence Day parades, here are the best 4th of July events for your entire family.

** 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.

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

Inaugural Family Bike Parade & Celebration
Thursday, July 4, 2019
9 am - noon

The bike parade at this inaugural begins at 9 am at Grand Avenue and travels down Aliso Viejo Parkway to the lawn next to 26800 Aliso Viejo Parkway for a free community festival featuring carnival games, giant slide, obstacle course, rock wall, face painting, a DJ & game master!

Parade participants are encouraged to decorate bikes, scooters, wagons and strollers, and all dogs must be leashed. Street closures are planned from 8 am to noon that day: Aliso Viejo Parkway between Pacific Park and Vantis with event parking access from Pacific Park Drive only Grand between Wood Canyon and Vantis.

LOCATION:
26800 Aliso Viejo Parkway
Aliso Viejo, CA

Anaheim

Dancing Under the Fireworks - July 4 Weekend - Anaheim
Saturday, July 6, 2019
6pm to 12:30

Dance inside the beautiful West Wing Ballroom or Outside Dance Floor under the stars and enjoy the spectacular Disneyland fireworks show at the famous Anaheim White House Restaurant.

Dance and dine inside & outside under the stars, enjoy a variety of music by popular LARRY & HECTOR and enjoy spectacular views of Disneyland fireworks behind the restaurant. The West Wing has recently been remodeled with all glass walls from floor to ceiling & wall to wall. 1st fifty guests who purchase dinner-dance ticket receive FREE Star LED necklace!

Please note, this event takes place after the July 4 holiday.

TICKETS:
- DINNER, DANCE & DISNEY FIREWORK SHOW (6pm-12:30)
$48 by June 20, $53 after June 20, $58 at door
Specify singles or couples table.
Advance order required for Vegetarian meal

- DANCE ONLY (8pm-12:30)
$20 prepaid or $25 at door
includes Disney firework show

LOCATION:
Anaheim White House Restaurant
887 S. Anaheim Blvd
Anaheim 92805

INFORMATION / TICKETS:
Call 714 622 4977 (deadline 10pm on July 5) or pay regular price at the White House "at the door" on Sat, July 6. Tickets non-refundable. Or pay online at www.SpectacularEventZ.com

Anaheim Hills

Canyon Hills Community Council's Annual Fourth of July Celebration
Thursday, July 4, 2019
all day events

This event starts early with a 5K/10K run at 7 a.m. and a pancake breakfast at 7:30 at Canyon High School. The Yankee Doodle Dog Show and parade follows these events. From there, the party moves to Peralta Park, where you will enjoy countless food vendor and expo booths of local businesses and organizations and live musical performances. Don’t forget to grab a seat for your family and friends as the night culminates with a spectacular fireworks display at 9 pm honoring the red white and blue!

LOCATION:
Canyon High School & Peralta Park in Anaheim Hills, California

Balboa

Balboa Peninsula-Newport Bay July 4 Fireworks & Parade Cruises
Thursday, July 4, 2019

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.

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

Brea

Annual Brea Country Fair
Thursday, July 4, 2019
7 am - 3 pm

Day-long festivities begin with the Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast at 7 a.m. followed by the Brea Ministerial Association Morning Service. The Fair opens at 10 a.m. and continues until 3 p.m. with live entertainment, kiddie parade, food, games, exhibits, teen fun area, and Market Place craft area. Swimming at the Plunge begins at 11 a.m. for $3. Admission is free.

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

 

Costa Mesa

Costa Mesa Independence Day Community Celebration
Wednesday, July 3, 2019
5-11 pm

Bring your own picnic, lawn chairs and blanket to help celebrate our nation's independence! Live music by the Tijuana Dogs and Moxy Anne plus activities, Centennial Farm, bounce house, community booths and contests. Food and drink will be available for purchase. Glass containers and bottles are prohibited. No hard-sided coolers or outside alcohol permitted."

9 pm fireworks show

LOCATION:
OC Fair & Event Center
88 Fair Drive
Costa Mesa
Free Parking

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Pacific Symphony: July 4 Spectacular - Hotel California: A Salute to the Eagles
July 4, 2019
8 pm

Orange County’s favorite 4th-of-July celebration! The highly acclaimed “Hotel California” band headlines our extravaganza with mega-hits like “Hotel California” and “Take It Easy” — plus enjoy patriotic favorites, our traditional salute to the U.S. armed forces and a brilliant fireworks finale!

LOCATION:
Pacific Amphitheatre @ the OC Fair & Event Center
88 Fair Drive
Costa Mesa, California

INFORMATION:
714-755-5799

Cypress

Salute to America
July 3, 2019
4-9:30 pm

The City of Cypress is pleased to announce the inaugural Salute to America Celebration to be held at Cypress College on Wednesday, July 3.

This Independence Day Celebration will take place from 4:00-9:30pm and will feature live music from Southern California's premier Class Rock Band, "The Emperors", food trucks, and vendor booth all leading up to a spectacular fireworks display will beginning at 9:00pm.

Festival seating, picnics, families, and lawn chairs are encouraged with food, refreshments, and alcohol available for purchase. Motor homes, outside alcohol, dogs, BBQ's and fireworks are NOT permitted at this event.

LOCATION:
Cypress College
9200 Valley View Street
Cypress CA, 90630

Dana Point

4th of July All American Ocean-View BBQ Buffet at Laguna Cliffs
Thursday, July 4, 2019
5:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Buffet includes assorted salads, grill options including New York steak, Burgers, All American hot dogs, Balsamic Charred Red Onion BBQ Chicken, Hard Smoked Bacon Baked Beans, Corn on the cob, Corn muffins, Gourmet Mac & cheese and desserts.

DANA POINT HARBOR FIREWORKS EXTRAVAGANZA begins at 9:00 pm! Theater seating on Del Mar lawn.

Adults: $89.00 – Children ages 6-12: $40.00
Complimentary for children 5 and under
Price includes: tax, gratuity and valet parking
Live Entertainment from Keston and the Rhythm Killers.

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

INFORMATION:
For reservations please visit Open Table or call the Concierge @ 949 487-7577.


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Independence Day Fireworks Extravaganza
July 4, 2019
Fireworks at 8:45 pm

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. At 8:45 pm, 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!

LOCATION:
Dana Point Harbor

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

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4th of July Fireworks Cruises

July 4, 2019

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 (7-9:30 pm)
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 (8-9:30 pm)
4th of July on the water – an amazing experience! Enjoy fireworks with a spectacular view! Limited seating.

Schooner Curlew Fireworks Cruise (7-9:30 pm)
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.

LOCATION:
Dana Wharf Sportfishing
Dana Point Harbor

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

Fullerton

Annual Community Fireworks Show and Festival
July 4, 2019
5-9 pm

Food, entertainment and fireworks!

Inside the event area, participants can find kids' activities including face painting, bounce houses, a caricature artist, and a stilt walker. NOMINAL FEES MAY APPLY for activities (Approximately $2 to $5). Enjoy live music by James Intveld. 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 as a fundraising activity. There is no alcoholic beverage service.

LOCATION:
Fullerton High School Softball Field
located on Lemon between Chapman and Berkeley

INFORMATION:
714-738-3167

Huntington Beach

4th of July Parade & Pier Festival
July 4-6, 2019

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

Pier Plaza Festival runs July 1st - July 4th from ​9:00am - 10:00pm. On Wednesday, the 4th, there will be a parade, pancake breakfast, 5K Run and fireworks over the ocean at 9 pm.

LOCATION:
Check website for all activity locations

Irvine

Celebrate the 4th of July at Pretend City!
Wednesday, July 3, 2019
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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.

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


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Concert On The Green and Firework Festival
July 4, 2019
Gates open at 3 pm, Fireworks at 9 pm

Hosted by the Irvine Police Association, this event is a Pyro Musical sky concert & Fireworks extravaganza! This year's event will be featuring: Live music by the Derek Bordeaux Group, Professional Field Entertainers with Field Games and Activities, Bounce Houses, Raffle with Prizes & Gourmet Food Trucks (food available for purchase).

Blankets & Lawn chairs recommended for seating on the football field. Bleacher seats will be available.

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

Ladera Ranch

July 4th Celebration
July 4, 2019

A whole day of events that starts with a pancake breakfast, 10K and 5K runs, a parade, games & activities, a teen zone, a concert and ending with a fireworks display at dark.

10K / 5K Freedom Runs: 7 am / 8:30 am
Pancake Breakfast: 7:45 am - 11:30 am
Kids' Firecracker Dash: 9:30 am
Parade: 10:30 am
Games & Activities: 3-8 pm
Concert (Vanity Fair - Top 40): 6-8 pm
Fireworks: At dusk

LOCATION:
Founders Park
28275 Avendale Blvd
Ladera Ranch CA 92694

Laguna Beach

City of Laguna Beach Fireworks Display
July 4, 2019

The City fireworks show will begin at approximately 9:00 p.m. The fireworks will originate from Monument Point at Heisler Park. For this reason, the Monument Point area will be closed all day on the 4th of July. Beginning at approximately 5pm, the area of Heisler Park from the Rock Bench at Myrtle Street to the Rockpile Beach stairs at Jasmine Street will be closed to the public to allow for fireworks preparation.

After the fireworks show, expect heavy traffic as many visitors will be leaving the city via Laguna Canyon Road and Coast Highway.

LOCATION:
Monument Point in Heisler Park
375 Cliff Drive
Laguna Beach

Laguna Hills

City of Laguna Hills Fourth of July Celebration
July 4, 2019
4 pm - 9:30

Carnival rides and games, live music, and patriotic crafts will all be part of the celebration, along with a fabulous fireworks show to conclude the evening. Food and drinks will be available for purchase. Seating is not provided, so don't forget your lawn chairs and umbrellas! Please note: Carnival ride tickets will be sold from 4:00-7:00 PM.

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

INFORMATION:
(949) 707-2680

Laguna Niguel

Run For Fun on the 4th
Thursday, July 4, 2019
all day events

Laguna Niguel Family YMCA 41st Annual 4th of July Run in the Parks will take place on Thursday, July 4th at the Crown Valley Community Park at the Laguna Niguel YMCA.

This proud community tradition features a 5K run/walk, 10K run, dog walk, and children’s races with proceeds benefiting the Y’s scholarship program. Get ready to EXERCISE YOUR INDEPENDENCE!

LOCATION:
Crown Valley Community Park
At the Laguna Niguel YMCA
29831 Crown Valley Parkway
Laguna Niguel, CA

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4th of July all day celebration
July 4, 2019
all day events

Pancake Breakfast 7:30 - 10:30 am, Hosted by the Laguna Niguel Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with the YMCA. $7 for breakfast. Held at Crown Valley Park

Concert 6:30-8pm Concert (Undercover Live will take place on the lower soccer field at Crown Valley Park. Food and dessert will be available for purchase from gourmet food trucks. Please bring low back chairs/blankets. Free shuttle service available for every concert from 5:30-9:30pm. Park at City Hall (30111 Crown Valley Parkway). After the concert, walk (3/4 mile each way) to the Regional Park for the fireworks display at 9pm. Seating is in the grass/dirt.

FIREWORKS LOCATION: Starts at 9 pm
LN Regional Park, 28241 La Paz Rd (Over the lake)
Limited parking on La Paz Road and limited access in Laguna Niguel Regional Park (entry fees apply).

INFORMATION:
949-425-5100

La Habra

Annual 4th of July Spectacular
July 4, 2019
Gates open at 4:00 pm, Fireworks at 9:00 pm

Larger location this year! In addition to a fantastic fireworks display, this event includes live music by Soto (at 6 pm), food & drinks, kids’ zone, including balloon artist, face painting, inflatables and laser tag.

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

event flyer

LOCATION:
La Bonita Park
1440 W. Whittier Blvd
La Habra, CA

INFORMATION:
562-383-4200

Lake Forest

Fourth of July Parade
July 4, 2019
10 am - 12 pm

Parade starts at the intersection of Toledo Way and Ridge Route. Parking is located in the El Toro High School back parking lot, which can be accessed on Serrano Road from El Toro Road. This parking lot does fill up quickly. Parking can also be found Lake Forest Drive and Serrano Road.

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

INFORMATION:
949-461-3450

La Palma

Annual Run for Fun Event
Thursday, July 4, 2019

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 8th annual Yankee Doodle Dash (8:30 a.m.), a race geared for children 2 – 12 years old. This non-competitive run will have two starting points based on age or ability.

The Family Fun Zone will have plenty to do for families of all ages! The La Palma Kiwanis Club will also serve their annual Pancake Breakfast at 7:30

LOCATION:
La Palma Central Park
7821 Walker St

Los Alamitos

Fireworks Celebration
July 4, 2019
Gates open at 4:00 pm, Fireworks begin at 9 pm

Free to attend, there may be a parking fee (bring cash)
Adults must have photo ID to enter.

Food Court, Sponsor Booths and Musical Entertainment. 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

LOCATION:
Joint Forces Training Base.
Enter through Lexington or Orangewood gates.

Mission Viejo

The Mission Viejo Annual Street Faire and Fireworks Spectacular
July 4, 2019
Noon - 9:30 pm

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. The fun begins with live entertainment on the Main Stage and youth bands performing on our Freedom Stage. There will be rides for the kids to enjoy, Food and Game Booths plus over 30 booths with wonderful craft and gift ideas. Admission is FREE with tickets being sold for games and rides.

For your convenience, a free shuttle will operate from 1:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Shuttle stops are located at twelve stops clearly marked around Lake Mission Viejo. Please no pets, skateboards or roller blades , bicycles or barbecue grills are allowed. Fireworks begin at 9 pm

LOCATION:
Olympiad & Marquerite

INFORMATION:
949-830-7066

Newport Beach

Old Glory Boat Parade
July 4, 2019
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.

LOCATION:
Newport Harbor
Newport Beach, Ca


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Fireworks & Parade Cruises
July 4, 2019

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.

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

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Independence Day on the Back Bay
July 4, 2019
Gates ope 8 am, fireworks at 9 pm

Celebrate July 4th at Independence Day on the Back Bay, sponsored by the City of Newport Beach. Our annual celebration will feature live entertainment, carnival games, a photo booth, food trucks and Orange County’s largest fireworks display!

Event is free to the public. Parking is $50 per car, single entry only. Traffic will be extremely heavy, please plan accordingly. Gates will be open at 8 AM!

INFORMATION:
949-729-DUNE

Orange

3rd of July Celebration
Wednesday, July 3, 2018
4 pm - 9 pm

For over two decades, the City of Orange 3rd of July Celebration has been a beloved community event. The Celebration features live music, a petting zoo, pony rides, children’s activities, community food booths, and an authentic hometown carnival atmosphere. When the sun sets, our grand finale begins with a performance by the Orange Community Master Chorale, and climaxes with a patriotic fireworks salute to America.

Tickets are $7 per person, children ages two and under are free.

LOCATION:
El Modena High School – Fred Kelly Stadium
3920 Spring St.
Orange

San Clemente

San Clemente Fireworks Show
July 4, 2019
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. For pedestrian safety and to avoid major traffic problems, San Clemente Police Services will also be restricting vehicular traffic between approximately 7:00 and 10:00 p.m. in the entire lower Pier Bowl area adjacent to the pier.

LOCATION:
San Clemente Pier

INFORMATION:
949-361-8264

San Juan Capistrano

San Juan Capistrano 4th of July Carnival
July 4-7, 2019

The Carnival is coming to town from July 4 – 7 at the San Juan Capistrano Sports Park. Don't miss this full scale carnival complete with over 20 thrill rides for kids of all ages. Visit the Community Center to purchase unlimited use wristbands and pre-sale discount ticket sheets.

July 4 - carnival gates open at 12 pm, entertainment at 6 pm and fireworks at 9 pm
July 5 - carnival gates will open 4-10 pm
July 6 and 7 - carnival gates open 12-10 pm

Street parking is available along Camino del Avion with additional parking in the Sports Park Complex. No personal fireworks or barbecues will be permitted.

LOCATION:
The Sports Park
25925 Camino Del Avion
San Juan Capistrano

INFORMATION:
949-493-5911

Santa Ana

Fourth of July at Centennial Park
July 4, 2019
5 - 9:30 pm

This annual event celebrates Independence Day with a festive patriotic program, live music, tasty food, face painting and a spectacular fireworks finale.

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

INFORMATION:
714-571-4227

Tustin

Annual Fourth of July Celebration
July 4, 2019
6-10 pm

Live music (Stone Soul) 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 Veterans.

LOCATION:
Tustin High School
1171 El Camino Real

INFORMATION:
714-573-3326

Yorba Linda

Richard Nixon Library Fourth of July Event
Thursday, July 4, 2019

Celebrate Independence Day at Nixon Library! Witness history with Revolutionary War encampments and battle skirmishes featuring real musket fire! Meet the men and women of America’s Founding Including General George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Paine, Betsy Ross and General Charles Cornwallis. Hear Benjamin Franklin give educational presentations on Militia Bullet Casting and Colonial Printing. And learn about the Colonial Congress and formation of the United States!

FREE Performance by the Placentia Symphonic Band at Noon

LOCATION:
Richard Nixon Library & Birthplace, East Room
18001 Yorba Linda Blvd.
Yorba Linda CA 92886

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Annual Fourth of July Spectacular
July 4, 2019
5 - 9:30 pm

The event will feature music, family activities, kids fun zone, and food and information vendors. Fireworks begin at 9 pm. No alchohol, pets or personal fireworks will be allowed at this event.

LOCATION:
Veterans Park
4756 Valley View Avenue
Yorba Linda, CA 92886

INFORMATION:
714-961-7160

 

 

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