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2017 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 Costa Mesa
Cypress Dana Point
Fullerton Huntington Beach
Irvine Laguna Hills
Laguna Niguel La Palma
 La Habra Lake Forest
Los Alamitos Mission Viejo
Newport Beach Orange
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
Tuesday, July 4, 2017
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!

Canyon High School & Peralta Park in Anaheim Hills, California


Balboa Peninsula-Newport Bay July 4 Fireworks & Parade Cruises
July 4, 2017

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, 2017

Day-long festivities begin with the Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast at 7 -11 a.m. The fair officially opens at 10 a.m. and free entertainment continues until 3 p.m with live music, kiddie parade, food, games, exhibits, teen fun area, and Market Place craft area. Swimming at the Plunge begins at 11 a.m. for $2.

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


Costa Mesa

Pacific Symphony: Symphonic Springsteen
July 4, 2017
8 pm

Celebrate the Fourth with this high-energy tribute to “The Boss,” America’s most iconic singer-songwriter. Enjoy seasoned world-class musicians famous for recreating Bruce Springsteen’s marathon, party-like shows. You’ll be on your feet cheering for such hits as “Born in the USA,” “My Hometown,” and “Hungry Heart.” And no July 4th evening is complete without the holiday traditions of a salute to the U.S. Armed Forces and patriotic favorites, before closing with a brilliant fireworks finale.

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



Fireworks Celebration
July 4, 2017
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
Tuesday, July 4, 2017
5:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Vue patio and lawn seating


Join us at Del Mar Pool for some fun in the sun. Mac & Cheese station and live music of Steel Brass Drums will be presented pool side. Live Entertainment by Groove Allstars Theater seating on Del Mar lawn.

Adults: $99.00
Children ages 6-12: $40.00
Complimentary for children 5 and under
Price includes: tax, gratuity and valet parking

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

Reservations are required. Please book on Open Table

Dine-in only, cannot be combined with any other offer. Excludes alcoholic purchases. Must be 21 or older to purchase or consume alcohol. Void where prohibited by law. Dine-in only. Not valid with any other coupon, promotion or discount. Includes tax ,gratuity and valet parking. Valid July 4, 2017 only. Reservations are required. Based upon availability.

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Independence Day Fireworks Extravaganza
July 4, 2017 2017
Fireworks at 9:00pm

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 9 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!

Free shuttles will make round trips from Dana Hills High School to Dana Point Harbor from 10:00am to 11:30pm, with the last shuttle leaving the Harbor at 11:00pm. Locals are encouraged to bike or walk to their favorite viewing spot to avoid the annual parking difficulties.

Dana Point Harbor

For additional information, call (949) 248-3530

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4th of July Fireworks Cruises
July 4, 2017

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
$89 ADULTS | $45 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, 6:00pm – 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


Annual Community Fireworks Show and Festival
Tuesday, July 4, 2017
5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Food, entertainment and fireworks!

There will be live music (by Soundbytes) 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
Jul 2-4, 2017

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

Pier Plaza Festival runs July 2nd - July 4th from ​9:00am - 10:00pm. On Tuesday, the 4th, there will be a parade, pancake breakfast, 5K Run and fireworks over the ocean at 9 pm.

Check website for all activity locations


Celebrate the 4th of July at Pretend City!
July 3, 2017
11 am - 5 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, Sensational Story Time, 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
July4, 2017
Gates open at 3 pm, Fireworks at 9 pm

Hosted by the Irvine Police Department, this event is a Pyro Musical sky concert & Fireworks extravaganza! Food court, live music by the Derek Bordeaux Group, games, prizes, bounce houses for the kids and gourmet food trucks.

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

Laguna Hills

City of Laguna Hills Fourth of July Celebration
July 4, 2017
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. Bring lawn chairs and umbrellas.

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

(949) 707-2680

Laguna Niguel

4th of July all day celebration
July 4, 2017
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 - 10:30 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 Mirage 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, 2017

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 7th annual Yankee Doodle Dash (8:30 a.m.), a race geared for children 2 – 12 years old. 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. Parents are welcome to run with their children.

From 8:30 - 10:30 a.m., the Family Fun Zone has plenty to do for families of all ages! 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, 2017
5 - 9:45 pm

In addition to a fantastic fireworks display, this event includes live music by Soto, food & drinks, 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, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017

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 4, 2017
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, 2017

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


3rd of July Celebration
July 3, 2017
4 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, their 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.

El Modena High School – Fred Kelly Stadium
1401 North Handy Street

San Clemente

San Clemente Fireworks Show
July 4, 2017
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, 2017
3:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Gates open at 3:00 p.m. with a full scale carnival offering children and parents plenty of fun. Local organizations and businesses will offer great food fare and those ages 21 and older with proper ID can enjoy the beer and wine garden. Festivities include free picnic games for the entire family and be sure to take a ride around the park on the freedom train at no cost.

Live entertainment kicks off at 6:00 p.m. at the main stage with local band Family Style. Come early and bring the kids to the Fourth of July Carnival which opens at 12:00 noon and will shut down briefly during the fireworks display at 9:00 p.m. All rides require the purchase of a wrist band or individual tickets.

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, 2017
4 - 9:30 pm

The city of Santa Ana will celebrate Independence Day fireworks at 9 p.m. Celebration begins at 4 pm (activities end at 8 pm) with live music, a kids' zone play area, face painting, food, a cannon exhibition and a History Walk. Bring your own lawn chair and blanket.

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



Annual Fourth of July Celebration
July 4
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.

Tustin High School
1171 El Camino Real


Yorba Linda

Richard Nixon Library Fourth of July Concert
July 2, 2017
12:30 pm

Huntington Beach Band. Part of their concert series which is held on Sundays and are free and open to the public.

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, 2017
5 - 9:30 pm

Family activities, DJ entertainment, food vendors and children's area. Fireworks begin at 9 pm. No alchohol, pets or personal fireworks will be allowed at this event.

Kids fun zone with inflatable obstacle courses, face painting and games is open from 5-8 pm. 2017 flyer

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





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