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2022 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.

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
Orange Park Acres
San Clemente  San Juan Capistrano 
Santa Ana Tustin
Yorba Linda
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Anaheim Hills

Canyon Hills Community Council's Annual Fourth of July Celebration
Monday, July 4, 2022
7 am - 9:30 pm

This event starts early with a 5K/10K run at 7 a.m. with a starting line at Santa Ana Canyon Road. The Yankee Doodle Dog Show and parade follows starting at 9 am at Canyon High School. 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
July 4, 2021

Newport Landing will have 3 cruises for the 4th Of July including the Firework Spectacular evening cruise.

2 1/2 hour daytime cruise times - 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm & 4:00 pm to 6:30pm. These cruises travel along side the Old Glory Boat Parade through the world renowned Newport Bay. During your cruise you will also be taken out into the open ocean to see the pristine Newport Beach coastline.

Night time fireworks cruise will run 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm. You will spend the first hour or so cruising through the beautiful Newport Harbor amoung hundreds of other boats all celebrating the Spirit of America. After sunset you will have a front row seat to one of the largest 4th of July fireworks displays in Southern California.

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

Brea

Annual Brea Country Fair
Monday, July 4, 2022
9am - 3pm

A day filled with great food, games, rides, and live entertainment!

Admission is free. Swimming at the Plunge begins at 12 p.m. for $3.

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

INFORMATION:
714-900-7771

 

Costa Mesa

Costa Mesa Independence Day Community Celebration
Sunday, July 4, 2022
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."

Free entry. 9 pm fireworks show

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

Cypress

Salute to America
Friday, July 1, 2022

5:30-9:30pm

This Independence Day Celebration will take place from 5:30-9:30pm and will feature food trucks, live music from The Smokin' Cobras, the ultimate rock tribute group, all leading up to a spectacular fireworks display.

Festival seating, picnics, families, and lawn chairs are encouraged with food and refreshments available for purchase. Motor homes, outside alcohol, dogs, BBQs, and fireworks are NOT permitted at this event. Your cooperation is appreciated!

Event Timeline
5:30 PM – Event area opens, food trucks, vendors & entertainment
7:00 PM – Live Music provided by The Smokin' Cobras
9:00 PM – Fireworks Display

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

Dana Point

Independence Day Fireworks Extravaganza
July 4, 2022
9 pm

The BEST Southern California fireworks display is back again for 2022!

Prior to the fireworks display the Condor Squadron, consisting of WWII North American AT-6 airplanes, will be making a flyover Dana Point from 5:55pm to 6:00pm, so look to the skies for this annual tradition.

LOCATION:
Dana Point Harbor

INFORMATION:
For additional information, call 949-248-2536

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2022 4th of July Fireworks Cruises

July 4, 2022

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

Dinner Cruise
Dana Pride Fireworks Dinner Cruise

Display Cruise
Fireworks Display Cruise! Enjoy the show on the water while on the deck of our boat! Limited seating.

Catamaran Fireworks Wine Cruise
Enjoy a festive evening of fireworks, friends & wine while aboard one of our luxury catamarans! Each ticket includes 2 drinks (Wine, Beer, Soda, Water available).

LOCATION:
Dana Wharf Sportfishing
Dana Point Harbor

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

Fullerton

Annual Community Fireworks Show and Festival

- No 2022 event yet scheduled

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 1-4, 2022

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

Pier Plaza Festival runs July 1-4 from ​9:00am - 10:00pm. There will be crafts & merchant vendor booths, food trucks, an all-new beer & wine garden, live entertainment & DJs, sponsor activations, prize giveaways, live radio broadcasts, amusements & carnival rides

LOCATION:
Check website for all activity locations

Irvine

Celebrate the 4th of July at Pretend City!
Sunday, July 3, 2022

Let freedom ring and celebration begin! March on in for some star-spangled fun as we learn about our nation’s day of independence. From Smart Art to relays, stories and more, your little firecracker is sure to love what we have in store.

Smart Art (All Day): Sparkling Fireworks > Fireworks are a symbol of Independence Day. Your children will let their colors burst in our Art Studio by creating their own “fireworks”.

Lady Liberty Says (11 am, 2:30pm): This game is similar to “Simon Says” but instead we focus on body movements that relate to lady liberty!

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

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Pacific Symphony: July 4 Spectacular: The Music of Queen
July 4, 2022
8 pm

Salute the Fourth with the ultimate celebration of one of the greatest bands ever. You’ll enjoy a night filled with the classic hits of Queen performed as you’ve never heard them before. High-energy band and vocalists Windborne join Pacific Symphony to perform hits such as “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “We Are the Champions,” “Killer Queen,” “Crazy Little Thing Called Love,” “Another One Bites the Dust” and many more. A memorable evening complete with a sizzling Fourth of July fireworks show!

LOCATION:
FivePoint Amphitheatre
14800 Chinon
Irvine, CA

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Concert On The Green and Firework Festival

- 2022 event canceled

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 4 Celebrations
July 4, 2022
7 am - 9:30 pm

A fun-filled day of activities including 5 and 10K Freedom Runs, Pancake Breakfast, Community Parade, Games, Activities, Food Truck and Concert (Undercover - Top 40).

Fireworks display at dark.

LOCATION:
Founders Park
28275 Avendale Blvd
Ladera Ranch CA 92694

Laguna Beach

City of Laguna Beach Fireworks Display
July 4, 2022
City Fireworks Show Begins at 9:00 p.m.

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 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, 2022
4-9:30 pm

The City of Laguna Hills will have fireworks show on July 4th at 9:00pm.

Starting at 4:00pm all other festivities begin including a liive band, Straight 78 preforming throughout the evening leading up to the show. Multiple food trucks will be onsite as well as some of the local non-profits selling grub. Two carnival rides will be onsite with tickets costing $2.00 along side FREE bounce houses, obstacle course, and carnival games.

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

INFORMATION:
(949) 707-2680

Laguna Niguel

Run in the Parks
July 4, 2022
all day events

The family and pet-friendly Annual Laguna Niguel Family YMCA Run in the Parks is back in person! We are excited to celebrate the 43rd year of bringing this annual community and family tradition to celebrate Independence Day. This year we are offering two options, a 5k and a Kids Run. Every race entry fee directly benefits the YMCA scholarship fund. This fund supports those most in need in our community. Over the last three years, we have all struggled with the impacts of the pandemic, some more than others. We are proud to stay that through it all we remained open (when we could) and provided scholarships to those most in need because of funds raised from events like this one. The Y is here for you, for the community and for good.

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

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July 4th 'Springsteen Experience' Free Tribute Concert: Amphitheater.
July 4, 2022
6-8 pm

Come enjoy this year's "Sounds of Summer" Summer Concert Series!

Amphitheater rules: Set up of chairs and blankets is allowed AFTER 6am. Please bring low back chairs or blankets. Smoking is prohibited at Crown Valley Park. Blankets with plastic backing/tarps will be removed. Scooters, skateboards, roller blades, pets, and glass containers are not permitted. The City of Laguna Niguel is not responsible for unattended items.

Ruby's Diner Food Truck, Fiesta Gourmet Food Truck, and Screamin' Ice Cream will have food available for purchase starting at 6pm.

LOCATION:
29751 Crown Valley Pkwy
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677

INFORMATION:
949-425-5151

La Habra

Annual 4th of July Spectacular
Monday, July 4, 2022
4:00-9:45 pm

The City of La Habra will again hold it's 4th of July festivities this year! This year's theme is "Celebrating Our Freedom". The event will include a fireworks display, live music by Suave, a military flyover, kids' activities, food vendors, and retail vendors.

Wristbands are on sale at the La Habra Community Center, 101 W. La Habra Blvd., Mon.-Fri., 8 am-5 pm. Pre-sale wristband price is $5 for adults (ages 13+ years) and $3 per child (ages 3-13 years). Wrist band price on the day of the event will be $7 for adults (ages 13+ years) and $5 per child (ages 3-13 years). Children 2 years and under are always free. Also free are U.S. active duty military, reserves, and retired military personnel with I.D.

LOCATION:
La Bonita Park
1440 W. Whittier Blvd

INFORMATION:
562-383-4200

Lake Forest

Fourth of July Parade
Monday, July 4, 2022

The Lake Forest Fourth of July Parade returns!

Stay tuned for details.

LOCATION:
Lake Forest Sports Park & Recreation Center
28000 Rancho Pkway
Lake Forest

La Palma

Annual Run for Fun Event
Monday, July 4, 2022

A healthy way to kick off your Fourth of July festivities! The La Palma Fitness Run for Fun is more than just another run, it’s an opportunity to experience that small town / hometown sense of community; to share quality time with your family, neighbors, and friends; and to focus on health and wellness while participating in a quality running, walking, or strolling experience.

Following the race, stop by Central Park for a pancake breakfast provided by the La Palma Kiwanis Club, and watch the award presentations at the Park Pavilion starting at 9:15 AM.

LOCATION:
Central Park
La Palma, Ca

Los Alamitos

Fireworks Celebration
Monday, July 4, 2022
Gates open at 4 pm

The Los Alamitos Recreation and Community Services Department welcomes the community to the 35th annual Universal Waste Systems (UWS) 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular at the Los Alamitos Joint Forces Training Base on Monday, July 4, 2022 in partnership with Los Alamitos and Seal Beach. No drive-up format this year. Instead, bring your lawn chairs and blankets for the traditional event set up to include a family fun area, static displays, live entertainment, food and commercial vendors and the best fireworks show display in the area!

Reservations are not required this year. Valid I.D. to enter.

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

Mission Viejo

The Mission Viejo Annual Street Faire and Fireworks Spectacular
Monday, July 4, 2022
Fireworks at 9 pm

Join us for fun on the 4th of July! The Mission Viejo Activities Committee will hold the annual 4th of July Street Faire and Fireworks Spectacular on Olympiad between Marguerite and Melinda. The fun begins at 12:00 noon with live entertainment on the Main Stage and youth bands performing on our Freedom Stage. There will be rides for the kiddies to enjoy. Food and Game Booths operated by local service groups will be available to delight your taste buds and bring fun and laughter to the little ones. There will also be over 30 booths with wonderful craft and gift ideas. Admission is FREE with tickets being sold for games and rides.

LOCATION:
huttle stops are located at twelve stops clearly marked around Lake Mission Viejo.

INFORMATION:
949-830-7066

Newport Beach

Old Glory Boat Parade
Monday, July 4, 2022
1 - 3:30 pm

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, 2022

Newport Landing will have 3 cruises for the 4th Of July including the Firework Spectacular evening cruise.

2 1/2 hour daytime cruise times - 1:00pm to 3:30pm & 4:00pm to 6:30pm. These cruises travel along side the Old Glory Boat Parade through the world renowned Newport Bay. During your cruise you will also be taken out into the open ocean to see the pristine Newport Beach coastline.

Night time fireworks cruise will run 7:00pm to 9:30pm. You will spend the first hour or so cruising through the beautiful Newport Harbor amoung hundreds of other boats all celebrating the Spirit of America. After sunset you will have a front row seat to one of the largest 4th of July fireworks displays in Southern California.

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

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Mariners Park Independence Day Parade & Celebration
July 4, 2022
10:30 am - 1:30 pm

The 49th Annual Mariners Park Independence Day Parade & Celebration. Food trucks, live music, entertainment, eating contests, lawn games, face painting, bounce house and more!

PARADE at 10:30 A.M.(Parade begins at the corner of Commodore & Mariners Dr)
CELEBRATION at 11 A.M.–1:30 P.M. (Mariners Park)

LOCATION:
Mariners Park & VJ Community Center
1300 Irvine Ave.
Newport Beach, California 92660

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Independence Day on the Back Bay
July 4, 2022
8 am - 10 pm

Bring out the red, white, and blue for the 4th of July, as we celebrate Independence Day on the Back Bay! This annual celebration will bring you an entire weekend full of games, activities, watersports, movies on the beach, food and drinks, and Southern California’s largest fireworks celebration, sponsored by the City of Newport Beach. Now more than ever, you deserve something to celebrate!

Event is free to the public. Parking is $100 per car, purchased online, 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
Sunday, July 3, 2022
Begins at 4 pm

For over two decades, the City of Orange 3rd of July Celebration has been a beloved community event. This community event celebrating our Great Nation features music, children’s activities, games, food trucks, and an authentic hometown atmosphere. When the sun sets, our grand finale begins with a patriotic performance by the Orange Community Master Chorale, and concludes with a spectacular fireworks display. $7 per person.

LOCATION:
Grijalva Park
368 North Prospect Street
Orange, CA 92869

Orange Park Acres

4th of July Parade
July 4, 2022
starts at 10 am

For 55 years, runners have kicked off 4th of July festivities with an annual parade where decorated antique cars, tractors, walking groups, community organizations, and of course, horses, will take to the street to celebrate the 4th of July. All the fun begins in front of Salem Lutheran Church.

LOCATION:
Parade starts at Salem Lutheran Church
6500 E. Santiago Canyon Road
Orange, CA.

San Clemente

San Clemente Fireworks Show
Monday, July 4, 2022
9-10 pm

San Clemente will be celebrating America's Independence Day with fireworks again this year!

When visiting on July 4th, please be advised of the following details: he end of the pier will be closed to public access beginning at noon on Saturday, July 3rd for fireworks preparations. The entire pier (excluding The Fisherman's Restaurant) will close on Sunday, July 4th at 7:30 a.m. and remain closed for the entire day. A flyover by the Condor Squadron, is sheduled to reach San Clemente by 5:55 pm

LOCATION:
San Clemente Municipal Pier
622 Avenida Del Mar
San Clemente, California 92672

INFORMATION:
949-361-8264

San Juan Capistrano

San Juan Capistrano 3-Day Carnival & Fireworks Show
July 1 - 4, 2022

Gates open at 12:00 p.m. on Monday, July 4, with live music beginning at 1:30 p.m. Enjoy old-fashioned picnic games, food vendors, exhibitors, a beer and wine garden and, of course, spectacular fireworks to close out the festivities at 9:00 p.m.

A full-scale carnival complete with over 20 thrill rides for all ages will run from July 1–4.

Free trolley from 11 am - 10 pm

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

INFORMATION:
949-493-5911

Santa Ana

Fourth of July at Centennial Park
July 1 - 4, 2022
5-9:30 pm

This annual event celebrates Independence Day with live music, kid’s activities, food trucks, and exhibitors and a spectacular 20 minute fireworks finale.

Guests are encouraged to arrive early and bring a lawn chair, blanket and picnics. Dogs may attend but must remain on leashes. Alcohol is not allowed. Centennial Park is located at 3000 West Edinger Avenue in Santa Ana. Onsite event parking is free.

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

INFORMATION:
714-571-4227

Tustin

Annual Fourth of July Celebration
Monday, July 4, 2022
6-9 pm

Free admission, live performance by 24K Magic, a Bruno Mars Tribute. Arrive early to sit in the bleachers or bring a picnic and blanket. w

LOCATION:
Northrup Stadium at Tustin High School
1171 El Camino Real
Tustin

INFORMATION:
714-573-3326

Yorba Linda

Richard Nixon Library Independence Day Concert by the Huntington Beach Concert Band
July 3, 2022
12-1 pm

Join the Huntington Beach Concert Band for a spectacular patriotic show!

This free concert begins at 12:00 PM in the magnificent East Room of the Nixon Library.

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


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Annual Fourth of July Spectacular
Monday, July 4, 2022
5-9:20 pm

The event will include food vendors, family activities, kids zone, live music, and a spectacular firework show! The event is open to the public with seating throughout Veterans Park and the south field of Yorba Linda Middle School.

Stage Presentation begins at approximately 8:40 p.m., with the fireworks show beginning at 9:00 p.m.

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

INFORMATION:
714-961-7160

 

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