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2024 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 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
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Aliso Viejo

AVCA July 4th Celebration & Fireworks
Thursday, July 4, 2024
6:00 to 9:30 pm

Live performance by 4×4 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Community Booths – Children’s Crafts - Face Painting - Balloon Twisters – Airbrush Tattoo Artists - Carnival Games

Low-level fireworks show will start at approximately 9:00 p.m. If you plan to come to the park early to save your space, please note that ONLY blankets and low-level chairs are allowed. Please note that AVCA is not responsible for any unattended items.

LOCATION:
Grand Park
6101 City Lights Dr
Aliso Viejo, California

Anaheim Hills

Anaheim Hills 4th of July Celebration
July 4, 2024
7 am - 9:30 pm

This event starts early with a Firecracker Run at 7 a.m. at Canyon High School. 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, 2024

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

Daytime cruise times - 4:00pm to 6:30pm. This 2.5 hour cruise travels along side the Old Glory Boat Parade through the world renowned Newport Bay. During your cruise you will see hundreds of yachts, sailing ships, and cruise ships navigating the harbor and creating a festive 4th of July boating experience. During your cruise you will also be taken out into the openen ocean to see the pristine Newport Beach coastline.

Night time fireworks cruise will run 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm. The 4th of July fireworks cruise is one of the most spectacular trips that we offer. This once a year event is something that everyone should witness at least once in their lifetime. 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. Along the way we may spot some Dolphin or possibly a Giant Blue Whale

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

Brea

Annual Brea Country Fair
July 4, 2024
7am - 3pm

Come celebrate our Nation’s independence at Brea's Annual Country Fair full of patriotic festivities. The fair opens at 7:00 a.m. and continues until 3:00 p.m. There will be a pancake breakfast, live entertainment, kiddie parade, dog parade, classic car show, food, games, exhibits, and Market Place area featuring handmade gifts.

Admission to the Country Fair and the Plunge is free. Swimming at the Plunge begins at 12 p.m

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

INFORMATION:
714-900-7771

Costa Mesa

Costa Mesa Independence Day Community Celebration
Wednesday, July 3, 2024
5 -11 pm. Gates open at 4pm

Bring your own picnic, lawn chairs and blanket and create a memorable day as we celebrate our nation’s independence! Food and drinks will be available for purchase.

Free entry. Fireworks show after 9

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

Cypress

Salute to America
Friday, June 28, 2024

5:30-9:30pm

This patriotic event will feature food trucks, entertainment, vendors, live music, a family fun zone, and a spectacular fireworks display!

Festival seating, picnics, and lawn chairs are encouraged with food and refreshments available for purchase.Motorhomes, outside alcohol, dogs, BBQs, and fireworks are NOT permitted at this event.

Event Timeline
6 PM: Leiali'inani Dance Performance
7 PM: Live music by Family Style
9-9:20 PM: Firework Display

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

Dana Point

Independence Day Fireworks Extravaganza
July 4, 2024
9 pm

The BEST Southern California fireworks display is back again for 2024!

More details coming

LOCATION:
Dana Point Harbor

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

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2024 4th of July Fireworks Cruises

July 4, 2024

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:

Display Cruise 8 pm
Enjoy the fireworks from the water while on the deck of one of our spacious boats! It is without a doubt the best view in town! We’ve limited the number of passengers for increased comfort & safety, however all boats have limited seats ! Join us on the water and celebrate the 4th in style! BOOK NOW!

Dana Pride Dinner Cruise 7:30 pm
Come aboard our 95′ flagship, the Dana Pride, and enjoy a one-of-a-kind experience & a 4th of July to remember! Capacity is limited. This is an incredibly popular event and seats go fast so BOOK NOW!

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, 2024

The festivities kick off with a spectacular car show from 10:00am - 2:00pm. Immediately following the car show, the 4th of July festival begins! Enjoy the Downtown Plaza carnival festivities from 2:00pm - 9:00pm with an amazing concert from the Scotty Mac Band. To end the perfect day, enjoy Fullerton's firework show at 9:00pm located at the Downtown Plaza!

Enjoy carnival rides, games, car show, food booths, and free concerts featuring the Scotty Mac Band!

LOCATION:
Fullerton Downtown Plaza

INFORMATION:
714-738-3167

Huntington Beach

4th of July Parade & Pier Festival
June 30 - July 5, 2024

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!
July 3, 2024

Join us at Pretend City for a spectacular 4th of July celebration like no other! Get ready for an adventure-filled day of exploration, creativity, and patriotic fun that will leave your little ones beaming with joy.

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

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Pacific Symphony: July 4 Spectacular: Music of Chicago
July 4, 2024
8 pm

Celebrate the Fourth with the music of Chicago — known as the “rock and roll band with horns” — including hits like “You’re the Inspiration,” “25 or 6 to 4” and “Hard to Say I’m Sorry.” Plus, patriotic tunes, a salute to the Armed Forces and a dazzling fireworks finale! Brass Transit brings together accomplished and award-winning musicians for the sole purpose of paying tribute to the decades-long, multi-platinum songbook of CHICAGO!

General parking is included in the price of your ticket.

LOCATION:
Great Park Live
8000 Great Park Blvd
Irvine, CA 92618

Ladera Ranch

July 4 Celebrations
July 4, 2024
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, 2024
City Fireworks Show Begins at 9:00 p.m.

The City fireworks show 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. Reminder: parking meters and City parking lots are enforced on July 4.

City Trolleys will operate under a modified schedule, all trolley routes will run from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. The normal trolley schedule will resume on July 5. 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, 2024
4-9:30 pm

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

Come celebrate America’s birthday at the City of Laguna Hills’ annual Fourth of July Celebration! Bring your family and friends to enjoy carnival rides and games, live band, food trucks, along with a fabulous fireworks show to conclude the evening. Food and drinks will be available for purchase. Bounce house and games are free. Carnival rides are $2.00 each. Seating is not provided, so don’t forget your blankets and chairs.

Schedule:
4:00pm Event Begins
6:00pm Live Band: Identity Theft
9:00pm Fireworks

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

INFORMATION:
(949) 707-2680

Laguna Niguel

4th of July all day celebration
July 4, 2024
all day events

Run in the Parks:
8 am 5K Run/Walk
9 am Kids Races

Pancake Breakfast 7:30 - 10:30 am, Hosted by the Laguna Niguel Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with the YMCA. $8 for breakfast

Concert 6-8pm Kick off your evening festivities with a live concert featuring The Suffragettes 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, 28241 La Paz Rd (Over the lake)

LOCATION:
Laguna Niguel Family YMCA & Laguna Niguel Regional Park
Laguna Niguel, CA

La Habra

Annual 4th of July Spectacular
Thursday, July 4, 2024
4:00 - 9:30

This event will include the fireworks show, live music by Past Action Heroes, kids' activity booths, food vendors and general retail vendors. Guest seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please note that no alcohol or glass containers are allowed in the park.

Pre-sale wristbands are now available for sale at the Community Center, 101 W. La Habra Blvd., La Habra 90631. Cost to attend is $4 for youth ages 3-12 years & $6 for ages 13+ years, through June 30th. Prices increase by $2 beginning on July 1st.

LOCATION:
La Bonita Park
1440 W. Whittier Blvd

INFORMATION:
562-383-4200

Lake Forest

Fourth of July Parade
July 4, 2024
Starts at 9:30 am.

American flags, lawn chairs, and nearly 14,000 people will line the streets for this year's "Family, Fun, and Freedom" 31st Annual Fourth of July Parade!

LOCATION:
The parade route is located on Toledo Way, Serrano Road, Ridge Route, and Lake Forest.

La Palma

Annual Run for Fun Event
July 4, 2024

Start your Fourth of July celebrations on a healthy note! The La Palma Fitness Run for Fun offers more than just a typical running event - it's a chance to connect with your community and experience that small-town, hometown feeling. Spend quality time with your loved ones, neighbors, and friends while prioritizing your health and wellness through a fun and engaging run, walk, or stroll.

After completing the race, make sure to swing by Central Park for a delicious pancake breakfast, generously provided by the La Palma Kiwanis Club. Stay for the award presentations at the Park Pavilion, which will begin at 9:30 a.m.

LOCATION:
Central Park
La Palma, Ca

Los Alamitos

3rd of July Fireworks Spectacular
Wednesday, July 3, 2024
Gates open at 4 pm

Our popular Universal Waste Systems (UWS) 3rd of July Fireworks Spectacular will be held at the Joint Forces Training Base on Wednesday, July 3, 2024 in partnership with Los Alamitos and Seal Beach. 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
July 4, 2024
12-9 pm

Join us for an unforgettable experience at the Annual Street Faire and Fireworks Spectacular hosted by the Mission Viejo Activities Committee! Bring your family and friends to Olympiad between Marguerite and Melinda for a day packed with excitement. The festivities kick off at 12:00 noon with live entertainment on the Main Stage and a lively DJ in the Fun Zone. Kids will love the array of rides and game booths, while foodies can indulge in delicious treats from our lineup of food trucks offering mouthwatering cuisine.

Browse through over 30 vendor booths showcasing fantastic crafts and gift ideas. Admission is FREE, with tickets available for games and rides. For added convenience, a complimentary shuttle service will run from 1:00 PM to 8:00 PM, with stops conveniently located around Lake Mission Viejo. Bike racks are provided at both entrances for cyclists.

Cap off the day with a breathtaking fireworks display at 9:00 PM.

LOCATION:
Olympiad between Marguerite and Melinda

INFORMATION:
949-830-7066

Newport Beach

Old Glory Boat Parade
July 4, 2024
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

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

Daytime cruise times - 4:00pm to 6:30pm. This 2.5 hour cruise travels along side the Old Glory Boat Parade through the world renowned Newport Bay. During your cruise you will see hundreds of yachts, sailing ships, and cruise ships navigating the harbor and creating a festive 4th of July boating experience. During your cruise you will also be taken out into the openen ocean to see the pristine Newport Beach coastline.

Night time fireworks cruise will run 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm. The 4th of July fireworks cruise is one of the most spectacular trips that we offer. This once a year event is something that everyone should witness at least once in their lifetime. 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. Along the way we may spot some Dolphin or possibly a Giant Blue Whale

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


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Annual: 4th of July is for Families
July 4, 2024
9 am - 12 noon

Join us for the 12th Annual 4th of July is for Families Newport Peninsula Bike Parade and Festival!

BIKE PARADE
W. Blaboa Blvd & 36th Street
9:00 A.M.

Community Festival
Channel Place Park
9:30–11:30 A.M.

Carnival Games + Arts & Crafts + Lawn Games & Music + Food for Sale *ALL DOGS MUST BE KEPT ON LEASH*

LOCATION:
Channel Place Park
4400 Channel Pl
Newport Beach, California 92663

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Independence Day on the Back Bay
July 4, 2024
Resort opens at 8:00 am
Fireworks show is at 9:00 pm

Bring out the red, white, and blue on July 4, 2024, as we celebrate Independence Day on the Back Bay! Our annual celebration will bring you a day filled with live entertainment, activities, water sports, food trucks, full bars, and a special firework show co-sponsored by the City of Newport Beach.

Paid Parking. On July 4, 2024, Newport Dunes’ Independence Day on the Bay celebration is $100 pre-paid reserved parking in our main paved lot (located off Jamboree & Back Bay Drive).

INFORMATION:
949-729-DUNE

Orange

3rd of July Celebration
July 3, 2024
Begins at 4 pm

Join us for some fun in the sun as we celebrate Independence Day the Orange Way; a day early and with a bang. The celebration begins at 4 p.m. with fun games, booths, and activities. Various food trucks supporting local non-profits will be on-site selling delicious food and drinks. The Patriotic Music Program, featuring the Orange Community Master Chorale, begins at 8 p.m. When the sun sets, enjoy a spectacular fireworks show lighting up the night sky.

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

Orange Park Acres

4th of July Parade
July 4, 2024
starts at 10 am

For 57 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
July 4, 2024

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

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 4, 2024
2-9:30 pm

Come celebrate Independence Day at the San Juan Capistrano Sports Park! This year’s family-friendly celebration will feature live music, food, games and activities, and a spectacular fireworks display. Festivities begin at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 4, with live music beginning at 2:30 p.m. featuring Flashback Heart Attack (80’s Hits), followed by Family Style (Blues, Soul, and Rock n’ Roll) at 4:30 p.m. and the community favorite Tijuana Dogs (Classic Rock and Dance) closing the show.

In addition to the live entertainment, activities will include face painting, a mechanical car ride, multiple bounce houses, several midway-type games, and food trucks. There will also be a small vendor area for attendees to support local businesses and non-profit organizations.

Parking is free and the summer trolley will be in operation from 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. that evening

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

INFORMATION:
For additional information, please contact the Community Services Department at (949) 493-5911

Santa Ana

Fourth of July at Centennial Park
July 4, 2024
3-9 pm

This free community event will include live music, kid’s activities, food vendors, and an amazing fireworks show to end the day.

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 W Edinger Avenue in Santa Ana.

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

INFORMATION:
714-571-4227

Tustin

Annual Fourth of July Celebration
Thursday, July 4, 2024
6-9:30 pm

Food, music, fireworks! Arrive early to sit on the bleachers or bring a blanket and enjoy a picnic on the grass. Several food trucks will be available

Free admission, live performance

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

INFORMATION:
714-573-3326

Yorba Linda

Celebrate July 4th at the Nixon Library
Thursday, July 4, 2024
10 am - 5 pm

A fun-filled day of patriotic events! The first 100 youngsters (12 and under) will receive a FREE copy of the Declaration of Independence.

All Day – Guests will be able to meet and take photos with American History Heroes George Washington, Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant, and Betsy Ross.

Paid Admission is required to tour the museum galleries.

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, 2024
5-9:30 pm

Celebrate Independence Day with the City of Yorba Linda at the 4th of July Firework Spectacular.

This free event will feature a live band, family activities, kids fun zone and food trucks.

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

INFORMATION:
714-961-7160

 

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