It’s time to celebrate America’s Independence again this year in Orange County! From fireworks to parades, games and great summertime food, locations around OC are putting on spectacular shows. The following is a complete list.
Dana Point 4th of July Fireworks Extravaganza
Dana Point Harbor
Dana Point, CA 92629
www.danapoint.orgThe City of Dana Point will be presenting their 4th of July Fireworks show this year at 9pm over the Dana Point Harbor. Featuring a musical simulcast from KSBR 88.5FM, you’ll want to make sure to get there early. For the best spot, sit on the beach or visit the cliffs of Blue Lantern Park or Heritage Park for terrific views of fireworks as they light up the night’s sky.
Newport Beach 4th of July Celebrations
Newport Beach Harbor
Date: July 4 at 2pmNewport Beach is throwing a July 4th Celebration with a bang this year. Literally! Join other OC residents in honoring America’s independence with entertaining activities and events along throughout the day. Starting in the day, join others at the Newport Beach Harbor as owners of boats decorate them with everything red, white and blue for the “Old Glory Parade.” In addition, at the Newport Landing, they will offer 3 cruises for the 4th of July including a fireworks cruise. In the evening, the skies will light up for a fireworks display that trumps most. An Independence Day show at the Newport Beach Back Bay will entertain visitors with an incredible display, as well as with live music, food trucks, and a beer and wine garden. The fireworks show begins at 9pm, but get there around 3pm to enjoy plenty of live music.
Huntington Beach Fireworks Celebration
Huntington Beach Pier
325 Pacific Coast Highway
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
Date: July 2, 3 & 4, 2016 – Fireworks only on July 4thHuntington Beach will be throwing their own party in honor of July 4th this year! Offering live entertainment, delicious food, and an amazing fireworks show to end the day, it’s one party you won’t want to miss. Although entry to the festivities is free, primary seating at the fireworks spectacle is not. Individuals hoping to get a VIP seat should purchase tickets here in advance. With a theme of “America The Beautiful,” the celebration will feature a 5k run, a 4th of July parade, and of course fireworks over the ocean at 9pm.
Anaheim Hills Annual Fourth of July Spectacular Fireworks Show
Canyon High School & Peralta Park
115 N Pinney Dr
Anaheim, CA 92807
Date: July 4 from 12pm to 9pmThe city of Anaheim Hills is going all out for July 4th this year! At Peralta Park, food, game booths and entertainment will be on hand all day, but once 9pm hits, expect a spectacular fireworks display! Put on by one of the best firework companies in the country, the big finale will be nothing short of incredible. Accompanied by patriotic music, enjoy the night with family and friends! Other events during the day include a 5/10 K run, a pancake breakfast, a patriotic parade, food, games and the Yankee Doodle Dog Show. Visit www.anaheimhillscommunitycouncil.org for additional information and times.
Joint Forces Training Base
11200 Lexington Drive
Los Alamitos, CA 90720
Date: July 4 at 4pmBeginning at 4pm, join other revelers at the Joint Forces Training Base for a day of 4th of July celebrations! A food court, booths, entertainment, and a kids zone will be on hand all day, but at 9pm fireworks will light up the sky.
Fullerton Fireworks Display & Festival
Fullerton High School Stadium
Lemon St. & Berkeley Ave.
Fullerton, CA 92832
Date: July 4 from 5pm to 9:30pmOn the day of America’s Independence, the City of Fullerton will be putting on a 20 minute firework display accompanied by live music by Deke Dickerson and the Eccofonic and other entertainers at the Fullerton High School Stadium at the corner of Lemon St. and Berkeley Ave. This old-fashioned 4th of July festival will feature entertainment, family fun games as well as food booths and of course an excellent fireworks display. Fireworks will light up the skies above the stadium at 9pm.
July 4th Concert on the Green & Fireworks
Irvine High School Stadium
4321 Walnut Ave
Irvine, CA 92604
Date: July 4, 2016 from 3pm to 9:30pmHosting its annual Concert On The Green & Fireworks Show at the Irvine High School Stadium, join others for live music, activities, and a fireworks show as dusk hits. Visitors will get to enjoy delicious food from gourmet trucks, as well as activities for the kids and a live music performance by the Derek Bordeaux Group. Seating in the stadium is available, or bring your oown chairs for seating on the field itself. Pre-sale tickets can be purchased at the Community Services Front Counter before July 1 for $15 for adults and $10 for children and seniors, or pay $50 for a family pass (2 adults, 4 children). Or, you can buy single tickets at the gate (it’s cash only!).
Pacific Symphony July 4 Spectacular
8808 Irvine Center Dr
Irvine, CA 92618
Date: July 4, 2016 at 8pm
Irvine’s Verizon Ampitheater will begin the evening with patriotic music, and then showcase the best known hits of Michael Jackson. Concertgoers will enjoy hits from “Thriller,” “Bad,” “Off The Wall” and others. After the show, an amazing fireworks finale will wow the audience.
Fourth of July at Centennial Park
3000 W Edinger Ave
Santa Ana, CA 92704
Date: July 4, 2016 at 9pmCelebrating Independence at Centennial Park, residents of Santa Ana are in for a treat with live music, kids’ fun areas, tasty food, a history walk, and a great fireworks show beginning at 9pm.
Annual Fourth of July Celebration
Tustin High School
1171 El Camino Real
Tustin, CA 92780
Date: July 4, 2016 from 6:30pm to 9:30pmFeaturing live entertainment and more at 6pm, the fireworks show will begin at 9pm and makes for the perfect opportunity to set up a picnic and blanket. Stadium seating is available for those that get there early, so make sure to plan ahead!
City of Laguna Hills Fourth of July Celebration
Laguna Hills Community Center and Sports Complex
25555 Alicia Parkway
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
Date: July 4, 2016 at 9pmFeaturing live music, carnival rides, crafts, face painting, and games, Laguna Hills’ Fourth of July Celebration will also offer food and drink for purchase. Fireworks begin around 9pm.
All Day 4th Of July Celebration
Laguna Niguel Regional Park
28241 La Paz Rd
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
Date: July 4, 2016 with all day events; Fireworks at 9pmOffering a ton of events all day, Laguna Niguel’s July 4th event is sure to entertain those who attend! Start the day off with a run in the park at 6am, and then enjoy a pancake breakfast from 7:30am to 11am hosted by the Laguna Niguel Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with the local YMCA. At 6pm, you can really start your festivities with a live concert in the park by Undercover Live at the Crown Valley Community Park. Once the show is over, walk over to the Laguna Niguel Regional Park for a fireworks show that begins at 9pm and is set over the lake!
4th Of July Celebration
La Habra High School Stadium
801 Highlander Av
La Habra, CA 90631
Date: July 4, 2016 from 5pm to 9:45pmPriding itself on having one of the best fireworks shows and July 4th celebrations, the city of La Habra is featuring a ton of activities including live musical performances from Soto Band, and others, and obstacle course, raffles, kids zones, carnival games, balloon artists, face painting, as well as food vendors offering tasty options. Gates open at 5pm for the pre-fireworks show; the fireworks begin around 9:15pm.
4th of July Fireworks Show at the San Clemente Pier
Parque Del Mar
622 Avenida Del Mar
San Clemente, CA 92672
Date: July 4, 2016 at 9pmBeginning at dusk, the city of San Clemente will commemorate America’s independence with a fireworks show on the Municipal Pier. Enjoy everything from fun game booths and live shows to a sparkling display of lights which will fill up the sky from the pier. Every year features new and exciting displays, so expect to come early to snag the best seats. The fireworks display can also be seen from many beaches and hilltop areas in and around San Clemente.
1313 Disneyland Dr
Anaheim, CA 92802
July 4, 2016Celebrating July 4th with a 15-minute 360-degree fireworks extravaganza, Disneyland is undoubtedly one of the best places to honor America this year. Set to patriotic music, salute the stars and stripes and commemorate Independence Day with the inspirational fireworks show that will begin around 9:30pm and go for 30 minutes.
The Mission Viejo Annual Street Faire and Fireworks Spectacular
Olympiad Road between Marguerite Parkway and Melinda Road
Date: July 4, 2016Held every year on Olympiad Road between Marguerite Parkway and Melinda Road, The Mission Viejo Annual Street Faire is all things patriotic. With a fun-filled street fair including game booths, food, and more, the fun keeps going at night with a fireworks spectacular. Other entertainment, including music, dance, comedy, performances and more will also be offered here.
San Juan Capistrano 4th of July Celebration
The Sports Park
25925 Camino Del Avion
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
Date: July 4 at 12pmWith events beginning at 12pm including a full scale carnival offering children and parents plenty of activities to take part in, delicious food and more, you can be sure that San Juan Capistrano’s 4th of July Celebration is going to be even better than last year. All rides and games do require a small purchase, with the exception of a free mechanical train ride through the Sports Park and great old fashioned family picnic games which all ages can participate in. Aside from those activities, vendors will be selling delicious food, wine, beer, and desserts. Culminate the evening with a choreographed fireworks show that will have you oohing and ahhing! The choreographed fireworks display begins around 9pm.
Annual Fourth of July Spectacular
4756 Valley View Ave
Yorba Linda, CA 92886
Date: July 4, 2016Yorba Linda is throwing their own fireworks spectacular for July 4th featuring family activities, live entertainment, food vendors, children’s areas and much more. Fireworks begin at 9pm.