Fireworks, parades, BBQs and family ~ make memories with your friends and family this 4th of July! From beaches, harbors, local high schools and amusement parks below are places to celebrate the Fourth of July throughout Orange County.
AVCA July 4th Celebration
Grand Park/Town Center Amphitheater
6:00p.m. to 9:30p.m.
Join us for a fun-filled July 4th Celebration.
- Live Entertainment from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. by Undercover Live
- Food & Beverages Available for Purchase
- Arts & Crafts
- Complimentary Face Painting
- Complimentary Bounce Houses
- Low Level Fireworks Show (dusk)
IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Grand Avenue will be closed from City Lights Drive to Vantis on the day of the event from 6:00 a.m. – 11:30 p.m. for ALL bikes, cars and pedestrians.
You will not be allowed to save a spot until 6:00 am when the park opens. Please lay out blankets and chairs only.
No staking, roping off, or using caution tape to secure an area. EZ ups, canopies and tents are also not allowed to secure a space. All tarps will be removed & disposed of since they damage the grass.
Please leave your pets at home. Only service animals are allowed at the event.
AVCA is not responsible for unattended items.
Disney’s Celebrate America! A Fourth of July Concert in the Sky
“Disney’s Celebrate America! A Fourth of July Concert in the Sky” rockets into the air above Sleeping Beauty Castle. This special, fireworks spectacular will be presented on four different nights, July 1 – 4 at 9:25 p.m.
Anaheim Hills 4th of July Celebration
Start the day with a delicious pancake breakfast served immediately following the Race, stay for the Yankee Doodle Dog Show, our 4th of July Patriotic Parade, and finish the day at Peralta Park where you will enjoy countless food vendor and expo booths of our local businesses and organizations and live musical performances on our main stage. Don’t forget to grab a seat for your family and friends as the night culminates with a spectacular fireworks display honoring the red white and blue!
July 4 Country Fair
City Hall Park
The all-day 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.
Admission is free.
Swimming at the Plunge begins at 11 a.m. for $2.
Celebrate July 4th with the “Salute to America” Fireworks show nightly at 9:30p.m. on July 1, July 2 & July 4.
Pacific Symphony with Brass Transit – July 4 Spectacular: Music of Chicago
OC Fair & Event Center – Pacific Amphitheatre
Wednesday, July 4, 8 p.m.
Celebrate the Fourth of July at Pacific Amphitheatre with the music of Chicago, known as the “rock and roll band with horns.” Brass Transit, a Chicago tribute band, will perform hits such as “If You Leave Me Now,” “You’re the Inspiration” and “Hard to Say I’m Sorry” with the Pacific Symphony, conducted by Richard Kaufman. The evening will also include patriotic tunes and a fireworks display.
Tickets start at $25; Buy online at Ticketmaster. Attendees of this pre-Fair show can save their ticket stub for one free admission to the 2018 OC Fair, July 13-Aug. 12 (open Wednesday-Sunday).
4th of July Fireworks Extravaganza
Doheny State Beach
4th of July is one of the most popular days at Doheny, so if you’re planning to spend the day at the beach and see the fireworks in the evening, get an early start as the park fills up early. You may walk into the park any time during the day with no fee charged. Park hours are 6 AM to 10 PM. Fireworks start at 8:45 PM. Bring a personal FM radio device and listen to the patriotic music accompanying the fireworks on FM 88.5, KSBR. No firecrackers or fireworks are permitted in the park, and alcoholic drinking is prohibited.
Gather the family and friends, look towards the skies over Doheny State Beach and experience this patriotic extravaganza. The fireworks are synchronized to a captivating musical score. FREE buses will make round trips from Dana Hills High School to Dana Point Harbor from 10:00 am to 11:00 p.m. The show starts at 9:00 p.m., so be sure to arrive early to grab the best spot.
4th of July Fireworks Cruise 2018
July 4 at 7:30p.m. – 9:30p.m.
Join us aboard the R/V Sea Explorer for a sunset cruise! At sea, you’ll have a unique and unbeatable view of the fireworks while enjoying wine, beer, and light snacks.
Parking Update: The Ocean Institute parking lot may be impacted by holiday traffic. Please consider using the Dana Point Trolley system to get to the Ocean Institute, and have a plan for after the cruise. The Ocean Institute will not be providing a shuttle when the cruise returns.
Prices: $65/adult (13 & up) | $45/child (4 – 12) | Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
Members: Receive a 10% discount; enter your Member ID # in the “Enter Promotional Code” field to receive your discount.
4th of July Festival and Fireworks Show
Fullerton High School Softball Field
July 4 at 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Admission: Free | NOMINAL FEES MAY APPLY for activities (Approximately $2 to $5).
Fireworks begin at 9 p.m. and last for approximately 20 minutes. There will be live music and additional entertainment.
Enjoy three days of live entertainment, exhibitors, food vendors and family activities at this year’s festival themed “A Star Spangled Salute” Enjoy breakfast at Lake Park, cheer on participants in the Surf City 5K run, visit pier plaza for entertainment and much more. End the day with a spectacular fireworks show over the ocean. See website for full schedule of events and locations. Fireworks on Fourth of July only at 9 p.m. Free. Bleacher and VIP seating available $10-$20. Breakfast $5.
Irvine 34th Annual Concert on the Green
Irvine High School Football Stadium
Gates open at 3p.m.
Fireworks start at 9:00pm
This year’s event is set up to be one of our best! We 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)
Enjoy a Pyro Musical sky concert & Fireworks extravaganza by Pyro Spectaculars
The Fireworks Show
THE FIREWORKS SHOW in Laguna Beach takes place in Heisler Park at Monument Point. The show begins at approximately 9p.m. and that area of the park will be closed at noon in preparation. Every year Heisler Park is covered in picnic blankets hiding nearly every blade of grass by noon, so if you plan to stay and watch the fireworks, we recommend you arrive early to stake your claim on the grass.
Fourth of July Celebration
Laguna Hills Community Center
4:00p.m. – 9:30p.m.
Bring your family and friends to enjoy the fun, food, and festivities! Carnival rides and games, live music, patriotic crafts and face painting 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!
July 4th Summer Concert – The Suffragetes (Hits from 70’s & Today)
Crown Valley Community Park
Bring your family and friends to enjoy a night of music under the stars! Free shuttle service available from 4-10:30pm. Park at City Hall at 30111 Crown Valley Parkway.
Food and dessert will be available for purchase from gourmet food trucks.
For the safety of others: please no scooters, skateboards, rollerblades, pets, or glass containers allowed in the event area. No smoking allowed in park.
Please bring low chairs/blankets. No blankets with plastic backing or plastic tarps. No chairs/blankets setup prior to park opening at 6am on concert day. The City of Laguna Niguel is not responsible for unattended items. *After the 4th of July concert, walk (3/4mi. each way) to the Regional Park for the fireworks display at 9pm, seating is in the grass/dirt. Bring flashlights for the dark trail!
4th of July parade starts at 10:00 a.m. sharp and typically ends around noon. Parking is available at El Toro High School. See link for parade route.
La Habra Fourth of July Celebration
La Bonita Park
The City of La Habra prides itself on having one of the best 4th of July events in the area. In addition to a fantastic fireworks display, our event includes performances by live bands, raffles, a kids’ zone with carnival games, inflatables, balloon art and face painting, as well as food vendors and general merchandise vendors. Past events have also included military fly-overs.
This year, the event has moved to La Bonita Park, 1440 W. Whittier Blvd.; entrance to the event will be from the north and east entrances to the park. Guests should bring their own seating, and food and drinks can be brought into the event, however, no glass containers or alcoholic beverages are permitted. Also, no pets are permitted, with the exception of service dogs.
The 2018 4th of July event will feature live music by Soto. Pre-sale wristband prices for the event are: Adults (13+ yrs.) = $5; Kids (3-12 yrs.) = $3. Pre-sale wristbands can be purchased at the La Habra Community Center, 101 W. La Habra Blvd., Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., beginning on June 1st. Day-of-event wristband prices are: Adults (13+ yrs.) = $7; Kids (3-12 yrs.) = $5. Children under 3 years are always free.
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; 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.
The 38th Annual La Palma Fitness Run for Fun will be held on Wednesday, July 4, 2018. To register, click here and complete the form.
10K race begins at 7a.m., 5K race begins at 8:30a.m. Everyone is invited to a attend the Pancake Breakfast hosted by Laura’s House. From 7:45am to 11:30am they will be serving up pancakes, sausage, coffee and juice $5 for adults and children. All proceeds benefit Laura’s House.
July 4th Celebration
Community Parade begins at 10:30a.m., games and activities, food concession sales, teen zone, concert, and fireworks.
Fireworks Spectacular at the Los Alamitos Joint Forces Training Base
Gates open at 4p.m. | Fireworks begin at 9p.m.
More than 12,000 spectators from all over Southern California are expected to attend this patriotic event this year, as it has become one of the most exciting and enticing regional events for thousands of residents, their families and friends in North Orange County.
This year’s celebration features live music, food vendors, sponsor booths, military displays, all leading up to the longest and most spectacular fireworks show in the area.
Lawn Chairs & Blankets encouraged. Due to security, all adults must provide ID.
July 4th Street Faire
Olympiad between Marguerite and Melinda
Join us for fun on the 4th of July! 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.
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.
Join us for our historic 4th of July annual INDEPENDENCE DAY on the BAY celebration! Set up your spot on the beach for the most spectacular pyrotechnic fireworks show in Orange County! Bring your beach chairs and umbrellas for a fun day in the sun with live entertainment, food trucks, and a full bar.
We’ll have family fun available all day. Swim in the Bay. Rent kayaks, paddleboats, stand up paddle boards, hydro bikes at our Watersports. Rent a lifejacket for two hours to use our amazing Inflatable Water Park – the biggest on the West coast! There’s a special section set aside for smaller children.
Game room is open all day.
We will have food trucks and onsite restaurant available. The marketplace is open for purchase of snack and beverages. There will be full bars and non-alcoholic beverages available all day. Sorry – No Outside Alcohol is allowed.
Pyrotechnic fireworks show extravaganza is sponsored by the City of Newport Beach and will start around 9 PM. Patriotic music will be synced to the show. (Everyone must take down their canopies and umbrellas before the fireworks show starts for optimal viewing).
4th of July Cruises
Times: 1:00pm to 3:30pm | 4:00pm to 6:30pm
Cruise Ticket: $45 per person
Come cruise Newport Bay this 4th of July. These 2.5-hour cruises travel alongside the Old Glory Boat Parade through the world-renowned Newport Bay. With over 20 miles of gorgeous waterfront estates and multi-million dollar yachts, Newport Bay is the largest recreational bay on the West Coast. During each 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 open ocean to see the pristine Newport Beach coastline. See the Sothern California coast decorated with thousands of people gathering on the beach.
While cruising you can snack on complimentary fresh chips and salsa. Icy margaritas and pina coladas are never too far away at the full-service bar onboard. A giant pod of dolphin passes by and several stay with the ship playing just under the bow. Along with the fabulous Newport Beach coastline, the waters are some of the most pristine in California and thrive with marine life. You never know what might be in store including giant blue whales that have been known to cruise just outside the harbor in the late afternoon. Soon your back inside the bay and what has only seemed a few minutes is, in fact, the entire cruise as the ship returns to dock. Call (949) 673-1489 or book online here to reserve your cruise today!
4th of July Fireworks Cruise
7p.m. to 9:30p.m.
Cruise Ticket: $45 per person
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 among hundreds of other boats all celebrating the Spirit of America. Once you depart Newport Harbor the boat will travel for a short time along the beautiful beaches of Corona Del Mar and Laguna Beach. Along the way, we may spot some Dolphins or possibly a Giant Blue Whale. This is all considered an appetizer for the event that takes place once the sun goes down. After sunset, you will have a front row seat to one of the largest 4th of July fireworks displays in Southern California. Bare witness to hundreds of colors and patterns that the sky has to offer on this night. Not only will you see the sky illuminated in a firey burst, but feel and hear every pop and crackle during this one of a kind event. For more information or to make a reservation call us at (949) 675-0551.
3rd of July Celebration and Fireworks Spectacular
El Modena High School
4:00p.m. – 9:00p.m.
3rd of July Celebration. Any city can celebrate America’s birthday on July 4. The City of Orange does it the right way, starting the party a day early.
Orange is proud to present the Annual “3rd of July” Celebration and Fireworks Spectacular. Residents and visitors are invited to come out to El Modena High School – Fred Kelly Stadium on Tuesday, July 3rd beginning at 4 p.m. to get the Independence Day party started early.
The July 3rd 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.
Rancho Santa Margarita
July 4th Star Spangled Spectacular
Lago Santa Margarita Beach Club and Lakeshore Park
Beach Club Opens at 8:00 a.m.
Bike and Trike Parade at 10:00 a.m.
Games and Activities at 12:00 p.m.
Fireworks Show at 9:00 p.m
Join us at the Beach Club for a traditional Independence Day celebration with swimming, family games and a spectacular fireworks show. Admittance into the Beach Club on Wednesday, July 4th, will be by ticket only to receive access wristbands. At 3:00 p.m., if wristbands have not been redeemed, open spots will be given on a first-come, first-serve basis.
4th of July Fireworks Show
San Clemente Pier
Come and enjoy an evening of outstanding fireworks from 9:00p.m. to 10:00p.m.
San Juan Capistrano
4th of July Celebration & Carnival
San Juan Capistrano Sports Park
Make plans to bring your family and friends to the San Juan Capistrano Sports Park, located at 25925 Camino Del Avion on Wednesday, July 4. The celebration includes food, vendors, exhibitors along with a beer and wine garden for the adults. The carnival features over 15 mechanical rides and attractions including thrill rides and activities for the little ones.
Carnival gates open on the Fourth of July at 12:00 p.m. The carnival is closed on Thursday, July 5, and will reopen on Friday, July 6, from 4:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m., Saturday, July 7, from 12:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., and Sunday, July 8, from 12:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m.
The Fiesta Association provides free family games for the entire family to enjoy throughout the afternoon. The City of San Juan Capistrano will offer a fun mechanical car ride around the sports park free of charge and Black Belt Tae Kwon Do of San Juan Capistrano provides a bounce house near the main stage for the kids to enjoy.
“Family Style” arrives on stage at 6:30 p.m. to get the crowd dancing, and the evening ends with a spectacular Fireworks Display at 9:00 p.m.
There’s free on-site parking and a shuttle service available. Please call the Community Services Department at (949) 493-5911 for shuttle service routes and additional event information.
Personal fireworks and barbecues are not permitted on the Sports Park grounds.
8th Annual Fourth of July Celebration
Join us for the 8th Annual Fourth of July Celebration at Centennial Park! This free annual event celebrates Independence Day with live music, delicious food, youth sports activities, kids jump zone, face painting, and more! Along with the fun, children will have a chance to meet important figures from American History at our annual History Walk and see a civil war cannon display. To end the festivities, a 20-minute firework finale will light up the night sky! So bring the family, a picnic and lawn chairs, and enjoy a fun-filled evening at Centennial Park!
4th of July “Land of the Free” Celebration
Tustin High School Stadium
Festivities begin at 6:30p.m., and fireworks start at 9:00p.m. | Free Admission
Arrive early to sit on the bleachers or bring a blanket and enjoy a picnic on the grass. Tustin High Boosters will be selling drinks, snacks, and BBQ. Operation Warm Wishes will be collecting nonperishable food items for homeless Veterans.
Villa Park Fourth of July Parade
Villa Park High School
Time: 8:30 AM lineup; 9:00 AM Start
Parade Start/End: Starts and ends at VPHS
Parade Length: About a mile and half (approximately 30 minutes)
The Villa Park Fourth of July parade will be on Wednesday, July 4th, 2018. The parade lineup will start at 8:30 AM and the parade will begin at 9:00 AM. Celebrate your red white and blue with the Villa Park 4th of July Bike and Car Parade. You’re invited to decorate your bike, scooter, wagon, skateboard, stroller, car, motorcycle, or basically anything that you can think of that would be a blast to parade around town.
Activities at The Fourth of July Parade:
- Food, treats and drinks
- Raffle/prizes for adults and kids
- and more…
4th of July Firework Spectacular
Veterans Sports Park
Celebrate our Nation’s independence at the City of Yorba Linda’s annual 4th of July Firework Spectacular. The event will feature a live band, family activities, kids fun zone, and food and information vendors.