4th of July Celebrations in Orange County, California

I love all holidays, however the 4th of July is my most favorite family holiday! I love our country! I love America for what it stands for, FREEDOM! I love the RED, WHITE & BLUE. I love to decorate and proudly display our nations flag from our home. I love running our local 5k. I love our local kids parade. I love our beach party. I love all of the friendly (haahahaha, not really) competitions when it comes to the boat ragatas, watermelon eating contest, best float, best decorated home, best costumes…. best you name it contest.

In all honesty, I love getting together with our friends, families and neighbors from sun up to sun down and just spending the day together celebrating the greatest country on Earth. The food is incredible on the 4th of July! Ribs, Lobster, Pulled Pork, Sausages, Pasta Salads, Chicken, Carne Asada, Korean Short Ribs, Macaroni Salad, Chips, Salsa, Guacamole, Desserts oh my goodness and the list goes on and on. I love feeding our law enforcement officers who keep us safe and I know firsthand that they love the 4th and walking the beat to see what type of grub they will be offered from all of us celebrating. The kids always have a great time and the parents enjoy just kicking back.

The fireworks are always top notch and can rival Disneyland’s nightly display of firey magic. There’s no greater feeling than hearing our National Anthem in the background, waving the American Flag, having your kids within arms reach and being cuddled up next to your spouse.

I know that there will be many events nationwide and I couldn’t possibly list all of the incredible gatherings that will be taking place throughout our country. I have chosen to share a few local events happening in Southern California, more specifically Orange County which is where we live.   All events take place on July 4th unless otherwise noted.  From my family to yours may you have a FUN, safe and blessed fourth of July….. God Bless America!

Aliso Viejo July 4th Celebration & Fireworks 
6-9:30pm Grand Park, www.avca.net

4th of July Celebration & Fireworks 
7am-9:30pm Canyon High & Peralta Park 

Disneyland 4th of July Fireworks 
9:30pm Disneyland, www.disneyland.com

Brea July 4 Country Fair 
7am-3pm City Hall Park, 

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Buena Park July 4th Fireworks 
9:30pm Knotts Berry Farm, www.knotts.com

Costa Mesa Music of Hotel California w/Fireworks 
8pm Pacific Amphitheatre @ OC Fair, pacificsymphony.org

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Cypress Salute to America Celebration 
4-9:30pm Cypress College, www.cypressca.org

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Dana Point 
July 4th Fireworks Extravaganza 
8:45pm DP HarborDoheny State Beach, www.danapoint.org 
Capt. Daves Fireworks Spectacular! 
8-10pm Dolphin & Whale Safari, www.dolphinsafari.com 
4th of July Fireworks Cruises 
7:30-9:30pm Dana Wharf Sportfishing, 

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Fullerton Festival and Fireworks Show 
5-9:30pm Fullerton H.S. Stadium, www.cityoffullerton.com

Huntington Beach Parade, Celebration, Fireworks July 3-6 
Downtown Huntington Beach, www.hb4thofjuly.org

Irvine Concert on the Green & Fireworks Festival 
3-9:30pm Irvine High School Stadium, www.irvinepa.org

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La Habra 4th of July Celebration & Fireworks 
4-9:30pm La Bonita Park, www.lahabraca.gov

La Palma Fitness Run for Fun & Fun Zone 
7:30-10:30am Central Park, www.cityoflapalma.org

Ladera Ranch 4th of July Celebration 
6am-9:30pm Various Locations, www.laderalife.com

Laguna Beach Fourth of July Fireworks 
9pm Heisler Park, www.lagunabeachcity.net

Laguna Hills Fourth of July Celebration w/Fireworks 
4-9:30pm Laguna Hills Comm. Center, ci.laguna-hills.ca.us 

Laguna Niguel July 4th Celebrations & Fireworks 
7:30am-9:30pm Crown Valley & LN Regional Parks 
(949) 425-5100 www.cityoflagunaniguel.org

Lake Forest 4th of July Parade 
10am-12pm Toledo Way/Ridge Route, www.lakeforestca.gov

Los Alamitos, Cypress, Rossmoor & Seal Beach 
4th of July Fireworks Spectacular
4-9:30pm Joint Forces Training Base, cityoflosalamitos.org

Mission Viejo Street Faire & Firework Spectacular 
12-9:30pm Olympiad & Marguerite, www.mvactivities.com

Newport Beach 
Old Glory Boat Parade 
1-3:30pm Newport Harbor: Collins Island, www.alyc.com 
American Legion Festivites & Fireworks 
7am-8pm Post 291: 215 15th Street, www.al291.com 
4th of July Cruise & Fireworks 
7-9:30pm Newport Bay, www.cruisenewportbeach.com 
Independence Day on the Back Bay wFireworks 
2:30-10:30pm Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort 
(949) 729-3863 www.newportdunes.com

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Orange 3rd of July Celebration w/Fireworks 
4-9pm Grijalva Park, ca-orange.civicplus.com

Rancho Santa Margarita 
Star Spangled Spectacular with Fireworks
8am-9:30pm Lago Santa Margarita Beach Club, 

San Clemente Fireworks Show 
9pm San Clemente Pier, www.san-clemente.org

San Juan Capistrano 4th of July Celebration & Fireworks 
3-9:30pm SJC Sports Park, www.sanjuancapistrano.org

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Santa Ana 4th of July Celebration & Fireworks 
5-9:30pm Centennial Park, www.ci.santa-ana.ca.us

Tustin July 4th Celebration & Fireworks 
6:30-9:30pm Tustin High School Stadium, www.tustinca.org

Yorba Linda 4th of July Spectacular & Fireworks 
5-9:30pm Veterans Sports Park/Yorba Linda Middle 
(714) 961-7160 

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