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4th of July Overview

Orange County

The 4th of July is Independence Day in the U.S.A. and a National Holiday. It commemorates our independence from England and the signing of the Declaration of Independence on July 4th, 1776. Residents display flags on the 4th of July to show their respect for the many who died during our struggle to be an independent nation and to declare allegiance to the union. The fireworks represent the 'Bombs Bursting in Air' as stated in our National Anthem. Celebrations take place all over California that include fireworks, concerts, carnivals, parades, barbecues and more. We've listed all of the locations in Orange County where a Fourth of July fireworks show can be viewed.* We do not list 4th of July celebrations that don't include professional fireworks.

TIP: Checkout the Pleasant Hill 4th of July Fireworks page for great advice on how to capture the perfect fireworks shot.

* We make no guarantees that fireworks will be on display at these locations, days or times. This list is based upon past years events and shows often get canceled due to lack of funding.

West Orange County

Head to the Los Alamitos Joint Forces Training Base for a 4th of July celebration including a food court, vendor booths, kid's fun zone and fireworks show at 9pm. The Los Alamitos JFTB is located off Katella Avenue or Seal Beach Boulevard from the 605 and 405 freeways respectively.

Los Alamitos JFTB
11206 Lexington Drive
Los Alamitos, CA 90720

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Huntington Beach hosts a multi-day independence celebration. Several days of entertainment, food and vendors take over Pier Plaza. Start the day on the 4th of July with a pancake breakfast, 5K run and parade. The fireworks show over the ocean starts at approximately 9pm. The Huntington Beach Pier is located off Beach Boulevard & Main Street from the 405 freeway.

Huntington Beach Pier
103 Pacific Coast Hwy
Huntington Beach, CA 92648

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Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort is a premier RV resort & Marina that hosts an annual 4th of July celebration. Paid admission includes access to two music stages, a wine & beer garden, hosted bar, bistro buffet and fireworks show. Other events going on nearby include a boat parade, bike & dog parade, dinner & fireworks cruise and Independence Day festival at Mariners Park. Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort is located off Jamboree Road from the 405 freeway.

Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort
1131 Back Bay Drive
Newport Beach, Ca 92660
(800) 765-7661

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Central Orange County

The Disneyland Resort has been hosting fireworks shows during the summer since 1956 but on 4th of July they add a patriotic grand finale. Paid admission will give access to theme park rides, restaurants, shows, gift shops and live entertainment at both Disneyland and California Adventure®. Disneyland Resort is located off Harbor Boulevard from Interstate 5.

Disneyland Resort
1313 Disneyland Drive
Anaheim, CA 92802

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Anaheim Hills offers a full day of 4th of July celebration beginning at Canyon High School with a pancake breakfast, 5K & 10K run, dog show and parade. Finish the day off at Peralta Canyon Park where there'll be live music, local food vendors and a fireworks show at approximately 9pm. Anaheim Hills is located off Imperial Highway from the 91 freeway.

Canyon High School
220 S Imperial Hwy
Anaheim, CA 92807
Map

Peralta Canyon Park
115 N Pinney Drive
Anaheim, CA 92807
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Head to Buena Park for the Knott's Berry Farm Fireworks Spectacular. Paid admission gains access to theme park rides, restaurants, shows, live entertainment and a patriotic fireworks show. Knott's Berry Farm is located off Beach Boulevard from the 91 freeway.

Knott's Berry Farm
8039 Beach Blvd
Buena Park, CA 90620
(714) 220-5200

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Head to Centennial Park for a 4th of July celebration with live music, food, face painting, a kid's zone play area, cannon firing, patriotic events and fireworks show at approximately 9pm. Centennial Park is located near the intersection of Harbor Boulevard and Edinger Avenue.

Centennial Park
3000 W. Edinger Avenue
Santa Ana, CA, 92704
(714) 571-4227

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East Orange County

The City of Fullerton hosts a 4th of July Celebration and Fireworks Show at Fullerton High School Stadium. Enjoy face painting, bounce houses, balloon artists, games, trampolines, slides, live music, a juggler, magician, stilt walker, carnival food and fireworks choreographed to patriotic music at approximately 9pm. Fullerton High School is located off Lemon Street from the 91 freeway.

Fullerton Union High School
201 E. Chapman Avenue
Fullerton, CA 92832
(714) 738-6545

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The City of Yorba Linda hosts a 4th of July celebration with a kid's zone, food, games, D.J. music, dancing and a fireworks show at approximately 9pm. Event is held at Veterans Park next to City Hall and Yorba Linda Middle School. Veterans Park is located off Yorba Linda Boulevard from the 57 freeway or Imperial Highway from the 91 freeway.

Yorba Linda Middle School
4777 Casa Loma Avenue
Yorba Linda, CA, 92886

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Celebrate the 4th of July at Tustin High School with live music, BBQ and a fireworks show at approximately 9pm. Tustin High School is located off Red Hill Avenue from Interstate 5.

Tustin High School
1171 El Camino Real
Tustin, CA, 92780

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South Orange County

Irvine has two fireworks shows; a public event at Irvine High School and another semi-private event at the lakes in Woodbridge. Head to Irvine High School for the Concert on the Green & Fireworks Festival event. Paid admission includes access to live music, food, games, prizes, bounce houses and a fireworks show choreographed to patriotic music at approximately 9pm. Irvine High School is located off Culver Drive from Interstate 5.
The community of Woodbridge has a 4th of July celebration at South Lake for members of its community where a fireworks show also takes place at approximately 9pm.

Irvine High School Stadium
4321 Walnut Ave
Irvine, CA 92604
(949) 724-0488
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Woodbridge Village Association
E. Yale Loop
Irvine, CA 92614
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Celebrate the 4th of July in Laguna Hills with carnival rides, games, live music, food, face painting and a fireworks show at approximately 9pm. The Laguna Hills Community Center is located off Alicia Parkway from Interstate 5.

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

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Lake Mission Viejo hosts a Fourth of July Street Faire & Fireworks Spectacular. Enjoy a patriotic day of live music, entertainers, food & craft vendors and a fireworks show at approximately 9pm. Lake Mission Viejo is located off Alicia Parkway from Interstate 5.

Lake Mission Viejo
22555 Olympiad Road
Mission Viejo, CA 92692
(949) 830-7066

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Rancho Santa Margarita offers a semi-private 4th of July Star Spangled Spectacular at the Lago Rancho Santa Margarita Beach Club. Rancho Santa Margarita is located off Alicia Parkway from Interstate 5.

Lago Rancho Santa Margarita Beach Club
21472 Avenida De Los Fundado
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688

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The City of Aliso Viejo hosts a July 4th Community Celebration &s; Fireworks show at the Grand Park. Enjoy children's arts and crafts, face painting, food & vendor booths, bounce houses, live entertainment, contests and fireworks at approximately 9pm. The Aliso Viejo Town Center Grand Park is located

Aliso Viejo Town Center Grand Park
City Lights Drive
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
(949) 243-7750

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Laguna Niguel offers a full day of celebration for the 4th of July at Laguna Niguel Regional Park. Start off with a pancake breakfast and 5K & 10K run. Take advantage of free swimming in the afternoon and an evening concert before the fireworks show. Laguna Niguel Regional Park is located off La Paz Road or Crown Valley Parkway from Interstate 5.

Laguna Niguel Regional Park
29751 Crown Valley Parkway
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
(949) 362-4351

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Enjoy two days of Independence celebration at the San Juan Capistrano Sports Park Complex. Paid admission gains access to carnival rides, games, live music, food, vendors, giveaways and a fireworks show choreographed to patriotic music at approximately 9pm. The San Juan Capistrano Sports Park Complex is located off Del Obispo Street from Interstate 5.

San Juan Capistrano Sports Park Complex
25925 Camino Del Avion
San Juan Capistrno, CA 92675
(949) 493-5911

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Dana Point hosts a July 4th Fireworks Extravaganza at Doheny State Beach. Enjoy free admission for the day and a fireworks show choreographed to patriotic music on FM 88.5, KSBR at approximately 8:45pm. Doheny State Beach is located off Highway 1 (PCH) from Interstate 5.

Doheny State Beach
25300 Dana Point Harbor Drive
Dana Point, CA 92629
(949) 248-3530

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The City of San Clemente hosts a 4th of July fireworks show from the San Clemente Pier beginning at approximately 9pm.

San Clemente Pier
620 Avenida Victoria
San Clemente, CA 92672

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