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4th of July Events in Orange County

The Fourth of July is the biggest celebration of the year. Family and friends gather to celebrate Independence Day clad in red, white, and blue clothes and patriotic hats and glasses. It’s time for parades, barbecues, and fireworks. Here’s a list of events to help you find a 4th of July celebration near you.

Independence Day will be celebrated on Thursday, July 4, 2024.

4th Of July Events In Orange County

Safe and Sane Fireworks are allowed in certain Orange County cities with restrictions. The fireworks must be approved by the CA State Fire Marshal and each city has designated times in which fireworks can be discharged. The following cities allow Safe and Sane fireworks on July 4th on private property and residential streets only:

  • Anaheim: 10:00 am – 10:00 pm (No fireworks in East Anaheim)
  • Buena Park: 10:00 am – 10:00 pm
  • Costa Mesa: July 2 – July 4 until 10:00 pm
  • Fullerton: 10:00 am – 10:00 pm
  • Garden Grove: 10:00 am-10:00 pm
  • Huntington Beach: Noon-10:00 pm
  • Santa Ana: July 1st Noon-10:00 pm; July 2nd & 3rd 10:00 am – 10:00 pm; July 4th 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
  • Stanton: 10:00 am – 11:00 pm
  • Villa Park: Noon – 10:00 pm
  • Westminster: 10:00 am – 10:00 pm

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Aliso Viejo

Aliso Viejo 4th Of July Community Parade & Celebration
Where: Aliso Viejo Ranch – 100 Park Avenue
When: 9-11AM

Kick off your Independence Day with the community parade at 9AM, followed by a free community festival with games, a rock wall, DJ and Gamemaster, giant slide, and face painting.

AVCA July 4th Celebration
Where: Grand Park/Town Center Amphitheater – 6101 City Lights Drive
When: July 4 | 6PM – 9:30PM

Activities: Experience the annual 4th of July Celebration and fireworks. Features live music, face painting, community booths, create-a-card, and carnival games. Low-level fireworks show will start at approximately 9:00 p.m.

Anaheim/Anaheim Hills

Anaheim Hills 4th of July Celebration
Where: Canyon High School & Peralta Park
When: July 4, 2024

Activities: Start the day off at Canyon High School with the Firecracker Run 5K/10K (7AM) followed by the Yankee Doodle Dog Show (9:00AM) and the Fourth of July Parade (1:00PM). Move over to Peralta Park for food vendors and live entertainment. Fireworks begin at 9:00 p.m.

Disneyland 4th of July
Where: Disneyland
When: July 4, 2024

Every year, Disneyland hosts a 4th of July celebration featuring a fireworks show accompanied by patriotic music. Guests can also witness the special Flag Retreat ceremony at 4:30 pm, which includes daytime fireworks. Additionally, Disney California Adventure’s World of Color includes a patriotic tribute. Don’t miss the opportunity to indulge in delightful July 4th themed treats throughout the park.

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Annual Country Fair on July 4th
Where: City Hall Park – 401 S. Brea Blvd.
When: July 4, 2024 | 7AM – 3PM

Activities: Pancake breakfast by the Kiwanis Club begins at 7 a.m. followed by a morning service. The Country Fair begins at 7:00 a.m. and includes a Kiddie Parade, Bow Wow contest, Teen Fun area, craft area, food, rides, live entertainment, games, and exhibits. $3 swimming at the Plunge opens at 12PM. A car show runs from 6AM – 2PM

Buena Park 

Knott’s Berry Farm 4th of July Fireworks
Where: Knott’s Berry Farm
When: July 4, 2024

Activities: Special fireworks display at 9:30 PM. Park stays open until 11:00 p.m. Find discount tickets through Ares Travel.

Costa Mesa

July 3rd Independence Day Community Celebration
Where: OC Fair & Event Center – 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, Lot A
When: Wednesday, July 3, 2024 | 5 p.m. – 11 p.m.

The free community celebration invites you to bring your family and friends for a memorable day with activities, live music, contests, and a fireworks show. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and set up on the lawn for an evening of fun. Food and drinks will be available for purchase but you are welcome to bring your own picnic. The event and parking is free. Fireworks start at 9:30PM.

4th of July Events


Salute To America
Where: Cypress College – 9200 Valley View Street
When: Friday, June 28, 2024 | 5:30PM – 9:30PM

Activities: Enjoy this patriotic celebration with live music by the Smokin’ Cobras, food trucks, vendors, entertainment, and a fireworks display at 9PM.

Dana Point

There will be a flyover at 5:55 to 6PM on the 4th of July. The Condor Squadron includes WWII North American AT-6 airplanes.

4th of July Fireworks Extravaganza
Where: Doheny Beach
When: 9:00PM

Activities: Special fireworks display shot from a barge off of Doheny State Beach

4th of July Water Wars
Where: Dana Point Harbor
When: All day

Activities: Bring your super soakers and water sprayers, paddleboards or dinghys plush chairs and towels to set up on the beach. Join in the biggest water fight in town.

Monarch Beach Firework Spectacular
Where: Monarch Beach Resort
When: TBA

Resort guests and members can enjoy a dazzling firework show from the comfort of your own guest room, or join fellow guests on the Grand Lawn for our complimentary lawn seating.

Fountain Valley

4th of July Bike Parade
Where: Los Arcos St, Fountain Valley, CA 92708
When: July 4, 2024 at 10:00 AM

Ride de the Los Jardines Loop on Bike, Scooters, Wagons, Strollers – all are welcome! All will ride together, finishing where it starts, and the kids can pick a fun treat! Decorate your vehicles and vessels.


4th of July Community Festival & Fireworks Show
Where: Fullerton Union High School Softball Field
When: No event scheduled for 2023.

Activities: Family activities, rides for kids, food vendors, live music and more.

Huntington Beach

HB 4th of July Carnival, Parade, Carnival & More
Where: Huntington Beach Pier Plaza/Main Street Huntington Beach
When: June 30 – July 4th

Activities: Over the course of 5 days the Huntington Beach 4th of July celebration will feature the following activities:

  • Block Party: June 30 on Main St at 5 pm
  • Retail & Food Vendors: July 1- 4 until 10 pm
  • Carnival: July 1- 4 until 10 pm
  • Decorating Contest: Decorate your home or business
  • Surf City 5k: July 4th at 7 am
  • Parade: July 4th at 10 am
  • Fireworks over the Ocean: July 4th at 9 pm
  • Cornhole Tourney: July 1- 2 (1 tournament each day)

Locals 4th of July Bicycle Cruise
Where: Lake Park and Main Street, Downtown Huntington Beach
When: TBA at 10:30AM

Activities: Decorate your bike and join the community to cruise down Main Street and through local neighborhoods to celebrate Independence Day.


July 4 Spectacular
Where: TBA
When: TBA

Activities: The Pacific Symphony presents the music of the Beatles to celebrate the 4th of July. An amazing fireworks show will follow the show.

Ladera Ranch

July 4th Celebration
Where: Founders Park – 28275 Avendale Blvd., Ladera Ranch
When: July 4, 2024- 3PM – 9:30PM

Activities: Games and activities will include a bungee, giant slides, the Wizzer, rock wall, Orbitron, zip line, race game trailer, face painting, artists, and carnival games. Fireworks at 9PM. Prior to the celebration, additional activities will include a Freedom Run on the Ranch, Community Parade and a Cupcake Bake-off.

Laguna Beach/Emerald Bay

4th of July Fireworks Show
Where: Heisler Park at Monument Point
When: July 4, 2024

Activities: Fireworks show. This is a popular event. Come early to spend a day at the beach before the fireworks.

Laguna Hills

Fourth of July Celebration
Where: Laguna Hills Community Center & Sports Complex
When: July 4

Activities: Carnival rides, games, live music, patriotic crafts, face painting, food and drinks available for purchase. No seating available, bring lawn chairs. Fireworks at 9:00 p.m.

Laguna Niguel

July 4th Week of Festivities
Where: Crown Valley Community Park
When: July 4th, 2024

Activities: Concert and Fireworks Show

  • July 4th – 5K & Kids run at Crown Valley Park (8AM), Pancake Breakfast (7:30AM – 10:30AM), Free Lap Swim at Laguna Niguel Aquatics Center, Patriotic Flyover (5:30PM), Concert At Crown Valley Park (6PM-8PM), and Fireworks display (9PM).

Lake Forest

Lake Forest 4th of July Race & Parade
Where: Near El Toro High School
When: July 4 at 9:30AM

Activities: 4th of July Parade – “Family + Fun + Freedom” Parking is at shopping center on El Toro Road and Serrano Road, at the Ralphs shopping center, and at Rancho Canada Elementary School. The Kiwanis will serve a pancake breakfast at 7AM in front of the high school, and the El Toro Chargers 5K run/walk begins at 7:00AM at the corner of Lake Forest and Chinook.

La Habra

4th of July Celebration
Where: La Bonita Park: 1440 W. Whittier Blvd.
When: July 4, 2024, 4:00 – 10:00PM

Activities: Fireworks show, flyover, live music by Pop Vinyl, kid’s activity booths, food vendors and general vendors. Fireworks begin at 9:00 p.m. Presale cost (June 6-30) is $5 for 13 and up, $3 for kids 3-12 years old. July 1 – 4 cost is $7 for 13 and up, $5 for ages 3-12. Limited capacity – wristbands required.

La Palma

Fitness Run for Fun
Where: Central Park – 7821 Walker St
Tuesday, July 4th, 2024

The La Palma Fitness Run for Fun is a chance to start your Independence Day on a healthy note and spend quality time with your loved ones, neighbors, and friends through a fun and engaging run, walk, or stroll. Participate in a 5K, 10K or kids fun run or 5K walk, or simply watch and enjoy a pancake breakfast or play in the Family Fun Zone.

Los Alamitos

3rd of July Fireworks Spectacular
Where: Los Alamitos Joint Forces Training Base
When: July 3, 2024; 4:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Activities: Gates open at 4:00 p.m. Fireworks begin at 9:00 p.m. Bring chairs and blankets and claim your spot to enjoy the show. There will be vendors, food, entertainment, and a family fun area. Entry will be through the Lexington or Orangewood gates.

Mission Viejo

July 4th Street Faire & Fireworks Spectacular
Where: Olympiad between Marguerite and Melinda
When: July 4, 2024

Activities: The street faire begins at Noon and includes food, live entertainment, games, vendor booths, and family fun. Plus, fireworks will begin at 9:00 p.m.

Newport Beach

July 4 Fireworks Cruises
Balboa Peninsula, Newport Harbor
Where: Davey’s Locker, Pavilion Building 400 Main Street Newport Beach 92661
When: July 4, 2024 (7 pm to 9:45 pm) 

Activities: Join cruises to view the amazing fireworks shows Newport Beach is known for. Cruises start off touring Newport Beach and viewing the yachts and boats celebrating July 4th, as well as Bay Front estates going all out with Independence Day events. As the sun sets the ships choose from several huge fireworks displays and get positioned for the show. The sights and sounds of fireworks over the ocean is a magical experience.

Annual 4th of July for Families
Newport Peninsula Bike Parade at 9:00 AM
W. Balboa Blvd. & 36th Street
Community Festival 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Channel Place Park – 4400 Channel Place
Carnival Games + Arts & Crafts + Lawn Games & Music + Food for Sale

Annual Mariners Park Independence Day Celebration
Parade begins at 10:30 on the corner of Commodore and Mariners Drive
Celebration 11:00AM – 1:30PM
Food trucks, live music, free entertainment, eating contests, lawn games, puppet show

Independence Day on the Back Bay
Where: Newport Dunes
When: July 4th | 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Fireworks begin at 9 PM

Activities: Guests will enjoy a weekend full of events and fun including swimming, watersports, inflatable water park, movies on the beach, and more. Fireworks show on 4th of July.

Old Glory Boat Parade
Where: Newport Harbor
When: Tuesday, July 4th at 1PM

Activities: Decorated boats will be cruising the Harbor. Come out and watch or join the fun.

Newport Beach 4th of July Weekend Saturday Pub Crawl
Where: Newport Beach Peninsula
When: Saturday, July 1

Over a half dozen locations participate in drinks specials while on a pub crawl.


3rd of July Celebration
Where: Grijalva Park – 368 N. Prospect St.
When: July 3, 2024, 4-9PM

Activities: The City of Orange’s 2023 Third of July Celebration will feature music, games, kids activities, food trucks, and a fireworks display. Children 2 and under are free, general admission is $7.

Orange Park Acres

4th of July Parade
Where: Salem Lutheran Church – 6500 Santiago Cyn Rd
When: Jul 04, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Activities: Participants and spectators can enjoy the annual parade where decorated antique cars, tractors, walking groups, community organizations, and of course, horses, will take to the street to celebrate Independence Day.

Rancho Santa Margarita

July 4th Star Spangled Spectacular
Where: Lago Santa Margarita Beach Club and Lakeshore Park: 21472 Avenida De Los Fundadores, Rancho Santa Margarita
When: July 4, 2024 through July 5th
Fireworks: July 5, 2024 at 9PM

Activities: This year, SAMLARC is hosting a two day 4th of July celebration complete with food, a patriotic bike parade, activities on the lake, musical performances, and a fireworks display.

San Clemente

4th of July Fireworks Show
Where: San Clemente Pier
When: July 4, 2024, 9PM

Activities: Fireworks show.

Fourth of July Office Chair Downhill Derby
Where: Avenida Rosa
When: July 4, 2024, usually between 9:00 AM and 10:00 AM

The chair race also known as the “Half Mile of Horror,” takes place annually on Independence Day. Participants race down a designated course on office chairs, showcasing their speed, agility, and creativity. Spectators gather to cheer on the participants as they navigate through twists, turns, and obstacles, creating a thrilling and entertaining experience for everyone involved.

San Juan Capistrano

Fourth of July Celebration & Summer Carnival
Where: San Juan Capistrano Sports Park – 25925 Camino Del Avion
When: July 2024

Activities: Enjoy a weekend packed with fun at the summer carnival featuring fireworks, music, dancing, carnival rides and games, bounce house, food, exhibitors, and fireworks at 9:00 p.m. on July 4th! Free admission trolley service.

Santa Ana

Independence Day Celebration
Where: Centennial Park – 3000 West Edinger Ave.
When: July 4, 2024 | 5PM – 9:30PM

Activities: Food, live music, kids activities, and more. Fireworks show begins at 9:00.

Sounds Of America Concert
Where: Fairhaven Memorial Park | 1702 Fairhaven Ave, Santa Ana
When: June 29, 2024 | 4-5:30PM

Seal Beach

3rd of July Fireworks Spectacular
Where: Los Alamitos Joint Forces Training Base
When: July 3, 2024; 4:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Activities: Gates open at 4:00 p.m. Fireworks begin at 9:00 p.m. Bring chairs and blankets and claim your spot to enjoy the show. There will be vendors, food, entertainment, and a family fun area. Entry will be through the Lexington or Orangewood gates.

This event is in partnership with Los Alamitos and Seal Beach.

Trabuco Canyon

4th of July Parade
Where: Trabuco General Store at Trabuco Oaks Drive
When: July 4, 2024

Starts at the Trabuco General Store and includes horses, floats, golf carts and much more in the parade.


4th of July Celebration
Where: Tustin High School Stadium | 1171 El Camino Real, Tustin, CA 92780
When: July 4, 2024 | Begins at 6PM

Activities: Fireworks begin at 9:00 p.m. plus get there early for an exciting lineup of activities, music and dancing, and food trucks.

Villa Park

Villa Park Fourth of July Parade
Where: Villa Park High School
When: 9:00 a.m.

Activities: For 2023, Villa Park rolls out the Stars On Parade masked strolling and rolling event on the 4th of July. Decorate your bike, scooter, wagon, skateboard, stroller, or scooter and join in the fun. Motorized vehicles will be permitted but will park on Taft and enter the group after walkers have passed. Line-up begins at 8:30 am.

Yorba Linda

4th of July Fireworks Spectacular
Where: Veterans Sports Park – 4756 Valley View Ave. & Yorba Linda Middle School – 4777 Casa Loma Ave.
When: July 4, 2024 beginning at 5:00 PM; Fireworks at 9:00 PM

Activities: Food vendors, family activities, kids fun zone, live band featuring Kayln & The New Frontier and fireworks display.

July 4th at the Nixon Library
Where: Nixon Library – 18001 Yorba Linda Blvd., Yorba Linda, CA 92886
When: July 4, 2024

A fun-filled day of patriotic events.

Catalina Island

Two Harbors Fireworks Show
Where: Two Harbors, Isthmus Pier, Two Harbors, CA
When: July 3, 2024

Come watch the spectacular firework show over Isthmus Cove! Fireworks begin at dark.

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