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San Juan Capistrano 4th of July Celebration & Summer Carnival

Come celebrate Independence Day at the 4-day San Juan Capistrano Summer Carnival followed by a spectacular fireworks show to end the festivities on July 4. The carnival will feature all your favorite classic rides like Ferris wheels and carousels to thrilling swing rides and spinning attractions. Alongside the rides, you can dance to live music, participate in old-fashioned picnic games, explore unique exhibitors, savor tasty food, or just relax in the beer and wine garden.

Free parking is available and the summer trolley stops right at the Sports Park, with service hours running through 10:00 p.m. during the event.

Mark your calendar, the Summer Carnival takes place from Saturday, July 1 through Tuesday, July 4, 2023.

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San Juan Capistrano 4th of July Celebration and Summer Carnival

San Juan Capistrano 4th of July Celebration & Summer Carnival

For additional details on ticket prices, wristbands and hours of operation please contact the Community Services Department at (949) 493-5911

Where: San Juan Sports Park
Address: 25925 Camino del Avion, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
Saturday/Sunday, July 1-2 | 12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Monday, July 3 | 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday, July 4, 2023 | 12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Fireworks Start Time: 9:00 PM
Admission: Free

Things to do at the Summer Carnival

  • Live Music
  • Carnival
  • Food & Refreshments
  • Beer & Wine Garden
  • Exhibit Booths
  • Free Animal Petting Pen
  • Balloon Animal Artists
  • Picnic Games
  • Mechanical Race Car Ride
  • Free Drawing to Win a Bike
  • Fourth of July Fireworks Show

Parking & Transportation

Parking is Free at San Juan Capistrano Sports Park and there will be bicycle and e-bike parking available. The summer trolley has a convenient stop right at the Sports Park, with service hours extended to 10:00 p.m. throughout the festivities. 

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Monique McArthur
Monique McArthur is a mother of two, writer, and creator of delicious recipes. In her spare time she enjoys exploring all that Orange County has to offer, traveling, shopping, running with her dogs and spending time with family.