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Top Orange County 4th of July Events

4th of July Event in Orange County

Anaheim Hills

Event Name: Anaheim Hills 4th of July Celebration
When: Friday, Jul 4 7:00a to 9:00p
Location: Canyon High School | 220 S. Imperial Hwy., Anaheim, CA 92807
Anaheim Hills Community Council Gearing Up for Fourth of July Celebration

The Anaheim Hills Fourth of July Celebration is quickly approaching and the Anaheim Hills Community Council and the Anaheim Chamber of Commerce have a variety of events that are open to the community. The festivities begin with the Firecracker Run 5K/10K from 7 to 10 a.m. at the Canyon High School track, which will also be the site for the Pancake Breakfast that runs from 8 to 10 a.m. At 10 a.m., pet owners will converge on the Canyon High School campus for the Yankee Doodle Dog Show.

From there, focus will shift to Peralta Park where food booths will be feeding attendees from 3 to 8:45 p.m. while they enjoy entertainment from 4 to 8:45 p.m. and a Fourth of July Parade that starts at Canyon High School. Finally, the evening will culminate in a spectacular Fourth of July fireworks show beginning at 9 p.m.

****Parade begins at Canyon High School and will run down the NORTH side of Santa Ana Canyon Road and END at Pinney and Santa Ana Canyon Road. Parade viewing ONLY on the north side of Santa Ana Canyon Road… No parade viewing on the South Side of Santa Ana Canyon Road.


Event Name: July 4 County Fair
When: Friday, Jul 4 7:00a to 4:00p
Location: City Hall Park | 401 S Brea Blvd, Brea, CA 92821

Day-long festivities begin with the Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast at 7 –11 a.m., followed by the Brea Ministerial Association morning service. The fair officially opens at 10 a.m. and free entertainment continues until 4 p.m.

  • Live musical performances
  • Kiddie Parade, Beautiful Baby and Bow Wow Contests
  • Teen Fun Area and Little Kids Fun Area
  • Pie Eating and Hula Hoop Contests
  • Classic and Custom Car Show
  • Market Place shopping area
  • $2 swimming at the Plunge (for all ages)
  • Reptacular Animals Reptile Show
  • Admissions is free
  • Other activities throughout the park include an antique car display, petting zoo, food and game booths, tours of the Brea Museum and Heritage Center and trolley tours of Olinda Oil Museum and Trail and much more.

Coto de Caza

Event Name: 4th of July Parade and Festival
When: Friday, Jul 4 10:00a
Location: Coto de Caza Sports Park | 31141 Alta Dr. Coto de Caza, CA 92679

Summer would not be complete without Coto de Caza’s 33rd Annual 4th of July Parade and Festival, hosted by The Rotary Club of Coto de Caza/Rancho Santa Margarita . The parade features classic cars, golf carts, self-made floats, sports teams, and performance groups for friends, family, and the community.

This year, the participation of Coto de Caza residents Dave and Barbara Hubert will be a featured parade highlight; they are excited to introduce their shiny, red-and-gold antique steam fire engine to this year’s Independence Day celebration. Weighing in at a whopping 10,700 pounds this 1902 fire engine will be pulled by the traditional three-horse-hitch of powerful draft horses. They will also be accompanied by their dog, Dottie the Dalmatian. Event festivities will kick off at 10 a.m. with the parade starting at Plano Trabuco and Coto de Caza Drive and ending at the Festival housed at the Sports Park in Coto de Caza.


Event Name: Cypress Fireworks Celebration
When: Friday, July 4, 2014 4 pm
Location: Held at Joint Forces Training Base, Los Alamitos 11200 Lexington Drive (enter at Lexington Gate, South of Katella Avenue).

Food Court, Sponsor Booths, Entertainment, Fireworks, Kids Fun Zone.

Due to security regulations all adults must provide one of the following I.D.s: California Driver’s License or California I.D or Military ID or Passport. Lawn chairs and blankets are encouraged. NO Alcohol Please! $5 event parking

Information: 714-229-6700

Dana Point

Event Name: July 4th All American BBQ Buffet at Laguna Cliffs
When: Friday, July 4, 2014 5 – 8:30
Location: Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort | Vue Lawn & OverVue Deck, 25135 Park Lantern, Dana Point

Enjoy an the day with an American BBQ buffet, complete with live entertainment and a fireworks display you won’t want to miss. Some of the menu items include summer salads, grilled burgers, bbq chicken, ribs, gourmet macaroni and cheese, assorted desserts.

*Adults: $95.00, Children ages 6-12: $40.00, price includes tax, gratuity and valet parking

Event Name: Independence Day Fireworks Extravaganza
When: Friday, July 4, 2014
Location: Dana Point Harbor

Start out early in the morning if you’re planning an Independence Day celebration at Doheny State Beach as this is the busiest day of the year! Bring a radio and tune in to KSBR 88.5FM, look toward the skies over Doheny State Beach and experience this patriotic extravaganza with music!

Visitors from all over Southern California flock to Dana Point each year for this summer tradition. Local residents are encouraged to bike or walk to their favorite viewing spot to avoid the annual parking difficulties. FREE shuttle buses will make round trips from Dana Hills High School to Dana Point Harbor from 10:00 am to 11:30 pm (last shuttle leaves the harbor at 11:00 pm)

For additional information, call (949) 248-3530


Event Name: Annual Community Fireworks Show and Festival
When: Friday, July 4, 2014 5 – 9:30 pm
Location: Fullerton High School Stadium S/E Corner, Berkeley and Lemon

Food, entertainment and fireworks! There will be live music (by Soundbytes) and additional entertainment. NOMINAL FEES MAY APPLY for SOME activities (Approximately $2 to $4). Fireworks begin at 9 p.m. and last for approximately 20 minutes.

All food is reasonably priced, and is being offered by local charity organizations. No alcohol is served or allowed in the area. All coolers will be checked. No glass containers, no smoking, no umbrellas, and no pets.

Information: 714-738-3167

Huntington Beach

Event Name: 4th of July Parade & Pier Festival
When: July 4-6, 2014

Three days of fun with live entertainment, exhibitors, food vendors and family activities.
On Friday the 4th, there will be a parade, 5K Run & Fitness Expo and fireworks over the ocean at 9 pm.


Event Name: Celebrate the 4th of July at Pretend City!
When: July 3, 2014 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Location: Pretend City Children’s Museum | 29 Hubble, Irvine, CA 92618

Celebrate our nation’s birthday the child’s way! Before the fireworks light up the sky, visit Pretend City Children’s Museum a day early on July 3rd for Independence Day festivities that celebrate life, liberty, and the pursuit of fun!

Special events and activities of the day will include: Independence Day Parade; Uncle Sam and Lady Liberty Culture Kiosk; Sparkling Fireworks Smart Art; Up, Up, and Away Science.

Event Name: Concert On The Green and Firework Festival
When: July 4, 2014 Gates Open At 3:00pm
Location: Irvine High School Stadium | 4321 Walnut Ave, Irvine, CA 92604

Featuring a Pyro Musical Sky Concert & Fireworks Extravaganza! Food Court, Live Music by the Derek Bordeaux Group, Games, Prizes, Bounce Houses for the kids and a Color Guard Presentation of the Colors presented by the Irvine Police Department.

Ticket information:
Adults (14 and older) $14.00
Senior/child (60+/13 and under) $9.00
(under 2 free)
Family ticket (save up to $19.00!) 2 adults/up to 4 children $45.00 (advanced sales only)

Event Name: Pacific Symphony Concert: ‘July 4 w/ Big Bad Voodoo Daddy’
When: July 4, 2014 8 pm
Location: Verizon Amphitheater, Irvine

“America’s favorite big band” joins Pacific Symphony to resurrect the high-energy swing rhythms of the 1940s and ’50s. Big Bad Voodoo Daddy will have you snapping your fingers, tapping your toes and screaming for more as they perform songs from their multi-platinum records including “Go Daddy-O” and “Mr. Pinstripe Suit.” Also, Fourth-of-July traditions: patriotic favorites, a salute to the U.S. Armed Forces and a brilliant fireworks finale!

Long Beach

Event Name: 4th of July Fireworks Cruise
When: Friday, Jul 4 7:30p to 10:00p
Location: Harbor Breeze Cruises |100 Aquarium Way, Dock #2, Long Beach, CA 90802

Come join Harbor Breeze for our 4th of July Cruises!! Tickets are $35.00 and will sell out so purchase early! We will be boarding at 100 Aquarium Way, Dock #2 Long Beach, CA 90802.

Tickets are available at

Event Name: July 4th Project 2014
When: Friday, Jul 4 9:30a
Location: V, A, Hospital | 5901 E. Seventh St., Long Beach, CA 90840

Odyssey Experience is proud to sponsor: The Independence Day
On the 4TH Of July, Spend A Few Hours With US—YOU’ll Get Back More Than You Give.

Odyssey Expereince is going to the Va Hospital on July 4th. What a great way to celebrate our Country’s Birthday spending time with the men and women that have given their time and made great personal sacrifices to help keep us all safe.

We will scheduled to arrive at 10:00 on Thursday. The address is: 5901 E. 7th Street, Long Beach (corner of 7th and Bellflower, next to Long Beach State University). We have been asked to please bring sugar free Brownies and Ice cream. We will spend the afternoon playing games, like Bingo and visiting.

Laguna Niguel

Event Name: 4th of July all day celebration / 5K Run/Walk, 10K Run & Kids Race
When: Friday, Jul 4 7:00a

Run in the Parks is an Independence Day tradition. Races are held through the Crown Valley Community and Laguna Niguel Regional Parks. Proceeds Benefit the YMCA Scholarship Program.
Chamber Pancake Breakfast!!!

Run in the Parks 7:30am 5K Run/Walk & 10K Run 9:30am Children’s Races
Pancake Breakfast 7:30 – 11 am, Hosted by the Laguna Niguel Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with the YMCA. $5 for breakfast

Concert 5:15-8pm Kick off your evening festivities with a live concert by Craig Colley and Undercover Live at Crown Valley community Park! After the concert, walk to the Regional Park to watch the Fireworks Spectacular (3/4 mi. walk each way). Bring flashlights and something to sit on in grass/dirt.
Fireworks Location: Starts at 9 pm
LN Regional Park (Over the lake)
Limited parking inside the LNRP (fees apply) and on La Paz Road

La Palma

Event Name: Annual Run for Fun Event
When: Friday, July 4th
Location: La Palma Central Park | 7821 Walker St.

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. 5K/10K runs start at 7:30 am.

Yankee Doodle Dash & Family Fun Zone runs 8:30 – 10:30 a.m. The Yankee Doodle Dash is a non-competitive, 2/5 of a mile, run for kids, ages 2 to 12 years old. The Family Fun Zone has plenty to do for families of all ages including inflatable obstacle course, potato sack race and a tug-o-war match. Even the little ones will have fun with the patriotic arts and crafts.

The La Palma Kiwanis Club will also serve their annual Pancake Breakfast at 7:30

La Habra

Event Name: Annual 4th of July Spectacular
When: Friday, July 4th Gates open at 5:00 pm, fireworks at 9:15
Location: La Habra High School, 801 Highlander, La Habra, CA

There will be a wide variety of food available for puchase from food trucks and vendors, as well as children’s games and activities and live music by Soto.

Pre-sale wristbands are available for sale at the La Habra Community Center, 101 W. La Habra Blvd.


Lake Forest

Event Name: Fourth of July Parade
When: July 4, 2014 parade start at 10 am
Location: Intersection of Toledo Way and Ridge Route

Independence Day Celebration Day of Events

Fourth of July Parade Starts at 10:00 am
Parade starts at the intersection of Toledo Way and Ridge Route and will travel along Lake Forest Boulevard turn on Serrano Rd, ending at Dayton Rd.

Information: 949-461-3450

Mission Viejo

Event Name: The Mission Viejo Annual Street Faire and Fireworks Spectacular
When: July 4
Location: Olympiad & Marquerite

Held yearly on Olympiad Road and in the area adjoining Lake Mission Viejo, this Faire provides a classic Fourth of July celebration for the city of Mission Viejo. Rides and games enhance an exciting carnival atmosphere for all ages. Local clubs and organizations set up booths for food, drink, crafts, gifts and games. Free entertainment includes music, dance and comedy for the enjoyment of children and adults alike, with performers drawn from local talent as well as professionals from outside the area. As would be expected for a Fourth of July Faire, the event climaxes at dusk in a spectacular fireworks display.

Information: 949-830-7066

Newport Beach

Event Name: Old Glory Boat Parade
When: Friday, July 4, 2014 1:00pm
Location: Newport Harbor | Newport Beach, Ca

Each year the Newport Beach Harbor becomes a festive delight as owners adorned their boats in red-white-&-blue decorations, balloons, streamers and waving flags that outline the skies as Sousa Marches and Anthems fill the air. Families and friends from near and far arrive at the bay front beaches and yacht clubs along the peninsula and the many islands, vying for the best spot to settle down and view the boat parade.

San Clemente

Event Name: San Clemente Fireworks Show
When: Friday, July 4, 2014 9pm
Location: San Clemente Pier

At approximately 9:00 p.m. the City continues its annual tradition with a spectacular fireworks display from the Municipal Pier. Admission is free.

Information: 949-361-8264

San Juan Capistrano

Event Name: Freedom Run at the Ranch 10k, 5k and kids 1k
When: Friday, Jul 4 7:00a
Location: Founders Park | One Daisy St., San Juan Capistrano, CA 92694

Ladera Ranch, Ca (July 4, 2014) Ladera Ranch will host its 7TH annual Freedom Run at the Ranch, a 5K/10K Run and 1K Little Firecracker Dash presented by SmartStop, on Thursday, July 4th kicking off the community’s Independence Day festivities with the 7:00am 10k race & 8:30am 5k race. Runners, walkers and strollers are all welcome to participate and proceeds will benefit the Laura’s House.
Suitability: Family, Kids, Men, Women

Event Name: San Juan Capistrano 4th of July Celebration
When: July 4
Location: The Sports Park | 25925 Camino Del Avion.

Festivities begin at 3:00 p.m. with mechanical rides, bounce houses, activities for the kids, food, Orange County Birds of Prey exhibit, and a beer garden. A live band will perform live on stage at 6:00 p.m. While there is no cost to enter the park, tickets for rides and bounce houses may be purchased on site. The evening culminates with a spectacular choreographed fireworks show. Bring the entire family for a day of fun.

Street parking is available along Camino del Avion with additional parking in the Sports Park Complex. No personal fireworks or barbecues will be permitted. Bicyclists attending the event are asked to walk bikes through the grounds for the safety of everyone.

Information: 949-493-5911

Santa Ana

Event Name: Fourth of July at Centennial Park
When: Friday, July 4, 2014 4:00pm – 9:30pm
Location: Centennial Park

The city of Santa Ana will celebrate Independence Day fireworks at 9 p.m., live music, a kids’ zone play area, food, and a History Walk.


Event Name: Annual Fourth of July Celebration
When: July 4
Location: Tustin High School, 1171 El Camino Real

Entertainment featuring ‘Cold Duck’, music from the 70’s. Starts at 6:30 P.M. Fireworks at 9:00 P.M.

Information: 714-573-3326

Yorba Linda

Event Name: Annual Fourth of July Spectacular
When: July 4
Location: Veterans Park | Yorba Linda Middle School (adjacent to City Hall at 4845 Casa Loma Ave.)

Family activities, DJ entertainment, food vendors and children’s area at 5:00 pm and fireworks begin at 9 pm Veterans Park

Information: 714-961-7160

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