10 Places to See Fireworks in Orange County on July 4th, 2021

Photograph courtesy of Newport Dunes

This year, with most statewide restrictions lifted, celebrate Independence Day with a bang at these patriotic events across Orange County. Also keep an eye out for the Condor Squadron with four AT-6 aircraft WWII trainers flying over Huntington Beach, Newport Beach, Laguna Beach, Dana Point, and San Clemente between 5:20 p.m. and 6 p.m.

July 3:
City of Orange 3rd of July Celebration
Price: $7 per person (ages 3 and up)
Time: 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Fireworks start at 8:45 p.m.
What to expect: Food trucks, activities for kids, and patriotic music—a day ahead of schedule
Location: Grijalva Park, 368 North Prospect St., Orange
https://www.cityoforange.org/2183/Special-Events

July 4:
Huntington Beach Fireworks Over The Ocean
Price: $25 for a general fireworks ticket for the socially distanced reserved pier seating, $30 for a VIP fireworks viewing, and $40 for a beer garden seat viewing of the fireworks show with two drink tickets.
Time: Fireworks start at 9 p.m. If you’re watching from the beer garden, line-up starts at 6:30 p.m.
What to expect: All weekend long is the Pier Plaza Festival with food trucks, live entertainment, vendor booths, amusements, and carnival rides to enjoy before the fireworks show.
Location: Huntington Beach Pier
https://www.hb4thofjuly.org/fireworks

Anaheim Hills 4th of July Celebration
Price: Free
Time: Festival from 7 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Fireworks at 9 p.m.
What to expect: The fireworks show closes a full day of the 32nd annual Anaheim Hills festival celebration that starts with a 5k/10k run at Canyon High School, and hosts patriotic activities all day.
Locations: Peralta Canyon Park, 115 North Pinney Drive, Anaheim
https://anaheimhillscommunitycouncil.org/?fbclid=IwAR3zG5voqL8eJwDW2q095enN1cIl0fIoEy6Fx6Wl28Z0CZxqqYviIXs5E2o

Dana Point 4th of July Fireworks
Price: Free
Time: 9 p.m.
What to expect: View fireworks fired from a barge off the coast of Doheny State Beach.
Location: Doheny State Beach, 25300 Dana Point Harbor Drive, Dana Point
https://www.danapoint.org/Home/Components/Calendar/Event/15512/68?curm=7&cury=2021

Newport Dunes Independence Day on The Back Bay
Price: $50 day-of parking, $100 online VIP reserved parking
Time: Gates open at 8 a.m.. Events start at 10 a.m. Fireworks start at 9 p.m.
What to expect: Live music, food trucks, water park, watersport rentals, and a fireworks show
Location: 1131 Back Bay Drive, Newport Beach
https://www.newportdunes.com/event/independence-day-on-the-back-bay/

Yorba Linda 4th of July Spectacular
Price: Free
Time: Event begins at 5 p.m. Fireworks start at 9 p.m.
What to expect: Food vendors, activities for the family, and, of course, a fireworks show
Location: Veterans Park, 4756 Valley View Ave., Yorba Linda
https://www.yorbalindaca.gov/830/4th-of-July-Spectacular-Event

San Clemente 4th of July Fireworks Show
Price: Free
Time: 9 p.m.
What to expect: The flyover by the Condor Squadron can be seen from San Clemente between 5:55 p.m. and 6 p.m. before the fireworks show starts at 9 p.m.
Location: San Clemente Pier, 611 Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente
https://www.san-clemente.org/Home/Components/Calendar/Event/7361/18?curm=7&cury=2021

San Juan Capistrano Fourth of July Celebration
Price: Free
Time: 9 p.m.
What to expect: From Friday to Sunday, visit the San Juan Capistrano Summer Carnival where there will be food, exhibit booths, picnic games, live music, and a free trolley running from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Location: San Juan Capistrano Sports Park, 25925 Camino Del Avion
https://sanjuancapistrano.org/Departments/Community-Services/Summer-Events

City of Tustin Fourth of July Celebration – An All-American Blast
Price: $4 per person (ages 3 and up); purchase tickets online
Time: 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. (gates open at 4:30pm). Fireworks start at 9 p.m.
What to expect: Live performance by Brent Payne and The Boyz, food trucks, and a children’s craft area
Location: Northrup Stadium at Tustin High School, 1171 El Camino Real, Tustin
https://www.tustinca.org/1073/Fourth-of-July-Celebration

Los Alamitos Drive-Up 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular
Price: Free, reservations required (one per vehicle)
Time: Show begins at 9 p.m. Gates open at 4 p.m.
What to expect: Food and beverages are available; watch the show from inside your parked car or outside directly in front of it.
Location: Los Alamitos Joint Forces Training Base, 11200 Lexington Drive, Los Alamitos
https://cityoflosalamitos.org/recreation/events-facilities/events/4th-of-july/

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