Orange County offers an array of options when it comes to fourth of July events and fireworks displays. Whether you’re looking for something local, live music, food fare or fun activities for the kids, there’s something for everyone. Here are 13 fun-filled Independence Day extravaganzas that the whole family can enjoy.
Yorba Linda 4th of July Spectacular
Time: 5 to 10 p.m., fireworks at 9 p.m
What to expect: Game booths and face painting as well as a live rock show
Locations: Veterans Park, 4756 Valley View Ave., Yorba Linda; Yorba Linda Middle School, 4777 Casa Loma Ave., Yorba Linda; 714-961-7160
Tustin July 4th Celebration
Time: 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., fireworks at 9 p.m.
What to expect: dance contests, a DJ, and a live performance by Stone Soul. Operation Warm Wishes will also be collecting non-perishables for homeless veterans.
Location: Northrup Stadium at Tustin High School, 1171 El Camino Real, Tustin, 714-573-3326
Fourth of July at Centennial Park
Time: 4 to 9:30 p.m., fireworks at 9 p.m.
What to expect: live entertainment, kids zone play area, an educational history walk, and food
Location: Centennial Park, 3000 W. Edinger Ave., Santa Ana
Newport Beach Back Bay
Cost: Event is free; $50 per car for parking
Time: 2 to 10:30 p.m.
What to expect: all-day water sports, food trucks, a full bar, live music, and fireworks
Location: Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort & Marina, 1131 Back Bay Drive, Newport Beach
Mission Viejo July 4th Street Faire and Fireworks Spectacular
Time: Noon to 9:30 p.m., fireworks at 9 p.m.
What to expect: two stages for live entertainment, booths for food, games, and crafts
Location: On Olympiad Road between Marguerite Parkway and Melinda Road, Mission Viejo
Laguna Hills 4th of July Celebration
Time: 4 to 9:30 p.m.
What to expect: carnival rides, games, live music, crafts, and fireworks
Location: Laguna Hills Community Center & Sports Complex, 25555 Alicia Parkway, Laguna Hills, 949-707-2680
La Habra 4th of July Fireworks and Celebration
Price: Adults $7; Children $5
Time: 4 to 9:45 p.m.
What to expect: In addition to fireworks, the celebration includes performances by live bands, raffles, a kids zone with laser tag, balloon art, face painting, and more.
Location: La Bonita Park, 1440 West Whittier Blvd., La Habra
Fireworks at Huntington Beach
Price: Free to $15
Time: 9 p.m.
What to expect: A total of 1,300 rounds of fireworks are shot off the Huntington Beach Pier.
Location: 325 Pacific Coast Highway, Huntington Beach
Fullerton 4th of July Fireworks
Time: 5 to 9:20 p.m., Fireworks at 9 p.m.
What to expect: live music by James Intveld, face painting, bounce houses, and other family friendly activities
Location: Fullerton Union High School, 201 E. Chapman Ave., Fullerton
Dana Point 4th of July Fireworks
Time: 9 p.m.
What to expect: Take advantage of the free bus service to Dana Point Harbor from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Location: Dana Point Harbor, 24650 Dana Point Harbor Drive, Dana Point, 949-248-3536
Anaheim Hills 4th of July Celebration
Time: 5 to 9 p.m., Fireworks at 9 p.m.
What to expect: food and expo booths, live entertainment, a 5k run, dog show, and parade
Location: Peralta Park, 115 N Pinney Drive, Anaheim
Irvine 4th of July Concert On The Green & Fireworks
Price: $10 to $15
Time: Gates open at 3 p.m., Fireworks at 9 p.m.
What to expect: live music, field games and activities, and food trucks
Location: Irvine High School Stadium, 4231 Walnut Ave., Irvine
Laguna Beach 4th of July Fireworks
Time: 9 p.m.
What to expect: The fireworks will originate from Monument Point.
Location: Heisler Park, 375 Cliff Drive, Laguna Beach