Ten Places to See Fireworks in Orange County on July 4th


*Updated for 2019* 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 ten fun-filled Independence Day extravaganzas that the whole family can enjoy. 

Dana Point 4th of July Fireworks Show

Don’t miss one of South Orange County’s best aerial fireworks displays right here in your own back yard! Gather the family and friends, and look toward the skies over Doheny State Beach and experience this patriotic extravaganza. The fireworks are synchronized to a musical score.

Dana Point Harbor
24650 Dana Point Harbor Drive
Dana Point, CA

Avoid the traffic jams and take advantage of the FREE shuttle bus service. FREE bus service from 10:00 am to 11:00 pm to Dana Point Harbor. Bus pick-up to the harbor located on Golden Lantern, north side between Acapulco and Stonehill, with limited parking at Dana Hills High School and surrounding streets in that area. For more information call City of Dana Point Recreation at (949) 248-3536. 9pm-9:30pm
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Los Alamitos 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular

Food Court, Vendor Booths, Entertainment, Fireworks, Kids Fun Zone. Fireworks begin promptly at 9 pm. Free to Attend. Adults must provide a photo I.D to enter. Minors without an I.D. must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. Visitors are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets. Alcohol, dogs (service dogs allowed on post), fireworks, BBQs, and motor homes are prohibited.

Joint Forces Training Base
11200 Lexington Dr.
Los Alamitos, CA

Bring cash for parking. Free to attend
4 pm gates open, Fireworks show starts at 9pm
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San Clemente July 4th Fireworks

City of San Clemente hosts a Fireworks Show from the San Clemente Pier beginning at 9:00pm. The fireworks display can also be seen from many beaches and hilltop areas in and around San Clemente. There will also be game booths and live shows as well as the sparkling display from the pier. Arrive early to get the best seats. The end of the Pier, opposite the entrance, will close at noon on July 3rd for preliminary preparation and the entire Pier will close on July 4th at 8:00 a.m. The Fisherman’s Restaurant will be accessible to its patrons. San Clemente Trolley service will be available.

San Clemente Pier
622 Avenida Del Mar
San Clemente, CA
9:00 PM – 9:30 PM

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Fullerton 4th of July Community Festival and Fireworks Show

The skies above Fullerton will light up with a choreographed fireworks show featuring patriotic tunes. Food, live entertainment and fireworks show. Activities include including face painting, bounce houses, a caricature artist, and a stilt walker. NOMINAL FEES MAY APPLY for activities (Approximately $2 to $5). Enjoy live music by James Intveld. $2-$5 per activity. Fireworks begin at 9 p.m. and last for approximately 20 minutes.

Fullerton Union High School Softball Field, at the corner of Lemon and Berkeley
N. Lemon St.
Fullerton, CA

Free Admission, Activities cost $2-$5
5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
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Huntington Beach 4th of July Celebration

The Huntington Beach 4th of July Celebration spans three days of fun with live entertainment, exhibitors, food vendors and family activities.

Wednesday July 3rd
The Bash! at 5th and PCH
5th Street will close to traffic for this one-of-a-kind block party.
It’s FREE! 6-9 PM

Thursday, July 4 – Saturday, July 6
Pier Plaza Festival
10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Live entertainment from 2 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Pier Plaza – Huntington Beach Pier

Thursday, July 4
Pancake Breakfast in Lake Park
Sponsored by Kiwanis of Huntington Beach
6 a.m. – 10 a.m.
Lake Park – Main Street between 11th Street & 12th Street
Cost: $5

Surf City 5K Run and Fitness Expo
7 a.m. – Noon
Worthy Park – Main Street and 17th Street

Annual 4th of July Parade
10 a.m. – Noon
The parade will start at Pacific Coast Highway (PCH) and 8th Street, then head south on PCH to Main Street, and then continue up Main Street ending past Yorktown.
Bleacher seating available at Lake Park for $15 pre-sale or $20 at the event. To purchase tickets call 714-536-5486.

Pier Plaza Festival
10 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Live entertainment from 2 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Pier Plaza – Huntington Beach Pier
Look for K-Earth 101, along with your favorite vendors and activities, at this year’s Pier Plaza Festival! In addition, Main Street will be closed from 1 p.m. – 7 p.m. for more family activities.

Fireworks Show
9 p.m.
Huntington Beach Pier
VIP Seating: $10
Please note the pier will only be accessible to VIP Seating ticket holders after 7:00 p.m.

To purchase tickets or get more information, go to hb4thofjuly.org.

Check the website for specific event locations and information.
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Irvine 35th Annual Concert on the Green

Presented by the Irvine Police Association, this year’s 4th of July event will be featuring live music by the Derek Bordeaux Group, professional field entertainers, field games and activities, bounce houses, raffle with prizes, and gourmet food trucks (food available for purchase). Enjoy a pyro musical sky concert and fireworks extravaganza by pyro spectaculars.

*Online sales will be closed at midnight on Friday June 28, 2019. Advanced tickets can still be purchased at City Hall located at 1 Civic Center Plaza at Community Services on the second floor up until July 3rd between the hours of 8AM-5:30PM Monday through Friday. Method of payment at City Hall will be cash or Check.

Irvine High School Stadium
4321 Walnut Ave. Irvine CA

Gates open at 3:00pm
Fireworks start at 9:00pm
Football field is available for picnics (blankets and chairs recommended). Bleacher seating will be available on a first come first served basis. EZ-Ups will be permitted, no stakes or any objects may penetrate the turf! No Pets, Barbeques, Bikes, Personal Fireworks and Smoking (except for in designated smoking areas)
For Tickets Call 949-724-0488
or email: ipaevents@irvinepa.org
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San Juan Capistrano 4th of July Celebration

San Juan Capistrano Celebrates the 4th of July at the San Juan Sports Park, 25925 Camino Del Avion. Gates open at 12:00 PM. Live entertainment at 6:00 PM. The event will include fun for all ages with a carnival, food vendors, family games and more. The summer carnival will run for four days from July 4-7th. Discount Pre-Sale wristbands available. Please call (949) 493-5911 for more details. Security will be on-site to ensure the safety of those attending the carnival. A Choreographed Fireworks Display will begin at 9:00 p.m.

The Sports Park
25925 Camino Del Avion
San Juan Capistrano , CA

No personal barbecues, pets or fireworks.
12pm – 9:30 pm
Fireworks at 9pm
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Newport Beach Independence Day on the Back Bay

Join us for our historic 4th of July annual INDEPENDENCE DAY ON THE BAY celebration, with special performances by the World’s Greatest Journey Tribute — DSB, and other guests! Come early to set up your spot on the beach for the largest and most spectacular pyrotechnic fireworks show in Orange County, sponsored by the City of Newport Beach! Bring your beach chairs and umbrellas for a fun day in the sun with live entertainment, food trucks, and a full bar.

2 – 6 p.m. Activities include Carnival Games and Two Huge Inflatables – obstacle course and double-lane super slide. Raffle for great prizes.

Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort
1131 Back Bay Drive
Newport Beach, CA

Entrance Fee: $60
2:30 PM – 10:30 PM
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Mission Viejo July 4th Street Fair & Fireworks Spectacular

The Mission Viejo Activities Committee invites you to celebrate America’s birthday with a patriotic, safe and fun-filled day of food, rides, entertainment, games and merchandise booths.

Please no pets, skateboards, roller blades, bicycles or barbecue grills. New volunteers are welcome to help coordinate this event and other family events in our City. Fireworks start at 9 PM.

Olympiad Rd between Marguerite Pkwy and Melinda Rd
Mission Viejo, CA

Noon – 9:00 pm (Fireworks Spectacular)
Free Admission
No pets, skateboards or roller blades, bicycles or barbecue grills are allowed.
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Laguna Niguel July 4th Celebration at Crown Valley Park

Celebrate 4th of July with friends and neighbors! Kick off the morning with the 36th Annual Pancake Breakfast: Hosted by the Laguna Niguel Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with the YMCA Run in the Parks. For information, call 949-363-0136. $7 for breakfast (includes 2 pancakes, sausage, juice & coffee.) Pancake Breakfast: 7:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Crown Valley Park, 29751 Crown Valley Parkway, Laguna Niguel

Kick off your evening festivities with a live concert, Undercover Live. Food and dessert will be available for purchase from gourmet food trucks. After the concert, walk to the Regional Park to watch the Fireworks Spectacular (3/4 mi. each way). Bring a flashlight and something to sit on in grass/dirt.

*For the safety of others, please no scooters, skateboards, rollerblades, pets, or glass containers allowed in event area. No smoking allowed in park.

Laguna Niguel Regional Park
28241 La Paz Road
Laguna Niguel, CA (Over the lake)

Limited parking inside the Laguna Niguel Regional Park (fees apply) and on La Paz Road
Fireworks at 9pm
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