Join Aliso Viejo Community Association (AVCA) for a fun-filled July 4th Celebration at Grand Park beginning at 6:00 pm. – Live Entertainment from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm by Undercover Live
25300 Harbor Drive
Dana Point, CA 92629
Bring your radio and tune into 88.5 FM KSBR during the fireworks show at 9:00 p.m. to listen to the synchronized musical score provided by the station for a full Fourth of July experience. Turn your attention to the sky above Doheny State Beach to experience the show, and you’ll be a part of one of the biggest and best firework shows in Orange County! There will be brief road closures during the fireworks show, so plan accordingly if you are driving.
34675 Golden Lantern
Dana Point, CA 92629
Hop aboard a boat this fourth to view the firework show mentioned above up close. Seating is limited, so be sure to make a reservation. There are three companies offering cruises, The Ocean Institute, Dana Wharf Sportfishing & Whale Watching, and Capt. Dave’s Dolphin & Whale Watching Safari. Each company offers a variety of cruises, ranging from a dinner cruise to a simple display cruise.
200 Main Street
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
Head to Huntington for their 114th annual Huntington Beach Fourth of July Celebration! Food vendors, entertainment, family activities and much more will be available all day long. The parade will start at 10 a.m. and end at noon, and the Fireworks Over the Ocean event will begin at 9 p.m. The fireworks display is sure to be nothing short of spectacular!
4321 Walnut Ave
Irvine CA, 92604
The Irvine Police Association will host their 35th annual Concert on the Green and Firework Festival this Fourth of July. The show will not be an ordinary concert, it will be a Pyro Musical sky concert and fireworks show! The event starts at 3 p.m. and will include food trucks, live music, games, and prizes. Conclude the evening with the fireworks display at 9 p.m.
Come celebrate America’s birthday at the City of Laguna Hills’ annual Fourth of July Celebration! Bring your family and friends to enjoy the fun, food, and festivities! Carnival rides and games, live music, and patriotic crafts will all be part of the celebration, along with a fabulous fireworks show to conclude the evening. Food and drinks will be available for purchase. Seating is not provided, so don’t forget your lawn chairs and umbrellas! Please note: Carnival ride tickets will be sold from 4:00-7:00 PM.
Crown Valley Community Park
29751 Crown Valley Parkway
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
Bring your family and friends to enjoy a night of music under the stars! Concert by Undercover Live (Variety/Top 40) from 6:30-8pm. Free shuttle service available from 4-10:30 pm. Park at City Hall at 30111 Crown Valley Parkway. Food and dessert will be available for purchase from gourmet food trucks.
Olympiad between Marguerite and Melinda
Mission Viejo, CA 92692
For those living in the Mission Viejo area, the Fourth of July Street Faire and Fireworks Spectacular is not one to miss! This annual event boasts rides and games to create the perfect carnival atmosphere and booths for food, gifts, beverages, crafts and more! Musical and dance performances will take place throughout the evening. When the sun sets, a fireworks display will conclude the evening.
400 Main St
Newport Beach, CA 92661
If anyone knows how to party on the fourth, it’s the Newport Peninsula. Hop on a cruise from 1-3:30 p.m., 4-6:30 p.m., or 7-9:30 p.m. for the fireworks cruise. Tickets are $45 per person and are flying fast! Cruise along the Newport Harbor and see all of the beautiful sights Newport Beach, Corona Del Mar and Laguna Beach have to offer. Keep your eyes peeled for dolphins and whales because they’ll likely be nearby! Once the sun goes down, you will experience one of the largest fireworks displays in Southern California. Ahoy!
1131 Back Bay Dr
Newport Beach, CA
Food, live music and fireworks, what more would you want on the Fourth of July? Feel the good vibes at Newport Dunes’ Independence on the Back Bay. Live music starts at 2 p.m. with host and DJ David Bugenske of Go Country 105 Radio and performances by Wild Child and Redneck Rodeo. The general admission cost is free, but all-day beach parking is $50. Doors open at 8 a.m., and the fireworks begin at 9 p.m., giving you an entire day of fun at The Dunes!
601 Avenida Victoria
San Clemente, CA 92672
Head down south for a spectacular fireworks display at the San Clemente Pier. The end of the pier will close on July 3 in preparation for the festivities but will reopen in time for the show at 9:00 p.m.
San Juan Capistrano
25925 Camino Del Avion
San Juan Capistrano, CA
For our friends, a little further South, check out the San Juan Capistrano Fourth of July carnival, music and fireworks display. The festival opens its doors at 12 p.m. and features mechanical rides, food vendors, a beer garden, bounce houses and several activities for the kids. An amazing fireworks display will take place at 9 p.m. and the carnival closes at 10 p.m.
Instead of going to a public event, find a vacation rental that has a city view. High-rise buildings downtown are especially good. You can also look for something in the hills with a deck and view, but be sure that the view they show is taken from the exact place you’ll be staying. Pick up food and beverages, settle down on the deck, and watch the fireworks going off all over town.