Orange County July 4th Events

Fireworks, Parades, Festivals and More July 4th Events in Orange County, CA

Huntington Beach 4th of July Parade
••• Huntington Beach 4th of July Parade. Kayte Deioma

If you're looking for a spectacular way to celebrate the 4th of July in Orange County, here are the biggest and best 4th of July celebrations from the biggest Independence Day Parade west of the Mississippi in Huntington Beach to the Mission Viejo Street Faire to multiple fireworks shows and the annual reading of the Declaration of Independence.

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    Annual Reading of the Declaration of Independence by Shakespeare Orange County

    An ensemble of actors and patriots reads the entire text of the Declaration of Independence to remind us what it is we're celebrating on Independence Day.
    When: July 4, 10:30 am (takes about 35 minutes or so)
    Where: Festival Amphitheatre, 12762 Main Street, Garden Grove
    Cost: Free
    Info: www.shakespeareoc.org, (714) 590-1575

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    Independence Day Celebration and Parade in Huntington Beach

    The “largest and oldest parade of its kind west of the Mississippi,” a 5K run/walk, bands, clowns, celebrities, floats and fireworks on “Surf City’s” famous Main Street. 
    When: Parade July 4, Festival July 2-4
    Where: Festival at Pier Plaza at Huntington Beach Pier, Parade runs along Main Street from Pacific Coast Highway to Clay Ave.
    Cost: Free, reserved parade seating and fireworks seating is available for a fee.
    Info: www.hb4thofjuly.org
    View HB Parade Photos.

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    Newport Beach 4th of July Celebration

    Two-day festival with live music, food truck competition and fireworks at Newport Back Bay.
    When: July 4, 1-5 pm
    Where: Newport Harbor/Balboa Island
    Cost: Concert Area $25-$50
    Info: www.visitnewportbeach.com/4th-of-july/

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    Dana Point 4th of July Fireworks Show

    The City of Dana Point presents an aerial sky show, featuring a musical simulcast presented by radio station KSBR 88.5 FM. Arrive early to picnic over the Harbor on the cliffs of Blue Lantern Park or Heritage Park. 
    When: July 4, 9 pm, beach opens at 6 am
    Where: Doheny State Beach, 25300 Dana Point Harbor Drive, Dana Point, CA 92629
    Cost: Free​
    Info: www.danapoint.org, (949) 248-3530
    Note: Fireworks are NOT permitted on the beach.

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    Fullerton Community Fireworks Show and Festival

    An old-fashioned Fourth of July party, the festival features live entertainment, games for all ages, food booths and a special aerial fireworks display.
    When: July 4, 5-9:30
    Where: Fullerton High School Stadium, Lemon St. & Berkeley Ave. Fullerton, CA 92832
    Cost: Free. Fee for some activities
    Info: www.cityoffullerton.com, (714) 738-6545

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    Mission Viejo July 4th Street Faire and Fireworks Spectacular

    Mission Viejo hosts a grand festival with multiple music stages showcasing local talent culminating in a fireworks display over Lake Mission Viejo.
    When: July 4, noon to 10 pm, 9 pm fireworks
    Where: Olympiad between Marguerite and Melinda, Mission Viejo 92692
    Cost: Free, activities for a fee
    Info: mvactivities.com/all-mvac-events/july-4th-street-faire/

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    4th of July Fireworks Spectacular in Los Alamitos

    A 4th of July festival with vendor booths, food court and a kids' fun zone at the Joint Forces Training Base in Los Alamitos.
    When: July 4, 4-9:30 pm
    Where: Joint Forces Training Base, 11200 Lexington Drive, Los Alamitos, CA 90270. Enter through the Lexington Gate.
    Cost: Free, activities for a fee
    Info: cityoflosalamitos.org/recreation/?page_id=30

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    Centennial Park 4th of July Festival in Santa Ana

    Live music, food vendors and a kids' zone get you in the mood for the 20-minute fireworks show at Centennial Park in Santa Ana.
    When: July 4, 4-9:30 pm
    Where: Centennial Park, 3000 W Edinger Avenue, Santa Ana, CA 92704
    Cost: Free, activities for a fee
    Info:  www.ci.santa-ana.ca.us/parks/upcomingevents/

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    4th of July County Fair at Brea City Hall Park

    The 4th of July County Fair in Brea starts with a pancake breakfast at 7 am. The Fair opens at 10 with a kiddie parade, live entertainment and more. There is also swimming at the Plunge starting at 11 am.
    When: July 4, 7 am pancake breakfast, Fair 10 am to 4 pm
    Where: City Hall Park, 401 S. Brea Boulevard, Brea, CA 92821
    Cost: Free, activities for a fee
    Info: www.ci.brea.ca.us

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    July 4th Summer Concert & Fireworks in Laguna Niguel

    A free concert in the amphitheater is followed by a fireworks display. Limited food vendors will be on hand. There's a free parking at City Hall and a free shuttle to the park from 4 to 10:30 pm.
    When: July 4, 6-8 pm
    Where: Crown Valley Community Park
    Cost: Free
    Info: www.cityoflagunaniguel.org

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    Independence Day on the Back Bay in Newport Beach

    Live music, food trucks and a beer and wine garden followed by a dynamic fireworks display from one of the best viewing locations in SoCal. 
    When: July 4, 3-9 pm
    Where: Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort, 1131 Back Bay Drive, Newport Beach CA 92660
    Cost: $50 per car entrance fee 
    Info: NewportDunes.com

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    Disney's Celebrate America! A Fourth of July Concert in the Sky

    Disney's Celebrate America! A Fourth of July Concert in the Sky
    A special 4th of July fireworks display over Disneyland set to music.
    When: July 1-6, 9:30 pm (2017 dates to be confirmed)
    Where: Disneyland California
    Cost: Regular Disneyland Admission applies
    Info: www.Disneyland.com
    More: Disneyland Visitors GuideWhat's New at Disneyland

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    Knott's Berry Farm 4th of July Fireworks

    A special 4th of July fireworks display over Knott's Berry Farm.
    When: July 1-6, 9:30 pm
    Where: Knott's Berry Farm
    Cost: Regular Knott's Admission applies. Check for Discount Tickets.
    Info: www.knotts.com
    More: Guide to Knott's Berry FarmWhat's New at Knott's Berry Farm

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    Queen Mary Fireworks
    ••• Fireworks over the Queen Mary in Long Beach, CA. Kayte Deioma

    Just northwest of Orange County, Long Beach has celebrations from a beach bike parade for kids to grand fireworks off the Queen Mary that can be viewed from many points on land and water.

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    Grand Park Fireworks
    ••• Grand Park Fireworks. Photo courtesy of Grand Park

    From the Palisades Americanism Parade or Westchester Parade, or the Mr. & Mrs. Muscle Beach Pageant  to fireworks with LA Galaxy soccer or a Dodgers baseball game or the street fair and fireworks at Grand Park in Downtown LA, there are many ways to celebrate Independence Day across Los Angeles.

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    Palisades 4th of July Parade
    ••• Pacific Palisades 4th of July Parade. Palisades Americanism Parade Association

    From an intimate Barn Dance in Topanga Canyon to fireworks celebrations at the Rose Bowl, Woodland Hills, San Fernando Valley,  La Crescenta, Porter Ranch, Studio City and more.