Orange County in Southern California offers a small but spectacular array of activities for 4th of July 2015, including fireworks, parades, and celebrations.
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Anaheim: The 2015 OC Block Party — July 4, 2015, from 3pm to 11pm at Angel Stadium in Anaheim. FIREWORKS Spectacular show at 9:45 pm. The event features food vendors, live performances and art installations. Favorite food trucks include Seoul Sausage, the Season 3 winners of the Food Network’s The Great Food Truck Race. Merchandise vendors feature The Bank Sale independent labels. Gear heads will enjoy Hot Import Nights, showcasing more than 150 custom import cars. Spotlighting local artists, OC Artwalk brings an eclectic mix of art, music, and fashion with live art installations. Presale tickets are $7 online ($10 at the door).
Anaheim: Anaheim Hills 4th of July Celebration – July 4, 2015. 7am-10pm at Canyon Hills High School and Peralta Park. Now in its 27th year, the Firecracker 5K/10K Runs attract approximately 3,000 runners and walkers to kick off the day at 7am. The additional festivities, including the pancake breakfast 7:30-9:30am, dog show 9:30am, and parade 1pm, fun in the park 3-8:45pm all lead up to the grand finale, the FIREWORKS show at Peralta Park 9pm. Free.
Dana Point: Independence Day Fireworks Extravaganza – July 4, 2015. Dana Point Harbor. Fireworks show off the barge outside the harbor begins at 9pm. Free.
Fullerton: 4th of July Festival and Fireworks Show – July 4, 2015, 5pm-9:30pm at Fullerton High School Stadium at the corner of Lemon and Berkeley. Live music and entertainment. Fireworks at 9pm. Free.
Huntington Beach: 4th of July Celebration – July 3-5, 2015. On July 4: Lake Park Breakfast 7-11am; Surf City 5K Run & Fitness Expo 7am-12pm; 111th annual Parade 10am-12pm travels down Main St from Pacific Coast Highway to Ellis; Fireworks Extravaganza at Huntington Beach Pier 9pm. View from the sand from the Huntington Beach City Beach between the HB Pier and Huntington St. Or get Pier/Park Bleacher tickets for $10-20 ea. Pier Plaza Entertainment all three days: Friday July 3 10am-9pm, Saturday, July 4 10am-9:30pm, Sunday July 5 10am-6pm, exhibitors, food vendors, live entertainment, and family activities. Free.
Laguna Niguel: Free 4th of July Concert and Fireworks – July 4, 2015. Concert featuring Woodie & The Longboards and Heartache Tonight, 6-8pm at Crown Valley Community Park, 29751 Crown Valley Pkwy. FIREWORKS 9pm at Laguna Niguel Regional Park. Free.
Mission Viejo: Street Faire and 4th of July Firework Spectacular – July 4, 2015, noon to 9:30pm, at Olympiad Road (between Marguerite and Melinda). Live entertainment, music, and food, craft, and game booths. FIREWORKS at 9pm. Free.
Newport Beach: Balboa Island July 4th Boat Parade and Fireworks – July 4, 2015, 1-5pm at Newport Harbor/Balboa Island. Over 100 vessels cruise through the harbor of Newport Beach, CA in California’s largest patriotic boat parade. FIREWORKS 9pm at the Dunes, view from Balboa Island at North Bayfront.
Tustin: Fourth of July Fireworks – July 4, 2015, 6:30-9pm at the Tustin High School Stadium in Tustin, CA. Live music starts at 6:30pm, FIREWORKS at 9pm.
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