Orange County in Southern California offers a small but spectacular array of activities for 4th of July, including fireworks, parades, and celebrations.
Popular picks include the Balboa Island July 4th 2014 Boat Parade, Tustin: Fourth of July Fireworks, Mission Viejo: Street Faire and 4th of July Firework Spectacular, and Anaheim Hills 4th of July 2014 Celebration.
Orange County 4th of July Events
Anaheim: Anaheim Hills 4th of July Celebration – July 4, 2014. 7am-10pm at Canyon Hills High School and Peralta Park. Now in its 26th year, the Firecracker run attracts approximately 3,000 runners, walkers, spectators, vendors, and sponsors to kick off the day. The additional festivities, including the pancake breakfast, dog show, and parade, all lead up to the grand finale, the fireworks show at Peralta Park.
Dana Point: Independence Day Fireworks Extravaganza – July 4, 2014. Dana Point Harbor. Fireworks show off the barge outside the harbor begins at 9pm.
Fullerton: 4th of July Festival and Fireworks Show – July 4, 2014, 5pm-9:30pm at Fullerton High School Stadium at the corner of Lemon and Berkeley. Live music and entertainment. Fireworks at 9pm.
Huntington Beach: 4th of July 2014 Celebration – July 4-6, 2014. Free Pier Plaza Entertainment all three days. On July 4: Lake Park Breakfast 6:30-11am ($5); Surf City 5K Run & Fitness Expo 7am-12pm; Pier Plaza Entertainment – Main and Pacific Coast Hwy 10am-9pm; 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 tickets for $10/ea. Call: 714-536-5486.
Laguna Niguel: Free 4th of July Concert – July 4, 2014. Concert featuring Craig Colley and Undercover Live 5:15-8pm at Crown Valley Community Park, 29751 Crown Valley Pkwy.
Mission Viejo: Street Faire and 4th of July Firework Spectacular – July 4, 2014, noon to 9pm, at Olympiad Road (between Marguerite and Melinda). Live entertainment, music, and food, craft, and game booths. Fireworks at 9pm.
Newport Beach: Balboa Island July 4th Boat Parade – July 4, 2014, 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.
Tustin: Fourth of July Fireworks – July 4, 2013, 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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