Fourth of July events in Orange County


Orange: The city’s 11th annual July 3 celebration, featuring games, live music, rides, food and other attractions, starts at 4 p.m. and ends with fireworks about 8:30 p.m. El Modena High School, Fred Kelly Stadium, 3920 Spring St. $5; children 2 and under, free. (714) 744-7278 or


Aliso Viejo: Community festival starts at 6 p.m. Fireworks at dusk. Grand Park Town Center, Aliso Creek Road at Pacific Park Drive. (949) 448-5922 or


Anaheim: Disneyland is open 8 a.m.-midnight and will have a finale to its regular fireworks show at 9:25 p.m. Disneyland, 1313 S. Harbor Blvd. $53-$63. (714) 781-4565 or Hills: The community’s all-day celebration begins at 2 p.m. Fireworks at 9. Peralta Park, 115 N. Pinney St. (714) 283-6653 or

Brea: Pancake breakfast, live bands, hula-hoop and pie-eating contests, and a custom car show. 7 a.m.-4:30 p.m. City Hall Park, 401 S. Brea Blvd. (714) 990-7771 or www.cityofbrea.netBuena Park: Knott’s Berry Farm fireworks. 9 p.m. 8039 Beach Blvd. $25-$48.95. (714) 220-5200 or

Cypress, Seal Beach and Los Alamitos: Gates open at 4 p.m.; entertainment begins at 4:30 p.m.; fireworks at 9. ID is required for adults. Joint Forces Training Base, Katella Avenue at Lexington Drive. (714) 229-6780 or

Dana Point: Fireworks will be shot off a barge in the harbor. Free shuttle service from Dana Hills High School. Viewable from Heritage Park (3400 Old Golden Lantern), Lantern Bay Park (25111 Park Lantern Road) and Capistrano Beach (35005 Beach Road). (949) 248-3530 or www.danapoint.orgDana Point: The Ocean Institute will offer a cruise to view fireworks 7-10 p.m. Ocean Institute, 24200 Dana Point Harbor Drive. $35-$45. (949) 496-2274.

Dana Point: View fireworks from a boat. 8-9:30 p.m. $19-$29. Dana Wharf Sportfishing, 34675 Golden Lantern. (949) 496-5794, Ext. 7 or

Fullerton: 18th annual community fireworks show, with music, games and food. Gates open at 5 p.m.; fireworks at 9. Fullerton High School, 201 E. Chapman Ave. (714) 738-6545 or

Huntington Beach: All-day community celebration culminates with fireworks at 9 p.m. Huntington Beach Pier Plaza, Pacific Coast Highway at Main Street. (714) 374-1535 or www.hb4thofjuly.orgIrvine: Entertainment includes live music, food and children’s activities from 3-9 p.m. $7-$12; $40 family pack includes admission for two adults and up to four children. Irvine High School football Stadium, 4321 Walnut Ave. (949) 724-6000 or

Irvine: The Pacific Symphony, Papa Doo Run Run and others perform beginning at 8 p.m. The evening concludes with fireworks. Bring a picnic or buy a boxed meal. Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, 8808 Irvine Center Drive. $10-$101. (714) 755-5799.

Laguna Beach: Fireworks can be viewed from Main Beach. The show starts after dusk. 101 S. Coast Highway. (800) 877-1115 or www.lagunabeachcity.netLaguna Hills: Carnival rides, games and a live performance by classic-rock cover band Rockit Scientists. Laguna Hills Sports Complex, 25555 Alicia Parkway. (949) 707-2680 or

Laguna Niguel: Fireworks at 9 p.m., Laguna Niguel Regional Park, 28241 La Paz Road. (949) 425-5100 or

La Habra: Children’s games and entertainment begin at 5 p.m.; fireworks at 9:15. $3-$6. La Habra High School, 801 Highlander Ave., (562) 905-9700 or Forest: The city’s annual parade starts at El Toro High School and goes west on Toledo Road, then north on Lake Forest Drive. El Toro High School, 25255 Toledo Way. (949) 461-3400 or Palma: La Palma Fitness presents a 5K walk and 5K/10K run. 7:30 a.m. Live entertainment and the Family Fun Zone will be open 8:30-10:30 a.m. $25-$60. La Palma Central Park, 7821 Walker St. (714) 690-3350 or

Mission Viejo: A street fair starts at noon with fireworks at 9 p.m. Olympiad Road between Marguerite Parkway and Melinda Road. (949) 830-7066 or

Newport Beach: All-day festivities include carnival games, crafts, and hula hooping, limbo and horseshoe tournaments. Event begins at 11 a.m.; fireworks at 9. Newport Dunes Resort, 1131 Back Bay Drive. $30 per car. (949) 729-3863 or

Placentia: Food and games begin at 6:30 p.m.; fireworks at 9. Bradford Stadium, 500 N. Bradford St. $2-$6; 2 and under, free. (714) 993-8232 or www.placentia.orgRancho Santa Margarita: Festivities include live music, games and children’s activities. Fireworks follow. Lago Santa Margarita, Avenida de Las Flores between Avenida de Los Fundadores and Antonio Parkway. (949) 858-1390 or

San Clemente: Fireworks begin at dusk from the end of the San Clemente Pier, 600 block of Avenida Victoria. (949) 361-8219 or

San Juan Capistrano: Rides, music and other attractions 4-9:30 p.m.; fireworks at dusk. San Juan Capistrano Sports Park, 25925 Camino del Avion. (949) 493-5911 or

Tustin: Festivities start at 6:30 p.m.; Jumpin’ Jack Flash pays a musical tribute to the Rolling Stones; fireworks start about 9. Tustin High School, Northrup Field, 1171 El Camino Real. (714) 573-3326 or Westminster: Entertainment begins at 5 p.m.; fireworks at 9. Westminster High School Stadium, 14325 Goldenwest St. (714) 895-2860 or Linda: Gates open at 4 p.m. with food, games and other attractions; fireworks at 9. Yorba Linda Middle School, 4777 Casa Loma Ave. (714) 961-7100 or


Compiled by Yvonne Villarreal

Los Angeles Times