2023 Fourth of July Events in OC

From festivals and fireworks to Independence Day parades, here are the best 4th of July events for your entire family.

** Due to possible last minute changes to times & locations to the events below, we encourage you to click on the link of the event holder (or contact the host city) to get the most updated information.

Aliso Viejo

AVCA July 4th Celebration & Fireworks
Tuesday, July 4, 2023
6:30 – 9:30 pm

Live performance by 4×4 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Community Booths – Children’s Crafts – Face Painting – Balloon Twisters – Airbrush Tattoo Artists – Carnival Games Low-level fireworks show will start at approximately 9:00 p.m.

If you plan to come to the park early to save your space, please note that ONLY blankets and low-level chairs are allowed.

Grand Park
6101 City Lights Dr
Aliso Viejo, California

Anaheim Hills

Canyon Hills Community Council’s Annual Fourth of July Celebration
July 4
7 am – 9:30 pm
This event starts early with a 5K/10K run at 7 a.m. with a starting line at Santa Ana Canyon Road. The Yankee Doodle Dog Show and parade follows starting at 9 am at Canyon High School. From there, the party moves to Peralta Park, where you will enjoy countless food vendor and expo booths of local businesses and organizations and live musical performances. Don’t forget to grab a seat for your family and friends as the night culminates with a spectacular fireworks display at 9 pm honoring the red white and blue!LOCATION:
Canyon High School & Peralta Park in Anaheim Hills, California

Balboa Peninsula-Newport Bay July 4 Fireworks & Parade Cruises
July 4
Newport Landing will have 3 cruises for the 4th Of July including the Firework Spectacular evening cruise.2 1/2 hour daytime cruise times – 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm & 4:00 pm to 6:30pm. These cruises travel along side the Old Glory Boat Parade through the world renowned Newport Bay. During your cruise you will also be taken out into the open ocean to see the pristine Newport Beach coastline.Night time fireworks cruise will run 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm. You will spend the first hour or so cruising through the beautiful Newport Harbor amoung hundreds of other boats all celebrating the Spirit of America. After sunset you will have a front row seat to one of the largest 4th of July fireworks displays in Southern California.INFORMATION:
For additional information or to make reservations call
(949) 673-1489

Annual Brea Country Fair
July 4, 2023
9am – 3pm
Come celebrate our Nation’s independence at Brea’s Annual Country Fair full of patriotic festivities. The fair opens at 7:00 a.m. and continues until 3:00 p.m. There will be a pancake breakfast, live entertainment, kiddie parade, dog parade, classic car show, food, games, exhibits, and Market Place area featuring handmade gifts. Admission to the Country Fair and the Plunge is free. Swimming at the Plunge begins at 12 p.m.LOCATION:
City Hall Park
401 S. Brea Blvd.

Costa Mesa

Costa Mesa Independence Day Community Celebration
2023 TBA

Bring your own picnic, lawn chairs and blanket to help celebrate our nation’s independence! Live music by the Tijuana Dogs and Moxy Anne plus activities, Centennial Farm, bounce house, community booths and contests. Food and drink will be available for purchase. Glass containers and bottles are prohibited. No hard-sided coolers or outside alcohol permitted.”

Free entry. 9 pm fireworks show

OC Fair & Event Center
88 Fair Drive
Costa Mesa
Free Parking


Salute to America
Friday, June 30, 2023

This patriotic celebration will feature food trucks, entertainment, vendors, live music from 80z All-Stars, and a spectacular fireworks display.

Festival seating, picnics, and lawn chairs are encouraged with food and refreshments available for purchase. Beer and water available for purchase. Motor homes, outside alcohol, dogs, BBQs, and fireworks are NOT permitted at this event. Your cooperation is appreciated!

Event Timeline
5:30 PM – Event area opens
6:00 PM – Mainstage Entertainment
7:00 PM – Live concert provided by 80z All-Stars
9:00 PM – Fireworks display

Cypress College
9200 Valley View Street
Cypress CA, 90630

Dana Point
Independence Day Fireworks Extravaganza
July 4, 2023
9 pm
The BEST Southern California fireworks display is back again for 2023!More details comingLOCATION:
Dana Point HarborINFORMATION:
For additional information, call 949-248-2536

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2023 4th of July Fireworks Cruises

July 4, 2023

Enjoy a unique evening of fun on the water, complete with a live Fireworks demonstration sponsored by the city of Dana Point. Cruises offered are:

Display Cruise
Fireworks Display Cruise! Enjoy the show on the water while on the deck of our boat! Limited seating.

Dana Pride Dinner Cruise
Held on the 95′ flagship, the Dana Pride. Guests will enjoy a one-of-a-kind experience & a 4th of July to remember! Capacity is limited for social distancing. The menu is being fine-tuned as we speak. Cash bar available. This is an incredibly popular event and seats go fast so book early!

Dana Wharf Sportfishing
Dana Point Harbor

Make reservations online or call (949) 496-5794


Annual Community Fireworks Show and Festival

-Fullerton’s 2023 4th of July firework show has been cancelled.

Inside the event area, participants can find kids’ activities including face painting, bounce houses, a caricature artist, and a stilt walker. NOMINAL FEES MAY APPLY for activities (Approximately $2 to $5). Enjoy live music by James Intveld. Fireworks begin at 9 p.m. and last for approximately 20 minutes.

All food is reasonably priced, and is being offered by local charity organizations as a fundraising activity. There is no alcoholic beverage service.

Fullerton High School Softball Field
located on Lemon between Chapman and Berkeley


Huntington Beach
4th of July Parade & Pier Festival
June 30 – July 4, 2023
Four days of fun with live entertainment, exhibitors, food vendors and family activities.Pier Plaza Festival runs July 1-4 from ​9:00am – 10:00pm. There will be crafts & merchant vendor booths, food trucks, an all-new beer & wine garden, live entertainment & DJs, sponsor activations, prize giveaways, live radio broadcasts, amusements & carnival ridesLOCATION:
Check website for all activity locations


Celebrate the 4th of July at Pretend City!
July 2, 2023

Let freedom ring and celebration begin! March on in for some star-spangled fun as we learn about our nation’s day of independence. From Making your own rocket to sensory tables, stories and more, your little firecracker is sure to love what we have in store.

Pretend City Children’s Museum
29 Hubble
Irvine, CA 92618

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Pacific Symphony: July 4 Spectacular: Music of the Beatles
July 4, 2023
8 pm

Celebrate Independence Day with an epic outdoor concert featuring Classical Mystery Tour performing music of The Beatles and a stunning fireworks display. Rock out to the timeless classics of the Fab Four, and then watch the sky light up! Sing, dance and enjoy an unforgettable night of music, memories, and magic.

With fireworks and free parking! Parking is included in the price of your ticket.

FivePoint Amphitheatre
14800 Chinon
Irvine, CA

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Concert On The Green and Firework Festival

– 2023 event information coming

Hosted by the Irvine Police Association, this event is a Pyro Musical sky concert & Fireworks extravaganza! This year’s event will be featuring: Live music by the Derek Bordeaux Group, Professional Field Entertainers with Field Games and Activities, Bounce Houses, Raffle with Prizes & Gourmet Food Trucks (food available for purchase).

Blankets & Lawn chairs recommended for seating on the football field. Bleacher seats will be available.

Irvine High School Stadium
4321 Walnut Ave.
Irvine CA, 92604

Ladera Ranch
July 4 Celebrations
July 4, 2023
7 am – 9:30 pm
A fun-filled day of activities including 5 and 10K Freedom Runs, Pancake Breakfast, Community Parade, Games, Activities, Food Truck and Concert (Undercover – Top 40).Fireworks display at dark.LOCATION:
Founders Park
28275 Avendale Blvd
Ladera Ranch CA 92694
Laguna Beach
City of Laguna Beach Fireworks Display
July 4, 2023
City Fireworks Show Begins at 9:00 p.m.
The City fireworks show will originate from Monument Point at Heisler Park and will begin at approximately 9:00 p.m. on July 4. Reminder: parking meters and City parking lots are enforced on July 4. City Trolleys will operate under a modified schedule, the Coastal Route will run from 9:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., the Canyon Route from 8:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. The normal trolley schedule will resume on Wednesday, July 5.After the fireworks show, expect heavy traffic as many visitors will be leaving the city via Laguna Canyon Road and Coast Highway.LOCATION:
Monument Point in Heisler Park
375 Cliff Drive
Laguna Beach

Laguna Hills
City of Laguna Hills Fourth of July Celebration
July 4, 2023
4-9:30 pm
The City of Laguna Hills will have fireworks show on July 4th at 9:00pm.Come celebrate America’s birthday at the City of Laguna Hills’ annual Fourth of July Celebration! Bring your family and friends to enjoy carnival rides and games, live band, food trucks, along with a fabulous fireworks show to conclude the evening. Food and drinks will be available for purchase. Bounce house and games are free. Carnival rides are $2.00 each. Seating is not provided, so don’t forget your blankets and chairs.Schedule:
4:00pm Event Begins
6:00pm Live Band: Family Style
9:00pm FireworksLOCATION:
Laguna Hills Community Center
25555 Alicia Parkway
Laguna Hills, CA 92653INFORMATION:
(949) 707-2680

Laguna Niguel

4th of July all day celebration
July 4, 2023
all day events

Run in the Parks:
8 am 5K Run/Walk
9 am Kids Races

Pancake Breakfast 7:30 – 10:30 am, Hosted by the Laguna Niguel Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with the YMCA. $8 for breakfast

Concert 6-8pm Kick off your evening festivities with a live concert featuring Joey Rydel’s Elton John Experience at Crown Valley community Park! After the concert, walk to the Regional Park to watch the Fireworks Spectacular (3/4 mi. walk each way). Bring flashlights and something to sit on in grass/dirt.

LN Regional Park, 28241 La Paz Rd (Over the lake)
Limited parking inside the LNRP (fees apply) and on La Paz Road

Laguna Niguel Family YMCA & Laguna Niguel Regional Park
Laguna Niguel, CA

La Habra
Annual 4th of July Spectacular
Tuesday, July 4th, 2023
4:00 – 9:30
The City of La Habra will hold its 4th of July Celebration on Tuesday, July 4th, 2023. The event will include the fireworks show, flyover, live music by Electric Vinyl, kid’s activity booths, food vendors and retail vendors. Guest seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please note that no alcohol or glass containers are allowed in the park.Wristbands are now available for purchase at the La Habra Community Center, 101 W. La Habra Blvd., Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.LOCATION:
La Bonita Park
1440 W. Whittier BlvdINFORMATION:

Lake Forest

Fourth of July Parade
Tuesday, July 4, 2023

The Lake Forest Fourth of July Parade returns!

Stay tuned for details.

Lake Forest Sports Park & Recreation Center
28000 Rancho Pkway
Lake Forest

La Palma
Annual Run for Fun Event
Tuesday, July 4, 2023
A healthy way to kick off your Fourth of July festivities! The La Palma Fitness Run for Fun is more than just another run, it’s an opportunity to experience that small town / hometown sense of community; to share quality time with your family, neighbors, and friends; and to focus on health and wellness while participating in a quality running, walking, or strolling experience.Following the race, stop by Central Park for a pancake breakfast provided by the La Palma Kiwanis Club, and watch the award presentations at the Park Pavilion starting at 9:15 AM.LOCATION:
Central Park
La Palma, Ca

Los Alamitos

3rd of July Fireworks Spectacular
Monday, July 3, 2023
Gates open at 4 pm

The Los Alamitos Recreation and Community Services Department welcomes the community to the 35th annual Universal Waste Systems (UWS) 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular at the Los Alamitos Joint Forces Training Base in partnership with Los Alamitos and Seal Beach. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets for the traditional event set up to include a family fun area, static displays, live entertainment, food and commercial vendors and the best fireworks show display in the area!

Reservations are not required this year. Valid I.D. to enter.

Joint Forces Training Base.
Enter through Lexington or Orangewood gates.

Mission Viejo

The Mission Viejo Annual Street Faire and Fireworks Spectacular
July 4
Fireworks at 9 pm

Join us for fun on the 4th of July! The Mission Viejo Activities Committee will hold the annual 4th of July Street Faire and Fireworks Spectacular on Olympiad between Marguerite and Melinda. The fun begins at 12:00 noon with live entertainment on the Main Stage and youth bands performing on our Freedom Stage. There will be rides for the kiddies to enjoy. Food and Game Booths operated by local service groups will be available to delight your taste buds and bring fun and laughter to the little ones. There will also be over 30 booths with wonderful craft and gift ideas. Admission is FREE with tickets being sold for games and rides. For your convenience, a free shuttle will operate from 1:00 PM to 8:00 PM.

Shuttle stops are located at twelve stops clearly marked around Lake Mission Viejo. Please no pets, skateboards or roller blades , bicycles or barbecue grills are allowed.


Newport Beach

Old Glory Boat Parade
July 4, 2023
1 – 3:30 pm

Each year the Newport Beach Harbor becomes a festive delight as owners adorned their boats in red-white-&-blue decorations, balloons, streamers and waving flags that outline the skies as Sousa Marches and Anthems fill the air. Families and friends from near and far arrive at the bay front beaches and yacht clubs along the peninsula and the many islands, vying for the best spot to settle down and view the boat parade.

Newport Harbor
Newport Beach, Ca

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Fireworks & Parade Cruises
July 4

Newport Landing will have 3 cruises for the 4th Of July including the Firework Spectacular evening cruise.

2 1/2 hour daytime cruise times – 1:00pm to 3:30pm & 4:00pm to 6:30pm. These cruises travel along side the Old Glory Boat Parade through the world renowned Newport Bay. During your cruise you will also be taken out into the open ocean to see the pristine Newport Beach coastline.

Night time fireworks cruise will run 7:00pm to 9:30pm. You will spend the first hour or so cruising through the beautiful Newport Harbor amoung hundreds of other boats all celebrating the Spirit of America. After sunset you will have a front row seat to one of the largest 4th of July fireworks displays in Southern California.

For additional information or to make reservations call
(949) 673-1489

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12th Annual: 4th of July is for Families
July 4, 2023
9 am – 12 noon

Join us for the 12th Annual 4th of July is for Families Newport Peninsula Bike Parade and Festival!

9:00 A.M.

9:30–11:30 A.M.

Carnival Games + Arts & Crafts + Lawn Games & Music + Food for Sale *ALL DOGS MUST BE KEPT ON LEASH*

Channel Place Park
4400 Channel Pl
Newport Beach, California 92663


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Independence Day on the Back Bay
July 4, 2023
8 am – 10 pm

Bring out the red, white, and blue for the 4th of July, as we celebrate Independence Day on the Back Bay! This annual celebration will bring you an entire weekend full of games, activities, watersports, movies on the beach, food and drinks, and Southern California’s largest fireworks celebration, sponsored by the City of Newport Beach. Now more than ever, you deserve something to celebrate!

Parking is $100 pre-paid, reserved parking is available for purchase. This reserved parking will be in our Main Lot located off Back Bay Drive. This parking will sell out!



July Celebration
July 3, 2023
Begins at 4 pm

Join us for some fun in the sun as we celebrate Independence Day the Orange way: a day early and with a bang. The celebration begins at 4 p.m. with fun games, booths, and activities. Various food trucks supporting local non-profits will be on-site selling delicious food and drinks. The Patriotic Music Program, featuring the Orange Community Master Chorale, begins at 8 p.m. When the sun sets, enjoy a spectacular fireworks show lighting up the night sky.

Grijalva Park
368 North Prospect Street
Orange, CA 92869

Orange Park Acres

4th of July Parade
July 4, 2023
starts at 10 am

For 56 years, runners have kicked off 4th of July festivities with an annual parade where decorated antique cars, tractors, walking groups, community organizations, and of course, horses, will take to the street to celebrate the 4th of July. All the fun begins in front of Salem Lutheran Church.

Parade starts at Salem Lutheran Church
6500 E. Santiago Canyon Road
Orange, CA.

San Clemente

San Clemente Fireworks Show
July 4

San Clemente will be celebrating America’s Independence Day with fireworks again this year!

When visiting on July 4th, please be advised of the following details: he end of the pier will be closed to public access beginning at noon on Saturday, July 3rd for fireworks preparations. The entire pier (excluding The Fisherman’s Restaurant) will close on Sunday, July 4th at 7:30 a.m. and remain closed for the entire day. A flyover by the Condor Squadron, is sheduled to reach San Clemente by 5:55 pm

San Clemente Municipal Pier
622 Avenida Del Mar
San Clemente, California 92672


San Juan Capistrano

San Juan Capistrano 3-Day Carnival & Fireworks Show
July 1-4, 2023

Come celebrate Independence Day at the San Juan Capistrano Sports Park (25925 Camino Del Avion)! Gates open at 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 4, with live music beginning at 6:00 p.m. Enjoy old-fashioned picnic games, food vendors, exhibitors, a beer and wine garden and, of course, spectacular fireworks to close out the festivities at 9:00 p.m.

A full-scale carnival complete with over 20 thrill rides for all ages will run from July 1 – July 4, including live music on Saturday, July 1 beginning at 6:00 p.m.

Parking is free and the summer trolley has a convenient stop right at the Sports Park, with service hours extended to 10:00 p.m. throughout the festivities.

The Sports Park
25925 Camino Del Avion
San Juan Capistrano

For additional details on ticket prices, wristbands and hours of operation please contact the Community Services Department at (949) 493-5911.

Santa Ana

Fourth of July at Centennial Park
July 4, 2023
5-9:30 pm

The 11th annual Fourth of July celebration will be taking place on Tuesday, July 4, 2023 from 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Centennial Regional Park. This free community event will include live music, kid’s activities, food trucks, and exhibitors and a spectacular 20-minute fireworks finale at 9 p.m.

Guests are encouraged to arrive early and bring a lawn chair, blanket and picnics. Dogs may attend but must remain on leashes. Alcohol is not allowed. Centennial Park is located at 3000 W Edinger Avenue in Santa Ana. On-site event parking is free.

Centennial Park
3000 W. Edinger Ave
Santa Ana, CA 92704



Annual Fourth of July Celhttps://www.tustinca.org/1073/Fourth-of-July-Celebrationebration
July 4, 2023
6:30 – 9 pm

Food, music, fireworks! Arrive early to sit on the bleachers or bring a blanket and enjoy a picnic on the grass. Several food trucks will be available

Free admission, live performance by Smith.

Northrup Stadium at Tustin High School
1171 El Camino Real


Yorba Linda

Celebrate July 4th at the Nixon Library
July 4, 2023
10 am – 5 pm

Celebrate Independence Day at the Nixon Library Tuesday, July 4, 2023

A fun-filled day of patriotic events!

Richard Nixon Library & Birthplace, East Room
18001 Yorba Linda Blvd.
Yorba Linda CA 92886

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Annual Fourth of July Spectacular
July 4, 2023
5-9:20 pm

Attendees will enjoy food vendors, family activities, live music, and spectacular fireworks! The fun starts on Tuesday, July 4 at 5 p.m. with live music featuring Kayln & The New Frontier and fireworks blasting off at 9 p.m.

The event can be enjoyed from Veterans Park or Yorba Linda Middle School.

Veterans Park
4756 Valley View Avenue
Yorba Linda, CA 92886



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