2021 4th of July Events in Long Beach, Orange County, & LA County
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4th of July Community Parade & Celebration
JULY 4 | PERALTA PARK
Bring the whole family for a day of festive fun at the new Aliso Viejo Ranch. Enjoy activities and entertainment for all ages, including carnival games, rock wall, giant slide, face painting, and more. Community parade begins at 9am. Parade participants are encouraged to dress in festive attire, decorate scooters, wagons, and strollers. All dogs must be leashed.
Anaheim Hills 4th of July Celebration
JULY 4 | PERALTA PARK
Firecracker 5K/10K Run, Yankee Doodle Dog Show, Patriotic Parade, food vendors, live entertainment, and fireworks show at 9pm.
Independence Day Celebration
JULY 3 | INTERNATIONAL PRINTING MUSEUM | 10AM – 4PM
The day’s festivities include special working tours of the Printing Museum collections, including the opportunity to print your own Declaration on Franklin’s Colonial press. Enjoy activities for the whole family, see a display of vintage cars, and take home patriotic souvenirs printed on authentic tabletop presses. Admission includes a dessert of American Apple Pie and Colonial Punch. General Admission is $15 per person, or a group rate of $50 for up to 4 people. Tickets available online or at the door
Salute to America Independence Day Celebration
JULY 2 | CYPRESS COLLEGE | 5:30-9:30PM
This patriotic celebration will feature food trucks starting at 5:30pm, live music from Electric Vinyl at 7pm, and a spectacular fireworks display at 9pm. Picnics and lawn chairs encouraged. No registration required.
4th of July Fireworks
JULY 4 | DOHENY STATE BEACH
View this incredible fireworks display, shot from a barge on the water, off the coastline of Doheny State Beach at 9pm.
Surf City Dreamin’ 117th Annual Independence Day Celebration
JULY 2-4 | HUNTINGTON BEACH PIER PLAZA
Join the largest Independence Day celebration west of the Mississippi! Festivities include Neighborhood Parades, Pier Plaza Festival with live entertainment, vendors, and carnival rides, Surf City 5K Runs, and decorating contests. The events will be capped off with a fireworks show over the Huntington Beach Pier.
Fourth of July Celebration at Pretend City
JULY 3 | PRETEND CITY CHILDREN’S MUSEUM
Let freedom ring and celebration begin! March on in for some star spangled fun as we learn about our nation’s day of independence. Your little firecracker can create sparkling fireworks in the Art Studio and join in on a patriotic dance party. Included with museum admission ($10.95 – 13.95).
Pacific Symphony Orchestra July 4th Spectacular – Elton John Tribute
JULY 4 | FIVEPOINT AMPHITHEATRE | 6PM
“Your Song.” “Rocket Man.” “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road.” The hit singles of mega pop star Elton John are endless. Starring Craig A. Meyer as “Almost Elton John,” this spectacular musical journey celebrates the decades of chart-topping hits of Sir Elton John. Plus, enjoy patriotic favorites, Pacific Symphony’s traditional salute to the U.S. Armed Forces and a brilliant fireworks finale.
Road Trip Thru the USA – A Patriotic Drive-Thru Celebration
JULY 2-3 | LAGUNA NIGUEL CITY HALL | 7:30-9:30PM
Take a scenic, music-filled road trip through the USA! See national landmarks from the comfort of your car and in your neighborhood. Participants are encouraged to take photos of patriotic displays from their cars.
4th of July Celebration
JULY 4 | CROWN VALLEY PARK | 6PM
Celebrate the 4th of July with free events at Crown Valley Park. Enjoy live music, patriotic giveaways, screening of American Legends movie, and American Digital Presentation. Food and desserts will be available for purchase from food trucks.
Fourth of July Fireworks Show
JULY 4 | SPORTS PARK | 6PM
The show will feature a 20-minute firework show, live performances, food vendors, and other festivities. Event begins at 6:30pm and fireworks at 9pm. Residents are encouraged to arrive at 6pm.
Lakewood’s Fireworks Extravaganza
JULY 2 | 8:45-9PM
Look to the skies for an aerial fireworks show that will take place at three locations across Lakewood. Locations include Holmes Elementary, Lakewood High, and Artesia High. Lakewood residents are encouraged to view the fireworks from their homes. The city is sponsoring this show in place of the Civic Center Block Party, which had to be canceled again this year due to COVID health precautions.
Big Bang on the Bay Block Party & Fireworks
JULY 3 | THE BOATHOUSE ON THE BAY – ALAMITOS BAY | 5:30-9PM
Fireworks will light up the skies over the Peninsula and Naples, as well as the restaurants along the Alamitos Bay Marina. The show is put on by The Boathouse on the Bay. Tickets to the block party includes a barbecue dinner and a seat at a table to view the fireworks.
The Great American 4th of July Kids’ Bike Parade
JULY 4 | GRANADA BEACH PARKING LOT (ROSIE’S DOG BEACH) | 10AM
Every year, hundreds of local kids decorate their two-wheelers and ride two miles out-and-back on the sunny beach boardwalk for this old-fashioned parade!
4th of July Fireworks at the Long Beach Waterfront
JULY 4 | LONG BEACH WATERFRONT – DTLB | 9PM
Enjoy fireworks at the iconic Long Beach Waterfront. Free viewing areas along the scenic waterfront include Shoreline Village, Lions Lighthouse for Sight, and Rainbow Harbor. Harbor Breeze Cruises is offering ticketed boat rides for spectators.
July 4th BBQ & Late Night Hours at Aquarium of the Pacific
JULY 4 | AQUARIUM OF THE PACIFIC | 9AM – 10PM
The Aquarium is offering a limited-seating meal service on this day where you can bundle Aquarium Admission and a boxed BBQ meal. This includes seating on our Veranda area, where you can enjoy the evening fireworks show after your meal. You could also purchase the BBQ meal on its own (does not include seating). Take advantage of extended hours and enjoy the Aquarium until 10pm. Reservations are required.
Drive-Up 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular
JULY 4 | JOINT FORCES TRAINING BASE | 9PM
The cities of Los Alamitos and Seal Beach invites you and your family to attend the Drive-Up 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular held at the Los Alamitos Joint Forces Training Base. Food vendors and restrooms available. Reservations required.
July 4th Fireworks Spectacular with Kool & the Gang
JULY 3-4 | HOLLYWOOD BOWL | 7:30PM
Celebrate good times—and Independence Day—with the ultimate hitmakers, Kool & the Gang! The disco-funk greats bring the party to the Bowl for the annual Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular. Get ready to get down on it!
4th of July Fireworks Spectacular
JULY 4 | MARTY RUSSO YOUTH ATHLETIC PARK | 9PM
The fireworks show will launch from Marty Russo Youth Athletic Park at 9pm. The park will be closed to the public and gathering at the park is strictly prohibited. Fireworks can be seen from various locations surrounding the area.
Independence Day on the Back Bay
JULY 4 | NEWPORT DUNES
Bring out the red, white, and blue for the 4th of July, as you celebrate Independence Day on the Back Bay! Enjoy a celebration full of games, activities, watersports and inflatables, movies on the beach, food and drinks, and Southern California’s largest fireworks celebration, sponsored by the City of Newport Beach.
4th of July is for Families
JULY 4 | CHANNEL PLACE PARK | 9:30-11:30AM
Enjoy a bike parade and festival featuring carnival games, arts and crafts, lawn games, music, and food for sale. Dog-friendly, must be leashed. Bike Parade starts at 9am on W. Balboa Blvd. & 36th St.
48th Annual Mariners Park Independence Day Parade and Celebration
JULY 4 | MARINERS PARK | 10:30AM – 1:30PM
Enjoy the parade, plus food trucks, live music, free entertainment, eating contests, lawn games, puppet show!
3rd of July Celebration
JULY 3 | GRIJALVA PARK | 4-9PM
Celebrate with music, kids activities, games, food trucks, and more. Enjoy a grand finale with a patriotic performance and spectacular fireworks display. Tickets are $7 per person (children 2 and under are free).
JULY 4 | ROSE BOWL STADIUM
AmericaFest welcomes tens of thousands for a day full of tailgating, celebration, and entertainment including a motorcycle stunt show and a world-renowned fireworks display. Enjoy shows from TNT Motocross, musical performance by Haylee Joe and NBC’s The Voice contestant, Mendeleyev. General admission is $20. Children 5 and under are free. Parking is $45-150.
July 4th Fireworks Display
JULY 4 | SAN CLEMENTE MUNICIPAL PIER | 9PM
Enjoy a flyover by the Condor Squadron, consisting of four AT-6 aircraft World War II trainers at approximate 5:55pm. Fireworks display at the end of San Clemente Municipal Pier at 9pm.
San Juan Capistrano
Fourth of July Celebration & Summer Carnival
JULY 2-4 | SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO SPORTS PARK
Enjoy the Summer Carnival with food, booths, live music, picnic games, and more. Free trolley from 11am – 10pm. Shuttle service and on-site/street parking available. Fourth of July fireworks display at 9pm.
Fourth of July An All-American Blast
JULY 4 | TUSTIN HIGH SCHOOL
Enjoy live entertainment, food trucks, and children’s craft area. Live performance by Brent Payne & The Boyz. Listen to best of country, classic rock, southern rock, and good ol’ rock n’ roll. Fireworks show at 9pm. Pre-registration required. $4 per ticket.
July 4th Extravaganza
JULY 4 | WARNER PARK | 6PM
Each year the July 4th Fireworks Extravaganza delights over 60,000 people with a free concert and fireworks display. Food trucks and local restaurants on hand along with arts and crafts vendors and local businesses selling goods.
4th of July Spectacular
JULY 4 | VETERANS PARK
Celebrate the 4th with family activities, food vendors, DJ entertainment, a Kids’ Fun Zone and after-dark fireworks show.
Independence Day at Nixon Library
JULY 4 | NIXO NLIBRARY
Meet and take photos with a few of America’s greatest Presidents: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, and Ulysses S. Grant. Experience thrilling Civil War reenactments in the Gardens. Plus, enjoy tours of the special exhibit, The Presidents Club, and learn about the friendships and rivalries between Presidents throughout history. The first 100 paid guests will receive a free cherry pie shooter from Polly’s Pies. All Independence Day events are included with paid admission.
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