2022 4th of July Events in LA & Orange County
Aliso Viejo Community Association July 4th Celebration & Fireworks
July 4 | Grand Park / Town Center Amphitheater
Enjoy the Fourth of July with family, friends, and fun, festive activities! Aliso Viejo is bringing children’s crafts, face painting, carnival games, community booths, airbrush tattoo artists, and much more. Live performances will begin at 7 p.m. and fireworks will start approximately 9 p.m.
Anaheim Hills 4th of July Celebration
July 4 | Canyon High School & Peralta Park
The all day event begins at Canyon High School with a variety of activities such as the Firecracker 5K/10K Run (7 a.m.), Pancake Breakfast (7:30 a.m.), Yankee Doodle Dog Show, and a Patriotic Parade. The event continues at Peralta Park with food vendors and live music entertainment from local bands. End the day with a firework show that begins at 9 p.m.
Disney’s Celebrate America – A Fourth of July Concert in the Sky
July 4 | 9:30 p.m.
Salute the stars and stripes like never before while celebrating Independence Day at an inspirational fireworks show—all to the sound of patriotic music.
City of Brea’s 42nd Country Fair
July 4 | City Hall Park
A family event on the Fourth of July! The Country Fair begins at 9:00 a.m. and includes a kiddie parade, Bow Wow contest, Teen Fun area, craft area, food, rides, live entertainment, games, and exhibits.
Knott’s Berry Farm 4th of July Fireworks
July 2-4 | Knott’s Berry Farm
Starting at 9:30 p.m., Knott’s Berry Farm will begin their prominent annual firework presentation.
Let Freedom Ring Celebration
July 4 | Cerritos Civic Center
Join the City of Cerritos for a celebration including rides, entertainment, and a bell-ringing ceremony. Activities start at 4 p.m. The evenings ends with a fireworks show at Cerritos High School at 9 p.m. Tickets and wristbands for rides available for purchase.
Salute to America
July 1 | Cypress College
This patriotic celebration will feature food trucks, performances by Leiali’inani Polynesian Dancers, and live music from The Smokin’ Cobras. Fireworks display will begin at 9 p.m.
4th of July Fireworks
July 4 | Doheny State Beach
Fireworks display will shoot from a barge off of Doheny State Beach starting at 9 p.m.
Surf City Dreamin’ 118th Annual Independence Day Celebration
July 1-4 | Huntington Beach Neighborhoods and Downtown
It’s a full day of festivities! Start by running the Surf City 5K then enjoy the Main Street parade. The Pier Plaza Festival (July 1-4) features a variety of vendors and carnival attractions. Fireworks over the ocean begins at dusk.
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 to learn about our nation’s day of independence. Children can create their own fireworks, listen to a Fourth of July themed story time, and play Lady Liberty Says. Included with museum admission.
July 4 Spectacular: The Music of Queen
July 4 | Five Point Amphitheatre
Salute the Fourth with the ultimate celebration of one of the greatest bands ever. Enjoy a night filled with the classic hits of Queen performed as you’ve never heard them before. The night ens with a sizzling fireworks show.
4th of July Celebration
July 4 | La Bonita Park
The event will include the fireworks show, military flyover, live music, kid’s activity booths, food vendors and retail vendors. Tickets are $5 for youth (ages 3-12) and $7 for adults (ages 13+). Free for active duty military, reserves, and retired military.
July 3 | La Mirada Regional Park
Celebrate our nation with live entertainment, activities for all ages, and a patriotic program.
July 4th Celebration
July 4 | Founders Park
It’s a full day of activities including Freedom Runs, pancake breakfast, 1K Kids’ Firecracker Dash, community parade, games and activities, food trucks, teen zone, and concert. Event starts at 3 p.m., fireworks at dark.
Fourth of July Summer Concert: Springsteen Experience
July 4 | Crown Valley Park Amphitheater
The City of Laguna Niguel brings a Bruce Springsteen tribute band and a variety of food trucks to Crown Valley Park Amphitheater. Concerts starts at 6 p.m.
4th of July Parade
July 4 | El Toro High School
The parade is back in town! The parade starts at 10 a.m. Parking is located in the EL Toro High School back parking lot. Parade starts at the intersection of Ridge Route and Toledo Way.
Civic Center Block Party
June 25 | Civic Center
The Lakewood Civic Center Block Party begins at 4 p.m. with the Family Fun Zone activity area for kids and families and the always popular “Taste of Lakewood.” Live entertainment from The MVP”s starts at 5 p.m. and fireworks begin at 9:15 p.m.
Big Bang on the Bay Block Party & Fireworks
July 3 | Alamitos Bay
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 from Naple Rib Company and a seat at a table to view the fireworks.
July 3rd ‘Big Bang on the Bay’ Fireworks Cruise
July 3 | Alamitos Bay
Join Harbor Breeze Cruises for an early fireworks celebration on the waters of Long Beach Harbor. Observe the awe-inspiring firework display performed in Alamitos Bay at 9 p.m.
The Great American Kids’ 4th of July Bike Parade
July 4 | Granada Beach Parking Lot (Rosie’s Dog Beach)
Join Justin Rudd’s annual bike parade with a kids patriotic speech and costume contest! Hundreds of local kids decorate their two-wheelers and ride two miles out-and-back on the sunny beach boardwalk.
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4th of July Celebration at Shoreline Village
July 4 | Shoreline Village
Live music starts at 1 p.m., DJ at 4 p.m., and fireworks show at 9 p.m. Parking will be sold out, so consider alternative transportation. Free event, no tickets required.
4th of July Fireworks Spectacular
July 4 | Los Alamitos Joint Forces Training Base
Bring your lawn chairs and blankets for a traditional event with a family fun area, static displays, live entertainment, food and commercial vendors and the best fireworks show display in the area! Entry will be through the Lexington or Orangewood gates. Gates open at 4 p.m., closes at 8:45 p.m. Fireworks show begins approximately 9 p.m.
Los Angeles Area
July 4th Fireworks Spectacular with Steve Martin & Martin Short
July 4 | Hollywood Bowl
Celebrate good times—and Independence Day—with the two of the funniest, most influential, and most acclaimed talents of the past century: Steve Martin and Martin Short. Join for one of LA’s greatest July Fourth traditions. Half off for kids 12 and under.
4th of July Celebration
July 2-4 | Universal Studios Hollywood
Enjoy a dazzling fireworks display, synchronized to a score of Universal-themed music and patriotic favorites.
Grand Park’s Fourth of July Block Party
July 4 | Grand Park
The block party returns with a spectacular celebration with fun for the whole family. This year’s party features multi-media art works, food, music, performances, dancing, and fireworks over The Music Center Plaza. Event starts at 4 p.m.
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Annual Fourth of July Celebration
July 4 | Ronald Reagan Presidential Library
Enjoy a full day of family fun activities including patriotic concerts, entertainment, games, crafts, presidential lookalikes, re-enactors, jumpers, and more. All outdoor activities are free; admission rates apply to view the Museum, Air Force One Pavilion, and special exhibit, Secrets of WWII.
Fourth of July Street Faire and Firework Spectacular
July 4 | Olympiad between Marguerite and Melinda
The event begins at noon with live entertainment on the Main Stage and youth bands performing on the Freedom Stage. Food vendors, game booths, and rides will be on sight. Fireworks show at 9 p.m.
Independence Day on the Back Bay
July 4 | Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort
Bring out the red, white, and blue for the 4th of July, and celebrate Independence Day on the Back Bay! Enjoy a day of live music, food and drinks, activities, games, water sports, and inflatable water park. Parking pass is $100, separate reservations for water park and water sport rentals.
11th Annual 4th of July is for Families
July 4 | Channel Place Park
Join the 11th Annual 4th of July is for Families Newport Peninsula Bike Parade and Festival featuring plenty of activities for kids such as carnival games, arts & crafts, lawn games & music.
Independence Day Parade & Celebration
July 4 | Mariners Park
Food trucks, live music, entertainment, eating contests, lawn games, face painting, bounce houses, and more. Parade at 10:30 a.m., celebration at 11 a.m.
3rd of July Celebration
July 3 | Grijalva Park
The City of Orange is hosting their 3rd of July Celebration featuring music, games, fun activities for kids, food trucks, and a fireworks display. Tickets are $7 per person, children 2 and under are free.
July 4 | Rose Bowl Stadium
The Rose Bowl Stadium’s AmericaFest is one of the nation’s largest and longest running show to celebrate America’s birthday. Enjoy live musical performances and freestyle motocross. General admission is $20. Children 5 and under are free. Parking is $45-150.
Rancho Palos Verdes
July Fourth Celebration
July 4 | Point Vicente Park
Live music, food trucks, carnival rides, pony rides, and activities for the whole family.
4th of July Fireworks
July 4 | San Clemente Pier
Watch a firework presentation at the San Clemente Pier with friends and family! Show starts approximately 9 p.m.
San Juan Capistrano
Fourth of July Celebration & Summer Carnival
July 1-4 | San Juan Capistrano Sports Park
Hop on the free trolley, enjoy live music, food, booths, games, animal petting pen, rides, and more. Fourth of July fireworks display at 9 p.m.
Fourth of July Celebration
July 4 | Centennial Park
This free community event will include live music, kid’s activities, food trucks, and exhibitors and a spectacular fireworks finale. Event starts at 5 p.m., fireworks at 9 p.m.
4th of July Celebration
July 4 | Tustin High School
Enjoy a live performance by 24K Magic (Bruno Mars tribute). Festivities begin at 6:30 p.m. and fireworks start at 9 p.m.
July 4th Extravaganza
July 4 | Warner Park
Bob Blumenfield’s July 4th Extravaganza delights over 60,000 people with a free concert and 20-minute spectacular fireworks display. There are over 15 local restaurants on hand along with arts and crafts vendors and local businesses promoting and selling their goods. The event starts from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Free admission.
4th of July Spectacular Event
July 4 | Veterans Park and Yorba Linda Middle School
The 4th of July Spectacular Event will include food vendors, family activities, kids zone, live music, and a spectacular firework show! Starts 5 p.m. and free admission.
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