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4th of July Events in LA & Orange County

DATES: Thursday, July 4

Updated July 2024

Note: Confirm all details with event organizer before attending. Details subject to change without notice.

 


Los Angeles County


 

Alhambra

Fourth of July Celebration
July 4 | Almansor Park
Bring your family and friends for an evening packed with delicious food, exciting games and live entertainment. Event starts at 3pm. Cap off the night with a firework show at 9pm.

 

Artesia

4th of July Celebration
July 4 | Artesia Park
Fun family games, live musical performance, and fireworks show at 9pm.

 

Carson

Independence Day Celebration
June 29 | International Print Museum
Print your own copy of the Declaration of Independence, the Bill of Rights, and other founding documents. There’ll also be interactive tours, printing demos, and hands-on activities. Admission $12-15.

 

Cerritos

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 4pm. The evening ends with a fireworks show at Cerritos High School at 9pm Bring chairs and blankets for seating. Tickets and wristbands for rides available for purchase.

 

El Segundo

4th of July Fireworks
July 4 | Recreation Park
Daytime events (10am-3pm) include a group of contests like hula hoop, a water balloon toss, a watermelon eating contest, and a pie eating contest. Enjoy the evening (5pm-9pm) with live music, food booths, and the fireworks. General admission $5, children under 2 free.

 

Gardena

4th of July Fireworks Bash
July 4 | Rowley Park
Celebrate with food, music, games, kid zone and fireworks (starts 9pm) show.

 

Hawaiian Gardens

Independence Day Celebration
July 3 | Fedde Sports Complex
Live music, food trucks, and fireworks show at 9pm.

 

Lakewood

Civic Center Block Party & Fireworks
June 29 | Clark Ave.
Join the City of Lakewood for family fun, activities for kids, food booths and trucks, live entertainment, and a professional fireworks show at 9:15pm. Family fun zone features carnival games and attractions.

 

La Mirada

Independence Celebration
July 3 | La Mirada Regional Park
Enjoy live entertainment, games and activities for children, and a patriotic program. Various vendors and organizations will have food and drinks available for purchase.

 

Long Beach

Independence Day Vito’s Dog Parade
June 29 | Lincoln Park
Join District 1 for a patriotic dog parade, award ceremony, and veteran and pet resources.

 

Big Bang on the Bay
July 3 | Boathouse on the Bay
This year’s event has been postponed to Labor Day weekend.

 

Long Beach Waterfront Fireworks
July 4 | Downtown Long Beach Waterfront
The Long Beach professional show will take place at 9pm along the Downtown waterfront.

 

4th of July Celebration
July 4 | The Queen Mary
Celebrate an all-American 4th of July aboard The Queen Mary and enjoy a fun-filled day of food, entertainment, family games, activities, World War II aircraft flyover, and spectacular fireworks show. Event is from 3pm-10pm. Tickets are $55 for adults, $35 for children.

 

4th of July BBQ
July 4 | Aquarium of the Pacific
Celebrate Independence Day with the red, white, and blue fish at the Aquarium of the Pacific. Tickets include all-day aquarium admission and lunch on the rooftop overlooking Rainbow Harbor.

 

Harbor Breeze 4th of July Fireworks Cruise
July 4 | Long Beach Harbor
Join Harbor Breeze Cruises for a night of family, fun, and fireworks on the waters of Long Beach Harbor.

 

The Great American Kids’ 4th of July Bike Parade
July 4 | Granada Boat Launch Ramp
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. Starts 10am.

 

Los Angeles Area

July Fourth Fireworks Spectacular
July 2-4 | Hollywood Bowl
Light up the night with Harry Connick Jr. and legendary fireworks. Half off for kids 12 and under.

 

Marina del Rey 4th of July Fireworks
July 4 | Marine del Rey
Celebrate with a spectacular 20-minute fireworks display over the water. view the show from nearly anywhere in Marina del Rey, Venice Pier, Playa Vista, and Dockweiler Beach. Enjoy music synchronized to the show at Burton Chace Park and Fisherman’s Village.

 

4th of July Celebration
July 4 | Universal Studios Hollywood
Celebrate Independence Day with live performances, festive décor, and the sky filled with fireworks.

 

Grand Park’s Fourth of July Block Party
July 4 | Gloria Molina Grand Park
It’s the largest free Fourth of July celebration on the west coast! This year’s event features arts activities, sports games, live music and dance, dozens of food trucks, DJ entertainment, the return of the Ferris wheel, and an innovative drone show.

 

Annual Fourth of July Celebration & Monument Unveiling
July 4 | Ronald Reagan Presidential Library
To celebrate our Nation’s 248th birthday, the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library is hosting a day full of family-fun activities. This year’s celebration includes patriotic concerts, family entertainment, games, crafts, and more.

 

Shrek 2 + Fireworks
July 6 | Hollywood Forever Cemetery
Go mean and green and celebrate the 20th anniversary of Shrek 2. DJs spin before the film, plus enjoy photo booth, snacks and food. There will be fireworks on 6/4 for Rocky and 6/5 for Charlie’s Angels too.

 

Pomona

Fairplex Presents Kaboom!
July 4 | Pomona Fairplex
The Fairplex’s annual patriotic tribute to America features fireworks, motocross, monster trucks, live music and entertainment.

 

Rancho Palos Verdes

July Fourth Celebration
July 4 | Ken Dyda Civic Center
Live music, food vendors, inflatable amusements, rides, family fun and games, and a patriotic drone light show finale.

 

San Pedro

July 4th Sunset Sail
July 4 | San Pedro
Join the Los Angeles Maritime Institute to celebrate Independence Day aboard a tall ship and party like it’s 1776! This year, the sail will feature a waterside view of the visiting Italian Navy tall ship Amerigo Vespucci. Sit back and relax or become part of the crew.

 

Cars & Stripes Forever
June 28 | Port of Los Angeles
Free, family-friendly, and open to all ages, this classic car show takes place along Harbor Blvd. and Swinford St., just below the Vincent Thomas Bridge. Event will feature classic cars and motorcycles on display, as well as food trucks, beer garden, live music, and fireworks finale at 9pm.

 

Torrance

4th of July Fireworks Show
July 4 | Torrance Civic Center
Enjoy a fireworks show presented by the City of Torrance at 9pm. Viewing locations are limited and are first come, first served.

 

 


Orange County


 

Aliso Viejo

AVCA July 4th Celebration & Fireworks
July 4 | Grand Park / Town Center Amphitheater
Children’s crafts, face painting, carnival games, community booths, airbrush tattoo artists, balloon twisters, and much more. Live performances will begin at 7pm and fireworks will start approximately 9pm.

 

Anaheim

Fourth of July Celebration (presented by Disneyland)
July 4 | Peralta Canyon Park & Canyon High School
The all day event begins at Canyon High School with a variety of activities such as the Firecracker 5K/10K Run (7am), Yankee Doodle Dog Show (9am), and Fourth of July Parade (1pm). The event continues at Peralta Canyon Park with food booths, entertainment, and fireworks show at 9pm.

 

4th of July Fireworks
July 4 | Disneyland Park
Salute the stars and stripes like never before while celebrating Independence Day at an inspirational fireworks show—all to the sound of patriotic music.

 

Brea

Independence Day Celebration & Country Fair
July 4 | City Hall Park
A family event on the Fourth of July! The Country Fair begins at 7am and includes a kiddie parade, dog parade, classic car show, food, games, exhibits and more.

 

Buena Park

Knott’s Berry Farm 4th of July Fireworks
July 4 | Knott’s Berry Farm
Don’t miss Knott’s Berry Farm’s dazzling Independence Day fireworks show starting at 9:30pm.

 

Cypress

Salute to America
June 28 | Cypress College
This patriotic celebration will feature food trucks, entertainment, vendors, live music, family fun zone, and a fireworks display at 9pm. Festival seating, picnics, and lawn chairs encouraged.

 

Dana Point

4th of July Fireworks
July 4 | Doheny State Beach
Enjoy fireworks shot from a barge on the water, located off the coastline of Doheny State Beach.

 

Dana Point Water Wars
July 4 | Dana Point Harbor
Participants head out in the main channel in boats ranging from small inflatables to 20+ foot fishing boats. There’s no official start time, minor skirmishes can be seen throughout the day, while the epic-scale battle happens around noon.

 

4th of July Cruises
July 4 | Dana Wharf Sportfishing & Whale Watching
Enjoy a unique evening of fun on the water, complete with a live fireworks show and the best view in town.

 

Fullerton

July 4th Celebration
July 4 | Fullerton Downtown Plaza
Car show, carnival festivities, live concert, food booths, and firework show at 9pm.

 

Huntington Beach

4th of July Celebration
June 30 – July 4 |  Huntington Beach
Start the festivities with the Surf City 5K (July 4 at 7am), enjoy the parade (July 4 at 10am), then see fireworks over the ocean (July 4 at 9pm). Friday (July 5, 5pm – 9pm) enjoy the Main Street Block Party.

 

Irvine

Fourth of July Field of Valor
July 1-14 | Irvine Civic Center Lawn
Members of the community are invited to honor veterans, active duty, and fallen service members by visiting the flag display.

 

Fourth of July Celebration at Pretend City
July 3 | Pretend City Children’s Museum
Get ready for an adventure-filled day of exploration, creativity, and patriotic fun that will leave your little ones beaming with joy.

 

July 4 Spectacular: Music of Chicago
July 4 | Five Point Amphitheatre
Join Pacific Symphony to celebrate Independence Day with the music of Chicago and a stunning fireworks display.

 

4th of July Celebration
July 4 | Woodbridge Village
Enjoy a day of celebration with events & activities likes “Wheels on Parade,” bingo, volleyball tournament, boating, carnival with moon bounce, spinning bucket ride and more. Fireworks start at 9pm. Wristband required for many activities.

 

Independence Day Farm-to-Table Cookout Tour
July 6-7 | Tanaka Farms
Join Tanaka Farms for a Independence Day themed U-Pick Tour, visit the barnyard, then enjoy a cookout in the picnic area prepared by Chef Jim.

 

La Habra

4th of July Celebration
July 4 | La Bonita Park
The event will include the fireworks show, live music, kid’s activity booths, food vendors and retail vendors. Tickets are $6 for youth (ages 3-12) and $8 for adults (ages 13+).

 

Ladera Ranch

July 4th Celebration
July 4 | Founders Park
It’s a full day of activities including Freedom Runs, 1K Kids’ Firecracker Dash, community parade, games and activities, food trucks, teen zone, and concert. Event starts at 4pm, fireworks at dark.

 

Laguna Beach

Fourth of July Drone Show
July 4 | Monument Point in Heisler Park
Enjoy a drone light show starting at 9pm. Tune into the Voice of Laguna and KXFM Radio to listen to a live audio simulcast of patriotic music during the drone show.

 

Laguna Hill

4th of July Celebration
July 4 | Laguna Hills Community Center
Bring your family and friends to enjoy carnival rides and games, live band, food trucks, along with a fireworks show at 9pm. Food and drinks will be available for purchase. Bounce house and games are free. Carnival rides are $2.00 each.

 

Laguna Niguel

4th of July Fireworks Spectacular
July 4 | Laguna Niguel Regional Park
After the summer concert at the amphitheater, take a walk on the trail (3/4 mile each way) to the Regional Park. Fireworks will begin promptly at 9pm over the lake.

 

Lake Forest

4th of July Parade
July 4 | El Toro High School
The parade starts at 9:30am at the intersection of Ridge Route and Toledo Way.

 

Los Alamitos

3rd of July Fireworks Spectacular
July 3 | Los Alamitos Joint Forces Training Base
Bring your lawn chairs and blankets for a traditional event with a family fun area, military displays, live entertainment, vendors, and the best fireworks show display in the area! Entry will be through the Lexington or Orangewood gates. Gates open at 4pm, closes at 8:45pm. Fireworks show begins approximately 9pm.

 

Mission Viejo

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, kid zone and rides will be on site.  Admission is free, tickets sold for games and rides. Fireworks show at 9pm.

 

Newport Beach

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. Free entry and open to the public. Pre-paid parking pass is $100, separate reservations for water park and water sport rentals.

 

4th of July is for Families
July 4 | Channel Place Park
Join the 12th 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.

 

Old Glory Boat Parade
July 4 | Newport Harbor
See the harbor at its patriotic best as boated decorated in red, white, and blue move through the water.

 

Orange

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.

 

Rancho Santa Margarita

2024 Star Spangled Spectacular
July 4-5 | Lago Santa Margarita and Beach Club
A 2-day celebration starting on July 4 with Bike & Trike Parade and Beach Club activities like music, grills, watercraft, lawn games, and swimming in the lagoon. July 5 enjoy more fun in the sun and end the night with a fireworks display at 9pm.

 

San Clemente

Stars, Stripes, & Slip ‘N Slides and Fireworks
July 4 | San Clemente Pier
This family-friendly event will kick off at 10:00 a.m. and promises a day filled with entertainment, food and drinks, and fun activities for all ages including a 300 ft San Clemente Slip ‘N Slide. At night, watch a firework presentation at the San Clemente Pier with friends and family – show starts approximately 9pm.

 

San Juan Capistrano

Fourth of July Celebration
July 4 | Marco Forster Intermediate School
Hop on the free trolley, enjoy live music, food, booths, activities, and games. Fourth of July fireworks display at 9pm.

 

Santa Ana

Fourth of July Celebration
July 4 | 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. Event starts at 3pm, fireworks at 8:45pm.

 

Tustin

4th of July Celebration
July 4 | Tustin High School
Food, music, and fireworks. Festivities begin at 6:30pm and fireworks start at 9pm

 

Independence Jam
July 6 | The District at Tustin Legacy
Country music, line dancing, classic cars, BBQ, corn hole competition, kids’ crafts, family nerf court, axe throwing, and lots more.

 

Yorba Linda

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! Free admission, starts 5pm, fireworks at 9pm.

 

Independence Day Celebration
July 4 | Nixon Library
The first 100 youngsters (12 and under) will receive a free copy of the Declaration of Independence. Take photos with American history heroes including George Washington, Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant, and Betsy Ross.

 

 


 

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Details

Date:
Thursday, July 4
Cost:
Free
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