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Surf City Dreamin’ 117th Annual Independence Day Celebration

JULY 2-4: 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.

Dates:
Friday, July 2 - Sunday, July 4
Location:
Huntington Beach Pier Plaza, Pacific Coast Highway
Huntington Beach, CA 92648

4th of July Fireworks at Knott’s Berry Farm

JULY 3-4: Enjoy 4th of July activities including Knott's 100th Anniversary Celebration taking place all summer long. At 9pm, don't miss the lighting of the historic "K" tower followed by a dazzling Independence Day fireworks show.

Dates:
Saturday, July 3 - Sunday, July 4
Location:
Knott’s Berry Farm, 8039 Beach Blvd
Buena Park, 90620

Butterfly Pavilion at the Natural History Museum in Los Angeles

MARCH 11 - SEPTEMBER 6, 2021: Butterflies are taking flight at the museum! Walk among beautiful butterflies in our seasonal Butterfly Pavilion. This springtime exhibition features hundreds of butterflies, colorful native plants, and plenty of natural light to help you see these creatures shimmer.

Dates:
Sunday, July 4
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Location:
Natural History Museum, 900 Exposition Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90007
Cost:
$6

Weekend Train & Trolley Rides at Southern California Railway Museum in Perris

Weekends, June 5 - September 26: Take a ride on the Museum Railway on a real operating trolley or behind a locomotive every weekend. Parking, entry to grounds, and entry to open exhibits are free (except during special ticketed events). Select trains and trolleys run every weekend for $8-12.

Dates:
Sunday, July 4
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Location:
Southern California Railway Museum, 2201 South A Str.
Perris, CA 92570
Cost:
$8 – $12

LA County Fireworks Hotline & Website

JULY 4: Los Angeles County public safety agencies jointly sponsor a fireworks hotline to educate the public on fireworks laws, safety and where to view local shows.

Dates:
Sunday, July 4

Celebrate Independence Day at the Nixon Library

Celebrate the Fourth of July with an All-American day at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library! Witness history with Revolutionary War encampments, meet General George Washington, John Adams, Betsy Ross, Thomas Paine and General Charles Cornwallis. Hear Benjamin Franklin give educational presentations and more!

Dates:
Sunday, July 4
Location:
Richard Nixon Presidential Library, 18001 Yorba Linda Blvd.
Yorba Linda, CA 92886
Cost:
$12 – $23

Bubble Planet at Kidspace in Pasadena

JUNE 13 - SEPTEMBER 6: This summer, bubbles are taking over Kidspace. Bubble Planet is an all-new, all-outdoor experience with bubble-themed activities and soapy, spacey versions of your favorite Kidspace exhibits. The 3.5-acre campus will be filled with bubbles just for you and your family to pop, bounce, and splash.

Dates:
Sunday, July 4
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Location:
Kidspace Children’s Museum, 480 North Arroyo Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91103

Lavender Festival in Cherry Valley

MAY 14 - AUGUST 1: Stroll through the winding paths of organic lavender fields, participate in guided tours in an antique tractor-drawn wagon, learn how lavender essential oil is extracted, and taste lavender-inspired dishes like lavender lemonade and lavender ice cream.

Dates:
Sunday, July 4
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Location:
123 Farm at Highland Springs Ranch & Inn, 10600 Highland Springs Ave.
Cherry Valley, CA 92223
Cost:
$6 – $15

Boat Cinema LA at Castaic Lake in Santa Clarita

FRIDAYS - SUNDAYS, JULY 2 - AUGUST 29: Boat Cinema is LA's first movie experience from your own personal mini boat. Reserve a mini electric boat, a party boat float, or roll up in your own boat after a day on the lake.

Dates:
Sunday, July 4
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Location:
Castaic Lake, 32132 Castaic Lake Drive
Castaic, CA 91384
Cost:
$89 – $249

4th of July Fireworks Viewing Party Aboard USS Midway

SUNDAY, JULY 4: Celebrate Independence Day on the flight deck aboard the USS Midway Museum! Bring your lightweight lawn chair and set up on the flight deck for the best view of the fireworks San Diego has to offer. Music will play and concessions will be available for purchase.

Dates:
Sunday, July 4
Location:
USS Midway Museum, 910 N. Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92101
Cost:
$20

Summer Evening Stroll at The Huntington Gardens

FRIDAY - SUNDAY, JUNE - AUGUST: Enjoy a stroll in the gardens at twilight on selected evenings June through August. The public is invited with pre-purchased tickets to visit the gardens 4:30-8pm, Friday through Sunday. Tickets will be released every other Tuesday at noon.

Dates:
Sunday, July 4 @ 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Location:
The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens, 1151 Oxford Road
San Marino, 91108

4th of July Celebration – City of Laguna Niguel

SUNDAY, JULY 4: 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.

Dates:
Sunday, July 4 @ 6:00 pm
Location:
Crown Valley Park, 29751 Crown Valley Parkway
Laguna Niguel, 92677
Cost:
Free

July 4th Extravaganza in Woodland Hills

SUNDAY, JULY 4: 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.

Dates:
Sunday, July 4 @ 6:00 pm
Location:
Warner Park, 5800 Topanga Canyon Blvd.
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
Cost:
Free

4th of July Fireworks at the Long Beach Waterfront

SUNDAY, JULY 4: 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.

Dates:
Sunday, July 4 @ 9:00 pm
Location:
Long Beach Waterfront, 54th Place and Ocean Blvd.
Long Beach, CA 90802
Cost:
Free

Candlelight Open Air: Songs from Magical Movie Soundtracks in Huntington Beach

JUNE 1-3, JULY 6-8, and AUGUST 3-5: Enjoy some of the most magical songs like never before! Join musicians for an exclusive concert in an intimate open-air venue. With the expert performance of these classical musicians and the stunning atmosphere created by the gentle glow of candlelight, you'll enjoy all your favorites as if you were listening to them for the first time.

Dates:
Tuesday, July 6 - Thursday, July 8
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Location:
SeaLegs at the Beach, 17851 Pacific Coast Highway
Huntington Beach, CA 92649

Free Movies in the Park in Long Beach

SELECT DATES, JUNE 21 - AUGUST 27: Free movies at a variety of parks, June 21 - August 27. Movies begin at dusk. Residents are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, picnic-style dinner and their family and friends.

Dates:
Wednesday, July 7
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Cost:
Free

Cinemark Summer Movie Clubhouse: $1.50 Movies

WEDNESDAYS, JUNE 16 - AUGUST 4: Summer Movie Clubhouse is back at Cinemark with 8 weeks of kid-approved movies! Enjoy safe and exciting big-screen entertainment for just $1.50 per ticket for each movie

Dates:
Wednesday, July 7
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Cost:
$1.50

Summer Play Date at MainPlace Mall

WEDNESDAYS, JUNE 23 - JULY 21: Summer Play Dates are back at MainPlace Mall! Families are invited to participate in to make a craft together. All materials are included. Registration highly encouraged. Walk-ins will be seated as openings allow.

Dates:
Wednesday, July 7
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Location:
MainPlace Mall, 2800 N Main St. C
Santa Ana, CA 92705
Cost:
Free

Chicks & Sprouts Educational Workshop at Tanaka Farms

WEDNESDAYS & THURSDAYS, THROUGH AUGUST: This interactive workshop teaches children (ages 4-10) how baby chickens grow inside the egg as well as how plants grow! Children will plant their own giant sunflowers to bring home, harvest a vegetable, and visit with barnyard friends.

Dates:
Wednesday, July 7 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
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Location:
Tanaka Farms, 5380 3/4 University Drive
Irvine, 92612
Cost:
$30
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