Where to Watch Fireworks in Orange County for July 4th, 2022

The icing on the cake for me every 4th of July is a big old-fashioned explosive fireworks show. Lucky for those of us that live in Orange County, the options are almost endless!

From small-town shows like Laguna Beach to big stadium extravaganzas in Huntington Beach and Tustin, there’s a “Happy Birthday America Salute” to suit everybody’s palette! Check out several of our favorites here.

LOCAL TIP: Head up to Top Of The World Park in Laguna Beach and you could get lucky enough to see six pyrotechnic displays from Dana Point to Huntington Beach!

Aliso Viejo

AVCA July 4th Celebration & Fireworks

Time: 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm

What to expect: Community Booths, Children’s Crafts, Face Painting, Balloon Twisters, Airbrush Tattoo Artists, and Carnival Games. Fireworks begin at 9:00pm.

Location: Grand Park – 6101 City Lights Dr. Aliso Viejo, CA 92656

More info: avca.net/

Anaheim Hills

Anaheim Hills 4th of July Celebration

Time: 7:00 am – 9:30 pm

What to expect: Firecracker Run (7 – 8:30 am), Yankee Doodle Dog Show (9:00 am), Parade (1:00 – 3:00 pm), Food & Expo (3:00 pm), Live Entertainment (3:00 9:00 pm), and Fireworks (9:00 pm).

Location: Canyon High School & Peralta Park – 115 N Pinney Dr, Anaheim, CA 92807

More info: villapark.co


Knott’s Berry Farm 4th of July Fireworks

Time: 9:00 pm

What to expect: Fireworks begin at 9:30 pm and the park stays open until 11:00 pm.

Location: Knotts Berry Farm – 8039 Beach Blvd, Buena Park, CA 90620

More info: knotts.com


Salute To America

Time: 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm

What to expect: Entertainment begins at 6:00 pm and Fireworks at 9:00 pm.

Location: Cypress College – 9200 Valley View St, Cypress, CA 90630

More info: cypressca.org

Dana Point

4th of July Fireworks Extravaganza

Time: 9:00 pm

What to expect: Flyover at 5:50 pm. The Condor Squadron includes WWII North American AT-6 airplanes. Fireworks at 9:00 pm.

Location: Doheny State Beach – 25300 Dana Point Harbor Dr, Dana Point, CA 92629

More info: danapoint.org

Fourth of July WATER WARS

Time: 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

What to expect: A giant water fight. Fireworks begin at 9:00 pm.

Location: Dana Point Harbor

More info: facebook.com/events

Huntington Beach

4th of July Celebration

Time: 7:00 am – 10:00 pm

What to expect: 5k (7:00 am), Parade (10:00 am), Festival (all day), and Fireworks (9:00 pm).

Location: Downtown Huntington Beach

More info: hb4thofjuly.org


July 4 Spectacular: The Music Of Queen

Time: 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

What to expect: Queen Concert and Fireworks.

Location: Five Point Amphitheatre – 14800 Chinon, Irvine, CA 92618

More info: pacificsymphony.org

Ladera Ranch

July 4th Celebration

Time: 3:00 pm – 9:30 pm

What to expect: 10K (7:00 am), Pankake Breakfast (7:45 am), 5K (8:30 am), Firecracker Dash (9:30 am), Parade (10:30 am), Games & Activities (3:00 pm), Concert (6:00 pm), and Fireworks (9:00 pm).

Location: Founders Park – 28275 Avendale Blvd, Ladera Ranch, CA 92694

More info: laderalife.com

Laguna Beach

4th of July Fireworks Show

Time: 9:00 pm

What to expect: Arrive early for parking and hop on the free trolley.

Location: Heisler Park – 375 Cliff Dr, Laguna Beach, CA 92651

More info: visitlagunabeach.com

Laguna Niguel

July 4th Week of Festivities

Time: 7:30 am – 9:00 pm

What to expect: 5K & Kids run (8:00 am), Pancake Breakfast (7:30 am), Free Lap Swim & Pool Party at Laguna Niguel Aquatics Center, Patriotic Flyover (5:30 pm), Concert (6:00 pm), and a Fireworks display.

Location: Crown Valley Community Park – 29751 Crown Valley Pkwy, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677

More info: cityoflagunaniguel.org

La Habra

4th of July Celebration

Time: 4:00 pm – 9:45 pm

What to expect: The event will include the fireworks show, flyover, live music by Suave, kid’s activity booths, food vendors and retail vendors.

Location: La Bonita Park – 1440 W Whittier Blvd, La Habra, CA 90631

More info: lahabraca.gov

Los Alamitos

4th of July Fireworks Spectacular

Time: 4:00 pm – 9:30 pm

What to expect: A family fun area, static displays, live entertainment, food and commercial vendors, and a fireworks show display.

Location: Los Alamitos Joint Forces Training Base – 11206 Lexington Dr, Los Alamitos, CA 90720

More info: cityoflosalamitos.org

Mission Viejo

July 4th Street Faire

Time: 12:00 pm – 9:30 pm

What to expect: Food, live entertainment, games, vendor booths, and family fun. Plus, fireworks will begin at 9:00 p.m.

Location: Olympiad between Marguerite and Melinda

More info: mvactivities.com

Newport Beach

July 4 Fireworks Cruises With Davey’s Locker 

Time: 7:00 pm – 9:45 pm

What to expect: Join cruises to view the amazing fireworks shows Newport Beach is known for. Cruises start off touring Newport Beach and viewing the yachts and boats celebrating July 4th, as well as Bay Front estates going all out with Independence Day events.

Location: Davey’s Locker – 400 Main St, Newport Beach, CA 92661

More info: ruisenewportbeach.com

Independence Day on the Back Bay

Time: 8:00 am – 10:00 pm

What to expect:  swimming, watersports, an inflatable water park, movies on the beach, and a Fireworks show.

Location: Newport Dunes – 1131 Back Bay Dr, Newport Beach, CA 92660

More info: newportdunes.com

Rancho Santa Margarita

July 4th Star Spangled Spectacular

Time: 8:00 am – 9:00 pm

What to expect: Bik and Trike Parade (10:00 am), Activities, and Firework Display (9:00 pm).

Location: Lago Santa Margarita Beach Club – 21472 Avenida De Los Fundadores, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688

More info: samlarc.org

San Clemente

4th of July Fireworks Show

Time: 9:00 pm

Location: San Clemente Pier

More info: san-clemente.org

San Juan Capistrano

Fourth of July Celebration & Summer Carnival

Time: 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm

What to expect: featuring music, dancing, carnival rides and games, bounce house, food, exhibitors, and fireworks at 9:00 p.m. Free trolley service.

Location: San Juan Capistrano Sports Park – 25925 Camino Del Avion, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675

More info: sanjuancapistrano.org

Santa Ana

Fourth of July Celebration

Time: 5:00 pm – 9:30 pm

What to expect: Live music, kid’s activities, food trucks and exhibitors, and a spectacular 20-minute fireworks finale at 9:00 p.m.

Location: Centennial Park – 3000 W Edinger Ave, Santa Ana, CA 92704

More info: santa-ana.org


4th of July An All American Blast

Time: 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

What to expect: Entertainment begins at 6:30 p.m. Admission is free; picnics are OK.The Fireworks display will be at 9 p.m.

Location: Tustin High School – 1171 El Camino Real, Tustin, CA 92780

More info: tustinca.org

Yorba Linda

4th of July Fireworks Spectacular

Time: 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

What to expect: This free event will include live music, food vendors, family activities and a spectacular fireworks show.

Location: Yorba Linda Middle School – 4777 Casa Loma Ave, Yorba Linda, CA 92886

More info: yorbalindaca.gov


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