Guide to 4th of July Celebrations in Orange County - South OC Moms

 4th of July Celebrations in Orange County


Who is ready to see some amazing fireworks this 4th of July in Orange County? Check out all of the amazing 4th of July celebrations in Orange County this year.


Aliso Viejo –

July 4, 2022, 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM @Grand Park in Aliso Viejo – 26901 Aliso Creek Rd, Aliso Viejo

Kick off your 4th of July with your neighbors, community partners, and the City of Aliso Viejo. Community Booths – Children’s Crafts – Face Painting – Balloon Twisters – Airbrush Tattoo Artists – Carnival Games Low-level fireworks show will start at approximately 9:00 p.m. Grand Avenue will be closed from City Lights Drive to Vantis on the day of the event from 5:00 a.m. – 11:30 p.m. for ALL traffic – this includes bikes, cars and pedestrians. You will not be allowed to save a spot until 6:00 a.m. on Monday, July 4, 2022 when the park opens. AVCA will have security patrolling the park premises. If you plan to come to the park early to save your space, please note that ONLY blankets and low-level chairs are allowed.


Dana Point –

July 4, 2022, 9:00 PM Off the coast of Doheny State Beach
The BEST Southern California fireworks display is back with a BANG! Join us on Monday, July 4th at 9:00pm to view this incredible show. The fireworks are shot from a barge on the water, located off the coastline of Doheny State Beach. For more information call the City of Dana Point Recreation Division at 949-248-3536 or email [email protected]


Ladera Ranch –

July 4, 2022, 3:00 – 9:30 PM, Founders Park, 28275 Avendale Blvd, Ladera Ranch

Ladera is known for one of the best fireworks displays in South Orange County, LARCS will present a fun-filled day of activities.

7:00 a.m. – 10K Freedom Run
7:45 – 11:30 a.m. –  Pancake Breakfast
8:30 a.m. –  5K Freedom Run
9:30 a.m. –  1K Kids’ Firecracker Dash
10:30 a.m. –  Community Parade
3:00 – 8:00 p.m. –  Games & Activities
3:00 – 9:00 p.m. –  Food Trucks
5:00 – 8:00 p.m. – Teen Zone
6:00 – 9:00 p.m. –  Concert (Undercover – Top 40)
Dark – Fireworks


Laguna Beach –

July 4, 2022, 9:00 PM,  Heisler Park
The City fireworks show will originate from Monument Point at Heisler Park. For this reason, the Monument Point area will be closed all day on the 4th of July. Beginning at approximately 5pm, the area of Heisler Park from the Rock Bench at Myrtle Street to the Rockpile Beach stairs at Jasmine Street will be closed to the public to allow for fireworks preparation.


Laguna Hills –

July 4, 2022, 9:00 PM, Laguna Hills Community Center 25555 Alicia Pkwy., Laguna Hills
The fireworks show on July 4th will begin at 9:00pm. They will also have a live band and food trucks starting at 6:30pm at the Laguna Hills Community Center


Laguna Niguel –

July 4th Festivities
Where: Crown Valley Community Park, Laguna Niguel Reginal Park

Activities: A 4th of July flyover at 5:30 PM features six acrobatic airplanes with smoke will loop around Laguna Niguel over Crown Valley Parkway from the 5 FWY to PCH and over city hall.

July 4 – 8:00am & 9:00am kids run. The 43rd Run in the Park. This family and pet-friendly annual event brings the Laguna Niguel and surrounding communities together to celebrate the 4th of July, engage in a healthy activity, and supports other. Register here.
July 4 – 7:30-10:30am 37th Annual Pancake Breakfast. Located at the Crown Valley Park, lower soccer fields. Cost is $7 per person 2 pancake, sausage and juice.
July 4 – 1:00-4:00pm Patriotic Pool Party at the Laguna Niguel Aquatics Center. No reservations required.
July 4 – 6:00 – 8:00pm Summer Concert: Springsteen Experience (Bruce Springsteen Tribute)
July 4 – 9:00pm Don’t miss the beautiful fireworks display. Fireworks will begin promptly at 9pm at the Laguna Niguel Reginal Park, over the lake. Note, there will be a fireworks viewing spot this year for an additional fee of $20 per person and reservations are require. Book them here


Lake Forest –

Fourth Of July Concert and Fireworks Show

July 4th, 6:30PM – 10PM,  Lake Forest Sports Park
There will be a live concert performed by Yaughty By Nature from 6:30-8:30, followed by a fireworks show at 9PM.


Mission Viejo –

July 4, 2022 – The Mission Viejo City Faire, Olympiad between Marguerite and Melinda
The street faire begins at Noon and includes food, live entertainment, games, vendor booths, and family fun. Plus, fireworks will begin at 9:00 p.m.


Rancho Santa Margarita

July 4, 2022, 9:00pm – Star Spangled Spectacular Fireworks Display at Lago Santa Margarita Beach Club and Lakeshore Park: 21472 Avenida De Los Fundadores
This year,  SAMLARC is excited to provide fireworks display for Members at the Beach Club Lagoon! The show will begin with acapella performances by the winners of this year’s Voice of SAMLARC Singing Competition!

July 4, 2022, 10:00am – Patriotic Bike Parade: Decorate your bikes, trikes, scooters, pets, and more with patriotic flair, and join us for a parade at the Lake! The parade will begin at the Beach Club and wind its way along the Lakeshore to the Lakeshore Amphitheater, where ice cold Rocket Pops will be waiting for participants to enjoy! The parade route spans the Beach Club to the Lakeshore Amphitheater; approximately .75 miles with a slight incline

July 4, 2022, All Day – Enjoy the 4th at the Lago Santa Margarita. SAMLARC Members are invited to enjoy Independence Day at the Lake! Bring a picnic dinner, enjoy the summer afternoon, and stroll by the Lakeshore Amphitheater to enjoy live, patriotic musical performances by volunteers from The Bridge Church! Blankets may be placed around the Lake no earlier than 6:00 a.m. on July 3. Blankets placed prior to this time will be removed and held at the Beach Club Office for pick-up.


San Juan Capistrano

2022 Fourth of July Festivities – San Juan Capistrano Sports Park at 25925 Camino Del Avion.

July 1 – 4:00-10:00pm A full-scale carnival complete with over 20 thrill rides for all ages. For additional details on ticket prices, wristbands and hours of operation please contact the Community Services Department
July 2/3 –4:00-10:00pm A full-scale carnival complete with over 20 thrill rides for all ages. For additional details on ticket prices, wristbands and hours of operation please contact the Community Services Department
July 4 – 12:00 – 10:30pm Gates open at 12:00 p.m. on Monday, July 4, with live music beginning at 1:30 p.m. Enjoy old-fashioned picnic games, food vendors, exhibitors, a beer and wine garden and, of course, spectacular fireworks to close out the festivities at 9:00 p.m. Free weekend trolley, all weekend long.
July 4 – 9:00pm July 4th Fireworks at the San Juan Capistrano Sports Park at 25925 Camino Del Avion.


San Clemente –

July 4, 2022, 9:00/9:30 PM, San Clemente Municipal Pier, 622 Avenida del Mar, San Clemente
The City of San Clemente will facilitate a vibrant fireworks show at the San Clemente Municipal Pier from 9 to 9:30pm. Note, the entire pier (excluding The Fisherman’s Restaurant) will close on Monday, July 4th at 7:30 a.m. and remain closed for the entire day.


Condor Squadron 4th of July 2022 Flyover
AT-6 aircraft World War II trainers will take place along the Orange County Coastal Area
Perspective Flyover Schedule:

5:25pm Huntington Beach
5:30pm Newport Beach
5:45pm Laguna Beach
5:50pm Dana Point
5:55pm San Clemente

 4th of July Celebrations in Orange County

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