There are many ways to celebrate our Independence Day. From traditional backyard BBQs, and pool parties, to enjoying live music, or cruising the Pacific, there's something for everyone. Check out just a few of the many parades, and fireworks celebrations taking place in Orange County. Be safe and have fun while celebrating America's birthday OC Style!  



Fourth of July Celebration at Pretend City

July 3 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. & 1 p.m.-4 p.m.
Let freedom ring and celebration begin! March on in for some star spangled fun as we learn about our nation’s day of independence. From Smart Art to relays, stories and more, your little firecracker is sure to love what we have in store. LOCATION: Pretend City Children's Museum. 29 Hubble, Irvine

Irvine Concert On The Green and Firework Festival 

Featuring a Pyro Musical Sky Concert & Fireworks Extravaganza! Food Court, Live Music by the Derek Bordeaux Group, Games, Prizes, Bounce Houses for the kids and a Color Guard Presentation of the Colors presented by the Irvine Police Department. LOCATION: Irvine High School Stadium. 4321 Walnut Avenue, Irvine CA, 92604

Pacific Symphony July 4 Spectacular - Remember When Rock Was Young - The Elton John Tribute

July 4 | 6 p.m.
“Your Song.” “Rocket Man.” “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road.” The hit singles of mega pop star Elton John are endless. Starring Craig A. Meyer as “Almost Elton John,” this spectacular musical journey celebrates the decades of chart-topping hits of Sir Elton John. Plus, enjoy patriotic favorites, Pacific Symphony's traditional salute to the U.S. Armed Forces and a brilliant fireworks display. 
LOCATION: FivePoint Amphitheatre, 14800 Chinon, Irvine

4th of July Cruises

July 4 |1 p.m.-3 p.m.| 4 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
These 2.5 hour cruises travel along side the Old Glory Boat Parade through the world renowned Newport Bay. With over 20 miles of gorgeous waterfront estates and multi-million dollar yachts, Newport Bay is the largest recreational bay on the West Coast. During each cruise you will see hundreds of yachts, sailing ships, and cruise ships navigating the harbor and creating a festive 4th of July boating experience. During your cruise you will also be taken out into the open ocean to see the pristine Newport Beach coastline. See the Sothern California coast decorated with thousands of people gathering on the beach. LOCATION: Newport Bay, Newport Beach

Independence Day Parade & Celebration

July 4 | Parade 10:30 a.m. | Celebration 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
LOCATION: Mariners Park, 1300 Irvine Avenue, Newport Beach

Newport Bay Fireworks Cruise

July 4 | 7 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
This evening Fireworks spectacular cruise takes you on a spin around the Newport Harbor, followed by a view of the beautiful beaches of Corona del Mar and Laguna Beach for the first hour. Consider that an unbeatable bonus to the main attraction that occurs once the sun goes down. Experience a front row seat to one of the biggest Fourth of July fireworks displays in the Southern California area.
LOCATION: Newport Harbor, Newport Beach

Bike Parade & Festival

July 4 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Carnival Games + Arts & Crafts + Lawn Games + Food for Sale
LOCATION: Channel Place Park, Newport Beach

Dana Point 4th of July Fireworks Show

July 4 | 9 p.m.
The BEST Southern California fireworks display is back with a BANG!  Join us on Sunday, 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.

Huntington Beach 4th of July Celebration

July 2-4
The largest 4th of July celebration west of the Mississippi. There will be a parade caravan traveling through Huntington Beach neighborhoods on the morning of the 4th of July. A Pier Plaza Festival is planned with vendors, a Ferris wheel, and a 12,000 square foot beer and wine garden. The Surf City 5K run will feature staggered start times on a course along Goldenwest and into Central Park. Fireworks over the ocean have been tentatively approved. LOCATION: Parade route starts in the intersection of Ridge Route and Toledo Way. 

Fourth of July Concert & Fireworks Show

July 4 | Concert 6:30 p.m.| Fireworks 9 p.m.
Features a 20+ minute firework show, live performances, food vendors and other festivities. LOCATION: Lake Forest Sports Park, 28000 Rancho Pkwy., Lake Forest


Celebrate Responsibly

The Orange County Fire Department reminds everyone that fireworks of any kind, including “safe and sane” fireworks, are prohibited in the City of Irvine. If you celebrate in a park, or other public location, please do not leave behind any trash.

We hope you have a safe and happy 4th of July in Orange County!