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Fireworks in Orange County

I love fireworks in Orange County. 4th of July is my favorite holiday. That’s me last year below. Well, my 2nd favorite holiday after Christmas. The 4th of July means so many things, pinics, bqqs with friends and family, parades, small town celebrations and fireworks in Orange County. It means that summer is full on. But the thing that gets me most excited, is the fireworks in Orange County!!! I love everything about them. The flying up in the air, the fountains, the colors and sounds. And how everyone gets excited to see them. What I do to soak up as much 4th of July as possible is to see a professional fireworks show in Orange County the days leading up to the 4th. Then the day of the 4th, enjoy purchasing some fireworks at a firework stand and lighting them with my family that night. Of course, fireworks are not legal in most cities but luckiliy, I have family and friends in cities where they are legal. (Recommendation: if you gonna light fireworks, bring out a ladder and light them on top of the ladder. You’ll get a better effect. Also, stick with the legal safe and sane fireworks. Illegal fireworks carry up to $1000 fine to the person or homeowner that is caught lighting illegal fireworks.) But if your not such a big fireworks freak like me, a professional fireworks show in Orange County will be plenty. Below is a list of fireworks shows in Orange County. Some are paid and some are free. There’s also a couple that are on before the 4th. I also put a list of fireworks shows in Los Angeles County for those of you that travel.

Fireworks Outside of Orange County (Coming Soon)


Fireworks in Orange County / Firework Shows


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Los Alamitos Fireworks Show Mission Viejo Fireworks Show Newport Beach Fireworks Show San Clemente Fireworks Show San Juan Capistrano Fireworks Show Santa Ana Fireworks Show (Sunday, July 1, 2012 ) Tustin Fireworks Show Yorba Linda Fireworks Show


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Anaheim Hills Fireworks Show

Canyon Hills Community Council’s Annual Fourth of July Celebration July 4th, 2012 FREE Location: Peralta Park – 115 Pinney Dr. Anaheim Hills, CA 92807 Wednesday, July 4 – Day Food, game booths and entertainment will begin in the afternoon. Events include a 5/10 K run, a pancake breakfast, parade and the Yankee Doodle Dog Show. Fireworks Show – 9:00pm at Peralta ParkPyro-Spectacular will present a spectacular fireworks display for your enjoyment. This year we are planning on having the shuttle busses from 5:00pm until 10:30pm. Busses will operate every 15 minutes from the Anaheim Hills Crossroads Shopping Center (tentative) to Peralta Park and from Peralta Park to The Anaheim Hills Crossroads Shopping Center (tentative). Also Fireworks Show at Disneyland in Anaheim

Cypress Fireworks Show

Fireworks Celebration Wednesday, July 4, 2012 Gates open at 4 pm FREE $5 Event parking Food Court, Sponsor Booths, Entertainment, Fireworks, Kids Fun Zone. LOCATION: Held at Joint Forces Training Base, Los Alamitos 11200 Lexington Drive (enter at Lexington Drive, South of Katella Avenue). 714-229-6700

Dana Point Fireworks Show

July 4th All American BBQ Buffet

Wednesday, July 4, 2012, 5:00 pm to 8:30 pm. Harbor Fireworks start at 9:00. Adults: $85.00 Children ages 6-12: $35.00 Complimentary for children 5 and under. Price includes: tax, gratuity and valet parking LOCATION: Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort and Spa Vue Lawn and OverVue Deck 25135 Park Lantern Dana Point Reservations call 949-487-7516 or Concierge 949-487-7577

Independence Day Fireworks Extravaganza

Wednesday, July 4, 2012 Fireworks at 9 pm  FREEThe fireworks show off the barge outside of the harbor begins at 9:00 pm. Doheny closes a 10:00 pm. Remember, no fireworks are allowed! For additional information, call (949) 496-6172

4th of July Fireworks Cruises

Wednesday, July 4, 2012 7:30pm – 9:30pm Enjoy a unique evening of fun on the water, complete with a live Fireworks demonstration sponsored by the city of Dana Point! Enjoy one of the best fireworks displays on the coast. Regular Cruise: $29 Adults $19 Kids 3-12 Dinner Cruise: $79 Adults, $39 Kids 5-12, 4 and under are FREE! LOCATION:Dana Wharf Sportfishing Dana Point Harbor. Make reservations online or call (949) 496-5794

Fullerton Fireworks Show

Annual Community Fireworks Show and Festival Wednesday, July 4, 2012 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. FREE There will be live music and additional entertainment. NOMINAL FEES MAY APPLY for SOME activities (Approximately $2 to $4) Food is available for purchase in the festival area. All food is reasonably priced, and is being offered by local charity organizations. Fireworks begin at 9 p.m. and last for approximately 20 minutes. LOCATION: Fullerton High School Stadium. S/E Corner, Berkeley and Lemon 714-738-3167

Huntington Beach Fireworks Show

2012 4th of July Parade & Pier Festival Festival runs July 1-4, 2012 10 am – 9 pm FREE or Fireworks VIP Seating (Pier) – $10Exhibitors, food vendors, live entertainment (July 4th), family activities and plenty of surf & sand! Fireworks will be shot from the end of the pier at dusk on July 4th. July 4th schedule Lake Park Breakfast 6:30 am – 11 am Surf City 5k Run and Fitness Expo 7am – 12pm Huntington Beach 107th Parade 10am – 12pm 4 Day Pier Festival 10am – 9pm Fireworks Show 9pm

Irvine Fireworks Show

Pacific Symphony Presents: “July 4 Spectacular – Music of The Eagles” July 4, 2011  Price: $25 – $145 Orange County’s favorite 4th-of-July celebration! A showcase of The Eagles’ mega-hits like “Take it Easy” and “Hotel California” headlines our extravaganza – which also includes an 80th birthday tribute to celebrated film composer John Williams, patriotic favorites, our traditional salute to the U.S. armed forces and a brilliant fireworks finale! The audience will have a chance to text vote for the final piece of the first half: either “E.T.” or “Star Wars.” Gates open at 6 p.m. for picnicking. Food and beverages are allowed in the amphitheater. LOCATION: Verizon Amphitheater Irvine 714-755-5799

Laguna Niguel Fireworks Show

4th of July Celebration July 4, 2012 Fireworks at 9 pm FREE LOCATION: LN Regional Park (Over the lake) Laguna Niguel, CA 92677  – (949) 425-5100

La Habra Fireworks Show

Annual 4th of July Spectacular July 4, 2011 Doors open at 5:00 p.m. Paid to FREELa Habra’s annual 4th of July Celebration returns with all of its fun! Fireworks, food vendors, live music, games, and more! LOCATION: La Habra High School 801 Highlander La Habra, CA. 562-905-9708

Los Alamitos Fireworks Show

Fireworks Celebration Wednesday, July 4, 2012 Gates open at 4:00 pm, Fireworks begin at 9 pm Free to attend, $5 Parking (cash). Adults must have photo ID to enter LOCATION: Joint Forces Training Base

Mission Viejo Fireworks Show

The Mission Viejo Annual Street Faire and Fireworks Spectacular Wednesday, July 4, 2012 Noon – 9 PM  –  FREE Held yearly on Olympiad Road and in the area adjoining Lake Mission Viejo, this Faire provides a classic Fourth of July celebration for the city of Mission Viejo. Rides and games enhance an exciting carnival atmosphere for all ages. Local clubs and organizations set up booths for food, drink, crafts, gifts and games. Free entertainment includes music, dance and comedy for the enjoyment of children and adults alike, with performers drawn from local talent as well as professionals from outside the area. As would be expected for a Fourth of July Faire, the event climaxes at dusk in a spectacular fireworks display. LOCATION:Youth Athletic Park – Olympiad & Marquerite St. Mission Viejo 949-830-7066

Newport Beach Fireworks Show

Old Glory Boat Parade

Wednesday, July 4, 2012 1 pm parade start time (Gala – 7 am – 11pm) Each year the Newport Beach Harbor becomes a festive delight as owners adorned their boats in red-white-&-blue decorations, balloons, streamers and waving flags that outline the skies as Sousa Marches and Anthems fill the air. Families and friends from near and far arrive at the bay front beaches and yacht clubs along the peninsula and the many islands, vying for the best spot to settle down and view the boat parade. The all-day Gala at the American Legion Post 291: Pancake Breakfast 7:00am – 11:00am $10 BBQ Lunch and Dinner 12:00pm – 5:00pm $10 Live Music and Dancing 1:00pm – 5:00pm. LOCATION: American Legion Post 291 Newport Beach, Ca

Fireworks & Parade Cruises

Wednesday, July 4, 2012 – FEENewport Landing will have 3 cruises for the 4th Of July including the Firework Spectacular evening cruise. Witness Newport Harbor as it is full of the Spirit of America. For additional information or to make reservations call 949-675-0551

Fireworks Show at Newport Dunes

July 4, 2012 – FREE LOCATION:Newport Dunes 1131 Back Bay Drive Newport Beach, Ca (949) 729-DUNE

San Clemente Fireworks Show

San Clemente Fireworks Show Wednesday, July 4, 2012 – FREEAt approximately 9:00 p.m. the City continues its annual tradition with a spectacular fireworks display from the Municipal Pier. Admission is free. INFORMATION: 949-361-8264

San Juan Capistrano Fireworks Show

San Juan Capistrano 4th of July Celebration Wednesday, July 4, 2012 3:00 – 9:30 pm FREE to enter Festivities include mechanical rides, bounce houses, activities for the kids, food, exhibits, and a beer garden. “The Trip” will perform live on stage at 6:00 p.m. While there is no cost to enter the park, tickets for rides and bounce houses may be purchased on site. The evening culminates with a spectacular fireworks show designed and choreographed by Bay Fireworks. Street parking is available along with additional parking in the sports park complex. No personal fireworks or barbecues will be permitted. Bicyclists attending the event are asked to walk bikes through the grounds for the safety of everyone. LOCATION: The Sports Park 25925 Camino Del Avion. San Juan Capistrano  949-493-5911

Santa Ana Fireworks Show

Independence Day Celebration Sunday, July 1, 2012 2:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. FREE Bring your lawn chair, blanket and picnic basket for a fun filled evening of patriot entertainment! There will be a fireworks show over Centennial Park, a history walk, kids zone play area and food for purchase. Free admission. LOCATION:Centennial Park 3000 W. Edinger Santa Ana (714) 571-4254

Tustin Fireworks Show

Annual Fourth of July Celebration Wednesday, July 4, 2012 FREE LOCATION: Tustin High School 1171 El Camino Real 714-573-3326

Yorba Linda Fireworks Show

Annual Fourth of July Spectacular Wednesday, July 4, 2012 – FREE LOCATION:Veterans Park Yorba Linda Middle School (adjacent to City Hall at 4845 Casa Loma Ave.) 714-961-7160   Have a happy and safe 4th of July!!!

By Diego Loya

Diego Loya is a Realtor - Broker at Home Living Real Estate Brokerage, a Orange County full services real estate company. Over the past 12 years, Diego has helped homeowners sell and buy their homes. He's loves educating and empowering real estate consumers. You can find him on Google, Facebook and Twitter.

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