Wow, it’s summer already and time to start thinking about (arguably) the most important holiday of the season. Where’s the best place to spend the 4th of July in Orange County this year? If you want to check out the fireworks in Orange County we’ve got a list for you. Here’s a list of the cities throughout Orange County offering Fireworks shows and more. I’m not sure where my family will spend the day for the 4th, but we usually mix it up with bike rides and beach day in Huntington Beach and end up with a family party later in the evening. This year, we might hang out in East Bluff Park again for the show in Newport Beach. My advice for any of these locations is to get there early, bring a comfortable chair, plenty of snacks and beverages, and a sweatshirt/blanket. Hope you have a blast, literally!
Disneyland – regular park admission, Fireworks at dark.
Peralta Canyon Park – Free. Parade at 3pm. 5k & 10k run and pancake breakfast and Dog Show. Fireworks at 9pm.
City Hall Park – Free Country Fair from 7am – 4pm, No Fireworks, so head over to Yorba Linda Veterans Park for the show starting at 5pm, Fireworks at 9pm.
Buena Park Firworks
Knotts Berry Farm – regular park admission. Fireworks at dark.
Dana Point Fireworks
Dana Point Pier – Free. Fireworks at 9pm
Fullerton High School – Free. Festival begins at 5pm. Fireworks at 9pm.
Garden Grove Fireworks
No official city fireworks show in Garden Grove, but you can enjoy some of the best home fireworks displays in all of Orange County. Not necessarily for the faint of heart, but if you know some people in Garden Grove, your sure to find a party with lots of entertainment.
Huntington Beach Fireworks
Huntington Pier – Free. 10am-9pm. Fireworks at 9pm. My personal favorite. Grab a beach cruiser and enjoy the entire day downtown and at the beach. Great opportunity to people watch too. Bring a sweatshirt for the evening. Don’t forget the parade early in the day.
Irvine High School Fireworks – $12 Adults, $8 Children under 13 and Seniors or $40 Family. Starts at 3pm, fireworks at 9pm.
Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Fireworks Show – Various ticket pricess. Pacific Symphony Orchestra with Music from the Eagles.
La Habra Fireworks
La Habra High School Stadium – Family-style entertainment begins at 5pm. Fireworks at 9:15pm.
Laguna Beach Fireworks
Main Beach – Free. Fireworks at dark
Newport Beach Fireworks
Newport Dunes Resort – $50 per car. $10 walk in. All day activities. Fireworks at 9pm.
(Another Favorite, great spot for this is East Bluff Park, very family friendly)
Fred Kelly Stadium – JULY 3RD $7, Children 2 and under free.
No Fireworks show for 2012 Check out the Fireworks in Yorba Linda at Veterans Park at 9pm.
San Clemente Fireworks
Municipal Pier – Free. Fireworks at dark.
Yorba Linda Fireworks
Veterans Park Fireworks – Free. Entertainment starts at 5pm, Fireworks at 9pm.
However you decide to spend your 4th of July, I hope you have a great time and a safe holiday. Enjoy!