4th of July Activities in Orange County

Published on July 1, 2022
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Huntington Beach

Launched in 1904, the first Huntington Beach 4th of July celebration commemorated the arrival of the first electric passenger train linking the area with Long Beach

and Los Angeles, attracting 50,000 people to the celebration. 118 years later, the annual tradition annually attracts more than 500,000 attendees

over 4 days of programming and is the largest 4th of July celebration west of the Mississippi. Join them from July 1 – July 4, 2022 as we celebrate our Huntington Beach Hometown Tradition!

Activities include:

Surf City 5K – Monday, July 4th at 7a.m.
Parade – Monday, July 4th
Firework Show Over the Ocean – Monday, July 4th at 9p.m.

Visit https://www.hb4thofjuly.org/  for more information!

Field of Valor – Irvine Great Park

Join the city of Irvine in partnership with the Irvine 2/11 Marine Adoption Committee as they host the inaugural Field of Valor event July 1st – July 10th. Members of the community are invited to view the flag display to honor veterans, active duty, or fallen service members and recognize the sacrifices that so many have made to bring freedom to our country. The event will take place at the reflecting ponds in the Irvine Great Park from 8am – 10am. For more information, visit their website https://www.cityofirvine.org/fieldofvalor.

Knott’s Berry Farm – Buena Park

If America’s founding fathers had chosen a spot to celebrate after signing the Declaration of Independence, it would have been Knott’s Berry Farm. Join them as they offer one of the most special July 4th events, with family-friendly entertainment during the day and spectacular fireworks in the evening.

This includes the return of Ghost Town Alive! taking place all summer long. Plus, make sure to catch the nighttime Knott’s Summer Nights party.

At 9:30 p.m., don’t miss a dazzling Independence Day fireworks show where you can witness an exhilarating fanfare of radiant bursts and brilliant shimmers.

San Clemente

Continuing an annual tradition, beachgoers can enjoy a flyover by the Condor Squadron, consisting of four AT-6 aircraft World War II trainers along participating coastal cities. The flyover will begin in Huntington Beach and conclude in San Clemente where it will fly over the coast and conduct a 360 in the air, making two passes through each city. The full flyover schedule is as follows:
~ Huntington Beach 5:25 to 5:30 p.m.
~ Newport Beach 5:35 to 5:40 p.m.
~ Laguna Beach 5:45 to 5:50 p.m.
~ Dana Point 5:55 to 6:00 p.m.
~ San Clemente 6:00 to 6:05 p.m.

Don’t miss the firework show from 9:00pm – 9:30 p.m. at the San Clemente Pier!


Join the city of Orange for their 27th annual 3rd of July Celebration at Grijalva Park!

Community members are in invited to enjoy food, drinks, kids activities, musical performances, a firework show and more! For more info call (714) 744-7278.

San Juan Capistrano

San Juan Capistrano hosts their Fourth of July Carnival and Celebration all holiday weekend long. Fireworks conclude the carnival Monday night at 9p.m. Festivities are held at San Juan Capistrano Sports Park, 25925 Camino Del Avion. Enjoy old fashioned picnic games, food vendors, beer and wine garden, and exhibitors. Call (949) 493-5911 for additional details.

Anaheim Hills

The city of Anaheim Hills has a day full of family fun and activities. The day kicks off with the Firecracker 5k at 7a.m. and concludes with live entertainment, food vendors, a parade, and firework show at 9p.m.  Is your dog the cutest or most patriotic dog in Anaheim Hills? Don’t miss the Yankee Doodle Dog Show or watch with your family at Canyon High School. Show starts at 9 a.m. For more information visit, https://anaheimhillscommunitycouncil.org/.