The following information was released by the Orange County Fire Authority (OCFA).
With the 4th of July just two days away, the Orange County Fire Authority is encouraging residents throughout Orange County to celebrate the holiday by attending one of the many spectacular public fireworks displays staged by professionals.
There are only seven cities that allow Safe and Sane Fireworks including Buena Park, Costa Mesa, Garden Grove, Huntington Beach, Santa Ana, Stanton, and Westminster. These are the only cities within Orange County that allow these fireworks. Make sure to use them safely in those cities.
The following list showcases the community fireworks displays that are scheduled for July 4th in northern Orange County:
Anaheim: Disneyland, 1313 S. Harbor Blvd. “Celebrate America! A 4th of July Concert in the Sky,” will take place four nights, beginning July 1, at 9:30 p.m. For information call 714-781-4000.
Anaheim: Peralta Canyon Park, 115 N. Pinney. Come out on Wednesday, July 4th, with a 10K run at 6 a.m. and 5K run/2K walks at 7:30 a.m. at Canyon High School. This will be followed by a Pancake Breakfast from 8 – 10:30 a.m. with the Yankee Doodle Dog Show at 10 a.m. at the high school. A parade will start at 3 p.m. at Canyon High going down Santa Ana Canyon Road ending at Pinney. At the park, food and game booths will be in operation from 12:30 – 8:45 p.m. with entertainment from 3 – 8:50 p.m. A firework display will start at 9 p.m. Free shuttle buses to and from Peralta Park will be available from the Anaheim Hills Crossroads Shopping Center from 5 – 10:30 p.m.
Buena Park: Knott’s Berry Farm, 8039 Beach Blvd. Knott’s will have a firework display on the 4th of July. For more information call (714) 827-1776.
Cypress, Los Alamitos, Rossmoor and Seal Beach: The Joint Forces Training Base Los Alamitos, 11200 Lexington Drive. The 24th Annual 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular will be hosted by the cities of Cypress, Los Alamitos, and Seal Beach as well as the Rossmoor Community Services District and the Joint Forces Training Base. Enter at Gate 4 on Lexington Drive south of Katella. Gate opens at 4 p.m. There will be a family fun zone, food court and vendor fair. Lawn chairs and blankets are recommended since there will be no bleachers. Fireworks begin at 9 p.m. Due to heightened security, all adults over the age of 16 will be asked to provide a picture I.D. All children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Admission is free; parking is $5. Please do not bring motor homes, dogs, personal fireworks or alcohol. For information call (714) 229-6780.
Fullerton: Fullerton High School Stadium, 700 N. Lemon. The stadium, located at the corner of Lemon and Berkeley, will be the site of the 22nd Annual Community Fireworks Show and Festival from 5 – 9:30 p.m. Admission is free. Entertainment for the night will be provided by the down home sounds of guitar virtuoso Deke Dickerson and his rock-a-billy band, The Eccofonics. Activities lined up for the evening include pony rides, a magician, stilt-walkers, balloon artists, face painters, bounce houses, a unicyclist, and more. A nominal fee will be charged for the children’s rides. Games and food booths will be sponsored as fund-raisers by non-profit Fullerton organizations. Fireworks set to music start at 9 p.m. Parking will be free at the Plummer Parking Structure, the Wilshire Parking Structure, and the North Justice Center. No glass containers, no smoking, no umbrellas and no pets. Service dogs allowed. Call the Fullerton Special Events Hotline at (714) 738-3167 for additional information.
Huntington Beach: A parade and fireworks show are the highlights of Huntington Beach’s 107th Annual 4th of July Celebration, “Celebrate Freedom.” Activities starting early on the 4th include the Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast at Lake Park and the Surf City 5K Run. The 107th parade starts at 10 a.m. on PCH and goes up Main Street. The Pier Festival at Pier Plaza will run July 2nd, 3rd and 4th from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Fireworks will be shot from the end of the Huntington Beach Pier and will begin at dusk on the 4th. VIP seats on the pier for the fireworks show cost $10 and are limited. For complete information, visit the website at www.hb4thofjuly.org.
LA HABRA: La Habra High School Stadium, 801 W. Highlander Avenue. The stadium will be the location for the city’s annual 4th of July Celebration with games, food, and activities. Admission includes seating for the fireworks. Gates open at 5 p.m. with fireworks at 9 p.m. No alcohol, no smoking, no pets and no personal fireworks are allowed. Presale wristband price for adults (13 years and older) is $5.00; 3 years-12 years is $3.00. Children under 3 are free. At the door, wristbands will be $7.00 for persons 13 years and older and $4.00 for children ages 3-12. Wristbands may be purchased at the Community Services Department, 101 West La Habra Blvd. Call (562) 905-9708 for more information.
Seal Beach: Old Ranch Country Club will have a private display.
Yorba Linda: Veterans’ Park (Yorba Linda Middle School), 4756 Valley View. Entertainment begins at 5 p.m. on July 4th with food and music. Bring your lawn chair or blanket to enjoy the fireworks display at 9:00 p.m. Bringing dogs is not recommended. For more information call (714) 961-7160.
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