Don’t miss the 32nd annual 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular

Honor the men and women of the military and celebrate our country’s birthday at the 32nd Annual 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular.

The free event, hosted by the cities of Los Alamitos & Seal Beach and the Joint Forces Training Base will feature live music on the main stage beginning with the King Salmon Band and followed by the 40th Infantry Division Band. The Family Fun Area will have face painting, balloon twisting, caricature artists, a Magic Show, and activities for the whole family to enjoy. There will also be several food vendors that will be serving a variety of dinner options, desserts, and snacks. The event’s climax begins promptly at 9:00 p.m. with one of the best and longest fireworks displays in Southern California blasting fireworks 800-1,000 feet into the night sky.

Gates will open at 4:00 p.m. via Lexington Drive off Katella Ave. Due to heighten security, please provide plenty of time and patience to enter and exit the base. Please note that alcohol, fireworks, BBQ’s, motor homes, and pets (except for service animals) are not allowed on the instillation.

Timeline for the 32nd Annual 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular
4:00pm Gates are open and event begins
4:15pm Fun Area open
4:15pm King Salmon Band on the Main Stage
6:00pm Magic Show on the Fun Area Stage
6:15pm 40th Infantry Band on the Main Stage b
7:45pm Dignitary speeches
8:00pm Family Fun Area Closes
8:00pm 40th Infantry Band resumes
9:00pm Fireworks show begins
9:30pm Event concludes

This event is free to anyone wishing to attend thanks to the generosity of our Premier Community Partner – Republic Disposal Service, our Shining Star Sponsor – Sea Air Federal Credit Union and Golden State Water. Additional sponsors include Charles Abbott Associates, Inc., The Shops at Rossmoor, So Cal Gas Company, Run Seal Beach, OC Breeze, and the News Enterprise.

Everyone over the age of 16 entering the Joint Forces Training Base must present photo identification at the main gate and children must be accompanied by parents/guardian. Lawn chairs and blankets are highly encouraged, as there are no bleacher seating available. Biking onto the instillation is allowed but all bicyclists must wear a helmet. Again, motor homes, alcohol, dogs (except for service dogs), BBQs, and fireworks are NOT permitted at this event.

For additional information, contact the Los Alamitos Recreation and Community Services Department at (562) 430-1073 or visit

This article was released by the Los Alamitos Recreation and Community Services Department.