The Fourth of July is one of America’s most famous holidays. Great food, fun outdoors, and magnificent fireworks make celebrating Independence Day a blast. In Orange County there are plenty of organized firework shows and all-day festivities. Check out some of our favorite spots:

ANAHEIM HILLS— A 5 and 10K run, patriotic concert, parade, and game booths are one of the many opportunities for fun in Anaheim Hills this Fourth. Be sure to stick around for the fireworks show at 9:00 p.m.

DANA POINT—Spend the day enjoying all the beauty Dana Point Harbor has to offer this Fourth. From BBQ’s to cliff-top viewing spots to firework cruises, Dana Point has everything you need for an incredible Independence Day celebration.

HUNTINGTON BEACH—Looking for red, white, and blue all weekend long? Huntington Beach is celebrating with three full days of food, fun, and all kinds of family activities. Fireworks begin over the ocean at 9:00 p.m.

IRVINE—There’s no shortage of Fourth festivities in this beautiful city. Bring your kids to Pretend City for daytime activities, then check out Concert on the Green or Pacific Symphony Concert for spectacular nighttime fireworks.

LAGUNA NIGUEL—Fun for the family awaits in Laguna Niguel this Fourth.  The celebrating lasts all day, beginning with 5K and 10K runs, children’s races, and pancake breakfasts. In the evening there’s a live concert followed by a fireworks show over the lake.

NEWPORT BEACH—Cruises and boat parades off the coast of Newport Beach make for an exciting Fourth of July celebration. Attend the Old Glory Boat Parade at 1:00 p.m., or enjoy parade cruises at Newport Landing at 1:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m., and 7:00 p.m.

SAN CLEMENTE—For a free fireworks show off the Municipal Pier, get to San Clemente by 9:00 p.m. This spectacular show has become a favorite tradition for many Orange County residents.

SANTA ANA—A notorious city for street fireworks, Santa Ana still offers organized festivities. A kids’ zone, History Walk, and firework show can all be found at Centennial Park from 4:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m this Fourth.

TUSTIN—Stop by Tustin High School at 6:30 p.m. this Fourth of July for live music, BBQ, and—of course—a fireworks show beginning at 9:00 p.m.

YORBA LINDA—From 5:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., the Annual Fourth of July Spectacular will take place in Yorba Linda with DJ entertainment, food vendors, and fun for the whole family.

There are even more ways to spend your Fourth in Orange County. For extra ideas, click here. However you decide to celebrate this special day, have fun and be safe.

Happy Fourth of July!

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