LAKE FOREST, CA — It’s shaping up to be a star-spangled Fourth of July in lake Forest and throughout Orange County!
As coronavirus cases continue to drop across the state, and the number of those vaccinated continues to rise, Independence Day events are opening up area-wide.
July 4 is almost here, so find out what Fourth of July fireworks and festivities are going on near you. We have all the fireworks shows, parades and festivals happening in Lake Forest and around Orange County, so you can start planning.
Note dates as not all events occur Sunday, July 4, plus always double-check with organizers to confirm times and locations, in case activities changed since posted. And if we missed your organization or town’s festivities, email details and an online link to [email protected]
And from all of us at Patch, have a safe and festive 4th of July!
JULY 4 & Through Summer: Disneyland Fireworks. The nightly extravaganza returns on Fourth of July!
JULY 4: July 4th Firecracker 5K / 10K Run. This year’s theme: “Saluting Our Active Military & Veterans.”
JULY 4: July 4th Red, White & Blue 5K: Angel Stadium. Water, fruit & strawberry shortcake at finish line!
JULY 4: July 4th Parade, Fest & Fireworks. With Yankee Doodle Dog Show, food, music & more.
JULY 2: ‘Independence Day’: OC Parks Sunset Cinema. At Carbon Canyon Regional Park.
JULY 3: July 4th Country Fair – Rides & Festival. The full palooza is back with live entertainment, games, food & more fun.
JULY 3-4: Knott’s Berry Farm July 3rd & 4th Fireworks. Lighting of the historic “K” tower, plus all-day entertainment planned.
JULY 4: Pacific Amphitheater Concert & Fireworks. Not scheduled this year.
JULY 4: Independence Day Block Parties. Send applications to the city.
JULY 2: Independence Day ‘Salute to America’ & Fireworks. Registration required.
JULY 4: 4th Of July Fireworks: Doheny State Beach. “The BEST Southern California fireworks display is back with a BANG!”
JUNE 19: Summerfest, Carnival, Music & Fireworks. The extravaganza is back!
JULY 1: Summer Concert In Park. Start the holiday early with outdoor entertainment from Stone Soul.
JULY 4: July 4th Surf City Run, Parade, Fireworks. With three-day festival (July 2-4) at pier.
JULY 3: 4th Of July Celebration: Pretend City. The children’s museum has day of fun planned for little ones.
JULY 4: July 4th Elton John Tribute & Fireworks. With performances from Pacific Symphony.
JULY 4: July 4th Concert On The Green & Fireworks. Canceled.
JULY 4: July 4th Fireworks, Flyover & Music. With limited attendance, so get your wristbands soon!
JUNE 29-JULY 5: 4th of July Porch Parade. Community votes for the winner.
Through JULY 4: Independence Day ‘Run for Fun Race’– Portion of proceeds support La Palma Kiwanis Club.
Through JULY 4: July 4th Patriotic Light Show: Town Green. Begins nightly at 8 p.m.
JULY 4: 4th Of July Fireworks. Show begins around 9 p.m., and trolleys will operate under a modified schedule.
JULY 4: 4th Of July Fireworks & Live Music. Food trucks, too!
JUNE 26-27: Stars & Stripes Summer Family Photos. Book spot for festive, summer, patriotic shot.
JULY 1-11: Independence Day YMCA Run In The Parks. “Supports those most in need in our community.”
JULY 2-3: Independence Day Patriotic Drive-Thru. “A scenic, music-filled road trip through the USA!”
JULY 1-10: Independence Day El Toro Chargers Virtual 5K. A longstanding, community tradition supporting boosters, cross county, track & field.
JULY 4: 4th Of July Fireworks & Fun. With live entertainment, food & more.
JULY 4: July 4th Fireworks 2021: Joint Forces Training Base. Reservations required.
Through JULY 4: July 4th Patriotic, Home-Decorating Contest. Winners score front-yard sign & bragging rights!
JULY 4: 4th Of July Fireworks Spectacular. “While annual Street Faire has been canceled, the Mission Viejo Activities Committee is moving forward with July 4th Fireworks Spectacular.”
JULY 4: July 4th Bike Parade & Festival. Fun includes carnival games, arts & crafts, dunk tank & more.
JULY 4: July 4th Parade & Celebration: Mariners Park. A 48-year community tradition!
JULY 4: Old Glory July 4th Boat Parade. The year’s theme: Let Freedom Ring.
JULY 4: Newport Dunes Resort July 4th Fest & Fireworks. A whopping, full day with music, food trucks, inflatables & more.
JULY 3: 3rd of July Celebration & Fireworks. With food truck, kids’ activities, music & more.
RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA:
JULY 4: SAMLARC July 4th Fest & Fireworks. Festivities for SAMLARC neighborhoods.
Through JULY 5: July 4th Home-Decorating Contest. Check for the drive-by maps of your patriotic neighbors!
JULY 11: Outdoor Summer Concerts. If you can hold off for a bit … summer concerts will begin.
JULY 4: July 4th Fireworks Display. Flyover planned, too.
JULY 4: Casa Romantica July 4th Fest – Members Only. “One of our best-loved community events.”
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO:
JULY 2-4: 4th Of July 3-Day Carnival & Fireworks. Fireworks on Fourth of July, plus rides, music, fun food & more on holiday weekend.
JULY 4: July 4th Fireworks. Canceled.
JULY 4: July 4th Fireworks 2021: Joint Forces Training Base. Jointly hosted by City of Seal Beach, and reservations required.
JULY 4: July 4th Un-Parade & Scavenger Hunt. A new twist to the community tradition!
JULY 4: July 4th & Live Music: Cook’s Corner. Should be fun with Typical Gypsies.
JULY 4: 4th Of July Fireworks & ‘All-American Blast’ -At Tustin High School.
JULY 4: Fourth Of July ‘Bike & Walk’ Parade. The “stroll & roll” will be led by OCFA fire engine.
JULY 4: 4th Of July Spectacular & Fireworks. With family fun, live music & great food!
Patch Editorial Intern Brittany Ung contributed to this post.