Celebrate this Independence Day with a bang! We’ve got the details on almost every fireworks show in Ventura, Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Riverside and Orange counties. Whether you’re looking for an extravagant display or quaint festival in the park, we’ve got you covered this Fourth of July! So, peruse our list and see what strikes your fancy! Who knows, you may end up at a Barry Manilow concert or a Dodger game!
Janss Marketplace 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular
275 N. Moorpark Rd. East
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
Time: 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Celebrate the 4th of July with live music, food, fun and fireworks at Janss Marketplace! Face painting, a bounce house and balloon twister will all be included in the fun. Gather around the Janss Marketplace, its fountain courtyard area and parking structure rooftop for the best seat in the house as the show begins at 9 p.m.!
Bethany Church on the Hill’s 4th of July Celebration
200 Bethany Court
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
Time: 5 p.m.
Join the Bethany Church on the Hill this 4th of July! There will be food, children’s activities, music and fireworks! The gathering starts at 5 p.m. on their hilltop and concludes with the city’s fireworks!
Rancho Santa Susana Community Park
5005 East Los Angeles Ave.
Simi Valley, CA
Time: 2 p.m. to 10 p.m.
The city of Simi Valley, the Rotary Club and the Rancho Simi Recreation and Parks District have teamed up once again to host the 42nd annual Simi Valley 4th of July Festival and Fireworks Extravaganza! Events include a C-17 Military flyover, Ventura County Marine Corp League Color Guard presentation, live music, wine garden and even a pie eating contest as well as a hula hoop contest! The night will conclude with fireworks! Don’t forget your lawn chairs and blankets!
Oxnard/Channel Islands Harbor
Fireworks by the Sea
Channel Islands Harbor
3600 South Harbor Boulevard
Oxnard, CA 93035
Time: 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.
A special Farmers’ Market and an old fashion family barbeque will kick off the day’s festivities in the harbor! Other activities include crafts, live entertainment, rock climbing, petting zoo, pony rides, inflatable jumpers and of course, fireworks!
Ojai Independence Day Parade and Fireworks
Nordhoff High School
1401 Maricopa Highway
Ojai, CA 93023
Time: 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Cost: $8/$4/$15 in advance (adults/kids/family) admission at gate: $10/$5 (adults/kids)
The Ojai Independence Day Parade and Youth Freedom Run will kick off the day, followed by live music, food, games, a raffle and fireworks at Nordhoff High School! The Freedom Run begins at 8:45 a.m., followed by the parade at 10 a.m. Gates at Nordhoff High School open at 5 p.m.
Fillmore Chili Cook-Off and Car Show
300 Block of Central Ave.
Fillmore, CA 93015
Time: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Fireworks show at 9:15 p.m.
The annual Fillmore Chili Cook-off and Car Show is back once again! Stroll up and down Fillmore’s main drag as you enjoy classic cars and live entertainment. The fun continues into the night as the city launches fireworks from Two Rivers Park at approximately 9:15 p.m. and last about 25 minutes.
4th of July Spectacular at Camarillo High School
4660 Mission Oaks Boulevard
Camarillo, CA 93012
Time: 4 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Cost: $2 and free for kids 5 and under
The Camarillo-Somis Pleasant Valley Lions CLub has come together to put on the 4th of July Spectacular at Camarillo High School. Enjoy live entertainment, Jolly Jumps and other kid-friendly activities! The Lions Club will be selling hamburgers, hot dogs, ice cream and kettle corn. Parking and shuttle service is free! The fireworks show begins at 9 p.m.
4th of July Fireworks Show 2012
4667 Telegraph Road
Ventura, CA 93003
Time: 4 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Cost: $6/$4/$25 in advance (adults/kids/family pack of 6) admission at gate: $8/$6
The Rotary Club of Ventura presents the 19th annual 4th of July Fireworks celebration! Gates open at 4 p.m. and the show begins at 9 p.m.! Start your day at Ventura’s Street Fair from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Main Street! Then, make your way over to the Venture College Athletic Fields for food, live music and games! Free shuttles will be provided.
Los Angeles County
Calabasas High School
22855 W. Mulholland Hwy.
Calabasas, CA 91302
Time: Gates open at 5 p.m., show begins at 9 p.m.
Cost: 10$ per person, 2 & under free
The city of Calabasas is hosting the community’s annual 4th of July Spectacular at Calabasas High School! The festivities include live music, inflatable rides, games, crafts and of course, fireworks!
Let Freedom Ring Celebration
Cerritos Civic Center
18125 Bloomfield Ave.
Cerritos, CA 90703
Time: 9 p.m.
Cost: All day tickets $20, Individual tickets $1
The city of Cerritos is hosting the 39th annual Let Freedom Ring Celebration this 4th of July. The festivities include an array of live performances, rides, games, food booths, and fireworks! Remember, bring your chairs and blankets!
Home Depot Center
18400 S Avalon Blvd
Carson, CA 90746
Time: 7:30 p.m.- 10 p.m.
Cost: Tickets for the game start at $30
The Los Angeles Galaxy will kick off the night with a soccer match against the Philadelphia Union at 7:30 p.m., followed by a massive firework display over the Home Depot Center. So, cheer on your favorite soccer team and celebrate in a truly unique way!
Castaic Lake Recreation Area (Lower Lake)
32132 Castaic Lake Drive
Castaic, CA 91384
Time: 9 p.m.
Cost: $25 per vehicle for all day and fireworks, $5 person walk in fee
Enjoy a daylong celebration of food, swimming, music and jumpers at Castaic Lake this 4th of July! Get there early and claim your spot on the beach! Fireworks start at 9 p.m.!
Claremont’s Fireworks Spectacular!
Pomona College – Strehle Track
333 North College Way
Claremont, CA 91711
Time: Gates open 6:30 p.m. , Show begins at 9 p.m.
Cost: $8 pre sale, $10 at gate
Live music and an extravagant fireworks show! The show is over 20 minutes long and synchronized to music! The city of Claremont has declared this show the best in Los Angeles County!
4th of July Blast
Lorbeer Middle School
501 S. Diamond Bar Boulevard
Diamond Bar, CA 91765
Time: Music at 5 p.m., Fireworks at 9 p.m.
The 4th of July Blast event is sure to impress! The city of Diamond Bar is hosting this free event at Lorbreer Middle School this year! Music starts at 5 p.m. and fireworks begin at 9 p.m.
1101 W. McKinley Ave.
Pomona, CA 91768
Time: 8 p.m.
Cost: range from $15 to $42
The 26th annual fireworks spectacular at the fairplex—KABOOM! This event has been a sell out every year! Enjoy Monster Trucks, Moto X Extreme, and a fireworks finale to the evening!
13220 Van Ness Ave.
Gardena, CA, 90247
Time: 9 p.m.
The city of Gardena is hosting its annual 4th of July Fireworks Show at Rowley Park. Make sure to arrive early to ensure a good seat! Also, remember to bring your chairs and blankets!
2301 North Highland Ave
Hollywood, CA 90068
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Cost: Concert tickets start at $18
Celebrate the 4th of July with Barry Manilow at the Hollywood Bowl! Manilow along with special guest, LA Philharmonic conductor Sarah Hicks, join the Bowl’s ever popular tribute to America! The concert will conclude with fireworks!
La Crescenta Elementary School- play ground
4343 La Crescenta Ave.
La Crescenta, CA 91214
Time: gates open at 4 p.m., gates close at 8:30 p.m., Fireworks 9 p.m.
Cost: $7 pre sale, $10 at gate
Rides, fireworks and food trucks galore! Stop by La Crescenta Elementary School this 4th of July and enjoy what this celebration has to offer!
Los Angeles Coliseum
3939 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90037
Time: Event starts at 12 noon, Fireworks 9 p.m.
The Bernard C. Parks office presents the 10th Annual Fourth of July Fireworks Extravaganza at the Los Angeles Coliseum! It is an all day event and will include food vendors and live entertainment prior to the hour-long fireworks show!
Los Angeles Dodger Stadium
4th of July Fireworks and Military Appreciation Night
1000 Elysian Park Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Time: Game starts at 6:10 p.m.
Cost: Tickets start at $10
Join the Dodgers on the 4th of July as they celebrate Military Appreciation Day as they take on the Reds. Stick around after the game for a postgame fireworks display! Tickets are still available!
1001 Rose Bowl Drive
Pasadena, CA 91103
Time: Show starts at 9:05 p.m.
Join “Americafest 2012″ at the 86th annual 4th of July celebration at the Rose Bowl! Parking lot gates open at 9 a.m. and festivities begin at 2 p.m.! Stadium seats will be open for seating at 6:30 p.m. and the “Opening Ceremonies” begin at 7:30 p.m.!
CBS Studio Center
4024 Radford Ave
Studio City, CA 91604
Time: 4:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Cost: $20- $100
The CBS Radford Studio will be hosting their 14th annual Fireworks Festival on the lot! Gates open at 4:30 p.m. and close at 8 p.m.! Ticket classifications range from general admission to VIP. The event will have everything ranging from rooftop firework viewing to scotch tasting to a BBQ dinner!
Westfield Valencia Town Center
24201 Valencia Blvd
Valencia, CA 91355
Time: 9:15 p.m.
A grand fireworks display can be seen from every angle of the Santa Clarita Valley! The fireworks are launched from the Westfield Valencia Town Center and the show will last about 30 minutes!
Joint Forces Training Base
11200 Lexington Dr.
Los Alamitos, CA 90720
Time: 4 p.m.
The city of Los Alamitos is hosting its 25th annual 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular! It is free to attend, but parking is $5 per vehicle. Gates open at 4 p.m. and be sure to bring chairs and blankets! There will be a food court, sponsor booths and a kids fun zone!
Fourth of July All American Buffet
Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa
25135 Park Lantern
Dana Point, CA 92629
Time: 5 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Fireworks at 9 p.m.
Cost: Adults $85, Kids 6-12 $35, 5 & under free
Enjoy the 4th of July with live entertainment and a BBQ buffet! Relax with a grand view of the Dana Point Harbor and the fireworks!
Fullerton Union High School Stadium
N Berkeley Ave. and N Lemon St.
Fullerton, CA 92831
Time: 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
The city of Fullerton brings you an old-fashioned Independence Day! Enjoy food, live entertainment, games and fireworks!
Huntington Beach Pier
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
Cost: Pier VIP seating $10
Join Huntington Beach for their 108th annual 4th of July Celebration! Enjoy fireworks over the ocean as you recline in the sand! Remember your beach chairs and blankets!
Mission Viejo Lake
Olympiad & Marguerite
Mission Viejo, CA 92629
Time: 12 p.m. to 9 p.m
The 4th of July Street Faire and Firework Spectacular in Mission Viejo includes food and entertainment throughout the day and an extravagant fireworks show to conclude the evening! Admission is free, but make sure to get there early!
Independence Day on the Bay
Time: Fireworks at 8:45 p.m. to 9:15 p.m.
Cost: Free with parking or VIP $75 per person
Make your way down to the Newport Dunes to celebrate the 4th of July this year! Gates open at 7 a.m. and festivities begin at noon! Admission into the park is $60 per car. Or, purchase VIP tickets with special perks!
San Clemente Pier
615 Avenida Victoria
San Clemente, CA 92672
Time: 9 p.m.
Come on down to the San Clemente Pier this 4th of July for outstanding fireworks over the ocean! Get there early to get a great seat in the sand!
San Juan Capistrano
San Juan Capistrano Sports Park
25925 Camino Del Avion
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
Time: 3 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Festivities begin at 3 p.m. and include bounce houses, food, beer garden, music and fireworks! The event is free to attend and is sure to be packed!
Tustin High School Football Field
Tustin, CA 92780
Time: 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Make your way to Tustin High School’s Football Field this 4th of July! Enjoy live entertainment at 6:30 p.m. and fireworks at 9 p.m.! Tustin boosters will be selling BBQ food items and beverages! Bleacher seating is available, but make sure to bring blankets and lawn chairs!
San Bernardino County
5th Annual Fourth of July Celebration
University of Redlands
Sylvan Park and Ted Runner Stadium
Corner of Colton Ave. and N. University Dr.
Redlands, CA 92373
Time: 9:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Cost: $7 in advance, $10 at gate
The festivities kickoff with live entertainment at Sylvan Park followed by the annual 4th of July parade at 10:30 a.m., which will begin at Franklin School on Colton Ave. and end at Sylvan Park. The celebration will continue at Sylvan Park with live entertainment, a flyover, skydivers and fireworks!
San Bernardino County Fairgrounds
14800 7th Street
Victorville, CA 92395
Time: 9 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Enjoy live music, food, games and fireworks at the San Bernardino County Fairgrounds this 4th of July!
Rancho Cucamonga Epicenter
8408 Rochester Ave.
Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Time: gates open at 6 p.m., fireworks at 9 p.m.
Cost: $8 in advance, $10 at gate
The 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular takes over the Rancho Cucamonga Epicenter! Parking opens at 5:30 p.m. and gates open at 6 p.m. A C-17 Globemaster flyover will take place at 7 p.m., followed by a military tribute at 8:30 p.m. and a firework display at 9 p.m.
Robert A. Sessions Memorial Sports Park
2800 Mayor Katy Parkway
Barstow, CA 92311
Time: gates open at 5 p.m., fireworks at 9 p.m.
The city of Barstow will host its 15th annual 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular! Bring your lawn chairs and set up shop at the park!
Big Bear Lake
Rotary Club BBQ at Marina Resort
40770 Big Bear Blvd.
Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
Time: BBQ from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., fireworks from 8:45 p.m. to 9:15 p.m.
Cost: ranges from $10 to $75
The Rotary Club of Big Bear is hosting its Fourth of July Lakefront Fireworks and BBQ once again! Enjoy dinner and a show with their meal deal! For $20, guests can enjoy pizza and the fireworks show! But, for just $5 more, guests can enjoy a Rib Eye Steak! The event also offers VIP meals and reserved seating starting at $50. If you just simply want to enjoy the show, tickets are $10.
Ronald Reagan Sports Park
30875 Rancho Vista Road
Temecula, CA 92592
Time: 2 p.m. to 10 p.m., fireworks at 9 p.m.
Fourth of July Extravaganza! A parade will kickoff the day at 10 a.m. and the activities will continue into the afternoon with food, live music, a kid’s ‘fun zone’ and fireworks!
Lake Elsinore, CA 92530
Time: 9 p.m.
Enjoy the Fireworks Spectacular over Lake Elsinore this 4th of July! Free public viewing points include Lakepoint Park, Elm Grove Beach, Davis Fishing Beach, Whiskers Fishing Beach and a portion of the levee system. If you want to view the show from the comfort of your own boat, nighttime passes costs $10.
Palm Desert Civic Center Park
43900 San Pablo Ave.
Palm Desert, CA 92260
Time: 7:15 p.m., fireworks at 9 p.m.
Bring the lawn chairs and a picnic dinner to enjoy the firework display at Civic Center Park in Palm Desert this 4th of July! The celebration begins at 7:15 p.m. and will continue well into the 9 o’clock hour with fireworks!
East 9th St. & Orange Ave.
Beaumont, CA 92223
Time: 5 p.m.
Beaumont’s 6th Annual Summer Concert Series kicks off this 4th of July with the sounds of The Basix at 5 p.m. and Mickey Thomas with Starship at 7:30 p.m. Along with live music, guests can enjoy family friendly activites and a firework display! Bring your friends, family, chairs and blankets!
598 Santana Way
Corona, CA 92881
Time: 4 p.m.
The celebration kicks off with a family festival at Santana Park with everything ranging from food booths to a ’fun zone’ for kids. Following the festival there will be a formal tribute to the Blue Star Mothers and conclude with fireworks!
Valley-Wide Regional Park
901 W. Esplanade Ave.
San Jacinto, CA 92581
Time: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
The annual 4th of July Celebration will include food, crafts, live entertainment and fireworks. The daylong event will feature kid-friendly activities in the spacious Valley-Wide Regional Park.