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Best Places In OC To See July 4th Fireworks

June 26, 2014 11:49 AM

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With July 4th right around the corner, it’s that time of year again to figure out the best places for you and your loved ones to celebrate America’s Independence. From Disneyland to the fireworks set off in Newport’s Back Bay, Orange County is lighting up the sky for the big event. We’ve put together the best spots for you to sit back and watch fireworks.

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(credit: Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)


Newport Beach 4th of July Celebration
1131 Back Bay Dr
Newport Beach, CA 92660
(949) 729-3863
www.visitnewportbeach.com/4th-of-july/

Join Newport Beach as they celebrate Independence Day on the Back Bay with entertaining activities and events along with an incredible fireworks display. This two-day festival will feature live music including KC & The Sunshine Band and many others as well as local artisans, merchants and family fun. Tickets to the event include entrance to the entertainment and activities. For a full listing of times, dates and ticket pricing, visit 4th Of July Newport Beach.

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(credit: City of Dana Point)


Dana Point 4th of July Fireworks Show
Doheny State Beach
25300 Dana Point Harbor Drive
Dana Point, CA 92629
www.danapoint.org

This year, The City of Dana Point will be presenting their 4th of July Fireworks Display from 9 – 9:30pm in the skies over the Dana Point Harbor. Featuring a musical simulcast, get your spot early on the beach and make a day out of it by setting up a picnic. Our recommendations? Sit on the beach or visit the cliffs of Blue Lantern Park or Heritage Park for terrific views of Fireworks as they light up the night’s sky.

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Huntington Beach Fireworks Celebration
Huntington Beach Pier
325 Pacific Coast Highway
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
(714) 536-5486
www.hb4thofjuly.org

Enjoy live entertainment, scrumptious food, the beach and an amazing fireworks spectacle at the end of the day. The Huntington Beach Annual 4th of July Parade and Pier Festival is going to be nothing short of amazing with family oriented activities during the day and a fireworks show off the Huntington Beach Pier at night. Although entry to the festivities is free, primary seating at the fireworks spectacle is not. Individuals hoping to get a VIP seat should purchase tickets here in advance.

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Laguna Niguel Fireworks Celebration
Laguna Niguel Regional Park
28241 La Paz Road
Laguna Niguel, CA. 92677
(949) 425-5100
www.cityoflagunaniguel.org

From 5:15 to 8pm, kick off your July 4th celebration in Laguna Niguel. Start your evening with a live concert by Craig Colley and Undercover Live at the Crown Valley Community Park. After the show, walk over to the nearby Regional Park (3/4 mile walk) for a fireworks extravaganza which will begin at 9pm and be seen over the lake.

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(credit: Shelby Barone)


Fullerton Fireworks Display & Festival
Fullerton High School Stadium
Lemon St. & Berkeley Ave.
Fullerton, CA 92832
www.cityoffullerton.com

From 5pm to 9:30pm, The City of Fullerton will be putting on a 20 minute firework display accompanied by live music by Soundbytes and other entertainers at the Fullerton High School Stadium at the corner of Lemon St. and Berkeley Ave. This old-fashioned 4th of July festival will feature entertainment, family fun games as well as food booths and of course an excellent fireworks display. Fireworks will go on at 9pm.

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Photo Credit: ThinkStock


4th of July Fireworks Show at the San Clemente Pier
Parque Del Mar
622 Avenida Del Mar
San Clemente, CA 92672
(949) 361-8200
www.san-clemente.org

Beginning at dusk, the city of San Clemente will commemorate America’s independence with a fireworks show on the Municipal Pier. Enjoy game booths and live shows as well as the sparkling display of lights which will fill up the sky from the pier. Every year features new and exciting displays, so expect crowds. Come early to snag the best seats, and plan on a bit of a haul to get through the hubbub after the show.

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(credit: Disneyland)


Disneyland
1313 Disneyland Dr
Anaheim, CA 92802
(714) 781-4565
www.disneyland.com

Celebrating with a 15-minute 360-degree fireworks spectacular, a list of the best places in and around LA would not be complete without the famed Disneyland on it. Set to rousing patriotic songs, salute the stars and stripes and commemorate Independence Day with the inspirational fireworks show that will begin at 9:30pm and go for 30 minutes. Admission to the park is $87.00 with $15 parking provided on location.

For additional fireworks displays around Orange County, visit OrangeCounty.net
What are your favorite places to see fireworks in Orange County? Share in the comments below!
Sarie Robertson is a contributing writer.
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