Fire officials have encouraged people to avoid using dangerous, often illegal, personal fireworks this Fourth of July weekend, and instead celebrate by attending one of the many scheduled public fireworks displays.
Below is a list of fireworks shows scheduled to take place in Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino and Riverside Counties:
Los Angeles County - Information provided by the Los Angeles Fire Department and Los Angeles County Fire Department.
- July 3
Altadena: Golf Course - Altadena Town and Country, 2290 Country Club Drive, Altadena
Cudahy: Cudahy Park, 5220 Santa Ana St. (Field that backs up to the Riverbed)
Hawaiian Gardens: Ferguson Elementary School, 22215 Elaine Ave., Hawaiian Gardens.
Norwalk: North City Library - Parking Lot, 12350 Imperial Highway, Norwalk.
La Mirada: La Mirada High School (Soccer Field), 13520 Adelfa Ave., La Mirada.
La Puente: La Puente Park, 501 N. Glendora Ave., La Puente.
- July 4
Alhambra: Almansor Park, 800 S. Almansor Ave
Admission is free - Mark your Calendar for Fourth of July Fireworks Extravanza at Almansor Park!
Arrive early for the best parking opportunities and bring your own picnic basket or purchase food from various Youth Group food vendors. See the show from anywhere in the park - fireworks begin at 9 p.m.
Artesia: Artesia Park, 1200 South Street, Artesia.
Calabasas: Calabasas High School, 22855 W. Mulholland Hwy., Calabasas.
Cerritos: Cerritos High School, 12500 E. 183rd Street, Cerritos.
Claremont: Pomona College Campus, 333 North College Way, Pomona.
Commerce: Rosewood Park (Parking lot of Youth Center), 2535 Commerce Way, Commerce.
Crescenta Valley: Crescenta Valley High School, 2900 Community Ave., La Crescenta-Montrose.
Culver City: West Los Angeles College, 9000 Overland Ave., Culver City.
Diamond Bar: Lorbeer Middle School, 501 S Diamond Bar Blvd., Diamond Bar.
Gardena: Rowley Park, 13220 South Van Ness Ave., Gardena.
Huntington Park: Salt Lake Park, 6550 Miles Ave., Huntington Park.
La Habra: La Habra High School, 801 Highlander Ave., La Habra.
Los Angeles: Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, 3911 S. Figueroa St. - Outside Stadium on east side
Los Angeles: Van Ness Park, 5720 2nd Ave., Los Angeles
Marina Del Rey: Barges off Beaches and Harbor near Balona Creek
9: 00 p.m.
Pacific Palisades: Palisades Charter High School, 15777 Bowdoin Street, entertainment 6:30 p.m. and
fireworks at 9:00 p.m.
Pico Rivera: El Rancho High School, 6501 Passons Blvd, Pico Rivera.
Pomona: It's the 27th annual fireworks spectacular at Fairplex. Monster trucks and Moto X extreme get the crowd cheering and the stupendous fireworks are the grand finale. The nighttime programming has been a crowd pleaser since its inception in 2002. It puts the boom in KABOOM! Monster Truck and Big Air Freestyle Motocross - 8 p.m.
9:20 p.m. - One of the largest and most spectacular fireworks shows in California presented by Pyro
Spectaculars by Souza, the premier theme party in the U.S.A.
Porter Ranch: Shepherd of the Hills Church, 19700 Rinaldi St., Porter Ranch.
Rosemead: Rosemead Park, 9200 Mission Avenue, Rosemead.
San Pedro: Cabrillo Beach Booster Barge at Los Angeles Harbor, 3800 Stephen White Way.
Santa Clarita: Valencia Town Center - off top of parking structure - 26735 Circle Drive, Valencia.
South El Monte: South El Monte High School, 1001 N. Durfee Ave., South El Monte.
South Gate: South Gate Park, 9615 Pinehurst Ave. - Corner of Pinehurst and Tweedy - South Gate.
Stevenson Ranch: Drive Richard Rioux Memorial Park, 26233 Faulkner Drive, Stevenson Ranch.
Valencia: Magic Mountain - July 4 through July 6
Walnut: Walnut High School, 21201 La Puente Road, Walnut.
Woodland Hills: Warner Ranch Park, 5800 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Woodland Hills.
- July 5
Avalon/Catalina: Isthmus Cove - Barge, Avalon.
Lancaster: Lancaster Municipal Stadium, Lancaster Jethawks, 2400 West Avenue I, Lancaster.
- July 6
Agoura Hills: Agoura High School, 28545 W Driver Ave., Agoura Hills.
Orange County - Information provided by the Orange County Fire Authority.
- July 4
Anaheim: Disneyland, 1313 S. Harbor Blvd., will host “Celebrate America! A 4th of July Concert in the Sky,” which will take place four nights, July 1- July 4, at 9:25 p.m.
Anaheim: Angel Stadium. The Angels will play the Houston Astros at 6:05 p.m. with a firework display after the game.
Anaheim: Peralta Canyon Park, 115 N. Pinney. “An American Celebration” will be held on Friday, July 4, in Anaheim Hills. They will start the day with the “Firecracker Run 5K/ 10K at 7 a.m. at the Canyon High School track. This will be followed by a Pancake Breakfast from 8:00-10:00 a.m. with the Yankee Doodle Dog Show at 10:00 a.m. at the high school. A parade will start at 5 p.m. at Canyon High going down Santa Ana Canyon Road ending at Pinney. At the park, food booths will be in operation from 3:00 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. with entertainment from 6 – 8:50 p.m. A firework display will start at 9 p.m.
Buena Park: Knott’s Berry Farm, 8039 Beach Blvd. Knott’s will have a firework display on the 4th.
Cypress, Los Alamitos, Rossmoor, Seal Beach: The Joint Forces Training Base Los Alamitos, 11200 Lexington Drive, will be the site of the Annual 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular and will be hosted by the cities of Cypress, Los Alamitos and Seal Beach as well as the Rossmoor Community Services District and the Joint Forces Training Base. Enter at Gate 4 on Lexington Drive south of Katella. Gate opens at 4 p.m. Fireworks and festivities take place on the airfield. There will be a kid’s fun zone, food court and vendor fair. Bring lawn chairs and blankets since there will be no bleachers. Fireworks begin at 9 p.m. Adults must have a photo I.D to enter. Those without ID must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Onsite parking is $5 and admission is free. Please do not bring motor homes, dogs, personal fireworks or alcohol. For information call (714) 229-6780.
Fullerton: Fullerton High School Stadium, 700 N. Lemon will be the site of Fullerton’s Annual Community Fireworks Show and Festival from 5-9:30 p.m. Admission is free. Live music will be provided by Soundbytes and there will be additional entertainment. Nominal fees may apply for activities. Food is available for purchase in the festival area and is being offered by local charity organizations as fundraising activity. No alcohol is served or allowed in the area. All coolers will be checked. No glass containers, no smoking, no umbrellas and no pets. Service dogs are allowed. Fireworks start at 9 p.m. and last approximately 20 minutes. Parking is free at the Plummer Parking Structure, the Wilshire Parking Structure, the North Orange County Courthouse and street parking throughout downtown. Call the Fullerton Special Events Hotline at (714) 738-3167 for additional information.
Huntington Beach: A parade and fireworks show are the highlights of Huntington Beach's 110th Annual 4th of July Celebration, “Waves of Freedom.” Activities starting early on the 4th include the Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast at Lake Park and the Surf City 5K Run and Fitness Expo. The 110th parade starts at 10 a.m. on PCH and goes up Main Street. The Pier Plaza Festival will run July 4 through July 6 starting at 10 a.m. It includes exhibitors, food vendors, live entertainment, family activities and sand and surf. Fireworks will be shot from the end of the Huntington Beach Pier and will begin at 9:00 p.m. on the 4th. VIP seats on the pier for the fireworks show cost $10 and are limited. For complete information, visit the website at http://www.hb4thofjuly.org
La Habra: La Habra High School Stadium, 801 W. Highlander Avenue, will be the location for the city’s annual 4th of July Celebration with a wide variety of food available for purchase from food trucks and both commercial food vendors and local non-profits. In addition to the fireworks, there will be music by Soto on the main stage and performances by local bands on the second stage. The Kid Zone will return with its free inflatable’s, games and activities. Purchase pre-sale wristbands at the La Habra Community Center, 101 W. La Habra Blvd., Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., through Thursday, July 3rd. Pre-sale admission prices are $5 for adults (age 13 years and over) and $3 for children (age three-12 years). Children under three years of age are admitted at no charge. Wristbands may also be purchased at the gate on the day of the event; prices are $7 for adults (13 years and older) and $4 for children (three-12 years). Admission includes entrance, children's games and activities, live musical performance by Soto and seating for the fireworks show.
Seal Beach: Old Ranch Country Club will have a private display.
Yorba Linda: Veterans’ Park (Yorba Linda Middle School), 4756 Valley View. Entertainment begins at 5 p.m. on July 4th with food and music. Bring your lawn chair or blanket to enjoy the fireworks display at 9 p.m. Bringing dogs is not recommended. For more information call (714) 961-7160.
Costa Mesa: There will be a private firework display at Mesa Verde Country Club.
Emerald Bay: A private firework display will be shot off from a barge.
Irvine: Irvine High School, 4321 Walnut. The Irvine Police Association’s 30th Annual Concert on the Green & Fireworks Festival will start at 3 p.m. This year’s event will include field games and activities, bounce houses, and live music by the Derek Bordeaux Group. Food will be available for purchase or you may bring your own picnic. At 9 p.m., there will be a sky concert and fireworks extravaganza. No barbeques, dogs, bikes, rollerblades, skates or skateboards. Admission for adults (14 years and up) is $14. Seniors (60+) and children (13 and under) are $9. Family tickets may be purchased in advance, for two adults and up to four children, for $45. For tickets and information, call (949) 724-0488.
Irvine: Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, 8808 Irvine Center Drive, will present the Pacific Symphony performing patriotic favorites and will salute the U.S. Armed Forces. Big band Big Bad Voodoo Daddy will join the Pacific Symphony playing the high-energy swing rhythms from the 40’s and 50’s. Then the night sky will explode with spectacular fireworks to end a spectacular evening. Tickets may be ordered from the Pacific Symphony at (714) 755-5799 or online at http://www.pacificsymphony.org.
Irvine: Woodbridge Village Association will have 4th of July activities and a private firework show.
Laguna Beach: A public show sponsored by the city will be shot from Monument Point at Heisler Park on Cliff Drive with the best viewing from Main Beach. Bring a blanket and a picnic. The show will start after dusk.
Laguna Beach: Three Arch Bay will have a private show shot from a barge.
Laguna Beach: Irvine Cove will sponsor a private fireworks display.
Newport Beach: Big Canyon Country Club will have a private show after dusk.
Newport Beach: Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort, 1131 Back Bay Drive, will present their Annual Fireworks Extravaganza. There will be family fun and games throughout the day as well as artisan and merchant booths to visit. There will be Food Truck Wars with votes deciding the winning truck. There will be 3 bands providing musical entertainment from 3 – 7 p.m. KC and the Sunshine Band will play from 7:30 to 9:15. The day will end with a spectacular fireworks extravaganza at 9 p.m. Get there early and save a spot to watch the show. The park opens at 7 a.m. Parking is $50.00 per car; bicycles are $5.00 per bike. For more information on other special packages call (949) 729-3863 or visit http://www.newportdunes.com.
City of Orange: Fred Kelly Stadium at El Modena High School, 3920 Spring Street, will be the site of the 19th Annual 3rd of July celebration which will be held on Thursday, July 3, at 4 p.m. The celebration includes live music, interactive games, entertainment, delicious food from local non-profit groups, a patriotic musical performance by the Orange County Master Chorale that leads up to a spectacular fireworks show. Ticket price is $7.00 per person, children ages two and under are free. For information call (714) 744-7278 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
City of Santa Ana: Centennial Park will be the site of Santa Ana’s July 4 Family Style Fun and Spectacular Fireworks Show from 4 – 9:30 p.m. It will feature live music, a kids’ zone play area, food, recognition of the armed forces, and a history walk. Bring your lawn chair, blanket and picnic basket. Sit back and enjoy a fun filled evening of patriotic entertainment. Come early and stake out your spot. The fireworks show will start at 9 p.m.
Santa Ana: Santa Ana Country Club will host a private show.
Tustin: Tustin High School Football Stadium, 1171 El Camino Real. The City of Tustin will hold a 4th of July celebration. The event is free and starts at 6:30 p.m. with music by the band Swing Cats and Swing Kittens. Tustin High School Boosters will be providing food. Parking is very limited and entrance is on San Juan. Fireworks start at 9 p.m. For information call (714) 573-3326 or log on to http://www.tustinca.org.
Aliso Viejo: Grand Park. The AVCA will hold a 4th of July Celebration starting at 6 p.m. There will be live entertainment, a homemade apple pie baking contest, carnival games, complimentary bounce houses, and face painting. Support your local non-profit organizations. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. There will be a low-level fireworks display choreographed to patriotic music at dusk. Please leave pets at home. For pre-recorded event information, call (949) 243-7411 or go to http://www.avca.net.
Dana Point: Dana Point Harbor area. Fireworks begin at 9 p.m. and are shot from a barge outside of the harbor. The fireworks are synchronized to music being simulcast on Radio Station 88.5 FM KSBR. Bring your radio for the full experience. Limited tickets are currently on sale for a festive dinner cruise featuring a BBQ buffet available aboard the Dana Pride boarding at 7:30 p.m. ($79 adults, $39 kids 3-12). There is another cruise for those who would like to watch the fireworks from a boat from 8 p.m.-9:30 p.m. ($29 adults, $19 kids 3-12.) Please contact Dana Wharf Sport Fishing for tickets and information. The parking lots in the harbor and at Doheny State Beach fill up early. Parking, with a free round trip shuttle to the harbor, will be provided at Dana Hills High School, 33333 Street of the Golden Lantern, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. No cars will be allowed into the harbor area after 7:30 p.m. For more information, call (949) 248-3530 or log on to http://www.danapointharbor.org.
Dana Point: The St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort, One Monarch Beach, will celebrate the 4th of July with a fun-filled evening of live entertainment, delicious food and a private fireworks show for their registered guests and members. Enjoy activities for the whole family, including face painting and games before a gourmet Grill-Out dinner at 6:00 p.m. This will be followed by a fireworks show being shot from the golf course for everyone to enjoy. For more information, visit http://www.stregismb.com or call (949) 234-3900 for information.
Ladera Ranch: Founders’ Park. Ladera Ranch will be celebrating the 4th of July this year with the Freedom Run, a pancake breakfast starting at 7:45 a.m., a community parade at 10:30 a.m., followed by games, attractions, and food sales starting at 2 p.m. There will also be live entertainment and a Teen Zone for grades 7-12 only. The fireworks show starts after 9 p.m.
Laguna Hills: The Community Center and Sports Complex, 25555 Alicia Parkway. This year’s Annual Fourth of July Celebration opens at 4 p.m. Carnival rides and games, live music, patriotic crafts, and face painting will be a part of the celebration. This is a free event. Food, drink, and ride tickets will be available for purchase. Seating is not provided. Bring your lawn chairs and pick out your spot early for the fireworks display which starts at 9:10 p.m. Admission is free. Call (949) 707-2680 for additional information.
Laguna Niguel: Laguna Niguel Regional Park. On the 4th of July, a concert by Craig Colley – USA Patriotic Show & Undercover Live will take place at the Crown Valley Park Amphitheater from 6 – 8 p.m. At 8:15 p.m., join the community in a ¾ mile walk to the Regional Park for a spectacular fireworks display at 9 p.m. Seating will be on the grass. Bring a flashlight! For additional information, call (949) 425-5100.
Lake Forest: The Sun and Sail Club. The club will have a private low-level show shot from a barge on the lake.
Mission Viejo: Mission Viejo Country Club will host a private display this year.
Mission Viejo: Olympiad Road between Marguerite Parkway and Melinda. The 4th of July Street Faire and Fireworks Spectacular will start at 12 pm. Admission is free. There will be live entertainment on 2 stages from 6 - 9 p.m. There will rides, food and game booths, a wine and beer garden, contests and prizes, and crafters. Please – No pets, skateboards, roller blades, wheelies, bicycles, or barbeque grills. Shuttle service will be provided from 12 locations between 1 – 8 p.m. See a list of stops and a map at http://www.mvactivities.com. Fireworks begin at 9 p.m. For more information, call (949) 830-7066.
Rancho Santa Margarita: Lago Santa Margarita and the Beach Club, 21472 Avenida de las Fundadores, will be the site for Rancho’s 4th of July Star Spangled Spectacular. The Beach Club opens at 6 a.m. Tickets are free and must be picked up in person at the Beach Club (limit 8 per household) prior to the 4th. Only a limited amount of tickets are left. Residents must have tickets to get into the Beach Club before 3 p.m. At 10 a.m. there will be a bike and trike parade. The snack bar opens at 11 a.m. The lakeshore will be all open seating for the fireworks show. At 5 p.m. the amphitheater entertainment starts and SAMLARC approved food venders will be open. At 7 p.m. air cannon launches start. A low-level fireworks show begins on the lake at 9 p.m. For more information, call (949) 709-0013. Times are subject to change.
San Clemente: Fireworks begin at 9 p.m. from the end of the San Clemente Pier. (Marines and their families are invited to watch from the Marine Monument at Park Semper Fi. Tickets are required. No charge. For information, call 949-498-4958 or go to http://www.marinemonument.com.)
San Juan Capistrano: San Juan Capistrano Sports Park, 25925 Camino del Avion. A 4th of July spectacular will be hosted by the City of San Juan Capistrano from 3 – 9:30 p.m., which includes food, rides, games, and exhibits. Unlimited-use wristbands are on sale through July 1 for $20 at the Community Center. The wristbands and $1 tickets may also be purchased at the event. Family Style will perform classic rock ‘n’ roll from 6 – 9 p.m. A spectacular and moving fireworks display starts at 9 p.m. Bring lawn chairs and blankets but no bikes, barbeques or pets. Personal fireworks are illegal in San Juan; please do not bring any with you. Free parking is available in the Sports Park and on Camino del Avion. Call (949) 493-5911 for additional information.
San Bernardino County - Information provided through the San Bernardino County website.
- July 3rd
Pioneer Park, Lucerne Valley; approximate start time 9:00 p.m.
Homestead Valley Park, Landers; approximate start time 9:00 p.m.
Quake Stadium, Rancho Cucamonga; following the game
- July 4th
Yucca Valley Sports Park, Yucca Valley; approximate start time 9:00 p.m.
Maverick Stadium, Adelanto; following the game
Over the lake, Lake Arrowhead; approximate start time 9:00 p.m.
Fontana High School, Fontana; approximate start time 9:00 p.m.
San Bernardino County Fairgrounds, Victorville; approximate start time 9:00 p.m.
Brewster Park, Apple Valley; approximate start time 9:00 p.m.
Over the lake, Big Bear Lake; approximate start time 9:00 p.m.
University of Redlands, Redlands; approximate start time 9:00 p.m.
- July 5th
Lake Gregory, Crestline; approximate start time 9:00 p.m.
Over the lake, Silver Lakes; approximate start time 9:00 p.m.
Maverick Stadium, Adelanto; following the game
Riverside County - Information provided by the Riverside County Fire Department.
- July 3RD
9:30 pm, Lake Elsinore - Elsinore Storm (fireworks to follow baseball game) 500 Diamond Dr.
9 pm, Mira Loma - Jurupa Valley High School, 10551 Bellegrave
9:30 pm, Riverside - Riverside National Cemetery, 22495 Van Buren Blvd.
9 pm, San Jacinto - Soboba Casino, 23333 Soboba Rd.
8 pm, Beaumont - Stewart Park, 9th St. and Orange Ave.
8:45 pm, Big Bear Lake- Marina River Resort, 40770 Lakeview Dr.
9 pm, Canyon Lake - Skipper's Island, 22200 Canyon Club Dr.
9 pm, Lake Elsinore - off the levee after the Patriotic Boat Parade of Lights
9 pm, La Sierra - La Sierra Park, 5215 La Sierra
9 pm, Moreno Valley - Morrison Park, Dracaea Ave. and Morrison St.
9 pm, Palm Desert - Civic Center Park, 73510 Fred Waring Dr.
9:15 pm, Palm Springs - Palm Springs Stadium, 1901 E. Baristo Rd.
5-10 pm, Riverside - Evergreen Memorial Historic Cemetary, 14th and Pine St.
9 pm, Riverside - Mt. Rubidoux, 4706 Mt. Rubidoux St.
9 pm, San Jacinto - Valley-Wide Parks and Recreation, 901 W. Esplanade
9 pm, Temecula - Ronald Reagan Sports Park, 30875 Rancho Vista Rd.
- July 5TH
9 pm, Desert Hot Springs - Mission Lakes Blvd. and Little Morongo Rd.
9 pm, Vail Lake - Vail Lake Resort, 38000 Hwy 79 South (East of Temecula)