Long Beach 4th of July Celebrations

Let your freedom ring! Independence day is almost here and this year marks America’s 248th birthday. Whether you’re in the mood to see a spectacular firework show or run a 5K, there are dozens of events happening around the Long Beach and Orange County areas. Whatever you choose to do, show your patriotic spirit and enjoy the day of celebrating our nation!

Long Beach

Red, white, and blue is lighting up the sky this year! With a gentle reminder that fireworks are illegal in the city of Long Beach, there are plenty of safe and stunning alternatives. 

July 4th Queensway Bay Firework Show

The firework show in Queensway Bay is the main attraction in Long Beach city. This mesmerizing display can be observed from a few different locations for free:

  • Lions Lighthouse for Sight
  • Shoreline Village
  • Rainbow Harbor
  • Marina Green
  • The Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center parking lot

 The show starts at 9:00pm on July 4th. For more information, visit www.timeout.com/los-angeles/things-to-do/fourth-of-july-in-long-beach. 

Great American 4th Of July Kids Bike Parade

Justin Rudd is at it again, bringing this Long Beach traditional event back for another year! The annual 4th of July Kids Bike Parade will take place the morning of July 4th at 1 Granada Avenue in Belmont Shore. The festivities will start at 9:50 am with a Kids Patriotic Speech contest. The contest is free to enter, and kids must give a patriotic speech no longer than 90 seconds. $10 prizes will be given.  At 10 am the main event takes place – the bike parade! Though called the Kids Bike Parade, all ages are welcome to participate.  After the bike parade, there will be the Kids Patriotic Costume Contest at 10:30 am. For more information, click here! 

Big Bang On The Bay Fireworks

This light show, which can be seen from Naples, The Peninsula, and Alamitos Bay Marina, has been postponed until Labor Day this year. For more information click here

San Pedro

July 4th Spectacular

The annual Cabrillo Beach fireworks show has been canceled this year as well and replaced with a drone show that will take place on Saturday, July 6th. For more details, click here.


Let Freedom Ring Celebration

Join the City of Cerritos for the 51st Annual Let Freedom Ring Celebration! The day’s celebrations will be held at the Cerritos Civic Center beginning at 4 pm. The Firework Spectacular will take place at 9 pm, be sure to bring a blanket or chairs for the viewing. For more information, click here. 


Firecracker Run, Parade, And Fireworks

Over in Anaheim, indulge in a day of fun and festivities this 4th of July. The day’s events start off at 7 am at Canyon High School with the Firecracker 5K/10K Run/Walk. After the run, the Yankee Doodle Dog Show starts at 9 am, followed by the Patriotic Parade at 1 pm. For the afternoon, head to Peralta Canyon Park to enjoy countless vendor booths, food choices, live stage music, and more. The night will conclude with a beautiful firework display above Peralta Canyon Park at 9 pm. For more information and to register for the Firecracker Run, click here. 


Enjoy a day filled with Disney magic, leading up to one of the biggest firework displays in Orange County. If you can’t get a reservation or don’t want to buy a ticket, you can always watch the firework display for free from Downtown Disney! The show begins at 9:15p.m. so Disney recommends showing up early (possibly 2-3 hours early) for a good spot.

Huntington Beach

4th Of July Celebration

Surf City, USA is known every year as one of the most popular places to celebrate the 4th of July. This 4th, there is an entire day of festivities planned to celebrate the holiday. Start the day with the Surf City 5k Run from 6:30 am – 12:00 pm. At 10 am, the annual Independence Day Parade will take place – the largest Independence Day parade west of the Mississippi River! After the parade, the festivities continue at the Pier with live entertainment, family activities, food, and more. The night will conclude with the fireworks display, which will begin at 9 pm. Viewing from the street is free of charge. For more information, click here.

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