Southern California Celebrates the Fourth of July With Parades, Fireworks

A day of red, white and blue parades turns into a night of spectacular fireworks

 Professional fireworks shows can be found Thursday night in communities throughout Southern California.

Safety officials are reminding revelers to take extra precautions when handling fireworks and encouraging them to attend public fireworks displays, instead of trying to create their own.

Only fireworks deemed "Safe and Sane" are allowed in 32 cities in Los Angeles County. To learn if your city is among those municipalities, click here. For more information on how to celebrate safely, visit

Below is a list of fireworks celebrations across Southern California.

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Artesia Park
12000 Block of South Street
Artesia, Ca
Fireworks begin at 9 p.m.

Calabasas High School
2855 W. Mulholland Highway
Calabasas, CA 91302
Gates open at 5 p.m., with fireworks at 9 p.m.
Celebration includes live music, rides,
crafts and games
$10 admission price includes parking,
entertainment and all activities;
Children under 2 are free
Tickets must be purchased in advance
818-880-6461 / 818-222-2782 / 818-224-1600

Castaic Lake Lower Lagoon
Independence Day celebration and fireworks
32132 Castaic Lake Dr.
Castaic, CA 91384
(661) 257-4050

Let Freedom Ring Celebration
Begins at 4 p.m., with fireworks at 9 p.m.
Free event open to the public
Cerritos Civic Center
18125 Bloomfield Ave. Cerritos, CA 90703
(562) 916-1254

Fireworks Spectacular at Pomona College
(Strehle Track)
333 North College Way
Claremont, CA 91711
Gates open at 6:30 p.m., concert begins at
6:45 p.m., Fireworks begin at 9 p.m.
Tickets available to purchase for
$8 pre-sale, $10 at the gate

Rosewood Park (parking lot of youth center)
2535 Commerce Way
Commerce, CA 90040
(323) 887-4427
Fireworks begin at 9 p.m.

Rowley Park (Baseball Field)
13220 S. Van Ness Ave.
(310) 217-9537
Fireworks begin at 9 p.m.

Huntington Park
Salt Lake Park
3401 E. Florence Ave.
Huntington Park, CA
1:00 pm – 10:00
Show begins at 9 p.m.

Irwindale Park
4th of July Fiesta and Fireworks Spectacular
Fiesta begins at noon, Fireworks at 9 p.m.
(626) 430-2224

Crescenta Valley
La Crescenta Elementary School
Gates open at 4 p.m.
Show Begins at 9 p.m.

La Habra
La Habra High School Stadium
801 W. Highlander Avenue
La Habra, CA
Gates open at 5:00 pm
Adults: $5 pre sale, $7 at gate
Children (3-12) $3 pre sale, $4 at gate

Lynwood City Park (Baseball Fields)
Bullis Road and Century Boulevard
Lynwood, CA 90262
Admission is free
Festivities begin at 3 p.m. – 9 p.m.
(310) 603-0220

Marina del Rey
Fireworks begin at 9 p.m. and are launched
from barge across the Marina's main channel
9:15 p.m.
Burton Chace Park
(13650 Mindanao Way) and Fisherman's Village
(13755 Fiji Way) are premier viewing locations
Parking fees range from $7 - $10
(310) 305-9545

Pico Rivera
El Rancho High School
6501 S. Passons Blvd.
Pico Rivera, CA 90660
Gates open at 6 p.m., live entertainment begins
at 7 p.m., fireworks at 9 p.m.
Parking and admission are free

1101 W. McKinley Ave.
Pomona, CA 91768
Monster trucks, motocross and fireworks
Gates open at 5 p.m., show starts at 8 p.m.,
Fireworks at 9:20 p.m.
Admission: price varies from $15 to $49,
Children 2 and under are free

Rosemead Park
4343 Encinita Ave.
Rosemead, CA 91770
Rosemead 4th of July Parade, Carnival,
5K begins at 8 am and $12 carnival wristbands
Fireworks Begins at 9 p.m.
(626) 569-2100

Santa Clarita
Westfield Town Center Mall
24201 West Valencia Blvd.
Valencia, CA 91355
Free fireworks spectacular
Begins at approximately 9 p.m.
(661) 250-3787

South El Monte
South El Monte High School
New Temple Park
1450 Lidcombe Ave.
South El Monte, CA 91733
(626) 579-2043
Waterslides, live boxing, basketball contests
and more. Celebration begins at noon and
ends at 9 p.m.

South Gate
South Gate Park
9615 Pinehurst Avenue
South Gate, CA 90280
Carnival begins at 5 p.m.
Tweedy Blvd. and Hildreth Ave.
and runs through entire weekend
Fireworks display at 9 p.m.

Stevenson Ranch
Dr. Richard Rioux Memorial Park
26233 W Faulkner Dr.
Stevenson Ranch, CA 91381
Festivities begin at 6 p.m., fireworks at 9 p.m.

Suzanne Park
625 Suzanne Rd
Walnut, CA 91789
Begins at 6 p.m.; enjoy face painting, games,
a pie-eating contest and more!
Fireworks start at 9 p.m.

JULY 5, 2013

Two Harbors Enterprises
Isthmus Cove Barge
9 p.m.

JULY 6, 2013

Irwindale Speedway
13300 Live Oak
Irwindale, California 91706
Adults $10, Children $5
Gates open at 5 p.m.
Fireworks at 9 p.m.

JULY 7, 2013

Agoura Hills
City of Agoura Hills
Agoura High School
Fireworks at 9 p.m.


1313 S. Harbor Blvd. 
Fireworks start at 9:30 p.m. (July 1-7)
(714) 781-4000

Peralta Canyon Park
115 N. Pinney
Pancake breakfast at 8 a.m.
Includes game booths and food
Fireworks start at 9 p.m.
Free shuttle bus to park available from Anaheim Hills Crossroads Shopping Center

Buena Park
Knotts Berry Farm
8039 Beach Blvd.
(714) 827-1776

Cypress, Los Alamitos, Rossmoor, Seal Beach
The Joint Forces Training Base
11200 Lexington Drive
Gates open at 4 p.m. for family fun zone and food court
Fireworks begin at 9 p.m.
Admission is free
Parking is $5
(714) 229-6700

Fullterton High School Stadium
700 N. Lemon
Free admission and parking
Includes games and food
Fireworks set to music start at 9 p.m.
(714) 738-3167  

Huntington Beach
108th Annual 4th of July Celebration
Includes parade at 10 a.m. on PCH to Main Street
Fireworks begin at dusk
VIP seats cost $10 but are limited

La Habra
La Habra High School Stadium
801 W. Highlander Ave.
Includes food and games
Gates open at 5 p.m., fireworks at 9:15 p.m.
(562) 905-9708

Seal Beach
Old Ranch Country Club
Firework display will be private

Yorba Linda
Veterans' Park (Yorba Linda Middle School)
4756 Valley View
Food and music begin at 5 p.m.
Fireworks start at 9 p.m.
(714) 961-7160

Costa Mesa
Mesa Verde Country Club
Fireworks display will be private

Emerald Bay
Private fireworks display will be shot off from a barge

Irvine High School
4321 Walnut St.
Festival starts at 3 p.m., includes field games and live music
Food available
Fireworks start at 9 p.m.
General admission is $12
Family tickets (2 adults + 4 children) are $40
(949) 724-0488

Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
8808 Irvine Center Drive
Live music from Super Diamond
Fireworks display includes salute to armed forces
(714) 755-5799,5,6,6&ProductionID=9949

Woodbridge Village Association
Fireworks display and festivities are private

Laguna Beach
Three Arch Bay
Fireworks display will be private

Laguna Beach
Irvine Cove
Fireworks display will be private

Newport Beach
Big Canyon Country Club
Fireworks display will start at dusk and be private

Newport Beach
Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort
1131 Back Bay Drive
Admission is $10 for 1 and $50 for 6
Firworks start at 9 p.m.
(949) 729-3863

City of Orange
Fred Kelly Stadium (El Modena High School)
3920 Spring Street
Includes live music and inflatable activities
Admission is $7
(714) 744-7278

Santa Ana
Santa Ana Country Club
Fireworks show will be private

Tustin High School Football Stadium
1171 El Camino Real
Admission and food are free
Fireworks start at 9 p.m.
(714) 573-3326

Aliso Viejo
Grand Park
Festivities start at 6 p.m.
Includes pie baking contest, games, bouce house and face painting
Fireworks with music start at dusk

Dana Point
Dana Point Harbor
Fireworks synched with radio music (88.5 FM KSBR) start at 9 p.m.
Free shuttle provided from Dana Hills High School
(949) 248-3530

Ladera Ranch
Founders' Park
Freedom Run and pancake breakstart start at 7:45 a.m.
Games and food start at 2 p.m.
Firework show begins at 9 p.m.

Laguna Niguel
Laguna Niguel Regional Park
Concert at Crown Valley Park Amphitheater goes from 6-8 p.m.
Join the community in 3/4 mile walk to park for fireworks at 9 p.m.
(949) 425-5100

Lake Forest
The Sun and Sail Club
Fireworks display will be private

Mission Viejo
Mission Viejo Country Club
Firworks display will be private

Missino Viejo
Olympiad Road (between Marguerite Parkway and Melinda)
Admission is free
Festivities start at noon
Fireworks start at 9 p.m.
(949) 830-7066.

Rancho Santa Margarita
Lago Santa Margarita Beach Club
21472 Avendia de las Fundadores
Residents must purchase tickets
Fireworks on lake start at 9 p.m.
(949) 858-1390

San Clemente
San Clemente Pier
(949) 361-8264

San Juan Capistrano
San Juan Capistrano Sports Park
25925 Camino del Avion
Festivities start at 3 p.m.
Includes food, games and exhibits
Fireworks begin at 9 p.m.
Free parking available in the Sports Park
(949) 493-5911


Apple Valley
Lenny Brewster Sports Center
21024 Otoe Road
Festivities start at 2 p.m.
Includes games, food, and live entertainment
Fireworks start a 9 p.m.
(760) 240-7000

Big Bear
Big Bear Lake
Fireworks over lake begin at 8:30 p.m.

Lake Arrowhead
28200 Highway 189
Fireworks go from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m.
(909) 337-2595

San Bernardino County Fairgrounds
14800 Seventh St.
Festivities start at 2
Includes police and fire rodeo, MMA fights, music and water slides
Admission is free
Fireworks start when dark
(760) 951-2200


Stewart Park
9th Street and Orange Avenue
Festivities including live entertainment start at 5 p.m.
Fireworks begin at 9 p.m.
(951) 769-8524

Santana Park
598 Santana Way
Festivities start at 4 p.m.
Includes food booths, and children's "Fun Zone"
Fireworks begin at 8:30 p.m.
(951) 736-2241

Evergreen Memorial Historic Cemetery
14th and Pine Street
Features food, tours, and fireworks
Goes from 5-10 p.m.
Admission is $5 for adults and $1 for kids
Nearby parking is $3
(951) 522-6462

Ronald Reagan Sports Park
30875 Rancho Vista Rd.
Lasts from 2-10 p.m.
Fireworks beig at 9 p.m.
Includes food, live music, and children's activities
Temecula, CA 92592


Camarillo High School
4660 Mission Oaks Blvd.
Festivities start at 4 p.m.
Includes live entertainment and food
Admission is $2, kids under 5 are free
Fireworks begin at 9 p.m.
(805) 388-5349

Channel Islands Harbor
15th annual parade starts at 10:30 a.m.
Includes food, inflatable jumpers, live entertainment and pony rides
Fireworks begin at 9 p.m.

Simi Valley
Rancho Santa Susana Community Park
5005 E. Los Angeles Ave.
Festivies are free and go from 2-10 p.m.
Includes live entertainment, fireworks, games and contests

Thousand Oaks
Janss Marketplace
275 N Moorpark Rd
Festivies start at 5 p.m.
Includes live music, bounce house, food and face painting
Fireworks begin at 9 p.m.
(805) 381-1247

Santa Paula
Harding Park
1314 E Harvard Blvd.
Fireworks begin at dusk

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