OC 4th of July Fireworks
OC 4th of July Fireworks

9 Dazzling Places to See 2021 Fourth of July Fireworks in OC

Boom! Fourth of July Plans Solved With These Spectacular Displays

Everyone knows that the Fourth of July in Orange County is a blast (no pun intended). There are few things more beautiful than watching the fireworks cascade over the Pacific Ocean with palm trees standing tall in the background. If you don’t have plans yet, or can’t figure out what to do this year, then take a look at these options to guarantee you have top-notch plans for this year’s Independence Day. 4th Fireworks Orange County

4th Fireworks Orange County

1 | Disneyland 

Come one, come all! Disneyland is the place to be this Fourth of July. Celebrate with the honorable and proud 1st Marine Division Band, who will be performing at 4:50 p.m. on Main Street USA. At 9:30 p.m., the skies will sparkle for the first time since Disneyland’s reopening with the return of Mickey’s Mix Magic Firework display. You’ll be thrilled to be celebrating the land of the free and the home of the brave with Mickey and Minnie. 

1313 Disneyland Dr
Anaheim, CA 92802

4th Fireworks Orange County

2 | City of Mission Viejo

For those living in the Mission Viejo area, a gorgeous fireworks display will be centered around the Marty Russo Youth Athletic Park at 9 p.m. Viewers are prohibited from gathering around the park, but will be able to view this spectacle from parks and high elevations along Marguerite, Melinda, Alicia, and Olympiad. Limited parking will be available around the park for vehicle viewing, so plan ahead!  

Olympiad between Marguerite, Melinda, and Alicia
Mission Viejo, CA 92692


3 | San Clemente Pier

Head down south for a flyover by the Condor Squadron and a spectacular fireworks display at the San Clemente Pier. Four AT-6 aircraft World War II trainers will appear in the skies at 5:55 p.m. on the fourth for five minutes only. The end of the pier will close on July 3 and the entire pier will close on July 4 for the day in preparation for a fireworks display at 9:00 p.m. 

611 Avenida Victoria
San Clemente, CA 92672


4 | Huntington Beach Pier

Cruise to Huntington for their annual Huntington Beach Fourth of July Celebration! Food vendors, entertainment, family activities and much more will be available all day long. The parade will start at 8 a.m. and end at noon, and the Fireworks Over the Ocean event will begin at 9 p.m. This fireworks display is sure to be nothing short of spectacular!

200 Main Street
Huntington Beach, CA 92648


5 | Cruise Newport Beach

If anyone knows how to party on the fourth, it’s the Newport Peninsula. Hop on a cruise from 1-3:30 p.m., 4-6:30 p.m., or 7-9:30 p.m. for the fireworks cruise. Tickets are $65 per person and are flying fast! Cruise along the Newport Harbor and see all of the beautiful sights Newport Beach, Corona Del Mar and Laguna Beach have to offer. Keep your eyes peeled for dolphins and whales, because they’ll likely be nearby! Once the sun goes down, you will experience one of the largest fireworks displays in Southern California. Ahoy!

400 Main St
Newport Beach, CA 92661


6 | Dana Point Harbor

Attention Spotify users! Tune in at 9 p.m. to bit.ly/DPFireworks and listen to the synchronized musical playlist provided for a full Fourth of July experience. Turn your attention to the sky above Doheny State Beach to experience the show, and you’ll be a part of one of the biggest and best firework shows in Orange County. 

25300 Harbor Drive
Dana Point, CA 92629

7 | Dana Point Fireworks Cruise 4th Fireworks Orange County

Hop aboard a boat this fourth to view the firework show mentioned above up close. Seating is limited, so be sure to make a reservation. There are two companies offering cruises, Dana Wharf Sportfishing & Whale Watching and Capt. Dave’s Dolphin & Whale Watching Safari. Each company offers a variety of cruises, ranging from a dinner cruise to a simple display cruise. 

34675 Golden Lantern
Dana Point, CA 92629

8 | City of San Juan Capistrano

For our friends a little further south, check out the San Juan Capistrano Fourth of July carnival, music and fireworks display. The festival opens its doors at 12 p.m. and features picnic games, food vendors, exhibit booths and several activities for the kids. An amazing fireworks display will take place at 9 p.m. and the carnival closes at 10:30 p.m.

25925 Camino Del Avion
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675

4th Fireworks Orange County

9 | Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort

Food, live music and fireworks, what more would you want on the Fourth of July? Feel the good vibes at Newport Dunes’ Independence on the Back Bay. Live music starts at 3 p.m. by DJ Pries and Safety Orange, and fun lawn games, food trucks, and water park rentals will be available! The general admission cost is free, but all-day beach parking is $50. Doors open at 8 a.m., and the fireworks begin at 9 p.m., giving you an entire day of fun at The Dunes!

1131 Back Bay Dr
Newport Beach, CA 92660

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