Patriotic parades, down-home fun and lots of fireworks are planned to celebrate American Independence on the Fourth of July.
Communities up and down Orange County have events planned, here is a listing of some of the many ways to celebrate on July 4.
You can also check out the Orange County Fire Authority’s listing of where professional fireworks shows are planned. And here is the information on the communities that allow safe and sane fireworks with some safety tips from the fire agency.
The Aliso Viejo Community Association hosts a Fourth of July celebration and fireworks show from 6 to 9 p.m. at Grand Park. The Skinny Little Twits will perform, there will be arts and crafts and other kids activities.
The Anaheim Hills Community Council hosts its annual day of activities. Events include the Firecracker run/walk beginning at 7 a.m. at Canyon High School’s lower field; the pancake breakfast from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. in the Canyon High cafeteria; and Yankee Doodle Dog Show at 9:30 a.m. in the outdoor amphitheater at Canyon High.
This year’s parade begins at 1 p.m.; it starts out from Canyon High’s lower parking lot area. Food booths will be open from 3 to 8:45 p.m. at Peralta Park where continuous entertainment is planned from 5 to 8:45 p.m. The spectacular fireworks show begins at 9 p.m. Information: anaheimhillscommunitycouncil.org.
Celebrate Independence Day at the 38th annual July 4 Country Fair at Brea City Hall and Park. A pancake breakfast hosted by the Kiwanis Club starts the day from 7 to 11 a.m.. Classic and unique rides will be on display in the car show from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The kiddie parade and dog contest are at 10:15. The Plunge is open for swimming for $2 from noon to 3 p.m. And entertainment and contests are planned throughout the event. Information: cityofbrea.net
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