Do something different this year to celebrate Independence Day. Ride with us to one of Southern California’s patriotic celebrations. Check out our top picks for live entertainment, parades, and fireworks displays all scheduled for July 4.

Big Bay Boom Fireworks Show – San Diego

California’s largest fireworks show is the Big Bay Boom in Downtown San Diego. The elaborately choreographed show is visible from multiple areas around the bay, including the Embarcadero and Seaport Village, which are both a short walk from the train station. Learn more.

Note: Requires a bus bridge connection from Irvine to Oceanside. Limited service available.

Disneyland® Resort Independence Day Fireworks Show – Anaheim

There are fireworks every night at Disneyland® Resort in Anaheim, but the show on Independence Day gives a special salute with patriotic music. While at the park, stop by the Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln, listen to live music played by military bands, and watch the flag retreat ceremony. Learn More.

Downtown Street Fair and Parade – Ventura

Head to Ventura for the 46th annual Fourth of July Street Fair & Pushem-Pullem Parade. This beloved community tradition invites guests to participate in a parade through the Downtown District with festive costumes and decorated bicycles, wagons, scooters, and other non-motorized vehicles. Learn More.

Fourth of July Celebration – Santa Barbara

Celebrate beachside in Santa Barbara. The city will host family-friendly events and activities on the waterfront throughout the day, including live music and dance performances. At the end of the day, there will be a 20-minute fireworks show that can be viewed from the beach. Learn More.

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