Best 4th of July 2012 Firework Shows in OC and Los Angeles

2012 OC LAWondering where to see the best fireworks this 4th of July 2012 in Southern California? Well, you’ve arrived at the right place.

I’ve compiled a list of the best free firework shows in Orange County and Los Angeles County.

In most cases the fireworks shows are free for spectators, but in a few places there may be a small charge, I’ll indicate that in the description.

Remember, this year 4th of July is mid-week Wednesday so expect lots of people to stay local to view fireworks.

Finding a place near you should be easy with the list below.

Best 4th of July fireworks shows in Orange County

  • Huntington Beach – 108th Annual 4th Of July Parade at 10am.  Fireworks at 9pm
  • Dana PointDoheny State Beach – Fireworks Show – 9pm
  • Fullerton – Fullerton High School Stadium – Fireworks Show 9 pm
  • La HabraLa Habra High School Stadium – 4th Of July Celebration –Fireworks – 9pm
  • TustinTustin High School Stadium – Fireworks at 9pm

Best 4th of July fireworks in Los Angeles County

  • AlhambraAlmansor Park – 4th Of July Fireworks at 9pm
  • Chino HillsBig League Dreams Sports Park – 4th Of July Picnic – 11am to 2pm
  • Diamond Bar Lorbeer Middle School – 5 pm to 9 pm  Fireworks at 9pm
  • Los AngelesMemorial Coliseum – 4th Of July Fireworks – 9 pm
  • Monterey ParkBarnes Park – 4th of July Celebration – Fireworks at 9pm

Note that these are not all of the firework shows, there are a few others but those charge a fee and are not in an area that can be viewed easily from a “free” areas. Some like the Queen Mary fireworks show, although a paid event if viewed from the Queen Mary area, is easily veiwable from many parts of the Long Beach harbor.

Have a safe and fun 4th of July!


Ramon is a long time resident of Southern California and an expert in online advertising as well as an avid photographer. He runs as well as other local photography sites like, and Coolest-Travel-Pictures.

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