Posted By Heather Rusick on 7/1/11 2:14 PM


4th Of July Celebration

It’s time to celebrate America’s birthday, commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July, 4th 1776. This national holiday is celebrated with fireworks, barbeques, carnivals, festivals and more – what can I say, American's love their country!

In most counties fireworks are prohibited and just to make sure you don't get tempted to host your own fireworks show, I have found 4th of July events around Shea Apartment Communities. Most events are free, however, at some locations there may be food charges. Enjoy the fireworks!

Orange County Apartments

Dana Point apartments, there is an Independence Day Fireworks Extravaganza at the Dana Point Harbor, so don’t miss one of South Orange County’s best aerial fireworks displays right in your own back yard, show starts at 9:00PM. Local residents are encouraged to bike or walk to their favorite viewing spot to avoid the annual parking difficulties. For more information call 949.248.3530.

Fountain Valley apartments, Huntington Beach is hosting a three day 4th of July Parade & Pier Festival, from July 2 – 4, 2011. The event will be full of food, vendors, exhibitors, live entertainment and plenty of activities for you and your family. Go have some fun and make sure to stay for the firework show on Monday, it begins at 9:00PM.

Laguna Niguel apartments, the City of Laguna Niguel is having an all-day 4th of July celebration! It starts with swimming from 9:00AM - 5:00PM, followed by a Beach Boys and Beatles tribute at the Crown Valley Park Amphitheater at 6:00 – 8:00PM, and ending with a fireworks display at Laguna Niguel Regional Park starting at 9:00PM.

Free shuttle service will be available for the concert from 4:30-10:30PM. After the concert, join the community in a walk (3/4 mi. ea. way) to the Regional Park for a spectacular fireworks display. Seating is in the grass. Bring flashlights! For more information about this event call 949.425.5100.

Mission Viejo apartments, there will be a Street Faire and Fireworks Spectacular in your neighborhood, from 12:00 – 9:00PM. Held yearly on Olympiad Road and in the area adjoining Lake Mission Viejo, this Faire provides a classic Fourth of July celebration for the city of Mission Viejo. Rides, games, vendors, food, crafts and more make this event exciting for all ages, not to mention the great entertainment. The event climaxes at dusk in a spectacular fireworks display. If you would like to learn more please call 949.830.7066.

Aliso Viejo apartments, the Aliso Viejo Community Association presents a Fourth of July Celebration held at Grand Park from 6:00 – 9:30PM. This event is jam packed with fun, including live entertainment, bounce houses, face painting, carnival games, food and more.

Los Angeles County Apartments

Pasadena apartments, the Rose Bowl will be hosing their 85th Annual 4th of July Celebration, this event costs a little dinero but is all-day family fun! The event starts at 2:00PM and has everything for a great celebration, from live entertainment, food, music and more.

Cerritos apartments, join the City of Cerritos and the Let Freedom Ring Committee at the 38th Annual Let Freedom Ring Celebration. The celebration will be held on Monday, July 4th, at the Cerritos Civic Center. Festivities include food and game booths sponsored by local community organizations, rides, entertainment and a bell-ringing ceremony. The evening will culminate with a fireworks show at Cerritos High School at 9:00PM.

San Diego County Apartments

San Diego apartments, July 4th is your last chance to have some fun at the San Diego Fair. Go down and enjoy a day full of rides, exhibits, entertainment, food and more. End the night listening to the sounds of the Navy Band Southwest at 7:30PM, followed by a great fireworks display at 9:00PM – it can’t get much better than that! 

We would like to wish all of our residents a safe and happy 4th of July. What are you doing to celebrate?