IRVINE: Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, 8808 Irvine Center Drive, will present the Pacific Symphony performing patriotic favorites and will salute the U.S. Armed Forces. Big band Big Bad Voodoo Daddy will join the Pacific Symphony playing the high-energy swing rhythms from the 40’s and 50’s. Then the night sky will explode with spectacular fireworks to end a spectacular evening. Tickets may be ordered from the Pacific Symphony at (714) 755-5799 or online at www.pacificsymphony.org.
SANTA ANA: Family style fun and a spectacular fireworks show at the City of Santa Ana’s 2014 Independence Day Celebration at Centennial Park from 4-9:30pm. The Independence Day celebration will feature live performances by the Rockabillys, Mango Band and Santa Ana High School. The celebration will feature a History Walk with costumed characters from our nation’s history educating children, a kid’s zone play area with three bounce houses and games, civil war cannons and recognition of our Armed Forces. The fireworks show will begin at 9pm. Bring a picnic basket or enjoy the various food vendors throughout the park. Admission is free and guests are encouraged to arrive early to find a spot in the park.
CITY OF ORANGE: Fred Kelly Stadium at El Modena High School, 3920 Spring Street, will be the site of the 19th Annual 3rd of July celebration which will be held on Thursday, July 3, at 4:00 p.m. The celebration includes live music, interactive games, entertainment, delicious food from local non-profit groups, a patriotic musical performance by the Orange County Master Chorale that leads up to a spectacular fireworks show. Tickets are $7.00 per person, children ages two and under are free. For information call (714) 744-7278.
ANAHEIM: Canyon High School, 220 S. Imperial Hwy. “An American Celebration” will be held on Friday, July 4, in Anaheim Hills. They will start the day with the “Firecracker Run 5K/ 10K at 7 a.m. at the Canyon High School track. This will be followed by a Pancake Breakfast from 8:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. with the Yankee Doodle Dog Show at 10:00 a.m. at the high school. A parade will start at 5:00 p.m. at Canyon High going down Santa Ana Canyon Road ending at Pinney. At the park, food booths will be in operation from 3:00 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. with entertainment from 6:00 p.m. – 8:50 p.m. A firework display will start at 9:00 p.m.
TUSTIN: Tustin High School Football Stadium, 1171 El Camino Real. The City of Tustin will hold a 4th of July celebration. The event is free and starts at 6:30 p.m. with music by the band Swing Cats and Swing Kittens. Tustin High School Boosters will be providing food. Parking is very limited and entrance is on San Juan. Fireworks start at 9:00 p.m. For information call (714) 573-3326 or log on to www.tustinca.org.
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