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  • Sunday, July 01, 2012


    Greater Orange 4th of July starts July 3rd

    Orange kicks off the 4th with annual 3rd of July celebration

    Greater Orange kicks off Independence Day early with the City of Orange’s 17th Annual "3rd of July" Celebration. Begun in 1996, the 3rd of July festival has grown into one of Orange County’s biggest Independence Day centered events that includes- live music, inflatable activities and that famous Orange hometown festival atmosphere all leading up to the grand finale in Fred Kelly Stadium featuring the Orange Community Master Chorale followed by Greater Orange’s most spectacular fireworks choreographed to music.

    The 17th Annual 3rd of July Celebration will take place Monday, July 3, 2012 at 4 p.m. at Orange Unified’s Fred Kelly Stadium at 3920 East Spring Street, Orange, CA 92869.

    Fred Kelly Stadium’s artificial turf requires special rules for everyone to enjoy. The following rules when attending the July 3rd activities apply:

    • Only blanket seating is allowed on the field.

    • Strollers, wheelchairs, wagons, or other wheeled items are only permitted in designated areas.

    • Lawn Chairs, food, drinks, seeds, gum, popcorn, hard-soled or high-heeled shoes are prohibited on the field.

    On-site staff may deem items not currently on this list as harmful to the field. If so informed, please help us by not bringing those items onto the field.

    Tickets for the 17th Annual "3rd of July" Celebration are $7 for adults and children over two years old. Tickets will be available for purchase at the event.

    For more information please call the City of Orange Special Events Hotline at (714) 744 -7278.

    ANAHEIM HILLS says “Thanks to our Troops” this 4th of July

    “Thanks To Our Troops” is the theme for this year’s Fourth of July celebration and begins at 5:30 a.m. with a 5/10K run – 2K walk at Canyon High School.

    The parade begins at 3:00 p.m. starting at Canyon High School, down Santa Ana Canyon Road and will end at N. Pinney. At Peralta Canyon Park expect fun for the entire family with food and game booths from 12:30 p.m. – 8:45 p.m., and entertainment from 3:00 p.m. – 8:50 p.m.
    A fireworks display will start at 9:00 p.m. For additional information, go to Canyon Hills Community Council website at

    Anaheim Hills to Host City of Anaheim’s Official 4th of July celebration
    Anaheim Hills, a Greater Orange community, will play host for its city’s official 4th of July Celebration with a full day of activities including a return of the 4th of July Parade. The day starts at Orange Unified’s Canyon Hills High School with the returning Firecracker 5/10K run 2K Walk beginning at 5:30 am.

    Beginning at 8 am until 10:30 am in the Canyon Hills H.S. cafeteria will be the Anaheim Hills Rotary Club’s famous Pancake Breakfast that includes hotcakes, sausage, orange juice, coffee and a whole lot of visiting with neighbors and friends all for only $4.00 for adults and teens and $3.00 for kids under 12 years old, with the proceeds going toward the annual fireworks show.

    This year the Yankee Doodle Dog Show also returns at 10 a.m. to Canyon High School. There are six fabulous dog-gone-good categories: Best Dressed Dog, Cutest Dog (35 lb. and under), Best Trick, Owner/Doggie Look-a-like, Bigger Cutest Dog (36 lb. and over) and Yankee Doodle Dog. There is a $7.00 entry fee per dog for the first category entered and $5.00 for each additional category. Prizes and awards given and the winners get to ride in the Firecracker July 4th Parade.

    At 3:00 pm the 4th of July Parade starting at Canyon High School and making is way to Peralta Park at 115 N Pinney Dr., Anaheim Hills. The parade starts at Canyon High and proceeds west on Santa Ana Canyon Rd ending at Pinney Drive.

    Shuttle busses are planned to run from 5:00 pm until 10:30 pm every 15 minutes from the Anaheim Hills Crossroads Shopping Center to Peralta Park and from the park back to shopping center.

    “Firecracker” 5 /10K Run – 2K Walk and Product/Health Fair – 5:30 – 10:00am
    At Canyon High School – 220 S Imperial Highway Anaheim Hills. Registration and information is available online Registration and packet pickup June 29th 3pm to 7pm and June 30th , 9am to 7pm at the East Anaheim Community Center, 8201 E Santa Ana Canyon Rd., Anaheim (Cross streets Santa Ana Canyon and Roosevelt). 5K & 10K race starts promptly at 7:00am (Register from 5:30am to 6:30am – warm ups at 6:30am). 5K/2K Walk starts at 7:30am (Register from
    6:30am to 7:00am – warm ups at 7:00am). Discount Pancake Breakfast for Run/Walkers only. The run is followed by a healthy lifestyle product and health fair 6:30 – 10:00am.

    Pancake Breakfast – 8:00 – 10:30am at the Canyon High School Cafeteria
    Bring the family and friends to enjoy pancakes, sausage, orange juice and fresh coffee all cooked up by our Anaheim Hills Rotary Club. Cost is $4.00 for adults and $3.00 for kids under 12. Proceeds benefit our spectacular fireworks display at Peralta Park. Chair Tony Siragusa 714-281-8930.

    Yankee Doodle Dog Show – 10:00am at Canyon High School
    Six fabulous categories - Best Dressed Dog, Cutest Dog (35lb. & under), Best Trick, Owner Doggie Look-a-like, Bigger Cutest Dog (36lb. & over) and Yankee Doodle Dog. $7.00 entry fee per dog for the first category entered and $5.00 for each additional category.

    Prizes and awards given and the winners get to ride in our July 4th Parade. Register onsite the day of the event. Chair Marc Schissler 714-609-4550.

    Food Booths – 12:30 – 8:45pm at Peralta Park
    Forget the backyard BBQ! Bring your family, friends and neighbors to enjoy all the fabulous food. Chair Bernadette Clay 714-921- 0446.

    Fourth of July Parade – Don’t Miss This!!! 3:00pm start at Canyon High.
    This parade will remind you of yesteryear! You will thrill as you hear bands, see your neighbors and stand with pride as Old Glory passes by. Tell your friends and neighbors and join the fun. Make sure to mark your spot along the route early! The parade starts at Canyon High and proceeds west on Santa Ana Canyon Rd ending at Pinney. Chair Lucille Kring 714-636-4424 or

    Entertainment – 3:00 – 8:50pm at Peralta Park
    We will feature fabulous entertainment at the Peralta Park. Come relax and enjoy the holiday. Chair Paul Beckman 714-926-0512.

    Fireworks Show – 9:00pm at Peralta Park
    Pyro-Spectacular will present a spectacular fireworks display for your enjoyment. Chair Paul Beckman 714-926-0512. Shuttle busses will run from 5:00pm until 10:30pm. Busses will operate every 15 minutes from the Anaheim Hills Crossroads Shopping

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