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  • Sunday, June 29, 2014


    Greater Orange celebrates the 4th

    July 3rd and 4th celebrations in Greater Orange

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

    Greater Orange kicks off Independence Day early with the City of Orange’s 18th 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 18th Annual 3rd of July Celebration will take place Thursday, July 3, 2014 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 18th Annual "3rd of July" Celebration are $7 for adults and children over two years old. 
     Tickets can be purchased at the Community Services Department, 230 East Chapman Avenue (corner of Grand Street) through 5:30 p.m. Thursday, July 3, 2014. Tickets will also be available for purchase at the event after 1:30 p.m. 

    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.

    Villa Park "Stars on Parade" debut
    The first Fourth of July "Stars on Parade" sponsored by the Villa Park Foundation and Thomas Real Estate Group will be wheeling through the streets of Villa Park on the Fourth of July morning.
    "Kids of all ages" are welcome to ride decorated bikes, trikes, scooters and wagons along the parade route lead by an OCFA engine. Adult "kids" with classic cars all dolled up in patriotic colors are also invited to attend.

    The 1.5 mile long parade starts lining up at Villa Park High School at 9:30 am and will start off at 10 am. with "prizes and surprises" promised along the way.

    ANAHEIM HILLS celebrates
    4th of July all day

    If you just can't get enough of the 4th of July then Anaheim Hills, a Greater Orange community, is the place for you.

    The Canyon Community will again play host for its city’s official 4th of July Celebration with a full day of activities including the annual 4th of July Parade.  This year the Anaheim Hills Community Council will honor Anaheim's Hero's. The parade's grand marshals will be Anaheim Police dog Burno and his human partner Anaheim Police Officer R.J. Young -plus  a special surprise Disney grand marshal.

    This year's “Firecracker” 5 /10K Run – 2K Walk  begins at  7:00 am and goes until 10:00 am at the Canyon High School track– 220 S Imperial Highway Anaheim Hills. Registration and information have been available online (see link below).

    Beginning at 8 am until 10:00 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.

    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. Prizes and awards given and the winners get to ride in the Firecracker July 4th Parade.

    At 5:00 pm it is the annual 4th of July Parade. The parade starts at Canyon High School and makes its way to Peralta Park at 115 N Pinney Dr., Anaheim Hills by proceeding  west on Santa Ana Canyon Rd ending at Pinney Drive. To see the parade route CLICK ON: PARADE

    Food Booths will be available between 3:00 pm – 8:45pm at Peralta Park. So forget the backyard BBQ! Bring your family, friends and neighbors to enjoy all the fabulous food. The park will also have live music entertainment  from 4:00 pm – 8:45 pm 

    The evening ends with a  spectacular fireworks display for your enjoyment beginning at 9:00 pm at Peralta Park.

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