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  • Wednesday, July 01, 2015


    3rd & 4th RED, WHITE and BLUE

    July 3rd and 4th celebrations in Greater Orange as the City of 
    Orange kicks off the 4th with annual 3rd of July celebration
    Greater Orange kicks off Independence Day early with the City of Orange’s 20th Annual "3rd of July" Celebration. Begun in 1995, 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 20th Annual 3rd of July Celebration will take place Friday, July 3, 2015 at 4 p.m. at Orange Unified's Fred Kelly Stadium at El Modena High School, 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.

    Tickets for the  "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 2, 2014- The Orange City Hall complex will be closed Friday July 3rd.

    Tickets will also be available for purchase at the event after 1:30 p.m.  This year credit cards will be taken at the gate.

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

    Villa Park "Stars on Parade" July 4th community Parade

    Villa Park's hometown July 4th Parade theme is "Stars on Parade" as all tyypes of decorated bikes, trikes, scooters, wagons, strollers and classic cars wheel through the residential streets of Villa Park. 

    The 1.5 mile parade is led by a vintage fire engine.

    The fun starts with the line-up at Villa Park High School at 8:30 am on the Fourth of July.

    Orange Park Acres 4th of July celebrates 49 years
     The 49th Orange Park Acres 4th of July Parade's theme is "Independence in the Acres" .

    The fun starts on July 4th at 6:45 am with pre-registration for the OPA Pre-Parade 5/10K. The 10K starts at 7:45 am and the 5K starts at 8:00 am.

    The OPA July 4th Parade will step off at 9:30 am at Frank and Orange Park Blvd with Grand Marshall Laurie Marine.  The post-parade awards and annual barbeque will be held on the lawn of the Salem Church. The lunch tickets are only $5!

    For more information CLICK on: OPA 4th

    Anaheim Hills 4th of July extravaganza!!
    No community does 4th of July quite like Anaheim Hills. The Greater Orange community pulls out all the stops for a day packed with 4th of July events.  

    The official 27th annual 4th of July Celebration  starts with the  “Firecracker” 5 /10K Run – 2K Walk  with  late registration at 5:30 am- opening ceremonies start at 6:55 am followed by the 7:00 am timed race and the 900 am kids races. A prize for the best Uncle Sam and Lady Liberty dress will be awarded. The  Start line for all 5K and 10K events is on Santa Ana Canyon Road at the north end of Canyon High School by the athletic field at the Canyon High School track– 220 S Imperial Highway Anaheim Hills.

    Beginning at 7:30 am until 9:30 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.  This year the Canyon Football Team is partnering to bring the annual food feast to the community.

    This year the Yankee Doodle Dog Show also returns at 9:30 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 1:00 pm the Patriotic Parade with begin. This year's theme is "It's a Grand Old Flag". (For more info click on PARADE)

    The parade begins at Canyon High School and will run down the SOUTH SIDE/EASTBOUND LANES of Santa Ana Canyon Road and head EAST.  The parade will end at Quintana and Santa Ana Canyon Road. Parade viewing ONLY on the south side of Santa Ana Canyon Road AND on the CENTER MEDIAN.
    No parade viewing on the North Side of Santa Ana Canyon Road.

    The Peralta Park events including food booths will be between 3:00pm – 8:45 pm at Peralta Park. Bring your family, friends and neighbors to enjoy all the fabulous food. he park will also have entertainment  from 4:45pm – 8:45pm.  For information on the entertainment line up click on: MUSIC .

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

    For information regarding any of these events click on: AHCC

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