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  • Friday, June 30, 2017


    3rd and 4th of July Celebrations in Greater Orange

    a news service of
     Greater Orange Community Orgainization
    July 3rd and 4th celebrations across Greater Orange
    Greater Orange kicks off Independence Day early with the City of Orange’s 22nd 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  Annual 3rd of July Celebration is Monday July 3, 2017 with gates opening at 4 p.m. at Orange Unified's Fred Kelly Stadium at El Modena High School, 3920 East Spring StreetOrangeCA 92869.  The musical program starts at 8 pm with the fireworks show starting at 8:45 pm.

    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-not on the field.

    • 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 will also be available for purchase at the event after 1:30 p.m.  Credit cards maybe used at the gate.

    For more information please call the City of Orange Special Events   Hotline at (714) 744 -7278 or click on:
    3rd of July INFORMATION

    Orange Park Acres 4th of July
    The 51st Annual Orange Park Acres 4th of July Parade's theme is the fitting "Our Golden Year" .   
    For 51 years, OPA has shown Greater Orange what neighborhood patriotism is all about.

    The fun starts on July 4th at 6:30 am with pre-registration for the OPA Pre-Parade 5/10K. The 10K EPIC CHALLANGE race/walk starts at 7:15 am and the 5K starts at 7:45 am.

    The OPA July 4th Parade will step off at 9:30 am at Frank and Orange Park Blvd .

    The post-parade awards and annual barbeque will be held on the lawn of the Salem Lutheran Church .

    For more information CLICK on: OPA

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

    Villa Park's hometown July 4th Parade theme is "Stars on Parade" as all types 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.
    For more information click on: VPCS

     Anaheim Hills 4th of July extravaganza
    For shear size, 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 organized by the Anaheim Hills Community Council.

    The official 30th annual 4th of July Celebration  starts with the “Firecracker” 5 /10K Run – 2K Walk  starts with Opening Ceremonies at 6:55 am and race time at 7:00 am. 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.

    This year accurate times are assured with the use of race timing mats and chips.

    The kids 100/200 dash runs will be at 9 am at the Canyon H.S. Athletic Field.  

    Beginning at 7:30 am until 9:30 am in the Canyon H.S. cafeteria will be the 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 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. 

    At 1:00 pm the Patriotic Parade begins.  See the link below for more information and FAQ.

    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. The park will also have entertainment  from 5:00 pm – 8:45pm.  

    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: ACC

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