Celebrating July 4th in Newport Beach

Unfurl your American flags, deck out your bike, cruisers, scooters, wagons and strollers with patriotic pinwheels, and proudly wear your favorite red, white and blue garb (along with your favorite leashed pooches) to celebrate our Independence Day on Thursday, July 4.

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Fireworks Extravaganza at Newport Dunes begins at 9 p.m.

Here is a list of Fourth of July celebrations, happening day and night. Fireworks are illegal in the City of Newport Beach. For street closures and parking, a map of the Safety Enhancement Zone on Balboa and other important information as to what is allowed and what is prohibited, visit the Newport Beach Police Department’s website here. For a helpful community hand-out, click here.

Wishing you a safe and happy 4th of July holiday!

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Family fun (including pooches) awaits at the annual 4th of July is for Families bike parade and festival

13th Annual 4th of July is for Families – Newport Peninsula Bike Parade and Community Festival. The bike parade begins at 9 a.m. at 36th Street Park and heads down Balboa Boulevard to Channel Place Park, ending at a free festival including carnival games, arts & crafts, lawn games and music, and food for sale from Chronic Tacos. Participants are encouraged to decorate bikes, scooters, wagons and strollers and to bring their dogs, who must be kept on leashes. The festival runs from 9:30-11:30 a.m. For the bike parade, the road is closed to westbound vehicular traffic from 8:30-9:30 a.m. This is a free event. For more information, call 949.644.3151, or visit www.newportbeachca.gov.

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Kids are encouraged to decorate their “wheels” for the Mariners Family Bike Parade and Celebration

51st Annual 4th of July Family Bike Parade and Celebration – The Mariners and Dover Shores community is organizing an amazing bike parade down Mariners Drive starting at 10:30 a.m. at Santiago Drive and Mariners Drive and will end at Dover Drive. Youngsters and the Young at Heart are encouraged to decorate their bikes and dress up in their favorite “Americana.” Immediately following the parade, Tommy Peacock and his band will perform at Mariners Park until 1 p.m. TK Burger, Mom’s Kitchen and Kona Ice will be on site, and their food will be available for purchase.

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Mike and Janelle Starkweather’s “Manalea” is a past Old Glory Boat Parade winner

Old Glory Boat Parade – The annual Old Glory Boat Parade is sponsored by the American Legion Yacht Club and American Legion Post 291. It is being held in Newport Harbor and this year’s theme is “Stars, Stripes and Sails.” Leading the parade will be ALYC club boat Valor with Grand Marshal Newport Beach Mayor Will O’Neill, followed by VIP boats filled with active duty servicemembers and veterans. The parade begins at 1 p.m. off the east end of Lido Isle and winds through the harbor until 3:30 p.m. To register (anyone can enter and it’s free) sign-up at https://alyc.com/event-5601564. For more information and parade route map, call 949.673.5002, or visit https://alyc.com/event-5037350.

Fourth of July Coastal Flyover – The Condor Squadron Officers’ and Airmen’s Association, a non-profit organization founded by group of WWll fighter pilots, will fly AT-6s over Huntington Beach, Newport Beach, Laguna Beach, Dana Point and San Clemente. They will fly over Newport Beach around 5:35 p.m. The flyover was arranged by the City of San Clemente.

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Enjoy Newport Dunes all July 4th (gates open at 8 a.m.), culminating with the fireworks show

Fireworks Extravaganza – The City of Newport Beach is co-sponsoring a Fireworks Extravaganza with Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort. The fireworks show begins at 9 p.m. at Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort at 1131 Back Bay Drive. The public can walk into the evening fireworks show for free. The Newport Dunes’ gates will open at 8 a.m. on July 4 and there will be a $50 per car parking fee at the gate for first-come, first-served spaces. Call 949.729-DUNE (3863), or visit www.newportdunes.com for more information about activities the Dunes will offer.


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