Orange County

Weekend roundup

June 29 – July 4

Events + 4th of July


Huntington Beach Annual 4th of July Celebration and Fireworks Show

July 4. The largest celebration of independence in Orange County showcases the ongoing celebratory tradition of Fireworks Over The Ocean Presented by The Mayer Family. All beach viewing is open to the public, with limited paid tickets available for reserved seating on the pier. Tuesday, at 9 p.m. Tickets and more information can be found here.

Huntington Beach Annual 4th of July Celebration: Opening Night Block Party

June 30. The largest 4th of July event west of the Mississippi brings back all of its beloved traditions. The weekend of fun begins with the HB 4th Street Block Party – Festivities will feature an open-air concert downtown on Main Street featuring local legends The Ramsey Brothers, followed by Orange County’s own Redneck Rodeo. Friday, at 5 p.m. Main Street, Huntington Beach.

Rooftop Glow Party

July 4. Spend the 4th of July enjoying stunning panoramic views from Orange County’s highest coastal rooftop lounge. Guests will have front-row seats to a SoCal summer sunset and exclusive aerial views of Huntington Beach’s annual firework spectacular on the pier – all set to a soundtrack curated by a live DJ. Tuesday, from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. g 21100 Pacific Coast Highway, Huntington Beach.

Food + Drink

Iron Smoke Cocktail Experience

July 4. The Executive Lounge will host Iron Smoke, a curated cocktail experience that promises to be the weekend’s highlight. For $55 per person, guests can partake in a 45-minute smoke cocktail experience dedicated to the individual, their likings, and interests. The best part? All cocktails are smoked – hence the name “Iron Smoke.” Tickets can be found here. Tuesday, from 7 p.m. -11 p.m. 1775 S. Clementine Street, Anaheim.

Saffron Bakery Grand Opening

July 1. Saffron Bakery started in 2023 with the core belief of finding the perfect balance of flour, water, and salt. Now, it is finally time to welcome guests in full as the grand opening for the restaurant is set for this weekend. Bring the family and enjoy some wonderful baked goods. Monday-Friday, 7a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 23411 Aliso Viejo Parkway, Suite C, Aliso Viejo.

Tlayu Pop-up

July 1. One of the most exciting new pop-ups will be serving up tlayuda oaxaqueña with various protein options, as well as quesadillas, and more to enjoy. Start your weekend off right with traditional Oaxacan cuisine. Saturday, starting at 6 p.m. Alta Baja, 201 E. 4th Street, Santa Ana.

Shorebird Opens For Lunch

Now Available. Soak in the summer sun over a relaxing lunch at Shorebird – a coastal eatery that proudly presents a modern take on classic Americana flavors. Come and enjoy their delicious cuisine and refreshing drinks on their pristine waterfront patio all day long. Hours vary, check specific times on website. 2220 Newport Blvd, Suite 101, Newport Beach.

Arts + Culture

ArtWalk summer

DTSA Art Walk

July 1. Taking place the first Saturday of each month, the DTSA Art Walk is a free, all-ages, community-based art showcase. Join friends and neighbors for live music, live art, dancing under the stars, and over 20 art galleries and studios featuring rotating exhibits and more. Saturday, 6 p.m.-10 p.m. For details on the walk, including locations and more, please visit

Laguna Art-A-Fair Fine Art Festival

July 2. Nestled in beautiful Laguna Canyon, the Laguna Art-A-Fair is one of the premier fine arts summer destinations in O.C. The festival features over 100 award-winning fine artists and artisans from around the world. Two-dimensional media include oil, acrylic, watercolor, and mixed media. Three-dimensional media includes leather work, wood craft and wood sculpture. Sunday, at 10 a.m. 307 Cliff Drive, Laguna Beach.

Photo credits: Hunting Beach 4th of July courtesy of Gus Martinez. Huntington Beach 4th of July Parade by City of Huntington Beach. All other images are courtesy of the businesses and venues.

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