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OC Supervisor Katrina Foley, 2nd District
July 2, 2021 Volume 1 Issue 14
Dear Neighbor:

Dear Neighbor: 

Happy Independence Day! 

This year, our celebration takes on a new meaning as we reopen and celebrate our independence from Covid19 protocols and restrictions. 

This week our OC Health Care Agency announced that 70% of Orange County residents age 18 and older have now received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, reaching a huge milestone for the CountyIn District 2 we hit 72% of all adults with at least one shot! Let’s keep working to increase those vaccination rates so we can all get back to living our best lives.

We kicked off the 4th of July weekend in Huntington Beach today opening the Huntington Beach Festival and carnival

To help you celebrate, please see below some key in-person events across the district, and some virtual options as well.

Happy Independence Day! Please stay healthy, call for a ride if you celebrated too much, and only support safe and sane fireworks.

Supervisor, District Two
Orange County Board of Supervisors


To help the Second District celebrate the Fourth of July, Team Foley put together a list of key events across the district! Events begin as early as Thursday, July 1st, so please check dates and times. 

Don’t forget: Let us know how you’re celebrating the Fourth in your communities! Tag Team Foley on social media. #D2Celebrates


Knott’s Berry Farm 4th of July Fireworks
Where: Knott’s Berry Farm
When: July 3 & July 4, 2021


Mesa Del Mar, Paularino and Mesa Verde neighborhoods will all host their annual neighborhood parades beginning at 10 am at Sonora, Paularino and Adams schools.

Decorate your bikes, strollers, and golf carts. Fun in the parks to follow.

There are great locations around Costa Mesa to watch fireworks, including:

Newport Dunes

If you live in East Side Costa Mesa you can see the fireworks at night.

Mesa Verde Area:

Where: The top of Estancia Park (1900 Adams Avenue, Costa Mesa, 92626)
When: Approximately 9:30 PM

Activities: See the show put on by the Mesa Verde Country Club!

Westside Costa Mesa: 

Where: Victoria Vista Park (1200 Victoria St, Costa Mesa, CA 92627)
When: You’ll be able to watch the fireworks show from Huntington Beach!


Salute To America
Where: Cypress College – 9200 Valley View Street
When: July 2, 2021 6:30 – 9:30 PM

Activities: This drive-up event includes live music by Electric Vinyl and a fireworks display. Registration is required. No concessions will be available.


Summer Concert in the Park

Where: Fountain Valley Sports Park, 16400 Brookhurst St., Fountain Valley, CA
When: July 1st, 2021 6:00 – 8:00 PM


4th of July Celebration
Where: Huntington Beach Neighborhoods and Downtown
When: July 4th, 2021, (All Day)

Activities: The biggest 4th of July Parade in Orange County is back!

There will be a parade caravan traveling through Huntington Beach neighborhoods on the morning of the 4th of July, and a city-wide decorating contest for residents and businesses. There will also be a Pier Plaza Festival with vendors, a Ferris wheel, and a 12,000 square foot beer and wine garden. The Surf City 5K run will feature staggered start times on a course along Goldenwest and into Central Park, and fireworks will begin in the evening at 9:00 PM.


Virtual Run for Fun Race (ending on Independence Day!)
Where: Anywhere
When: Register by July 1st, race ends July 4th

Activities: Race to Independence Day with the first ever La Palma Virtual Run for Fun Race! Sign up today for a 5K or 10K run or walk! Complete your race at your pace and receive a Virtual Run for Fun T-shirt! A portion of the registration fees will be donated to the La Palma Kiwanis Club, a founding partner of this event. 

All sign-ups are final, cancellations / refunds will NOT be offered. Registration ends Thursday, July 1, 2021.


Fourth of July Porch Parade

Where: Decorate the front porch of your home or business with a holiday theme!
When: Decorations must stay up until July 5th, 2021.


Drive-Up 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular
Where: Los Alamitos Joint Forces Training Base
When: July 4, 2021; 7:15 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Activities: Reservations are required and open on June 11, 2021. The Joint Forces Training Base will be allowing cars to enter at the Lexington and Orangewood Gates to park on-site and enjoy the annual fireworks display from the comfort and safety of your car. Gates open at 7:15 p.m. Fireworks begin at 9:00 p.m. Guests are asked to stay in their cars for the event or stand in front of their vehicle only.


10th Annual 4th of July for Families
Where and When: W. Balboa Blvd. & 36th Street (9:00 AM bike parade)
Channel Place Park – 4400 Channel Place (9:30 – 11:30 AM community festival)

Activities: Carnival Games + Arts & Crafts + Lawn Games & Music + Food for Sale


48th Annual Mariners Park Independence Day Celebration
Where and When: 10:30 on the corner of Commodore and Mariners Drive
Celebration 11:00AM – 1:30PM

Activities: Food trucks, Live music, free entertainment, eating contests, lawn games, puppet show

Independence Day on the Back Bay
Where: Newport Dunes
When: July 4th Weekend

Activities: Guests will enjoy a weekend full of events and fun including swimming, watersports, inflatable water park, and more. Fireworks show on 4th of July. $60



If you’re looking to celebrate virtually this year, there are great options as well!

1. PBS’s A Capitol Fourth

Begins at 5:00 PM PT
Where to watch: KCET 28

The show will feature Patti LaBelle and performances by the Temptations, John Fogerty and the National Symphony Orchestra, among others.


2. Macy’s Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular

Begins at: 5:00 PM PT
Where to watch: NBC 4 Los Angeles


3. Visit a National Park – virtually!

Begins at: 24/7
Where to watch: Find your favorite national park live feed here!

Fourth of July isn’t just about fireworks! It’s also about celebrating the many splendors of our country. The National Park Service has created a page where you can access live feeds from cameras in national parks across the country from your living room!

Watch a curious Peregrine Falcon in Shenandoah National Park or view Half Dome in California’s very own Yosemite National Park. Let’s celebrate nature!


4. Learn more about the Declaration of Independence from the National Archives!

The National Archives in Washington D.C. are hosting a virtual, all-day, kid-friendly event for young viewers to learn about American history from archivists and historic figures (in costume!)

View the full schedule here!


  1. Team building exercises and games for the Fourth
  2. 43 fun Fourth of July crafts for kids
  3. Fun Fourth of July recipes from OC Register
  4. A great video from PBS Kids on the history of Independence Day
  5. Party recommendations from Delish
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