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Fun And Fireworks On The 4th Of July

June 30, 1989|Clipboard researched by Rick VanderKnyff / Los Angeles Times, Graphics by Doris Shields / Los Angeles Times

ANAHEIM 1. What: California Angels vs. Texas Rangers baseball game, followed by fireworks display. Where: Anaheim Stadium, 2000 State College Blvd. Time: 6 p.m. game; fireworks show to follow. Admission: $3-$9 ($1 for children general admission). Parking: Stadium parking lot. Information: (714) 634-2000. BUENA PARK 2. What: Fireworks show. Where: Bellis Park, 7171 8th St. Time: 8:30 p.m. Admission: Free. Parking: At park and on surrounding streets. Information: (714) 821-1010. DANA POINT 2. What: Offshore fireworks show, games, live music and other activities. Where: Heritage Park, end of Old Golden Lantern. Time: 5 p.m. activities; 9 p.m. fireworks. Admission: Free. Parking: At park and on surrounding streets (fireworks, fired from a barge off Doheny Beach, will be visible from entire Dana Point Harbor area). Information: (714) 643-0779. FOUNTAIN VALLEY 3. What: Orange County Fiesta continues with carnival rides, cook-offs, arts and crafts show, auto show and '50s rock acts, topped with the county's largest aerial fireworks show on Tuesday. Where: Mile Square Park, Brookhurst Street and Heil Avenue. Time: Today through Tuesday, 11 a.m. to midnight. Fireworks show Tuesday at 9 p.m. Admission: $3 general, $2 for seniors and military personnel in uniform, $1 for juniors (6-10 years old), free for children 5 and younger (Fiesta is in one corner of park; rest of park is open free for viewing fireworks). Parking: Limited parking available at park; signs will direct visitors to other parking areas in vicinity. Information: (714) 962-4441. HUNTINGTON BEACH 4. What: Fireworks show, live band music. Where: Huntington Beach High School Stadium, 1905 Main St. Time: Entertainment at 7 p.m.; fireworks at dusk. Admission: $3 (children 2 and under free). Parking: High school parking lot; City Hall parking lot; legal street parking in vicinity. Information: (714) 960-8899. IRVINE 5. What: Irvine Police Officers Assn. fireworks show, featuring South Coast Symphony and other entertainment. Where: Irvine High School Stadium, 4321 Walnut Ave. Time: 3 p.m. gates open; 5 p.m. entertainment; 9 p.m. fireworks. Admission: Family tickets are $25 (advance sale only); individual prices are $8 for adults and $4 for children 12 or younger and seniors. Children 4 and younger are admitted free. Parking: Available at stadium and high school, city park and on street. Information: (714) 786-7741. LAGUNA BEACH 7. What: Fireworks show. Where: North end of Main Beach, Coast Highway and Broadway. Time: Dusk. Admission: Free. Parking: At various downtown parking lots. Information: (714) 497-3311. LAGUNA HILLS 8. What: Pacific Symphony concert, fireworks show. Where: Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre, 8800 Irvine Center Drive, Laguna Hills. Time: 6 p.m. gates open; 8:30 p.m. performance. Admission: $8-$39.50, available at Ticketmaster locations. Parking: Amphitheatre parking lot. Information: (714) 855-8096. LAGUNA NIGUEL 9. What: Summerfest '89, featuring 10- and 5-kilometer run, 3-kilometer walk, pancake breakfast, games, entertainment, chili cook-off, horseshoes tournament and fireworks over lake at nearby Laguna Niguel Regional Park. Where: Crown Valley Community Park, 29831 Crown Valley Parkway. Time: 6 a.m. registration for run; events continue through day with fireworks at 9 a.m. Admission: Free. Run and walk registration $6-$12. Parking: Limited parking in park; legal street parking in vicinity. Information: (714) 831-9622. LOS ALAMITOS 10. What: Fireworks show. Where: Armed Forces Reserve Center, Katella Avenue at Lexington Drive. Time: Gates open at 7 p.m.; display at 9 p.m. Admission: Free. Parking: At Katella/Lexington entrance; overflow parking at Los Alamitos Racetrack. Information: (714) 827-8670. MISSION VIEJO 11. What: Street fair with crafts, games, entertainment, refreshments; fireworks show. Where: North Lake Mission Viejo, along Olympiad Road. Time: 2 p.m. street fair; 9 p.m. fireworks. Admission: Free. Parking: Mission Viejo Youth Athletic Park, north of Olympiad Road. Information: (714) 837-6050. NEWPORT BEACH 12. What: Fireworks show. Where: Newport Dunes Aquatic Park, 1131 Back Bay Drive. Time: 9 p.m. Admission: $2 adults, $1 children under 12 (fireworks can be seen from surrounding area). Parking: At aquatic park; legal street parking in vicinity. Information: (714) 644-0510. PLACENTIA 15. What: Fireworks show, entertainment, games. Where: Bradford Stadium, Valencia High School, Bradford and Madison avenues. Time: 6 p.m. community softball game; 7 p.m. games; 7:45 p.m. entertainment; 9 p.m. fireworks. Admission: $3 adults, $1 children under 12. Parking: At Valencia High School and on surrounding streets. Information: (714) 993-8232. SAN CLEMENTE 16. What: Fireworks show. Where: San Clemente Pier, Avenida del Mar. Time: Dusk. Admission: Free. Parking: Small parking lot, street parking. Information: (714) 361-8200. SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO 17. What: Fireworks show, softball games, entertainment. Where: Marco Forster Junior High School, 25601 Camino del Avion. Time: 4:30 p.m. softball games; 5 p.m. children's games; 6 p.m. entertainment; 8:45 p.m. fireworks. Admission: Free (bring beach chairs and blankets). Parking: At school and along Camino del Avion. Information: (714) 493-5911. SANTA ANA 18. What: Fireworks show, '50s and '60s entertainment. Where: Eddie West Stadium, Civic Center Drive and Flower Street. Time: Gates open 3:30 p.m.; fireworks 9 p.m. Admission: $6 adults, $4 children 6-12 years old, children 5 and under free. Parking: Stadium parking lot. Information: (714) 647-6561. TUSTIN 19. What: "I Love America" fireworks show and entertainment. Where: Tustin High School Stadium, 1171 El Camino Real. Time: 6:30 p.m. entertainment; 8:45 p.m. fireworks. Admission: Free. Parking: High school and surrounding streets. Information: (714) 544-8890, extension 220. OTHER CELEBRATIONS HUNTINGTON BEACH What: 85th annual Huntington Beach Parade and related events. Where: Pancake breakfast and 8-kilometer run at Yorktown Avenue and Main Street; parade begins at 6th Street and Acacia Avenue, will run north on Main to Yorktown Avenue and east on Yorktown to Lake Street. Time: Pancake breakfast 7 to 11 a.m.; run 8:30 a.m.; parade 10 a.m. Admission: Free for parade; $16 entry fee for run (includes shirt). Parking: Side streets near parade route. Information: (714) 960-8899. LA PALMA What: 5- and 10-kilometer runs, pancake breakfast. Where: City Hall, 7822 Walker St. Time: 7:30 a.m. run; 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. breakfast. Admission: Run $10 ($5 for shirt); breakfast $2.50. Parking: City Hall. Information: (714) 522-6740. WHERE YOU CAN LIGHT THE NIGHT

Seven county cities still allow sales of "safe and sane" fireworks, despite a June Orange County Grand Jury recommendation that they take action to ban them. Following is a list of Orange County cities and whether personal fireworks are allowed there.

City Allowed? Anaheim No Brea No Buena Park Yes Costa Mesa Yes Cypress No Dana Point No Fountain Valley No Fullerton Yes Garden Grove Yes Huntington Beach No Irvine No Laguna Beach No La Habra No La Palma No Los Alamitos No Mission Viejo No Newport Beach No Orange Yes Placentia No San Clemente No San Juan Capistrano No Santa Ana Yes Seal Beach No Stanton No Tustin No Villa Park No Westminster Yes Yorba Linda No Unincorporated areas No

Source: Orange County Fire Department

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