Dana Point 4th of July 2018 Celebrations Guide

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The City of Dana Point is a great location for your 4th of July 2018 Celebrations!
South OC Beaches has all the information to help you have a great 4th of July in Dana Point!

Dana Point annual Firwork Show from Dana Point Harbor can be viewed from many locations throughout the city.
Ocean sports, Catalina Island Express, shopping, dining, music and more is on hand every day in Dana Point.
Dana Point Harbor and the surrounding areas will be busy all day.

Dana Point: It’s A Day at the Beach!

Doheny State Beach July 4 2018 Park Hours are 6:00am to 10:00pm
You can walk into the Park for Free.
Please remember that no firecrackers or fireworks are permitted in the park, and alcoholic drinking is prohibited.
Doheny State Beach is located at 25300 Dana Point Harbor Drive in Dana Point.
Doheny State Beach charges a daily parking fee.

Capo Beach Independence Day Parade 2018

Dana Point Harbor Water Wars
Dana Point Harbor at 12:00pm: Participants head out in the main channel in boats ranging from small inflatables to 20+ foot fishing boats.
Small skirmishes can be seen throughout the day.
Epic scale battle happens around noon.

Beach Trolleys: Sustainable Transportation Solutions For Beach Traffic

Dana Point Free Trolley on 4th of July.
DP Trolley connects to the Laguna Beach Coastal Trolleyat Salt Creek Beach/Ritz Carlton Resort in Dana Point Daily.
The Dana Point Trolley connects thru Laguna Beach Trolley to the Laguna Beach OCTA Free Summer Breeze on Saturdays and Sundays.

DP Trolley connects to the San Juan Capistrano Trolley at Del Obispo and Stonehill in Dana Point on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

DP Trolley connects to MetroLink thru the San Juan Capistrano Trolley.

Ride The Laguna Beach Free Coastal Trolley to the Laguna Beach Festivals

Laguna Beach Sawdust Art Festival is open from 10:00am to 6:00pm on 4th of July

Laguna Beach Art A Fair is open 10:00am to 6:00pm on 4th of July

Condor Squadron 4th of July 2018 Flyover Schedule

Four AT-6 aircraft World War II trainers will take place along the Orange County Coastal Area

5:25pm Huntington Beach

5:30pm Newport Beach

5:45pm Laguna Beach

5:50pm Dana Point

5:55pm San Clemente

Dana Point Harbor Fireworks Viewing Locations July 4 2018

The City of Dana Point, The Dana Point Harbor Association and its sponsors are proud to present a July 4th Fireworks Extravaganza.
This year’s show is anticipated to be one of the largest celebrations in Orange County.

The City of Dana Point states that the Fireworks will be over The Skies of Doheny State Beach.
Doheny State Beach recommends being ready at 8:45pm
The City of Dana Point states that the Fireworks begin at 9:00pm.

You can view it from virtually anywhere in Dana Point Harbor.
Dana Point Harbor is located at 34624 Golden Lantern Street.
Two of the most popular locations are Heritage Park located at 34400 Old Golden Lantern and Lantern Bay Park located at 25111 Park Lantern Road.
Both parks are located on the cliffs above Dana Point Harbor.

You can also view Fireworks from many of Dana Point restaurants and areas within the Harbor, including the Island area, the bridge, Baby Beach, the wharf and off Puerto Place.

Dana Point Harbor Cruises are available.
Ocean Institute 4th of July Fireworks Cruise

Online Firework Music

Visitors can tune in to the City of Dana Point’s Spotify playlist and listen to patriotic music accompanying the display.

Saddleback College KSBR Radio Station will be live streaming patriotic music that accompanies the fireworks

Dana Point 4th of July Sustainability Transportation Solutions: Trolleys and Shuttles

Dana Point Trolley Map and Stops Summer 2018

Dana Point Locals: You can walk and bike to your favorite viewing spot to avoid the annual parking difficulties!

8:00am to Midnight:
FREE shuttle buses will make round trips from Dana Hills High School to Dana Point Harbor from 8:00 a.m. thru 11:00pm.
Dana Hills High School is located at 33333 Golden Lantern Street.
The shuttle drop offs at Golden Lantern Street and Dana Point Harbor Drive.
Dana Point Harbor is located at 34555 Golden Lantern Street.

The last pick up before the fireworks show from Dana Hills High School will be suspend at 11:00pm.

The shuttles will then line up and wait for the fireworks to finish and then will load up and continue drop offs to the high school until 11:30pm.

The last shuttle will leave the harbor at 11:00pm.

10:00am to 8:30pm: Free Harbor Shuttle servicing the Harbor area only.
The harbor shuttle will help move people around in the Harbor area.
Those stops will be Visitor Center, Baby Beach / OC Sailing & Events Center, Island Way, West Island, East Island, Dana Point Marina Inn, Harbor Retail/Restaurant Area.

Dana Point Harbor 4th of July Parking Program is Online

7:30pm: Harbor closes to personal vehicles.
Buses will be allowed entry to harbor.
10:30pm (approx.) Harbor access will reopen.

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