The City of San Clemente will host an Independence Day celebration Wednesday July 4 2018.
South OC Beaches has all the info for you to enjoy 4th of July in San Clemente.
San Clemente Pier 4th of July Fireworks and Fun!
5:55pm:A flyover by the Condor Squadron, consisting of four AT-6 aircraft World War II trainers will take place along the coastal cities of Orange County. San Clemente Flyover is from 5:55pm to 6:00pm.
At 9:00 p.m. the City continues its annual tradition and will present a spectacular fireworks display from the Municipal Pier.
San Clemente 4th of July Parking and Trolleys and Traffic
San Clemente Free Summer Trolleys will be running 4th of July from 11:00am to 11:00pm
Normal Operation from 11:00am to 6:00pm. Trolley Detour Route starts at 6:00pm.
Trolley riders looking to utilize the service after the fireworks show can access the trolley at Stop 2, located across the street from the Community Center on the corner of Avenida Del Mar and Calle Seville.
San Clemente 4th of July Trolley Service Detour Map is Online
San Clemente Downtown Parking
7:00pm to 10:00pm : For pedestrian safety and to avoid major traffic problems, San Clemente Police Services will be restricting vehicular traffic between approximately 7:00 and 10:00 p.m. in the entire lower Pier Bowl area adjacent to the Pier.
Pedestrians should take caution, especially with the increased crowds, to stay clear of the train tracks.
Following the fireworks show, San Clemente Police Services will conduct traffic control and assist people in exiting the Pier Bowl, diverting them in a systematic fashion to freeways and surface streets.
There will be three designated routes out of the Pier Bowl, including:
1) Palizada and directed to the freeway at Palizada or north onto El Camino Real (two lanes will be open on El Camino Real).
2) Del Mar and diverted onto Presidio.
3) Victoria and diverted southbound onto the freeway at Valencia and Calafia
Although intersections/streets will not be closed, please expect all Pier Bowl streets to be impacted by the exit route, including the following:
East Seville/Del Mar
East Ola Vista/Palizada
Del Mar/Ola Vista
East Victoria/Ola Vista
El Camino Real/Palizada
Del Mar/El Camino Real
Victoria/El Camino Real
El Camino Real/Presidio
July 4 2018: Midnight to 4:00am:
The San Clemente Municipal Code prohibits overnight camping in parks and on the beach, and being on the beach between the hours of midnight and 4:00 a.m.
Those in violation of the ordinance can be cited while unattended property left on the beach is not the responsibility of the City.
Roping or blocking-off portions of the beach for private use is not permitted.
The City of San Clemente has ordinances prohibiting any fireworks, including Safe & Sane fireworks within the City limits, and ordinances prohibiting the consumption of alcoholic beverages on the beach and Pier.
San Clemente No Drone Zone: No person shall takeoff, land, or operate an unmanned aircraft or drone over any City-permitted events open to the public, unless granted written or electronic permission by the City.
San Clemente Police Services will strictly enforce these ordinances.
All Day 4th of July 2018: Dogs are not permitted on the coastal trail on July 4th.
8:00am:The entire San Clemente Pier will close at 8:00am Wednesday July 4 2018 and will remain closed the entire day.
The Fisherman’s Restaurant will be accessible to its patrons.
8:00pm to 10:00pm:All ocean access, including swimming, surfing, and wading, will be closed 1,000 feet in both directions from the pier.
The purpose is to protect people from the dangers of fireworks fallout.
The show risks delays or cancellation of the show if the public does not comply with the closure.
10:00pm:The municipal beach and Pier will be closed to the public after the fireworks display until the morning of Thursday July 5 2018.
Trash In Trash Out
When leaving the beach, people are asked to take their trash with them.
Any trash and litter remaining on the beach will end up polluting the ocean.