Fireworks may be banned in Seal Beach, however, residents of the seaside city are invited to The 27th Annual 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular in Los Alamitos.
The celebration is taking place on Friday, July 4th at the Joint Forces Training Base in Los Alamitos.
The cities of Los Alamitos, Cypress, Seal Beach, the Community of Rossmoor, and the Joint Forces Training Base collaborate to host this annual event to honor the men and women of the military and celebrate our country’s birthday.
Once again this year, the event and fireworks display will take place on the runways on Los Alamitos Army Airfield. The event area will be closer to parking, making the event’s proximity for the elderly and handicapped closer.
The layout also provides a much cleaner seating area for participants to sit, enjoy the entertainment and view the fireworks. Biking onto the installation is allowed but all riders must wear a helmet. Parking on the military installation is highly recommended.
Entry to the event will open at 4 p.m. via Lexington Drive off of Katella Avenue. Due to heightened security, please provide plenty of time and patience to enter the base.
The cities of Los Alamitos and Cypress will be collecting a $5 parking fee per vehicle to support the event.
Parking will be free to those with a military ID.
The 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular will include free activities like military displays, sponsor booths with giveaways and information, and live music on the main stage.
For a minimal cost, you can enjoy an extensive Family Fun Zone and fantastic food from several fabulous food vendors that will be serving a variety of dinner options, desserts, and snacks.
If you are interested in being a food vendor or regular merchandise/advertising vendor, please contact the Los Alamitos Recreation and Community Services Department.
There will be flyovers from military aircraft, before the event’s climax at 9 p.m. with one of the best and longest fireworks displays in Southern California.
This event is free to anyone wishing to attend thanks to the generosity of our Premier Community Partner, Republic Disposal Service.
Additional sponsors include Sea Air Federal Credit Union, CARE Ambulance, Cottonwood Church, Los Alamitos Medical Center, BSNF, Southern California Edison, Charles Abbott Associates, Inc., Katella Senior Living/Alamitos West, The Shops at Rossmoor, OC Breeze, and the News Enterprise.
Everyone over the age of 16 entering the Joint Forces Training Base must present photo identification at the main gate and children must be accompanied by parents/guardian. Lawn chairs and blankets are highly encouraged, as there is no bleacher seating available.
Motor homes, alcohol, dogs, BBQs, and fireworks are NOT permitted at this event.
For additional information, contact the Los Alamitos Recreation and Community Services Department at (562) 430-1073 or the Cypress Recreation and Community Services Department at (714) 229-6780. Or visit the City of Los Alamitos website at www.cityoflosalamitos.org or the City of Cypress website at www.ci.cypress.ca.us.
Timeline for the 26th Annual Fireworks Spectacular
· 4 p.m. Gates are open and event begins
· 4:15 p.m.Live entertainment on the Main Stage begins
· 7:45 p.m. Dignitary speeches
· 8 p.m. 40th Infantry Band performance on the Main Stage begins
· 9 p.m. Fireworks show begins
· 9:30 p.m. Event concludes