4th of July in Laguna Beach
As always, the City of Laguna Beach anticipates large crowds for the July 4th holiday and they are requesting the public’s cooperation to ensure a safe and enjoyable environment for residents and visitors.
The City fireworks show will originate from Monument Point at Heisler Park. For this reason, the Monument Point area will be closed all day on July 4th. Beginning at approximately 12 p.m., the area of Heisler Park from the Rock Bench at Myrtle Street to the Rockpile Beach stairs at Jasmine Street will be closed to the public to allow for fireworks preparation. The City fireworks show will begin at approximately 9:00 p.m.
From Monument Point, near the center of Heisler Park, spectators will see not only the Heisler Park fireworks, but they will be able to see the Emerald Bay and Irvine Cove fireworks as well. Normally, the three establishments time their fireworks to set off one right after the other.
City trolleys will operate under a modified schedule and will run from 9:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Additionally, there will be no public parking in the Pavilions center parking lot located at 600 North Coast Highway at Boat Canyon. Free public parking will begin in a designated portion of the Pavilions lot on Saturday, July 5th, and will extend through the end of the summer festival season.
The public is expected to observe all City park and beach rules, including:
- No alcohol or smoking on the beaches.
- No tents, canopies, or barbeques are allowed in City beaches or parks.
- No fireworks of any kind are allowed in Laguna Beach. The Laguna Beach Police and Fire Departments will be strictly enforcing the fireworks prohibition.
- No dogs are allowed on City beaches from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. during the summer season, which extends from June 15 through September 10.
After the fireworks show, expect heavy traffic as many visitors will be leaving the city via Laguna Canyon Road and Pacific Coast Highway. Members of the Police and Public Works Departments will be conducting increased traffic control to facilitate the flow of vehicles out of town. As part of this effort, the center lane of Laguna Canyon Road, between Canyon Acres and El Toro Road, will be reversed to add an additional northbound traffic lane.
The cooperation of all residents and visitors is greatly appreciated. The City of Laguna Beach wants to wish everyone a safe and happy Independence Day.