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July Fourth Activities & Trolley Hours

The City of Laguna Beach is anticipating large crowds for the July 4th holiday and is requesting the public’s cooperation to ensure a safe and enjoyable environment for residents and visitors.

The City fireworks show will begin at approximately 9:00 p.m. The fireworks will originate from Monument Point at Heisler Park. For this reason, the Monument Point area will be closed all day on Wednesday, July 4th. Additionally, at approximately 5:00 p.m., the area of Heisler Park from Myrtle Street to the Rockpile Beach stairs at Jasmine Street will be closed to the public to allow for fireworks preparation. 

City trolleys will operate under a modified schedule, the Coastal Route will run from 9:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Canyon Route from 8:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. There will be no neighborhood services. The normal trolley schedule will resume on Thursday, July 5 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. The City encourages visitors to utilize the exterior parking lots (Lot 15, 16, 17, and 19) and take the trolley into town. Click here for more parking information and an interactive map. If you have questions about transit, please contact the Transit Office at (949) 497-0766.

The public is expected to observe all City park and beach rules, including:

  • No alcohol on the beaches.
  • No smoking in public places. 
  • No tents, canopies (over 6 ft x 6 ft), 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 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. during the summer season, which extends from June 15 through September 10.
  • All OC Park trails will be closed at sunset.

After the fireworks show, expect heavy traffic as many visitors will be leaving the city via Laguna Canyon Road and Coast Highway. 

Remember to connect with the City of Laguna Beach on Nixle for traffic and emergency updates by texting our zip code (92651) to 888-777 as well as following us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram @lagunabeachgov

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.

Photo by Mitch Ridder.