The Laguna Beach Fourth of July fireworks will be shot off from Monument Point at Heisler Park with the show beginning at approximately 9:00 PM. Here’s what you need to know…
Laguna Beach gets about 100,000 visitors for the Fourth of July, so that means you’ll want to get to the main beach early and claim your spot on the sand. If your Laguna Beach Vacation includes a stay at The Retreat in Laguna, you can hop on of of the free city trolleys to get to the main beach. If you’re driving into town just for the day, you can park at the public lot across the street from the Ritz Carlton in Laguna Niguel and then hop one of the free city trolleys from there.
Please keep in mind that other than the city provided show, all fireworks are illegal everywhere at anytime in Laguna Beach. Other no-nos include no tents, no smoking, and no home-brought barbecue grills on the beaches or in the parks. Alcohol is illegal on the beach, but if you’re planning on being in Heisler Park, the city’s Community Services Department issues $10 daily use permits for alcohol, as long as you’re drinking with a meal.
As for leaving Laguna Beach once the shows over, we recommend staying a while. The city does everything it can to help people exit Laguna Beach after the fun’s over, but it’s a mess of people. Laguna Canyon Road will open its center lane to allow for exiting cars, but even with that, it’s a slow process. We recommend finding a restaurant or pub and killing at least an hour after the fireworks before trying to leave town.