July 4th Celebration

Known for one of the best fireworks displays in South Orange County, LARCS will present a fun-filled day of activities.

7:00 a.m. - 10K Freedom Run
7:45 - 11:30 a.m. -  Pancake Breakfast
8:30 a.m. -  5K Freedom Run
9:30 a.m. -  1K Kids' Firecracker Dash
10:30 a.m. -  Community Parade
3:00 - 8:00 p.m. -  Games & Activities
3:00 - 9:00 p.m. -  Food Trucks
5:00 - 8:00 p.m. - Teen Zone
6:00 - 9:00 p.m. -  Concert (Undercover - Top 40)
Dark - Fireworks
*Subject to change

Bikes & E-Bikes: Please keep all vehicles, including bikes and scooters, off the event space and remain in designated parking areas only. Bike racks are available at Founders Park, Avendale Village Clubhouse, and Ladera Ranch Intermediate School.

Click here to view Founders Park road closures and detour map.

Event Activities

Games and Activities (3:00 - 8:00 p.m.)

Euro Bungee, Inflatable Slide, Giant Slide (42" or taller), the Wizzer, Carnival Games, Rock Wall (42" or taller, min weight 45 lbs, closed-toed shoes), Airbrush Artists, Caricature Artists, Face Painters, the Orbitron, Zip Line (min weight 60 lbs, max weight 250 lbs) and Race Game Trailer.

  • Games and Activities require the purchase of a children's activity wristband or individual tickets.
  • Depending on the number of people in line, some activities may close at 7:30 p.m. or earlier.
  • Ticket Booth Hours: 2:45 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. (Located on the school blacktop)
  • Only credit cards or cash will be accepted
  • Please note: The school blacktop will close at 8:00 p.m. Pedestrian traffic please use Sellas North or Daisy Street.

Teen Zone (5:00 - 8:00 p.m.)

Grades: 6 - 12 
Location: School blacktop

Food Trucks (3:00 - 9:00 p.m.)

Will be announced closer to the event date


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Event Guidelines

  • Blankets/tents or personal items prior to 6:00 a.m. on Monday, July 4.
  • Use of rope, tape, or fencing of any kind to reserve personal space.  Stakes longer than six (6) inches to secure pop-up tents.  Items will be removed or taken down by security.
  • Plastic tarps on the grass.  Items will be removed and discarded by security.
  • Pets, with the exception of registered assistance dogs.  All other owners with animals will be asked to leave the event.
  • Loitering in or around school-owned property.
  • Model aircraft or drones with or without photographic equipment.
  • Glass bottles/containers.
  • Barbecue grills/open flames of any kind.  This includes the barbecues in the picnic shelter.
  • Electric or motorized vehicles/bikes in Founders Park, on school property, or on closed streets surrounding Founders Park.  Bikes must be walked into the event area.
  • Use of personal fireworks.
  • Selling products/food/drinks or business advertisements without LARCS' permission.
  • Sale of alcoholic beverages.
  • An adult must accompany children under the age of 12 at all times.
  • All activities and the school blacktop will close at 8:00 p.m.  Pedestrian traffic please use Sellas North or Daisy Street.
  • Security or OCSD may remove any person at any time if deemed a danger, threat, or hazard.
  • No picnic shelter reservations on Saturday, July 3, and Monday, July 4.
  • Tents/Pop-ups must come down no later than 7:30 p.m. per the OCFA
  • Observe the "No admittance” fencing around the Fireworks Zone
  • All personal items must be removed immediately following the Fireworks show, any items left behind will be discarded.
  • Please help us keep Founders Park clean by removing all of your trash as you leave the park by utilizing the Waste Management trash boxes throughout the park.
Thank you for supporting Ladera Ranch and have a wonderful 4th of July.