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
8:30 a.m. -  5K Freedom Run
9:30 a.m. -  1K Kids' Firecracker Dash
10:30 a.m. -  Community Parade
4:00 - 8:00 p.m. -  Games & Activities 
4:45 - 5:45 p.m. - Cupcake Bake-Off
4:00 - 9:00 p.m. -  Food Trucks
5:00 - 8:00 p.m. - Teen Zone (Free, Grades 6 - 12)
6:00 - 9:00 p.m. -  Concert (Undercover - Top 40)
Dark - Fireworks
*Subject to change

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

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.

Activity wristbands are only required for children who participate in the activities. 

Activities: Euro Bungee, Inflatable Slide, Giant Slide (42" or taller), the Wizzer (42" or taller), Carnival Games, Rock Wall (42" or taller, min weight 45 lbs, max weight 225 lbs, & closed-toed shoes), Airbrush Artists, Caricature Artists, Face Painters, the Orbitron (42" or taller), Zip Line (min weight 60 lbs, max weight 250 lbs) and Race Game Trailer. Depending on the number of people in line, some activities may close at 7:00 p.m.

Beginning Monday, June 5, Activity Wristbands will be available for purchase for residents at $10 each. There are no in-person sales available all purchases must be through This price will be available through 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 28, after which they will be $18 at the event (Credit Card Only, this is a cashless event)

Pre-purchased wristbands can be picked up at the Oak Knoll Village Clubhouse Thursday, June 29, or Friday, June 30, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. If you are unable to make it to the clubhouse, wristbands will be available for pick-up at the Spring Celebration Ticket Booth beginning at 3:45 p.m., and most important, please bring a copy of your receipt with you. 

All wristbands are non-refundable, with no exceptions. Individual tickets will also be available for $1 at the Ticket Booth (Credit Card Only, this is a cashless event) 

Please note: The school blacktop will close at 8:00 p.m. Pedestrian traffic; please use Sellas North or Daisy Street.


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Event Guidelines


  • Blankets/tents or personal items prior to 6:00 a.m. on Tuesday, 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.
  • Gates from the school parking lots will remain closed. Pedestrian traffic please use Sellas North or Daisy Street.
  • The school blacktop will close at 8:00 p.m.  We kindly ask that you follow all directions given by the security team and make your way off the blacktop to your seats for the fireworks show. 
  • Security or OCSD may remove any person at any time if deemed a danger, threat, or hazard.
  • No picnic shelter reservations on Monday, July 3, and Tuesday, 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.