California theme parks will celebrate Independence Day with all-American foods, patriotic music, holiday-themed games, and spectacular fireworks.
Festivities at Disneyland, Universal Studios Hollywood, Knott’s Berry Farm, Six Flags Magic Mountain, SeaWorld San Diego, LEGOLAND California, Six Flags Discovery Kingdom and California’s Great America are included with the price of admission.
Let’s take a closer look at the California theme parks for Fourth of July weekend.
Disneyland will salute the stars and stripes on July 4th with a fireworks show over patriotic music.
Nightly fireworks shows at Disneyland usually take place in the sky over Sleeping Beauty Castle at around 9:30 p.m. Pyrotechnics, video projection, show lighting and lasers are best viewed at the façade of Sleeping Beauty Castle, Main Street USA and It’s a Small World.
The Anaheim theme park will be decorated with red, white and blue decorations and will offer holiday-themed food and merchandise.
Universal Studios Hollywood
Universal Studios Hollywood will celebrate the Fourth of July with fireworks visible from multiple locations within the theme park.
The park’s Independence Day decorations will be complemented by music by a Fife and Drum Band.
The fireworks, which take place on July 2-4, will be synchronized with Universal-themed music and patriotic songs starting at 9 p.m.
Knott’s Berry Farm
Knott’s Berry Farm to celebrate Independence Day with spectacular fireworks on July 2-4 at 9:30 pm
The Buena Park theme park will throw a backyard barbecue with live bands, DJ dance music and picnic food as part of the Knott’s Summer Nights event during Fourth of July weekend.
Six Flags Magic Mountain
The three-day 4th of July Fest at Six Flags Magic Mountain runs from July 2-4 and culminates in fireworks with patriotic music at 9:15 p.m.
The Six Flags fireworks show can be viewed from the Main Gate Plaza and the full throttle zone at Valencia Amusement Park.
seaworld san diego
SeaWorld San Diego’s fireworks spectacular set to a patriotic soundtrack will begin July 2-4 at 8:50 p.m.
Fourth of July weekend festivities also include a Marine Band San Diego performance and an American flag ceremony.
SeaWorld San Diego is offering 45% off tickets online as part of its Fourth of July sale.
The Red, White and Boom festival at LEGOLAND California will culminate on July 4 at 8:30 p.m. with a fireworks show accompanied by a patriotic musical tribute.
Carlsbad Park promises all-American fun with LEGO character meet-and-greet photo opportunities throughout the day.
Six Flags Discovery Kingdom
The three-day Fourth of July Fest at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom runs from July 2-4 and culminates in fireworks with patriotic music at 9 p.m.
Vallejo Amusement and Wild Animal Park will serve up a patriotic punch with a rock candy stirrer in honor of the holiday.
California’s Great America
California’s Great America will kick off Independence Day celebrations at 9 p.m. with a fireworks show visible from the Flight Deck Roller Coaster Plaza and/or Redwood Amphitheater.
Santa Clara Amusement Park will offer Fourth of July Backyard Cookout with all-you-can-eat hamburger, hot dog, BBQ chicken for $30.