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Fourth of July Holiday Information

  • Date: 07/04/2018  (all day)


Spending the Fourth of July in Newport Beach

Spending the Fourth of July holiday in Newport Beach is full of fun, sun (don't forget your sunscreen) and excitement. We welcome and encourage safe and family friendly celebrations. We have created several web pages dedicated to providing everything you need to know about enjoying the holiday in Newport Beach at (general information is listed below). To receive up-to-date information throughout the day about traffic and events, text NBJULY4TH to 888777 (standard text messaging charges may apply).

Parking, Traffic and Street Sweeping 

  • Parking: Arrive early, park legally and feed the meter or paystation. 
  • Traffic: Large crowds flock to the beaches, so you can expect heavy traffic congestion. Please observe all traffic control (red lights, stop signs) and do not block intersections or private driveways.
  • Street Sweeping: There will be no street sweeping on Wednesday, July 4. On Tuesday, July 3 and Thursday, July 5, the sweeper will be on its regular schedule, but no parking tickets will be issued. The sweeper will not be on Balboa Island during these days.


Fireworks of all types are illegal in Newport Beach. Folks like to take the risk and light off fireworks, we can hear them too. To report the use of fireworks, call the City's Police Department non-emergency line (949-644-3717) only if you know the exact location to provide our dispatchers with detailed information. 

The City sponsors a large fireworks display at the Newport Dunes Resort. Newport Beach residents, with photo ID, can enter the Dunes in the evening for free to watch the fireworks. The Dunes hosts an all-day celebration with music, food and fun and charges an entry fee for each attendee.

Holiday Events

There are several family friendly community events that occur on July 4. Visit our Holiday Events and Activities to plan your day.


City Hall and most City facilities are closed for the holiday on Wednesday, July 4. Offices reopen on Thursday, July 5 at regular business hours.

Residential Trash Collection 

There will be no residential trash collection on Wednesday, July 4. For the remainder of the week, residential trash collection will be delayed by one day.

Visiting the Balboa Peninsula

With its long stretch of open beach, access to the bay and ocean front walk, the Balboa Peninsula is a popular place to be on July 4. Below are resources specifically for this area.



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