July in Anaheim and Orange County is a time of fun, sun, and endless opportunities for adventure. With so many world-famous attractions to visit and exciting things happening in and around Anaheim, CA, there are plenty of ways to experience the California dream. From family-friendly events to outdoor activities and cultural experiences, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Here are the top things to do in Anaheim and the greater Orange County area this July 2024.


Celebrate Independence Day in Style

YMCA Run in the Park Laguna Niguel, 4th of July Things to Do, family

Anaheim Hills Firecracker Run and 4th of July Parade

Kick off July with a bang by celebrating the 4th of July in Anaheim. Start your day with the Anaheim Hills Firecracker 5K/10K run, a spirited event for all ages. Then indulge in a delicious pancake breakfast after the race and stay for the Yankee Doodle Dog Show and the 4th of July Patriotic Parade, which will feature colorful floats, marching bands, and all your favorite Independence Day festivities. End your day at Peralta Park, enjoying numerous food vendors, kids activities, expo booths from local businesses and organizations, and live music on the main stage. Be sure to grab a seat as the night concludes with a spectacular fireworks display honoring the red, white, and blue making this 4th of July in Anaheim truly unforgettable!


Discover more things to do for the 4th of July.


July Celebrations at Disneyland® Resort

Disneyland Fourth of July Fireworks

Disneyland® Park

July is a fantastic time to visit Disneyland® Park, where special summer events are in full swing. Enjoy extended park hours and nightly fireworks that make summer evenings extra magical. Plus, on July 4th, join all your favorite characters at “Disney’s Celebrate America! – A Fourth of July Concert in the Sky,” featuring a spectacular fireworks show set to patriotic music, live military band performances, and special themed food offerings throughout the park! Also, catch the return of Fantasmic! at Disneyland® Park as Mickey and his friends transform the Rivers of America stage into an unforgettable show you won’t want to miss.



Watch the Angels Play Ball

Angel Stadium Lower Field View

Angel Stadium

As America's favorite pastime, baseball and summer go hand in hand. Head over to Angel Stadium of Anaheim, better known as Angel Stadium, to see the Angels take a swing at beating the Texas Rangers, Seattle Mariners, Oakland Athletics and Colorado Rockies throughout July. It's a great chance to witness elite athletes battle it out and get into the Anaheim spirit by rooting for the home team. Check out the Angels' game dates and times, along with information on promotional giveaways and special events such as Saturday Night Fireworks and Family Sunday with Kids Run the Bases Day on our events calendar. Also, explore what to eat at Angel Stadium for the complete gameday experience.



Concerts in the Canyon

This July, the beloved Concerts in the Canyon series is back at Ronald Reagan Park in Anaheim! Enjoy free concerts every Thursday at 6:30 PM, featuring a variety of tribute bands and more. It’s the perfect way to spend a summer evening with family and friends. Bring a lawn chair, blankets, and a picnic to relax and enjoy the music under the stars. Don’t miss out on this wonderful community event that brings music and fun to the heart of Anaheim Hills.



Top Things to Do in Anaheim

Anaheim Farmers Market in Orange County

Downtown Anaheim Farmers Market

Every Thursday in July, visit the Downtown Anaheim Farmers Market from 11 am to 3 pm. Enjoy fresh produce, artisanal goods, and local crafts while strolling through Center Street Promenade. This vibrant market also features live music and food vendors, making it a perfect outing for all ages to enjoy!

View a list of more Farmer's Markets in the area.



Eat Around the World Food Festival

Anaheim’s Midsummer Foodie Fest

On July 20th, don’t miss the Midsummer Foodie Fest at the Center Street Promenade in Anaheim. This food festival promises a culinary delight with a wide range of food vendors serving everything from gourmet dishes to street food favorites.



The Anaheim Packing House

Anaheim Packing House

Summer is the perfect time to experience a "must-see" Anaheim staple. As you enter the Anaheim Packing House, your head will spin at the limitless options of food awaiting you. The energy is high and your taste buds are about to have a moment. Music is often in the background adding to the good time. After dining, walk around the trendy food hall searching for your perfect dessert or drink. Don't miss this one-of-a-kind experience!



Pearson Park Cultural Nights

Summer Concerts in Anaheim

Anaheim sizzles with an array of exciting summer concerts and cultural nights. Whether you love classic rock, soul, or tribute bands, Anaheim's summer concert series has something for everyone. Explore the upcoming summer concert series coming to town.



Events in Orange County

Orange County Fair 2023 Festival View

Orange County Fair is Back!

From July 19 to August 18, head over to the Orange County Fair in Costa Mesa. This annual event offers something for everyone, including thrilling rides, live music, delicious fair food, and interactive art exhibits. It’s the perfect place for families to create lasting memories with a variety of entertainment options this summer. You will not want to miss the Summer Concert Series with tribute bands and headliners playing in the evenings. Enjoy shopping at unique vendors, carnival games, experiencing the live animals at the petting zoo and of course, getting on the fun fair rides! We recommend getting your tickets in advance.


Check out our insider’s guide to make the most of your visit to the OC Fair!



Festival of Arts- Pageant of the MastersFestival of Arts and Pageant of the Masters

Take the 25-mile drive to scenic Laguna Beach for the Festival of Arts and Pageant of the Masters. The event kicks off in July and runs through August 30. This renowned event showcases the work of top local artists in an open-air gallery setting. The Pageant of the Masters is a unique experience where art literally comes to life on stage through real people posing as famous works of art.


In addition, with 140 of Orange County’s best artists displaying their photography, paintings, jewelry, and ceramics, there are plenty of opportunities to find something you love. There will be tours, art demonstrations, and daily workshops.



July in Anaheim and Orange County is packed with events and activities perfect for all ages. Whether you’re enjoying a fireworks show, live music, or a day at the fair, there’s no shortage of fun to be had. Make the most of your summer by exploring all the top things to do in Anaheim and Orange County have to offer this summer!



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