Find 4th of July Fireworks Shows in Santa Clarita
As lifelong residents and local realtors, we know exactly where to find the best Fourth of July Fireworks shows in Santa Clarita! We'll be the first to admit, it's not difficult to find this information however I bet your news sources won't share the insider information on where to park and how to get the best spot!
See below, listings for the fireworks displays at the Valencia mall, Stevenson Ranch and Magic Mountain.
Santa Clarita Fireworks Displays - Locations & Start Times
Westfield Town Center mall
Located at 24201 West Valencia Blvd, Valencia, CA 91355. Parking is not fun so plan to arrive early. BTW, it's even worse getting out!
Fireworks Start: 9:20pm
Located at Dr. Richard H. Rioux Memorial Park at 26233 Faulkner Dr, Stevenson Ranch, CA 91381.
Park Opens at 6:00pm
Live Band from 6pm to 8pm.
Fireworks Start At: 9:00pm
Fireworks show for 5 straight nights beginning June 30th & lasts about 14 minutes.
Fireworks Start: Between 9:00 & 9:30pm
SCV Fourth of July Local Information
There are now three Santa Clarita locations for fireworks displays on the Fourth. For the last few years we only had two displays but this year Magic Mountain is back in the mix and their fireworks display goes on for 5 nights beginning on June 30th, 2018. Keep in mind, the fireworks displays at the mall and Stevenson Ranch are free but of course, Magic Mountain will cost you!
Both the mall and the Stevenson Ranch fireworks displays are really outstanding. Generally, most locals will tell you they like the mall fireworks the best. This is partly because you can listen to the music that goes along with the display by tuning in your radio to our Hometown Radio Station KHTS AM 1220 or 98.1 FM.
Here's a Link Our HomeTown Radio Station where you can listen to the music that accompanies the fireworks display link to listen live.
Yes, you can see some of the Magic Mountain fireworks from outside the park, but not all. Regardless, keep your eye out for the finale starting at about 9:30pm.
Parking NOT Fun
So, if you want to get a good spot near the mall it's best to arrive very early. Some people stop by early in the day and save their spots by placing blankets along the curb. We've never really seen the value in that because you still have to park and don't forget, it's worse getting out of the parking lot than it is getting in. We usually ride our bikes. You can get just about anywhere you want to go and it's great exercise too. If you really want that special spot away from the crowds, try scoping out hilltops a early in the day. You can easily find a prime location so you watch both the Stevenson Ranch and mall fireworks at the same time. Don't forget, Stevenson Ranch always starts about 20 minutes earlier than the mall, so there's about 10 minutes of overlap.
More Than Just Fireworks
When it comes to Fourth of July celebrations in Santa Clarita, there are plenty more activities. It all starts in Newhall with a Pancake breakfast and a 10K run. The breakfast goes from 6:30am to 9am. The run starts at 7:00am and begins at Newhall Park.
The Fourth of July Parade starts at 9:00am and goes along Lyons Avenue and Orchard Village, finishing along 16th street. We like to arrive early for the pancakes and get a spot in the shade. If you want shade, it's best to get a spot on the South side of the street or anywhere under a tree. Yes, once again, parking is tough so get there early. Oh and by the way, the riding the bike suggestion works well for the parade as well.
The Stevenson Ranch celebration starts at 6:00pm with a live band playing until about 8:00pm. It's tons of fun for everyone so pack some snacks, grab your blanket and come on down!
Insider Information for the 4th
Okay, so we know you're really looking for that one secluded spot with a perfect view of all the fireworks in SCV! Well, there might be a few but really, all the residents really enjoy the displays and most of the obvious locations are filled up early. The best advice we can give is to arrive early or park at a remote location so you can either walk or ride your bike. Also, it's a good idea to bring a small, lightweight folding chair so once you find your spot, you can sit back, relax and enjoy the show.