Fireworks will again light up the skies in Laguna Beach on Independence Day and large crowds are expected to converge on the city.
The city-sponsored Fourth of July fireworks display was paid for partly with the help of donations, after funding for the pyrotechnics show was cut from the city budget. Other displays are planned in the communities of Three Arch Bay, Irvine Cove and Emerald Bay for a festive nighttime display.
The fireworks, visible from Main Beach, will be "shot" from Monument Point at Heisler Park starting 9 p.m. Sunday, according to Deputy Fire Chief Jeff LaTendresse. The Monument Point area of the park will be closed all day, and beaches from the south end of Picnic Beach to the stairs at Rockpile beach will also be closed.