June 30, 2011
  • A group friends gather to watch bursts of fireworks in the night sky over the water during the annual Fourth of July fireworks show in 2009.
A group friends gather to watch bursts of fireworks in… (Don Leach, Coastline…)


SATURDAY: Meet Karin Klein, author of "50 Hikes in Orange County," at The Store at Crystal Cove in the historic cottage district near the Beachcomber Café at Crystal Cove State Park from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. . The event is sponsored by the Crystal Cove Alliance and proceeds will go to the Alliance. To visit The Store at Crystal Cove, park in the Los Trancos parking lot and walk through the or take the tram to the historic cottage district. The Store is at #45 Crystal Cove.

SUNDAY: Hi De Ho comics holds a "fantastic Fourth weekend" with a group cartoonist signing from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the shop, 350 Broadway. Gumby and Captain America will appear in person as the cartoonists sign their comics and sketch for the kids. For more information, call (949) 376-4446.

MONDAY: Enjoy a spectacular Fourth of July fireworks display at 9 p.m. in Laguna Beach. The pyrotechnics will be shot from Monument Point and the Point and some of adjacent beach will be closed for safety reasons, but all other Laguna beaches will be open.



Wine Tasting

Laguna Canyon Winery holds it First Friday Wine Tasting from 6 to 9 p.m. at 2133 Laguna Canyon Road. Cost is $35, and includes 10 one-ounce wine pours, cheese plate and salad, appetizer and entrée. For reservations, call (949) 715-9463 or visit


Fitness Hike at Big Bend

Raise your heart rate and your spirits from 8 to 10 a.m. on a difficult, strenuous and fast-paced, 5.0-mile hike (1,185 foot. elevation gain) over very steep, uneven terrain with Laguna Canyon Foundation volunteers. Not for beginners. For more information, call (949) 923-2235.


Intermediate Mountain

Bike Ride

Catch beautiful canyon views on this 10-mile ride from 8 to 10:30 a.m. over steep and uneven terrain (1,000-foot elevation gain) with Laguna Canyon Foundation volunteer mountain bike trail assistants. For more information, call (949) 923-2235.


Legion Celebrates Independence Day

All veterans are invited to join the American Legion to celebrate the 235th birthday of our nation on at the Legion Post, 384 Legion St, Laguna Beach. The program starts at 11 a.m. with singing of the Star Spangled Banner, a reading of portions of the Declaration of Independence, a ringing of bells and a flag folding ceremony. To attend, contact Richard Moore at (949) 376-6340 or Diane Connell at (949) 494-2065 or email

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Aug. 26

Youth Arts Education Days

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