The city of Dana Point celebrated Independence Day in style during its annual music-synchronized Fourth of July fireworks display last Friday. Thousands of residents and out-of-towners gathered at local parks, beaches and spots in the Dana Point Harbor to view the colorful display high above the Pacific’s waters.
Following trends of years gone by, activity on beaches up and down the California coastline surged this Independence Day, one of the busiest beach days all year. Here, hundreds of beachgoers enjoy the sand and surf at Doheny State Beach. Photo: Andrea Swayne
Those participating in Water Wars, an unorganized event that occurs each July 4 at the Dana Point Harbor, were not limited to water craft this year, as some took to higher heights to spray those below with water guns. Photo: Andrea Swayne
Kendall May, of Dana Point, reaches out to grab a firework during the city of Dana Point’s annual display. Each year, the city partners with KSBR 88.5 FM to synchronize the display to music and local parks, beaches and the harbor fill up with guests. Photo: Madison May
Beachgoers and boaters flocked to the Dana Point Harbor on Friday, July 4 to enjoy sunshine, watersports and Independence Day festivities. This aerial photograph shows dozens of vessels, from dinghies to stand-up paddleboards cruising down the Harbor’s main channel. Photo: Tony Tribolet
Six pilots, steering colorful planes, perform aerial maneuvers over the Dana Point Harbor on the Fourth of July. The show was one of two crowds experienced that day, as an evening flyover, by the Condor Squadron flew along the coast from Newport to San Clemente. Photo: Andrea Swayne
Participants in an annual, unorganized water event at the Dana Point Harbor, dubbed “Water Wars,” spray one another with squirt guns and other water-shooting mechanisms. Hundreds took part in the event, held each July 4, this year. Photo: Andrea Swayne
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