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It was a sunny Fourth of July in Dana Point, as people made the most of their weekend around the busy town. Photo: Alan Gibby
It was a sunny Fourth of July in Dana Point, as people made the most of their weekend around the busy town. Photo: Alan Gibby

Fourth of July Fireworks Show

Beginning at 9 p.m. the city will begin their annual firework show. Viewing areas include Doheny State Beach, the harbor, Heritage Park and Lantern Bay.

“You can see them in a lot of areas of the city,” said Recreation Manager Sherry Murphy.

The fireworks are shot off from a barge outside of the entrance to the harbor.

There will be free shuttle buses will be making round trips from Dana Hills High School to the corner of  Dana Point Harbor Drive and Golden Lantern from 10 a.m.-11:30 p.m., with the last shuttle leaving the harbor at 11 p.m.

There will also be the Harbor Trolley running from 10 a.m.-8:30 p.m. The route includes Dana Point Harbor Drive, Island Way and Dana Drive.

The trolleys will be running from 10 a.m.-8:30 p.m., and has stops throughout the city.

“If anyone has a radio with them during the firework show, they can tune into KSBR 88.5FM,” Murphy said. “They will be playing music that goes along with the show.”

Murphy said the show is about 23-25 minutes long.

Below are a list of cruises planned for the Fourth of July.

Dana Pride Dinner Cruise

7:30-9:30 p.m. The Dana Pride will be heading out for a two-hour cruise. There will be a buffet-style dinner before the fireworks. Tickets are $84 for adults and $39 for kids ages 5-12.

Display Cruise

8-9:30 p.m. Enjoy the fireworks from the water on the display cruise with Dana Wharf.

Tickets are $45 for adults and $29 for kids ages 3-12.

Curlew Sailboat Fireworks Cruise

6:30-9:30 p.m. Complimentary champagne, soft drinks and hors d’oeuvres are available aboard the schooner, Curlew. Tickets are $95 for adults and $65 for kids ages 2-12. For reservations on any of the cruises visit

Captain Dave’s Dolphin & Whale Safari Evening Fireworks Extravaganza

8-10 p.m. The catamarans will be heading out to watch the fireworks. Tickets are $65 per person. Reservations required., 949.488.2828.

Ocean Institute Fireworks Cruise

7:30-10 p.m. There will be wine, appetizers and desserts available aboard the R/V Sea Explorer. Off-site parking and free shuttle also available. Tickets are $50 for adults, $40 for kids ages 4-17. Members can receive 10 percent off.

Dana Point Yacht Club

The Yacht Club will be hosting a party on the dock, with a barbecue from noon-7 p.m. and a bounce house for the

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