Rockets’ red glare light up the night as Orange County celebrates July 4th

The thunder and lightning of fireworks punctuated a warm day of barbecues, parades and American flags from Aliso Viejo to Yorba Linda Tuesday, July 4. See the slideshow for shots from several locations around the county.

  • The city of Dana Point held their annual Fourth of July fireworks show in Dana Point on Tuesday, July 4, 2017. (Photo by Bill Alkofer,Orange County Register/SCNG)

    The city of Dana Point held their annual Fourth of July fireworks show in Dana Point on Tuesday, July 4, 2017. (Photo by Bill Alkofer,Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • Fireworks go off during the 4th of July Celebration at Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort in Newport Beach on Tuesday, July 4, 2017. (Photo by Kyusung Gong, Orange County Register/SCNG)

    Fireworks go off during the 4th of July Celebration at Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort in Newport Beach on Tuesday, July 4, 2017. (Photo by Kyusung Gong, Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • Laguna Woods Village hosts its first-ever Fourth of July celebration on the lawn of Clubhouse Two on Saturday evening, July 4, 2017. (Photo by Drew A. Kelley, Contributing Photographer)

    Laguna Woods Village hosts its first-ever Fourth of July celebration on the lawn of Clubhouse Two on Saturday evening, July 4, 2017. (Photo by Drew A. Kelley, Contributing Photographer)

  • Many in the crowd took video while they  watched the fireworks.
The city of Dana Point was holding their annual Fourth of July fireworks show
in Dana Point, CA on Tuesday, July  4, 2017. (Photo by Bill Alkofer,Orange County Register/SCNG)

    Many in the crowd took video while they watched the fireworks.
    The city of Dana Point was holding their annual Fourth of July fireworks show
    in Dana Point, CA on Tuesday, July 4, 2017. (Photo by Bill Alkofer,Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • Laguna Woods Village hosts its first-ever Fourth of July celebration on the lawn of Clubhouse Two on Saturday evening, July 4, 2017. (Photo by Drew A. Kelley, Contributing Photographer)

    Laguna Woods Village hosts its first-ever Fourth of July celebration on the lawn of Clubhouse Two on Saturday evening, July 4, 2017. (Photo by Drew A. Kelley, Contributing Photographer)

  • Mary Bestgen of Dana Point watches the fireworks on Tuesday evening.
The city of Dana Point was holding their annual Fourth of July fireworks show
in Dana Point, CA on Tuesday, July  4, 2017. (Photo by Bill Alkofer,Orange County Register/SCNG)

    Mary Bestgen of Dana Point watches the fireworks on Tuesday evening.
    The city of Dana Point was holding their annual Fourth of July fireworks show
    in Dana Point, CA on Tuesday, July 4, 2017. (Photo by Bill Alkofer,Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • Attendees of Laguna Woods Village's first-ever Fourth of July celebration are asked to turn on their cell phones for a photograph on Saturday, July 4, 2017. (Photo by Drew A. Kelley, Contributing Photographer)

    Attendees of Laguna Woods Village’s first-ever Fourth of July celebration are asked to turn on their cell phones for a photograph on Saturday, July 4, 2017. (Photo by Drew A. Kelley, Contributing Photographer)

  • A family keeps warm with a Dora the Explorer blanket while watching the fireworks Tuesday.
The city of Dana Point was holding their annual Fourth of July fireworks show
in Dana Point, CA on Tuesday, July  4, 2017. (Photo by Bill Alkofer,Orange County Register/SCNG)

    A family keeps warm with a Dora the Explorer blanket while watching the fireworks Tuesday.
    The city of Dana Point was holding their annual Fourth of July fireworks show
    in Dana Point, CA on Tuesday, July 4, 2017. (Photo by Bill Alkofer,Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • Laguna Woods Village hosts its first-ever Fourth of July celebration on the lawn of Clubhouse Two on Saturday evening, July 4, 2017. (Photo by Drew A. Kelley, Contributing Photographer)

    Laguna Woods Village hosts its first-ever Fourth of July celebration on the lawn of Clubhouse Two on Saturday evening, July 4, 2017. (Photo by Drew A. Kelley, Contributing Photographer)

  • People watch fireworks go off during the 4th of July Celebration at Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort in Newport Beach on Tuesday, July 4, 2017. (Photo by Kyusung Gong, Orange County Register/SCNG)

    People watch fireworks go off during the 4th of July Celebration at Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort in Newport Beach on Tuesday, July 4, 2017. (Photo by Kyusung Gong, Orange County Register/SCNG)

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