City News

July Fourth Activities & Trolley Hours

The City of Laguna Beach is anticipating large crowds for the July 4th holiday and is requesting the public’s cooperation to ensure a safe and enjoyable environment for residents and visitors.

The City fireworks show will begin at approximately 9:00 p.m. The fireworks will originate from Monument Point at Heisler Park. For this reason, the Monument Point area will be closed all day on July 4th. Additionally, at approximately 5:00 p.m., the area of Heisler Park from Myrtle Street to the Rockpile Beach stairs at Jasmine Street will be closed to the public to allow for fireworks preparation. 

July 4 Laguna Beach Transit Hours - On Thursday, July 4, the trolleys will be operating special service hours.  The Coastal routes will run from 9:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. and the Canyon route will run from 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.  There will be no transit service in the North and South Laguna neighborhoods, Top of the World, Bluebird Canyon or Arch Beach Heights neighborhoods.  For more information, please contact the Transit office at (949) 497-0766. For more information: http://www.lagunabeachcity.net/news/displaynews.htm?NewsID=1473&TargetID=1

Laguna Beach Parking App - Laguna Beach residents, visitors, and business owners will be able to find available parking in real time using the new “Laguna Beach Parking” mobile smartphone App.  With the Laguna Beach Parking app, users enter their destination in Laguna Beach to find the closest available parking in real time.  Users can also pay for parking through the App, keep track of remaining time, and even extend their parking session remotely.  The App will reduce circling, gridlock and traffic congestion in the Downtown area while showing drivers all available parking in real time.  You can download the App on the Apple or Google Store or at www.lagunabeachparking.net.

Holiday Schedule for Residential Trash collection - Residential trash and recycling collection will be delayed by one day for Thursday, July 4, and Friday, July 5, due to the observance of Independence Day.  For questions, please contact Waste Management Customer Service at (949) 642-1191.

Holiday Street Sweeping Schedule - On Thursday, July 4, only non-residential areas will be swept.  Residential street sweeping will not occur, and parking restrictions will not be enforced.

Community Pool Closure - The High School and Community Pool will be closed for Independence Day on Thursday, July 4. Normal hours of operation will resume on Friday, July 5. For questions, please call the pool at (949) 376-9818.

The public is expected to observe all City park and beach rules, including:

  • No alcohol on the beaches.
  • No smoking in public places. 
  • No tents, canopies (over 6 ft x 6 ft), or barbeques are allowed in City beaches or parks.
  • No fireworks of any kind are allowed in Laguna Beach. The Laguna Beach Police and Fire Departments will be strictly enforcing the fireworks prohibition.
  • No dogs are allowed on City beaches from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. during the summer season, which extends from June 15 through September 10.
  • All OC Park trails will be closed at sunset.

After the fireworks show, expect heavy traffic as many visitors will be leaving the city via Laguna Canyon Road and Coast Highway. 

Remember to connect with the City of Laguna Beach on Nixle for traffic and emergency updates by texting our zip code (92651) to 888-777 as well as following us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram @lagunabeachgov

The cooperation of all residents and visitors is greatly appreciated. The City of Laguna Beach wants to wish everyone a safe and happy Independence Day.

Photo by Mitch Ridder.