Your mission, should you accept it, is to plan a rocking, safe Fourth of July, whether for your family, your friends or your foxhound. Read on for options for all types of folks.
Mission: A full day of excitement
The city of Newport Beach has co-sponsored a massive Fireworks Extravaganza with the Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort, 1131 Back Bay Drive, with a full day of activities from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, followed by the area's largest fireworks show at 9 p.m. Admission is $50 per car (which includes six wristbands) or $10 for walk-ins. Entertainment options include a Velcro wall, dunk tank, bungee run, cake walk, limbo contest, bounce houses and (for an additional fee) onsite water park admission. A full slate of tribute bands will take the stage from 3 to 9 p.m. Food and beverages will be sold; alcohol consumption is prohibited in all but designated bar areas. For more information, call (949) 729-DUNE or visit newportdunes.com.