City of Orange

Paul Sitkoff
Business & Public Affairs Manager
230 East Chapman Ave.
Orange, CA 92866
Phone: (714) 288-2590


Subject :

City of Orange salutes America at the 19th annual “3rd of July” Celebration
Contact :Paul Sitkoff, Public Affairs and Information Manager, Community Services    (714) 288-2590
ORANGE, Ca. – Any city in America can celebrate July 4, but only the City of Orange needs two whole days to do it! Orange kicks off Independence Day early with the 19th Annual "3rd of July" Celebration.  Residents and visitors are invited to come out to El Modena High School – Fred Kelly Stadium on Thursday, July 3, 2013 beginning at 4 p.m. to get Independence Day started early at this yearly City event.

Since the first event in 1996, the City of Orange 3rd of July Celebration has grown into a beloved community event. The celebration kicks-off with live music, children's activities, community food booths, and a hometown carnival atmosphere.  As the sun begins to go down, everyone enters Fred Kelly Stadium for the grand finale performance by the Orange Community Master Chorale and patriotic fireworks salute to America.

 El Modena High School -Fred Kelly Stadium is located at 3920 East Spring Street, Orange, CA 92869.

In order to protect the field at Fred Kelly Stadium,  the following items are not allowed on the field: lawn chairs, food, drinks, seeds of any kind, gum, popcorn, hard soled or high-heel shoes, and any other items staff deem as harmful to the field. Wheeled items such as strollers, wheelchairs, wagons, or other wheeled items are only permitted in designated areas. 

Tickets are $7- children two years old and under are free- and can be purchased at the Community Services Department, 230 East Chapman Avenue (corner of Grand Street) through 5:30 p.m. Thursday, July 3, 2013. Tickets will also be available for purchase at the event after 1:30 p.m. Residents can get more information by calling the Special Events Hotline at (714) 744 -7278.