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Star Spangled Spectacular

The SAMLARC Star Spangled Spectacular honors the American Spirit! Enjoy Independence Day with your loved ones, bringing the community together to celebrate our great nation.

Read Star Spangled Spectacular FAQ's Here!

July 4th Activities at the Lago Santa Margarita

SAMLARC Members are invited to enjoy Independence Day at the Lake! Bring a picnic dinner, enjoy the summer afternoon, and stroll by the Lakeshore Amphitheater to enjoy live, patriotic musical performances by volunteers from The Bridge Church!

  • Blankets may be placed around the Lake no earlier than 6:00 a.m. on July 3. Blankets placed prior to this time will be removed and held at the Beach Club Office for pick-up

  • Stakes and plastic tarps are not permitted

  • Grills, glass containers, fireworks, cigarettes, skates/skateboards, and bounce houses are not permitted

  • Decorations are permitted so long as they are weighted down or secured with string or ribbon – staples, tacks, and tape are not permitted. In addition, Southern California Edison strongly suggests weighting down any metallic balloons to reduce the risk of injury and power outages

  • Blankets must be placed on grass areas only – blankets covering or partially covering sidewalks will be removed and held at the Beach Club Office for pick-up

  • Drones are not permitted. RC boats under 3’ are permitted before 4:00 p.m.

​Patriotic Bike & Trike Parade

Decorate your bikes, trikes, scooters, pets, and more with patriotic flair, and join us for a parade at the Lake! The parade will begin at the Beach Club and wind its way along the Lakeshore to the Lakeshore Amphitheater, where ice cold Rocket Pops will be waiting for participants to enjoy!

  • The Bike & Trike Parade begins at 10:00 a.m. at the Beach Club

  • The parade route spans the Beach Club to the Lakeshore Amphitheater; approximately .75 miles with a slight incline

  • In alignment with California standards, helmets are recommended for those under the age of 18

  • Furry friends are welcome to join the fun, and must remain on-leash at all times

​Star Spangled Spectacular Fireworks Display

SAMLARC is excited to provide fireworks display for Members at the Beach Club Lagoon! The show will begin with acapella performances by the winners of this year’s Voice of SAMLARC Singing Competition!

  • Fireworks are scheduled to begin at 9:00 p.m.

  • To protect the area prior to the evening fireworks display, the Beach Club gates will be closed at 8:45 p.m. and no one will be permitted to exit or enter after that time

  • Fireworks displays are authorized by the Orange County Fire Authority. OCFA may, at any point, determine that environmental effects or participant behaviors make conditions for the display unsafe. Help protect the opportunities for a smooth show by observing the following rules:

  • Drones are not permitted on SAMLARC property and may interfere with flight path of the fireworks. If OCFA observes unauthorized drone activity, the representative has the authority to cancel the display

  • OCFA and SAMLARC establish a “hot zone” within the Beach Club property where professional vendors will install, launch, and clean up the fireworks materials. Guests are not permitted within this zone

  • At 8:45 p.m. the Beach Club Gates will close to prevent pedestrian traffic during the fireworks display. Guests will not be permitted to enter after 8:45 p.m. and guests who exit the facility will not be permitted to reenter

Activities at the Beach Club Lagoon

​ADVANCED DIGITAL TICKET RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED TO ACCESS THE BEACH CLUB FACILITY ON JULY 4. Tickets are sold out; unclaimed tickets will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis at 3:00 p.m. on July 4.

Enjoy music, games, and fun in the sun at the Lagoon! Members are invited to spend the day with family and friends. The Beach Club Bistro will offer delicious food for purchase and community BBQs will be available for use. A DJ will host games throughout the afternoon, guests will enjoy acapella performances from the winners of this year’s Voice of SAMLARC singing competition and end the night with a fireworks display!

  • Admission to the Beach Club Lagoon is by advanced tickets only. You must be a SAMLARC Member to reserve tickets.

  • A maximum of eight (8) tickets may be reserved per household (including guests). All participant names are required. Members must remain with guests at all times.

  • Registration information will be verified and confirmed in an email during the week of June 13. This email will contain the confirmed number of tickets, event waivers, wristband information, facility rules, and applicable table information.

  • To streamline check-in on July 4, we encourage you to pick up your wristbands at the Beach Club between June 20 and July 4 at 3 p.m. Please bring your SAMLARC card (physical card), the email confirmation (digital or print) and waivers (print only) with you to check-in. Wristbands will also be distributed on July 4 until 3 p.m. Please note that lost wristbands will not be replaced.

  • Tickets and wristbands will be verified for entry on July 4th along with your SAMLARC gate access card. Members bringing guests must accompany their guests at all times, including at check-in. Unclaimed wristbands will be released at 3:00 p.m. on July 4th on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • Patio tables will be reserved by lottery. Families who receive a table reservation will be notified via email and must check in before 3:00 p.m. on July 4. At 3:00 p.m., tables that have not been checked in will be released on a first-come, first-served basis

  • The Beach Club will open at 8:00 a.m. for the day, with gates closed at 8:00 p.m. No one may enter or re-enter the Beach Club after 8:30 p.m.

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