Star Spangled Spectacular

Celebrate Independence Day throughout the SAMLARC Community
June 28, 2021 - July 4, 2021

The SAMLARC Star Spangled Spectacular honors the American Spirit! We invite you to enjoy  Independence Day with your loved ones, safely bringing the community together and celebrate our great nation. Explore the activities below and share your fun with SAMLARC!

Patriotic Home Decorating Competition

Tour & Vote June 28-July 4

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Click here to cast your vote!

We invite you to showcase your Independence Day spirit by joining this year's Patriotic Home Decorating Competition! Each participating house must decorate with an Independence Day theme filled with red, white and blue! Each participant must submit their address to the SAMLARC team by Friday, June 25th. Once all entries have been submitted, a map will be posted to provide directions for the community to take “spirit rides” to visit each home, then go online to vote for your favorites afterwards! SAMLARC American Spirit Week will launch on Monday, June 28th and will run through Sunday, July 4th. The homes that receive the most online votes by the end of the day on Sunday, July 4th will win a $100, $75, or $50 virtual Amazon gift card for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. The winning homes will also be featured on Facebook as well as Instagram!

July 4th Star Spangled Spectacular​

Independence Day Activities at the Lago Santa Margarita Lakeshore & Beach Club

The SAMLARC Board of Directors is excited to host this year’s July 4th Star Spangled Spectacular! After a year of anticipation, this beloved community tradition will return to the Lago Santa Margarita Beach Club in celebration of Independence Day.

Activities at the Beach Club Lagoon

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. Advanced digital ticket reservations will take place online at SAMLARC.ORG/EVENTS on Monday, June 21st beginning at 12:00 p.m.

  • A maximum of eight (8) tickets may be reserved per household. All Member and guest names will be required upon registration

  • Digital tickets will be sent to the email address used for the reservation

  • Tickets will be verified for entry on July 4th along with your SAMLARC gate access card. You must be a SAMLARC Member to reserve tickets and Members must remain with guests at all times

  • Unclaimed tickets 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 must check in before 12:00 p.m. and will be escorted to their reserved table. After 12:00 p.m., unconfirmed tables 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. Guests may not enter or reenter the Beach Club after 8:30 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

  • 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


July 4th Activities at the Lake

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.


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 guests 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

The Board of Directors looks forward to the return of one of SAMLARC’s most cherished events, in celebration of our wonderful country and welcoming community!

Click HERE to read Star Spangled Spectacular FAQ's!

Voice of SAMLARC Singing Competition

Winners Announced June 21

Musical SAMLARC Members are invited to share the Independence day music in their souls! The winners of this year’s Voice of SAMLARC will showcase their patriotic spirit for the community. Participants will submit video auditions, singing a cappella renditions of The Star Spangled Banner & God Bless America. Outstanding auditions will be compiled into a patriotic video and shared on SAMLARC’s social media to spread the 4th of July spirit. The winning singers will be invited to perform a capella at the Lago Santa Margarita Beach Club on July 4th!