BEST 4TH OF JULY EVENTS IN AND AROUND LOS ANGELES


Ready for fireworks? Here are the July 4th events happening in and around LA. Celebrate Independence Day 2017 with fireworks shows, parades and patriotic concerts.


4th of July Block Party

July 4, 2017 from 2pm-9:30pm

Grand Park - The Music Center

200 North Grand Ave Los Angeles, CA This 4th of July Block Party takes place between Temple and Second Streets in downtown Los Angeles. Each year, it launches one of the city’s most dazzling rooftop fireworks displays for all to enjoy after an evening filled with live music and cheer. At this block party, everyone is a neighbor and welcome to come out to the downtown area to take part in the festivities. Attendees can enjoy music of all genres on three different stages and sample some of the best distinctly American foods from local restaurants and food trucks. Free admission. No alcohol or outside beverages allowed (free water filling station for empty, non-glass bottles) and no chairs. Check website for parking and transportation options, other rules and park map. Fireworks starts at 9:00pm.

Parking: $10 under the park or at the Music Center, Bike Valet at 1st and Hill.

Metro: Red Line to Pershing Square Station (Civic Center/Grand Park station will be partially closed). Metro users are encouraged to load their TAP card with round trip fare in advance, either online or on their way into the station, in order to bypass the TAP vending machine lines later in the evening.

4th of July Community Festival & Firework Show

July 4, 2017 from 12pm-10pm

Exposition Park

700 Exposition Park Dr., Los Angeles, CA

Fourth of July Community Festival and Fireworks Show at Exposition Park features games, food, music, and rides from noon-10 p.m. International fireworks starts at 9 p.m.

LA Freedom Festival

July 4, 2017 from 5:30pm-10:30pm

Santa Monica Blvd between Avenue of Starts & Century Park East

Iranian-American comedian Max Amini is master of ceremonies for the unveiling of the Freedom Sculpture, by artist Cecil Balmond, at a street party that includes music by international singers Ebi and Arash plus international food and fireworks. The L.A Freedom Festival will be a celebration of diversity and unity in Los Angeles, featuring amazing multi-ethnic foods, diverse musical acts, a range of celebrity speakers and much more. The festival is anticipated to be attended by thousands of Angelenos from a wide variety of cultures, lifestyles, and backgrounds.

Dodgers 4th of July Spectacular

Dodgers vs Arizona Diamondbacks

July 4, 2017 from 6:10pm

1000 Vin Scully Ave., Los Angeles, CA

The Dodgers will have a night of fireworks on July 4 after their game with the Diamondbacks. Game begins at 6:10 p.m. Fireworks starts after the game around 8:45pm. Purchase ticket through this link to receive a Dodgers’ Fourth of July T-Shirt, or check Goldstar for discount tickets. $35 and up.


Marina Del Rey Celebration

July 4, 2017 at 9pm

13650 Mindanao Way, Marina Del Rey, CA 90292

Spend the day in the Marina with a picnic in the park, enjoy a waterfront dinner with firework views, or hop aboard an observation cruise for a front-row seat to the show. Traditional fireworks extravaganza over the main channel programmed to patriotic music broadcast over FM radio KXLU, 88.9 and relayed over loudspeakers in Chase Park. Chase Park is one block west of Admiralty Way. The firework will also be viewable from Fisherman's Village and Marina Beach. This is a free event. Paid parking in County lots.

The Culver City 4th of July celebration

July 4, 2017 at 4pm

West LA College

9000 Overland Ave, Culver City, CA 90230

The Culver City 4th of July celebration includes live music, food trucks, family-friendly midway games and a fireworks display at West LA College. Gates open at 4 pm. $5 per person, children under 6 are free. Parking: $10. Check the website for carpool deal if you can fit 6 or more in your vehicle.

Three day 4th of July Celebration at the Hollywood Bowl

July 2 through July 4, 2017 at 7:30pm
Hollywood Bowl
2301 N Highland Ave,, Hollywood, CA 90068

For 2017, Pentatonix will be headlining the three-day Independence Day celebration with fireworks each night at the landmark Hollywood Bowl. Tickets from $7-$266 + fee. Get more info at Hollywood Bowl Visitors Guide.

4th of July Late Night BBQ at the Aquarium of the Pacific

July 4, 2017 at 5pm

Aquarium of the Pacific

100 Aquarium Way,, Long Beach, CA 90802

Celebrate Independence Day with the red, white, and blue fish at the Aquarium of the Pacific. Families will be able to witness the ambiance of the Aquarium at night and get a fish-eye view of the Queen Mary fireworks display. Wave the flag, watch the fireworks, and enjoy some freshly grilled BBQ with the Aquarium of the Pacific. You’ll also be able to journey inside the Aquarium to see wonders of the sea until 10 p.m. Reserve tickets online for the cookout ($64 adults, $28 kids), which will feature classic summer treats like coal slaw and hot dogs, in addition to fancier fare, including brisket and s'mores bars. A kid-friendly menu is also available. The aquarium is open all day, but discounted admission ($14.95) starts at 5pm.


Pacific Palisades Fourth of July Parade

July 4, 2017 at 1:50pm

Palisades Charter High School

15777 Bowdoin Street., Pacific Palisades, CA

As the sun sets, the town will be dancing, singing and waving the American flag at Palisades Charter High School. Family-friendly activities and music from local musicians are available in the parking lot adjoining the concert/fireworks viewing area. Parade opens with skydivers at 1:50 p.m. (via de la Paz to Sunset Boulevard, east on Sunset to Drummond Street). Food trucks start serving at 4 pm. Covered grandstand parade seating ($10- 50, purchase on the website). Fireworks start at 9 p.m. Bring blanket or low-back chairs. Parking is extremely limited so reserve as early as possible.

Knott's Berry Farm 4th of July Celebration

July 1, 2017 through Jul 4, 2017 at 9:30pm

Knott's Berry Farm

8039 Beach Boulevard, Buena Park, CA 90620

Knott’s Berry Farm celebrates the holiday with fireworks displayed across the western skies of Knott's Berry Farm at 9:30 pm. Prices vary.

July 4th Fireworks and Extravaganza in Woodland Hills

July 4, 2017 from 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Warner Ranch Park

5800 Topanga Canyon Blvd Woodland Hills, CA 91367

Celebrate Independence Day in Woodland Hills during July 4th Fireworks Extravaganza. Hosted by Valley Cultural Center, this fun event takes place at Warner Ranch Park. This is known as one of the spectacular fireworks displays in Southern California, with a 15-minute long spectacular display following a free concert. 15-plus local restaurants will be on hand to sell their wares, as well as arts and crafts vendors and local businesses purveying their goods. This event is free, but there’s also a VIP option for $10, which reserves you a seat. For $25, you can get a reserved seat and a parking pass. You can buy tickets via this link.

4th of July at The Queen Mary

July 4, 2017 from 2pm-10pm

The Queen Mary

1126 Queens Hwy, Long Beach, CA 90802

It’s an “All-American” summer aboard the Queen Mary! Experience July 4th as special live entertainment, family games, arts & crafts, special historic tours and a patriotic theatrical movie in the Queen Mary Theater, and so much more fill the decks of the legendary ship. It’s a true red, white and blue celebration like no other. To top off the night the Queen Mary will present its signature fireworks spectacular filled with patriotic music while you enjoy a summer evening under the beautiful Southern California night sky with the backdrop of the Pacific Ocean. If that wasn’t enough there will be a special performance by the hit 80’s artist The Pointer Sisters. The event sells out each year, so get your tickets early to secure your spot in this “All-American” celebration!

Prices are $44.00 per adult (ages 12+) if tickets are purchased prior to July 4th. On July 4th at the door the price is $49 per adult (ages 12+) Prices are $24.00 per child (ages 4-11) if tickets are purchased prior to July 4th. On July 4th at the door the price is $29 per adult (ages 4-11)

Coca-Cola 4th of July Fest at Six Flag Magic Mountain

July 1, 2017 through July 4, 2017 from 10:30 am - 9:30pm

Six Flags Magic Mountain

26101 Magic Mountain Pkwy

Valencia, CA 91355

The July 4th weekend festivities at Magic Mountain include a nightly fireworks show. Celebrate with a musical salute featuring bands in the Park throughout the day capped off each evening with a dazzling star-spangled nighttime show set to patriotic music. The best place to view is from the Full Throttle Plaza. Approximate show time is 9:30pm nightly. Exclusive Ride Time on at least four separate rides one hour before the park opens on July 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th! Bring in any can of Coca-Cola® product with you along with your admission ticket or season pass to Six Flags Magic Mountain on those four days for early entry.


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