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All of the Best 4th of July Celebrations in Los Angeles

There is nothing that brings people together like an old fashioned 4th of July celebration. We like to celebrate with dazzling firework displays, all-Americana parades, BBQ’s and all around family-friendly fun. If you’re not sure where to go and what to do this holiday, we’ve curated a list of the best Fourth of July celebrations in Los Angeles – go have fun!

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Americafest at the Rose Bowl
1001 Rose Bowl Dr., Pasadena, CA 91103

The 93rd annual Fourth of July celebration at the Rose Bowl offers an all day 4th of July party, ending with one of the largest firework displays in Southern California. Music, food, and games for the kids will be happening outside of the stadium. Parking lots open at 12:00 pm, Family Fun Zone opens at 2:00 pm, doors open at 5:30 pm, performances begin at 7:00 pm, and fireworks begin at 9:00 pm. Tickets are available online (general Admission is $15, children 5 and under are Free. Parking is $30 on event day; $20 if pre-purchased).

Grand Park + The Music Center’s 4th of July Block Party 2019
200 N. Grand Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90012

Grand Park is the site of what is described as the “country’s largest free July 4th celebration.” The event begins at 3:00 pm and features a variety of family-friendly activities including picnicking, games, music, dancing, art-making, and of course an incredible fireworks show. Food vendors will be on site as well. Fireworks begin at 9:00 pm.

July 4th at the Marina
Burton Chace Park
13650 Mindanao Way, Marina del Rey, CA 90292

Families can celebrate 4th of July by the water in Marina del Rey. Make a day of it, enjoy picnics and walks, and then stay for the incredible fireworks show. Fireworks begin at 9:00 pm and last about 20 minutes. Check the website for parking information.

July 4th Fireworks Spectacular at Universal Studios Hollywood
Universal Studios Hollywood
100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City, CA 91608

Universal Studios Hollywood lights up the night sky with its first-ever July 4th fireworks celebration, inviting guests to enjoy a spectacular aerial display that will take place in multiple locations within the theme park. As the spirit of Independence Day sweeps across the theme park, guests can toast the day by enjoying the theme park’s many popular rides and attractions, before the festive pyrotechnics extravaganza, synchronized to a score of Universal-themed music and patriotic favorites, begins at 9:30pm.

4th of July Community Festival and Fireworks Show
Exposition Park
700 Exposition Park Dr., Los Angeles, CA

Exposition Park hosts a day of free family fun in honor of our country’s birthday. The fun begins at 11:00 am and features “live music, delectable food and activities for the entire family at this picnic style event.” Fireworks begin at dusk (about 9:00 pm). Parking information is available online; however, since parking is so limited families are encouraged to Go Metro. Check the website for details. 

The Hollywood Bowl is one of the many fun places to see fireworks in Los Angeles on 4th of July.

July 4th Fireworks Spectacular with Nile Rodgers and CHIC
Hollywood Bowl
2301 N. Highland Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90068

Celebrate the 4th of July at the Hollywood Bowl. Nile Rodgers and CHIC, along with the LA Phil, will be performing at 7:30 pm (as well as on July 2nd and 3rd). Tickets are available online, and half-off tickets are being offered for kids 12 and under. 
Click here to read our Guide to the Hollywood Bowl.

4th of July Fireworks
Barnes Park
S. Ramona Ave., Monterey Park, CA 91754

The city of Monterey Park is celebrating the 4th of July from 2:30 pm to 9:30 pm. This free community event features live entertainment, food, and fun for the whole family. Festivities begin at 2:30 pm, live entertainment begins at 5:00 pm, and the free fireworks show begins at 9:00 pm. At this special event, “the Monterey Park City Council also recognizes local military families and new U.S. citizens.” 

July 4th Spectacular – The Long Run (Eagles Tribute)
Janss Marketplace
275 N. Moorpark Rd., Thousand Oaks, CA 91360

Celebrate Independence Day during the Janss Marketplace 4th of July Spectacular! Enjoy a performance by The Long Run (an Eagles Tribute) as well as fun kids’ activities, and a dazzling fireworks show. 

Fourth of July Event
Sycamore Canyon Park
22930 Golden Springs Road, Diamond Bar, CA

The city of Diamond Bar is celebrating the 4th of July a little differently this year. This year’s celebration takes place on Wednesday, July 3rd from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm and features many family-friendly patriotic activities including live music, games, arts and crafts, face painting, photo opportunities with strolling historical figures, and more. Pack a picnic or take advantage of the onsite food trucks. Note, that this celebration will NOT feature a fireworks show. 

4th of July Fireworks in Ojai
Nordhoff High School
1401 Maricopa Hwy, Ojai, CA 93023

Enjoy the 4th of July in Ojai with “the best small town parade and fireworks show.” Enjoy a live band, food trucks, jumpers, and more. This all-day event begins at 7:00 am and continues until 9:00 pm with fireworks! Tickets are available online.
And click here to read our post 10 Fun Things To Do With Kids In Ojai.

Los Angles Dodgers Fourth of July
1000 Elysian Park Ave., Los Angeles, CA

Celebrate our country’s birthday by enjoying an all-time favorite pastime, watching a game of baseball. The game begins at 6:10 pm when the Dodgers will be playing against the Padres. Enjoy a fireworks show after the game. Tickets are available online.

An American Celebration Fireworks Spectacular
Starlight Bowl
1249 Lockheed View Dr., Burbank, CA 91501

Enjoy a performance by Big Bad Voodoo Daddy at the Starlight Bowl. Big Bad Voodoo Daddy has been making music for over 25 years and is ready to get you up and dancing on the 4th of July! Parking opens at 4:30 pm, gates open at 5:30 pm, and the concert begins at 6:30 pm. Buy your tickets early to ensure good seats for the musical show as well as the fireworks! Tickets are available online. 

July 4th Extravaganza
Warner Ranch Park
5800 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Woodland Hills, CA 91367

Councilman Bob Blumenfield’s July 4th Fireworks Extravaganza is happening from 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm. Enjoy a free concert and 15-minute fireworks display. Local restaurants and arts and crafts vendors will be selling their goods as well. The event is free, and parking fees serve as a donation to the Valley Cultural Foundation. 

Are you looking for something fun for the whole family on 4th of July in Southern California. We're giving away tickets to the Queen Mary's All-American 4th of July Celebration in Long Beach. It will be a day full of fun activities, food and of course epic fireworks! #4thofjuly #fireworks #queenmary

“All-American” 4th of July
Queen Mary
1126 Queens Highway, Long Beach, CA 90802

Families can celebrate the 4th of July on the Queen Mary with live entertainment, games, arts and crafts, tours, a spectacular fireworks show, and more. The festivities are from 3:00 pm to 10:00 pm. Children 3 and under are free. Tickets are available online and are expected to sell out quickly.

July 4th Late Night and BBQ
Aquarium of the Pacific
100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA 90802

Celebrate the 4th of July at the Aquarium of the Pacific with the Aquarium’s incredible exhibits and a great view of the Queen Mary fireworks. The festivities begin at 6:00 pm, with a fresh-grilled BBQ meal that also includes Aquarium admission. The Aquarium will be open until 10:00 pm. Ticket information is available online.

Palisades Rocks the Fourth
Palisades Charter High School
15777 Bowdoin St., Pacific Palisades, CA 90272

Pacific Palisades invites families to celebrate the 4th of July with a parade and fireworks show. This annual event is a popular community gathering featuring 300 minutes of live performances, food trucks, kids activities, and a dazzling fireworks show. Check the website for a schedule of events and ticket information.

4th of July Fireworks at Seaside Lagoon
200 Portofino Way, Redondo Beach, CA 

Celebrate the 4th of July in Redondo Beach with a community celebration featuring live music, food and beverage booths, activities for kids, and a fireworks show. 

4th of July Celebration
Point Vicente Park/Civic Center
30940 Hawthorne Blvd., Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 

The City of Rancho Palos Verdes hosts its annual 4th of July Celebration from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. The day-long fun includes rides, games, arts and crafts, a petting zoo, contests, a puppet show, performances by the Palos Verdes Symphonic Band, and more. Admission is free. Check the website for parking information.

4th of July Celebration and Fireworks Spectacular 
Recreation Park
401 Sheldon St., El Segundo, CA

The City of El Segundo is hosting its annual 4th of July Celebration and Fireworks Spectacular at Recreation Park. Daytime activities include games, contests, food, and more. Live music begins at 5:00 pm. Fireworks begin at 9:00 pm. 

Cinespia Presents E.T. + Fireworks
Hollywood Forever Cemetery
6000 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90038

Enjoy the Steven Spielberg classic film E.T. with a special showing on the 4th of July at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery. Families will also be treated to a fireworks show! Pack a picnic or take advantage of the concession stands on-site. Gates open at 7:15 pm. Tickets are available online. 

4 That are Worth The Drive 

“Mickey’s Mix Magic” at Disneyland Park (Joshua Sudock/Disneyland Resort)

4th of July at Disneyland
1313 Disneyland Dr., Anaheim, CA 92802

Celebrate our nation’s birthday at the “happiest place on Earth.” Enjoy an “inspirational fireworks show – all to the sound of patriotic music.” Spend the day at Disneyland and then enjoy a magical fireworks show.

Red, White and Boom! at LEGOLAND California
One Legoland Dr., Carlsbad, CA 92008

Special 4th of July activities will be happening all around LEGOLAND in honor of the holiday. Stay and play all day and then spend the evening watching a dazzling display of fireworks in designated locations throughout the park. Festivities include games, a patriotic costume parade (come dressed in your favorite red, white, and blue clothes), character meet and greets, live performances, and more. The celebration lasts from 1:00 pm to 9:00 p.m with fireworks at 8:30 p.m. All Red, White and BOOM! activities are included in the cost of admission to LEGOLAND California.

Huntington Beach Fourth of July Celebration
200 Main St., Huntington Beach, CA

The annual Huntington Beach 4th of July celebration is an all-day, family-friendly celebration. The parade begins at 10:00 am and is described as the “largest Independence Day parade west of the Mississippi River.” After the parade, there will be entertainment on the pier until 9:00 pm, when the fireworks begin.

Independence Day on the Back Bay
Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort
1131 Back Bay Dr., Newport Beach, CA 92660

Celebrate the 4th of July in Newport Beach with day-long festivities including live musical entertainment, food trucks, and fireworks. The festivities begin at 2:30 pm and continue until the fireworks show at 9:00 pm.

And one by boat!

4th of July at Descanso Bay Beach Club on Catalina Island

Experience the sights, sounds and flavors of 4th of July on Catalina Island. The celebration begins at 6pm with a BBQ buffet at Descanso Beach Club, home of Avalon’s only beachside restaurant and bar and one of the few places in SoCal where you can legally have a drink in your hand and your feet in the sand…at the same time. The USC Marching Band and Song Girls will be performing at 8pm, followed by Catalina’s fireworks spectacular over Avalon Bay. Then it’s dancing to DJ tunes under the stars till 11pm. Kick your celebration up a notch with a beachfront cabana, or chaise lounges. Available in limited quantities from 6:00 – 9:30pm. Call 877.778.8322 for reservations.

There are so many great places in and around Los Angeles to see fireworks. From Downtown LA to Disneyland to the Queen Mary, you'll find something fun to do to celebrate Independence Day. #4thofjuly #losangeles #thingstodoinla #Southerncalifornia #california
Fireworks at the Queen Mary

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