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LA’s Top: Best Fourth 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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Best Fourth of July Celebrations in Los Angeles

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

The 91st 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. 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).

Grand Park + The Music Center’s 4th of July Block Party 2018
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 trucks will be on hand as well. Fireworks begin at 9:00 pm.

4th of July Fireworks Celebration
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.

4th of July Community Festival and Fireworks Show
Exposition Park South Lawn
Exposition Park Dr. and Bill Robertson Lane, Los Angeles, CA

Exposition Park hosts a day of free family fun featuring live music, food, games, and activities for all. Entertainment begins at 12:00 pm, and fireworks begin at dusk (about 9:00 pm).

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

The city of Monterey Park is celebrating the 4th of July from 5:00 pm to 9:30 pm. This free community event features live entertainment, food, and fun for the whole family. Fireworks begin at about 9:00 pm.

4th of July Fireworks Spectacular
Janss Marketplace
275 N. Moorpark Rd., Thousand Oaks, CA 91360

Celebrate Independence Day during the Janss Marketplace 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular! Come enjoy FREE LIVE MUSIC from Funky Hippeez (70s Dance Party) upstairs and the live DJ downstairs throughout the event leading up to the dazzling Firework Finale. Enjoy FREE non-stop family fun starting at 5pm. Kids will love the bounce house, face painters and more activities in the Kid’s Fun Zone.

4th of July Blast
Diamond Bar High School
21400 Pathfinder Road, Diamond Bar, CA 91765

The city of Diamond Bar celebrates 4th of July with its annual “4th of July Blast” happening from 5:00 pm to 9:30 pm. Enjoy a live musical performance by “Cold Duck,” an R&B and variety band and fireworks that start at 9:00 pm. Bring a picnic and your dancing shoes!

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

Enjoy the 4th of July in the small-town of Ojai. Gates open at 5:30 pm giving you the chance to enjoy a live band, food trucks, and games. (No glass and no alcohol). Fireworks start at about 9:15 pm. Tickets are available online.

July 4th Fireworks Spectacular with The Go-Go’s
Hollywood Bowl
2301 N. Highland Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90068

Celebrate the 4th of July at the Hollywood Bowl. The Go-Go’s will be performing at 7:30 pm (as well as on July 2nd and 3rd). Tickets are available online. Click here to read our Guide to the Hollywood Bowl.

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 5:10 pm when the Dodgers will be playing against the Pirates . Fireworks follow the game. Tickets are available online.

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

Enjoy a performance by the High Street Band and Precious Byrd at the Starlight Bowl. Parking opens at 4:30 pm, gates open at 5:30 pm, and the concert begins at 6:30 pm. Tickets are available online.

July 4th Extravaganza
Valley Cultural Center
5800 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Woodland Hills, CA 91367

The Valley Cultural Center hosts a free concert and 15-minute fireworks display. Local restaurants and arts and crafts vendors will be selling their goods as well. The fun begins at 6:00 pm and continues until 9:30 pm.

“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, fireworks, and more. The festivities are from 2:00 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 “fish-eye view” of the Queen Mary fireworks. The festivities begin at 5:00 pm, with a BBQ seating at 6:00 pm. 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 “Palisades on Parade” this 4th of July.  Start the day running the Palisades Will Rogers 5k, 10k or Kids Fun Run in the morning, join in on the Palisades Parade in the afternoon and then in the evening watch the fireworks from Palisades High School and enjoy live musicians, food, fun, and family games. Check the website for a schedule of events and ticket information.

4 That are Worth The Drive 

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 with great locations throughout the park. 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 2:00 pm and continue until the fireworks show at 9:00 pm.

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.

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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