Updated for 2023
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.
Whether you get into fireworks shows, or you like small-town parades, if your neighborhood holds an annual Block Party, or you like to do all of the above, this list sure looks fun. If you’re not sure where to go and what to do this holiday, we’ve curated a list of more than 34 of the best Fourth of July celebrations in Los Angeles – enjoy!
We’ll keep adding 4th of July celebrations as they are announced!
The Best 4th of July Celebrations in Southern California
Grand Park’s 4th of July Block Party
200 N. Grand Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90012
LA’s largest free 4th of July party is back! Grand Park’s 4th of July Block Party is an in-person celebration offering fun for the whole family. The festivities are scheduled from 4:00 pm to 9:30 pm and include a “series of interactive multi-media art works in tribute to those who have contributed to the spirit of the Grand Park experience as the Park for Everyone.” Enjoy food, music, dancing, and fireworks over The Music Center Plaza.
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 Dodgers take on the Pittsburgh Pirates and there will be a terrific fireworks show after the game. Tickets are available online.
July 4th Fireworks Spectacular at Universal Studios Hollywood
100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City, CA 91608
July 4th Fireworks Spectacular is included with your admission tickets to Universal Studios Hollywood. Check their website for details.
July 4th Celebration with the Beach Boys
2301 N. Highland Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90068
Celebrate the 4th of July at the Hollywood Bowl on July 2nd, 3rd and 4th! With Fireworks all three nights. “With dozens of their chart-toppers becoming anthems of American youth—including “Surfin’ USA,” “I Get Around,” and “Fun, Fun, Fun”—The Beach Boys will light up the night with the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra and our legendary fireworks.” Half off for kids 12 and under. Ticket limits apply.
Click here to read our Guide to the Hollywood Bowl.
4th of July at Disneyland
1313 Disneyland Dr., Anaheim, CA 92802
Celebrate our nation’s birthday at the “happiest place on Earth.” On the 4th of July, Disneyland is celebrating the way only Disneyland can. Families will marvel at the “Fourth of July Concert in the Sky” scheduled for 9:30 pm.
LA Galaxy vs LAFC Major League Soccer
Rose Bowl Stadium
1001 Rose Bowl Drive, Pasadena, CA 91103
The Soccer fireworks will spark when the LA Galaxy faces off against LAFC in this MLS match!
Red, White and Boom!
One Legoland Dr., Carlsbad, CA 92008
Special 4th of July activities will be happening all around LEGOLAND in honor of the holiday. During the day, enjoy special performances and meet-and-greets with LEGO characters. Then at night, you’re in for a treat with a fireworks show set to a “patriotic music tribute with great viewing in designated locations throughout the Park.” Tickets are available online.
Councilman Bob Blumenfeld’s 4th of July Fireworks Presented by Amazon
Warner Park, 5800 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Woodland Hills, CA 91367
One of the most spectacular fireworks shows in SoCal. Plenty of food for purchase, and featuring live music. Bring a picnic, blankets, low chairs, and pillows and get ready for good music and good times.
4th of July Events in Conejo Valley and Thousand Oaks
This Independence Day you can celebrate all over the Conejo Valley! The 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular, coordinated by the Conejo Recreation and Park District, The City of Thousand Oaks and other local sponsors, takes place on the hill behind the Hillcrest Center of the Arts in Thousand Oaks. Other 4th of July activities in Thousand Oaks include: Pancake Breakfast at Borchard Community Center, Home Run Derby at Borchard Community Park – Field #2, SENIOR Home Run Derby at Borchard Community Park – Field #1, Open Swim Afternoon at Community Pools at CLU & NPHS, and Concert in the Park at Conejo Community Park featuring The Surf City All Stars.
4th of July Concert at Starlight Bowl
1249 Lockheed View Dr., Burbank, CA 91501
If you’re in Burbank on the 4th of July, then the Starlight Bowl is the place to be. Celebrate Independence Day with two performances featuring The Rising and Hollywood U2. And then, it’s time for a dazzling fireworks display. Ticket information is available online.
Independence Day/Kids’ Day and 4th of July Parade
City of San Gabriel’s Mission District
Parade will begin at Plaza Park (428 S. Mission Drive)
In celebration of Independence Day, the City of San Gabriel will host its annual parade, followed by a free Kids’ Day event at Smith Park, the endpoint of the parade. Kids’ Day will feature food trucks, games, community booths, live entertainment, and a free swim session. An “Honor Wall” will also honor members of the Armed Forces and showcase current and past troops who are residents of San Gabriel.
4th of July, Independence Day Celebration
598 Santana Way, Corona, CA
The City of Corona is celebrating Independence Day all day long on July 4th. The festivities include a Parade down Main Street. Then in the evening, head to Santana Park for music, food, and fun. In addition a fireworks show is planned at sundown. Details are available online.
Patriotic Festival and Fireworks
1st Avenue & Huntington Dr., Arcadia, CA
Downtown Arcadia is hosting its Patriotic Festival on Saturday, July 1st. The fun includes live musical entertainment, giveaways, food, and much more. In addition, a fireworks show is scheduled for the evening. Register online for this free event.
4th of July at the Libbey Bowl in Ojai
210 South Signal Street, Ojai, CA 93023
The City of Ojai is celebrating the 4th of July and everyone is invited. The festivities are planned for Monday, July 3rd with a concert at the Libbey Bowl. More details on their website.
And click here to read our post 10 Fun Things To Do With Kids In Ojai.
July 4th Concert in the Park
RPV City Hall/Civi Park
30940 Hawthorne Blvd., Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275
The Palos Verdes Symphonic Band (PVSB) is performing a July 4th Concert in the Park on July 4th at 3pm. The PVSB is made up of “musicians of all ages and professions across the South Bay community.”
Pacific Palisades 4th of July Parade and Fireworks Show
Via de la Paz, Pacific Palisades
The annual parade tradition continues in the Palisades, with a hometown feel and marching bands! Learn all about the traditions of the parade as well as information on the evening fireworks show online. Check the website for the latest information as it becomes available.
4th of July Parade
Everyone is invited to The Mammoth Lakes Chamber of Commerce 4th of July Parade! The route starts at the intersection of Chateau Road and Old Mammoth Road (by Salsa’s Taqueria) and ends at Manzanita Road and Main Street (by A-Frame Fine Wines & Spirits). In addition, the Air National Guard Band of the West Coast will be performing in the Parade and around town throughout the weekend. Details are available online.
Big Bear Lake Fireworks
“The Fireworks Spectacular explodes at 7,000 feet over Big Bear Lake every July 4th!” The free show generally begins between 8:45 pm and 9:15 pm, and runs approximately 30-40 minutes. The Fireworks Spectacular can be viewed from on the water, along the shore, and throughout Big Bear Valley.
Huntington Beach 4th of July
Celebrate the 4th of July in “Surf City” a.k.a. Huntington Beach! The festivities are described as “the largest Independence Day celebration west of the Mississippi!” A variety of events are planned, including a Parade, a Block Party, the Pier Plaza Festival, and more. And of course, a dazzling fireworks display over the ocean!! Check the website for details.
4th of July on Catalina Island
Experience the sights, sounds, and flavors of 4th of July on Catalina Island. The daylong celebration usually includes a golf cart parade, live musical performances, and a fireworks show. Check the website for details as they become available.
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 games, watersports, food, and lots of fun. At night, it’s time for an epic fireworks display! Details are available online.
4th of July Celebration in La Habra
La Bonita Park
1440 W. Whittier Blvd., La Habra, CA 90631
If you’re in La Habra head to La Bonita Park for the city’s 4th of July Celebration. Gates open at 4:00 pm, and the fun includes live musical performances, kids’ activities, a military flyover, food and retail vendors, and more. A Fireworks Display begins at 9:15 pm. Ticket information is available online.
Celebrate Independence Day
Pretend City Children’s Museum
29 Hubble, Irvine, CA
Celebrate Independence Day at Pretend City Children’s Museum on Sunday, July 2nd. Children will learn about this special day through a variety of activities including story time, art projects, and games. All activities are included in general admission. Ticket information is available online.
Marina Del Rey 4th of July Fireworks (Info not yet updated)
Viewing opportunities in Burton Chace Park, and Fisherman’s Village, or on the water in a yacht, Marina del Rey, CA
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.
Santa Monica 4th of July Parade – info not yet updated
Main St., Santa Monica, CA
The Annual Santa Monica 4th of July Parade is happening on July 4th beginning at 9:30 am. This year’s parade will “honor our community heroes, first responders during the pandemic years: healthcare, public safety and food service workers.” Get ready for floats, music, and fun!
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Saturday 4th of July 2015
These are really great, kids would have lots of fun at any places listed above.