Updated for 2022
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!
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The Best 4th of July Celebrations East of Los Angeles
96th Annual AmericaFest
1001 Rose Bowl Dr., Pasadena, CA 91103
The 96th Annual AmericaFest, the annual Fourth of July celebration at the Rose Bowl, is planned for Monday, July 4th. This popular event features a day full of tailgating, celebration, and entertainment, including a spectacular fireworks display. Parking opens at 1:00 pm, doors open at 5:30 pm, and the event begins at 7:00 pm. Check the website for updates.
THE COMPANY MEN and The Soul of Broadway
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 COMPANY MEN and The Soul of Broadway. 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. Monday, July 4 – parade begins at 9am and Kids’ Day right afterwards.
4th of July, Independence Day Celebration
598 Santana Way, Corona, CA
The City of Corona is celebrating Independence Day all day long on Monday, July 4th. The festivities include a 9:00 am Parade down Main Street. At 5:00 pm, head to Santana Park for music, food, and fun. In addition a fireworks show is planned at sundown. Details are available online.
2022 Independence Day Fireworks Show
350 S. McPherrin Ave., Monterey Park, CA 91754
The City of Monterey Park is celebrating Independence Day with a special fireworks show on Saturday, July 2nd from 6 pm to 9 pm. This free community event features live entertainment and fun for the whole family. The free fireworks show begins at 9:00 pm.
Patriotic Festival and Fireworks
1st Avenue & Huntington Dr., Arcadia, CA
Downtown Arcadia is hosting its Patriotic Festival on Saturday, July 2nd from 5 pm to 9 pm. The fun includes live musical entertainment, giveaways, food, and much more. In addition, a fireworks show is scheduled for 9 pm. Register online for this free event.
4th of July Events in Hollywood
July 4th Fireworks Spectacular with Steve Martin and Martin Short
2301 N. Highland Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90068
Celebrate the 4th of July at the Hollywood Bowl! July 4th Fireworks Spectacular with Steve Martin and Martin Short is scheduled for Monday, July 4th at 7:30 pm as well as Saturday, July 2nd and Sunday, July 3rd. “Thomas Wilkins and the Los Angeles Philharmonic perform a program of favorites — along with two of the funniest, most influential, and most acclaimed talents of the past century: Steve Martin and Martin Short.” Ticket information is available online. (Half-off for kids 12 and under; ticket limits apply.)
Click here to read our Guide to the Hollywood Bowl.
July 4th Fireworks Spectacular at Universal Studios Hollywood
100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City, CA 91608
Plans for the July 4th Fireworks Spectacular at Universal Studios Hollywood have not yet been finalized. Check the website for the latest information as it becomes available.
Cinespia: Outdoor Movies and Fireworks
Hollywood Forever Cemetery
6000 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA
Cinespia is hosting a special 4th of July movie event! On Monday, July 4th there is an outdoor screening of Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, followed by a fireworks show. Details and tickets are available online. (The movie is rated PG-13).
4th of July Events in Downtown Los Angeles
Grand Park’s 4th of July Block Party 2022
200 N. Grand Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90012
Grand Park’s 4th of July Block Party is back with 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 game begins at 7:10 pm when the Dodgers will be playing against the Rockies. Enjoy a fireworks show after the game. Tickets are available online.
4th of July Events in the West Valley and North
2022 4th of July Spectacular
275 N. Moorpark Rd., Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
The Conejo Recreation and Park District and the City of Thousand Oaks invite families to enjoy its 4th of July fireworks show. Before the fireworks, there will also be live music and entertainment for the kids. The fun is scheduled for Monday, July 4th from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm.
4th of July in Ojai 2022
Nordhoff High School
1401 Maricopa Hwy, Ojai, CA 93023
The City of Ojai is celebrating the 4th of July and everyone is invited. The festivities are planned for Monday, July 4th from 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm and feature “family fun, great music and an amazing firework show.”
And click here to read our post 10 Fun Things To Do With Kids In Ojai.
Councilman Bob Blumenfield’s July 4th Extravaganza – Presented by Amazon
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. Food trucks as well as arts-and-crafts vendors will be on-site as well. The event is free, and parking fees serve as a donation to the Valley Cultural Foundation. Tickets are available online.
4th of July Fireworks Spectacular
Calabasas High School
22855 Mulholland Hwy, Calabasas, CA 91302
The City of Calabasas invites families to enjoy its 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular. The gates open at 4:00 pm and then the fun begins. A Family Fun Zone includes arts and crafts, inflatables, games, stilt walkers, and much more. There will also be a live music dance party, and then at 9:00 pm a “musically choreographed Fireworks Spectacular!” Ticket information is available online.
4th of July Events in the South Bay
LA Galaxy July 4th Fireworks Show
Dignity Health Sports Park
18400 Avalon Blvd., Carson, CA 90746
The LA Galaxy’s annual Fourth of July game will feature a contest against CF Montréal at 7:30 pm. Following the match, the club will host a fireworks show for all fans in attendance. Ticket information is available online.
6th Annual Salute to the Troops: Picnic and Concert
Polliwog Park Amphitheater
1601 Manhattan Beach Blvd., Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
The City of Manhattan Beach hosts its 6th Annual Salute to the Troops: Picnic and Concert on Sunday, July 3rd from 5 pm to 7 pm. Pack a picnic and don’t forget your blankets and lawn chairs. Then sit back, relax, and enjoy a performance by The Satin Dollz.
4th of July Event
401 Sheldon St., El Segundo, CA
The City of El Segundo is hosting its annual 4th of July Fireworks Display at Recreation Park. Daytime and Nighttime events are planned. From 10 am to 3 pm, the fun includes sack races, a water balloon toss, food trucks, and more. The evening festivities are planned from 5 pm to 9 pm and include live musical performances, food booths, and more. Details are available online.
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 Monday, July 4th from 11:15 am to 12:30 pm. The PVSB is made up of “musicians of all ages and professions across the South Bay community.”
4th of July Events on the Westside
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.
Marina Del Rey 4th of July Fireworks
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.
Santa Monica 4th of July Parade
Main St., Santa Monica, CA
The Annual Santa Monica 4th of July Parade is happening on Monday, 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!
4th of July Events in Big Bear and Mammoth Lakes
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). The parade starts at 11:00 am and concludes about 12:30 pm. Attendance is free. 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.
Crowley Lake Fireworks Spectacular
“The Independence Day fireworks show promises to be a bright and striking display of color in the Eastern Sierra night sky.” This year’s custom designed ‘Sky Concert’ will propel over 851 shells into the Eastern Sierra sky for a mesmerizing 17 minutes beginning at about 9:15 p.m (weather permitting).”
“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.
Big Bear Lake Independence Day Fair
42900 Big Bear Blvd., Big Bear Lake, CA
Big Bear Lake Independence Day Fair is a two-day event (July 3rd and 4th) featuring vendors, live entertainment, kids’ activities, and much more. Check the website for details.
4th of July Events in Orange County
4th of July Spectacular
4756 Valley View Ave., Yorba Linda, CA 92886
Celebrate the 4th of July in Veterans Park in the city of Yorba Linda. The festivities are scheduled from 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm and include food vendors, family activities, live music, and, of course, a fireworks show! The fireworks begin at 9:00 pm.
4th of July Fireworks Spectacular
Los Alamitos Joint Forces Training Base
11206 Lexington Dr., Los Alamitos, CA 90720
The City of Los Alamitos is hosting its own 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular. Enjoy food, vendor booths, and musical entertainment at this free event. Remember to bring your lawn chairs and blankets. Fireworks begin 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.” 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.
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, from July 1st through July 4th, including a Parade, Pier Plaza Festival, and more. And of course, a dazzling fireworks display over the ocean!! Check the website for details.
Experience the sights, sounds, and flavors of 4th of July on Catalina Island. This year’s theme is “Explore Catalina By Land, Sea, and Air.” The daylong celebration includes a golf cart parade, live musical performances, and a fireworks show. Check the website for details as they become available.
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.
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
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 3rd. 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.
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