June 30, 2016

Fourth Of July Best Bets In The Los Angeles Area

June 30, 2016

Fourth Of July Best Bets In The Los Angeles Area

There are so many Los Angeles activities to celebrate the 4th of July. LA hosts epic fireworks display, concerts, parades, and so much more. Check out these Los Angeles events and get your Independence Day plans in order.

1. 4th of July Block Party at Grand

Grab everyone and go to Grand Park to see fireworks over Downtown LA! This block party, complete with three performance stages, also has a water fountain for splashing around in to keep you and the family cool. The party begins at 2 p.m. Downtown LA. Free. All Ages. 

2. Hollywood Bowl 4th of July Spectacular

This year's annual 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular at the Bowl is headlined by Chicago. The Bowl is offering 50% off tickets for kids, call for details. Show starts at 7:30 p.m. with fireworks to follow. Hollywood. $5 & up. All Ages. 

3. Marina Del Rey Fireworks

This is one of the most popular Los Angeles events for fireworks. Be sure to arrive early! Fireworks are launched from a barge in the Marina, enhanced by the reflection on the water below. Fireworks start at 9 p.m. Marina Del Rey. Free. All Ages. 

4. Valley Concert and Fireworks

The show featuring The Surf City All Stars begins at 6 p.m. Picnic and enjoy the show before the fireworks start at 9 p.m. Woodland Hills. Free. All Ages. 

5. Pacific Palisades Parade

The Palisades Parade is a big deal in the town center. You can expect skydivers, concerts, and horses in addition to the parade. Parade begins at 1:50 p.m. and is followed by a concert and fireworks after dark. Pacific Palisades. Free. All Ages. 

6. Culver City Fireworks Show

A carnival complete with Los Angeles activities like live music performances, starting at 6 p.m. Grab dinner at one of the city's delicious food trucks. Fireworks display starts at 9 p.m. Culver City. $5 suggested donation. All Ages. 

7. Disney’s Celebrate America

Who does fireworks better than Disney? Spend the day at the park and then celebrate the Fourth of July with a spectacularly coordinated concert in the Sky at Disneyland. Park opens at 8 a.m., fireworks at 9:25 p.m. Anaheim. $95 & up. All Ages.

8. A Queen Mary 4th of July

Enjoy family activities and live music all day while aboard the Queen Mary. You'll also take hula lessons, a carnival, scrumptious food and an amazing fireworks display. Boat opens at 2 p.m., fireworks begin at 9 p.m. Long Beach. $24-$99. All Ages. 

9. Aquarium of the Pacific BBQ

Come out and enjoy our barbeque, watch the Long Beach fireworks show over the Harbor, and check out sea creatures at the Aquarium at night at the annual 4th of July bash. You can come for only dinner, the fireworks, or stay for the whole day. Dinner is served at 5 6:30 p.m., fireworks at 9 p.m. Long Beach. $14.95-$59. All Ages. 

10. Mr. & Mrs. Muscle Beach

This annual competition draws pro and amateur bodybuilders. Final judging starts at 1 p.m. Venice Beach. Free. All Ages. 

11. Westchester 4th of July Parade

Westchester hosts a unique small town parade that's right out of a Norman Rockwell painting. Parade begins at 11 a.m. Westchester. Free. All Ages. 

12. Americafest at the Rose Bowl

This year marks the 90th annual Americafest. Boasting SoCal's largest fireworks display. Americafest also has food, fun, and entertainment. Carnival rides and food begin at 2 p.m. Fireworks start at 9 p.m. Pasadena. $13-$25, kids 5 and under are free. All Ages. 

13. Seaside Lagoon

The best seats for the Redondo Beach fireworks are found at Seaside Lagoon. You can play and picnic all day and view the fireworks at night. Fireworks start at 9 p.m. Redondo Beach. $10-$15. All Ages. 

14. Fireworks With the Dodgers

There will be fireworks after the ballgame as the Dodgers host the Orioles. Game begins at 6:10 p.m with fireworks to follow. Elysian Park. $25 & up. All Ages. 

15. The Galaxy

A fireworks display will follow the soccer game when The Los Angeles Galaxy takes on Vancouver Whitecaps. Game begins at 7:30 p.m with fireworks to follow. Carson. $19.50-$150. All Ages. 

16. Palisades Kids Run

Begin the day with a run before you indulge in your Independence Day activities! The Kids’ Run is non-competitive and each runner will get a ribbon and a flag. Run starts at 9:15 a.m. Pacific Palisades. $25 ($50 for the grown up run). All Ages. 

17. Firecracker Dash

Run or walk the 5K or the shorter Firecracker Dash, or you can do both! Every participant receives a t-shirt and medal. Runs begin at various times. Redondo Beach. $25-$40. Ages 4 & up. 



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