Fireworks, Parades, & More: 4th of July in Los Angeles

4th of July plans in Los Angeles? There are so many events to choose from all over the city. We love celebrating Independence Day here! From spectacular fireworks to block parties to live music to wine and beer festivals, here’s just a sliver of some the places to be this weekend and on Monday.

Photograph: Courtesy Los Angeles Philharmonic Association/Adam Latham

Photograph: Courtesy Los Angeles Philharmonic Association/Adam Latham


‘Merica Fest at Angel City Brewery – Join Angel City Brewery at the Public House for a celebration of all things ‘Merican. They;ll be transforming their parking lot into a down-home backyard BBQ space, with food trucks, live music, lawn games, and frozen treats. Their event is Sunday, July 3 and strictly for the 21 and over crowd. And if you wear your best ‘Merica gear you’ll have a chance to win ACB prizes!


Culver City – There will be carnival games, food trucks, a raffle and live music from Teresa James & the Rhythm Tramps all at West L.A. College. Gates open at 5pm and fireworks will begin at nightfall. The suggested donation is $5. With July 4th falling on a Monday this year, this booze free event is perfect for the whole family!


Dodger Stadium – What is more American than a ballgame? The Dodgers vs. Orioles game starts at 6:10pm on the holiday but before that there will be a large American flag display held by members of the Armed Forces as well as a performance from celebrity bald eagles Chinook and Anami from The Los Angeles Zoo. The stadium’s famous fireworks show will happen immediately post game whether or not our team wins or loses. (They’ll win).


Grand Park – #GO4THDTLA. Grand Park and The Music Center are where to celebrate together with music, food, and an incredible fireworks display launched from the civic center skyline. Grab the best friends, the whole family, and main squeezes and enjoy a bit of togetherness under the beautiful Angeleno sky. The festivities begin at 2pm.


Hollywood Bowl – My personal favorite Fourth of July fireworks spectacular, this year the Hollywood Bowl will host the legendary rock ‘n’ roll band Chicago. There will be fireworks displays over the iconic Hollywood Bowl on the 2nd and 3rd as well —not just the 4th.


Hollywood Forever Cemetery – Tickets may be sold out, but if you’re lucky enough to snag a pair, Cinespia is presenting a screening of the classic film Grease on Sunday, July 3rd, followed by a fireworks extravaganza.



Malibu Wines – It’ll be wine o’clock all day long at LA’s favorite winery. They’ll be celebrating with food trucks, live music, and extended hours all weekend, but on Monday they’ll be open from 12pm to 6pm. Email bookings@malibuwines.com for reservations.


Marina del Rey – Make a splash at Marina del Rey’s annual fireworks celebration, one of the best in town. Spend the day in the Marina at the beach then settle in for dinner at one of the neighborhood’s many beachside restaurants. Fireworks begin at 9pm. Or view from these ideal spots: Fisherman’s Village – 13755 Fiji Way, Burton Chace Park – 13650 Mindanao Way, Marina (Mother’s) Beach – 4101 Admiralty Way.


Pacific Palisades – The 68th Annual Pacific Palisades Fourth of July Parade is a major highlight for the coastal community. Join your neighbors and enjoy the best bands and equestrian units in the country, marching along side community groups, local celebrities, neighbors and kids. The 2016 parade theme is Independence Day—the Palisades Way! The parade begins at 2pm.


Queen Mary in Long Beach – This event is filled to the brim with entertainment options! Celebrate an All-American 4th of July aboard the Queen Mary with entertainment and a great fireworks show. Entertainment includes a Coney Island style Carnival & Circus, showcasing Aerialists & Acrobats, patriotic entertainment, strolling performers, plus carnival games, face painting, caricatures, carnival treats, inflatable jumper & trackless train rides, a New Orleans marching band, a Nashville Tailgate with a live DJ and a country band, a Hollywood party featuring a live DJ and hip hop dancers and a hula party.

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The Rose Bowl – Home of Southern California’s biggest fireworks display, The Rose Bowl is pulling out all the stops this Independence Day. The 90th annual AmericaFest will once again showcase a world-renown fireworks show and entertainment to remember. You won’t want to miss it! At 7pm the National Anthem will be sung by Pasadena Symphony’s JPL Chorus. At 7:30 p.m. TNT Freestyle Motocross “All American Thrill Show” At 7:50 p.m. Special performances from Liverpool Legends, the Ultimate Beatles Tribute. At 8:50 p.m. NASA Live from Mission Control – Juno reaches Jupiter. And then at 9:00 p.m. the grand finale: The Biggest Fireworks show in Southern California Produced by Pyro Spectaculars by Souza.
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Studio City – Studio City’s 18th July Fireworks Festival at CBS Studio Center lot promises to be the biggest and best one yet. Their theme this year is Hawaiian Luau. Thehe main stage will host the musical talents of James Kruk and the Big Boss Men. Additional entertainment includes magic shows, Mutiny Magazine Mermaids and Pirates – this year featuring Capt’n Jack Spareribs, Blacksheep Squadron model airplanes, The Television Motion Picture Car Club, a kids fun zone, great food, and spectacular fireworks!

Have a great July 4th in Los Angeles!

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