Whether you want to grab a blanket and watch from our many breezy beaches, check out a patriotic parade, or get a side of live music with your pyrotechnics, you’ll have no problem finding the perfect fireworks show without having to travel far.
Here are some of the best spots to set up and watch the amazing fireworks over L.A:
Watch the Dodgers take on the Pittsburgh Pirates and then stick around (hey, you’ve already got your seat) for one of the city’s biggest fireworks shows, taking place right there at the stadium as soon as the game ends.
Fireworks: Immediately after game ends
Gather on the South Lawn starting at 11:00 A.M. for a free, family-friendly community festival and picnic party, followed by an hour-long fireworks show at 9:00 P.M. If you’ve got kids in tow, they’ll have plenty of games and activities to keep them busy throughout the day.
Where: 700 Exposition Park Drive, Los Angeles
It’s a summer block party at Grand Park and the Music Center! The event, which they claim is the biggest free Fourth of July party in the entire country, starts aт 3:00 P.M. with two stages of music and entertainment. This year, the Front Yard Stage offers a five-hour dance party courtesy of Soulection DJs, and Quitapenas headlines the Backyard Stage. The fireworks will be set off from the roof of the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion.
Where: Grand Park, 200 N. Grand Ave., downtown.
Spend your Fourth with The Go-Go’s and the L.A. Phil this year. Sing along with the bands retro hits and then enjoy a patriotic performance by the orchestra and the U.S. Air Force Band of the Golden West.
Where: Hollywood Bowl, 2301 N. Highland Ave., Los Angeles
Marina del Rey
July Fourth at the Marina
Head down to MdR early for one of LA’s most stunning pyrotechnic shows that’s set on the channel. You can catch the show from the beach or nearby Burton Chace Park — and if you know someone with a boat, start being super nice to them immediately.
This year is the 70th anniversary of Pacific Palisades’s parade and celebration, which offers a charming, small town-style take on the Fourth. Patriotic pups, pie eating, marching bands, and more, followed by a music-synched fireworks display by local legends Pyro Spectaculars.
Where: 15777 Bowdin St., Pacific Palisades
Those with kids in tow can show up early to play around in the Family Fun Zone. Live music starts at 7pm, with performances by American Idol champ Maddie Poppe doing a Michael Jackson tribute sing-a-long, followed up by a big old fireworks display at 9pm.
The Free festival and fireworks show at Shepherd of the Hills Church in Porter Ranch includes moon bounces and face painting for the children, an outdoor stage show as well as optional food purchases from over a dozen local food vendors; all capped off with a twenty-one-minute aerial fireworks display.
When: July 4, 4:00 pm – 10 pm, Gates open at 4:00
Where: Shepherd of the Hills Church , 19700 Rinaldi Street, Porter Ranch, CA 91326
Visit the Reagan Library Presidential Library 4th of July Celebration between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Festivities include music, family entertainment, food, presidential re-enactors, face painting, storytelling and more. All 4th of July activities are free!
This is a fun-filled family festival featuring exhibits, music, food, fireworks, and a children’s fun zone that starts at 5pm. The tickets for adults cost $20 and for children $10. Parking lot is free.
Address: CBS Studio Center, 4024 Radford Ave., Studio City, Los Angeles
Bring a blanket and your picnic basket (booze-free, please) and spread out on the grass field of the West L.A. College campus. Grab snacks from some local food trucks, play carnival games, and enjoy evening fireworks.
Where: West L.A. College, 9000 Overland Ave., Culver City.
Woodland Hills Extravaganza
Huge Fourth of July fireworks festival in the West Valley with food vendors, play zone, a free concert and fireworks show. The concert is for free and starts at 6pm while the fireworks are at 9 pm. The address is: Warner Park, 5800 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Woodland Hills
See more here.
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