The Independence Day isn’t complete without those traditionally loud and colorful fireworks that take our breath away each year. But have you decided where to go yet? If not, no worries, we got you covered! Here we picked the best places in LA to watch the 4th of July fireworks this year.

Dodger Stadium

Fill your night with baseball and fireworks as the Dodgers take on the Diamondbacks. Pick up a ticket through the Independence Day promotion and you’ll get a red, white and blue Dodgers T-shirt.

Check out more here.

Exposition Park

Walk through Exposition Park to the south lawn (between the Natural History Museum and the Memorial Coliseum) and you’ll find a family-friendly festival during the day. Stick around into the nighttime and you’ll have a front-row seat to the fireworks show at the stadium.

Find the Park location details here.

Grand Park

If you’re on the hunt for a cheap, lively way to celebrate 4th of July, shake it over to Grand Park, and watch Downtown LA light up for free! This Fourth of July, Grand Park hosts a unique block party, featuring scrumptious food truck fare, live music and more. The music begins while the sun is still high in the sky, so bring yourself an all-day picnic and relax. No alcohol allowed, only empty water bottles.

Check out event details here.

Hollywood Bowl Overlook

This overlook in the Santa Monica Mountains has fantastic views of the downtown skyline all the way to the ocean (on a clear day, you can see Catalina!) and it’s right on top of the Hollywood Bowl. Get there as early as possible because the parking lot is really tiny.

Lakeview Terrace

Join in the 2017 Annual San Fernando Valley Independence Day Celebration that will feature music and other live entertainment, food and fireworks. The event is for free and starts at 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

The address is: 11770 Foothill Blvd., Lake View Terrace

Leimert Park – Annual Vision Outside 4th of July Jazz & Blues Festival

Celebrate the 4th of July at the Vision Theatre in Leimert Park with jazz and blues, children’s arts and crafts, face painting, delicious food, and free fruits. The event is free of charge.

Address: Vision Theatre back lot, 3341 W. 43rd Pl., Los Angeles

Check out more event details here.

Long Beach

Watch the Long Beach fireworks from aboard the Queen Mary, where you’ll be able to scope out concerts by the Pointer Sisters and other acts and enjoy family-friendly activities. Alternatively, find a spot anywhere along the waterfront including Belmont Pier, Veteran’s Stadium or aboard a harbor cruise.

Cruising tickets info here.

Marina Del Rey

There’s something about watching fireworks over the ocean. Every year in Marina del Rey, fireworks explode over the marina channel and spectators gather all over to watch: at Burton Chace Park (with synchronized music from 88.9FM), Fisherman’s Village, Mother’s Beach, waterfront hotels and restaurants and on boats.

For tips on parking and getting to the marina for the show, click here.

Pacific Palisades Parade

Cruise on up to the Palisades for a beachy Independence Day extravaganza. Starting just before 2 pm, a band of patriotic skydivers will descend from the stratosphere, kicking off the neighborhood’s colossal parade.

General Admission to the parade is free, but if you want to avoid chauffeuring whipper snappers on your shoulders all day, splurge for VIP grandstand seating (from $50). The festivities continue with a concert and fireworks ($10 for both), leaving nothing amiss from this year’s Fourth of July celebration.

For reserving tickets and more information you can visit their official website here.

Pasadena – Rose Bowl

With a summer full of events, the Rose Bowl Stadium is looking forward to hosting the 91st annual AmericaFest on Tuesday, July 4, 2017. This year they will once again showcase a world-renown fireworks show and entertainment to remember. You won’t want to miss it!

For reserving tickets and more information you can visit their official website here.

Porter Ranch

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
Cost: Free
Parking: Free

Simi Valley

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!

The Stars & Stripes Fireworks Festival will take place at Rancho Santa Susana Park in Simi Valley on two days – July 3rd and 4th. The festival opens on the 3rd from 3pm to 10pm with carnival rides and live music and will have a $5 admission that day. On July 4th, gates open at noon and there will be no admission charge. Features live music, kids’ activities, crafts and food vendors and more. Fireworks at 9:00 p.m.

Studio CityFireworks Festival

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

Valley Village Parade

Every July 4th the Valley Village Homeowners Association (VVHA) organizes a neighborhood parade to celebrate Independence Day. Click here to see more details on the red, white and blue parade.

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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