There are any number of things to do in Los Angeles on the 4th of July depending on what area you are in.
Some of the most popular activities are firework viewings, and there is no limit to the options of where you can see fireworks in the Los Angeles area.
It’s important to note that this event takes place on July 2nd, not July 4th. It takes places at 7:30 PM, and the gates open at 5:30 PM. Tickets start at $21 and go up to over $300, depending on the seats you choose.
The fireworks show in Marina Del Rey will take place at 13755 Fiji Way and at Burton W. Chase Park at 9 PM on Monday, July 4. This event is free.
There will be music, food, and fireworks at Santana Park in Corona beginning at 5 PM on July 4.
This event takes place on July 2nd and starts at 9 PM at the Barnes Park Amphitheater. It includes live entertainment and a free fireworks display.
This event takes place in downtown Arcadia on July 2nd from 5-9:30 PM. It includes Music & Entertainment, Arcadia Performing Arts Foundation Lounge and Stage, Neighborhood Music Stage, a big giveaway (a bike or Dodger Game tickets), Beer and Wine, Food and Fun, Water Balloon Park, Shopping and Community, and fireworks at 9 PM.
This event occurs on July 4th from 10 AM-3 PM and 5-9 PM at Recreation Park. Daytime activities include a hula hoop contest, water balloon toss, sack races, food trucks, and a pie eating contest and watermelon eating contest. Evening activities include live music, food booths, and more. You will need to purchase a $5 armband for entry to the evening activities July 1-3.
The parade begins at 2 PM on July 4, and the fireworks are at 9 PM. Both events take place at Palisades Charter High School. Tickets for fireworks and music are $10 and must be purchased in advance. There is an option to purchase parking as well for an additional $10.
The fireworks begin at 9 PM and lasts for 20 minutes on July 4th and can be seen from Fisherman’s village as well as Burton Chace Park. This event is free.
This event takes place on July 3rd at West LA College and features music, food, and fireworks at dusk. Gates open at 3:30 PM.
The show takes place at the Starlight Bowl, and tickets begin at $12/person.
The event includes picnicking, music, dancing, and a fireworks show.
The event begins on July 4 at 8 PM at Five Point Amphitheater in Irvine. Tickets start at $39/person.
Another tried and true method of celebrating the fourth of July is by going to a parade. Aside from events that include both a parade and fireworks, there are two additional parades in the Los Angeles area.
The parade begins at 9:30 am on July 4th in front of Ocean Park Branch Library.
The parade begins at 9 am on July 4th on Main Street from Ontario to Olive Street.
Rooftop Movies & Hollywood Forever Cemetery
There is the option to watch Independence Day at Rooftop Cinema Club in Downtown LA or El Segundo. The movie begins on July 4 at 8 PM in El Segundo and 8:30 PM in Downtown LA, and tickets start at $19.50/person at both locations.
You can also watch Independence Day at Melrose Rooftop Theatre in West Hollywood. The movie begins on July 4th at 8:30, and admission starts at $35.
Finally, you can view Ferris Bueller’s Day Off on July 4th at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery. The event runs from 7:15-11 PM and includes fireworks. Admission is $44.
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off & Fireworks Hollywood Forever Cemetery
4th of July Events at Amusement Parks
If you prefer to spend your 4th of July at an amusement park, we’ve got you covered. The following amusement parks have 4th of July events: July 4th Fest Six Flags Magic Mountain, Universal Studios Hollywood, Knott’s Berry Farm 4th of July Celebration, 4th of July at Disneyland, and Red, White, & Boom at Legoland.
4th of July Sporting Events
If you prefer sporting events, there are two going on on the 4th of July in the Los Angeles area: Dodgers v Colorado Rockies at Dodger’s Stadium, which includes a fireworks display and LA Galaxy v Montreal quarter final in Carson.
Other Festivals and Shows
Finally, here is a list of other festivals and shows taking place in the Los Angeles area without the mention of fireworks: Reagan Library 4th of July Celebration, 96th Annual Americafest–Rose Bowl Pasadena, and July 4th Concert in the Park Rancho Palos Verdes.
Pacific Symphony July 4 Spectacular featuring music of Queen with Fireworks–Five Point AmpitheatreJuly 4th Concert in the Park Rancho Palos Verdes
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