Things to Do in Los Angeles on the 4th of July

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There are any number of things to do in Los Angeles on the 4th of July depending on what area you are in.

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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.

July 4th Fireworks Spectacular at Hollywood Bow hosted by Steve Martin and Martin Short

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.

4th of July Fireworks Show in Marina Del Rey

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.

Santana Park Music, Food, & Fireworks in Corona

There will be music, food, and fireworks at Santana Park in Corona beginning at 5 PM on July 4.

Independence Day Celebration in Monterey Park

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.

Patriotic Festival and Fireworks in Arcadia

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.

4th of July Event in El Segundo

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.

Pacific Palisades 4th of July Parade and Fireworks Show

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.

Marina Del Rey 4th of July Fireworks

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.

Culver City 4th of July Celebration

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 Company Men and the Soul of Broadway–Burbank with fireworks

The show takes place at the Starlight Bowl, and tickets begin at $12/person.

Grand Park 4th of July Block Party

The event includes picnicking, music, dancing, and a fireworks show.

Pacific Symphony July 4 Spectacular featuring music of Queen with Fireworks

The event begins on July 4 at 8 PM at Five Point Amphitheater in Irvine. Tickets start at $39/person.

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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.

Fourth of July Parade at Santa Monica Civic Auditorium

The parade begins at 9:30 am on July 4th in front of Ocean Park Branch Library.

Main Street USA Independence Day Parade in Corona

The parade begins at 9 am on July 4th on Main Street from Ontario to Olive Street.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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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