July 4th Fireworks Spectacular With Chicago
WHERE: Hollywood Bowl
WHEN: July 2, 3, 4 at 7:30 p.m.
WHAT: There’s nothing more American than playing air guitar to a band whose namesake is one of our greatest cities. Experience blazing solos and horn blasts along with pyrotechnics. More information
All-American 4th Of July
WHERE: Queen Mary
WHEN: July 4, boat opens at 2 p.m.
WHAT: Aerialists, carnival games, music, dancing, and train rides are a few of the offerings onboard and off the luxury vessel. Book a berth in advance and rest your head when the fireworks are over. More information
WHERE: Rose Bowl
WHEN: July 4 at 2 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
WHAT: Mark the 90th anniversary of the explosive action in Pasadena. The longest-running fireworks show in SoCal features food, games, crafts and all-day tailgating. More information
July 4th Late Night & BBQ
WHERE: Aquarium of the Pacific
WHEN: July 4, 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.
WHAT: At this apartment complex for fishies, you can nosh on barbecue beneath an aquamarine glow. When the sun sets, saunter seaside to watch the rockets’ red glare over Long Beach Harbor. More information
Culver City Firework Show
WHERE: West Los Angeles College
WHEN: July 4, gates open at 4 p.m.
WHAT: This year’s show is guaranteed to be longer and with fireworks exploding from various locations. The Firefall is also back, which apparently is a big deal. There will be carnival games, raffles and food trucks. Parking is $10 and donations for admission is suggested at $5. More information
4th of July Block Party
WHERE: Grand Park
WHEN: July 4, 2 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
WHAT: The party is divided into three areas: two stages and a play area for children. Both stages will feature local artists. Picnic food is welcome but there will be food, music and most importantly sparkles from the civic center skyline. Streets will be closing so it’s strongly recommended to take the Metro. More information
Pacific Palisades Fireworks Spectacular
WHERE: Stadium by the Sea
WHEN: July 4, 5 p.m.
WHAT: One of the most talked about Independence Day parades! The event kicks off with a parade, followed concert, and ends with the firework spectacular presented by world famous Pyro Spectaculars. More information
4th of July Festival of Balloons
WHERE: South Pasadena Fire Station
WHEN: July 4, 5:30 p.m.
WHAT: The 35th annual Festival of Balloons is an all-day celebration, starting off with a pancake breakfast. Tickets are $8 for adults and free for children under 6. The firework show closes the night. Firework Tickets are $12 per person at the gate. More information
July 4th Fireworks Extravaganza
WHERE: Valley Cultural Center
WHEN: July 4, 6 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
WHAT: Over 60,000 people gather here and enjoy a free concert from original Beach Boy David Marks and the Surf City Allstars. The performance is followed by a 15-minute firework display! More information
Marina Del Rey: 4th of July Fireworks Show
WHERE: Burton Chace Park
WHEN: July 4, 9 p.m.
WHAT: Watch fireworks shot from across the Marina’s main channel. A 20 minute show presented by Zambelli Fireworks International. Parking is $7-15 and be sure to arrive early. More information
4th of July Festival: Fireworks and Luau
WHERE: CBS Studio Center
WHEN: July 4, gates open at 4:30 p.m.
WHAT: Pack a picnic and enjoy a performance by James “Elvis” Kruk and The Big Boss Men. Parents can also purchase wristbands for the Kids Fun Zone or VIP entry to food and alcohol tastings. Parking is free! More information
Annual Vision Outside 4th of July Jazz and Blues Festival
WHERE: Vision Theatre in Leimert Park
WHEN: July 4, 6 a.m.- 12 p.m.
WHAT: Try something different and enjoy different jazz and blue music. There will be face painting, children’s arts and crafts and free watermelon. More information
L.A. Coliseum: 4th Of July Fireworks Festival
WHERE: L.A. Memorial Coliseum
WHEN: July 4, 12 p.m. – 10 p.m.
WHAT: Why watch a 20-minute firework show when the Coliseum promises 40 minutes of thunderous fireworks. There will also be a free festival with food trucks, interactive exhibits, carnival rides and games! More information
Redondo Beach: 4th Of July Family Fireworks Spectacular
WHERE: Seaside Lagoon
WHEN: July 4, 2 p.m.
WHAT: A family celebration with swimming, inflatable slides, art and crafts and a live DJ. You can bring your own food but Ruby’s has a special menu too. More information
July 4th at Disneyland
WHEN: July 4, all day
WHAT: The firework show will be grander for Independence Day as Disney celebrates with patriotic pyrotechnics. More information
July 4th at Dodger Stadium
WHERE: Dodger Stadium
WHEN: July 4, 6:10 p.m.
WHAT: Catch the Boys in Blue play against the Orioles and stay for the firework show presented by Hawaiian Springs Water. More information