Best 4th of July Fireworks Shows in Los Angeles: 2017

From Disneyland to the Rose Bowl to the beaches of Malibu

July 1-4

Disney’s Celebrate America
July 1-4, 9:30 p.m.
Four nights in a row, Disneyland visitors will experience “A Fourth of July Concert in the Sky,” a 15-minute fireworks show accompanied by patriotic tunes.

Malibu Fireworks

  • Saturday, July 1, Carbon/La Costa Beach
  • Tuesday, July 4, Paradise Cove
  • Tuesday, July 4, Malibu Colony Cove

WHAT: Fireworks lit from barges off the coast. All shows are between 9 and 10 p.m. Expect a high volume of barking from local Pomeranians.

July 2-4

July 4th Fireworks Spectacular With Pentatonix
Hollywood Bowl
July 2, 3, 4 at 7:30 p.m.
Three-time Grammy winner Pentatonix is celebrating Independence Day three nights in a row, and each performance will feature the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, the U.S. Air Force Band of the Golden West, and of course, fireworks.

July 4

4th of July Festival of Balloons
South Pasadena Fire Station and High School
WHEN: July 4, opens at 7 a.m.
WHAT: South Pasadena kicks off Independence Day with a pancake breakfast at the fire station at 7:00 a.m. (Tickets are $8/person, kids under 6 eat free), followed by the 36th annual balloon parade. This year’s theme is “Freedom on the Road. Celebrating Route 66.” The fireworks show at South Pasadena High School starts at 9 p.m. (Tickets are $12/person, kids under 3 are free).

4th Of July Community Festival and Fireworks Show
Exposition Park, South Lawn
July 4, opens at 11 a.m.
WHAT: This free event, now in its fourth year, claims to be the largest fireworks festival on the West Coast. Head to the L.A. Memorial Coliseum for a day of family fun, including live music, food, games and activities.

All-American 4th of July
WHERE: The Queen Mary
WHEN: July 4, opens at 2 p.m.
WHAT: The legendary ocean liner’s July 4th offerings include family games, historic tours, a patriotic movie in the Queen Mary Theatre, a performance by the Pointer Sisters, and a pyrotechnics display accompanied by patriotic music.

WHERE: Rose Bowl
July 4, opens at 2 p.m.
WHAT: Now in its 91st year, this annual Rose Bowl event invites you to celebrate America with a family fun zone, food, and live entertainment, leading up to a fireworks show over the stadium at 9 p.m.

Redondo Beach 4th Of July Fireworks
Seaside Lagoon
July 4, opens at 2 p.m.
WHAT: Arrive early to claim a prime viewing spot for the fireworks, and spend the day swimming, riding inflatable slides, and doing arts and crafts while a DJ plays patriotic music.

4th of July Block Party
Grand Park and The Music Center
July 4, opens at 2 p.m.
WHAT: Take public transportation downtown for this free community celebration and fireworks show, because many streets and parking lots in the area will be closed. L.A.-based musicians and DJs perform live on two stages.

Culver City Firework Show
West Los Angeles College 
July 4, opens at 4 p.m.
WHAT:  Bring a blanket or low chair to watch the fireworks over the college baseball and practice field starting at dusk. Preshow entertainment includes carnival games, food trucks, a raffle tent, and live music by David Bowie cover band Rebel Rebel.

Pacific Palisades Fireworks Spectacular
Palisades Charter High School baseball field
July 4, opens at 4 p.m.
WHAT: After the Pacific Palisades community parade at 2 p.m., head over to the baseball field for two stages of live music, food trucks, kids games, face painting, and a 25-minute fireworks display. Tickets are $10 and proceeds benefit local organizations.

July 4th Late Night & BBQ
Aquarium of the Pacific
July 4, opens at 5 p.m.
WHAT:  Before and after this all-American barbecue dinner, bond with the sea creatures guilt-free—there’s no seafood on the menu. Tickets include after-hours access to the exhibits, and a view of the Queen Mary fireworks display over the harbor.

Baldwin Park 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular
WHERE: Sierra Vista High School
WHEN: July 4, opens at 5 p.m.
WHAT: The high school will host a live concert featuring Queen Nation, a tribute to the legendary rock band Queen, starting around 6:45 p.m. If you’re not into the whole ’70s Brit rock scene, they also have gladiator jousting, a 26-foot slide, and an obstacle course.

WHERE: The Fairplex, Pomona
WHEN: July 4, opens at 5 p.m.
WHAT: Tuesday. Tuesday! TUESDAY!!! Monster trucks, Moto X, The Human Cannonball, aaaaannd fireworks. General admission starts at $18.50. Guests who bring three or more books for the book drive receive one free weekday L.A. County fair ticket.

July 4th Fireworks Extravaganza
Warner Park, Woodland Hills
July 4, opens at 6 p.m.
WHAT:  The Valley Cultural Center presents a free concert by the San Fernando Valley Symphony Orchestra entitled “Made in the USA.” It will be followed by a 15-minute fireworks display, which is expected to be watched by 60,000 people.

4th of July Fireworks & VIP Celebration
CBS Studio Center
July 4, 6 p.m.
WHAT: The Studio City Chamber of Commerce isn’t holding an outdoor festival this year. Instead, it’s hosting a VIP event with food and drinks from local restaurants, live entertainment, and rooftop viewing of the fireworks show.

July 4th at Dodger Stadium
WHERE: Dodger Stadium
WHEN: July 4, game starts at 6:10 p.m.
WHAT: Watch the home team take on the Arizona Diamondbacks, and stick around after the game for Independence Day fireworks presented by 99 Cents Only Stores. Each ticket includes a patriotic Dodgers T-shirt.

Marina Del Rey’s 4th of July Fireworks Show
Burton Chace Park (13650 Mindanao Way) and Fisherman’s Village (13755 Fiji Way)
July 4, 9 p.m.
WHAT: This year’s Marina Del Rey fireworks display features synchronized music in two locations—Burton Chace Park and Fisherman’s Village. The 20-minute show attracts a crowd, so arrive early to find a parking spot ($7-$15)—or find a friend with a boat and watch from the water.

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