Grand Park’s 4th of July Party Will Be Online-Only This Year—but What About the Fireworks?

Angelenos can celebrate the freedom to stay safer at home

The Music Center and Grand Park July 4 celebration is a beloved annual tradition in Los Angeles. Organizers have claimed that it’s among the biggest free July 4 parties in the region. But this year, there will be no public fireworks show or outdoor concerts. Instead, the program will be entirely online.

Details of the schedule and lineup for the streaming celebration have yet to be announced, but organizers promise about three hours of family-friendly entertainment, featuring local chefs, comedians, and musicians. On July 4, Grand Park will be closed to all public gatherings.

As for fireworks, organizers aren’t entirely sure yet if they’ll be a part of this year’s celebration. More details on that are expected in coming weeks.

Even though we may be back to a somewhat more out-and-about lifestyle by July, large public gatherings like sporting events, conventions, and big concerts—the so-called “phase four” businesses—will likely not be back online for months. Fear of a second wave of COVID-19 infections will remain a present threat until a vaccine is widely available.

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