64th Annual Pacific Palisades Fourth of July Parade

Best Fireworks, July 2012

The 64th Annual Pacific Palisades Fourth of July Parade, featuring “the Beav” (Leave It to Beaver star Jerry Mathers) as this year’s grand marshal, kicks off with a skydiving demo at 1:50 p.m. before marching along Sunset Boulevard. Crowds then head to Palisades Rocks the Fourth at Palisades Charter High School’s Stadium by the Sea for a two-hour, family-friendly set by the English Beat (“Mirror in the Bathroom”—it’s a classic) before the event’s explosive finale.