We are lucky in Los Angeles, we have many places all around the area to watch fireworks on July 4. Below is a list of just some of the major destinations with the biggest celebrations.
Pacific Palisades-This year Rodeo Realty Pacific Palisades is taking part in the 66th Annual Pacific Palisades Fourth of July Parade! It is one of the best parades in the area. After the parade enjoy the family-friendly concert at Palisades Charter High School’s Stadium by the Sea and the annual fireworks pageant!
Pasadena–The Rose Bowl: The Rose Bowl in Pasadena hosts one of the biggest celebrations in the area. This year’s event features live motorcycle stunts and special musical performances by Grammy Nominated Liverpool Legends (Louise Harrison’s hand picked Ultimate Beatles Experience) and Teen Idol singing star Ian Thomas. At 9 p.m. the largest fireworks show in Southern California begins (produced by Pyrospectaculars by Souza). Buy tickets to the experience or watch from a hillside or the Colorado Street Bridge nearby.
Hollywood Bowl–Celebrate the Fourth at the Hollywood Bowl’s annual party. This year’s spectacular includes Steve Martin, Edie Brickell, Te Steep Canyon Rangers, patriotic music from the U.S. Air Force Band of the Golden West and breathaking fireworks.
DTLA–Downtown LA will have its own rooftop fireworks display this year. Grand Park is launching the biggest rooftop fireworks display in DTLA and expanding festivities from Temple to Second Streets, with doors opening at 1 p.m. (no prior admittance) stages going live at 4 p.m. and fireworks at 9 p.m.
Exposition Park–Exposition Park hosts fireworks and a community festival. The California Science Center and California African American Museum are open during this time period.
Carson--Soccer and fireworks–watch the LA Galaxy take on the Portland Timbers at the StubHub center in Carson and stay for the fireworks display.
Culver City–This year the Exchange Club of Culver City, in conjunction with City of Culver City, the County of Los Angeles and West Los Angeles College will be presenting the annual Fourth of July Fireworks Show on the West LA College grounds. Gates open at 4 p.m. and in addition to fireworks there will be live music by Rob Canove & Playback, food trucks, and a kid-friendly midway.
Marina Del Rey–The traditional fireworks extravaganza over Marina del Rey takes place annually on July 4th at 9 p.m., and lasts approximately 20 minutes. Fireworks are shot off from a barge in the main channel.
Studio City–The Fourth of July Fireworks Festival is held at CBS Studio Center 4024 Radford Ave. Studio City, CA 91604 from 4:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. This year’s entertainment includes music from a Beatles tribute band, a car show from the Television and Motion Picture Car Club, magicians from the Magic Castle, roaming pirates, a business expo, delicious food and of course an amazing fireworks display. Adult tickets start at $20.
Porter Ranch–The 16th Annual Fourth of July Spectacular at Shepherd Church in Porter Ranch is a free, family-friendly event with a 21-minute fireworks finale just after sundown. The event includes inflatable jumps and face painting for kids.
Huntington Beach--Huntington Beach has a long tradition of celebrating July 4 in style. The 2014 celebration theme is Waves of Freedom. Events include a 5K run, parade, and fireworks over the ocean.
Redondo Beach–The Fireworks show will feature stirring patriotic music and a wide variety of fireworks perfectly matched and timed to the music. There are kids activities all through the day at the Seaside Lagoon including paddleboarding, parade, and a puppet show.
San Fernando Valley–For the best fireworks in the San Fernando Valley, head to Hansen Dam Recreation Area! This fireworks show includes live entertainment and food. If you are there during the day, bring your trunks because you can swim in the 1.5 acre lake.
Woodland Hills–Warner Park, off of Topanga Canyon Boulevard, will be hosting a great fireworks show with lots of entertainment. Among the play zone and food vendors, there will be a free concert from 6:00-8:00pm.