Fourth of July Events in Los Angeles

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With all of the 4th of July celebrations around the Los Angeles, we thought that you might enjoy one place to see what is going on in different areas! Here are some of the events that are going on, take your family, friends and have a wonderful and safe 4th of July celebration!  

4th of July AmericaFest at the Rose Bowl

One of the largest fireworks displays in Southern California with music and food vendors in the nearby Arroyo.
When: July 4th, parking lot opens at 10 am, food court opens at 2 pm; stadium opens at 6:30 pm, Opening ceremonies begin at 7, Program 7:25, Fireworks at 9:05 pm.
Where: The Rose Bowl Stadium, Pasadena
Cost: $13 GA,$25 reserved, $30 premium, Kids 7 and under and Active Military with ID Free, advance tickets on sale in May through Box office a week before and cash only at the stadium.
Parking: $20 cash for cars
Info: 626-577-3100,

Palisades Americanism Parade

Old fashioned Independence Day Parade followed by entertainment and a fireworks display.
When: July 4th, Skydivers 1:50 pm, 2:00 parade, 6:30 pm entertainment, 9 pm fireworks
Where: Parade on Sunset Blvd. in Pacific Palisades between via de la Paz and Drummond St., Entertainment and fireworks at Palisades Charter High School.
Cost: Parade Free, reserved grandstand tickets for a fee, Concert $5

July 4th at Grand Park

Grand Park in the LA Civic Center is celebrating Independence Day with a four-block block party. They're adding a rooftop fireworks display with special effects with pyrotechnics. The Main stage and viewing area are located between Hill Street and Grand Avenue.
When: July 4, Music begins at 4 pm, light show at 9:00
Where: All four blocks of Grand Park in downtown Los Angeles 200 N. Grand Avenue, between Grand Avenue and Spring Street
Cost: FREE
Parking: $10 under the park or at the Music Center
Metro: Red Line to Pershing Square Station (Civic Center/Grand Park station will be partially closed)

3-Day July 4th Celebration at the Hollywood Bowl

For 2014 Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers will be headlining the three-day Independence Day celebration with fireworks each night at the landmark Hollywood Bowl.
When: July 2-4th, 7:30 pm
Where: Hollywood Bowl, 2301 N Highland Ave, Hollywood, CA 90068
Cost: $15-$243 + fee, Bid on tickets at
Hollywood Bowl Visitors Guide

Annual Vision Outside 4th of July Jazz and Blues Festival in Leimert Park

Celebrate the 4th of July at the Vision Theatre in Leimert Park with jazz and blues, children’s arts and crafts, face painting, delicious food, and free watermelon.
When: July 4, 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm (2014 To be confirmed)
Where: Vision Theatre back lot, 3341 W. 43rd Pl., Los Angeles
Cost: Free
Info: 213-202-5500,

Mr. & Mrs. Muscle Beach, Venice Beach

Body building pageant on the beach.
When: July 4th, 9 am to 5 pm, registration 7:30-9:30 am, pre-judging 10 am, finals 1 pm
Where: Venice Recreation Center, 1800 Ocean Front Walk, Venice Beach
Cost: Free to watch, $80 to compete
Info:, 310-399-2775

Westchester 4th of July Parade

LAX Coastal Area Chamber of Commerce hosts the annual parade with over 1,000 participants and 5,000 spectators. Floats, marching bands and community groups.
When: July 4th, 11 am
Where:  Loyola Blvd from Westchester Park (7000 W. Manchester Blvd.) to Loyola Marymount University.
Cost: FREE

4th of July BBQ at the Aquarium of the Pacific

Enjoy the Aquarium at night and get a fish-eye view of the Queen Mary fireworks. Combo tickets include admission to the aquarium plus an Independence Day B-B-Q buffet with home-style grilled entrees and decadent deserts.
When: July 4, BBQ 6:00 - 8:00 pm, Aquarium open 9 am - 10 pm
Where: Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, 320 Golden Shore, Long Beach
Cost: Aquarium Admission is $14.95 for everyone after 5 pm. Regular admission is $25.95 Adult, $14.95 child 3-11, $22.95 seniors, Aquarium plus dinner $48 Adult, $20 Child. Advance reservations required for dinner.
Info: 562-590-3100,
More: Aquarium of the Pacific Visitors Guide

Queen Mary BBQ, Brews and Red, White & Blues

The Queen Mary Independence Day celebration will be multi-era Tribute to Classic Americana through the Decade that time travels from room to room from the 1920s & 30's in the Grand Salon and Observation Bar through the 2010s in the Veranda Grill and Sun Deck. There will multiple DJ and live music stages, strolling entertainers and a children's area, culminating in the spectacular 4th of July fireworks show. Special hotel rates are available. You must have a special 4th of July ticket to get on board that day.
When: July 4, noon to 11 pm, Fireworks on the 4th at 9:00 pm
Where: The Queen Mary, 1126 Queens Highway, Long Beach, CA 90802
Cost: Advance $39.99 Adult, $19.99 children 3-11, 2 and under Free, $59 VIP (includes movie), Tickets at the box office or online. Add $6 per ticket at the door. Check for discount tickets.
Parking: $20
More: Queen Mary Visitors Guide, Queen Mary Nightlife Guide, Queen Mary Restaurant Guide
Bonus: See the fireworks from the water on a July 4th Fireworks Cruise

Soccer with Fireworks - LA Galaxy vs. Portland Timbers

LA Galaxy will take on the Portland Timbers on July 4th with post game fireworks at the StubHub Center in Carson.
When: July 4th, 7:30 PM
Where: Home Depot Center, Carson CA
Cost: $20 and up, check ScoreBig for discount tickets.
Parking: $15-40, Parking Info
Info:, 1-877-342-5499

July 4th Fireworks, Marina Del Rey

Traditional fireworks extravaganza over the main channel in Marina del Rey programmed to patriotic music broadcast over FM radio KXLU, 88.9 and relayed over loudspeakers in Chase Park.
When: July 4th, 9 pm
Where: Chase Park, 13650 Mindanao Way (1 block west of Admiralty Way), Marina del Rey. Also viewable from Fisherman's Village and Marina Beach
Cost: FREE
Info: 310-305-9545,

Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum 4th of July Community Festival and Fireworks Show

Community concert and fireworks display at Memorial Coliseum and Exposition Park. Performances at 2 pm on Christmas Tree Lane and 6 pm in front of the California African American Museum.
When: July 4th, noon to 10 pm
Where: Exposition Park, 3939 South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90037, Entrances to Exposition Park are located at MLK & Hoover and 39th & Figueroa
Cost: Free

July 4th Fireworks in Culver City

The Culver City 4th of July celebration will include live music, food trucks, family-friendly midway games and a fireworks display at West LA College.
When: July 4th, Gates open at 4 pm
Where: West LA College, 9000 Overland Ave, Culver City, CA 90230
Cost: $5 per person up to $20 per car for parking and festival/show, Walk-in tickets: Suggested donation of $5 per person, $1 for children under 6 years of age.