Best Places to see July 4th Fireworks in Los Angeles
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, Fireworks at 9:00 pm. Where: The Rose Bowl Stadium, Pasadena
Cost: $13 GA, $25 reserved, Kids 5 and under free in GA section. Children require a ticket in Reserved seating. Advance tickets on sale in May through www.ticketmaster.com. Box office a week before and cash only at the stadium. Parking: $25 cash for cars
Info: 626-577-3100, www.rosebowlstadium.com/RoseBowl_Americafest.php
July 4th Block Party at Grand Park
Grand Park in the LA Civic Center is celebrating Independence Day with an eight-block party culminating in a rooftop fireworks display. The festivities stretch from Temple to 2nd Street between Grand and Main. There are two main stages, one between Grand and Hill and the other between Broadway and Spring. This is an alcohol-free event. When: July 4, Music begins at 4 pm, Fireworks at 9:00 pm
Where: All four blocks of Grand Park in downtown Los Angeles 200 N. Grand Avenue, between Grand Avenue and Spring Street Cost: FREE
Metro: Red Line to Pershing Square Station. Info: grandparkla.org
3-Day July 4th Celebration at the Hollywood Bowl
Smoky Robinson will be headlining the three-day Independence Day celebration with fireworks each night at the Hollywood Bowl.
When: July 2-4th, 7:30 pm
Where: Hollywood Bowl, 2301 N Highland Ave, Hollywood, CA 90068
Cost: $15-$243 Info: www.hollywoodbowl.com
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, 90230 Cost: $5 per person up to $20 per car for parking and festival/show Info: www.culvercityfireworksshow.com
4th of July BBQ at the Aquarium of the Pacific
Enjoy the Aquarium at night and get a view of the Queen Mary fireworks. Combo tickets include admission to the aquarium plus an Independence Day B-B-Q with home-style grilled entrees and 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.
Info: 562-590-3100, www.aquariumofpacific.org
All-American 4th of July on the Queen Mary
Queen Mary celebration will be multi-era Tribute to Classic Americana through the Decades. There will be multiple DJ’s and live music stages, culminating with the fireworks show. You must have a special 4th of July ticket to get on board that day. When: July 4, noon to 11 pm, Fireworks start 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, Tickets at the box office or online. Add $6 per ticket at the door. Parking: $20 Info: www.queenmary.com
Palisades Americanism Parade
Old fashioned Independence Day Parade followed by 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 Info: www.palisadesparade.org
GRIFFITH OBSERVATORY is an awesome and FREE location to see many of LA’s firework displays.
When: July 4TH, Most Fireworks displays start at 9:00 pm. But we suggest getting to Griffith Park early, as the park will be very crowded on the Fourth of July.
Where: Griffith Observatory, 2800 E OBSERVATORY AVE., LOS ANGELES, CA 90027 (213) 473-0800