Where better to spend the Fourth of July weekend than the City of Angels? Some of the most iconic fireworks shows and events throughout the country are found here. If you’re looking for an action-packed weekend, spending the Fourth here will not disappoint!
Things to do in Los Angeles for July 4th
While you can catch fireworks after a LA Dodgers game throughout the season, Dodger Stadium puts on a massive show the weekend of July 4th. On both July 1st and 4th, after the Dodgers take on the Colorado Rookies, hang out in your seats as the fireworks go off in the outfield. The firework show is included in the price of your ticket! I challenge you to find something more quintessentially American than baseball, a hot dog and beer, and capping the night off with one of the biggest fireworks shows around.
Come watch comedy legends Steve Martin and Martin Short (Only Murders in the Building fans, anyone?) host Thomas Wilkins and the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl as music and fireworks light up the sky. There may not be a more iconic combination of hosts, event, and place than this Hollywood Bowl celebration!
There are three nights of shows, starting Saturday, July 2nd, and concluding on Monday, July 4th, all starting at 7:30 PM. There is not a bad seat in the house for this celebration, whether you get front row seats or in the back. All kids 12 and under get half off their admissions.
Hollywood Forever Cemetery – Cinespia
Spend the Fourth of July watching one of the 1980s classic movies at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. If you’ve never actually seen the movie, there’s no better way to experience it. There isn’t anyone who’s skipped seeing this movie, though, right? Anyone? Anyone? Sorry, couldn’t resist.
Before the show, enjoy a live DJ set and take pictures in the themed photobooth before snacking on some hot dogs and sipping on wine and beer. At the end of the show, stick around and enjoy a firework show!
Purists would argue I’m stretching the definition of LA here. Maybe that’s true, but LA is huge, and Disneyland is worth the drive. Where better to celebrate the Fourth of July than the happiest place on Earth?
Once the sun goes down in the evening, the park will put on a spectacular firework show that only the big mouse and friends can pull off. The show is synchronized to music and takes place above Cinderella’s castle. Be on the lookout for some Disney characters hanging out celebrating America’s birthday with guests!
AmericaFest at the Rose Bowl
AmericaFest at the Rose Bowl is an all-day affair that will make you happy and patriotic down to the last second. If you’re visiting LA, the Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena is a great place to check off your bucket list!
Tens of thousands of people will come to Rose Bowl Stadium for a day’s worth of tailgating and entertainment on Monday the 4th. There is a world-class motocross show before live music starts. The day is ended with a large firework show for all to enjoy!
Where to See Fireworks in LA
- Address: 929 Academy Road, Los Angeles, CA 90012
If you still want to see Dodger Stadium but don’t want to head inside to watch the game, hang out in Elysian Park across the way. Bring a picnic blanket and some snacks and get ready to have a front-row seat to the Dodger’s firework show—all you have to do is look up!
Long Beach Waterfront
- Address: Queensway Bat and Rainbow Harbor
Come join the City of Long Beach for a waterside firework spectacular! Admission is free, and the show will go from 9:00 PM to 9:30 PM. The viewing locations are all along the downtown waterfront.
Find a spot near Rainbow Harbor, Lions Lighthouse for Sight, and Marina Green. Parking is available at the Long Beach Convention Center and in the city public lots. If you want to see the show from the water, the city has partnered with Harbor Breeze Cruises to provide safe cruising options during the show.
Harriet’s – West Hollywood
- Address: 8490 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069
Spend your night on Harriet’s rooftop to watch the fireworks pop up around town! Guests are welcome to start coming at 3:00 PM, with the rooftop viewing deck opening at 8:00 PM, and the partying to celebrate America doesn’t end until closing time. Dance along to the tunes of William Lifestyle and Chunk as you enjoy drink and food specials. This spot can fill up quickly, so it’s highly recommended that guests call for reservations.
Grand Park (LA Civic Center)
- Address: 200 North Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Starting at 4:00 PM and going until 9:30 PM, you can enjoy music, multi-media art, and amazing fireworks at this family-friendly party at the Grand Park. You are allowed to pack a bag with snacks and can bring in empty water bottles to be filled. There will be live music sets throughout the evening before the big firework show starting at 9:00 PM and going on for about 15 minutes.
More 4th of July in LA County
- Pacific Palisades: Palisades Charter High School, 15777 Bowdoin St. Pacific Palisades 90272
- Universal Studios Hollywood: 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City, CA 91608, Universal Plaza in the upper lot
- Bob Blumenfield’s 4th of July Extravaganza: 5800 Topanga Blvd., Woodland Hills 91367
- Six Flags Magic Mountain: 26101 Magic Mountain Parkway in Valencia
- Calabasas: Calabasas High School Football Field at 22855 W. Mulholland Hwy.
- Monrovia: Library Park, 321 South Myrtle Avenue
- Pomona Fairplex: 1101 W. McKinley Avenue, Pomona
- Catalina Island: Barge at Avalon Bay
- Artesia: Artesia Park on 18750 Clarkdale Avenue
- Irwindale: Rock Quarry on 5008 Allen Drive
- La Crescenta: Crescenta Valley High School on 2900 Community Avenue
- Beach Club: 14730 Pacific Coast Highway, Santa Monica 90402
- Bel Air Bay Club (Barge): 16800 Pacific Coast Hwy, Pacific Palisades 90272
- Hillcrest Country Club: 10000 W Pico Blvd, Pico-Robertson 90064
- Brentwood Country Club: 590 S Burlingame Ave, Brentwood 90049
- Lakeside Country Club: 4500 Lakeside Dr., Toluca Lake 91505
- Cerritos: Cerritos High School on 12500 E. 183rd Street
- Gardena: Rowley Park on 13220 S. Van Ness Avenue
- La Habra: La Bonita Park on 1440 W. Whittier Blvd
- Marina Del Rey: Barge – Ballona Creek
- Pico Rivera: July 2 El Rancho High School 6501 Passons Blvd.
- Redondo Beach: Barge at Burnout Beach
- Rosemead: Rosemead Park at 4343 Encinitas Avenue
- Santa Clarita: Valencia Town Center at 24101 Valencia Blvd.
- South Gate: South Gate Park at 9615 Pinehurst Avenue
- Walnut: Walnut High School on 400 Pierre Road
- Westlake Village: Westlake Village Golf Course on 4812 Lakeview Canyon Road
- Whittier: Friendly Hills Country Club on 8500 Villa Verde Drive and also York Field at 9110 Santa Fe Springs Road