Los Angeles residents and visitors can celebrate the 4th of July with food, fun-filled activities and fireworks in iconic settings.
The Hollywood Bowl features concerts that showcase patriotic music and headline acts. The Star Spangled Banner is accentuated by authentic rockets and “bombs” bursting in the air. Disneyland hosts an extraordinary pyrotechnic display to commemorate the holiday. In Newport Beach, visitors can watch the boat parade and enjoy the fireworks display over the harbor.
The Americafest celebration is an L.A. institution. The festival has drawn celebrants to the Rose Bowl for more than 80 years. There are concerts, exhibits and rides for children. Guests can picnic or tailgate outside the stadium. The colossal fireworks display begins around 9 p.m. Another L.A.-area pyrotechnic display is in Marina del Rey. The dynamic show is reflected by the scenic marina. Alternate viewing locations for the event are Fisherman’s Village and Burton Chace Park. The L.A. Coliseum hosts an hour-long fireworks show. The display usually begins shortly after dusk.
One of the area’s baseball teams is always in town for the holiday, and there is a fireworks display after the game. Santa Monica has a parade and an assortment of activities at its iconic pier. At the Queen Mary, patrons can enjoy the aquarium, a barbeque cook-off, strolling musicians and a children’s play area. You can enjoy live music and fireworks in Palisades after the Independence Day parade down Sunset Boulevard. Music lovers can experience the annual jazz and blues festival in Leimert Park.