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4th of July Events in Los Angeles


Celebrate 4th of July in Los Angeles.

Looking for the best Los Angeles things to do to celebrate Independence Day? We’ve lined up the best Los Angeles 4th of July events, parties and more.

Grand Park 4th of July Block Party
Celebrate over music, food, and an incredible fireworks display launched from the civic center skyline. Musicians scheduled to perform include Flypoet, KCRW DJ Jeremy Sole, Skin & Bones and more . 3 p.m-9:30 p.m. Fireworks begin at 9 p.m. Grank Park, 200 N. Grand Ave., downtown, 213.972.8080.

One of the biggest and brightest fireworks displays in Southern California, choreographed and produced by Pyrospectaculars by Souza, can be found at Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena. Food and entertainment offerings include live motorcycle stunts and a special performance by Liverpool Legends, the Ultimate Beatles Experience precede the explosive finale. 2 p.m.-­10 p.m. $13+, under 5 free. Parking $25. 1001 Rose Bowl Drive, Pasadena, 800.745.3000.

Hollywood Bowl July 4th Fireworks Spectacular
July. 2-4. At the Hollywood Bowl’s annual great American extravaganza, King of Motown Smokey Robinson joins the Los Angeles Philharmonic for a night of patriotic music and spectacular fireworks. 7:30 p.m. each night. Hollywood Bowl, 2301 N. Highland Ave., Hollywood, 323.850.2000.

Redondo Beach Fireworks
See a wide variety of fireworks synced to patriotic music broadcast. Eat from Ruby’s special menu or pack a picnic (alcohol is not permitted). Events throughout the day include swimming in the warm water Lagoon, arts & crafts, inflatable slides and party music from the live DJ. 2 p.m.; fireworks begin at 9 p.m. Seaside Lagoon, 200 Portofino Way, Redondo Beach.

Los Angeles Dodgers
July 3-5. Cheer on the Boys in Blue as they face off against the New York Mets. The festive 4th weekend welcomes post-game fireworks on July 3-4. The Dodgers will pay special tribute to our U.S. Armed Forces on the 4th of July with a fireworks spectacular presented by KURIOS from Cirque du Soleil—which opens its newest touring show, Kurios-Cabinet of Curiosities at the stadium on Dec. 10. The USO Show Troupe, comprised of professional performers possessing extensive Broadway and off-Broadway credits, will present a patriotic musical performance between the game and the fireworks show. The series wraps on Sunday with Photo Day when fans can take photos of their favorite Dodgers on the field prior to the game. 1000 Elysian Park Ave., L.A., 323.224.1507.

Queen Mary
Choose your favorite era of Independence to salute or stroll from decade to decade with the entire ship as your playground. Listen to live music, learn your favorite American jig, and lounge all day enjoying family-friendly activities with a giant fireworks extravaganza. 12 p.m.-11 p.m. $44 pp online/$49 pp at door; children 4-11 $24 pp online/$29 pp at door; under 4 free. Queen Mary, 1126 Queens Highway in Long Beach, 877.342.0738.

Marina Del Rey
Arrive early and get a prime spot for Marina Del Rey’s seaside fireworks extravaganza, synchronized to music on KXLU 88.9 FM. The 20-minute show of movement and color, bursts into an explosive skyline display, mirrored by the water below. Fireworks are launched from a floating barge located in the waters of the main channel between Fisherman’s Village and the Breakwater. 9 p.m. Popular viewing locations include: Fisherman’s Village (13755 Fiji Way), Burton Chace Park (13650 Mindanao Way) and (Mother’s) Beach (4101 Admiralty Way). 310.305.9545.

Skybar’s Salute to Independence
July 3-5. Spend the weekend poolside at Skybar. The weekend kicks off with a special Just Ditch pool party on July 3, from 1-8 p.m.; on July 4, Skybar welcomes back Rhondesia for an all-star line up with some heavy sashay chante from noon-10 p.m.; on spend July 5 with residents Aaron Colbert and Audiomoe and special surprise guests. 8440 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, 323.848.6025.

Angel City Brewery
July 4-5. The second annual ‘Merica Fest is taking place this Independence Day downtown at Angel City Brewery. The celebration includes a cornhole tournament, keg specials, BBQ trucks, sweets from Si Paletes and Peddler’s Creamery and live music. See website for more details. 12:00 pm-12:00 midnight. Live music from 2-6 p.m. 216 South Alameda St., L.A., 213.622.1261.

Hornblower cruises offer 3 different cruises for the holiday weekend. July 4, take the Champagne Brunch Cruise, a 2-hour harbor cruise with a brunch buffet and free-flowing champagne and sparkling cider. Boarding 11:30 a.m.; cruising 12-2 p.m. $66.95/pp. Another fun option is to take the July 4th Fireworks Dinner Cruise, a three-hour yacht cruise with a “Flavors of America Buffet,” a boarding glass of champagne with wine and cocktails available for purchase, live entertainment and dancing, and of course, a spectacular view of the Marina del Rey fireworks. Boarding 6:30 p.m.; cruising 7 p.m.-10 p.m. $99.95/ pp; children 3 and under cruise free. The 4th of July Fireworks Observation Cruise includes gourmet appetizers, a boarding glass of champagne with wine and cocktails available for purchase and a premium view of the fireworks. Boarding 7:30 p.m.; cruising 8 p.m.-10 p.m. $64.50/pp. Children 3 and under cruise free. Cruises depart from Fisherman’s Village Marina, 13755 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey, 310.301.9900.


Nothing says “America” like a good old-fashioned BBQ. Head over to Terrine for a day-long Fourth of July celebration. Enjoy the pickle brine fried chicken, smoked pork ribs, Johnnycakes and more. It’s all-you-can-eat, too (cocktails purchased separately). Make sure to take advantage of the refreshing drinks like the negreezy punch bowl and the California gold. 10 a.m-1 a.m. $35/pp. 8265 Beverly Blvd., L.A., 323.746.5130.

Fourth of July BBQ at Barrel Down
Head to this American beer hall to celebrate the 50 states this Fourth of July. The menu will be full of barbeque classics such as sweet and sticky ribs, grilled barbeque chicken and the barrel down burger. Finish off with apple hand pie or a peanut butter milk stout float. Along with the celebratory food, enjoy bottomless champagne cocktails such as mimosas, mango jalapeno, lemon hibiscus and cucumber mint. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Bottomless champagne cocktails $16. 525 W. Seventh St., L.A., 213.232.8657.

Fourth of July Crawfish Boil at Royal
Salute your country at the big easy-style crawfish boil. One pound of crawfish with red potatoes and corn on the cob will be served per person, along with New Orleans-inspired drinks such as Abita brews and frozen daiquiris. A DJ will be playing jazz and brass tunes. 11 am-til it runs out. $14/pp; drinks purchased separately. 6451 Hollywood Blvd., L.A., 323.960.0224.

Fourth of July Crawfish Boil at Preux & Proper
This NOLA-inspired restaurant is serving up crawfish at their 4th of July Cajun crawfish boil with extended hours. Enjoy their drink specials, such as Abita’s Louisiana-grown strawberry harvest lager. Call for hours and pricing. 840 S. Spring St., L.A., 213.896.0090.

Chaya Venice
July 4-5. Join Chaya Venice for a two-day clambake brunch celebration. Feast on Maine lobster, jumbo shrimp, manila clams, black mussels served with melted butter and spice garlic ponzu and plenty of cocktails, including DIY Bloody Marys and mimosas, champagne bottle service, punchbowls and more. 11:00 am-3:00 pm. $38 for two, drinks not included. 110 Navy St., Venice, 310.396.1179.

All Night Crudo Hour for Fourth of July at Culina
July 3-4. Crudo Hour goes all night long to celebrate America at this Italian restaurant and bar. Menu highlights include ricciola with artichokes, spring garlic aioli and peperoncino, halibut with strawberries, pickled shallots chili and frisee and American wagyu meatball with parmesan reggiano and basil. Pair your eats with a $7 cocktail like the grappa alla mente with vodka, moscato grappa and mint or the il pompelmo with gin, dimmi, sweet vermouth and cynar. 6-10:30 p.m. 300 South Doheny Dr., L.A., 310.860.4000.

Alley Lounge
Head to Culver City this Fourth of July for a celebratory evening of food and cocktails. Enjoy the good ol’ fashioned grilled cheese on tasty sourdough with a bold and robust Harlem, made with Bulleit bourbon, Averna sweet vermouth and Angostura bitters with a cherry on top. 6 p.m.- 2 a.m. 12223 West Washington Blvd., Culver City, 310.596.8257.

Celebrate the melting pot that America is by enjoying Asian and American cuisine at this Culver City restaurant. Highlights on the menu include the citrus salmon sashimi truffle with wild Alaskan salmon topped with shaved black truffles, micro greens and a citrus truffle soy dressing and the red chili ichimi glazed lamb chops served with velvety mashed potatoes. Pair with one of the beautiful cocktails, such as the tangerine blossom with orange vodka, Cointreu and fresh orange and lime juices. 5-11 p.m. 12223 West Washington Blvd., Culver City, 310.398.8611.

Magnolia House
Toast America all day long in Pasadena with “a shot and a shorty”—beer and liquor shot pairings, a glass of Craftsman 1903 pre-Prohibition Lager or a cocktail. Menu offerings include chilled marinated shrimp with old bay seasoning and served with lemon chive aioli and Gus’s fried chicken sandwich topped with herb cabbage slaw, sesame ginger aioli, dill pickles and jalapeno. Top it all off with apple cinnamon bread pudding with salted caramel, vanilla bean semifreddo and toasted almonds. 10 a.m-2 a.m.  492 South Lake Ave., Pasadena, 626.584.1121.

Enjoy sake and sashimi in Old Town Pasadna this Independence Day. Partake of a wide variety of seafood, such as salmon, tuna, yellowtail, octopus and halibut; order the crispy yuzu pepper duck breast with green onion, eggplant and sweet miso. Make sure to toast the Land of the Free with a bottle of sake or a beer. 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m, 5-10 p.m. 77 North Raymond Ave., Pasadena, 626.683.1150.

Commemorate 239 years of America at this midtown gastro pub. Highlights on the menu include mac & cheese baked with sharp cheddar, Italian fontina, onion and garlic puree and topped with black pepper and the fried chicken & gravy with buttermilk marinated boneless chicken with Italian sausage gravy. Pair with the gold rush cocktail or the Jerry’s lemonade cocktail. 5:00 pm-midnight. 801 South La Brea Ave., L.A., 323.933.3229.

solita Tacos & Margaritas
Get a great view of the Annual Fireworks show at Westfield Valencia Town Center outside solita’s front door. But before that, grab brunch or dinner special, like the 6-pack family fireworks take-out special that includes any six tacos and two sides. Or check out the corn on the cob cart for some grilled corn elote on a stick, smothered in butter chipotle salsa, California chiles, cotixa cheese and green onions. Don’t miss the red, white & blue frozen margarita layered with blueberry puree, solita house-made frozen margarita mix and a rim of red pop rocks. 11 a.m-11 p.m, bar open till midnight. Fireworks at 9:15 p.m. 24201 Valencia Blvd., Suite #3470, Valencia, 661.291.1399.

Tipple & Brine
Enjoy a seafood celebration this Independence Day. Menu highlights include market fish of the day with black lentils, pancetta relish and tomato fennel broth and seafood stew loaded with clams, mussels, gulf shrimp and rockfish simmering in a tasty tomato fennel broth. Toast America with the gold rush cocktail of Old Forrester bourbon, honey and lemon. 4:30 p.m.-midnight. 14633 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks, 818.528.2550.

Tunnel Bar
Mark this Fourth of July at the Tunnel Bar in Sherman Oaks, where you can feast on crispy bacon toast with burrata, leeks and fennel pollen, sea urchin toast with avocado mousse, radish and scallions and more. Salute America with the prosperity cocktail shaken up with vodka, St. Germaine, sage, sugar, lime, grapefruit and topped off with soda over ice, among other liquid therapy. 7 p.m.-2 a.m. 14633 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks, 818.528.3434

Venice Whaler
You don’t have to leave the beach to eat a celebratory meal this Fourth of July—the Venice Whaler has got you covered. Located on the corner of Washington Blvd. and the Pacific Ocean, the restaurant is serving steak and eggs with a juicy eight-ounce flat iron steak, eggs done your way, salsa verde and fingerling potatoes, as well as home style pancakes with your choice of blueberries or chocolate chips, among other dishes. Add a brunch cocktail to top off the celebration. Also check out the Venice Whaler takeaway window, serving organic coffees and teas including cappuccinos and chai tea, as well as, key lime pie, ice cream, thin-crust pizzas, acai bowls and more. Takeaway open from 7 a.m.-2:30 a.m; restaurant open 11 a.m-2 a.m. 10 West Washington Blvd., Venice, 310.821.8737.