4th Of July Events 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, dining, drinks and more.



July 2-4. Hall & Oats and fireworks—what could be more American? Daryl Hall and John Oates join the Hollywood Bowl orchestra to perform their classic hits. Plus, an awe-inspiring fireworks display set to classic American tunes celebrates the USA’s 235th birthday. 7:30 p.m. 2301 N. Highland Ave., Hollywood, 323.850.2000 Map G13 HollywoodBowl.com

Independence Day at California African American Museum

July 4. Celebrate America’s 235th birthday “CAAM Style” with a patriotic and funky beat performance in song, dance and spoken word. CAAM’s outdoor plaza stage provides the perfect lead into Exposition Park’s annual fireworks display. Free. Museum opens at 11 a.m.; program begins at 1 p.m.; special live performances 6-8 p.m.; Exposition Park fireworks 9 p.m. 600 State Drive, Exposition Park, 213.744.7432. www.caamuseum.org

Exposition Park Fourth of July Fireworks

For the 9th consecutive year, the Fourth of July Fireworks Extravaganza comes to Exposition Park. Entertainment commences around noon on Christmas Tree Lane. Fireworks show begins at dusk and is a full 60 minutes worth of entertainment. Exposition Park, 700 Exposition Park Drive, 213.744.7458. www.expositionpark.org

Redondo Beach Fireworks

See a wide variety of fireworks synced to patriotic music broadcast live on Jack FM 93.1. Events throughout the day include paddle board races, live music, children’s parade and more. Seaside Lagoon, 200 Portofino Way, Redondo Beach. www.redondofireworks.com

Queen Mary

The Queen Mary celebrates July 4th in style with a festive “Red, White and Blues” celebration. day-long event will feature swingsational music from Flattop Tom and His Jump Cats and the Americana-Cajun beats of Grammy-nominated Lisa Haley and the Zydekats as well as family-friendly picnic eats, fine dining, live entertainment, and fireworks. 11 a.m.-9 p.m. $24.95 for adults, $12.95 for children (5-11) Queen Mary, Sea Walk area, 1126 Queens Highway in Long Beach, 800) 437-2934. www.queenmary.com


Magnolia Bakery

July 1-4. Grab patriotic treats perfect for a BBQ or block party. Also, in honor of national blueberry month, special Blueberry items such as blueberry pie, blueberry crumb muffins and more, are available. Magnolia Bakery, 8389 West 3rd St., L.A., 323.951.0636. www.magnoliabakery.com

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Find a fresh take on the classic Independence Day celebration beachside rooftop lounge High at the Hotel Erwin. The evening features twists on all-American dishes such as pulled pork sliders with fennel slaw, and Sushi “Nachos” with Sriracha aioli. Desserts include grilled peaches with double cream and roasted grapes. Two seatings noon-5 p.m. ($40); 6 p.m.-midnight ($80). RSVP: 424.214.1004. 1697 Pacific Ave., L.A. www.hotelerwin.com

M Café

L.A.’s tasty macrobiotic dining destination—celebrates Independence Day with a special one-day-only 4 for $4 menu, including the breakfast burrito, big macro burger, two signature salad combos, and Madras tempeh wrap. 7119 Melrose Ave., L.A., 323.525.0588; 9433 Brighton Way, Beverly Hills, 310.858.8459. www.mcafedechaya.com


Suzanne Goin and Caroline Styne’s Brentwood restaurant offers a full array of take-out options including platters, barbeque-ready burgers complete with toppings, traditional side dishes and extras – including sauces, small bites and Tavern breads and rolls. Sweets are abundant, from a cookie extravaganza to the “build your own red, white and blue shortcake.” The Larder at Tavern, 11648 San Vicente Blvd., L.A., 310.806.6460.

CHAYA Venice

Find specials such as a red and white daikon-wrapped spicy tuna and california roll; Kobe burger with truffle fries, roasted organic sweet white corn on the cob and more. Happy hour runs from 5-11:30 p.m. and live entertainment starts at 7 p.m. 110 Navy St., Venice, 310.396.1179. www.thechaya.com

Fuego at Hotel Maya

Find a patriotic bbq and dinner buffet on the waters edge, to the tune of live Latin jazz and views of seaside fireworks. Drink specials include $14 carafes of Frida Kahlo margarita or St. Germain sangria flora, $12 bottomless Poema Cava sparkling wine and $3 draft beer. $65/pp adult; $30/pp children 12 and under. 6-9 p.m. Hotel Maya, 700 Queensway Dr., Long Beach, 562.481.3910. www.hotelmayalongbeach.com

Napa Valley Grill

Find special happy hour offerings like the “Firecracker,” a layered red, white and blue cocktail; in addition to a slider duo and Pabst Blue Ribbon combo. 3-7 p.m.; 9 p.m. – midnight. Napa Valley Grill, 1100 Glendon Ave., Westwood, 310.824.3322. www.napavalleygrille.com

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