4th of July events in Los Angeles
Find fireworks across LA! Check the best 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 4th of July events in Los Angeles.

Edited by Christina Xenos

Hollywood Bowl July 4th Fireworks Spectacular
July. 2-4. At the Hollywood Bowl’s annual extravaganza, one of America’s most popular rock bands, Chicago performs hits like “Saturday in the Park,” along with patriotic music, and spectacular fireworks. 7:30 p.m. each night. Hollywood Bowl, 2301 N. Highland Ave., Hollywood, 323.850.2000. HollywoodBowl.com

Grand Park + The Music Center’s 4th of July Block Party
July 4. Celebrate over music, food and one of downtown LA’s largest fireworks shows. The event showcases two high-profile stages—one in Grand Park and one on The Music Center Plaza—featuring LA-based artists who represent diverse musical styles. Children can enjoy games like tag, soccer and parachute play on the Grand Park Event Lawn. The evening concludes with fireworks set to patriotic and contemporary music. 2-9:30 p.m. Grand Park and The Music Center, downtown. grandparkla.org

July 4. One of the biggest and brightest fireworks displays in Southern California  can be found at Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena. Food and entertainment offerings include live motorcycle stunts and a performance by Beatles tribute band, Liverpool Legends. A special salute to America’s space program honoring Jet Propulsion Lab’s Juno mission, which arrives at Jupiter on July 4, precedes the explosive finale. rosebowlstadium.com

10th Annual Fourth of July Parade
July 4. Celebrate the Fourth of July in Santa Monica with a patriotic parade that features bands, cyclists, vintage cars and more. 9:30-11 a.m. Parade begins at the intersection of Pico Blvd and Main St. in Santa Monica, the parade proceeds south on Main St. to Marine St. and heads west along Barnard Way to beach parking lot 5. santamonica.com

Redondo Beach Fireworks
July 4. 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. redondofireworks.com

Los Angeles Dodgers
July 4. Cheer on the Boys in Blue as they face off against the Baltimore Orioles. The festive 4th game welcomes a special bald eagle pre-game performance by Chinook and Anami of the LA Zoo and a post-game fireworks show. 1000 Elysian Park Ave., L.A., 323.224.1507. dodgers.mlb.com

4th of July Fireworks Celebration
July 4. The showy fireworks display over the water in Marina del Rey is set to synchronized patriotic music played over loudspeakers. 9 p.m. Free. Viewing at Fisherman’s Village, 13755 Fiji Way; Burton Chace Park, 13650 Mindanao Way; Marina Beach, 4101 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey. visitmarinadelrey.com

All-American 4th of July
July 4. Family-friendly Independence Day festivities aboard the Queen Mary; carnival games, dancing, live music, entertainment, fireworks. 2 pm. $24-$49; VIP $99, under 4 free. 1126 Queens Hwy., Long Beach, 877.342.0738. queenmary.com

‘Merica Fest 2016 at Angel City Brewery
July 3. Celebrate all things ‘Merica at Angel City Brewery. On the eve of Independence Day you can toast the nation’s freedom over barbecue, food trucks, live music, lawn games and frozen treats. Dress patriotically to win prizes. Noon. 216 South Alameda St., L.A., 213.622.1261. angelcitybrewery.com

July 4. As part of his new “Backyard BBQ” tradition, Chef/Owner Kris Morningstar will roll out his grill to dish up a never-ending spread of traditional, all-American fare prepared with Terrine’s French-California twist for $45/person. Back by popular demand from foodies, fellow chefs, and neighborhood friends alike, the AYCE holiday menu includes Texas-style smoked beef brisket with chimichurri; pickle brine fried chicken; marinated swordfish brochettes; crispy potato and hatch chile tacos; and sticky toffee cornbread; in addition several others. 11:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m. 8265 Beverly Blvd., L.A., 323.746.5130. terrinela.com

July 4. To celebrate Viviane’s first Fourth of July at the Avalon Hotel Beverly Hills, Executive Chef Michael Hung will set up a poolside grill to host a special AYCE cookout featuring classic Americana alongside refreshing whiskey cocktails. Continuing the Summer Sundays Pool Party series, the Independence Day event will also allow restaurant guests pool access—a treat usually reserved exclusively for those staying at the hotel. Hung will man the outdoor grill and set up the all-you-can-eat buffet with dishes like Angus cheeseburgers; honey soy marinated grilled chicken wings; creamy fingerling potato salad; and blueberry cobbler. $35/pp. 10 a.m.-10 p.m.  9400 W Olympic Blvd, Beverly Hills 310.407.7791. vivianerestaurant.com

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