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Celebrate the Fourth of July in Los Angeles

Grill up an Independence day feast with Slab’s Fourth of July barbecue package

Spend Independence Day in Los Angeles with cruises, barbecues, virtual concerts and more.

By Alicia Luchak

Akasha’s July Fourth Weekend at Home Menu 

July 3-4. Spend Fourth of July weekend at home with delicious barbecue plates, including a half-rack of ready-to-grill St. Louis barbecue pork ribs; gluten-free fried chicken thighs; red, white and blue potato salad; summer fruit salad; Rieger Farms’ peach pie; and more. Plus, enjoy unique themed cocktails like the American Spirit, Star-Spangled Gimlet, White Peach Old Fashioned or Fireworks at the Beach, which is made with ume plum and rose seaweed-infused tequila, Kalani coconut liqueur, orgeat almond syrup, citrus bitters and lime. Available by delivery or pickup from noon-7 p.m. 9543 Culver Blvd., Culver City, 310.845.1700. akasharestaurant.com

Lucques’ Americana July Fourth Celebration

July 3-4. Get into the patriotic spirit with Lucques’ Americana packages, starters, sides, desserts and a la carte catering options. Dig into dishes like buttermilk fried chicken, surf and turf for two, lobster roll sliders, pulled pork, succotash salad, s’mores pie and more. Plus, if you feel like whipping something up yourself, you can order a Fourth of July Grill Box or strawberry shortcake kit. 345 N. Maple Drive, Suite 100, Beverly Hills, 310.800.1789. lucquescatering.com

Red, Night & Blue Safe-cation Package

July 3-4. Take a stay-cation at the officially reopened iconic Hotel Figueroa in downtown L.A. and get a complimentary welcome cocktail and limited-edition custom face mask designed by U.K. artist and muralist Bella Gomez. The hotel will offer new al fresco poolside F&B offerings including Mexico City-inspired bites and frozen cocktails at Veranda. Available for contactless ordering when you pay via the hotel’s new mobile app. 939 S. Figueroa St., downtown, 866.734.6018.  hotelfigueroa.com

Enjoy cocktails poolside at Hotel Figueroa on a “safe-cation”

Slab’s July Fourth Barbecue Package

July 3-4. Have an Independence Day feast at home without breaking the bank, or a sweat. With Slab’s July Fourth package, you can treat your family to 2 pounds of brisket, 1 pound of pulled pork and a whole chicken. Plus, enjoy sides like coleslaw, potato salad, baked beans, collard greens and mac ‘n’ cheese, followed by red velvet cake for dessert. It also comes with white bread, barbecue sauce and pickles. Preorder by July 2. Curbside pickup 11 a.m.-9 p.m. $130 for four people. 8136 W. 3rd St., West Hollywood, 310.855.7184. slabbarbecue.com

Broken Spanish

July 4. For something a little different this Independence Day, order a Fourth of July grilling kit for your own at-home Mexican-style cookout. For less than $20 per person, you can enjoy citrus marinated flank steak, potato salad, esquires, tamales, cabbage salad, tres leches, chips and salsa roja. Plus, if you can order Broken Spanish cocktails, either pre-made or a DIY cocktail mix-kit. Available for pickup or delivery. $79 per kit, feeds four people. 1050 Flower St., downtown, 213. 749.1460. brokenspanishmarket.com

Feels Like Summer by DJ Illanoise

July 4. Celebrate America indoors with an immersive audio-video experience led by L.A.-based DJ Illanoise. Spend the evening with a digital happy hour; a VIP livestream with a light show; and local restaurant giveaways, including the “Bring Summer to My Living Room” package valued at $500. Ticket sales benefit Los Angeles food banks. 6-9 p.m. $10. Get tickets

Fia’s Independence Day Dinner

July 4. Celebrate U.S.A. with three delicious courses at the rustic beach restaurant Fia. Enjoy heirloom greens, 32-ounce prime rib-eye, 1.5-pound lobster, Dani’s homemade apple pie, themed “red, white and blue” cocktails and American wine specials. $195 for two. 2454 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, 424.280.4196. fiarestaurant.com

Enjoy a Fourth of July dining experience under the stars on Fia’s cozy outdoor patio

Four on the Fourth—Ruck, Walk & Run for Independence

July 4. USO is celebrating military service members and their families during this virtual fun run, presented by Delta Air Lines. It includes USO music playlists, a “rise and shine” warm-up featuring Robert Killian, the national anthem sung by the USO Show Troupe and a virtual celebration. Participants receive a USO branded T-shirt, downloadable bib, face mask and medal to show their support for America’s military service members. Whether you ruck, walk or run, participating directly benefits military service members and their families. Begins 7:30 a.m. $35. goneforarun.com

Grand Park Fourth of July Block Party: Home Edition

July 4. The eighth annual Independence Day block party, thrown by Grand Park and the Music Center, will be held virtually. The three-hour program will feature entertainment and performances by L.A. personalities such as Rapper D Smokes, Amindi, Ginger Root and San Cha; comedy sketches by Filipino AF; and a cooking demo on vegan street tacos by chef Jocelyn Ramirez. On air 7-8 p.m. (ABC7 and LA 36 broadcast); online 8-10 p.m. Watch on grandparkla.orgmusiccenter.org and FB Live (@GrandParkLosAngeles).

Rose Bowl Stadium’s Virtual AmericaFest

July 4. For the Rose Bowl’s 94th Annual AmericaFest, there will be an hourlong virtual event to celebrate the nation’s veterans, first responders and frontline workers. The fest will include live music by renowned cellist Cecilia Tsan, performing from the 100-inch telescope dome on the top of Mount Wilson, along with a special new art installation called Sunster. Plus, if you send 15-second videos about who your personal hero is, you will get a chance to appear live during the virtual celebration. 2 p.m. Register for free or submit your videos at rosebowllive.tv.

Shorebar cocktails, the Blueberry Yum Yum and Strawberry Sky

Shorebar’s Patriotic Cocktails

July 4. Celebrate America’s birthday with specialty themed cocktails at Shorebar: The Blueberry Yum Yum and Strawberry Sky. Each fruity drink highlights fresh local produce from the Santa Monica Farmers Market. 7 p.m.-2 a.m. 108 W. Channel Road, Santa Monica, 310.429.1851. shorebarsm.com

Vitello’s Fourth of July Extravaganza

July 4. Have a festive Independence Day dinner in Studio City’s popular contemporary restaurant and jazz nightclub. Expect barbecue, cocktails and live music. Enjoy a moonlit alfresco dinner in the new expanded outdoor area before taking the celebration upstairs to listen and dance when the jazz musicians take the stage—just be sure to wear a face mask. 6 p.m. Free-$12.50. 4349 Tujunga Ave., Studio City, 818.769.0905. vitellosrestaurant.com

Photos (from top): credit Kathryn Ballay, credit  Xavier Flores, courtesy Hotel Figueroa, credit Kathryn Bailey/ the h.wood Group

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