The Best Ways to Celebrate Fourth of July in Los Angeles

The Best Ways to Celebrate Fourth of July in Los Angeles

Whether you want a low-key or an all-out celebration, the City of Angels offers a kaleidoscope of ways to honor one of America's biggest holidays. Here's your guide to an unforgettable 4th of July in Los Angeles.

Classic Cali Fun

  • Beach Bonanza - What's a better way to celebrate freedom for free than soaking up the sun on one of LA's iconic beaches? Invite friends and family to a fun-filled Fourth of July picnic. Spread a blanket at Santa Monica or Venice Beach. Pack your cooler with icy treats, and enjoy beachside volleyball or a refreshing dip in the Pacific.
  • Barbecue Bliss - Not a fan of crowded areas? No problem. Stay home and fire up the grill! Keep your menu simple with mouthwatering ribs, juicy burgers, and refreshing potato salad — a must-have for a sumptuous Fourth of July spread. Or better yet, head to the best local BBQ joints for a quintessential American feast. 

Fireworks Extravaganza

No Fourth of July celebration is complete without witnessing an amazing fireworks display. Here's a cheat sheet of where to watch:

  • Dockweiler Beach for an impressive fireworks show over the ocean.
  • Huntington Beach for a free pyrotechnic display around 9 pm and other beachfront attractions.
  • Burbank Beach for performances by Billie Joel and Fleetwood Mac tribute bands and a fireworks show at 9 pm.
  • Rose Bowl Stadium for the LA Galaxy vs. LAFC soccer match, featuring classic all-American tailgating, food trucks, and a dazzling fireworks finale.
  • The Hollywood Bowl's July 4 Fireworks Spectacle — an LA summer tradition, headlined this year by Grammy and Emmy Award winner Harry Connick Jr. 
  • Dodger Stadium will host the Arizona Diamondbacks from July 2 to 4, with a fireworks show on the last day. 

Unique LA Experiences

  • Gloria Molina Grand Park Block Party -Enjoy live music, delicious food truck offerings, and a mesmerizing drone light show that paints the night sky with red, white, and blue. Its iconic 75-foot-tall Ferris wheel is back with a 90-foot-long super slide.
  • Fourth of July Cruise - Take your celebration to the high seas with a special Fourth of July cruise with Marina del Rey's Sights and Sips Cruise. 
  • Thrills and Chills at Six Flags Magic Mountain - For the adrenaline junkies out there, Six Flags Magic Mountain offers a heart-pounding Independence Day celebration. Ride your favorite roller coasters, enjoy live entertainment, and cap off the night with a breathtaking fireworks display.

Summer Outdoor Movie Night with The Gang

Los Angeles summer nights come alive with outdoor movie screenings, offering a unique way to enjoy classic and recently released films. We especially love this lineup for the Fourth of July.

  • Cinespia presents Rocky + Fireworks show at Hollywood Forever Cemetery.
  • Rooftop Cinema Club presents Independence Day + A Nightmare on Elm Street at LEVEL DTLA.
  • Tropicana Movie Nights presents Jaws at the Hollywood Roosevelt.

Check TimeOut Los Angeles for the full calendar.

Planning Tips:

  • Be prepared for heavy traffic, especially around popular beaches and fireworks viewing areas. To avoid gridlock, consider carpooling, using public transportation, or taking a bike ride.
  • Parking can be a nightmare, with events happening left and right. Arrive early at your destination or consider alternative parking options like public garages or ride-sharing services.
  • Pack sunscreen, a hat, and comfortable shoes if you'll be spending time outdoors. Feel free to show off your American pride with a fun and festive outfit.

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