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Guide To Getting Your 4th On

Written by: Jodilyn Ottobre, Kristin Kellams

So you’re planning for the 4th of July and you’re stuck trying to figure out the same questions you had trouble answering last year: What should we do and where should we go to watch the fireworks? With all the extravaganzas that are being held throughout the county, you’ll need someone to narrow down the options and give you the 4th-1-1. We’re giving you an inside look at where all the best oohs and ahhs will be in LA this year, so don’t sweat it. Leave your box of sparklers at home because this year you’ll be out getting your 4th on while watching one of the most spectacular celebrations of the year.


Studio City’s 16th Annual Fireworks Festival


Studio City is making their Annual Fireworks Festival a VIP only event this year. There will be live entertainment, sampling stations featuring bites from local restaurants, cocktails and beer, and rooftop fireworks.  For kids the entertainment will include face painting, caricature artists, airbrushed tattoos, picture opps with Lady Liberty and Uncle Sam, and more!

General Admission: VIP Adults $125, VIP Children $60 
Doors Open: 6 p.m.
CBS Studio Center
4024 Radford Ave
Studio City, CA 91604


An All-American Fourth of July at the Queen Mary


Celebrate this “All American” holiday with live entertainment, arts and crafts, games, special historic tours and a patriotic theatrical movie in the Queen Mary Theatre. There will even be a special performance by the hit 80’s artist The Pointer Sisters!

General Admission: $40, Children 4 and under are free! Active military FREE in uniform and with ID.
Doors open: 2 p.m.
Queen Mary
1126 Queens Hwy
Long Beach, CA 90802


Baldwin Hills Overlook in Culver City


Get up close and personal with the fireworks this year. Revel in a 360-degree scenic overlook at a 500ft elevation above the city. Be forewarned, the peak doesn’t offer an escalator, so be prepared to work those glutes and climb some stairs!

Cost: FREE
Baldwin Hills Overlook
6300 Hetzler Rd
Culver City, CA 90232




Monster trucks, Big Air Freestyle Motorcross, fireworks and buffet-style food? This is as All-American as it gets. Combine your general admission ticket to a combined buffet and fireworks ticket for a total of $58.  Guests who bring three or more new or gently used books will get one free weekday LA County Fair ticket.

Cost: $18.50, Parking $10
Doors Open: 5 p.m.
Pomona Fairplex
1101 W. McKinley Ave
Pomona, CA 91768


The Redondo Beach Independence Day Celebration at Seaside Lagoon


Looking for something that’s more geared for the kiddos? Enjoy a day filled with supervised swimming at the Seaside Lagoon which features water slides, fountains, and beach sand. Family fun includes arts and crafts, giant inflatable slides, live music and food from a special menu from the Ruby’s Diner Window at the Lagoon.

Cost: Adults $25, Kids $15
Doors Open: 2 p.m.
Redondo Beach-Seaside Lagoon
200 Portofino Way
Redondo Beach, CA 90277
Buy tickets here.

Hollywood Bowl July Fourth Fireworks Spectacular


Who wouldn’t want to spend their night watching a performance by the three-time-Grammy-winning acapella group Pentatonix?  Come and enjoy a mix of their pop, acapella, and contemporary R&B music and stay for the Los Angeles Philharmonic and U.S. Air Force of the Golden West. Oh, and the fireworks, of course!

Tickets: Starting at $11.50
Doors Open: 7:30pm
Hollywood Bowl
2301 N. Highland Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90068


El Segundo’s 4th of July Community Celebration & Fireworks


Spend Independence Day watching a pie and watermelon eating contest? Where do I sign up? El Segundo’s fourth of July celebration will include daytime activities such as hula hoop contests, a water balloon toss, sack races and much more. The evening will bring in live music, food booths and fireworks.  Wristbands are required for the nighttime event, so be sure to get yours by July third!

Cost: $5
El Segundo Recreation Park
401 Sheldon St
El Segundo, CA 90245


The 91st Annual AmericaFest


Motorcycle stunts. Need I say more?  Musical performances by Liverpool Legends and Ian Thomas will get you amped up for the fireworks show to follow.

General Admission: Starts at $15, Kids five and under are free.
Rose Bowl Stadium
1001 Rose Bowl Dr
Pasadena, CA 91103


44th Annual Let Freedom Ring Celebration


Get your festival on this fourth of July at the Let Freedom Ring celebration in Cerritos! Celebrate with rides, tons of good food, and a bell-ringing ceremony. Fireworks show to follow at Cerritos High School at 9 p.m.

Doors Open: 4 p.m.
Single Ride Tickets: $1
All-Day Ride Wristband: $25
Cerritos Civic Center
18125 Bloomfield Ave
Cerritos, CA 90703


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