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Baby You’re a Firework! 5 Epic Spots to Watch Fireworks in LA This Fourth of July

These Celebrations Are Sure To Light Up Your Night

With the Fourth of July quickly approaching, the only question left is, “are you ready?” As we count down the days until we celebrate the first Fourth of July since seemingly coming out on the other side of the pandemic, the window for you to plan an extravagant night begins to dwindle. However, you’ve come to the right place! From family-friendly extravaganzas filled with food and fun, to live music and firework spectaculars at night, these five spots in LA are the best places to celebrate the holiday. LA Fireworks 4th July

LA Fireworks 4th July

1 | Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum LA Fireworks 4th July

Following a rugby match featuring LA’s latest sports sensation, LA Giltinis, the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum will be putting on a fireworks show for the books. Unlike most sporting events, fans will have the special opportunity to watch the fireworks from the actual Coliseum field, making it a Fourth that you’ll never forget. Snag $4 tickets and support LA’s newest Major League Rugby team with a bang!  

Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
3911 Figueroa St
Los Angeles, CA 90037


2 | Marina del Rey Fireworks 

Whether you want to celebrate the holiday with a waterfront dinner, or are even trying to go all out and charter a yacht for the ultimate Fourth of July experience, Marina del Rey has you covered. Offering one of the most popular firework shows in all of Los Angeles, stay coastal this Independence Day and go out with a bang. The entire coastal town is a prime spot for watching the sky light up with vibrant shades of red, white and blue. 

Local Insight: While all of Marina del Rey will have epic views of the firework show, pre-register for tickets at Burton Chase Park and post up with a picnic for the big event!

Marina Del Rey
13650 Mindanao Way
Marina Del Rey, CA 90292


3 | Rose Bowl 

A celebration of all things red, white and blue, the 95th annual AmericaFest hosted by Rose Bowl Stadium will showcase everything from motorcycle stunts by TNT Freestyle Motorcross to an hour-long performance by American soul singer, Mendeleyev. However, the main event will of course be the biggest fireworks show in all of Southern California!

Local Insight: Being that this event was held virtually last year due to the pandemic, it is sure to be jam-packed this year. Save yourself some money and stress by prepaying for your parking online!

Rose Bowl Stadium
1001 Rose Bowl Dr
Pasadena, CA 91103


4 | Hollywood Bowl 

Celebrate Independence Day with New Jersey natives and disco hit-makers, Kool & the Gang, at the Hollywood Bowl’s July 4th Fireworks Spectacular—a lively celebration filled with music and fireworks. Sing along and get down with the disco as you experience one of the most iconic parties in Hollywood! 

Hollywood Bowl
2301 N Highland Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90068


5 | Cerritos Civic Center

Live entertainment, a formal ceremony, and the traditional bell-ringing at the 48th annual “Let Freedom Ring” celebration in Cerritos is another great way to celebrate! The evening will culminate with a stunning fireworks display at Cerritos High School at 9 p.m.

Local Insight: Be sure to bring your own chairs and blankets so that you can get cozy and comfortable while sitting under a sea of exploding stars. 

Cerritos Civic Center
18125 Bloomfield Avenue
Cerritos, CA 90703

About the author

Allie Lebos graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2017 with a BA in Communication. While in school she was a staff writer at The Daily Nexus for nearly two years. Since graduating she has written for The Palisades Magazine, as well as Hidden Hills Magazine. Currently living in Santa Monica, Allie loves to indulge in good food, hot yoga, and daily walks along the beach; writing articles on travel, special events, as well as features on local businesses and individuals.


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