These Spots Will Make Your Night a Lot More ‘Lit‘
Written By: Aisha Patel LA 4th July
The Fourth of July is fast approaching and the only question left is, are you ready? As we count down the days until we celebrate our country’s history, the window for you to plan an extravagant night closes. No need to worry though, because we’ve got your back! From an afternoon of playing games with the kids and an evening of singing and dancing, to live music and a firework spectacular at night, these nine spots in LA are the best places to spend the holiday.
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Grand Park 4th of July Block Party
Come out and celebrate independence for free at Grand Park’s 4th of July Block Party that begins with a day filled with live music from DJs and ends with a night complete with a fireworks show that will create a backdrop above the Civic Center skyline.
Native Knowledge: Attendees have the option of choosing to dance to music and watch artists perform at not just one, but two music stages: frontyard stage and backyard stage.
Grand Park + The Music Center
200 N Grand Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90012
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The 92nd Annual AmericaFest
A celebration of all things red, white and blue, the 92nd annual AmericaFest hosted by Rose Bowl Stadium will showcase everything from motorcycle stunts by TNT Freestyle Motorcross to a Michael Jackson tribute by American Idol Winner Maddie Poppe. To top it all off, it will feature an explosive fireworks display that you don’t want to miss!
Native Knowledge: Want to have more fun? Come earlier and enjoy with the kids at Family Fun Zone that opens at 2 p.m. that is located in Area H.
Rose Bowl Stadium
1001 Rose Bowl Dr
Pasadena, CA 91103
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An All-American Fourth of July at the Queen Mary
With a backdrop of the Pacific Ocean, climb aboard the Queen Mary to experience their All-American 4th of July. Get tickets to enjoy live entertainment, arts and crafts, family games and a signature fireworks display accompanied with patriotic music!
Native Knowledge: In addition to a sea-side view, the evening will offer historic tours and a patriotic film screening.
1126 Queens Hwy
Long Beach, CA 90802
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Hollywood Bowl July Fourth Fireworks Spectacular
Celebrate Independence Day with two-time Grammy Award-nominated group The Go-Gos at the Hollywood Bowl July 4th Fireworks Spectacular—a party filled with music and fireworks. Sing along to some of the most iconic songs of the 1980s!
2301 N Highland Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90068
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Baldwin Hills Overlook in Culver City
With a 360-degree view over the city, watch fireworks shows from a 500-foot elevation at Baldwin Hills Overlook, allowing you to witness displays from Redondo Beach to the LA Coliseum to close by Culver City spectaculars. For how much? Not even a penny!
Baldwin Hills Overlook
6300 Hetzler Rd
Culver City, CA 90232
32nd Annual KABOOM! at Pomona Fairplex
From monster truck rides and Freestyle Motocross performances to a pit party and food, the KABOOM! Celebration at Pomona Fairplex is all fun and games! Begin your evening by meeting actual riders and complete it with the 32nd annual fireworks spectacular, “Red, White and BOOM!”
1101 W McKinley Ave
Pomona, CA 91768
4th of July Community Festival and Fireworks Show at Exposition Park
A picnic style event, the annual 4th of July Community Festival and Fireworks Shows on the South Lawn at Exposition Park is one for the whole family. Enjoy good food, live music, games and activities for the kids and a fireworks show for free! What more do you need?
700 Exposition Park Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90037
El Segundo’s 4th of July Community Celebration and Fireworks
A day of hula-hoop contests, watermelon eating contests and three-legged races complete with a night filled with live music, food vendors and fireworks? Too good to be true? Well, you better believe it because El Segundo’s 4th of July Community Celebration and Fireworks has all this and so much more!
Native Knowledge: Wristbands are required for entry to evening events, so make sure to buy them at the Checkout and Clubhouse Facilities prior to July 4th.
El Segundo Recreation Park
401 Sheldon St
El Segundo, CA 90245
45th Annual Let Freedom Ring Celebration
Celebrate Independence Day with entertainment, rides, delicious food and a bell-ringing ceremony at the 45th annual “Let Freedom Ring” celebration in Cerritos! The evening will end with a fireworks show at Cerritos High School at 9 p.m.
Native Knowledge: Make sure to get your wristbands early as they will not be sold after 7:30 p.m. on the day of the event.
Cerritos Civic Center
18125 Bloomfield Ave
Cerritos, CA 90703