Here are some of the places to watch fireworks shows and celebrate the Fourth of July in Los Angeles County, the San Fernando Valley and Orange County.
Thanks to KFWB Promotions/Marketing Assistant Nicole Brajer for her ace work in compiling this list!
Have a happy and safe holiday!
LOS ANGELES COUNTY
Thursday, July 3, 2014
Live music, U.S. military exhibits, tours of a Navy frigate, armed forces and U.S. Coast Guard demonstrations, displays by the LA City Fire Department’s firefighting boat, and the Washington Artillery Reenactment group followed by the fireworks. This is a free event on July 3, 2014 at Cabrillo Beach, 3720 Stephen M. White Drive, San Pedro. For more information visit www.laparks.org/dos/aquatic/facility/cabrilloBeachPool.htm or call 310-548-7401.
Friday, July 4, 2014
Soccer and fireworks will take place at the former Home Depot Center, now the StubHub Center, 18400 Avalon Blvd. on July 4th at 7:30pm as the LA Galaxy takes on the Portland Timbers. The fireworks will follow the game at the StubHub Center in Carson. The cost is $20 and up, parking is between $15-$40. Check scorebig.com for discount tickets. For more info call 1-877-342-5499 or visit www.lagalaxy.com.
The Culver City 4th of July celebration will include live music, food trucks, family-friendly midway games and a fireworks display at West LA College, 9000 Overland Ave, Culver City, CA 90230. The gates open at 4pm, cost $5 per person up to $20 per car for parking and festival/show. Walk-in tickets: suggested donation of $5 per person, $1 for children under 6 years old. For more information visit www.culvercityfireworksshow.com.
Celebrate America’s birthday “CAAM Style” with a special live program. CAAM’s outdoor plaza stage provides the perfect lead into Exposition Park’s annual fireworks display. This is a free event. The museum opens at 11am, the special live performances run from 6pm-8pm. The Exposition Park fireworks start at 9pm at 600 State Drive, Exposition Park, CA. For more information call 213-744-7432 or visit caamuseum.org.
Grand Park in the LA Civic Center is celebrating 4th of July with a four-block block party. They’re adding a rooftop fireworks display with special effects and pyrotechnics. The main stage and viewing area are located between Hill Street and Grand Avenue. Music begins at 4pm and the light show starts at 9:30pm. The cost is free and parking is $10 under the park or at the Music Center. For more information visit www.grandparkla.org.
Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers will be headlining the three-day Independence Day celebration with fireworks each night at the landmark Hollywood Bowl, 2301 N Highland Ave, Hollywood, CA 90068, from July 2-4th at 7:30pm. The cost ranges from $15-$243 plus a fee depending on what activities and seats participants would like to be at. For more information visit http://www.hollywoodbowl.com/
The Queen Mary Independence Day celebration will be a multi-era Tribute to Classic Americana through the Decade that time travels from room to room from the 1920’s & 30’s in the Grand Salon and Observation Bar, through the 2010s in the Veranda Grill and Sun Deck. There will be multiple DJs and live music stages, strolling entertainers and a children’s area, culminating in the spectacular 4th of July fireworks show. Special hotel rates are available. You must have a special 4th of July ticket to get on board. From noon until 11pm the festivities take place, the fireworks are at 9pm. The Queen Mary is at 1126 Queens Highway, Long Beach, CA 90802. $39.99 is the advance cost for adults, $19.99 for children 3-11, ages 2 and under free, $59 for VIPs. Parking is $20. For more information visit www.queenmary.com.
MARINA DEL REY
A traditional fireworks extravaganza over the main channel in Marina del Rey will take place at Chase Park on the 4th of July. 13650 Mindanao Way is 1 block west of Admiralty Way in Marina del Rey. The fireworks will also be viewable from Fisherman’s Village and Marina Beach. The cost is free. For more information visit www.visitmarinadelrey.com or call 310-305-9545.
An old fashioned Independence Day Parade this July 4th on Sunset Blvd. in Pacific Palisades between via de la Paz and Drummond Street. Entertainment and fireworks follow the parade at the Palisades Charter High School. Skydivers launch the day starting at 1:50pm followed by the parade at 2:00pm. Entertainment begins at 6:30pm and the fireworks show ends the night at 9:00pm. The parade is free and the concert is $5. Reserve grandstand tickets for a fee at www.palisadesparade.org.
One of the largest fireworks displays in SoCal with music and food vendors at the Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena this 4th of July. The parking lot opens at 10am, then the food court opens at 2pm followed by the stadium opening at 6:30pm. Opening ceremonies begin at 7pm and the program begins at 7:25pm. The fireworks commence at 9:05pm. General Admission is $13, with $25 to reserve a seat, $30 premium, Kids 7 and under and Active Military with ID are FREE. The box office is open a week before and the stadium accept cash only. Parking is $20 cash for cars. For more information visit www.rosebowlstadium.com/RoseBowl_Americafest.php
See a wide variety of fireworks synced to patriotic music broadcast at Seaside Lagoon, 200 Portofino Way, Redondo Beach. Events throughout the day include paddle board races, live music, children’s parade and more. The gates open at 2pm and activities begin at 3pm ending at 8pm. The parade kicks off at 7pm and the band goes on at 8pm. The fireworks close out the festival at 9pm. For more information visit www.redondofireworks.com.
SAN FERNANDO VALLEY
Friday, July 4, 2014
Music, rides and a line-up of food trucks start the day that ends in a fireworks show. The gates open at 4pm at La Crescenta Elementary School: 2800 Prospect Ave, La Crescenta, CA. General Admission is $7 pre-sale, $10 at the gate and children 7 & under are free. Rides cost extra. For more information visit www.cvfireworks.com.
The free 4th of July festival and fireworks show at Shepherd of the Hills Church in Porter Ranch includes moon bounces and face painting for kids, an outdoor stage show as well as optional food purchases from over a dozen local food vendors. A twenty-one minute aerial fireworks display will close the night. The gates open at 4pm at Shepherd of the Hills Church: 19700 Rinaldi Street, Porter Ranch, CA 91326, and the night ends at 10pm. Parking is free. For more information visit www.theshepherd.org.
SAN FERNANDO VALLEY
SFW celebrates the holiday featuring music and other live entertainment, food and fireworks. The celebrations will be at the Hansen Dam Recreation Area at 11770 Foothill Blvd in Lake View Terrace. The cost is free. Take a swim in the 1.5-acre lake available for swim use during the day. Activities begin at 10am and fireworks start around 8:30pm. For more information call 1-888-527-2757 or visit www.laparks.org.
A fun-filled July 4th family festival featuring exhibits, music, food, fireworks, a children’s fun zone and business exposition in a back lot at CBS Studios. The gates open at 4:30pm at the CBS Studio Center: 4024 Radford Ave, Studio City, Los Angeles. The festival starts at 5:00pm and ends with the fireworks at 9:30pm. Admission for adults is $20, children 6-12 $10. Add $20 for rooftop viewing access or pay $100 for VIP tickets. Parking is free. For more information call 818-655-5916 or visit www.studiocitychamber.com.
The Annual Dennis P. Zine huge Fourth of July fireworks festival takes place in the West Valley. There will be food vendors, a play zone, a free concert and a fireworks show to close the day. The concert runs from 6:00pm – 8:00pm and the fireworks playing to live music begins at 9:08pm. The cost is free at Warner Park: 5800 Topanga Canyon Blvd, Woodland Hills. It’s $15 to park in any of the Warner Center structures between Topanga & Canoga or Califa & Oxnard. For more information call 818-704-1358 or visit www.valleycultural.org.
Friday, July 4, 2014
The Canyon Hills Community Council’s Annual 4th of July celebration will consist of food, game booths and entertainment. The spectacular fireworks displays begins at 9pm at Peralta Park. Other events include a 5/10 K run, a pancake breakfast, patriotic concert, ice cream social, parade and Yankee Doodle Dog Show.
Cruise in the July 4th boat parade at 1pm or 4pm at the Balboa Peninsula-Newport Bay Fireworks and Parade Cruises. Cruises view the parade and all the excitement in the bay then tour along the beautiful Newport Beach coastline soaking up the afternoon sunshine. Or choose fireworks extravaganza departing at 7pm which tours the bay and provides one of a kind fireworks experience starting at 9pm. For more information call 949-673-1435 or visit http://www.cruisenewportbeach.com/4thofjuly.html.
The fireworks celebration will be held at Joint Forces Training Base, Los Alamitos, 11200 Lexington Drive (enter at Lexington Gate, South of Katella Avenue). There will be a food court, sponsor booths, entertainment, a kids fun zone and fireworks. All adults must provide one of the following IDs: CA Driver’s License or CA I.D. or Military I.D. or Passport. Lawn chairs and blankets are encouraged. No alcohol. $5 for event parking. For more information call 714-229-6700 or visit http://www.ci.cypress.ca.us.
The City of Dana Point presents an aerial sky show, featuring a musical simulcast presented by radio station KSBR 88.5 FM. Arrive early to picnic over the Harbor on the cliffs of Blue Lantern Park or Heritage Park on July 4th at 9pm. The beach opens at 6am at Doheny State Beach, 25300 Dana Point Harbor Drive, Dana Point, CA 92629. The cost is free. For more information call 949-248-3530 or visit www.danapoint.org.
This 4th of July festival features live entertainment, games for all ages, food booths and a special aerial fireworks display. The Fullerton High School Stadium, Lemon Street & Berkeley Ave, Fullerton, CA 92832, will start the day at 5pm and end with the fireworks at 9:30pm. The cost is free, but a fee for some activities. For more information visit www.cityoffullerton.com or call 714-738-6545.
The “largest and oldest parade of its kind west of the Mississippi,” a 5K run/walk, bands, clowns, celebrities, floats and fireworks on “Surf City’s” famous Main Street. The 4th of July parade is free and reserved parade seating/fireworks seating is available for a fee. The festival will be held at Pier Plaza at Huntington Beach Pier. The parade runs along Main Street from PCH to Clay Ave. For more information visit www.hb4thofjuly.org.
A concert on the green and fireworks festival featuring a pyro musical sky concert will be held at Irvine High School Stadium this 4th of July. A food court, live music by Derek Bordeaux Group, games, prizes, bounce houses and a color guard presentation of the colors presented by the Irvine Police Department will take place. The gates open at 3pm. Adults 14 and older are $14, senior citizens and kids are $9, children 2 and under are free. Family tickets are $45 and for advanced sales only. For more information visit http://www.irvinepa.com/index.php/news.
A wide variety of food available for purchase from food trucks and vendors, as well as children’s games and activities, and live music by Soto will be at the La Habra High School, 801 Highlander, La Habra, CA for the 4th of July. Pre-sale wrist bands are available at the La Habra Community Center, 101 W. La Habra Blvd. The gates open at 5:00pm and fireworks begin at 9:15pm. For more information call 562-383-4200 or visit http://www.lahabracity.com/article.cfm?id=703.
A July 4th all day celebration kicks off at 7:30am with a 5K Run/Walk & 10K Run at 9:30am for Children’s Races. The Pancake Breakfast begins at 7:30am until 11am, hosted by the Laguna Niguel Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with the YMCA. It’s $5 for breakfast. The evening festivities will have a live concert by Craig Colley and Undercover Live at Crown Valley Community Park. After the concert, walk to Regional Park to watch the Fireworks Spectacular (3/4 mi. walk each way). Bring flashlights and something to sit on in the grass/dirt. The fireworks start at 9pm over the lake at Regional Park. Limited parking inside the LNRP (fees apply) and on La Paz Road. For more information call 949-425-5100 or visit http://www.cityoflagunaniguel.org/.
This July 4th fireworks celebration kicks off at 4pm at the Join Forces Training Base. Attendance is free, but parking is $5 cash and adults must have a photo ID to enter. There will be a food court, sponsor booths and a kid’s fun zone. Lawn chairs and blankets are encouraged. No bleachers are available this year. No alcohol please. Dogs, personal fireworks and motor homes prohibited. For more information visit http://cityoflosalamitos.org/.
This yearly annual street fair and fireworks show is held on Olympiad Road and in the area adjoining Lake Mission Viejo. This fair includes rides and games for a carnival atmosphere. Local clubs and organizations set up booths for food, drink, crafts, gifts and games. Free entertainment includes music, dance and comedy from the talent in the local area as well as trained professionals from the outside area. The event climaxes with a fireworks spectacular at dusk. For more information call 949-830-7066 or visit http://www.mvactivities.com/events.htm
This 4th of July festival with live music, food truck competition and fireworks at Newport Back Bay goes from 12pm-10pm. There will be opening bands from 3pm-7pm, a family fun zone with an additional fee from 12pm-6pm, a Wood Fire Grill buffet from 3pm-9pm for $45 adults and $23 for children 10 years and under. Booths will be selling chic goods from 12pm-8pm and the food truck wars start at noon and end at 4pm. The fireworks will take place at 9pm at Newport Harbor/Balboa Island. Concert area viewing prices range from $25-$50. For more information visit www.visitnewportbeach.com/4th-of-july/.
The city continues its annual tradition with a spectacular fireworks display from the Municipal Pier at approximately 9:00pm. Admission is free at the San Clemente Pier. For more information call 949-361-8264 or visit http://san-clemente.org.
The July 4th festivities begin at 3:00pm with mechanical rides, bounce houses, activities for kids, food, Orange County Birds of Prey exhibit and a beer garden. A live band will perform on stage at 6pm. There is no cost to enter the park. Tickets for rides may be purchased on site. The evening culminates with a choreographed fireworks show. Bring the entire family for a day of fun at The Sports Park, 259256 Camino Del Avion. Street parking is available along Camino del Avion with additional parking in the Sports Park Complex. No personal fireworks or BBQs will be permitted. For more information call 949-493-5911 or visit http://www.sanjuancapistrano.org/Index.aspx?page=25&recordid=7456.
The city of Santa Ana will celebrate Independence Day with fireworks at 9pm and live music all day, a kids zone play area open from 4pm-10pm, food and a History walk at Centennial Park from 4pm-8pm. For more information call 714-571-4254 or visit www.ci.santaana.ca.us/parks/upcomingevents.
Tustin’s annual July 4th celebration features ‘Cold Duck” entertainment, music from the 70’s. The music starts at 6:30pm at Tustin High School, 1171 El Camino Real, Tustin, CA. The fireworks start at 9pm. For more information visit http://www.tustinca.org/ or call 714-573-3326.
Celebrate the fourth at Veterans Park at Yorba Linda Middle School, adjacent to City Hall at 4845 Casa Loma Ave with family activities, DJ entertainment, food vendors and a children’s area at 5pm. The fireworks begin at 9pm at Veterans Park. For more information call 714-961-7160 or visit http://www.ci.yorba-linda.ca.us/.
SAN GABRIEL VALLEY / SANTA BARBARA / VENTURA
The City of Calabasas will host its community’s annual 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular at Calabasas High School. The gates open at 5:00pm and the fireworks show begins at 9:00pm. Cost is $10 admission including parking, entertainment and all activities. Children under 2 years are free. No on-site ticket sales. For more information call 818-224-1600. Picnic items are acceptable, no pets, tobacco or alcohol.
The fireworks spectacular preshow activities for children and live music starts at 4pm. The City of Camarillo is holding their fireworks spectacular at Camarillo High School, 4660 Mission Oaks Blvd. Admission is $2 and free for ages 5 and under. The fireworks start at 9pm. For more information call 805-388-5349 or visit www.ci.camarillo.ca.us.
A concert from Latin band Bumptown kicks off the Fourth of July blast at 5pm at Lorbeer Middle School, 501 S. Diamond Bar Boulevard. Free admission and parking. The fireworks show starts at 9pm. Bring blankets and/or beach chairs for lawn seating, picnic or purchase from local food vendors. Call 909-839-7070 or visit www.ci.diamond-bar.ca.us.
The Fillmore Chamber of Commerce presents their July 4th Fireworks show at Fillmore Middle School, 543 A Street. The show includes food and an arts and crafts marketplace at 9am til 3pm, in the 300 block of Central Avenue. The fireworks at scheduled for 9:15pm. For more information call 805-207-0515 or visit www.fillmorecarshow.com.
IRWINDALE (July 5th)
The day after Independence Day, see the Irwindale Speedway Fireworks Show on Saturday, July 5th. The gates open at 500 Speedway Drive in Irwindale at 5pm, and the races start at 7pm followed by the fireworks by 9pm. Pre-sale price is $5 for children, $10 for adults. For more information visit www.irwindalespeedway.com.
LA PUENTE (July 3rd)
On the Thursday before July 4th, see a celebration and fireworks show at La Puente Park, 501 N. Glendora Avenue. The fireworks begin at 9pm, but first music at 5pm from the 40th Infantry Division Band, and then Cold Duck at 7pm. Free admission for all. For more information visit www.lapuente.org or call 626-855-1560.
A pancake breakfast kicks off the day from 6:30am to 11am for $5 at the Methodist Church parking lot on D Street, across from Bonita High School. The skate park is open all day from 7am-6pm, skaters must wear a helmet, elbow and knee pads. The pre-parade motorcycle salute is at 9:40am and the Star Spangled Spectacular Parade begins at 10am through La Verne’s Old Town. The County Fair goes from 11am-3:30pm at Roynon Elementary School including free watermelon at 11:30am at 2715 E. Street. Free swimming from noon to 4pm at the Aquatics Center, 3175 Bolling Avenue and a deep pit barbecue begins at 5pm at Methodist Church, $10 for adults, $5 for children. The gates for the Fireworks show is at 6pm, beginning close to 7/8pm until 9:30pm, $7 for adults, $6 for children. For more information visit www.ci.la-verne.ca.us.
LAKE VIEW TERRACE
A July 4th celebration featuring music and other live entertainment, food and fireworks will take place at the Hansen Dam Recreation area in Lake View Terrace. The cost is free and parking is free at 11770 Foothill Blvd. Bring blankets, sunscreen, beach towels and a cooler. The celebration begins at 10am. Swimming facilities are open. The fireworks are scheduled to end the night between 9pm and 10pm.
A Professional Bull Riders Show and Fireworks Extravaganza will be at the Antelope Valley Fairgrounds, 2551 W. Ave. this 4th of July. The food and live music runs from 4pm-8:30pm outside of the grandstand area. The Professional Bull Riders Touring Pro Division starts at 7pm and the Fireworks will begin after 9pm. Tickets for the bull riding show range from $5-$20. Free fireworks viewing area are south of the grandstands. Grandstand seating for the fireworks requires a bull riding show ticket. Parking is $5. For fireworks information, call 661-723-6077 and for professional bull riders events, call 661-575-9800. Visit www.showdownrodeo.com or www.avfair.com for more information.
The fireworks show at Barnes Park, 350 S. Mcpherrin Avenue start at 9pm for this July 4th celebration. But first, there will be children’s crafts, events and music by the Monterey Park Concert Band from 3pm-10pm. Everything is free except food purchases. For more information call 626-307-1388 or visit www.montereypark.ca.gov.
Ojai is celebrating Independence Day with a parade and fireworks. The parade starts at 10am and route begins on Ojai Avenue at Country Club Road to Park Road (Libbey Park). The show at Nordhoff Community Stadium, 1401 Maricopa Highway, will feature music by Crowfoot and Party of 5 starting at 5:30pm and the fireworks will launch at 9:15pm. Tickets are $8 and $4 ages under 13 in advance, originally $10 and $5 ages under 13. Call 805-223-0578 or 805-646-0076 for more information or visit www.facebook.com/ojai4thofjulyevents.
Channel Islands Harbor will host activities for the 4th of July including a children’s parade at 10:30am on Harbor Boulevard from Albacore Way to Cabezone Circle. There will be a Farmers Market and craft vendors from 11am-9pm. The fireworks start at 9pm at 3350 S. Harbor Blvd. For more information on Fireworks by the Sea visit www.channelislandsharbor.org or call 805-985-4852.
Kaboom-Monster Trucks, Big Air Freestyle Motocross and Fireworks at The Fairplex this July 4th starts at 8pm. Pyrospectaculars by Souza fireworks display begins at 9:20pm. The gates open at 5pm at The Fairplex. Tickets range from $17-$23, check out their website for buffet/food options. Parking is $10 through Gate 17 at 1101 W. McKinley Ave. For more information call 909-623-3111 or visit www.fairplex.com.
The July 4th parade at Muscatel Avenue and Valley Boulevard begins at 10am ending at Rosemead Park. The carnival begins at noon in the park with rides and food. Wristbands for the rides are available until July 3 for $12 at City Hall. Other events are free. Opening ceremonies start at 5pm and precede live entertainment. The fireworks begin at 9pm.
The Bay Fireworks display in Santa Barbara will begin at 9pm, but the 4th of July celebration kicks off at 11am with food vendors and fun at West Beach, Cabrillo Boulevard. For more information on the Bay Fireworks visit www.bayfireworks.com. And for additional information call 805-568-0020 or visit www.santabarbaraca.gov.
See the 4th of July Fireworks Extravaganza at 9pm for free at Harding Park, 1300 E. Harvard Blvd. For more information call 805-933-4226 or visit www.ci.santa-paula.ca.us
The Fourth celebrations in Simi Valley include events like children’s activities, crafts, entertainment and games starting at 2pm. It’s free admission at Rancho Santa Susana Community Park, 5005 E. Los Angeles Ave. The Fireworks begin at 9:20pm. For more information visit www.simivalleyrotary.org or call 805-660-2214.
SOUTH EL MONTE
From noon until 9pm ride jumbo waterslides, jump in a kiddie water area, play in a basketball tourney, experience family games, food vendors and a live boxing show at New Temple Park for this 4th of July, 1450 Lidcombe Avenue. The fireworks show begins at 9pm at South El Monte High School, 1001 Durfee Avenue, and may be seen from both locations. This event is free. For more information call 626-448-0131.
The Fourth of July Fireworks and Family Picnic will take place at Ventura College Athletic Fields, 4667 Telegraph Road. The event will include children’s activities and entertainment beginning at 5pm. Bring your own picnic or food vendors are available. The fireworks will launch at 9pm. Tickets are $6 ages 13 and over, $4 ages 4-12 in advance (check the Ventura area McDonald’s and Vons); $8 ages 13 and over, and $6 ages 4-12. For more information visit www.venturafireworks.com.
The Westlake Village Golf Course, 4812 Lakeview Canyon Road, is launching fireworks for their 4th of July celebration. Viewing areas include Berniece Bennett Park, 31800 Village Center Drive, Calvary Community Church, 5495 Via Rocas, whose gates open at 6pm with a free concert with Urban Soul and food trucks. Other viewing areas are the Westlake Village Golf Course Driving Range and Westlake Village Inn, 31943 Agoura Road. Call 818-889-0230 or visit www.westlakevillageinn.com for more information.
This July 4th experience a day of live music from Ray and the Rhythm Beat Band from 6-9:30pm with face painting, a pie eating contest and food trucks. Bring lawn chairs, blankets and picnics to Suzanne Park, 625 Suzanne Road for the fireworks show that begins at 9pm. For more information call 909-598-5605.
The Independence Day carnival opens at 3pm with an entry fee of $1 per person. Cold Duck will hold a concert at 6pm followed by the fireworks at 9pm at Edgewood Middle School, 1625 W. Durness Street. Don’t miss the pancake breakfast at Hurst Ranch, 1227 S. Orange Avenue, for $5 a person that morning at 8am.