sparkler 839806 960 720The Independence Day in U.S isn’t complete without the traditional fireworks with colorful explosions in the night sky. Usually after a day on the beach or a park or grilling somewhere with friends and family, residents from differents parts of the country get together also at night to celebrate the 4th of July fireworks. If you’re looking for what to do, where to go and what to see to commemorate America’s birthday, we’ve got you covered. Please note that we have listed the FREE events on the top with options and suggestions to PAID events just after.

Burton Chase Park, Marina Del Rey (Free)

Every year fireworks explode over the marina channel and spectators gather all over to watch: at Burton Chace Park or Fisherman’s Village (with synchronized music) as well as from Marina “Mother’s” Beach, waterfront hotels and restaurants, and on boats. Fireworks usually starts 9pm and last for  20 minutes. If you planning to go, arrive early to the area’s county lots and take advantage of parking shuttles. All parts of Marina including Venice become crowd every where as this area attract thousands of people from the westside!

Grand Park, Downtown Los Angeles (Free)

This is the best option for those living in the east side of L.A and looking for a free, lively way to celebrate Uncle Sam! Fireworks usually starts at 9pm, shot off from the Music Center! This year (2019), Grand Park hosts a unique block party, featuring scrumptious food truck fare, live music and more. The music begins while the sun is still high in the sky, so bring yourself an all-day picnic. No booze allowed, only empty water bottles. The best part:  the location is easy to be  accessed through the Metro!

Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum  (Free)

Just next to the Coliseum you can unfurl a picnic blanket on the South Lawn of Exposition Park and enjoy an afternoon of music, games and kid-friendly activities, followed by a free fireworks show at 9pm. The area is near by the USC and attract a lot of college students.

South Gate Park (Free)

A good option for those living in the East of L.A! This year (2019) the event will have a ton of fried food and cotton candy! The city of South Gate  is also hosting its annual 4th of July Carnival, everyday from Friday to Wednesday with rides and games, and of course, fireworks on the 4th at 9pm.

Culver City (Free) – But Cancelled

 Due to major constructions at West Los Angeles College, the annual 4th of July produced by the Culver City Exchange Club and sposored by this city and L.A County, will not take place this 2019. For the last three years the show has taken at West L.A City College. The college is undergoing a US$60 million improvement that will enhance outdoor gathering spaces, increase green spaces, increase pedestrian access and establish enhanced infrastructure and technologies for the future. Be back for 2020!

Bellow we have listed also FREE fireworks around the county and that usually starts at 9pm:

Artesia –
Artesia Park, 18750 Clarkdale Ave.

Baldwin Park – Sierra Vista High School, 3600 N. Frazier St.

Calabasas – Calabasas High School, 22855 Mulholland Highway

Cerritos – Cerritos High School, 12500 E. 183rd St.

Claremont – Pomona College, 333 N. College Way

Commerce – Rosewood Park, 5600 Harbor St.

Diamond Bar – Diamond Bar High School, 21400 E. Pathfinder Road

Gardena – Rowley Park, 13220 S. Van Ness Ave.

La Crescenta – Crescenta Valley High School, 2900 Community Ave.

La Habra – La Habra High School, 801 Highlander Ave.

Lynwood – Lynwood City Park, 3700 Beechwood Ave.

Porter Ranch – Shepherd of the Hills Church, 19700 Rinaldi St.

Rosemead – Rosemead Park, 4343 Encinita Ave.

South El Monte – South El Monte High School, 1001 N. Durfee Ave.

South Pasadena – South Pasadena High School, 1401 Fremont Ave.

Stevenson Ranch – Dr. Richard Rioux Memorial Park, 26233 Faulkner Drive

Walnut – Walnut High School, 400 N. Pierre Road

Westlake Village – Westlake Village Golf Course, 4812 Lakeview Canyon

Whittier – York Field, 9110 Santa Fe Springs Road

And here bellow, 3 options for PAID events:

Queen Mary, Long Beach (Paid)

Watch the Long Beach fireworks, usually at 9pm, from aboard the “Big Boat”, where you’ll be able to scope out concerts, family-friendly activities and patriotic-themed events. Alternatively, find a spot anywhere along the waterfront including Belmont Pier, Veteran’s Stadium or aboard a harbor cruise. Prices vary.

JP tf3Rose Bowl, Pasadena  (Paid)

Very traditional in Los Angeles area, the Rose Bowl this year of 2019 is  hosting its 92nd American Fest which includes a Michael Jackson sing-a-long,  can  watch the fireworks from the bowl, and bring picnic blankets ( but no big bags allowed). Costs from $15 to $30.

Hollywood Bowl, Hollywood

This year the venue will have Go-Gos as the headline to the nnual “fireworks spetacular” which means you can channel your inner 80’s diva and crimp your hair! . The event will also include performances by the Los Angeles Philharmonic with conductor Thomas Wilkins. Prices vary. Starting 7.30pm.

Happy 4th of July!

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