Best Places To Spend The Fourth Of July in LA

Rose Bowl
Stadium in Pasadena
One of the biggest and brightest fireworks displays in Southern California. Food and entertainment offerings like live TNT motorcycle stunts and a special performance by Mariachi Divas & Kenny G precede the explosive finale. 10 a.m.–9:30 p.m. $13, under 8 free. Parking $20. 1001 Rose Bowl Drive, Pasadena, 800.745.3000.

Grand Park 4th of July Block Party
July 4. Projections and pyrotechnics light up Grand Park for their first ever 4th of July block party. Also find live music, artists, a selection of food trucks at this even hosted by KCRW DJ Anthony Valadez. Picnicking encouraged; no alcohol. Music, 3 p.m.; light show, 9 p.m.. Free. Entrances at 200 N. Grand Ave., 221 N. Hill St., 221 N. Broadway and 227 N. Spring St., downtown, 213.972.8080.

Hollywood Bowl July 4th Fireworks Spectacular
(July. 2-4) Singer, songwriter, and actor Josh Groban join the Los Angeles Philharmonic for a night of patriotic music and spectacular fireworks. Hollywood Bowl, 2301 N. Highland Ave., Hollywood, 323.850.2000.

Exposition Park
Free. Museum opens at 11 a.m.; special live performances 6-8 p.m.; Exposition Park fireworks 9 p.m. 600 State Drive, Exposition Park, 213.744.7432. Also see

Redondo Beach
See a wide variety of fireworks synced to patriotic music broadcast. Events throughout the day include paddle board races, live music, children’s parade and more. Seaside Lagoon, 200 Portofino Way, Redondo Beach.

Queen Mary
Celebrate Independence day in style, arrive early and spend the day touring, dining and shopping on the Queen Mary. Listen to live music, enjoy family-friendly entertainment and get front and center to their giant fireworks extravaganza. Queen Mary, 1126 Queens Highway in Long Beach, 800.437.2934.

Marina Del Rey
Arrive early and get a prime spot for Marina Del Reys seaside fireworks extravaganza, synchronized to music on KXLU 88.9 FM. The 20 minute show of movement and color, bursts into an explosive skyline display, mirrored by the water below. Fireworks are launched from a floating barge located in the waters of the main channel between Fisherman’s Village and the Breakwater. Popular viewing locations include: Fisherman’s Village (13737 Fiji Way), Burton Chace Park (13650 Mindanao Way) and (Mother’s) Beach (4135 Admiralty Way). 9 p.m.

Gates open at 5:30 p.m., Entertainment from 6:30 p.m. - 9 p.m. and Fireworks begin at 9 p.m.  Tickets: $17-22 for adults, $14-18 for seniors (60+), Children 2 and under are free.  Purchase tickets online or at the Community Services Building, located at 150 North Third Street.  1249 Lockheed View Dr.
Burbank, CA 91505

Calabasas High School
Gates open at 5 p.m., with fireworks at 9 p.m.  Celebration includes live music, rides, crafts and games. $10 admission price includes parking, entertainment and all activities; Children under 2 are free.  Tickets must be purchased in advance.  2855 W. Mulholland Highway, Calabasas, CA 91302

Downtown Los Angeles
4rth of July Block Party in Grand Park. Attendance is free, event begins at 3 p.m.  200 North Grand Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90012  (323) 887-4427

Palisades Charter High School
Gates open at 6 p.m., entertainment begins at 6:30 p.m., fireworks at 9 p.m.
Admission: $6 at gate, $5 online in advance, children 12 and under are free. 1577 Bowdoin St., Pacific Palisades, CA 90272

Santa Monica
Parade begins at 9:30 a.m.  Route travels down Main Street, starting at Pico Boulevard, turns right on Marine Street, then right on Barnard Way.  Parking available at Civic Center garage, Santa Monica Place and parking meters west of Main St.

Studio City                                                                                                                                                                         Live music, food and fireworks
Tickets: $20 for adults, $10 for children 6-12, free for children 5 and under; VIP tickets available
CBS Studio Center 4024 Radford Ave., Studio City, CA 91604

Woodland Hills
Concert begins at 6 p.m., fireworks at 9:08 p.m.
Warner Ranch Park 21820 Califa St., Woodland Hills, 91367