The Ultimate Guide to 2024 4th of July Events in Los Angeles

The amount of 4th of July Events in Los Angeles is overwhelming. But, the good news is that there is bound to be an event that will be the right choice for you with this many options. These 4th of July celebrations in Los Angeles range from free to expensive. I have also created a list included at the end that lists daytime events that won’t have fireworks. And, if you’re up for the drive or live closer to the OC I’ve included some recommendations for 4th of July Events in Orange County.

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4th of July Fireworks in Los Angeles

The Hollywood Bowl

4th of July Hollywood Bowl

One of the reasons that the Hollywood Bowl is a favorite 4th of July event for me is the fact that they have their 4th of July celebrations for three nights. To me, this is the most accommodating event in that almost every other event on our list here only takes place on July 4th which may or may not work for your schedule. 

What I love about this experience is how they split it into half a patriotic concert and half a regular concert. When I went in 2021, the LA Philharmonic kicked off the evening with Patriotic Music. Then, Kool and the Gang came out and performed. Then, the Philharmonic came back and performed during the fireworks show. It is a great fireworks show so I am truly looking forward to enjoying this again. In 2023 I saw The Beach Boys here for the 4th of July. 

You can get your tickets for the July 4th Spectacular on 7/2, 7/3 and 7/4 with Harry Connick, Jr here.

If you’ll be visiting the Hollywood Bowl for the first time check out our tips here.

Los Angeles Dodgers

Spending the 4th of July at the ballpark feels like a classic 4th of July experience. The Los Angeles Dodgers are playing the Arizona Diamondbacks at home at 6:10 pm. The game will end with a fireworks show. Lately, they’ve been having drone shows after Friday night games instead of fireworks but based on the information on the Dodgers website it looks like they will have actual fireworks for the 4th. 

In previous years fans were allowed to be on the field for the fireworks but I haven’t been able to confirm if that will be allowed for the 4th. If you go be sure to ask an employee if you’ll be able to go on the field to see the fireworks. I think that would be such a cool experience. I have read old comments online from people saying that when games go past 10:45 pm fans are not allowed on the field for fireworks. 

You can get your tickets here

Rose Bowl 4th of July Fireworks

The Rose Bowl used to host AmericaFest for the 4th of July but that has been canceled due to budget cuts. However, there is still an event taking place on July 4th. LA Galaxy and LAFC will play. The game will end with a fireworks show.

You can get your tickets here.

Universal Studios Hollywood 4th of July Fireworks

Universal Studios Hollywood has a 9 pm fireworks show for the 4th of July. Guests with tickets to the park will not have to pay anything extra to enjoy the show.

Marina Del Rey 4th of July Fireworks

The show is scheduled to start at 9 pm and last for 20 minutes. The Visit Marina Del Rey website recommends showing up as early as 1 pm but of course, how early you want to come is up to you. Be sure to give yourself plenty of time to find parking. General public viewing is available at Burton Chace Park and Fisherman’s Village. I’ve been to the boat parade at Burton Chace Park for the holidays which included fireworks. The park is a good area for viewing. These fireworks can also be viewed from the Venice Pier, Playa Vista, and Dockweiler Beach. 

Alternative firework viewing areas: City Cruises 

Parking rates can vary from $11-$20. 

Gloria Molina Grand Park’s Fourth of July Block Party 

This free nighttime at Grand Park in DTLA this year will not feature fireworks. They will be using drones for the 4th of July show. Performances from different artists will start at 4 pm. In addition to musical entertainment, they will have a digital playground for kids, arts, crafts, and games. 

You can find more details here.

Queen Mary 4th of July Fireworks

Celebrating the 4th of July at the Queen Mary is on my to-do list. For 2024 the All-American 4th of July extravaganza is scheduled to take place from 3 pm to 10 pm. Guests can enjoy food, entertainment, family games and activities. Plus, a World War II aircraft flyer over. Of course, the night will end with a spectacular fireworks show. Tickets can be purchased here

The Queen Mary fireworks will also be visible from Shoreline Aquatic Park, Shoreline Village, Rainbow Harbor, and Marina Green.

Pacific Palisades 4th of July Fireworks

You can enjoy music and fireworks at Palisades Charter High School. Advanced tickets are required for entry to the show. Tickets are $11.50 with the service fee. There will be no ticket sales at the gates. Gates open at 6 pm and fireworks will take place at 9 pm. You can find more details here.

Palisades Charter High School, 15777 Bowdoin St., Pacific Palisades, CA

El Segundo 4th of July Fireworks

They are hosting daytime and nighttime events at Recreation Park at 401 Sheldon St. The daytime events take place from 10 am to 3 pm and evening events are from 5 pm to 9 pm. The fireworks will begin at 9 pm. You do need a wristband to attend the event. El Segundo residents can get 4 for free with an updated 2024 Rec ID card. Non-residents or those without a Rec ID card will need to purchase wristbands onsite for $5 per person. Wristbands are available at the Clubhouse and Checkout Building in Recreation Park from 6/3 to 7/3. Entry for children under 2 is free. General admission wristbands can be purchased onsite on 7/4.

Councilman Bob Blumefield’s July 4th Extravaganza

This event is taking place at 5800 Topanga Canyon Blvd in Woodland Hills starting at 6 pm with fireworks at 9 pm. This is a free event but they are selling VIP seat tickets that include parking. You can see all ticket types, including free tickets here

4th of July Concert at Starlight Bowl

At the Starlight Bowl in Burbank, you can enjoy a concert featuring Billy Nation and Mirage starting at 6:30 pm that will end with a fireworks show. You can purchase tickets here.

South Pasadena’s 4th of July Celebration

There are several daytime activities that are happening in South Pasadena including a parade. At night they are having a firework show at 9 pm at the South Pasadena High School Stadium located at 1401 Fremont Street in South Pasadena. Tickets are available for presale online for $15 per person. Gates open at 7 pm. Be sure to bring your receipt and tickets to the stadium. You can purchase tickets here.

4th of July Celebration in Alhambra

Please note this event will be enforcing a clear bag policy. Gates are opening at 4 pm and will close at 9 pm when the fireworks show starts. They will have food, games, and live entertainment at Almansor Park. You can see more details here.

800 S Almansor Street
Alhambra, CA 91801

If you need a clear bag there are some options on Amazon.

Six Flags Magic Mountain 4th of July

The theme park will have a fireworks show at 9:15 pm 7/4-7/6. The show is included with admission to the park. You can purchase tickets here.

San Marino 4th of July Firework Show 

The city of San Marino is hosting a fireworks show at Lacy Park at 1485 Virginia Rd, San Marino, CA 91108. The event will have a fun zone, a parade, entertainment, and fireworks. Wristbands are required for anyone over 2 years old. Wristbands go on sale on 6/17. Pre-sale wristbands are $5 for residents and $15 for nonresidents. All wristbands purchased on the 4th of July are $20 for residents and nonresidents. 

Where to Purchase
You can purchase wristbands Monday, June 17 – Wednesday, July 3 at the following locations:

San Marino Community Center
1800 Huntington Drive
Monday – Thursday, 7 AM – 5 PM
Friday, 7 AM – 11 AM

Crowell Public Library
1890 Huntington Dive
Monday – Thursday, 10 AM – 8 PM
Friday – Saturday, 10 AM – 5 PM
Sunday, 1 PM – 5 PM

San Pedro 4th of July

For 2024, San Pedro will be replacing fireworks with a drone show taking place on 7/6 at Cabrillo Beach.

Cerritos 4th of July Fireworks

The city of Cerritos is hosting its annual Let Freedom Ring Celebration at the Civic Center, 18000 Bloomfield Ave. At 4 pm they will have food trucks, game booths, and rides. There will be a ceremony at 6:30 pm, live music starts at 7:45 and the evening will end with fireworks at Cerritos High School at 9 pm. Bring chairs and blankets. You can purchase an all-day ride wristband for $40, each ride ticket is $2. You can view the event flyer here.

Cinespia 4th of July Fireworks

cinespia photo booth

Cinespia is an outdoor movie screening series that takes place at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery. It sounds weird that you are watching a movie in a cemetery but you are not sitting on top of the graves. One of the best reasons to come to this particular series is for the fabulous photo booths. Shown above is the photo booth from when I saw ET on the 4th of July. They put on a pretty good fireworks show for the holiday! Ticket prices are $22 for regular screenings and $32 for the ones with fireworks. You can purchase parking from Cinespia for $20-$30. I normally look for free or metered street parking on Santa Monica Blvd.

July 4 – 9 p. m | Rocky + Fireworks
July 5 – 9 p. m | Charlie’s Angels + Fireworks
July 6 – 9 p. m | Shrek 2 + Fireworks

You can purchase tickets here.

Shepherd’s Church Porter Ranch 4th of July Fireworks

Join in on a free and fun day for the whole family at Shepherd’s church. They will have kid-friendly activities. Gates open at 5:00 pm with the fireworks beginning at 9 pm.

19700 Rinaldi St, Chatsworth, CA 91326

Culver City 4th of July Fireworks

Enjoy live music, food trucks, games & prizes at the campus of West LA College. The fireworks are launched from multiple sites to help everyone have a good view. Picnics are allowed but alcohol is prohibited. Gates open at 3:30 pm. Parking is $20. 

9000 Overland Ave, Culver City, CA 90230

4th of July Drone Show in Culver City

On 7/5, Culver City is hosting a free first-annual drone show in the town plaza. The event will take place from 6 pm to 9:30 pm.

9300 Washington Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232

Norwalk 4th of July Fireworks

Norwalk is celebrating the 4th a couple of days early on 7/2. The free event will feature a kid’s zone, music, food trucks, and more. The fireworks show will begin at 9 pm at the Civic Center lawn.

12700 Norwalk Blvd., Norwalk, CA

Kaboom! 4th of July Fireworks in Pomona

Attendees can enjoy motocross, monster trucks, and fireworks. The event takes place at the Fairplex. Tickets start at $19. You can purchase tickets here.

Arcadia 4th of July Fireworks

301 South 1st Avenue Arcadia, CA 91006

The city of Arcadia is celebrating the 4th very early, on 6/29. Head to downtown Arcadia for a festival followed by a fireworks show at First Avenue Middle School. The event begins at 5 pm with fireworks at 9 pm. 

Monrovia 4th of July Fireworks

The city of Monrovia is celebrating the 4th with a free concert, dancing, and a fireworks show. You can reserve a parking space no larger than 10×10 feet starting at 6 am but the space must be supervised at all times. 

321 S. Myrtle Avenue

Monrovia, California 91016

Westlake 4th of July Fireworks

Watch fireworks from the tee box at the Westlake Golf Course. Guests are encouraged to arrive at 5 pm to save a spot before the fireworks begin at 9:10 pm. They will have inflatables, a putting contest, food trucks, and live music. Offsite parking is available on Townsview Canyon Road and Lakeview Canyon Road. 

4812 Lakeview Canyon Rd, Westlake Village, CA 91361 

Santa Clarita 4th of July Fireworks

Watch the free fireworks show at 9:20 pm. The show will take place at Valencia Town Center. It is recommended to park on the roof of the parking garage for a good view. 

24201 Valencia Blvd

Valencia, CA 91355

Torrance 4th of July Fireworks

The fireworks will be launched from the Civic Center at 9 pm. The amount of people who can view the show from the Civic Center will be limited. Other viewing locations are the West parking lot of the LA County Courthouse at 825 Maple Ave and the LA Galaxy Sports Complex at 555 Maple Ave.

3330 Civic Center Dr, Torrance, CA 90503

Rancho Palos Verdes 4th of July Drone Show

Enjoy live music, inflatable amusements, games, and a patriotic drone light show. The event begins at 3 pm with the drone show at 9 pm. 

Ken Dyda Civic Center 30940 Hawthorne Blvd, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA, 90275

Monica Rodriguez’s 3rd Annual Independence Day Drone Light Show Festival! At Hansen Dam

Enjoy live music, kid’s activities, resource booths, food & a drone show. The event is from 5 pm to 10 pm at the Hansen Dam Soccer Fields.

11658 Foothill Blvd, Lakeview Terrace CA 91342

4th of July Fireworks in Whittier

On the morning of July 4th you can experience a flag-raising and freedom walk at Palm Park. The flag raising will be at 9 am and the Freedom Walk will take place at 10 am. 

Palm Park, 5703 Palm Ave

In the evening the fireworks will take place at York Field. Gates will open at 5 pm with the fireworks at 9 pm. Admission is $5 per person. Veterans and guests 17 and under are free.

York Field, 9110 Santa Fe Springs Rd.

4th of July Drone Show in San Gabriel

On July 3rd, there will be a drone show held at Gabrielino High School. The event begins at 5 pm with live performances. The drone show will begin at 9 pm. Pre-registration is required. You can register for your free tickets here.

1327 S San Gabriel Blvd

4th of July Fireworks in Baldwin Park

On July 3rd you can head to Sierra Vista High School for live music, carnival rides, and a fireworks show. Gates open at 5:30 pm with fireworks at 9:30 pm. 

3600 Frazier Ave, Baldwin Park

4th of July Fireworks in Duarte

The 5th annual Independence Day Celebration & Firework Show in Duarte is taking place on July 3rd from 6 pm to 9:30 pm at Duarte Sports Park. The fireworks will begin at 9 pm. 

1401 Central Avenue

Daytime Activities:

Reagan Library

The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley is hosting a free outdoor event for the 4th of July. The celebration will include patriotic music, games, crafts, and more. You can find more details here. 

Santa Monica 4th of July Parade

The parade starts at 9:30 am at Pico and Main Street. You can visit their website here. Please note I could not find much information on their site.

Splash Party in Calabasas

The Calabasas 4th of July fireworks will not be taking place this year. However, they will be having a free pool party at the tennis and swim center. They will have music, games, entertainment, and treats. The event will take place from 12:00 pm to 5:30 pm. This is a free event with no registration required.

Independence Day Celebration at the International Printing Museum

Enjoy a special presentation in the Heritage Theatre that will feature historical figures like Ben Franklin and Betsy Ross. Showtimes are 11 am or 1 pm. The celebration also includes special tours of the galleries, and a chance to print your own Declaration of Independence on an antique printing press. Tickets are $15. Students & seniors are $12. Children under 3 are free. You can purchase tickets here.

About The Author

Michelle Ares is the founder and creative director of LA Dreaming. I have a passion for Southern California and love sharing my adventures and experiences with you. I love to travel, find new places to check out, and watch movies. You can follow me on Instagram @la.dreaming

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