Looking for some of the best Fourth of July fireworks and festivals for Independence Day weekend? Here are some great venues and festivals in the Los Angeles area to attend this Fourth.
Described as a giant block party for all of LA during Fourth of July, Grand Park is free admittance, and pets are welcome. With the variety of food trucks available and live music, this is a great spot to hang out and watch the fireworks. The celebration starts at 3 pm with musical performances from Skin & Bones, KCRW DJ Jeremy Sole, Flypoet and more. The block party ends with fireworks launched across the Civic Center skyline.
AmericaFest at the Rose Bowl
The Rose Bowl has one of the largest Fourth of July firework shows in all of Southern California. This year marks the 89th annual Americafest, and presenter, Honda, is pulling out all the stops for the occasion. With daring motorcycle stunts, a screening of Despicable Me 2, and a musical performance by Beatles tribute band, Liverpool Legends, this event is sure to excite those of all ages. Parking opens at 10 am and the stadium opens at 6:30 pm. General admission is $13 and kids age 5 and under get in for free.
Palisades Americanism Parade
This year’s theme for the 67th annual Fourth of July Parade is, “Palisades Parade: Pride! Passion! Patriotism!” There will be skydivers holding American flags as parade participants march down Sunset Boulevard. The skydivers start at 1:50 pm, and you won’t want to miss the choreographed fireworks show following the parade presented by the world famous Pyro Spectaculars.
Hollywood Bowl 3-Night long extravaganza
Celebrate the Fourth of July with Smokey Robinson, one of the most legendary singer/songwriters in the R&B and Pop music, as he performs at the Bowl alongside the Los Angeles Philharmonic, July 2-4. Smokey Robinson is the newly rewarded recipient of the BET’s Lifetime Achievement Award. The Hollywood Bowl is the perfect venue to view the fireworks as they burst out over the bowl overlooking the Los Angeles skyline.