Celebrate July 4th in Los Angeles

Cue the fireworks! July 4th is just around the corner! I love spending the day watching parades, enjoying family and friends and eating up some delicious July 4th barbeque. Mmmm. Whether you like a July 4th full of excitement or a more relaxed day, Los Angeles is bound to have a July 4th event just for you. Let’s check out some of LA’s greatest events:

For the Firework Enthusiasts:

Photo by Gareth Simpson
July 4th Photo by Gareth Simpson

AmericaFest at the Rose Bowl

Love July 4th fireworks? You don’t want to miss AmericaFest at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena. This spectacular event has one of the best fireworks displays in SoCal! Get their early and enjoy food, vendors, motorcycle stunts and live music.

For the Parade Enthusiasts:

Photo by Randy Robertson
July 4th Photo by Randy Robertson

Palisades Americanism Parade

Like a good ol’ fashioned July 4th parade? Then head down to Pacific Palisades! This parade has marching bands, equestrian units, community members and more. It even ends with a family-friendly concert and fireworks. Sounds like fun to me!

For the Block Party People:

Photo by Lester Guijarro
July 4th Photo by Lester Guijarro

July 4th at Grand Park

Celebrate July 4th with a giant block party in and around Grand Park! There will be two stages for live music, food vendors, and fireworks galore. All ages are welcome, and it’s free!

For the Music Mavens:

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July 4th Photo by david_hwang

Hollywood Bowl July 4th Fireworks Spectacular

At this event, the fireworks alone are amazing. Add Steven Martin & the Steep Canyon Rangers and the LA Phil, and you have a night you won’t forget. Pro tip: kids 12 and under get a 50% discount on tickets!

For the Beach Bums:

Photo by Adan Garcia
July 4th Photo by Adan Garcia

Redondo Beach Fireworks

If you want to watch fireworks over water, this is the July 4th event for you. There are a ton of fun, family-friendly events throughout the day including paddle boat races, a children’s parade, live music, food, and of course, fireworks.

These are just a few of the great events happening around Los Angeles for July 4th. What are your July 4th plans? Tell me about them in the Comments section!