11 Cool Things to do on the 4th of July in Los Angeles (2019)
Scroll down to #11 for Revi’s personal favourite!
July 4 is just around the corner! Do you know what you’re doing on Thursday? Scroll down to the last one to see my personal favourite 4th of July Fireworks spot in Los Angeles!
Whether you want to visit a Los Angeles Landmark, attend a festival type party, view an outdoor movie, see a traditional fireworks show, or savor a gourmet dinner followed by pyrotechnics, we’ve got you covered.
Below is our quick, easily scannable list of 11 fun things to do in Los Angeles on Thursday, July 4, 2019. Enjoy!
1. Rose Bowl, Pasadena
See fireworks at the Rose Bowl. Americafest is still going strong after 93 years! Doors open at 5:30, but parking lot fun starts at 2pm. The events end at 9:30.
2. Downtown Los Angeles, Grand Park
The biggest free Independence Day block party in Los Angeles is back at Grand Park this July 4. The annual affair promises a day of picnicking, music, and dancing, all culminating with a massive fireworks display above Downtown L.A. The event will feature two stages with DJs, live musical performances, 40 food vendors, and for the first time ever a 75-foot Ferris wheel for attendees to ride (paid tickets required).
The party begins at 3 p.m. and the fireworks go off at 9 p.m.
3. Pacific Palisades
Palisades Rocks the Fourth returns for 2019 with its annual community event featuring music, activities and more. On July 4 at 4 p.m., the gates of Palisades Charter High School will open for a fun-filled day featuring food trucks, family-friendly activities and a festival stage concert program. The main stage kicks off at 6 p.m. for two-and-a-half hours of live music, followed by a fireworks show at 9 p.m. Tickets are on sale now for $10. Children under 2 can attend for free.
4. Woodland Hills
Councilman Bob Blumenfield’s July 4th Fireworks Extravaganza, hosted by Valley Cultural Center, returns to Warner Ranch Park in Woodland Hillswith a breathtaking fireworks display in the heart of Southern California. Gathering over 60,000 people from 6 to 9:30 p.m., this party includes delicious munchies from more than 20 local restaurants, arts and crafts from local vendors and businesses, and a free concert, all topped off with a 15-minute spectacular fireworks show. Attendees may bring blankets, low chairs (under 3′ height), tarps and pillows to hang out on the grassy lawn. Admission is free; however, VIP packages are available that include a reserved seat for $20, a reserved seat + parking pass for $35, or backstage seating for $100. Tickets can be purchased via the link above.
5. Long Beach
Spend Independence Day aboard the Queen Mary for a day full of live entertainment, family-friendly activities, delicious food, carnival activities, arts and crafts, and more. The festivities lead up to one of Southern California’s best firework shows synced to patriotic music. The event runs from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. with fireworks beginning at 9 p.m. off the stern of the ship. Tickets sell out every year, so advance purchase is recommended.
6. Monterey Park
The City of Monterey Park Presents: Fourth of July Entertainment & Fireworks with a day-long holiday celebration full of fun for the whole family. Taking place Thursday, July 4 from 4 to 9 p.m. at Barnes Park, this community event includes music by Bulletproof Soul from 7 to 9 p.m., food vendors, and its annual fireworks show at 9 p.m.
7. Topanga Canyon
Celebrate Independence Day in an old-timey fashion in Topanga Canyon. Theatricum Botanicum’s 5th Annual Independence Day Old Fashioned Barn Dance and Barbecue features innocent pleasures from days of yore, like a pie-eating contest, watermelon seed-spitting contest, horseshoes, and more.
8. Marina Del Rey
Reputedly the best fireworks show on the Westside is July 4th at the Marina, with two prime spots in Marina del Rey ideal for watching the show, complete with synchronized music. The 20 minute fireworks show starts at 9pm.
Watch an outdoor movie. Cinespia at Hollywood Forever is hosting a screening of the classic E.T. followed by fireworks.
10. Hollywood Bowl
The Hollywood Bowl is famously one of the best spots in L.A. for watching fireworks. This July 4, a dazzling spectacle will set the skies above Hollywood aglow, capping a performance from Nile Rodgers & CHIC.
11. Cheviot Hills/Rancho Park/Century City REVI’S TOP CHOICE!
Watch Hillcrest Country Club’s annual fireworks show from Cheviot Hills Park. There are always plenty of families watching the show there. Bring a blanket and some snacks for the kids and get ready for a fun and free show!
Send me a message to tell me your favourite 4th of July spot! I will include it in next year’s list!
I look forward to hearing from you.
Revi Mendelsohn, Realtor 310-963-7384 ReviMendelsohn@gmail.com
The Mendelsohn Group | eXp Realty of California, Inc. Beverly Hills