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Best 4th Of July Parties In Los Angeles

As America gets ready to honor yet another birthday on July 4, folks around the Los Angeles area will surely be ready to do their fair share of celebrating. Whether you have your own party at home, plans to go visit friends or family for a bash, or perhaps attend an event in or around the city, celebrating the nation's biggest day of the year is a time-honored tradition. As such, there are a number of parties planned for the City of Angels, so don't miss out on all the fun. From hamburgers and hot dogs to cold beverages, the day will be a party citywide for millions of people.
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Grand Park 4th of July Block Party (Free)
220 North Grand Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Date: July 4, 2017 from 2 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Looking for a good old-fashioned block party? Then head over to Grand Park + The Music Center in downtown L.A.. LA's Grand Park 4th of July Block Party offers revelers some great food and drink, entertainment and, of course, an incredible fireworks show that will light up the Los Angeles skyline and close out the evening. The event is sure to bring both locals and visitors together, celebrating America's birthday in the nation's second largest city. Grab your friends, and family or your special person and enjoy this annual event!

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July 4th Fireworks Spectacular With Pentatonix
Hollywood Bowl
2301 Highland Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90068
(323) 850-2000
Date: July 4, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.

There may be no more beautiful setting to ring in the Fourth of July than the famed Hollywood Bowl. Each year, guests are treated to not only great food and fireworks but also an appearance by the legendary band. This year, Pentatonix will take the stage on July 4th, as well as on July 2nd and July 3rd. Celebrate Independence Day right with this three time Grammy Award winning a capella group known for hits including arrangements of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah," "Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy" and "Daft Punk." The Hollywood Bowl Orchestra will be joining in each night with the multi-platinum-selling recording artists. Experience patriotic music, thrilling fireworks and plenty of fun!

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Dodger's Game + Fireworks
Dodger Stadium
1000 Elysian Park Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(323) 224-1507
Date: July 4, 2017 at 6:10 p.m.

If enjoying a little Major League Baseball suits your tastes for Fourth of July, make sure to head on out to Chavez Ravine. On Tuesday, July 4th, the hometown Los Angeles Dodgers will play host to the Arizona Diamondbacks, with the first pitch scheduled at 6:10 p.m. Following the game, there will be a spectacular patriotic fireworks display. The annual event is one of the best fireworks shows in Los Angeles. Tickets still remain for the game, which includes being able to watch the fireworks from inside or outside of the stadium following the contest.

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Hollywood Red White & Brew Pub Crawl
Outpost Hollywood
1624 North Cahuenga Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90028
Date: July 1 & July 2, 2017 from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m.

For those individuals (and groups) looking to quench their thirst on Fourth of July, the Hollywood Red White & Brew Pub Crawl has you covered. Multiple venues will offer specials, including $2 draft beers, 1/2 off mixed drinks and $4 shots. Simply buy your ticket, check in at the Outpost in Hollywood and you will then be given a map with the bar locations and when they are participating in the drink specials. Must be 21 and over to participate.

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Santa Monica Red White & Brew Pub Crawl
Circle Bar
2926 Main St.
Santa Monica, CA 90405
(310) 450-0508
Date: July 3 & July 4, 2017 from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m.

If you're in search of some holiday celebration and a cold beverage or two to wash down all that holiday food, the Santa Monica Red White & Brew Pub Crawl is the place to be. Held again this year, participants, of course, must be 21 or older, and it is advised that patrons have rides set up for them and their friends. Revelers will be provided with a map that will show them sites of participating bars, along with the specific times drink specials will be served. Deals include $4 draft beers, 2 for 1 well drinks and $5 shots. Tickets are between $10 to $25.

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4th of July Celebration at Hansen Dam (Free)
11770 Foothill Blvd.
Lake View Terrace 91342
Date: July 4, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Food, water, fun, fireworks and more await those coming to Lake View Terrace for the 4th of July Celebration at Hansen Dam. If the day turns out to be a hot one, taking a dip in the 1.5-acre lake should certainly cool you off. There will also be booths at the event, providing guests with a myriad of information about the community, better health, how to improve one's safety and much more.

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