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Where To See Fireworks In Los Angeles: A Complete Guide

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When it comes to celebrating America's independence, it goes without saying that seeing a great fireworks show is a must. From Long Beach to Hollywood and everywhere in between, LA is going all out this year with fireworks extravaganas that will have you oohing and ahing.

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Grand Park 4th Of July Block Party
Grand Park
200 N Grand Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 972-8080
Date: July 4, 2017 from 2 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

For America's Independence Day, make your way down to Downtown LA's Grand Park a terrific block party which returns again this year. Grand Park and The Music Center will be celebrating together with tasty food, terrific music and an incredible fireworks show at 9 p.m. Grab your friends, the whole family, and your loved ones to enjoy a bit of togetherness under the beautiful Angeleno sky for Independence Day. Grand Park's fireworks show is considered to be the largest rooftop fireworks display Los Angeles has to offer.

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4th Of July Extravaganza
Exposition Park
700 Exposition Park Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90037
Date: July 4, 2017 from 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.

On Independence Day, join local Angelenos for a fireworks extravaganza put on at the LA Memorial Coliseum in Exposition Park. Beginning at dusk (approximately 9pm), the fireworks show is set to go off for 30 whopping minutes! Talk about an exhilarating show! This free event will be on the south lawn in Exposition Park and feature a full day of music, food, a carnival for kids and so much more. Live performances by Sledge Grits Band, Markees Willams and Divine Destiny, The Funky Neighbors, Leyo, Rory Darvel, RObert Gee, Jaymo, High Key, Javier Mosley, renowned trumpeter Johnny Britt and esteemed jazz saxman Jackiem Joyner and many others will also be on deck.

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Dodgers Game + 4th Of July 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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Americafest at The Rose Bowl
1001 Rose Bowl Dr
Pasadena, CA 91103
(626) 577-3100
Date: July 4, 2017 from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m.

In honor of July 4th, join other LA residents for America's birthday at the 91st Annual AmericaFest Fourth of July Celebration at The Rose Bowl, otherwise known as America's Stadium. Billed as the largest fireworks show in the Los Angeles area, thousands of fellow Angelenos will be on hand from throughout the day for a full day of events including food and games for kids, a family fun zone, performances and much more.

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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

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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Hollywood Bowl Overlook
7036 Mulholland Dr
Hollywood, CA 90068
Date: July 4, 2017 at around 9 p.m.

Skip the concert this year and enjoy the Hollywood Bowl's fireworks for free! Set in the Santa Monica Mountains, this overlook offers terrific views of the Los Angeles skyline, and it's right on top of the Bowl. What does that mean? Well, your own personal fireworks show without having to wait for the headliner to complete the act. Make sure to get here early though as it's a popular spot and the winding roads can get crowded with other revelers hoping to catch a glimpse of one of LA's best fireworks shows.

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Kaboom / Pomona July 4th Show
Pomona Fairplex
1101 W McKinley Ave
Pomona, CA 91768
(909) 623-3111
Date: July 4, 2017

This year marks the 31st year of Pomona's annual fireworks spectacular at Fairplex. Monster trucks and Moto X extreme get the crowd cheering and the amazing fireworks are the grand finale. The nighttime programming has been a crowd pleaser since it first began in 2002.

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Pacific Palisades Fourth of July Parade
Palisades Charter High School
15777 Bowdoin St
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
(310) 230-6623
Date: July 4, 2017

Start your day with a 5k/10k cross country run in the Pacific Palisades as this annual event celebrates its 69th year! The Pacific Palisades Fourth of July parade at 2 p.m. will be the highlight of the day, which has grown over the years. Aside from the parade, and the run, there is also a family-friendly concert at the Palisades Charter High School's Stadium by the Sea. The day is brought to an end with a huge fireworks show art the Stadium beginning around 9 p.m. Presented by the world famous Pyro Spectaculars, you can purchase tickets here. At 2 p.m., skydivers and the parade starts. At 4pm, food and the concert gates open, while 6 p.m. marks the beginning of the main stage concert. Then, at 9 p.m., point your head to the stars and watch fireworks light up the sky!

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11th Annual Redondo Beach Fireworks
Seaside Lagoon  
200 Portofino Way
Redondo Beach, CA 90277
(310) 318-0681
Date: July 4, 2017

Got little kids? A fun day at the beach is offered at this quaint little lagoon, filled with music, food and laughter. Arts and crafts, swimming and other fun activities for little kids begin early. A big slide obstacle course, DJ music and paddle board races fill the day with fun. Fireworks begin at 9 p.m. over the water. Redondo Pier and other local beach areas are great spaces to see the display, so you don't need a ticket into the lagoon to hang out and have your own private party under the stars.

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Hansen Dam
Hansen Dam Park and Recreation Center
11770 Foothill Blvd.
Lake View Terrace, CA 91342
Date: July 4, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Located on the grounds of the historic Hansen Dam which was built in the 1940s on a flood control area for the San Fernando Valley, this 4th of July celebration is one not to be missed. This enormous flood plain gets packed with thousands of people for a holiday celebration featuring music, and other live entertainment, food and finishes off with a terrific fireworks show. Come take a swim in the 1.5-acre swim lake available for use during the day. With it's impressive fireworks show and other offerings to elate the crowd, this event is a great choice for the entire family.

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Let Freedom Ring Celebration
Cerritos Civic Center
18125 Bloomfield Ave
Cerritos, CA 90703
Date: July 4, 2017 from 4pm to 9pm

Join the City of Cerritos for the 44th Annual Let Freedom Ring celebration. Held at the Civic Center on Tuesday, July 4, 2017, the event will include game booths, rides, entertainment, a bell-ringing ceremony and more. The evening will culminate with a fireworks show at the high school at 9pm. Make sure to bring chairs and blankets. All-day ride wristbands can be purchased for $25; but, discounted wristbands will be available for $20 through Friday, June 30. Discount wristbands can be purchased at the Recreation Services Division counter at Cerritos City Hall.

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19th Annual Fourth Of July Spectacular
Shepherd Church
19700 Rinaldi St
Porter Ranch, CA 91326
(818) 831-9333
Date: July 4, 2017 at 4:30 p.m.

Porter Ranch's Shepherd Church is back again to present their 19th Annual Fourth of July Spectacular. Enjoy the day and be sure to not miss the 21-minute fireworks finale just after sundown. At this free, family-friendly event, you can indulge in a day of family fun, live, Americana-style music, as well as plenty of delicious food vendors. Choose from vendors including Big Franks BBQ, Dreamy Creations (cupcakes), Leon's Chile, Papa John's, Senor Corn, Tamale Fiesta, Kona Ice, and many others. With over 50,000 people in attendance last year, this year is expected to be even bigger!

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Culver City Fireworks Show
West L.A. College
1001 Rose Bowl Dr
Pasadena, CA 91103
(626) 577-3100
Date: July 4, 2017

The Culver City Exchange Club's 51st Annual July 4th Fireworks Show will be held at West Los Angeles College on the evening of Tuesday, July 4. Gates will open at 4pm, and fireworks will be held at dusk. In addition to the fireworks, carnival games, live music by the cover band Rebel Rebel, a raffle with prizes and plenty of food trucks will be on hand for those in attendance. There is a suggested donation to enter of $5 per person, but kids can get in free. Parking is $10.

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Free Baldwin Park 4th Of July Fireworks Spectacular
Sierra Vista High School
3600 Frazier Ave.
Baldwin Park, CA
(626) 813-5245, Ext. 317
Date: July 4, 2017 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

The City of Baldwin Park will be hosting a free 4th of July Spectacular event at Sierra Vista High School this year from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. At 6:45 p.m., enjoy a live concert featuring Queen Nation, a tribute to the legendary rock band Queen. The band will deliver a terrific show and pay homage to the hits of Queen. The highlight of the evening though will be a spectacular fireworks display synchronized to music which will begin at 9 p.m. Local vendors and community youth organizations will provide food and refreshment booths. Event attractions include strolling stilt walkers, gladiator jousting, a 26' giant slide, a large kiddie ferris wheel, a giant obstacle course and a petting zoo.

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Annual Fireworks Spectacular
El Rancho High School
Don Memorial Stadium
6501 Passons Blvd.
Pico Rivera, CA 90660
Date: July 1, 2017

Join the city of Pico Rivera in celebrating America's freedom with a fun-filled evening of events, including inflatable amusements, live music, and fireworks! Beginning at 5 p.m., the Spectacular will include live concerts featuring Bumptown taking the stage at 5:30 p.m. and Knyght Ryder at 7:30 p.m. The evening will conclude with a fireworks show at 9 p.m. Make sure to bring your own lawn chairs or blanket to enjoy the show! The event is free.

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Marina Del Rey Fourth Of July Fireworks Show
Burton Chace Park
13650 Mindanao Way
Marina del Rey, CA 90292
(310) 305-9595
Date: July 4, 2017 at 9 p.m.

Starting at around 9pm, join fellow Angelenos for a twenty minute fireworks extravaganza over the main channel in Marina del Rey. Choreographed to patriotic music, the fireworks will be shot from a barge in the Marina and will light up the sky and water below for a terrific show. Although the fireworks start at 9pm, make a night out of it by visiting many of the harbor side restaurants which will be offering a magnificent view of the light show. The fireworks will be set off between Fisherman's Village and the Breakwater, so anywhere near the waterfront will offer great views. Parking lots tend to fill up around 6pm, so make sure to get there early!

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Studio City Fourth of July Fireworks Festival
CBS Studio Center
4024 Radford Ave
Los Angeles, CA 91604
(818) 655-5916
Date: July 4, 2017 at 6 p.m.

Studio City's annual 4th of July fireworks show will return again this year to the legendary CBS Studio Center in Studio City. The event, which will feature live entertainment in addition to a terrific car show, kid-friendly activities like face painting and patriotic photo opportunities and more, will also offer a spectacular fireworks show once it gets dark. Tickets can be purchased here.

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Queen Mary All-American Fourth Of July
1126 Queens Hwy
Long Beach, CA 90802
(877) 342-0738
Date: July 4, 2017

One of the world's most famous ships will be the backdrop for one of the nation's biggest holidays again this year. Experience July 4th as special live entertainment, family games, arts & crafts, special historic tours and a patriotic theatrical movie in the Queen Mary Theatre are offered. Top off the evening with its signature fireworks show with patriotic music too! The Queen Mary, which will be decked out in all her glory, will showcase a taste of Americana from East Coast to West Coast and in between. Tickets range from $24 – $44 depending on age. Guests are required to show an All-American 4th of July ticket in order to set foot on the ship on July 4th.

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Calabasas Fireworks Spectacular
Calabasas High School Football Field
22855 W Mulholland Highway
Calabasas, CA 91302
(818) 222-7177
Date: July 4, 2017 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Featuring games and prizes, inflatables, arts and crafts, temporary tattoos, stilt walkers, balloons, live music and more, Calabasas High School will pull out all the stops again this year! The fireworks show begins at 9 p.m. Field seating on synthetic grass turf & limited stand seating. Low back lawn chairs and blankets strongly recommended. Parking is free in the lot with tickets. Tickets are required and are $10.

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July 4th Fireworks Extravaganza
Valley Cultural Center
Lou Bredlow Pavilion in Warner Park
5800 Topanga Canyon Blvd
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
(818) 756-8060
Date: July 4, 2017 from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
With one of the most spectacular fireworks shows anywhere in Southern California, the July 4th Fireworks Extravaganza will amaze over 60,000 people with a free concert and 15-minute spectacular fireworks display. There will be over 20 local restaurants on hand along with arts and crafts vendors and local businesses promoting and selling their goods. The 4th of July show takes place from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

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4th of July Fireworks Celebration
Almansor Park
800 S. Almansor St.
Alhambra, CA 91801
Date: July 4, 2017 from 3 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Come celebrate in Alhambra at Almansor Park for their annual Fourth of July Independence celebration! The party begins at 3 p.m. with local food vendors, family activities, carnival games, and other entertainment. By 7:30pm, live music by the Dons of Distinction will be on hand, and at 9 p.m., a great fireworks show is in store for you!

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4th of July Blast
Diamond Bar High School
21400 Pathfinder Rd
Diamond Bar, CA 91765
(909) 594-1405
Date: July 4, 2017 from 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

This family-favorite patriotic celebration will kick off at 5 p.m. with a musical performance followed by a 25-minute firework show that starts promptly at 9 p.m. There is free parking and free admission too! Blankets and beach chairs are recommended.

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Independence Celebration
La Mirada Regional Park
13701 South Adelfa Avenue
La Mirada, CA
(562) 902-5645
Date: July 3, 2017 at 9:30 p.m.

La Mirada's Annual Independence Celebration will be held this year a day earlier than July 4th on Monday, July 3rd from 4 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the La Mirada Regional Park and include a variety of food for sale by local community service organizations. Live music will be played throughout the evening and the day will culminate with a great fireworks show.

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Westlake Golf Course Fireworks
Westlake Golf Course
4812 Lakeview Canyon Rd
Westlake Village, CA 91361
(818) 889-0770
Date: July 4, 2017 at 9:30 p.m.
The 4th Annual Fireworks Spectacular Show will take place on July 4th, is presented by the City of Westlake Village and will occur over the Westlake Golf Course. Although the spectacular fireworks sow over the Westlake Golf Course is the grand finale event, there will also be an afternoon of family-friendly activities at the Westlake Golf Course Driving Range and Parking Lot. In addition, food and beverage options will be available for purchase. Seating and picnicking will be available on the Westlake Golf Course Driving Range. The event is free and open to the public.

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La Crescenta Fireworks Show
Crescenta Valley High School
4343 La Crescenta Ave
La Crescenta, CA 91214
(818) 249-3187
Date: July 4, 2017
Put on by the Crescenta Valley Fireworks Association, a terrific festival will begin at 4 p.m. and end with a spectacular fireworks show at 9 p.m. With great music, kids running around and having fun, food trucks, it's sure to be a great time.

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67th Annual July 4th Spectacular
Cabrillo Beach
San Pedro, CA
Date: July 4, 2017 from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Spend the 4th of July with your family and friends and enjoy music, family activities, and of course, a dazzling fireworks show! This event is free and will take place at Cabrillo Beach in San Pedro, and will include a food truck festival at 2 p.m., along with a fireworks show at around 9 p.m. to end the night.

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