There are always plenty of fun activities to do around Los Angeles, so many that it can be hard to figure out all of your options. Below, we have some exciting things to do this holiday while wearing your best red, white, and blue outfit. So, whether you want to hit the beach, barbecue, enjoy some live music, or just see some fireworks, there's an activity to satisfy all!
Rose Bowl Stadium
This year is the Rose Bowl's 92nd annual AmericaFest! Head on over to the Rose Bowl in Pasadena to enjoy a day of live music, other performances, and a day simply filled with fun activities for the celebration. The festivals "Family Fun Zone" opens at 2:00 pm, and their legendary fireworks performance begins at 7:00 pm!
If you're not one for large crowds or don't want to spend the entire day in one place, some nearby hiking trails allow for viewing of the fireworks.
What's more American than a good ol' fashioned baseball game? And who better to see and support than our very own Los Angeles Dodgers! Go out and rep LA's home team against the Pirates at Dodger Stadium, followed by a stellar fireworks show.
The Dodgers will also be having a fireworks show and a game against the Pirates on the 3rd for all of us who can't wait to get fired up for the holiday and fired up for LA's favorite baseball team.
Grand Park Block Party
with The Music Center
At the center of Downtown LA is the block party thrown by Grand Park and The Music Center. This is truly a party, as the day is filled with fun events like soccer and bubble blowing, as well as plenty of other activities. The block party is designed to go from Spring Street to Hope Street and Temple Steet to 1st Street, making for 5 blocks of excitement. Be sure to be there by 9 pm for the start of the fireworks show!
LA Coliseum's Fireworks Festival
Yet another stadium putting on an amazing fireworks show this holiday! Cruise on over to the LA Coliseum in Exposition Park to celebrate Independence Day! Starting at noon, there will be live music in the park along with food, games, and other activities for all ages.
The Go-Go's Performance and Fireworks
The Hollywood Bowl
The Go-Go's will be performing at the iconic Hollywood Bowl this 4th of July with a spectacular fireworks display to enjoy as well. If options are piling up for Independence Day itself, you can still enjoy this performance (fireworks included) on the 2nd or 3rd of July; why limit the celebration to just one day? Grab your tickets to any of the three dates in the link above!
Cinespia Movie Screening: Footloose
Hollywood Forever Cemetary
Visit the legendary Hollywood Forever Cemetary this holiday for a night of dancing and singing along to Footloose (the original, of course)! The event will also feature a prom photo booth to celebrate cutting loose. No 4th of July party is complete without fireworks, so be sure to stick around and get the full Independence Day celebratory experience.
More information about tickets and parking can be found in the link above!
All-American 4th of July
Queen Mary: Long Beach
The Queen Mary will be hosting an All-American party for July 4th filled with the most entertaining activities. The whole family will find something they love as the event offers arts and crafts, historic tours, many other games, and even a movie screening. Get your tickets soon so you can enjoy the day in Long Beach, and don't skip out before the spectacular fireworks show!
Santa Monica Main Street Parade
Whether you live in Santa Monica or simply love to visit, make sure to show your pride, love for your country, and love for this SoCal city this 4th of July! Many residents from Santa Monica will be in the parade, making for an undeniably amazing experience for the community. Make sure to bring your sunscreen for the day before settling down for fireworks in the evening.
What's a 4th of July celebration without a little barbecue? The best part is that you can have fun and throw a burger (or seven) on the grill 20 miles from home or right in your backyard. If you're looking for a little more adventure and want to spice things up, here are some locations around LA to turn up the heat!
Dockweiler State Beach: Be sure to get here early if you plan on claiming your own fire pit. If it happens to be too late, you can always lay in the sun and simply enjoy the holiday on the beach.
Echo Park: This location is a bit more relaxed. While the park is inland, there's the option to go boating on the lake, getting some of the mist from the fountains to cool off.
Elysian Park: Heading to that Dodger game in the evening? This is the perfect park to fire up some hot dogs, hamburgers, veggies, or any other food you might like.
When in doubt, Disneyland is always a great option. The festivities are endless at the amusement park in Anaheim. You can spend your day with a park hopper pass to check out PixarFest, Hyperspace Mountain, or any other ride you wish. Celebrate the holiday with your favorite characters throughout the park!