On the eve of our country’s birthday, the options for BBQs and firework shows are endless. If you’re looking for events to attend after a family BBQ, see our guide to the best 4th of July events throughout Los Angeles.
Celebrate the 4th of July In Style
Whether you’re in search of a parade, block, party, or musical performance, we’ve got you covered with our list of the best 4th of July celebrations in L.A.
Where: CBS Studio Center, 4024 Radford Ave., Studio City 91604
When: July 4th at 6 p.m.
For a family-friendly celebration, try the annual July 4th Fireworks festival in Studio City. Enjoy the festival’s gourmet food, car show, local business expos, magicians, and live entertainment. The children’s section includes face painting, caricature artists, air-brushed tattoos, and photo ops with Lady Liberty and Uncle Sam. End the night by watching the fireworks shows from CBS Studios’ rooftops while enjoying gorgeous vistas of the city.
Where: Dodger Stadium, 1000 Elysian Park Ave., Los Angeles 90012
When: July 4th at 6:10 p.m.
It doesn’t get any more American than combining baseball and fireworks. On the 4th, the Dodgers will play the Arizona Diamond backs at Dodgers Stadium. Enjoy a world-famous Dodger Dog or loaded garlic parmesan tater tots while watching America’s favorite pastime. Stay after the game for a patriotic show of red, white, and blue fireworks.
Where: Hollywood Bowl, 2301 N. Highland Ave., Hollywood 90068
When: July 2nd, 3rd, and 4th
For music lovers, the Hollywood Bowl’s 4th of July Show is not to be missed. This year, Grammy Award-winning acapella group Pentatonix will perform arrangements of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah,” “Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy,” “Daft Punk” and more. Although guests usually bring their own picnic, concessions are also for sale at the venue. The fireworks show after the performance is also one of the most beautiful in Los Angeles.
Where: Various Locations through L.A.
When: July 4th at 1:30 p.m.
The Pacific Palisades 4th of July Parade is a favorite among locals who prefer to celebrate outdoors. Beginning on Sunset Blvd. between Via De La Paz St. and Drummond St., the parade route will end in the Palisades Recreation center. The parade will commence with skydivers and feature everything from marching bands, baton twirlers, and patriotic floats.
Where: 200 N. Grand Ave., Los Angeles 90012
When: July 4 all day
For those in the DTLA area, Grand Park’s 4th of July Block Party is an annual tradition. Complete with plenty of food truck are, live musical performances, family-friendly activities and more, the block party is DTLA’s largest celebration. Admission for the event is free and accessible by public transit.
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