The 4th of July holiday is here! If you've decided to stay close to home and avoid the hassle of road trips or vacations, you can still catch some of the greatest fireworks shows in the nation right here in Southern California!
Thankfully, we've got literally DOZENS of options in Southern California where residents can go see fireworks, and we've gathered up the best ones you that can be experienced on the cheap!
Check out our list below of the upcoming fireworks celebrations in your neighborhood. If we've left one off the list, let us know at KFIWebmaster@iHeartmedia.com.
They're back at it again in Downtown L.A. - the 4th of July Block Party in Grand Park is a surefire hit for anyone who's looking to celebrate our nation's independence with a great fireworks show.
This party features live music, a dedicated play space for kids, and plenty of picnic areas where you can chow down on any of the numerous food trucks that will be making an appearance.
This year, there will be mobile vendors out and about offering face painting, art-making, and even video games. It finishes up with a massive fireworks display launched above the civic center skyline.
One thing - This is an alcohol free event, so leave the booze at home. Other items are prohibited including coolers, large backpacks, chairs and any beverages except for juice boxes. You can get the full list of banned items at their website here.
If you want to avoid the stress of trying to find a spot to park in downtown (and who wouldn't?) You can take the Metro Red or Purple line to Civic Center/Grand Park Station or the Gold Line to Little Tokyo/Arts District Station.
If you're in the West Valley, this is one of those must-see shows. This show regularly wows more than 60,000 people every year with a free concert and a 15-minute spectacular fireworks show.
Over 20 local restaurants will be on hand serving up the very best they have to offer while arts and crafts vendors and local businesses promoting and selling their goods.
The event begins at 6 p.m. and goes through 9:30 p.m. Parking isn't free - it's a donation to the Valley Cultural Center.
General admission to the event is free, but there are VIP tickets available for purchase here.
Come on down to Marina del Rey for their spectacular fireworks show. It's free (just look up), but parking may cost you. County lots will be charging between $7 and $15 for you to park there, so use ridesharing or Metro to save some money and time.
You've got two prime choices on where you want to set up:
- Burton Chace Park at 13650 Mindanao Way
- Fisherman's Village: 13755 Fiji Way
Fireworks begin at 9 p.m. sharp.
For a real treat, you can head out on the water itself. Plenty of charter boats are available for people or, you can join one of the special 4th of July excursions offered by Hornblower Cruises.
For 92 years now, the folks out at the Rose Bowl pull out all the stops for the year's biggest fireworks show and holding your 4th of July party there is sure to be a day filled with good times for the whole family.
If you want to get there early and pre-party a bit, you can start tailgating in the Rose Bowl's parking lot start at noon. But, the real party kicks off at 2 p.m. with the food court and a Family Fun Zone full of inflatable rides and games.
Doors to the stadium open up at 5:30 p.m. with performances beginning at 7 p.m. sharp. This year, recent American Idol winner Maddie Poppe will be there to perform Michael Knights Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute Sing-A-Long.
But it's the fireworks show you're here for and that is one of the best in the nation. One note - the Rose Bowl has a pretty strict bag policy, so travel light when you go in.
Admission to this event will cost you (but it's worth it!).
- For General Admission, the price is $15.00, and children 5 and under are free.
- For Reserved Seating, the price is $30.00 and children 2 and under are free.
- For the Field Viewing Experience, the price is $100 per person***.
Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased by either calling 800-745-3000, event name "AmericaFest Celebration" or by visiting www.ticketmaster.com.
If you can't make any of those, don't worry, there are plenty of other fireworks displays planned for 9 p.m. at:
-- Artesia Park, 18750 Clarkdale Ave.;
-- Sierra Vista High School, 3600 N. Frazier St., Baldwin Park;
-- Calabasas High School, 22855 Mulholland Highway;
-- Cerritos High School, 12500 E. 183rd St.;
-- Pomona College, 333 N. College Way, Claremont;
-- Rosewood Park, 5600 Harbor St., Commerce;
-- West Los Angeles College, 9000 Overland Ave., Culver City;
-- Diamond Bar High School, 21400 E. Pathfinder Road;
-- Rowley Park, 13220 S. Van Ness Ave., Gardena;
-- Salt Lake Park, 3401 E. Florence Ave., Huntington Park;
-- Irwindale Reservoir, 5008 Allen Drive;
-- Crescenta Valley High School, 2900 Community Ave., La Crescenta;
-- La Habra High School, 801 Highlander Ave.;
-- Exposition Park, 700 Exposition Park Drive;
-- Lynwood City Park, 3700 Beechwood Ave., Lynwood;
-- Fairplex, 1101 W. McKinley Ave., Pomona;
-- Shepherd of the Hills Church, 19700 Rinaldi St., Porter Ranch;
-- Rosemead Park, 4343 Encinita Ave.;
-- Valencia Town Center, 24201 W. Valencia Blvd., Santa Clarita;
-- South El Monte High School, 1001 N. Durfee Ave.;
-- South Gate Park, 9615 Pinehurst Ave., South Gate;
-- South Pasadena High School, 1401 Fremont Ave.;
-- Dr. Richard Rioux Memorial Park, 26233 Faulkner Drive, Stevenson Ranch;
-- Verdugo Hills High School, 10625 Plainview Ave.;
-- Walnut High School, 400 N. Pierre Road;
-- Westlake Village Golf Course, 4812 Lakeview Canyon; and
-- York Field, 9110 Santa Fe Springs Road, Whittier.
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