Our founding father, John Adams once said, “This is the great anniversary festival. It ought to be soleminzed with pomp and parade.” So whether you’re looking to spend the day at the beach, eat some bbq or spend some quality time with the family, this is you chance to show your patriotism. Grab your red, white and blue gear and celebrate with these 13 patriotic things to do in LA for July 4th!
Watch the Fireworks
End your night in awe as the dazzling colors light up the sky!
4th of July at Dodger Stadium: Spend the night with baseball and fireworks as the Dodgers take on the Diamondbacks. Pick up a ticket through the Independence Day promotion and you’ll receive a red, white and blue Dodgers T-shirt.
Hollywood Bowl: Ring in July 4th with Pentatonix! Enjoy a concert before the fireworks shoot off! This event will take place from July 2- to the 4th at 7:30 pm!
All-American 4th of July on the Queen Mary: All aboard the Queen Mary! The evening includes concerts, family-friendly activities, historic tours alongside other patriotic-themed events. This event is $44 online and $49 at the door.
Huntington Beach Fourth of July Celebration: Kick things off with a 5K run and fitness expo. Then head to Pier Plaza Festival, where you’ll find live entertainment and family activities. Then scope out a $15 Parade Bleacher Seating or $10 VIP Fireworks Seating.
Fourth of July Americafest at the Rose Bowl: Enjoy the classic American food, to a motorcycle stunt show, to the fireworks display. They will open at 2pm Independence Day, at which time access to inflatable rides, games and crafts will be available. Parking for the event will cost $20. General admission is $13 and $25 for reserved seating.
Attend a Parade/Party
Gather your family, friends and four-legged buddies for these lively celebrations!
Pacific Palisades Fourth of July Parade: Watch skydivers, baton twirlers, trombonists and more as they march down Sunset Boulevard. General admission to the parade is free but if you want to splurge on VIP seating, it will cost you $50. The festivities also include fireworks and a concert for $10.
Fourth of July Block Party in Grand Park: This free event features food trucks, live music and more. Pack yourself an all-day picnic and relax! Don’t want to worry about bringing your car? This event is Metro accessible!
Studio City Fourth of July Festival: This is a VIP-only event, where the $125 admission price includes dinner, drinks, valet parking and rooftop fireworks viewing. Kids can also partake in face painting and photo ops.
Grab a Bite to Eat
Restaurants and bars throughout LA are offering food and drink specials for this holiday weekend!
Baldoria (Little Tokyo): Indulge on $8 pizzas and get 20% off all beer and wine, along with $4 Buffalo Trace bourbon.
Horse Thief BBQ (Downtown): For anyone who orders a pint of Shiner Bock or Shiner White Wing, you’ll be treated to some swag. From 5-7pm, pork and brisket tacos will be available for $3 each and starting at 7pm, a DJ will be spinning until the sun goes down.
Le Petit Paris (Downtown): Enjoy a barbecue themed buffet for $49 from 10:30am-3pm. Indulge in their burger bar, grilled meats, a fresh salad and sandwich bar and an egg station and make-your-own eggs benedict! Yum!
mar’sel at Terranea (Palos Verdes): Dinner will be offered for $65 ($35 for children). From 2 to 8pm, dine on fried chicken and caviar, along with sparkling California wine. Reservations can be made by calling 310-265-2836.
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