Here are the updated things to do for Fourth of July in the Los Angeles area, including fireworks, parades, and celebrations. Popular picks include AmericaFest 4th of July at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, the Huntington Beach 4th of July Celebration (three days), and the 2014 Long Beach Kid’s Bicycle Parade. Note: I post these as a courtesy only. Make sure you check the event websites for any updates before you head out.
Fourth of July Los Angeles
Alhambra: Fourth of July 2014 Fireworks Extravaganza – July 4, 2014 at Almansor Park, 1-10pm. Food booths, music, entertainment, American picnic games and carnival games. Fireworks at 9pm.
Cerritos: Let Freedom Ring Celebration – July 4, 2014, 4-9pm at Cerritos Civic Center, 18125 Bloomfield Ave. Event features live entertainment, children’s activity area, food and game booths, and rides and attractions. Tickets for rides are $1 each or $20 for an All-Day Ride wristband. Pre-sale discounted wristbands available for $15 until June 30 at 4pm at Cerritos City Hall. Fireworks at Cerritos High School at 9pm.
Chino Hills: Old Fashioned July 4th Picnic – July 4, 2014, 10am-2pm at Big League Dreams Chino Hills Sports Park, 16333 Fairfield Ranch Rd. Includes patriotic parade where participants can decorate bikes, trikes, and wagons.
Culver City: Fireworks Show & Celebration – July 4, 2014. Live music, food trucks, games and attractions. Gates open at 4pm on the grounds of West LA College. Fireworks at dark. Suggested donation of $5 per person, $1 for kids under 6.
Diamond Bar: 2014 4th of July Blast – July 4, 2014, 5-9:30pm at Lorbeer Middle School. This family-favorite patriotic celebration kicks off at 5pm with a musical performance by the top 40 Latin band Bumptown, and closes out with a 25-minute firework show that starts promptly at 9pm.
Hansen Dam: Fourth of July Celebration – July 4, 2014. Fireworks at 8:30pm. Free parking in the surrounding park.
Huntington Beach: 4th of July Celebration – July 4-6, 2014. Pier Plaza Entertainment all three days. On July 4: Lake Park Breakfast 6:30-11am ($5); Surf City 5K Run & Fitness Expo 7am-12pm; Pier Plaza Entertainment – Main and Pacific Coast Hwy 10am-9pm; Parade 10am-12pm travels down Main St from Pacific Coast Highway to Ellis. Fireworks Extravaganza at Huntington Beach Pier 9pm. View from the sand from the Huntington Beach City Beach between the HB Pier and Huntington St. Or get Pier tickets for $10/ea. Call: 714-536-5486.
La Habra: Fourth of July Festival – July 4, 2014. Free event. Gates open at 5pm at La Habra High School Stadium, 801 W Highlander Ave, La Habra, CA. Live music, food vendors, games, fireworks, and more. Pre-sale wristbands $5 adults, $3 children ages 3-12 at La Habra Community Center. Gate price $7 adult, $4 children ages 3-12.
La Mirada: Independence Day Celebration – July 3, 2014, 4-9:30pm at La Mirada Regional Park. A variety of tasty food will be on sale by La Mirada’s local service and athletic groups. The celebration will conclude with a patriotic program and exciting fireworks spectacular.
Norwalk: Norwalk July 4th Celebration – July 3, 2014. 6-9pm on the Civic Center Lawn, 12700 Norwalk Blvd. Independence Day Pageant followed by music, games, and food booths. Fireworks start at 9pm.
Long Beach: Kid’s Bicycle Parade – July 4, 2014 at 10am. The out-and-back, two-mile parade route travels east along the bike path and continues down Bay Shore Avenue to Second Street — starting and finishing at 1 S. Granada Avenue, Belmont Shore, Long Beach, CA (at Ocean Blvd). Bring a chair and a cheering section for these youngsters. Contests after the parade for kids 12 and under include Patriotic Speech Contest and a Patriotic Costume Contest.
Monterey Park: July 4th Celebration – July 4, 2014 at Barnes Park, 4-10pm. The day will feature entertainment, food, and fun for the entire family. Patriotic activities include children’s crafts, music by the Monterey Park Concert Band, the introduction of new citizens and Military families, and more. Fireworks at 9pm.
Pacific Palisades: Fourth of July Parade, Concert and Fireworks – July 4, 2014. On Sunset Blvd, skydivers at 1:50pm, parade at 2pm on Sunset Blvd. Gates at Palisades Charter High School open at 6pm, entertainment starts at 6:30pm. Fireworks at 9pm. Admission fee is $10, ages 12 and under are free.
Pasadena: AmericaFest 4th of July at the Rose Bowl – July 4 2014. Biggest Fireworks show in SoCal. Parking lot opens at 9am. Family entertainment outside the stadium in Area H at 2pm. Rose Bowl Stadium opens at 6pm. Fireworks at 9pm. General Admission tickets $16.85 Children 7 and under free.
Redondo Beach: 4th of July Fireworks Show – July 4, 2014. 2-9:30pm. Event features kids’ activities and live entertainment. Free paddleboard experience 3:30-6pm. Kids Freedom Parade at 7:15pm. Fireworks start at 9pm.
Rosemead: Independence Day Celebration & Parade – July 4, 2014. Parade at 10 am at Valley Blvd at Bartlett Ave and will travel east to Loma Ave then north to Rosemead Park. Rosemead’s celebration will continue at Rosemead Park with carnival rides, music, food from noon-10pm. Unlimited rides wristbands advance purchase $12 at City Hall or Garvey Center; $15 at the gate. Fireworks at dusk.
Santa Clarita: Santa Clarita 4th of July Parade and Fireworks — July 4, 2014. Parade stars at 9am at Old Town Newhall, travels down main Street, Lyons Ave, and Orchard Village Rd, finishing at 16th Street. (scvparade.com). Fireworks Show starts at 9:20 pm at the Westfield Valencia Town Center.
NOTE: This is not a comprehensive list of all the SoCal fireworks shows. But if you know of another notable event that you’d like to see on this list, tell us in the comments box below.
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