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 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.
ALSO SEE: SoCal 4th of July Events
- ORANGE COUNTY Fourth of July Fireworks & Celebrations
- SAN DIEGO Fourth of July Fireworks & Celebrations
Fourth of July in Los Angeles County
Alhambra: Fourth of July Fireworks Extravaganza – July 4, 2015 at Almansor Park, 2-10pm. Music 730pm Fireworks at 9pm. Food booths, music, entertainment, American picnic games and carnival games.
Cerritos: Let Freedom Ring Celebration – July 5, 2015, 4pm-9pm at the Cerritos Civic Center. The event includes food, game booths, rides and entertainment. Bell-ringing ceremony at 6:30pm, FIREWORKS show at 9pm. Bring a blanket or chair to view the fireworks in comfort. All-day ride wristbands are available for $15 through Thursday, July 2, 2015 at Cerritos City Hall ($20 at the event). Individual tickets are $1 each.
Chino Hills: New Independence Celebration — July 1, 2015, 5pm-9pm, at Veterans Park (14877 Eucaylptus Rd, Chino Hills, CA). Includes, Patriotic Celebration, musical performances, face painting, festive crafts for kids, balloon artist, strolling entertainment, and giveaways.
Culver City: Fireworks Show & Celebration — July 4, 2015. 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, $10 parking, free for kids 5 and under.
Diamond Bar: 4th of July Blast — July 4, 2015, 5-9:30pm at Diamond Bar High School. Kicks off at 5pm with a musical performance by the classic rock band Yard Sale and closes out with a 25-minute FIREWORKS show at 9pm.
Huntington Beach: 4th of July Celebration – July 3-5, 2015, at Pier Plaza (315 Pacific Coast Highway, Huntington Beach, CA). Entertainment all three days. FIREWORKS Extravaganza at Huntington Beach Pier (Huntington Beach Pier, Main & PCH, Huntington Beach, CA) July 4, 9pm. Free, or Lake Park Bleacher Seating (Parade) $15 pre-sale, $20 day of parade, Fireworks VIP Seating (Pier) $10.
7am-11am: Lake Park Breakfast
7am-12pm: Surf City 5K Run & Fitness Expo
10am-12pm: Huntington Beach 4th of July Parade
9pm: Fireworks Over the Ocean
Fri 10am-9pm; Sat 10am-9:30; Sun 10am-6pm: Pier Plaza Festival
La Habra: Fourth of July Festival – July 4, 2015, 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 3-13 at La Habra Community Center (101 W. La Habra Blvd.) Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm. Day-of-event Adults (13+ yrs.) = $7; Kids (3-13 yrs.) = $4. Gate price $7 adult, $4 children ages 3-13. Children under 3 years old get in free.
La Mirada: Independence Day Celebration – July 3, 2015, 4-9:30pm at La Mirada Regional Park (13701 Adelfa Drive, La Mirada). A variety of tasty food will be on sale by La Mirada’s local service and athletic groups. FIREWORKS at dusk. Free. Shuttle service available. Parking available at La Mirada Regional Park or La Mirada High School stadium lot, BIOLA University (entrance off of La Mirada Blvd.) and Civic Center Plaza.
Norwalk: Norwalk July 4th Celebration – July 3, 2015. 6-9pm on the Civic Center Lawn, 12700 Norwalk Blvd. Independence Day Pageant followed by music, games, and food booths. FIREWORKS start at 9pm. Free.
Monterey Park: July 4th Celebration — July 4, 2015, 4-10pm at Barnes Park. 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, Fireworks – July 4, 2015. On Sunset Blvd, skydivers at 1:50pm, parade at 2pm on Sunset Blvd (between Via de la Paz and Drummond). Gates at Palisades Charter High School open at 6pm, entertainment starts at 6:30pm. Palisades Rocks the Fourth features dancing, singing and flag waving at Palisades Charter High’s Stadium by the Sea. Fireworks at 9pm. Admission $10, children 12 and under get in free.
Pasadena: AmericaFest 4th of July at the Rose Bowl — July 4 2015, 2pm-10pm. Biggest Fireworks show in SoCal. Family entertainment outside the stadium in Area H at 2pm. At 7pm: live motorcycle stunts and special musical performances by Grammy Nominated Liverpool Legends (Louise Harrison’s hand picked Ultimate Beatles Experience) and Teen Idol singing star Ian Thomas. FIREWORKS at 9pm. General Admission tickets $13. Children 5 and under admitted free. Active military with ID get in free (up to 4 per family), veterans get one ticket free.
Redondo Beach: 4th of July Fireworks Show – July 5, 2014, 2-9:30pm at Seaside Lagoon (200 Portofino Way, Redondo Beach, CA). Event features kids’ activities and live entertainment. All day fun for the kids includes swimming with family in the warm water Lagoon, inflatable slides, arts & crafts, party music from the Live DJ, and a special menu of food and beverages. Or BYO food and drinks (no alcohol). Also bring beach chairs, blankets and/or umbrellas. FIREWORKS at 9pm.
Santa Clarita: Santa Clarita 4th of July Parade and Fireworks — July 4, 2015. Parade starts at 9am 5th Street & Main Street (Hart Park), finishing at 16th Street. FIREWORKS Show starts at 9:20pm at the Westfield Valencia Town Center. Also: Fireworks will launch over Stevenson Ranch and Castaic Lake. Santa Clarita Rotary Club Pancake Breakfast at 6:30am in the Roger Dunn Golf parking lot on San Fernando Road between 5th and 6th streets.
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.