The Best Places to Watch July 4th Fireworks in Los Angeles

Stephanie Younger

As the 4th of July approaches, Angelenos and visitors alike eagerly anticipate the dazzling fireworks displays that light up the night sky across the city. Whether you're looking for a family-friendly event, a romantic evening, or a vibrant party, LA has something for everyone. Here’s a guide to some of the best spots to watch the July 4th fireworks in Los Angeles.

1. Hollywood Bowl

The Hollywood Bowl is an iconic venue that hosts one of the most popular Independence Day celebrations in LA. This year, the July 4th Fireworks Spectacular features a live concert with Harry Connick Jr., Thomas Wilkins, and the LA Phil. The evening culminates in a breathtaking fireworks display set against the backdrop of the Hollywood Hills.

2. Marina del Rey

For a waterfront experience, head to Marina del Rey. The fireworks show here is launched from a barge in the marina, creating stunning reflections on the water. Popular viewing spots include Burton Chace Park and Fisherman’s Village. Many local restaurants and yachts also offer special viewing packages.

3. Grand Park Downtown Los Angeles

Gloria Molina Grand Park’s Fourth of July Block Party returns with a spectacular celebration packed with fun for the whole family. This year’s event welcomes the return of the ferris wheel and will feature immersive art installations, fun activations for families and kids, live music, LA’s favorite food trucks and DJs spanning many genres from hip-hop, cumbia, jazz, house, funk, Latin soul, and more!

4. Dodger Stadium

Celebrate America’s favorite pastime and Independence Day at Dodger Stadium. After the Los Angeles Dodgers' game (they are playing the Arizona Diamondbacks), stay in your seats for a fireworks show above the stadium. This is a great option for baseball fans!

5. The Queen Mary

For a historic and unique celebration, head to the Queen Mary in Long Beach. The ship offers a range of activities including live entertainment, historic tours, a grand fireworks display over the Pacific Ocean, and a World War II aircraft flyover.

6. Cinespia at Hollywood Forever Cemetery: Rocky + Fireworks

Celebrate Independence Day with a stellar combo: a prizefighter classic, jaw-dropping fireworks, and a sizzling summer party. Fireworks go beyond the ring with a beautiful, starburst display after the film. 

7. Hollywood Bowl

The Pacific Palisades community hosts an annual parade followed by a concert and fireworks at Palisades Charter High School. This event has a charming small-town feel with big city fireworks. It’s perfect for families and those looking for a more relaxed celebration. Advance purchase tickets are required for entry to the music and fireworks show. 

With so many fantastic options, celebrating the 4th of July in Los Angeles is sure to be a memorable experience. Choose your favorite spot, gather your friends and family, and get ready for a night of spectacular fireworks and patriotic fun! Happy 4th of July!


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