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 20 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 Rockies.
Hollywood Bowl: Ring in 4th of July weekend with Thomas Wilkins and comedian Steve Martin (he hates these cans!) and Martin Short. Enjoy a concert before the fireworks shoot off! This event will take place July 2nd – 4th at 7:30 pm!
Huntington Beach Fourth of July Celebration: Triple celebrations are happening this year in Huntington Beach! From July 1st – July 4th the Pier Plaza Festival, the Carnival from July 1st – July 4th (free admission), and Fireworks Over the Ocean on July 4th at 9 pm.
Fourth of July Americafest at the Rose Bowl: Enjoy the classic American food, to a motocross stunt show, to the fireworks display. Doors open at 5:30 pm while the event starts at 7:00 pm. Besides the motocross stunt show, the event will feature a musical performance by Drake Milligan who is known for portraying Elvis Presley. Parking for the event will cost around $45.
‘Big Bang on the Bay’ Fireworks Cruise Show: On July 3rd, spend the night enjoying the fireworks on the waters of the Long Beach Harbor (Alamitos Bay) at 9 pm. General admission is $40 per person but free for 3 years and under.
Cinespia July 4th Fireworks Spectacular: Cinespia, an outdoor movie theater, announced their 3 day movie lineup with a firework show, The Fast and the Furious (7/2), Purple Rain (7/3), and Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (7/4). Each date will feature a DJ, burgers and hot dogs, beer, a curated wine list, and a firework show.
Harriet’s Rooftop: If you are looking for something exclusive, then the Harriet’s Rooftop is the place for you. Book your viewing package which will include drinks and food to enjoy a 4th of July night with a view from the Santa Monica Pier to the Hollywood Bowl.
Mulholland Drive in LA: If you want a complete view of LA to enjoy fireworks (including the illegal ones), driving through Mulholland Drive is a must. There are many spots for people to pull over and enjoy LA landmarks. (Side note: you may even spot a celebrity.)
Attend a Parade/Party
Gather your family, friends and four-legged buddies for these lively celebrations!
Huntington Beach Parade: The Huntington Beach Parade is back on Main Street in 2022. A parade that attracts thousands of people, make sure to get there early (starts at 10 am) and bring a chair to secure your spot.
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! This year the party will feature interactive multimedia artworks to the people who contributed to the spirit of the Grand Park.
El Segundo Recreation Park: The daytime July 4th event from 10 am – 3 pm will feature food trucks, hula hoop contest, water balloon toss, pie eating contest, and more. The evening events from 5 pm – 9 pm will feature activities such as food booths, live music, and more.
Santa Monica Parade: On July 4th from 9:30 am – 11:30 am bring your American flags, shirts, and more to celebrate and honor the community heroes, first responders, food service workers, and more during the pandemic.
Skybar at the Mondrian: If you are looking for a fourth of July party with a view, pool, and a DJ, then the Skybar at the Mondrian is the party for you. This party (which will be held on July 4th from 1 pm – 7pm) is only for people 21 and over, swimming apparel is acceptable, and music will be provided by Eric Sharp. Tickets will be required.
Grab a Bite to Eat
Restaurants and bars throughout LA are offering food and drink specials for this holiday weekend!
The Rooftop by JG (Beverly Hills): Reserve your table at the Rooftop by JG for a 360 view of Beverly Hills. Try some of their popular dishes which includes the Lobster Burger, Tuna Tartare, and everyone’s favorite chocolate cake dessert.
Cara Cara (Downtown LA): Reservations are only held for two hour and there is a food and beverage minimum of $50 per person. Their famous dishes are the Cara Cara Cobb, Shrimp Tacos, and Piri Piri Fried Chicken.
71 Above (Downtown LA): If you want a fancy fourth of July dinner, 71 Above is the restaurant for you. They have a Fourth of July Interior Seating (Non Window) special for $89 per person. The ticket includes a 3 course meal, sparkling wine, and more.
mar’sel at Terranea (Palos Verdes): Terranea Resort is a wonderful place to spend 4th of July, and they have a variety of options such as the Ribeye Steak, Lamb Chops, and a Vegan Seasonal Veggies and Black Rice.Reservations can be made by calling 866-2547-3066.
Sprinkles Cupcakes: Sprinkles has some 4th of July menu items ready for any celebration. Get their red, white and blue layer cake, or their star topped cupcakes if you want to stand out at the party!
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