Best Fireworks Shows in Los Angeles for the 4th of July!

Happy 4th of July!

If you’re traveling to Los Angeles today from another country, you might not know that it’s an important holiday for Americans – it’s Independence day!  Even if you did know that (you probably figure it out after seeing the red white and blue paraphernalia everywhere) you are going to need to know where you can go to enjoy the best part of the 4th of July holiday – FIREWORKS!

Choose the place nearest you for a great fireworks show!  You can always sit on a nearby hill with a picnic and enjoy it!

Choose the place nearest you for a great fireworks show! You can always sit on a nearby hill with a picnic and enjoy it!

I picked what I think will be some of the best spots to see a great fireworks show from a complete list that ABC put together.  In my humble opinion, one of these spots, depending on which is closest to where you are staying, will be worth a visit tonight:

Hollywood Bowl
2301 North Highland Ave
Saturday, July 2, 2011, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, July 3, 2011, 7:30 p.m.
Monday, July 4, 2011, 7:30 p.m.
(323) 850-2000

Starlight Bowl – July 4th Salute to America
1249 Lockheed View Dr.
Burbank, CA 91505
Gates open at 5:30 p.m.
Entertainment from 6:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Fireworks begin at 9 p.m.
Tickets: $12-22 for adults, $8-18 for seniors (60+), Children 2 and under are free
Purchase tickets online or at the Community Services Building, located at 150 North Third Street. Tickets not available for purchase at the gate on July 4th.

Culver City
Culver City High School
4401 Elenda St.
Culver City, CA 90230
(310) 499-4840
Gates open at 5 p.m., with entertainment at 6:30 p.m. and fireworks at 9 p.m.
Suggested donation of $3 per person
Food available for purchase
Parking at nearby lots: $5 per vehicle

Dodger Stadium
Watch the game and stay for fireworks
Dodgers vs. Reds at 6:10 p.m., fireworks to follow
1000 Elysian Park Ave.
Los Angeles, 90012

Los Angeles Coliseum

10th Annual Fourth of July Fireworks Extravaganza
3939 South Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, 90037
Live music, food vendors, kids activities, fireworks
Festivities begin at noon, fireworks at 9 p.m.
Admission is free, parking is $10 before 5 p.m. and free after 5 p.m.

Fireworks launched from offshore barges adjacent to the following areas:
80 Malibu Colony Drive
27910 Pacific Coast Highway
22338 Pacific Coast Highway
21528 Pacific Coast Highway
9 p.m.

Marina del Rey
Fireworks launched from barge across the Marina’s main channel
9:15 p.m.
Burton Chace Park (13650 Mindanao Way) and Fisherman’s Village (13755 Fiji Way) are premier viewing locations
Parking fees range from $7 – $10

“Americafest 2012” at Rose Bowl Stadium
1001 Rose Bowl Dr.
Pasadena, CA 91103
2 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Festival begins outside the stadium at 2 p.m.
Gates open at 6:30 p.m., with live music and entertainment at 7:15 p.m.
Americafest fireworks show begins at 9:05 p.m.
Tickets: $13 each, children 7 and under and active Military w/ ID are free
Parking: $20
(626) 577-3100

Redondo Beach
Seaside Lagoon
200 Portofino Way
Redondo Beach, CA 90277
Gates open at 2 p.m., fireworks at 9 p.m., jam session from 9:30-10:30 p.m.
Event features food, swimming, live music, DJ and dancing, crafts, water sports, parade and more
Tickets start at $15

Studio City
CBS Studio Center
4024 Radford Ave.
Studio City, CA 91604
Event runs from 4:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Celebration includes live music, food and fireworks
Tickets: $20 for adults, $10 for children 6-12, free for children 5 and under; VIP tickets available
(818) 655-5916

Have a fun and safe 4th of July everyone!  We’ll be open all day (and everyday) if you want to see the Stars’ Homes and cruise for celebs, or set you up on a trip to Santa Monica Pier and beaches and fill you in on other things to do!  LA has so much to see!  If you’re in Los Angeles on vacation or planning one, come down to our office on Hollywood boulevard for shopping tours, trips to Santa Monica beach, LAX layover, or entire Los Angeles vacation packages.  Today is a great day to go!  Every day is a great day in southern california, so give us a call or visit LA City Tours if you’re coming anytime soon!


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