Fourth of July

Footloose and Cinespia’s 7th Annual Fireworks Spectacular
Movie and fireworks spectacular! Killer dance moves light up the screen and fireworks light up the sky for a 4th of July extravaganza. After moving from Chicago to a town where dancing and pop music have been banned, one rebel will cause a revolution to save the teens. Kevin Bacon drips with sex appeal as he dances his way into a daring showdown. Will he bring music back to the sleepy town before the senior prom? With songs that won’t leave your head and a film that won’t leave your heart, dance the night away with Cinespia at our holiday celebration, the most spectacular outdoor event of the summer! With DJ Chris Holmes, a prom photobooth and a picnic with beer and wine, this will be a night to remember. $12+; Tuesday, 9 pm; Hollywood Forever Cemetery, 6000 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90038

AmericaFest
This year they will once again showcase a world-renown fireworks show and entertainment to remember, including recent American Idol Winner Maddie Poppe to perform Michael Knights Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute Sing-A-Long (7 pm). Those with kids in tow can show up early to play around in the Family Fun Zone. The evening includes a fireworks display at 9 pm. $15-$30; Wednesday, noon; 1001 Rose Bowl Dr, Pasadena, CA 91103

Dodgers Stadium Fourth of July
Watch the Dodgers take on the Pittsburgh Pirates. Right after the game, is one of the city’s biggest fireworks shows. Wednesday, 5:10 pm; 1000 Vin Scully Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Hollywood Bowl Fourth of July
Make it a Fourth of July to remember with a patriotic program of star-spangled music and the groundbreaking all-girl hit-makers, The Go-Go’s. The 1980s megastars will fill the Bowl with a raucous set of power-pop like “We Got the Beat” and “Our Lips Are Sealed” before our famous fireworks close out the night. $32-$282; Wednesday, 7:30 pm; 2301 N Highland Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90068

Grand Park Fourth of July
The all-day summer celebration will feature two stages of live music (70s Funk and Soul, to a full-scale Pops orchestra) and DJs, tons of food trucks, games, and chalk art sessions for the kids, and an 8:30 pm fireworks display from the roof of The Music Center’s Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. Free; Wednesday; 200 N Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012

4th of July at Public School on Tap
The scholastic-themed gastropub is offering a $15 Burger + Beer special, in addition to an all-day happy hour, otherwise known as Recess. Enjoy elevated takes on classic nostalgic foods like the Mini Wagu Corndogs, Buffalo Chicken Sliders, Bacon Cheddar Tots and specially priced beer, wine and cocktails. Wednesday; locations in DTLA, Culver City and Sherman Oaks

4th of July at Laurel Point
The seafood spot will be offering its happy hour menu and pricing all day long. Enjoy unique wines-by-the-glass, specialty cocktails like the Pink Rose with junipero gin, st. germain, pomegranate & rosemary shrub and lemon, and small bites like the Ceviche with mango, coconut, serrano pepper and lime served with taro chips. Wednesday; 12050 Ventura Blvd, Studio City, CA 91604; 818.769.6336

Melody’s Fourth of July BBQ
They are pulling out the bbq and sling burgers, oysters and grilled sandwiches! Drink $8 chilled red, white, and rosé wines, along with $5 cans of beer. Tune into DJs dropping classic rock as you throw yourself into a game of corn hole. Wednesday, 4 – 10 pm; 751 N. Virgil Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90029; 323.922.6037

Pitchoun Bakery’s Fourth of July
Celebrate America’s birthday with a red, white, and blue grilled cheese sandwich. They also have American flag themed Macaron Tower or Cake to please the entire crowd. Eat, drink, and enjoy the fireworks with all these house made goodies!  Wednesday, 8 am-4 pm; 545 S Olive St, Los Angeles, CA 90013

The Highlight Room’s Fourth of July
Head to the top of the DREAM Hollywood hotel to celebrate the 4th of July with a fun rooftop BBQ! Choose two of their dishes including BBQ ribs, BBQ rubbed chicken and BBQ pulled pork. For vegetarians out there, the Impossible Burger will be available!  On the side, you’ll get delicious mac and cheese and jalapeño corn bread. You can still order from The Highlight Room grill menu too! Enjoy the 360 degree views of Los Angeles when the sun goes down and watch the fireworks around the city on one roof top! $25; Wednesday; 6417 Selma Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028

Culver City’s Fourth of July
Expect carnival games, raffles, cover bands, and a bunch of food trucks, with the sky show starting up after dark. $5/suggested donation, $15/parking, $1/shuttle from the Culver City Transit Center at Westfield Culver City; Wednesday, 4 pm;  9000 Overland Ave, Culver City, CA

Fourth of July 5K & Firecracker Dash
Get ready, set, and go South Bay!  Celebrate the Fourth of July with a scenic run along the Pacific Ocean and enjoy the 25th Annual Fourth of July 5K and Firecracker Dash on Wednesday, July 4th, 2018 at 8:00am.  Kids as young as 4 years old can get in on the action and all participants are invited to participate in the costume contest. All participants will receive a Fourth of July Run t-shirt. There will be chip timing, age division awards and cash prizes to the top three overall male and female runners in the 5k run. All kids dash finishers receive medals too! After the race, head to the Shade Hotel because the rooftop pool will be open to the public for a $20. Cabanas and Bottle service can be booked by calling 310.921.8940. Race: Village Runner, 1811 S Catalina Ave; Shade Hotel Redondo Beach: 655 N Harbor Dr, Redondo Beach, CA

Pacific Palisades Fourth of July
They are kicking off the 70th Grand Anniversary parade with skydivers. Then the “Palisades Rocks the 4th” concert kicks off with live music on two stages, followed by the fireworks display at 9. $10-$12; Wednesday, 1 pm; parade: 15120 – 15140 Sunset Boulevard, concert & fireworks: 15777 Bowdoin St, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272

Music on the Meadows + Fourth of July at Terranea Resort
On July 4, the resort’s annual summer concert takes over its sweeping ocean-view lawn with live music, Farm-to-Terranea barbecue fare, and refreshments from local craft breweries. Wednesday; 100 Terranea Way, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

Fourth of July Fried Chicken & Caviar Dinner at Terranea Resort
Take part in the annual picnic tradition of dining on fried chicken…but with a twist! Chef de Cuisine Andrew Vaughan prepares a family-style menu of Southern-style fried chicken alongside luxe Petrossian caviar and select Champagnes. Wednesday, 5-9:30 pm; mar’sel, 100 Terranea Way, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

Malibu Fourth of July
Malibu has not one, but two different displays on the 4th: one set off from Paradise Cove, and the other at Malibu Colony. Catch ‘em from some of the nicest beaches in the county. Find a public access map here. Wednesday, 9 pm; Mailbu, CA

Marina del Rey Fourth of July
Head down to MdR (with an Uber to not deal with parking) for one of LA’s most stunning pyrotechnic shows. You can catch the show from the beach or nearby Burton Chace Park. Wednesday, 9 pm; Marina del Rey, CA

Fourth of July Backyard Cookout at Brennan’s
Party like a patriot at the greatest pre-firework party on the Westside. Brennan’s will be grilling up favorites like hot dogs, brats, burgers, skewers, corn on the cob, and more! Enjoy Cold Tall Boys, corn hole tournament, badminton tournament, and live music from 12 -7 pm! Wednesday, 11:30 am; 4089 Lincoln Blvd, Marina del Rey, CA 90292

Marina Del Rey Hotel’s July Fourth Red, White and BBQ Celebration
Soak up sun at the oceanfront pool and snack on BBQ favorites fresh from the grill. The event lawn will host a beer garden featuring samplings from 16 breweries, live music, and fun for all ages, including a water balloon toss, pie-eating contest and more. Stay the day and experience the best view of the fireworks show right from the pool deck, beginning at 9 pm with synchronized music. $15; Wednesday, 11 am – 9 pm; Marina Del Rey Hotel, 13534 Bali Way, Marina del Rey, CA 90292

El Segundo Fourth of July
This old-fashioned festival will include pie-eating and watermelon-eating contests, along with a water-balloon toss, in addition to lots of food vendors, live music from 5-7 pm, and a fireworks display capping it all off at 9 pm. You’ll need to buy a wristband to view the show from grandstand seating. $5/seating; Wednesday, 10 am; 408 Eucalyptus Dr, El Segundo, CA 90245

Santa Monica’s Fourth of July Parade
The Santa Monica Fourth of July Parade begins (9:30 am) at Pico Boulevard on Main Street and will conclude at the southern most beach parking lot. Sweet Rose Creamery’s Main Street will be serving up sweet and savory breakfast hand pies, cold brew and hot coffee until noon (or until supplies last) to tide everyone over until the parade starts at 9:30 am. The Sweet Rose delivery truck will also be driving in the parade, with the team passing out free, mini fruit popsicles! 8 am; 2726 Main St, Santa Monica, CA 90405

Esters Wine Shop & Bar’s Fourth of July Boozy Brunch
Ester’s is opening early on Wednesday, July 4 for a very special Boozy Brunch! Lounge on the outdoor patio over Micheladas and Coffee-Chile Negronis and feast on hearty, new dishes from Executive Chef Jessica Liu He, like Frittatas made-to-order with onion, kale, shiitake mushroom, sun-dried tomatoes and a reading, provolone and cheddar cheese blend or Shrimp ‘n Grits with fresh corn, bell peppers, honey, BBQ beer glaze and pickled Fresno chiles. With a group of friends? Get the party started with Esters’ new Brunch Mimosa Service, which comes with a bottle of Prosecco and three fresh juices like orange, grapefruit and lemon mint for $28 or crack open a 4-Pack of Canned Radlers, Beer or Wine for $24, playfully served chilled in an ice bucket. Don’t forget, it’s $25 off bottles of bubbles too! Wednesday, 10 am – 2:30 pm; 1314 Seventh St, Santa Monica, CA 90401

Torrance Fourth of July
South Bay, catch the display from the Los Angeles County Courthouse parking lot or the Toyota Sports Complex, where seating are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Free; ticket info here; Wednesday, 9m; Torrance, CA

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