4th of July Fireworks

Mad Max: Fury Road + Fireworks

Catch George Miller’s incredible classic that is filled with eye popping stunts, followed by a fireworks show. Charlize Theron stars as Furiosa with Tom Hardy as Mad Max, and some of the wildest post-apocalyptic costumes, car creations and jaw-dropping special effects. $12 $38; Wednesday, 9 pm; Cinespia at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, 6000 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90038

E.T. + Fireworks

This classic has a young boy, Elliott, protecting his new best friend/brother from an alien mother. Celebrate July 4th with E.T. Their concessions stand will be stocked with kettle corn, soft drinks, and (of course) Reese’s Pieces. Bring a picnic or visit their grill for hot dogs and burgers (with vegetarian options), and their bar will keep you cool with beer and wine. $12 -$38; Thursday, 9 pm; Cinespia at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, 6000 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90038

July Fourth at the Marina

One of LA’s most impressive fireworks displays takes place over the water, so you can catch the action either from the beach or nearby Burton Chace Park or Fisherman’s Village. Fisherman’s Village will be blasting music synchronized to the fireworks. County parking lots in the marina will be charging between $7 – $15, and from there you can catch the Beach Shuttle (which only runs till 8 pm), or the WaterBus which goes till midnight. Thursday, 9 pm; Marina del Rey, CA

AmericaFest at Rose Bowl Stadium

If you have kids, join in the Family Fun Zone. Doors to the stadium open at 5:30 pm, live music starts at 7 pm, and then the big old annual fireworks display gets going. $15 – $35; Thursday, 2 pm, fireworks: 9 pm; 1001 Rose Bowl Dr, Pasadena, CA 91103

Grand Park + The Music Center’s Fourth of July Block Party

Enjoy nine acts — including ska/reggae band The Delirians, African-global beats DJ Blaq Pages, and singer-songwriter Victoria La Mala, as they will take over two stages throughout the day. Expect food trucks, games, and other activities at the (alcohol-free) event that will conclude just after the fireworks end, right around 9:30pm. Free; 200 North Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Dignity Health Sports Park

If soccer’s more your bag, head to this Cal State campus stadium to watch a Major League Soccer match between LA Galaxy and Toronto FC. Following the match, you’ll want to stay for the fireworks which, organizers claim, is the longest consecutively running Fourth of July fireworks show in professional sports. $20; Thursday, 7:30 pm; 18400 Avalon Blvd, Carson, CA 90746

Dodgers Stadium

Watch the Dodgers take on the San Diego Padres and then stick around for one of the city’s biggest fireworks shows. $42; Thursday, 6:10 pm; 1000 Vin Scully Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Fourth of July Fireworks at Seaside Lagoon

Get to Seaside Lagoon early for all-day activities like arts and crafts, swimming and a special Ruby’s Diner menu beginning at 2 pm and concluding after the fireworks end around 10 pm. Independence Day also coincides with opening night for the Redondo Beach Summer of Music concert series, so you can check out a performance by indie rock band Big Mess from 6-8 pm on the pier. $25, $15/children; Thursday, 2 pm; 137 N. Harbor Dr, Redondo Beach, CA 90277

Palisades Fourth of July Parade, Concert and Fireworks

Start your celebration with a parade starting at on Sunset Boulevard in the middle of town. At 4 pm, the Palisades Charter High School campus hosts Palisades Rocks the Fourth, a concert featuring local musicians, kids’ activities, and food trucks, with performers taking the stage at 6 pm, culminating in a fireworks spectacular set to music. $10 – $50; Thursday, parade: 1 pm, fireworks: 9 pm; 15777 Bowdoin St, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272

Hollywood Bowl

The show will kick off with some patriotic tunes by the LA Phil before disco legends Nile Rodgers and CHIC hit the stage to play hits like “Le Freak” “Good Times,” and “I’m Coming Out”. $19 – $288; Thursday, 7:30 pm; 2301 Highland Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90068

El Segundo Fourth of July Celebration

Join in a daytime celebration featuring good old-fashioned activities like a hula-hoop contest and watermelon-eating contest along with community booths and concessions. That evening, the Main Street Band will perform at Stevenson Field beginning at 5 pm, culminating with a fireworks show. Residents can claim a blanket spot on the nearby softball field beginning at 8 am that morning. $5; Thursday, celebration: 10 am, fireworks: 9 pm; 401 Sheldon St, El Segundo, CA 90245

Fourth of July on The Queen Mary

In addition to fireworks, enjoy live entertainment, games, arts & crafts, and special tours of the ship. $49; Thursday, 9 pm; 1126 Queens Highway Long Beach, CA 90802

Torrance Fourth of July Fireworks Show

Catch a display from the Los Angeles County Courthouse parking lot or the Toyota Sports Complex, where you can view for free and grab a spot on the synthetic turf field. No food or drink is permitted. All rules here. Thursday, gates: 7 pm, fireworks: 9 pm; Los Angeles County Courthouse Parking Lot and Toyota Sports Complex synthetic turf field




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