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Los Angeles Celebrates 4th of July Weekend

Things to Do in Los Angeles 4th of July Weekend (June 30, 2023 – July 4, 2023)

Los Angeles comes alive with vibrant festivities as it celebrates the 4th of July. From lively pool parties, fireworks, concerts, and events to special restaurant menus, Angelenos and visitors alike can get in the patriotic spirit as they celebrate Independence Day in the City of Angels.


(7/4): Hollywood Hot Spot Bar Lis Celebrates 4th of July with Jazz Eclectic LA

Hollywood hotspot Bar Lis invites you to enjoy a night of escapism laced with jazz from Jazz Eclectic LA to celebrate the 4th of July. Please email to reserve a table. Free entry; Tuesday, 7:00 pm – 12:00 am; Thompson Hollywood – 1415 Wilcox Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90028

(7/2): DJ & Pool Party at Broken Shaker at Freehand in DTLA

Broken Shaker at Freehand in Los Angeles will host its Fresh Aire pool party, a DTLA rooftop day party at the pool with cocktails, small bites, and beats by Darjar, playing R&B, Afrobeats, and top hits. Wear your best swimwear and come dressed for the summertime sun. Sunday, 2 – 7:00 pm $15+;  416 W 8th St, Los Angeles, CA 90014

An image of the pool at DTLA's Broken Shaker.
Broken Shaker at Freehand in Los Angeles will be hosting its Fresh Aire pool party, a DTLA rooftop day party at the pool with beats by Darjar, playing R&B, Afrobeats, and top hits.

(7/2): Golden Hour DJs Every Sunday Funday at the Culver Hotel

The South of France comes to LA this summer at the Culver Hotel. The hotel’s garden patio will be transformed into a French beach club with people-watching, French aperitifs, bites, an extensive raw bar selection, and “Golden Hour” DJs every Sunday. Highlights from Executive Chef Diana Khngikyan’s patio menu include cheese and charcuterie selections, frites savage, and oysters from the restaurant’s extensive raw bar program. Various prices; Sundays, 3- 7:00 pm; 9400 Culver Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232; 310.558.9400

(7/1 – 7/4): Celebrate July 4th All Weekend with Pool Parties and Live Performances at Desert 5 Spot

Bringing the essence of vintage Palm Springs and the spirit of Pioneertown to Hollywood, Desert 5 Spot emerges as one of Hollywood’s hottest rooftop bars. Various prices; 6516 Selma Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90028; 323.410.6370

  • (7/1) Live Performances from Petty Cash: Featuring Petty Cash, the world’s greatest Tom Petty & Johnny Cash tribute. Saturday, 9:00 pm – 1:00 am
  • (7/2) Swimsuits & Cowboy Boots – Wild West Pool Party: Get on your Swimsuits & Cowboy Boots for the wild west pool party at Desert 5 Spot. This edition features the trading post by Jon & Jada, Buckeroo Bingo (with prizes of course), and a pop-up with Outlaw Tacos. Sunday, 2:00 pm – Sunset
  • (7/4) Party in the USA: Party in the USA at Desert 5 Spot in celebration of the 4th of July with a poolside honky tonk and sounds by Disko Cowboy. Tuesday, 2:00 pm – Sunset
An image of cowboy boots.
Get on your swimsuits & cowboy boots for the wild west pool party at Desert 5 Spot.

(7/1): Saturday Pool Parties at Hotel June

Award-winning Hotel June welcomes you to spend the 4th of July weekend lounging on their expansive pool deck with DJs and specialty drinks alongside food from the hotel’s celebrated Baja-inspired restaurant Caravan Swim Club. Passes are now available through Resort Pass and private cabanas are available to reserve. Various prices; Saturdays, 1 – 4:00 pm; 8639 Lincoln Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045; 310.645.0400

(7/4): La Lo La Rooftop California Cowboy Celebration

This 4th of July, La Lo La Rooftop is celebrating the heritage and cuisine of the California Cowboy. Enjoy a family-style Santa Maria BBQ feast; red, white, and blue sangria; live music (6 – 8:00 pm), and a world-famous fireworks display – from the Hollywood Hills to DTLA.  Dinner Reservations are encouraged. Walk-ins are welcome for Lunch. Various prices; Tuesday, 12:00 pm – 12:00 am; AC Hotel by Marriott Downtown Los Angeles – 1260 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90015

(7/3): Mama Shelter’s 8-Year Birthday Party

Celebrate the 4th and Mama Shelter’s 8-year birthday with a big mama’s celebration! The party includes a DJ set upstairs and downstairs, and headliners. The party kicks off with the live DJ set at 7:00 pm. Various prices; Monday; 7:00 pm – 2:00 am; 6500 Selma Ave., Los Angeles, CA

(6/30 – 7/4): Skybar Celebrates Independence Day with 5 Days of Events

Nestled atop the renowned Mondrian Hotel, sits Skybar, an exquisite open-air bar exuding glamour and sophistication. This captivating venue offers an enchanting poolside experience, where guests can savor delectable cocktails while enjoying the breathtaking rooftop views. This Independence Day weekend, join Skybar for 5 days of trendy events leading up to their annual 4th of July pool party. Mondrian Los Angeles – 8440 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069; For table reservations, click here.

  • (6/30) Just Ditch Fridays with JAJA Tequila: Skybar will be kicking off Independence Day weekend with a JAJA-themed “Just Ditch” Friday pool party. Enjoy poolside games on the deck, cocktail specials, spiked snow cones, giveaways, and a live DJ set. RSVP required. Free; Friday, 1 – 7:00 pm
  • (7/1) Definition X Temple Night Party: Get ready for a hot night of dancing and libations at Skybar’s Temple Night Party. RSVP required.$30 – $40; Saturday, 8:00 pm – 2:00 am
  • (7/2) Made in Tulum Pool Party: Head to Skybar and be transported to Tulum. RSVP required.$0 – $100; Sunday, 12 – 7:00 pm
  • (7/3) Pink Pearl Pool Party: Long weekends are for pool parties at Skybar. RSVP required. $20+; Monday, 12 – 7:00 pm
  • (7/4) Annual 4th of July Pool Party: It’s the 4th of July and Skybar is celebrating with a sexy bash with music by Eric Sharp. RSVP required. $25 – $2000; Tuesday, 1 – 7:00 pm
An image of the flyer for SKybar's 4th of July pool party.
Skybar is celebrating the 4th with a sexy rooftop bash.

(7/4): Gloria Molina Grand Park’s 4th of July Block Party & Spectacular 3-D Drone Show

For the first time in its 10-year history, Gloria Molina Grand Park’s 4th of July Block Party reaches new heights with an incredible 3-D drone show—not traditional fireworks—lighting up the night sky. With 500 remote-controlled drones, the high-tech display will form larger-than-life representations flying above Jerry Moss Plaza at The Music Center, located directly across the street from the park. The dynamic 12-minute drone show will be orchestrated to a special playlist of hip-hop music curated as a tribute to the revolutionary music genre’s 50th anniversary and its powerful influence on the park’s many community partners. The Block Party covers six blocks: from Grand Avenue to Los Angeles Street and from Temple Street to 2nd Street. Free; 7/4, 4:00 pm (doors open) and 9:00 pm (drone show); Gloria Molina Grand Park – 200 N. Grand Ave., Los Angeles  90012

Live Music/Comedy

(6/30 – 7/1): Bebe Rexha Live in Concert at The Wiltern

Sultry singer-songwriter Bebe Rexha is bringing her “Best F’n Night Of My Life” tour to Los Angeles for a two-night concert at The Wiltern. $35+; Friday – Saturday, 7:00 pm; 790 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90010; 213.388.1400

An image of people at a concert.
Sultry singer-songwriter Bebe Rexha is bringing her “Best F’n Night Of My Life” tour to Los Angeles for a two-night concert at The Wiltern.

(6/30): Kesha Live On Stage at Nightingale LA

Andres Rigal & Ollywood present EVITA Fridays at luxury nightclub, Nightingale. This weekend, in celebration of Independence Day, superstar KESHA will be in the house! Dress to impress and get there early! $10; Friday, 11:00 pm – 2:00 am;  643 N. La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90069; 424.296.1600

(6/30): Marina Del Rey Killer Comedy Club

World famous Killer Shrimp welcomes you to an evening of hilarious comedy at their new 2nd floor comedy club. The all new 200 seat showroom features a full bar, a limited food menu, and a lineup of laugh-out-loud comedy. $19.99+; Friday, 8:00 pm; Killer Shrimp – 4211 Admiralty Way, CA 90292


(6/30 – NA): BJs Restaurant & Brewhouse Kicks Off Summer with New Menu Items and the Return of a Favorite

There’s nothing s’more exciting than new s’mmer specials, and today, BJ’s Restaurants, Inc. debuts nine brand-new menu items and announces the return of its fan-favorite Peanut Butter S’mores Pizookie®! The new items include the White Peach Boba-Rita, the Spicy Mango Margarita, Casamigos Watermelon Margarita, Grand Patrón Margarita, Hickory Brisket Nachos, Big Twist Pretzel with BJ’s Beer Cheese, Buffalo Stampede Chicken Pasta, Cheeseburger Pizza, and Chicken Tortilla Pasta. Friday – NA; Various prices, hours, and locations

(6/30 – 7/4): Celebrate America’s Birthday with Special Offers from Black Angus Steakhouse

Black Angus Steakhouse will be the ideal steakhouse to help out with the food portion of the day. The steakhouse has a variety of ways to support your 4th of July gathering ranging from dine-in, take-out, and grilling at home. Black Angus Steakhouse will also be providing a 30-percent off coupon to their loyalty members to dine in at any of their 32 locations. 6/30 – 7/4; various prices, hours, and locations

  • Badass Burgers: For someone who is craving a burger in the midst of the summer should order one, or all, of Black Angus Steakhouse’s Badass Burgers. The five burger options include the Rodeo Ripper ($15.99), an 8oz. Certified Angus Beef® Patty, Cheddar Cheese, Crispy Bacon, Onion Rings, pickles, and housemade barbecue sauce, served on a buttered and toasted brioche bun, America’s Most Wanted ($14.99), and High Noon Showdown ($11.99). Black Angus Steakhouse’s new menu addition, Badass Burgers are available at all of their locations and can be ordered online
  • Black Angus Meat Market: The grill master who is looking to grill some quality meat this 4th, can order raw cuts from Black Angus Steakhouse’s e-commerce store, Black Angus Market. The meat market offers fresh, hand-cut Certified Angus Beef® ready to be grilled and prepared in the comfort of your home. The same quality steaks, burgers, and seafood the steakhouse prepares in the restaurant, will be delivered nationally, including options like Filet Mignon Steak, Ribeye, New York Strip, Top Sirloin, and newly added Lamb Chops. The 60-year-old steakhouse’s meat is certified Angus beef that is hand-cut and aged 21 days providing the insurance of a quality-tasting meal. Various prices
An image of the meats at the Black Angus Meat Market.
The grill master who is looking to grill some quality meat this 4th can order raw cuts from Black Angus Steakhouse’s e-commerce store, Black Angus Market.

(7/1 – 7/4): The Best Bottomless Brunches in Los Angeles

Here in LA, booze and brunch go together like peas and carrots, especially during a holiday weekend! Whether you want Waffles, Eggs, or Avocado Toast, nothing complements your meal like an ice-cold cocktail, especially if that glass is endless. But where can you find these brunches with bottomless cocktails and tasty bites? Don’t stress; I got you. I’m here to give you a list of the best bottomless brunches in Los Angeles. So all you have to do is grab a cute brunch outfit and your date, and get ready to indulge in fun, good food, and drinks. Cheers!

An image of Ariel with a mimosa, catfish and grits at a bottomless brunch at Blaqhaus.
Ariel is all smiles as she digs into her Mimosa and Catfish and Grits at the bottomless brunch at Blaqhaus.

(6/30 – Netflix Bites, a One-of-a-Kind Dining Concept

Get ready for a tantalizing culinary experience at the brand-new Short Stories hotel, as they introduce Netflix Bites—a one-of-a-kind dining concept. This extraordinary collaboration brings together renowned chefs from popular Netflix series to curate a special tasting menu like no other. Prepare to be delighted by the culinary prowess of acclaimed chefs such as Curtis Stone, Dominique Crenn, Rodney Scott, Ming Tsai, Ann Kim, Nadiya Hussain, Jacques Torres, and Andrew Zimmern, as they showcase their signature dishes in delectable bites. Not only will the menu leave you craving for more, but the mixologists from Netflix’s Drink Masters have also worked their magic, crafting bespoke cocktails to perfectly complement the flavors of the dishes. From innovative concoctions to classic favorites, these custom libations promise to elevate your dining experience. $25 (nonrefundable deposit); Mondays – Sundays, 5 – 10:00 pm and Saturdays – Sundays, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm; Short Stories Hotel -115 S. Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036

(6/30 – 7/4): Soak Up the Sun from The Roof with Stars, Stripes, and Sophisticated Hot Dogs

In honor of Independence Day, The Roof at The West Hollywood EDITION is adding high-end hot dogs to their selection of poolside menu offerings, for this weekend only. While The Roof typically serves up tacos, tortas, and seafood, the 4th of July begs for an American favorite. After receiving a California-inspired revamp, the ballpark favorite appears on the menu as The Baja Dog and LA Street Dog. Various prices; Friday – Saturday, 11:00 am – 12:00 am and Sunday – Tuesday, 11:00 am – 10:00 pm; The West Hollywood EDITION – 9040 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069; 310.953.9899

(7/1 – 7/3): Spend the 4th of July Weekend With Brunch and Fried Chicken Mondays at Soulmate

West Hollywood’s Spanish-Mediterranean restaurant, Soulmate, has added a few crispy new additions to its menu just in time for the 4th. Start with weekend brunch and try the new Crispy Chicken Sandwich brined in buttermilk, topped with sweet & spicy slaw, chili aioli, and house pickles ($22). And on Fried Chicken Mondays, enjoy a crispy + crunchy dinner for two that includes a crispy half chicken that consists of white and dark meat brined in buttermilk, parker house rolls, whipped potatoes, and grilled broccolini ($65). Pair your meal with a refreshing, Weekend in Palm Springs cocktail made with vodka, passionfruit, feijoa, lime, and orange ($18). Saturday – Monday, various hours; 631 North Robertson Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069; 310.734.7764 

(7/1 – 7/31) Trejo’s Tacos Launches Trejo’s Hot Honey Dishes in Time for the 4th

Danny Trejo is taking Fried Chicken to whole ‘nother level with the launch of his new Trejo’s Hot Honey and two dishes featuring the new sauce available throughout July. Trejo’s Hot Honey ($15) is honey infused with chili peppers for a sweet but mighty kick and will be available for purchase at all Trejo’s Tacos locations. Trejo’s Hot Honey will be featured on two new dishes, Hot Honey Fried Chicken Churros ($11.00) served with crispy fried chicken, sweet and crispy churros, topped with the sweet heat of the Hot Honey and finished with jalapeño peppers, only available at the Hollywood Cantina location, and it wouldn’t be Trejo’s Tacos without a Hot Honey Fried Chicken Taco ($6.50). Trejo’s Hot Honey and Hot Honey Fried Chicken Taco are available at all Trejo’s Tacos locations starting Saturday with the new Hot Honey Fried Chicken Churros only available at Trejo’s Tacos Hollywood Cantina. 7/1 – 7/31; Various hours and locations

An image of Trejo's Hot Honey Fried Chicken Churros and the Hot Honey Fried Chicken Taco .
Trejo’s Hot Honey will be featured on two new dishes, Hot Honey Fried Chicken Churros, and the Hot Honey Fried Chicken Taco.

(6/30 – 7/4): BaubleBar Statement Jewelry Launches 4th of July Sale

BaubleBar, a purveyor of everyday fashion jewelry is hosting a spectacular 4th of July sale with new items starting at $10. Founded in 2011 with the dream of designing accessories that would bring joy to every day, BaubleBar aptly captured a whimsical perspective of a destination for accessories with a wink. BaubleBar is home to everyday statement jewelry including bracelets, earrings, necklaces, rings, anklets, a special Disney collection, plus so much more.  Fans of the brand include Jennifer Lopez, Drew Barrymore, Hilary Duff, Kourtney Kardashian, Kate Hudson, Katie Holmes, and more. $10+; Friday – Tuesday, available online

Travel Ideas

California Dreamin’: Discover the Golden State’s Best Hidden Gems

Looking to get out of town for July 4th Weekend? Exploring California is an unforgettable experience, with endless opportunities for adventure and discovery, many of which are within a few hours’ drive of the main metropolitan areas – San Francisco, Los Angeles, and San Diego. From the sun-kissed beaches of Southern California to the rugged coastline of Big Sur, the state is home to a diverse range of landscapes and destinations. So whether you’re looking to hike through California’s national parks, indulge in world-class cuisine, or simply soak up the laid-back California lifestyle, there’s something for everyone. With its year-round sunshine, stunning scenery, and endless possibilities for exploration, California truly has it all.

An image of one of the U.S. National Parks.
Looking to get out of town for the 4th of July Weekend? California is home to some of the most stunning and diverse U.S. national parks. From the towering granite cliffs of Yosemite National Park to the vast expanse of Joshua Tree National Park’s desert landscape, there is no shortage of natural wonders to explore.
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(7/6) Steven Soderbergh and Singani Cocktail Pairing Dinner

Filmmaker Steven Soderbergh joins K&L Wine Merchants in hosting a Singani 63 Pairing Dinner. The evening celebrates the aromatic Bolivian spirit securing its rightful place as the newest spirit category in the U.S. after an almost nine-year effort.  Having finally succeeded in creating an official category, K&L will welcome Steven to learn about the incredible journey he took to bring this special spirit to the States. This evening features a fabulous three-course menu and four specially crafted Singani 63 cocktail pairings. $80; Thursday, 7 – 9:00 pm; Checker Hall, Highland Park – 104 N Ave 56, 2nd Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90042

(7/21): Meet the Makers of SelvaRey Rum at The Wayfarer DTLA

The Wayfarer DTLA is teaming up with the legendary SelvaRey Rum, co-owned by Bruno Mars, for a Meet the Makers dinner on The Rooftop. Guests are invited to enjoy signature cocktails and a curated menu inspired by the unique flavors of the rum, such as Balinese Chicken Satay and Skwerrum N Pepper Painted Fish. Guests will have the opportunity to meet the makers behind SelvaRey, diving into the world of rum and the spirit’s origins. The 21+ event will include three signature SelvaRey Rum cocktails, a selection of small bites, and a take-home souvenir. $55; 7/21, 7:00 pm; 813 Flower Street Los Angeles, CA 90017; 213.285.4400

(7/21 – 7/23): X Games California Tickets are Now On Sale

X Games California 2023 tickets are on sale now. This July the X Games California will take over the Ventura County Fairgrounds for 3-days of heart-pounding action as the world’s best skateboard, BMX, and Moto X superstars throw down their best tricks and compete for X Games gold! See your favorites like Tony Hawk, Sky Brown, Elliot Sloan, Nyjah Huston, Garrett Reynolds, Kevin Peraza, Axell Hodges, and Momiji Nishiya, among many other elite competitors. GA tickets include access to all competitions plus access to X Fest – the interactive fan experience featuring mini ramps, athlete appearances, art installations, food, live music, sponsor activations, games, and more family entertainment. Special ticket opportunities include: SuperFan Passes, XIP Hospitality, and Exclusive Athlete Experiences. Can’t make it to X Games? Tune in live to ESPN, ESPN2, ABC, and streamed online on X Games platforms. $60+ (Discounts offered for children ages 6-12, seniors, military, and students; children 5 and under are free with a paid accompanying adult); 7/21 – 7/23; Ventura County Fairgrounds & Events Center – 10 West Harbor Boulevard, Ventura, 93001

An image of a skateboarder on a ramp.
This July the X Games California will take over the Ventura County Fairgrounds for 3-days of heart-pounding action.

*For fun things to do in Los Angeles next week, check back on Monday!*




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