Going to a professional fireworks show is truly the safest way to celebrate the 4th of July. Here is a list of some show-stopping locations. If we’re missing your favorite show, please let us know in the comments below!
800 S. Almansor St.
Alhambra, CA 91801
Time: 9:00 p.m.
The City of America’s annual Birthday Party & Celebration in Alhambra begins at 3 p.m. That’s when food vendors will begin selling their patriotic hot dogs and other nourishing meals and snacks. The celebration will end following an amazing fireworks spectacular!
1249 Lockheed View Drive
Burbank, CA 91505
Time: Gates open: 5:30 p.m. Entertainment: 6:30 – 9:00 p.m. Fireworks: 9 p.m
Celebrate America and our heritage at this fun and festive Independence Day event for the entire family. Join the Starlight Bowl and The United States Air Force for an evening of great entertainment filled with surprises. See a flyover, the induction of new enlistees, United States Air Force Veteran Daniel Rutherford singing the National Anthem, Surfin’ USA, The Burbank Philharmonic Orchestra and of course the best fireworks show in Los Angeles.
Calabasas High School
22855 Mulholland Highway
Calabasas, CA 91302
Time: gates open at 5 p.m. fireworks at 9 p.m.
The City of Calabasas will proudly host the community’s annual 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular! The family-oriented, fun-filled event will feature live music from Stone Soul featuring the best of 1960s Soul & Motown classics, a free family fun zone with a balloon artist, rides, crafts, games and the grand fireworks display.
Home Depot Center
18400 S Avalon Blvd
Carson, CA 90746
Time: 7:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Cost: tickets for the game $20+
The LA Galaxy will host their annual Fourth of July Fireworks Extravaganza, powered by 102.7 KIIS FM, after the club’s match against the Seattle Sounders FC. The game, which is presented by Adidas, will kick off at 7:30 p.m.
Castaic Lake Recreation Area (Lower Lake)
32132 Castaic Lake Drive
Castaic, CA 91384
Time: 9:00 p.m.
Cost: $25 per car; $5 per person (walk-in); 5 years and under FREE
Celebrate the 4th of July At Castiac Lake! Food, swimming, jumpers, music and fun!
Culver City High School
4601 Elenda St
Culver City, CA 90230
Time: Gates open: 5:30 p.m. Entertainment: 6:30 p.m. Fireworks: 9 p.m
Cost: Suggested Donation $2.00 per person.
The Exchange Club of Culver City and the City of Culver City invite you to attend our annual Fourth of July fireworks show at Culver City High School! If you’re hungry you’ll be able to purchase hotdogs, soda, and Kettle Corn. You can also get tickets for the Exchange Club’s raffle, which features grand prizes of an LCD flat screen tv and $100 gift certificates good at Westfield Fox Hills Mall!
Diamond Bar High School
20955 Pathfinder Road
Diamond Bar, CA
Time: 5:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Spend the summer afternoon at the park with family, friends, and neighbors. Bring a picnic or enjoy a variety of concessions available. Kids’ crafts, face painting, and patriotic musical performances lead up to the fireworks display.
401 E. Sheldon St.
El Segundo, CA 90245
Time: Entertainment: 10:00 a.m.; Fireworks: 9:00 p.m.
Cost: Seating is available at Stevenson Field for $3 in advance or $5 at the gate
El Segundo’s annual Fourth of July celebration will take place beginning in Recreation Park. There will be food, games, contests and music!
Fullerton Union High School Stadium
N Berkeley Ave. and N Lemon St.
Fullerton, CA 92831
Time: 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Head down to Fullerton’s Annual Community Fireworks Show and Festival! There will be live music, entertainment and games offered by Parks & Recreation. Plus, tasty treats are available for purchase in the festival area. All food is reasonably priced and is being offered by local charity organizations.
11770 Foothill Blvd
Lake View Terrace, CA 91342
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Cost: Free admission; Parking: $10
The 4th of July Celebration at Hansen Dam is in its 17th year and is a free fun-filled family affair. There will be gourmet food trucks, music, raffles and prizes, a water slide kid zone and more! The day ends with one of the most dramatic fireworks displays in the area!
2301 North Highland Avenue
Hollywood, CA 90068
Time: 7:30 p.m.
In the annual great American extravaganza, The Hollywood Bowl has invited everyone’s favorite American pop duo to the party! Daryl Hall & John Oates, members of the Songwriters Hall of Fame, join the orchestra for a night of their classic hits, plus spectacular fireworks and good old-fashioned American music to celebrate our country’s 235th birthday.
Huntington Beach Pier
Huntington, CA 92646
Time: Parade: 10:00 a.m.; Entertainment: 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.; Fireworks: 9:00 p.m. *Staking out an area for viewing is allowed after 7:00 a.m. on July 3rd.
The 107th annual Huntington Beach 4th of July Parade and Festival is the biggest Independence Day celebration in Southern California! The parade starts at Main Street, winds through the streets of downtown, and ends at Gothard. The parade features more than 300 entries including bands, floats, local dignitaries, equestrian groups, film and television celebrities and community groups.
The Queen Mary
1126 Queens Highway
Long Beach, CA 90802
Time: 11 a.m. Fireworks at 9:00 p.m.
Cost: $24.95 Adult, $12.95 children 5-11, $21.95 military/seniors
The Queen Mary Independence Day celebration will be an old-fashioned BBQ with Carolina, Texas, Kansas City and St. Louis BBQ represented as well as corn-on-the-cob, baked beans, funnel cake and other non-barbecue favorites. There will be two stages of live music, strolling entertainers and a children’s area, culminating in the spectacular 4th of July fireworks show. Special hotel rates are available.
Aquarium of the Pacific
100 Aquarium Way
Long Beach, CA 90802
Time: Dinner 6 – 8 p.m. Aquarium opens at 9 a.m.
Cost: Aquarium Admission $12.95 for everyone after 5 pm. Regular admission is $24.95 Adult, $12.95 child 3-11, $21.95 seniors, Aquarium plus dinner $35 Adult, $27 Child. Advance reservations required for dinner.
Enjoy the Aquarium at night and get a fish-eye view of the Queen Mary fireworks. Combo tickets include admission to the aquarium plus an Independence Day B-B-Q buffet with home-style grilled entrees and decadent deserts.
Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
3911 S. Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90037
Time: 8:45 pm (dusk)
This free 60 minute fireworks show launched from near the LA Memorial Coliseum is not actually in the Coliseum, but can be viewed from areas around Exposition Park including from Christmas Tree Lane or from the south lawn. Bring blankets or lawn chairs to enjoy the show!
Los Angeles Dodger Stadium
1000 Elysian Park Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Time: 6:10 p.m. game; post game fireworks
Cost: tickets for game $14.75 up, plus parking
The Los Angeles Dodgers game against the New York Mets will be followed by a fabulous fireworks spectacle!
Palisades Charter High School
15777 Bowdoin Street
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
Times: Parade: 2:00 p.m.; Entertainment: 6:30 p.m.; Fireworks: 9:00 p.m.
Cost: Parade: Free; Concert: $2
Come on down for an old fashioned Palisades Americanism Parade for fantastic entertainment and fireworks!
Rose Bowl Stadium
1001 Rose Bowl Drive
Pasadena, CA 91103
Time: 9:05 p.m.
Cost: $13 General Admission, Kids: 7 and under: Free, Active Military with ID: Free
The Biggest and Best Fireworks Show in Southern California! Celebrate America at “Americafest 2011” with music, food, fireworks and a full day of safe and affordable family fun.
Shepherd of the Hills Church
19700 Rinaldi Street
Porter Ranch, CA 91326
Time: 4:30 p.m.
The FREE festival and fireworks show at Shepherd of the Hills Church in Porter Ranch includes moon bounces and face painting for the children, an outdoor stage show and amazing food from over a dozen local food vendors. It’s all capped off with a twenty-one minute aerial fireworks display!
200 Portofino Way
Redondo Beach, CA 90277
Time: Gates open: 2:00 p.m.; Fireworks: 9:00 p.m.
Come together with friends and neighbors for a unique gathering at the famous SeasideLagoon in Redondo Beach to celebrate our community, country, family and friends!
3720 Stephen M. White Dr.
San Pedro, CA 90731
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Head down to San Pedro for live music, U.S. military exhibits, tours of a Navy frigate, armed forces, and U.S. Coast Guard demonstrations, displays by the LA City Fire Department’s firefighting boat, and the Washington Artillery Reenactment group followed by fireworks!
CBS Studio Center
4200 Radford Avenue
Studio City, CA 91604
Time: 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Cost: General Admission Adult: $20, General Admission Child (6-12) $10.00, G.A. Adult W/Rooftop Wristband $40, G.A Child W/Rooftop Wristband $30,VIP Admission Adult: $100, VIP Admission Child (6-12) $50, VIP Admission Toddler (3-5) $15.
This is a fun-filled family festival featuring exhibits, music, food, fireworks, a children’s fun zone, and a business exposition in a back lot at CBS Studios!