STUDIO CITY ( — Thousands are expected to flood the CBS Studio Center lot in Studio City for one of the most-anticipated Fourth of July celebrations.

The festival, now in its 18th year, will feature tri-tip, bacon-wrapped hot dogs, pizza, funnel cake, and much more.

“I think it’s nice for everybody in the community to be able to come,” said Esther Walker, the executive director of the Studio City Chamber of Commerce. “You can walk on the lot for the festival, you don’t have to park, but the parking is free.”

“To bring in the dollars and the excitement to celebrate in a proper way our nation’s birthday is just exciting,” said Jon Bayouth of Industry Events. “It’s the Fourth of July, the all-American holiday.”

Guests will also be able to check out movie cars from the Television Motion Picture Car Club like the original DeLorean from “Back to the Future.”

“The car show portion of the event is basically going to be including hot rods, muscle cars, award-winning vehicles basically,” said Glen McGuire of the TMPCC.

Of course, all of the fun is for a good cause. This year, the proceeds will help fund research to find a cure for Neurofibromatosis, a disease that affects one in 3,000 children.

“For us to get our name out there and the disorder’s name out there, spread awareness and it’s critical money to fund research,” said Kim Robinson of the Children’s Tumor Foundation.

Those looking for adventure can head on over to see some pirates and mermaids, or check out the night’s headliner, James “Elvis” Kruk and the Big Boss Men, an award-winning Elvis impersonator.

But the fireworks display is sure to cap off what is anticipated to be an already fantastic day.

Tickets are still available. For more information, click here.


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