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Best Fourth of July Celebrations Around LA

We’re looking at Fourth of July weekend through star spangled glasses! Independence Day events are bursting in air, with fireworks, concerts, and patriotic festivities all around LA, many just a short distance from THEA. Some of our most cherished venues, like the Hollywood Bowl, Rose Bowl Stadium and Universal Studios, are welcoming guests with dazzling high energy shows and pyrotechnic displays. If you’re planning a weekend getaway, Big Bear Lake and Lake Arrowhead are hosting Fireworks Spectaculars, and local establishments are pulling out all the stops with special menus and popular entertainment.

July 4th Fireworks Spectacular Hollywood Bowl 2301 N Highland Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90068

July 3 & 4 Celebrate good times—and Independence Day—with the ultimate hitmakers, Kool & the Gang. The disco-funk greats bring the party to the Bowl for their annual Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular, while Thomas Wilkins and the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra perform patriotic favorites. Get ready to get down on it!

Fourth of July Fireworks Universal Studios Hollywood 100 Universal City Plz. Universal City, CA 91608

Universal Studios Hollywood invites guests to experience its annual July 4th fireworks celebration with a dazzling burst of colors against the night sky from multiple locations within the theme park. The exhilarating energy of Independence Day will permeate the park as guests enjoy musical performances, along with popular rides and attractions. At 9 pm, the holiday will be capped off with the extravagant fireworks display synchronized to a score of Universal-themed music and patriotic favorites.

Rose Bowl July 4th AmericaFest & Fireworks 1001 Rose Bowl Dr. Pasadena, CA 91103

The Rose Bowl Stadium will host its 95th Annual AmericaFest Celebration themed “Celebrating America’s Perseverance,” in recognition of our ability to come together and stand stronger over this past year. The Rose Bowl Stadium is excited to partner with Jet Propulsion Laboratory to highlight their recent accomplishment in landing NASA’s Perseverance rover on Mars, as well as their dedication to earth sciences and the future explorations of the world’s solar systems.

Hollywood Forever Cemetery 6000 Santa Monica Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90038

July 3 & 4 Hollywood Forever Cemetery is celebrating Independence Day with a weekend of movies and fireworks. July 3: Dazed and Confused, the classic coming-of-age movie directed by Richard Linklater. July 4: Dirty Dancing, Daddy’s girl Baby catches a glimpse of bad boy dancer Johnny Castle. Stick around after the films for a panorama of fireworks magic in honor of the national holiday. The free photo booth is back and DJ sets will continue the celebration throughout the night.

July 4th at Marina del Rey 4701 Admiralty Way Marina del Rey, CA 90292

There’s no better place in Los Angeles to see 4th of July fireworks than at L.A.’s Marina. Enjoy the fireworks show with synchronized music played over loudspeakers at either Burton Chace Park or Fisherman’s Village. The fireworks will be shot from a barge off the Marina’s south jetty. You can view the show from virtually anywhere in Marina del Rey, Venice Pier, Playa Vista and Dockweiler Beach.

Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular 40824 Big Bear Blvd. Big Bear Lake, CA 92315

The Fireworks Spectacular explodes at 7,000 feet over Big Bear Lake this July 4th. Show time begins around 8:45 pm and runs approximately 30-40 mins, and is free to spectators. The Fireworks Spectacular consistently ranks top 5 in California and can be viewed from the water, the shore, and some trail points. Local restaurants are offering everything from great food to live entertainment, arts & crafts, and fireworks viewing areas.

July 4th Concert & Fireworks Spectacular 28200 Highway 189 Lake Arrowhead Village, CA 92352

Celebrate Independence Day at Lake Arrowhead. The Arrowhead Lake Association’s 2021 Lake Arrowhead Fireworks Show will be held on Sunday, July 4th at 9pm. Thrill to a vintage aircraft flyover show before the fireworks. The Riverside Philharmonic will be performing at Tavern Bay Beach Club from 7-8:30 pm.

Photo credits:

Photo #1: Hollywood Bowl

Photo #2: Hollywood Bowl

Photo #3: Universal Studios Hollywood

Photo #4: Rose Bowl Stadium

Photo #5: Cinespia

Photo #6: Visit Marina del Rey

Photo #7: Visit Big Bear

Photo #8: Lake Arrowhead COC