Independence Day is here once more and Los Angeles is ready to party! There’s plenty of spots to watch fireworks, eat, drink, party, or just relax as you soak in the patriotism. So put your hand over your heart, because these are some of the best Fourth of July events in Los Angeles.
1. Kick off Fourth of July at Marina del Rey Hotel’s newly-renovated pool
Marina del Rey Hotel is celebrating this weekend in style with a Sunday Funday Pool Party! Taking place at their newly-renovated, marina-front pool, their Fourth of July weekend bash features the hottest local DJs spinning your favorite songs, delicious bites from SALT, and refreshing drink specials that perfectly pair with the SoCal sunshine.
Stylish cabanas, daybeds, or love seats are available to reserve for a VIP experience, and families are welcome! Book your spot here.
When: Sunday, Jul 2, 2023 at 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: Marina Del Rey Hotel, 13534 Bali Way Marina del Rey, CA 90292
2. Celebrate with the community at the Fourth of July Parade in Santa Monica
The annual Fourth of July Parade in Santa Monica is back in town and returns to its classic route. As always, friends and families can catch the parade anywhere along the Main Street route as gorgeous classic cars and community organization floats make their way through the city. The official parade grandstand will be located in front of the Ocean Park Library at the corner of Ocean Park and Main Street. Learn more here!
When: July 4, 2023 at 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Location: The parade starts promptly at 9:30 a.m. at Pico and Main Street, traveling South on Main Street before turning right onto Marine, ending at Barnard Way.
3. Bring out your inner cowboy at Desert 5 Spot’s Rooftop Pool Party
Yeehaw! Saddle up and get on your swimsuits and cowboy boots for the Wild West Pool Party taking place at Desert 5 Spot. This event features the trading post by Jon & Jada, Buckeroo Bingo (with prizes of course), and a pop-up with Outlaw Tacos all accompanied with rooftop views and Hollywood as a backdrop. RSVP here!
When: Sunday, July 2, 2023 starting at 2 p.m. through Sunset
Location: Desert 5 Spot, 6516 Selma Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90028
4-11. Catch mesmerizing fireworks over Los Angeles
Nothing beats a classic firework show on Fourth of July – especially over the Los Angeles Skyline. No matter where you are in L.A. this Independence Day, surely you’ll be able to bring in another year of celebration with a bang! From fireworks in DTLA to glittering lights with seaside views, these are some of the best spots to catch fireworks in Los Angeles:
- Marina del Rey
- Hollywood Bowl
- Hollywood Forever Cemetery
- Dodgers Stadium
- Universal Studios Hollywood
- Long Beach Waterfront
- Grand Park In DTLA
When: Tuesday, July 4, 2023
So how are you celebrating this Fourth of July? Fortunately, there’s no wrong answers. So pet a bald eagle, eat some bacon, and revel in the freedom!