Did you know that an estimated amount of $2.4+ billion dollars will be spent in the U.S. on fireworks for 4th of July? When it comes to putting on a show, Los Angeles is one of the best cities in the world to do it. No matter where you are in L.A. this Independence Day, you’ll be able to bring in another year of celebration with a bang! We’ve gathered a list of 9 of the best firework shows to catch in town.
1. Rose Bowl
The Rose Bowl Stadium has hosted the AmericaFest 4th of July Celebration for 96 years counting! Join them on their 96th year for an amazing light show that includes musical guests Drake Milligan, Tia Simone, and Elle Duke. Get more details here.
2. Marina del Rey
Every year people go to the marina to gaze at fireworks exploding over the ocean. Plan to arrive early to the Burton Chace Park or Fishermans Village to watch the show with synchronized music! Fireworks start at 9 pm. Learn more here.
3. Hollywood Bowl
The Hollywood Bowl is known as one of the most iconic amphitheaters in the world, so you know they have a reputation to live up to. This weekend you’ll have a show in the sky and on stage by celebrating this magnificent holiday with two comedic legends! Steve Martin and Martin Short are tag-teaming the Hollywood Bowl July 2-4. Get more details here.
4. Hollywood Forever Cemetery
You’ll have a chance July 2-4 to fully entertain yourself with a movie and fireworks! Cinespia and Hollywood Forever are teaming up for 3 nights of festivities. July 2nd kicks off with a screening of “The Fast And The Furious” followed by fireworks. July 3rd also includes a light show with a screening of the iconic “Purple Rain.” Fourth of July finishes off with “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.” Again, be sure to stay after each movie because the venue will be putting on an incredible firework show with music! Get all the info here.
Disneyland has a firework show pretty much every night of the year. But on the 4th of July, state-of-the-art projections, show lighting and lasers will transform Main Street, U.S.A., Sleeping Beauty Castle and the façade of “it’s a small world” into a dazzling, family-fun dance party that goes sky-high with fireworks to celebrate the leader of the club, Mickey Mouse. Learn more here.
6. Dodgers Stadium
Nothing says Fourth of July like a Dodger Dog in one hand and a michelada in the other. What better way to celebrate a holiday than at Blue Heaven on Earth? Enjoy a baseball game followed by some gorgeous fireworks at Dodgers Stadium. In the event that you can’t make it out July 4th, Dodgers Stadium offers a firework show on game days that land on Friday. Definitely something to look forward to every weekend! Check out the full schedule here.
7. Universal Studios Hollywood
Universal Studios has you covered all weekend long with their weekend full of fireworks. Catch the spectacular lights from inside the park July 2nd, 3rd & 4th starting at 9P.M.! Ideal viewing areas are at Universal Plaza in the Upper Lo and near the TRANSFORMERS 3D Ride in the Lower Lot. Get the full scoop here.
8. Long Beach Waterfront
Enjoy a free colorful light show in Long Beach as it reflects in the gorgeous water. Viewing locations include the downtown waterfront, the Lions Lighthouse for Sight, Shoreline Village, Rainbow Harbor, and Marina Green. Find more info here.
9. Grand Park In DTLA
Grand Park is back with its annual 4th of July Block Party. Enjoy a party full of interactive art works, food, music, two stages featuring DJs as well as musical performances, dancing, as well as other fun surprises and incredible fireworks over Jerry Moss Plaza at The Music Center. Learn more about it here!