Where to Celebrate July 4th!

Covering Santa Monica, Brentwood, Pacific Palisades, Topanga, Venice, MDR, and MORE!

July 4, 2019

Are you looking for ways to celebrate July 4th in Santa Monica and the surrounding areas? 

We have all your Independence Day fun in Santa Monica, Pacific Palisades, Venice, Marina Del Rey, Brentwood, and Topanga— fireworks, parades, community picnics, and more — rounded up right here for you!

Here are 18 ways you can find your family fun on the Westside on July 4th and celebrate Independence Day:

13th Annual 4th of July Parade

July 4th, 9:30am - 12pm

Main Street in Santa Monica

Details: The parade will begin at Pico Boulevard on Main Street and will conclude at the southernmost beach parking lot.  Don't forget to wear your red, white, and blue!  All ages welcome!

For more information: See our calendar listing.

Pacific Palisades 4th of July Parade with Concert and Fireworks!

1:00pm - 10:00pm

Starting at Palisades Charter High School - 15777 Bowdoin St. Pacific Palisades. 

Details: General Admission is FREE and VIP Cost is $10 (children under 2 are FREE)  Be sure to look up in the sky around 2PM for the patriotic skydivers signaling the beginning of the PARADE.  The concert begins at 4:00pm and fireworks start at 9:00pm sharp. There will also be music, games, and food. 

For more information: See our calendar listing.

4th of July Night Market at the Bungalow

5:00pm - 11:00pm

The Bungalow Santa Monica 101 Wilshire Blvd. 

Details: Celebrate KCRW style right in front of the Fairmont Miramar with DJ's, food trucks, and lots of fun! 

For more information: See our calendar listing.

4th of July Barn Dance

11:00am - 4:00pm 

Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 Topanga Canyon Blvd. 

Details: A family-friendly hoe down with live music, pie-eating contest, cake walk, horseshoes, family games and BBQ.  Beer and wine available for purchase.  

For more information:  See our calendar listing.

July 4th Extravaganza

6:00pm - 9:30pm 

Warner Ranch Park & Valley Cultural Center, Woodland Hills, 5800 Topanga Canyon Blvd. 

Details: One of the most spectacular 15 minute fireworks displays in SoCal.  20 local restaurants cater, arts and crafts vendors, and a free concert.

For more information: See the event page. 

Marina Del Rey 4th of July Fireworks

Fireworks begin at 9:00pm!  Try to arrive by 1:00pm unless you're a local or can ride your bike into the Marina.  Head towards the jetty and the beach.  Fireworks are in the harbor at the end of the alphabet streets.  You can also view the fireworks from Burton Chace Park or Fisherman's Village. 

Marina Del Rey Peninsula

Details: The fireworks start at 9 p.m. and last 20 minutes. This is a popular event, with visitors traveling to the area from throughout the Southland.  Parking is limited and local street closures are planned to commence as early as 1 p.m. in some areas. We recommend that you arrive no later than 1 p.m. and plan to stay for the day.  Be prepared for a traffic jam trying to get out of the Marina after the fireworks.  

For more information: See the event page. 

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Don't forget, you can also drive out of the neighborhood and go to one of the following fun events in Los Angeles:

  • 4th of July Movie "E.T." and Fireworks at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery - 7:15pm arrival (movie begins at 9:00pm) - produced by Cinespia.
  • Los Angeles Dodgers 4th of July Extravaganza - 6:10pm - Dodgers vs. Padres and a Fireworks Finale! 
  • Hollywood Bowl - Nile Rodgers and CHIC with LA Philharmonic and Fireworks Finale!  7:30pm - Half off for kids 12 and under!
  • Americafest at the Rose Bowl - Get there as early as 12:00pm, doors open at 5:30pm, music, food, games, and Fireworks! 
  • Grand Park + The Music Center's 4th of July Block Party - 3:00pm, family-friendly activities, games, music, art, lots of food, and Fireworks!
  • July 4th Fireworks Spectacular at Universal Studios - enjoy the theme park and then get ready for Fireworks at 9:30pm
  • 4th of July Fireworks at Seaside Lagoon - Redondo Beach - music, food, activities for kids and Fireworks! 
  • 4th of July Celebration and Fireworks Spectacular at recreation Park, El Segundo - Begins at 5:00pm and Fireworks begin at 9:00pm
  • 4th of July at Disneyland - All day! 
  • Red, White, and Boom! at Legoland - 1:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Independence Day on the Back Bay - Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort - 2:30pm - 9:00pm
  • 4th of July at Descanso Beach Club on Catalina Island

Hope you all have a happy -- and safe! -- July 4th holiday wherever you are in your red, white, and blue!