One of the best things about the 4th of July is getting to watch the fireworks go off. If you happen to live in the Los Angeles area, here are a few places where you can watch fireworks this 4th of July!
The 4th of July Extravaganza at the L.A. Coliseum will bring in thousands of spectators this year. The event begins at noon with games, food, music and rides. The fireworks start at 9:00pm and the official viewing area for the show is on Christmas Tree Lane, but many people like to also watch them from the lawn of the Natural History Museum. The event is free to the public.
Not only does the Griffith Observatory offer exceptional views of the twinkling stars above, it also makes a terrific place to watch the fireworks explode over the city.
Grand Park + The Music Center’s 4th of July Block Party
The Independence Day celebration at Grand Park is one of the best in the area. Live music and food vendors will be displayed over five city blocks from 3pm to 9:30pm. The fireworks display starts at 9:00pm and they’ll be launched from the roof of the Dorothy Chandler Pavillion.
Rose Bowl Stadium
The stadium will be hosting the 93rd annual AmericaFest presented by Honda this year. Once the sun goes down, NASA will be presented live from mission control at 8:50pm and there will be a huge fireworks show at 9pm. Some even say this is the largest fireworks display in all of Southern California! Don’t miss out on the special performances before the firework show!
Marina del Rey
Marina del Rey is a great spot to watch the fireworks display from the barges in the water. Start your day with a barbecue at Burton Chace Park and then make your way to Fisherman’s Village for the best view of the fireworks show, which is one of the biggest and most popular.
The Queen Mary
All aboard! The Queen Mary will feature a day of entertainment for the whole family starting at 2pm. Enjoy a live DJ & band, face painting, inflatable jumper, trackless train ride, and even a Carnival & Circus. End your day with one of the best fireworks shows in Southern California, right on the ship. Tickets start at $44. You also have the option of seeing the show from the Long Beach beach.