A Bright Night Out
Glorious displays of fireworks have long been associated with July Fourth, as food trucks, carnivals, face paint, themed clothes and tons of other revelers joining in the festivities have also now become the norm. Of course, there are tons of places to get in on the action. Check out where to celebrate our country’s independence by catching one of the dazzling displays highlighted below.
Revel in the vibrant energy of Downtown Los Angeles at the annual Fourth of July Block Party in Grand Park. With live music, over 40 food trucks and a thrilling firework display over the city, this is the hot place to be.
200 N. Grand Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90012
InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown
Not much for the crowd or the up-close booms? Rise above the iconic Los Angeles skyline to watch fireworks at eye-level in the city’s tallest skyscraper. Additionally, enjoy the tower’s bars, restaurants, and Instagram-worthy 70th-floor lounge while watching the show. You don’t even need a reservation!
900 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Join in for a full day of fun and festivity at the beautiful Santa Barbara waterfront and Stearns Wharf. Wander among food vendors and local shops while listening to live music. Afterwards, stay and watch their wonderful fireworks display.
217 Stearns Wharf
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
The Hollywood Bowl
The Hollywood Bowl can always be expected to provide a night of fun and entertainment, and Independence Day is no exception. With three evening shows on July 2, 3 and 4, watch performances of well-known musical acts joining the L.A. Philharmonic with a backdrop of stunning fireworks.
2301 N. Highland Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90068
Westlake Village will be celebrating its 6th Annual Fireworks Spectacular Show on the Fourth. As always, there is a variety of viewing location options. Choose from the Westlake Village Golf Course, Calvary Community Church, Westlake Village Inn and Bernice Bennett Park.
The 3rd of July Fireworks Extravaganza in Moorpark (yes, the day before the Fourth) is a can’t-miss Conejo Valley tradition. Family activities start at 4 p.m., followed by a massive fireworks display over Arroyo Vista Community Park.
Arroyo Vista Community Park
4550 Tierra Rejada Road
Moorpark, CA 93021
Although Malibu doesn’t have any public fireworks displays, it’s still possible to get an awesome view of some of the private shows over the water. Head to the beach on July 1 (along PCH) or the Fourth (at Paradise Cove) to catch these sights.
21600 Block of PCH (near Carbon Beach/La Costa)
Malibu, CA 90265
28128 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90265