Where to see Independence Day fireworks in LA County, July 2-4

Fireworks explode over the Rose Bowl during the 95th Annual AmericaFest in Pasadena, Calif., on Sunday, July 4, 2021. The event welcomed a full capacity crowd after hosting a virtual-event last year due to the global pandemic. (Photo by Trevor Stamp, Contributing Photographer)


Fireworks explode over the Rose Bowl during the 95th Annual AmericaFest in Pasadena, CA, on Sunday, July 4, 2021. (Photo by Trevor Stamp, Contributing Photographer)


Celebrating Fourth of July 2022 is a go! Professional fireworks and some laser displays and a drone show, July 2-4, with many events being free admission but some requiring advance ticket purchase only.

Here is a sampling of regional July 4th weekend events, in the Los Angeles County region, including Santa Barbara and Ventura counties.


July 2-4



July 4th Fireworks Spectacular at the Hollywood Bowl: Fun from Steve Martin and Martin Short, and with Thomas Wilkins conducting the Los Angeles Philharmonic in patriotic music favorites, 7:30 p.m. July 2-4. Gates open, 5:30 p.m. Tickets $21 and up. 2301 N. Highland Ave. 323-850-2000. www.hollywoodbowl.com

Hollywood Forever Cemetery: Three nights of movies and fireworks. Screening of “The Fast and the Furious” (2001), July 2 (tickets: bit.ly/3HEUqO7). Screening of “Purple Rain” (1984), 9 p.m. July 3 (tickets: bit.ly/3QvzvAW). Screening of “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” (1986), 9 p.m. (tickets: bit.ly/3HHqpgw). All movies are followed by fireworks show. Gates open for picnicking or food purchases, 7:15 p.m. Tickets $44. Check website for parking options and fees. 6000 Santa Monica Blvd. cinespia.org

Universal City

Universal Studios Hollywood: The theme park will have a fireworks display around 9 p.m. all three nights. Park hours: 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Tickets $139 and up online for July 2-3 and $134 for July 4.; check website for other ticket prices including Universal Express for bypassing general queue at most rides and shows. Parking $30 and up ($10 after 5 p.m.); see other parking option fees on the website. 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City. General information, 800-864-8377; Tickets, 866-258-6546. www.universalstudioshollywood.com


Six Flags Magic Mountain Coca-Cola July 4th Fest: The theme park is open and fireworks and laser show with patriotic music, July 2-4. Hours: 10:30 a.m.-10 p.m. July 2-4. Fireworks, 9:15 p.m. (Best viewing areas: Full Throttle Plaza and Main Gate Plaza). Admission $80 (in advance online; see options for passes and other add-ons; parking $35-$45). 26101 Magic Mountain Parkway, Valencia. www.sixflags.com/magicmountain/events/coca-cola-july-4th-fest

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July 2



Patriotic Festival and Fireworks: 5-9:30 p.m. Festival is at First Avenue and Huntington Drive. Fireworks show, 9 p.m. at First Avenue Middle School, 301 S. First St. Updates on Facebook: bit.ly/3zQ3RII. Details on the festival: lp.constantcontactpages.com/cu/DcWMNxw/PatrioticFest2022

Monterey Park

City of Monterey Park Independence Day Fireworks Show: Live entertainment, 6-9 p.m. Fireworks, 9 p.m. Barnes Park, 350 S. McPherrin Ave. 626-307-1388. www.montereypark.ca.gov/687/Independence-Day-Celebration

San Fernando

Red, White and Lights – Laser Show Fourth of July Celebration: Event includes music by Tina Michelle and the Rhinestone Cowboys with line dancing demonstrations, family activities and carnival games, artisan and food trucks vendors, 6-9:30 p.m. Downtown San Fernando Mall. 818-898-1290. ci.san-fernando.ca.us/sfrecreation/#fourth-of-july-celebration

Simi Valley

Star Spangled Rock ‘N Country Jam and Fireworks Celebration: Event includes music, a kid’s fun zone, beer and wine garden, food booths and arts and crafts vendors. Doors open at noon. Fireworks, 9 p.m. Free admission or VIP admission, $80 and $40 ages 12 and younger (more information and …read more

Source:: Los Angeles Daily News

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