The best places to find festive 4th of July action in Southern California.
Celebrate the 4th at one of LA's most beloved institutions, the Rose Bowl. This big and bad fireworks display— choreographed and produced by Pyrospectaculars by Souza—is breathtaking to behold. Expect to find live motorcycle stunts and a special performance by Liverpool Legends, the Ultimate Beatles Experience, as well as 4th-friendly food and drinks.
1001 Rose Bowl Drive, Pasadena 800.745.3000
2 Hollywood Bowl July 4th Fireworks Spectacular
Who doesn't love the Hollywood Bowl? Day and night this year, enjoy a performance by Smokey Robinson and the Los Angeles Philharmonic along with your fireworks. It's magic, and a not so "quiet storm."
2301 N. Highland Ave., Hollywood 323.850.2000
3 The Queen Mary
Take a trip to the past this 4th in Long Beach during The Queen Mary's 2015 All-American July 4th Celebration. You'll be transported as far as 100 years past with entertainment such as a vintage traveling circus and carnival and the art of learning to jig at this all-day celebration before the fireworks display—one of the best in Southern California—goes off over the harbor.
1126 Queens Highway, Long Beach
4 Grand Park 4th of July Block Party
Downtown LA is going off in more ways than one. Celebrate the 4th with friends at the gorgeous gathering place of Grand Park with food, musical acts like Flypoet and Skin & Bones, and, of course, fireworks.
200 N. Grand Ave, Los Angeles 213.972.8080
Cinespia—the beloved summertime LA tradition of open-air movie-going at Hollywood Forever Cemetery—is celebrating the 4th in "Top Gun" style. Here you'll find Tom Cruise and Val Kilmer as well as "that loving feeling" followed by a professional fireworks show that will take your breath away.
Hollywood Forever Cemetery 6000 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angele