5 Epic Places to Watch 4th of July Fireworks in SoCal


Here are our picks for the five most epic places to watch the Fourth of July fireworks in Southern California, from Disneyland to the Queen Mary.

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  1. THE HOLLYWOOD BOWL Ring in the 4th at The Hollywood Bowl, which offers a dazzling fireworks display, a performance by iconic rock band Chicago and plenty of gourmet fare courtesy of the nation’s 2016 James Beard winning Outstanding Chef Suzanne Goin. 
  2. THE ROSE BOWL Who can resist the allure of pure Americana at Pasadena’s Rose Bowl? Soak up Americanist here on the 4th—which pays homage to all things red, white, blue and patriotic—including standard American fare, a motorcycle stunt show and an awesome fireworks display. f all things red, white and blue—from the classic American food, to a motorcycle stunt show, to the world-renowned fireworks display.



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3. THE HOLLYWOOD FOREVER CEMETERY. Though technically the Hollywood Forever/Cinespia fireworks take place on July 3, who can resist LA’s most iconic cemetery movie screening location coupled with fireworks and Greased Lightning? Yes, you read that right: Danny Zuko and Sandy Olsson are back together and better than ever on this night. Don’t miss having a quintessential and totally magical Hollywood moment of your own.

4. THE LONG BEACH FIREWORKS FROM THE QUEEN MARY. Board this iconic ship at Long Beach Pier and enjoy a day of revelry before the feature attraction at night. Start your patriotic journey on the east coast as you enter through a Colonial Front Line complete with a patriotic opening ceromony. As guests enter they will find themselves in a Coney Island style carnival and circus, showcasing aerialists and acrobats, patriotic entertainment, strolling performers, plus carnival games, face painting, caricatures, carnival treats, inflatable jumper & trackless train rides. There’s also a Nashville tailgate with a country band, line dancing and Texas Hold ‘Em. In the deep south of Louisiana you’ll find a New Orleans marching band; in Hollywood hip hop dancers and a DJ and in Hawaii, hula dancers, luau lounges and Hawaiian hangouts. Oh yeah, and there’s fireworks, too.

Fireworks at Disneyland
Fireworks at Disneyland

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5. DISNEYLAND. How could we not save the best for last? Though there are fireworks every evening at the Magic Kingdom, Disney’s July 4th fireworks are special. Tonight you’ll enjoy “Celebrate America – A Fourth of July Concert in the Sky.” Believe in the magic.