Southern California will take flight again for the 4th of July, providing sparkling spectacles in the form of fireworks for the enjoyment of the whole family.
Since Independence Day falls on a Monday in 2022, some events will take place over the weekend.
Here are the best places for skywatchers to catch shows.
hollywood bowl: Celebrating its 100th anniversary this year, this famous venue will host a fireworks display on the 4th of July with Steve Martin and Martin Short. There are shows on Saturday, Sunday and Monday starting at 7:30 p.m. Thomas Wilkins and the Los Angeles Philharmonic join these comedic legends for a 4th of July tradition in the heart of Hollywood. Ticket prices range from $21 to $305.
America Day: Join the Rose Bowl for its 96th annual Americafest. There will be a motocross show and to end the evening they will host a 30 minute fireworks display. Tickets start at $20.
THE 4th of July Block Party: If you find yourself in Downtown LA, the 4th of July Block Party will feature food trucks and live music. The event starts at noon in front of the Grand Parc and the Music Center.
Cinespia: Looking for a unique 4th of July celebration? Cinespia is the place to be. Step back to the 80s and watch “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” at Hollywood Forever Cemetery before ending the night with a fireworks display. Doors open at 7:15 p.m. and the show starts at 9 p.m. Prepare a blanket to sit on.
Apple Valley Freedom Festival: Celebrate in the town of Apple Valley where they will be hosting a fireworks show, live entertainment and a beer garden. The celebration will take place July 4 from 2-9 p.m. at the Lenny Brewster Sports Center, 21024 Otoe Rd. Parking and admission are free.
Rotary Club of Ventura: Begin the celebration early on July 3 with the Rotary Club of Ventura. The club says it will be held at Ventura College Athletic Fields, where families can stretch out on acres of lawns. On the program, a fireworks display, plus: “live music, food vendors, a Kids Fun Zone, and what we like to call ‘the friendliest picnic in America’!”
4th of July Fireworks at Marina Del Rey: Watch the sky sparkle with the sea beneath you at Marina Del Rey. You can watch the sky and sea glisten from a number of beachfront restaurants or from Fisherman’s Village. If you want the best seat in the house, the tourist board says you can rent a yacht. It all happens on Monday.
While the fireworks display starts at 9pm and lasts 20 minutes, the tourist board warns it is a very popular event so visitors should “plan to arrive as early as 1pm and stay in the Marina to avoid traffic.
The First United Methodist Church in Shoreto the side : The First United Methodist Church will celebrate its 150th anniversary on July 4. To mark the momentous occasion, the church will host a fireworks show on Monday July 4th. The church asks for a $5 donation and reminds revelers that the parking lot opens at 5:30 p.m., spaces fill up quickly.
Dana Point: Join the local festivities at Dana Point where North American WWII AT-6 planes will fly over, and after that they will put on a fireworks show. It’s happening Monday, July 4 from 9-9:30 p.m. at Doheny State Beach:
25300 Dana Point Harbor Drive, Dana Point.
Big Bear 4th of July Fireworks Show: If you find yourself planning a weekend getaway this Independence Day, watch the fireworks over the lake surrounded by nature. Big Bear will have its own spectacular fireworks display. Grab a blanket and get cozy with a panoramic view of the fireworks at 7,000 feet above sea level. The free show is from 8:45 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. There is also an “Above the Boom” party starting at 7 p.m. at Snow Summit, 880 Summit Blvd., Big Bear Lake.