Things to Do in Los Angeles 4th of July 2016 Weekend

Looking for things to do this 4th of July weekend in the LA area? Take advantage of the long weekend and embark on a relaxing getaway to L.A.

From parades to fireworks, there are plenty of ways to get your patriotism on!

If you’re looking for things to do in Los Angeles 4th of July 2016, check out our list of the best local activities and attractions, including…

  • Knott’s Berry Farm Celebrates The 4th Of July
  • 4th of July Block Party – Grand Park
  • Marina del Rey Fireworks
  • Americafest Celebration – Rosebowl
  • and more…

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Regular admission to a number of the below fun Los Angeles attractions are included on the Go Los Angeles® Card.

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Please note, the special events taking place at these attractions may be separately ticketed and not included on the Go Los Angeles Card.

Knott’s Berry Farm Celebrates The 4th Of July

July 4th, 2016

Knott's Berry Farm_Fireworks Image LargeCelebrate Independence Day at Knott’s Berry Farm with world class live entertainment and a spectacular fireworks show the whole family will love.

In addition to the full lineup of summer shows, like the all new ice show Blockbuster Beagle, the Mountain Fifes and Drums musical group will hold special patriotic performances at Knott’s Berry Farm in Calico Square at 12:00pm & 2:00pm.

With extended hours, 10am – 11pm, there is more time to enjoy all that Knott’s has to offer. Visit for the entertainment show schedule.

The Wallking Dead – OPENING July 4th, 2016

Image Credit: Universal Studios Hollywood

Image Credit: Universal Studios Hollywood

Universal Studios Hollywood unlocked the iconic “Don’t’ Open, Dead Inside” doors to usher in its all-new “The Walking Dead” permanent daytime attraction, based on AMC’s top-rated television series and the most watched show in cable television history, which officially opens to the public on Monday, July 4.

“‘The Walking Dead’ is a phenomenon that has successfully and consistently affected the psyche of viewers on a global basis since its debut,” said Larry Kurzweil, President of Universal Studios Hollywood.  “We’re taking its authenticity to the next level by collaborating with the show’s award-winning production team to create a thrilling, living representation of the series that can only be experienced at Universal Studios Hollywood.”

A 3, 5, or 7-Day Go Los Angeles® Card includes Universal Studios Hollywood tickets.

4th of July Block Party – Grand Park

July 4th, 2016 @ 2:00 pm

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Head on over to Grand Park for a free, family-friendly block party.

Spend the day picnicking as you enjoy live music and performances. Experience an amazing light and pyro show in Downtown Los Angeles, beginning after sunset.

Food options are provided by a variety of Los Angeles’s finest food trucks.

Marina del Rey Fireworks

July 4, 2016 @ 9:00pm

Returning again this year, the Marina Del Rey fireworks boast a twenty minute presentation followed by a spectacular finale.

Watch the stunning display set to the synchronized music on KXLU 88.9FM from Burton Chance Park or Fisherman’s Village for the best viewing experience.

Fireworks are shot from a barge across from the Marina’s main channel, lighting up both the sea and the sky.

Though the fireworks start at 9 PM, you can spend all day at Marina del Rey. Bring a picnic and a blanket to spread out on the lawn, or make it a special occasion by dining at one of many seaside restaurants.

Ample parking options are provided nearby for a small fee, but the fireworks display is free for the whole family!

Americafest Celebration – Rosebowl

July 4, 2016


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AmericaFest at the Rose Bowl is one of the most well-known 4th of July events in L.A. In fact, it features one of the largest fireworks displays in all of Southern California.

This event is one rocking celebration. You’ll enjoy delightful music from a killer Beatles cover band (the Liverpool Legends). Everyone will love the amazing pyrotechnics and motorcycle stunts.

There will also be plenty of food and craft vendors for you to explore.

Outdoor Activities in L.A.

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One of the best things about visiting sunny Los Angeles is the plethora of opportunities you have to enjoy fun in the sun.

If you’re a fan of amusement parks, you have your pick of some of the nation’s best, from Six Flags Magic Mountain to Knott’s Berry Farm.

If you prefer to be active outdoors, a few great things to do include…

  • rent some bikes and ride around
  • hike Griffith Park to get a great view of the Hollywood sign
  • roam the lush beauty of the Botanical Gardens

Of course, there are also plenty of opportunities to swim, snorkel, kayak, and sunbathe at nearby beaches like Santa Monica.

Remember to Save on Attraction Admission

So there you have it. Our list of some fun and exciting things to do in the Los Angeles area this 4th of July weekend.

Remember, several of these great attraction options are included on the Go Los Angeles Card, where you can save up to 55% on combined admission vs paying at the gate.

Please note, the 4th of July events taking place at some of these attractions may be separately ticketed and not included with the Go Los Angeles Card.

Consider adding a few of these fun options to your summer vacation itinerary.

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