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

Looking for things to do on this 4th of July weekend? Take advantage of the holiday and embark on a relaxing getaway to L.A. There are plenty of exciting and fun activities to explore in Los Angeles this Independence Day.

From parades to fireworks, there are dozens of ways to get your patriotism on! Here are some of our recommendations for the ultimate celebration spots in the city.

If you’re thinking about doing and seeing a lot during your trip, consider an all-inclusive Go Los Angeles® Card, which can save you up to 55% on combined admission prices. Or, customize your own pass with two or more attractions and save a guaranteed 15-20%.

Knott’s Berry Farm Celebrates The 4th Of July

July 4th, 2015

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 – 12am, there is more time to enjoy all that Knott’s has to offer. Visit for the entertainment show schedule.

4th of July Block Party – Grand Park

July 4th, 2015

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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, 2015 @ 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!

89th Americafest Celebration – Rosebowl

July 4, 2015


AmericaFest at the Rose Bowl is one of the most well-known Fourth 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) and an Elvis tribute band. Kids will delight in a large screen viewing of Despicable Me 2, and everyone will love the amazing pyrotechnics and motorcycle stunts.

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

July 4th Summertime Reunion Party – The Canyon

July 4, 2015

Looking to hit up one of the area’s hottest concerts this holiday weekend? Then you won’t want to miss the July 4th Summertime Reunion Party, hosted by Live Nation. Expect top artists from pop and hip-hop from around the world.

While tickets are a bit pricey for this event, if you’re in the mood for a giant musical party, then this is the place for you.

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, rent a bike, hike Griffith Park to the Hollywood sign, or 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.

Hollywood Attractions to Visit

Some of the best American tributes to Independence Day have come out of Hollywood – so why not take the opportunity to explore the magic of Tinseltown behind the scenes at a few Hollywood attractions. Scope out the props, artifacts, and exhibits at the historic Hollywood Museum, or take a tour of celebrity homes.

So whatever strikes your fancy this 4th of July weekend, check out a few top holiday attractions to help celebrate America’s birthday in style. And remember, if you’re planning on doing a lot, a Go Los Angeles® Card can save you up to 55% on admission!

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