The Fourth of July is Monday and Southern Californians are already celebrating. Fireworks, of course. But also concerts, races, laser shows, baseball, soccer, an electric light parade, bike parade, dog parade, festival of balloons parade, pancake breakfasts, Ironman race and Muscle Beach Competition. And where are the fireworks shows? Most everywhere! We’re probably having more this year than ever before.

Here’s a listing of fun activities, mostly outdoors, to consider:


Claremont Village Fun Run and 5k: Families and runners can gather in Memorial Park
for the Claremont Village Freedom 5000 1k/5k race. Medals are awarded to the first
three competitors to cross the finish line in each race, and first place recipients will win a new pair of running shoes.

Vets and Pets Dog Parade in Long Beach: Five service members and their pets will be honored at the dog parade for their dedication to the community. The event will take place in downtown Long Beach.

Fantasy writer Victoria Aveyard Discusses and Signs New Book: Aveyard will sit down with young adult author Alexandra Overy to discuss Aveyard’s latest novel Blade Breaker at Diesel at Brentwood Country Mart. Blade Breaker is the sequel to the New York Times bestselling Realm Breaker, a high fantasy novel in the vein of Garth Nix or J. R. R. Tolkein.

Summer Soundwaves Concerts at the Pico Library: Trumpet player Dan Rosenboom and his quintet will perform at the Pico Library in Santa Monica. Rosenboom has played with the LA Philharmonic, and has recorded with John Williams and Danny Elfman. He runs indie-jazz label Orenda Records.

Racing and Fireworks in Irwindale: Celebrate July 4th weekend at the speedway. Gates
open at 4 p.m.

Fireworks Spectacular in Baldwin Park: Sierra Vista High School will host a free concert and fireworks show for Fourth of July Weekend starting at 5 p.m. Wild Child will play the music of The Doors. Synchronized fireworks will start promptly at 9:05 p.m.

Fireworks in Downtown Arcadia: From 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. the downtown area of Arcadia will host food trucks, live music and a fireworks show for families. At 7 p.m. there will be a giveaway of four bikes from REI and two Dodgers tickets.

Fireworks Spectacular in Pico Rivera: At El Rancho High School the city will bring in
inflatable amusements, live music and of course, fireworks.

Rock n’ Country Jam and Fireworks in Simi Valley: The Kiwanis Club of Simi Valley will
put up an all day music fest followed by a fireworks show at the Rancho Santa Susana
Community Park. Acts include Justin Honsinger, Fantastic Diamond, Famdamly and

El Monte’s 4th of July Celebration: Kicking off with a Boxing Show at 2 p.m. and ending
with fireworks at 9 p.m., El Monte is celebrating the holiday weekend.

Steve Martin & Martin Short and Fireworks: Come for the comedy and music, stay for the celebration at the Hollywood Bowl. The beloved duo will share the stage with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Jeff Babko and The Steep Canyon Rangers.

Fast & The Furious & Fireworks: Cinespia brings the paramount movie of the franchise
to Hollywood Forever Cemetery, followed by a fireworks show.

Monterey Park Fireworks: From 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in Barnes Park the city will host a
fireworks show.


Village Runner 5k and Fun Run in Redondo Beach: At Village Runner there will be a 5k
race and Firecracker Dash race for children 4-9.

Artesia Hosts Competition and Movie Night: The annual Over The Line Tournament
kicks off at 8 a.m. followed by an 8 p.m. screening of Ghostbusters: Afterlife in the park.

Fireworks in Culver City: Starting at 3:30, families are invited to West Los Angeles
College for food, live music and a fireworks display at dusk.

Fireworks in Duarte: Chico and the Band will entertain the masses gathering at Duarte Sports Park at 6 p.m. for food, shopping and eventual fireworks show. Picnic tables are available to reserve online.

Laser Lights in Lynwood: Starting at 2pm, families are invited to enjoy music, food trucks and a laser lights show.

Salute to the Troops in Manhattan Beach: The city will thank the troops this July 4th weekend with a picnic and concert at the Polliwog Park Amphitheater. The Satin Dollz choral ensemble will perform.

Moorpark Fireworks Extravaganza: At the Arroyo Vista Community Park there will be food trucks, games, music and more leading up to a fireworks display.

Picnic and Fireworks in Ventura: The annual celebration returns to Ventura college.

Steve Martin & Martin Short and Fireworks: Come for the comedy and music, stay for the celebration at the Hollywood Bowl. The beloved duo will share the stage with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Jeff Babko and The Steep Canyon Rangers.

The Electric Lights Parade in Venice: Catch the bikes with lights caravan on the boardwalk for a trippy night time adventure.

Purple Rain and Fireworks: Cinespia will show the Prince classic at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, followed by a fireworks display.

Big Bang on the Bay in Long Beach: Boathouse on the Bay is serving BBQ and seating for the regatta and fireworks show.


Bike Parade in Long Beach: Justin Rudd’s ‘Great American 4th of July Kids Bike Parade’ comes to Belmont Shore. There will be a kids patriotic speech contest followed by the parade at the Granada Avenue Boat Launch Ramp. Registration for the Bike Parade is open for free online. 

Pancake Breakfast in Claremont: This fourth of July, Claremont will host a pancake breakfast in Memorial Park starting at 9 a.m. 

La Verne Pancake Breakfast and Parade: The breakfast starts at 6:30 a.m. followed by the parade at 10 a.m. 

Newbury Park Pancake Breakfast and Celebration: Starting at 8 a.m. in the Borchard Community Center will be the Pancake Breakfast followed by a Homerun Derby. Starting at 5 p.m. Conejo Community Park will host a concert and food, followed by fireworks at 9 p.m.

Pacific Palisades Fun Run and 5k: The races will start at the Palisades Recreation Center at 8:15 a.m. 

Santa Monica Parade: Starting at 9:30 a.m. there will be a parade down Main Street from Marine to Pico. 

Pacific Palisades Parade: The local parade starts at 1 p.m. 

Pasadena Festival of Balloons Parade: At the South Pasadena Public Library families can watch the parade. 

Sunland Parade: Starting at 10 a.m. at Sunland Park. 

Mr. And Mrs. Muscle Beach Competition: Head to Venice to the famed recreation area for an iconic bodybuilding competition. 

4th of July in El Segundo: Starting at 10 a.m. in Recreation Park, there will be contests, food and family events. 

Ventura Parade and Street Fair: Head to Mainstreet in downtown Ventura at 10 a.m. for the parade, and stay for the street fair. Food, artisan vendors and more. 

Pool Party in Manhattan Beach: Begg Pool will open at 10 a.m. with $5 admission. 

The LAX Coastal Parade: Starting at 11 a.m. a parade will march down Loyola Blvd. for the Holiday. 

Rancho Palos Verdes Fourth of July Celebration: From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., families are invited to Rancho Palos Verdes Civic Center to enjoy food trucks, live music and more. 

Simi Valley Fourth of July Celebration: Head to the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library for arts  and crafts, games and more for an afternoon of family fun. 

Grand Park Block Party: Musical acts include DJ Francesca Harding, Afro Funke’, DJ Monalisa and more. The night will be capped with fireworks at 9 p.m. 

Hermosa Beach Ironman Race: The race consists of a mile long run, mile long paddle, and chugging of a six pack of beer. 

Americafest at the Rose Bowl: Head to Pasadena for the 96th annual Amerifest concert. Performances from Drake Milligan, Tia Simone, Haylee Joe and more. 

Fireworks in Alhambra: Gather in Almansor Park for a fireworks show at 9 p.m. Gates open at 4 p.m. for lawn vendors and food, with entertainment from Xen and Wong Quadruplets. 

Fireworks in Artesia: Starting at 4 p.m. families are welcomed with live music and games, followed by a 9 p.m. fireworks display. 

Starlight Bowl Concert and Fireworks: The Starlight Bowl in Burbank hosts the pop vocal group The Company Men and the Soul of Broadway. The concert will be followed by a fireworks display. 

Calabasas Fireworks: Tickets are sold out for the event at Calabasas High School. There will be a family fun zone with a DJ, games, inflatables and more open at 5 p.m. followed by an evening of fireworks. 

Fireworks in Camarillo: The Camarillo Premium Outlet will host the viewing for the annual fireworks show at 9 p.m. 

LA Galaxy Soccer Match and Fireworks: See Los Angeles face off against Montreal and stay for a fireworks show. 

Cerritos Fourth of July Celebration: The Cerritos Civic Center will open at 5 p.m. for rides, games, music and more before an evening fireworks show for the holiday. 

Crescenta Valley Fireworks: At Crescenta Valley High School gates open at 4 p.m. for family fun before a fireworks show after dark. 

Long Beach Fireworks: Starting at 9 p.m. at Queensway Bay there will be a fireworks show. 

Fireworks in Marina Del Rey: The fireworks begin at 9 p.m. and launch off L.A.’s Marina. But parking can be a challenge, so it’s best to get there early, have a picnic on the beach or dinner in the Marina and get ready for one of the best fireworks shows on earth! (Well, that’s what the sponsors say.)

Monrovia Fireworks: Cold Duck will perform a concert at 7 p.m. before fireworks at 9 p.m. 

Crescenta Valley 4th of July: There will be a fireworks show put on by the city. 

Pico Rivera Freedom Fest: Freedom City Church brings families together at the Pico Rivera Sports Arena. There will be food, games and more followed by evening fireworks show. 

Fireworks in Pomona: Hosted by Comedians Paul Rodriguez and Tommy Davidson, there will be musical performances from Jaquees, Ray J and more, followed by fireworks. 

Porter Ranch Fireworks: Fireworks begin at 9 p.m. and can be seen from Shepherd Church. 

Redondo Beach Fireworks in Riviera Village: Starting at 2 p.m. with food and live music followed by evening fireworks. 

Redondo Beach Fireworks in Seaside Lagoon: The lagoon opens at noon, and followed by fireworks at 9 p.m. 

San Marino 4th of July Celebration: Gates open at 7 a.m. for the morning parade. Family fun throughout the day followed by evening fireworks show. 

Fireworks in San Pedro: At Cabrillo Beach there will be music, dancing and more followed by a fireworks display. 

Fireworks in Santa Clarita: At 9:15 p.m. there will be fireworks from the Westfield Valencia Town Center. 

Torrance Fireworks: At the Torrance Civic Center there will be a fireworks show starting at 9 p.m.

Walnut Pooch Parade and Fireworks: Starting at 6 p.m. at Suzanne Park there will be a pooch parade, pie eating contest, facepainting and more followed by evening fireworks. 

Westlake Village Parade and Fireworks: Starting at 9:30 a.m., the parade will take off down Lakeview Canyon Road. Fireworks will begin around 5 p.m. 

Woodland Hills Fireworks: Councilman Bob Blumenfield presents a fireworks show from Warner Park.


L.A. Black Pride: Events across Los Angeles this weekend celebrating Black Pride,
including at kick off event at the Chapel at the Abbey in West Hollywood, a Black marketplace at Neuhouse Hollywood and more.

Anime Expo: The annual celebration of Japanese animated pop culture returns to Los Angeles. Panelists of Voice Over actors, a maid and butler cafe, cosplay contests and more at the L.A. Convention Center in downtown L.A.

Catch a Dodgers Game: Watch L.A. square off against the San Diego Padres and catch the post game fireworks display on Friday night.

Fireworks at Universal Studios: The Hollywood theme park is celebrating the 4th of July all weekend with fireworks displays.

Fireworks at Magic Mountain: The Santa Clarita theme park is celebrating 4th of July all weekend with fireworks displays.

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