Community Guide: Firework Shows in Los Angeles
Rose Bowl - Rose Bowl Stadium, Pasadena
AmericaFest at the Rose Bowl is an explosive celebration of all things red, white and blue. The fireworks won’t shoot off until 9pm, but the Rose Bowl will open at 2 pm with a goldmine of inflatable rides, games and crafts. If you don’t want to venture into the stadium (i.e. pay money), the show is viewable from the areas around the Arroyo, most easily accessible along the Colorado Street Bridge and, somewhat distantly, from parking garage rooftops in Old Pasadena.
Pacific Palisades, Palisades Charter High School, Pacific Palisades
Cruise on up to the Palisades for a beachy Independence Day extravaganza. Starting just before 2pm, a band of patriotic skydivers will descend from the stratosphere, kicking off the neighborhood’s colossal parade. The festivities continue with a concert (4pm) and fireworks (9pm), leaving nothing amiss from this year’s Fourth of July celebration.
Hollywood Bowl, Hollywood Bowl, Hollywood
Ring in another year of independence with a show at L.A.’s most iconic amphitheater. The Hollywood Bowl proudly hosts its annual multi-day Fourth of July party, complete with a concert and dazzling fireworks, starting at 7:30 pm. Nile Rodgers and Chic bring a bit of disco and funk to this fireworks-filled disco spectacle.
Marina Del Rey Burton Chace Park, Marina del Rey
There’s something about watching fireworks over the ocean. Every year in Marina del Rey, fireworks explode over the marina channel and spectators gather all over to watch: at Burton Chace Park or Fisherman’s Village (with synchronized music) as well as from Marina “Mother’s” Beach, waterfront hotels and restaurants, and on boats. Fireworks start at 9pm and last for about 20 minutes. Arrive early to the area’s county lots and take advantage of parking shuttles.