Fireworks explode over the Rose Bowl during the 95th Annual AmericaFest in Pasadena, Calif., on Sunday, July 4, 2021. The event welcomed a full capacity crowd after hosting a virtual-event last year due to the global pandemic. (Photo by Trevor Stamp, Contributing Photographer)
Fireworks explode over the Rose Bowl during the 95th Annual AmericaFest in Pasadena, CA, on Sunday, July 4, 2021. (Photo by Trevor Stamp, Contributing Photographer)

Celebrating Fourth of July 2022 is a go! Professional fireworks and some laser displays and a drone show, July 2-4, with many events being free admission but some requiring advance ticket purchase only.

Here is a sampling of regional July 4th weekend events, in the Los Angeles County region, including Santa Barbara and Ventura counties.

July 2-4

Hollywood

July 4th Fireworks Spectacular at the Hollywood Bowl: Fun from Steve Martin and Martin Short, and with Thomas Wilkins conducting the Los Angeles Philharmonic in patriotic music favorites, 7:30 p.m. July 2-4. Gates open, 5:30 p.m. Tickets $21 and up. 2301 N. Highland Ave. 323-850-2000. www.hollywoodbowl.com

Hollywood Forever Cemetery: Three nights of movies and fireworks. Screening of “The Fast and the Furious” (2001), July 2 (tickets: bit.ly/3HEUqO7). Screening of “Purple Rain” (1984), 9 p.m. July 3 (tickets: bit.ly/3QvzvAW). Screening of “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” (1986), 9 p.m. (tickets: bit.ly/3HHqpgw). All movies are followed by fireworks show. Gates open for picnicking or food purchases, 7:15 p.m. Tickets $44. Check website for parking options and fees. 6000 Santa Monica Blvd. cinespia.org

Universal City

Universal Studios Hollywood: The theme park will have a fireworks display around 9 p.m. all three nights. Park hours: 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Tickets $139 and up online for July 2-3 and $134 for July 4.; check website for other ticket prices including Universal Express for bypassing general queue at most rides and shows. Parking $30 and up ($10 after 5 p.m.); see other parking option fees on the website. 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City. General information, 800-864-8377; Tickets, 866-258-6546. www.universalstudioshollywood.com

Valencia

Six Flags Magic Mountain Coca-Cola July 4th Fest: The theme park is open and fireworks and laser show with patriotic music, July 2-4. Hours: 10:30 a.m.-10 p.m. July 2-4. Fireworks, 9:15 p.m. (Best viewing areas: Full Throttle Plaza and Main Gate Plaza). Admission $80 (in advance online; see options for passes and other add-ons; parking $35-$45). 26101 Magic Mountain Parkway, Valencia. www.sixflags.com/magicmountain/events/coca-cola-july-4th-fest

July 2

Arcadia

Patriotic Festival and Fireworks: 5-9:30 p.m. Festival is at First Avenue and Huntington Drive. Fireworks show, 9 p.m. at First Avenue Middle School, 301 S. First St. Updates on Facebook: bit.ly/3zQ3RII. Details on the festival: lp.constantcontactpages.com/cu/DcWMNxw/PatrioticFest2022

Monterey Park

City of Monterey Park Independence Day Fireworks Show: Live entertainment, 6-9 p.m. Fireworks, 9 p.m. Barnes Park, 350 S. McPherrin Ave. 626-307-1388. www.montereypark.ca.gov/687/Independence-Day-Celebration

San Fernando

Red, White and Lights – Laser Show Fourth of July Celebration: Event includes music by Tina Michelle and the Rhinestone Cowboys with line dancing demonstrations, family activities and carnival games, artisan and food trucks vendors, 6-9:30 p.m. Downtown San Fernando Mall. 818-898-1290. ci.san-fernando.ca.us/sfrecreation/#fourth-of-july-celebration

Simi Valley

Star Spangled Rock ‘N Country Jam and Fireworks Celebration: Event includes music, a kid’s fun zone, beer and wine garden, food booths and arts and crafts vendors. Doors open at noon. Fireworks, 9 p.m. Free admission or VIP admission, $80 and $40 ages 12 and younger (more information and to purchase here: starspangledsimi.com/vip-tickets). Entertainment line-up: bit.ly/3Oh4O0T. Bring a blanket or lawn chair for seating. Event is sponsored by Kiwanis Club of Simi Valley, the City of Simi Valley and Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District. Parking: Simi Valley Metrolink Station, 5050 E. Los Angeles Ave., or Simi Valley High School, 5400 Cochran St. (shuttle runs, 10 a.m.-11 p.m.). Rancho Santa Susana Community Park, 5005 E. Los Angeles Ave. 805-587-5100. Flyer: simi-valley.kiwanisone.org. starspangledsimi.com

South El Monte

City of South El Monte 4th of July Celebration: Event includes park activities and food, 2-9 p.m. (see the flyer for a variety of activities including swimming times). Entertainment: Pulp Vixen, 3-5 p.m., and the Funk Y Hippeez, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Fireworks, 9 p.m. (launched from South El Monte High School on Durfee Avenue, but watch from the park). New Temple Park, 1450 Lidcombe Ave. Flyer: bit.ly/3HHGT8v

July 3

Duarte

City of Duarte Independence Day Celebration and Fireworks: Live music by Chico the band, family play area, food trucks and vendor booths, 6 p.m. Fireworks, 9 p.m. Duarte Sports Park, 1401 Central Ave. 626-357-7931. Details: bit.ly/3y5D7lS

Long Beach

Big Bang on the Bay: The Boathouse on the Bay holds the event with options for dining, 5:30 p.m. Fireworks show, 9 p.m. “Block Party” event tickets, $75; $30 ages 10 and younger (Naples Rib Company will serve dinner, buffet style, outdoors. The block party has two bars with beer, wine, and cocktails). Boathouse dining tickets, $120 indoors; $180 sidewalk (full-service catered dinner by Naples Rib Company; includes full access to the block party and your reserved seat for the entirety of the evening; ticket price includes your dinner and tip; drinks extra). 190 N. Marina Drive. 562-493-1100. Details and purchase tickets here: boathouseonthebay.com/big-bang/

Lynwood

City of Lynwood Independence Day Fireworks Show: The day kicks off with lawn games, live entertainment and food trucks, 2 p.m. Fireworks, around 9 p.m. Lynwood City Park, 11301 Bullis Road. 310-603-0220, Ext. 319. Flyer: www.facebook.com/mylynwood.ca

Moorpark

Third of July Fireworks Extravaganza: Gates open, 4 p.m. Concerts, 5 (the band Decadent Decades) and 7:30 p.m. (the Smokin’ Cobras). Flag presentation, 7 p.m. Fireworks, 9 p.m. Bring a blanket or low-back lawn chair and picnic dinner. Food court. Admission, $8, in advance (free for babies under one year); $10 at the door (cash only). Limited parking at the park; $5 for parking (must be purchased in advance and you must have tickets purchased in advance). Arroyo Vista Community Park, 4550 Tierra Rejada Road. 805-517-6300. Details about the event and rules to follow here: bit.ly/2TB41Ar

Ventura

Ventura Rotary 4th of July Fireworks and Family Picnic: The event includes live entertainment, children’s activities and food trucks, gates open 5 p.m. Fireworks, 9 p.m. Tickets $10; $5 ages 4-12 (purchase here: bit.ly/3Ou4Odt). Bring your own blanket for seating and picnic items. No alcohol, no glass, no pets, no smoking (see other rules on the website). Ventura College Athletic Fields, 4667 Telegraph Road. www.venturafireworks.com

July 4

Artesia

The City of Artesia 4th of July Celebrations: The event includes family games, 4 p.m.; music, 6 p.m.; fireworks show, 9 p.m. Artesia Park, 18750 Clarkdale Ave. Flyer: bit.ly/3QGTXyP

Burbank

Starlight Bowl: A concert with the Company Men and the Soul of Broadway, 6:30 p.m. Tickets: lower area, $28; upper area, $23; grass area, $18; boxes, $150 (includes parking); check the website for senior/disabled ticket prices. Parking $10 and cash only. Parking lot opens, 4:30 p.m. Gates open, 5:30 p.m. 1249 Lockheed View Drive. 818-238-5300. www.starlightbowl.com. Details and to purchase tickets in advance here: www.starlightbowl.com/event/city-series/

Calabasas

City of Calabasas 4th of July Hometown Celebration: Gates open, 5 p.m.; Family Fun Zone, 5-8:30 p.m.; concert with the Zippers, 7:15 p.m.; fireworks, 9 p.m. Bring your own blanket or low-back chair. Bring your own picnic or snacks or purchase items at the school. Admission $12 in advance (no ticket sales at the door). Check website for parking suggestions, prohibited items and other rules. Calabasas High School, football field, 22855 Mulholland Highway. www.cityofcalabasas.com. Details about the event here: bit.ly/3zW4lg6

Camarillo

City of Camarillo Park & Watch Fireworks Show: Fireworks, 9 p.m. (listen to musical soundtrack on KBBY-95.1 or online at 951kbby.com). Free admission. Watch from parking lots at Camarillo Premium Outlets (740 E. Ventura Blvd.) or surrounding area. Parking is first come, first served. Details: bit.ly/3tLLxMY

Carson

LA Galaxy at Dignity Health Sports Park: The major league soccer team plays CF Montreal, 7:30 p.m., followed by a fireworks show at approximately 9:30 p.m. Tickets $20 and up (purchase here: bit.ly/3O52Kcj). 18400 Avalon Blvd. (on the campus of Cal State University, Dominguez Hills). www.lagalaxy.com/tickets. See the flyer (dated June 12) from Dignity Health Sports Park announcing the post-game fireworks here: www.facebook.com/cityofcarson/

El Segundo

El Segundo’s the 4th of July at Recreation Park: Daytime events include contests, games, races, arts and crafts vendors, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Nighttime events include live music, food booths and fireworks, 5-9 p.m. Bring a blanket for seating. Admission is by wristband (4 free wristbands per adult with an updated 2022 Rec ID Card; non-residents may purchase wristbands for $5 apiece; available for purchase at the Clubhouse and Checkout Building in Recreation Park through July 1-3; $5 at the door; see details and the requirements needed for the recreation ID card here: bit.ly/3bk4JL9). Recreation Park, 401 Sheldon St. More details on the events here: bit.ly/3HLnu6G

Huntington Beach

Fireworks Over the Ocean: 9 p.m. Tickets for reserved pier seating $25; VIP seating $40 (details and to purchase here: bit.ly/3bnzy1S).

La Crescenta

A Star Spangled 4th of July Celebration – Crescenta Valley Fireworks Association: Gates open, 4 p.m. Live music, activities and food trucks. Fireworks show, 9 p.m. Spectators will be able to watch from areas around Crescenta Valley High School, 2900 Community Ave. Entrance to the field, in the 4200 block of Ramsdell Avenue. 818-248-2271. www.cvfireworks.com. Details and updates: www.facebook.com/CrescentaValleyFireworks/

Lake View Terrace

Fourth of July Drone Light Show and Festival: Los Angeles City Council District 7 co-presents the event that includes entertainment, food and arts and crafts vendors, 5-9 p.m. Hansen Dam Recreation Area, baseball/soccer fields, 11658 Foothill Blvd. 818-485-0600; 818-756-8409; 818-352-3287. Details: bit.ly/3QF9K14

Lancaster

Fourth of July Fireworks Extravaganza at Antelope Valley Fairgrounds: The City of Lancaster, the City of Palmdale and the Antelope Valley Fair and Event Center present the event. Schedule: gates open at 5 p.m. for grandstand seating or seating outside the grandstand area (bring your own blanket or low-back chair for seating); entertainment and competitions to be announced, 5:15 p.m.; Presentation of Colors and singing of the National Anthem, 9 p.m.; fireworks, 9:15 p.m. Tickets $5 (bit.ly/3xHGaj7). Parking in advance, $8. Antelope Valley Fairground, 2551 W. Ave. H. Details: bit.ly/3n1AV8M

Long Beach

Fourth of July Fireworks at the Waterfront: City of Long Beach, Port of Long Beach and the Long Beach Convention and Visitor Bureau present the event, 9-9:30 p.m. with fireworks launched from Queensway Bay. Viewing areas on the downtown waterfront include Marina Green, Rainbow Harbor, Lions Lighthouse for Sight and Shoreline Village. Also, Harbor Breeze Cruises offers ticketed cruises for viewing (562-432-4900; www.2seewhales.com). Queensway Bay and Rainbow Harbor. www.visitlongbeach.com/events/fourth-of-july-fireworks-at-the-waterfront/

Los Angeles

Grand Park’s 4th of July Block Party: The event includes interactive, multi-media art works, music from DJs and live entertainers, dancing and food vendors, 4-9:30 p.m. Fireworks over the Music Center Plaza. Grand Park, 200 N. Grand Ave. 213-972-8080. grandparkla.org/event/grand-parks-fourth-of-july-block-party/

LA Dodgers vs the Colorado Rockies: Game, 6:10 p.m., followed by an Independence Day Fireworks show. Tickets $44 and up (purchase here: bit.ly/3OxK3xO). Prepaid parking $25 and up. Dodger Stadium, 1000 Vin Scully Ave. www.mlb.com/dodgers/schedule/2022-07

Marina del Rey

Marina del Rey’s Fourth of July Fireworks: The fireworks display will be launched from a barge off of the Marina’s south jetty, 9 p.m. Viewing areas include Burton Chace Park, 13650 Mindanao Way and Fisherman’s Village, 13755 Fiji Way (synchronized music at both locations). Check website for harbor side dinner and parking tips. Also, check cruising options here: visitmdr.com/sailing/yacht-charters-and-boat-rentals. Many surrounding roads close at 1 p.m. Fireworks are visible from Dockweiler Beach, Playa Vista and Venice Pier. www.visitmarinadelrey.com/events/july-4-fireworks-marina-del-rey

Monrovia

City of Monrovia’s 4th of July Concert & Fireworks Show: The event includes dancing and a concert by the band Cold Duck, 7-8:30 p.m., followed by fireworks at 9 p.m. Library Park, 321 S. Myrtle Ave. 626-256-8246. www.cityofmonrovia.org/your-government/recreation/special-events/4th-of-july-fireworks-show

Ojai

Ojai 4th of July Celebration: Musical entertainment and food trucks, 5:30 p.m. Fireworks, 9:15 p.m. Bring a blanket or low-back chair. No alcohol, glass or pets. Tickets $10; $5 children; (in advance on the eventbrite link, or in Ojai at: American Hay, 101 W. Short St. or Attitude Adjustment Shoppe, 1129 Maricopa Highway). Tickets at the gate $12; $5 children. Nordhoff High School, football stadium, 1401 Maricopa Highway. Details on the event here: www.4thofjulyinojai.com. To purchase tickets in advance online: bit.ly/3y6d52g

Pacific Palisades

Palisades Fireworks Spectacular: Gates open, 6 p.m. and fireworks, 9 p.m. Bring a blanket to sit on (no chairs allowed). No food or drinks allowed on the field. There will be food trucks onsite; see the facts here: palisades4th.com/fireworks/fireworks-faq. Tickets $10; free for ages 6 and younger (however, all must have a ticket for admission including children). No cash ticket sales at the door. Purchase tickets in advance here: palisades4th.com/fireworks/. Palisades Charter High School, baseball field, 15777 Bowdoin St.

Pasadena

AmericaFest at the Rose Bowl: This year’s event includes TNT Freestyle Motocross and a concert by Drake Milligan, 7 p.m. Fireworks, 9 p.m. Parking opens, 1 p.m., and doors open, 5:30 p.m. Tickets $20 and up. For VIP field seating, 626-585-6800. Parking $45; preferred $60. 1001 Rose Bowl Drive. 626-577-3100. www.rosebowlstadium.com; rosebowlstadium.com/events/details/204/the-96th-annual-americafest

Pomona

Kaboom! Fireworks Spectacular and Unity Day LA: Comedians Tommy Davidson and Paul Rodriguez host the event that includes amateur boxing events and fun family zone (2:30-4:30 p.m.); live entertainment and celebrity and professional boxing (4:30-9 p.m.); Unity speech, 9-9:15 p.m.; fireworks, 9:15 p.m. See the website for information on the Unity Walk, 10-11 a.m. July 4 at Lincoln Park in Pomona (www.unitydayla.com). Tickets $39.99, $79.99 (includes referred parking); $150 VIP seating, parking and meet-and-greet); free for ages 5 and younger. Fairplex, 1101 W. McKinley Drive. Tickets: bit.ly/3xH1a9o. www.fairplex.com/events/kaboom

Porter Ranch

Fourth of July Spectacular at Shepherd Church: Fireworks, about 9 p.m. No tailgating. Use parking areas around the church. 19700 Rinaldi St. 818-831-9333. www.shepherdchurch.com/4th

Redondo Beach

The City of Redondo Beach: The community is invited to spend the 4th of July holiday at Seaside Lagoon open from noon-7:30 p.m. for water activities. For the rest of the evening, people will be allowed on sand areas only; fireworks, 9 p.m. (Note: restrooms will be closed for cleaning from 7:30-8:30 p.m.) Admission is first-come, first-served until capacity limits are met. Admission $8; $6 youth. Parking $20. Seaside Lagoon, 200 Portofino Way. Flyer: www.redondo.org/default.asp

Rosemead

City of Rosemead Fourth of July: Event includes a carnival rides, family activities and games, live entertainment and food vendors, noon-10 p.m. La Sound Machine performs, 6-8 p.m. Fireworks, at dusk. Presale purchase of wristbands, $12, for carnival rides through July 3 at Garvey Community Center, 9108 Garvey Ave., and Rosemead Community Center, 3936 N. Muscatel Ave., and also online (see the Facebook link). The event is at Rosemead Park, 4343 Encinita Ave. 626-569-2160. Flyer, see June 7 post: www.facebook.com/rosemeadca. Details: bit.ly/3Ojzf6D

San Marino

City of San Marino 4th of July Fireworks Celebration: Event includes entertainment and food booths (see program link for schedule and times). Fireworks, 9:05 p.m. Entry fee for required wristband, $15 for non-residents; $5 residents; day of event $20 for everyone. Check the website link for where to purchase the wristbands in advance. Lacy Park, 1485 Virginia Road. 626-943-2627. Program for July 4, including a parade, here: bit.ly/3n6TcBG. Details and wristband purchasing here: bit.ly/3n5ARVI

Santa Barbara

Fourth of July Celebration: Event includes dance performances and live music at the West Beach bandstand. Fireworks, 9 p.m. West Beach (West Cabrillo Boulevard and State Street). 805-897-1962. www.santabarbaraca.gov/gov/depts/waterfront/events/july4.asp; santabarbaraca.com/events/the-santa-barbara-fourth-of-july-celebration

South Gate

Fourth of July Independence Day Celebration!: The City of South Gate holds a carnival, 5-11 p.m. July 1; 2-11 p.m. July 2-4. Fireworks, 9 p.m. on July 4 (Ball Diamond #1). 323-563-5479. South Gate Park, 4900 Southern Ave. (Tweedy Boulevard and Walnut Avenue). Details on the last page of the South Gate Summer 2022 guide here: bit.ly/3xNES5T

Thousand Oaks

Fireworks Spectacular: Conejo Recreation & Park District and the City of Thousand Oaks present fireworks, 9 p.m. Listen to synchronized music from KHAY-100.7 FM radio. Viewing spots include: Janss Marketplace, Hillcrest Drive and Moorpark Road (to obtain a roof access wristband, pick up beginning at 5 pm near Buca di Beppo and the grass lawn); details here: bit.ly/3xJtk3H); The Oaks, 350 W. Hillcrest Drive (details on viewing here: bit.ly/3xGGeQ8). 805-495-6471. www.crpd.org/events/fourth-of-july-activities

Torrance

July 4 Fireworks: Watch from the the parking lot at the Los Angeles County Court House (825 Maple Ave.) or at the LA Galaxy Sports Complex (opens at 7:30 p.m.; first come, first seated; bring a blanket or a beach chair for seating on the turf; 555 Maple Avenue). The show will feature a patriotic soundtrack. Details, street closures, prohibited items, how to watch online and a map for the two viewing areas: bit.ly/3ybfNn9

Valencia

City of Santa Clarita’s Spirit of America Fireworks Show: View the display around 9:15 p.m. Fireworks will be launched near the Westfield Valencia Town Center, 24201 Valencia Blvd. (www.facebook.com/WestfieldValenciaTownCenter). Listen to synchronized music from KHTS-98.1 FM or 1220 AM radio. 661-250-3787. santa-clarita.com/events

Westlake Village

Fireworks Spectacular: Event includes activities, music and food, 5 p.m. Fireworks, 9 p.m. Fireworks can be seen from the area surrounding Westlake Village Golf Course and at Calvary Community Church (5495 Via Rocas, Westlake Village; www.facebook.com/CalvaryWestlake). Westlake Village Golf Course, 4812 Lakeview Canyon Road. 818-706-1613. wlv.org/366/4th-of-July-Fireworks-Show

Whittier

City of Whittier 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular: Listen to music by Legacy plus family activities and food trucks. Watch the fireworks display from surrounding areas, 9 p.m. Gates open, 5 p.m. Admission wristband $5; free for ages 17 and younger (purchase admission in advance at Parnell Park, 15390 Lambert Road (at Scott Avenue). York Field, 9110 Santa Fe Springs Road. Whittier Parks, Recreation and Community Services, 562-567-9400. www.whittierprcs.org/home-communityservices. Details from the flyer, posted on June 16: www.facebook.com/WhittierPRCS

Woodland Hills

Councilman Bob Blumenfield’s July 4th Extravaganza: Concert with the Convertibles, 6 p.m. Fireworks, around 9 p.m. Free admission, or reserved seats (with or without parking) are donations to Valley Cultural Foundation. Reserved seat, $20; reserved seat and parking, $35; VIP backstage seating and parking, $100. Check website for parking tips and security rules (including five designated points of entry to the park). Warner Park, 5800 Topanga Canyon Blvd. 818-704-1358. valleycultural.org/concerts-events/july-4th/

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