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A Bunch Of Places To Watch 4th Of July Fireworks In LA

Fireworks light up the Los Angeles skyline on the 4th of July. (Photo: David A. Hudson via Flickr Creative Commons)
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The 4th of July is coming. That means all over L.A., events are popping up and fireworks will be freaking out your dog.

If you're looking for what to do, where to go and what to see to commemorate America's birthday, we've got you covered. And if you want ideas for non-fireworks celebrations, we've got that covered, too.

2-11 p.m.

Finally, an event that will have a ton of fried food and cotton candy! South Gate is hosting its annual 4th of July Carnival, everyday from Friday to Wednesday. There will be rides and games, and fireworks on the 4th at 9pm.

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4900 Southern Avenue, South Gate, CA 90280
Cost: free entry
More info here.

2-9:30 p.m.

To start, there are L.A.'s big annual traditions. The Rose Bowl is hosting its 92nd AmericaFest, which includes a Michael Jackson sing-a-long. You can watch the fireworks from the bowl, and bring picnic blankets -- but no big bags allowed.

1001 Rose Bowl Dr, Pasadena, CA 91103
Cost: $15-30

7:30-10 p.m.

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The Go-Gos will headline the annual fireworks spectacular, which means you can channel your inner 80's diva and crimp your hair (finally!). The event will also include performances by the Los Angeles Philharmonic with conductor Thomas Wilkins.

2301 N Highland Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90068
Cost: Prices vary

3-10 p.m.

Not all of the major annual events cost money. The 4th of July Block Party at Grand Park is free. Expect lots of live music, games, art activities, and Angelenos picnicking. Parking will be hard to find, as always in DTLA, so you can take Metro's Red or Purple Lines to Grand Park Station, or take the Gold Line to Little Tokyo.

200 N Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Cost: Free

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1-7 p.m.

Some 4th of July events are smaller, but equally as appealing. For example, a Daft Punk and 4th of July themed brunch at the Hewitt in DTLA. Food will be available throughout and there will be lots of music (and Daft Punk).

428 S Hewitt St, Los Angeles, CA 90013
Cost: $0-$10

All day

Head to Marina del Rey and start your day with the crowds arriving at noon to spend the day at the beach. Enjoy the typical sites of Marina del Rey, or do some kayaking and paddleboarding. The firework start at 9 p.m. and last 20 minutes.

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13755 Fiji Way, Marina Del Rey, CA 90292
Cost: Free

If you live in L.A. County and don't feel like making the trip to the city or the coast, there are 25 places around the county hosting fireworks shows all at 9 p.m.

Artesia Park, 18750 Clarkdale Ave.

Baldwin Park
Sierra Vista High School, 3600 N. Frazier St.

Calabasas High School, 22855 Mulholland Highway

Cerritos High School, 12500 E. 183rd St.

Pomona College, 333 N. College Way

Rosewood Park, 5600 Harbor St.

Culver City
West Los Angeles College, 9000 Overland Ave.

Diamond Bar
Diamond Bar High School, 21400 E. Pathfinder Road

Rowley Park, 13220 S. Van Ness Ave.

Huntington Park
Salt Lake Park, 3401 E. Florence Ave.

Irwindale Reservoir, 5008 Allen Drive

La Crescenta
Crescenta Valley High School, 2900 Community Ave.

La Habra
La Habra High School, 801 Highlander Ave.

Los Angeles
Exposition Park, 700 Exposition Park Drive
Verdugo Hills High School, 10625 Plainview Ave.

Lynwood City Park, 3700 Beechwood Ave.

Fairplex,1101 W. McKinley Ave.

Porter Ranch
Shepherd of the Hills Church, 19700 Rinaldi St.

Rosemead Park, 4343 Encinita Ave.

South El Monte
South El Monte High School, 1001 N. Durfee Ave.

South Pasadena
South Pasadena High School, 1401 Fremont Ave.

Stevenson Ranch
Dr. Richard Rioux Memorial Park, 26233 Faulkner Drive

Walnut High School, 400 N. Pierre Road

Westlake Village
Westlake Village Golf Course, 4812 Lakeview Canyon

York Field, 9110 Santa Fe Springs Road

An earlier version of this post mistakenly listed Redondo Beach Pier as one of the places hosting fireworks on July 4. Redondo Beach hosted fireworks on July 1 only. We've updated the post to correct the error.

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