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LAFD on High Alert for Holiday Weekend of Scorching Heat and Rampant Fireworks
With temperatures expected to reach the 90s and 100s across the region, Los Angeles firefighters are prepared for a high risk of wildfires over the celebratory Fourth of July weekend.
Extra firefighters will be on the job this weekend in Santa Clarita and San Dimas and other areas where dry brush is at high risk.
Fireworks are illegal in L.A., the fire department reminds us but we all know that's not going to stop July 4th revelers from firing off their own.
Instead, LAFD and LAPD recommend attending a public fireworks show near you. Perhaps one listed here:
Lanterman Development Center
2530 W. Pomona Blvd.
8:45 - 9:00 p.m.
East Los Angeles
Los Angeles County Civic Center
3rd Street across from Lake (South Mednik Ave)
13300 Live Oak
6:00 & 9:00 p.m.
3800 Stephen M. White Dr.
Isthmus Cove Barge
5220 Santa Ana St. (Field that backs up to the Riverbed)
La Mirada High School (Soccer Field)
13520 Adelfa Ave.
La Puente Park
501 N. Glendora Ave.
12350 Imperial Highway (Parking Lot)
3800 Stephen M. White Dr.
South El Monte
South El Monte High School
1001 N. Durfee Ave.
800 S. Almansor St.
Fireworks begin at 9 p.m.
Artesia Community Park
12000 block of South Street / Elaine
Admission is free
Sierra Vista High School
3600 Frazier Ave. (Field behind bleachers)
1249 Lockheed View Drive
Calabasas High School
22855 W. Mulholland Hwy.
Castaic Lake Recreation Area (Lower Lake)
32132 Castaic Lake
Cerritos High School
12500 E. 183rd Street
Pomona College (Hammer Throw Field)
6th Street / N. Mills
Rosewood Park (Parking lot of Youth Center)
2535 Commerce Way
4401 Elenda Street (Culver City High School)
Diamond Bar High School - Baseball Field
21400 E. Pathfinder Rd. (Pathfinder & Brea Canyon)
Eagle Rock Park
1100 Eagle Vista Dr.
El Sereno Park
4721 Klamath St.
Rowley Park (Baseball Field)
13220 S. Van Ness Ave.
11770 Foothill Blvd.
Lake View Terrace
4th of July Celebration at Hansen Dam is in its 17th year and is a free fun- filled family Cultural Affair which includes Gourmet Food Trucks, Music, Raffles & Prizes, Free Water Slide Kid Zone and other entertainment, which culminates with one of the most dramatic fireworks displays in the area.
Visit the kids zone sponsored by Shrek The Musical coming to the Pantages Theatre July 12-31. Get to the Hansem Dam July 4th, 2011 between 12-1PM to see Shrek perform live on the main stage!
$10.00 (Parking lot fills fast, please arrive early to secure a good spot)
Monday, July 4th 11:00 pm
2301 North Highland Ave.
July 4th Fireworks Spectacular with special guests Daryl Hall & John Oates
Saturday, July 2, 2011, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, July 3, 2011, 7:30 p.m.
Monday, July 4, 2011, 7:30 p.m.
Main St. from Pacific Coast Highway to Ellis
Salt Lake Park (Northwest Soccer Field)
3401 E. Florence Blvd.
Crescenta Valley High School
2900 Community Ave.
Entrance is via La Crescenta Elementary
Tickets are $5 each; children under 2 get in for free.
La Habra High School (Baseball Field)
Antelope Valley Fairgrounds
2551 West Ave H
Lancaster Municipal Stadium
2400 W. Avenue I
6:55 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.
The Queen Mary
1126 Queen's Highway
Join us for a day of fun in the sun and an unforgettable 4th of July celebration. The day’s festivities include entertainment throughout the day:
• Strolling performers, Balloon Artists, Face Painters and Uncle Sam!
• On the main stage you can groove to the tunes of Flattop Tom & His Jump Cats, an energetic and dynamic band playing blues and swing (12:00 p.m. & 4:00 p.m.)
• GRAMMY Nominated, Lisa Haley and the Zydekats, one of the most joyful Americana/Cajun/Zydeco acts on tour today (4:30 p.m. & 8:30 p.m.)
• Dance the night away on the Verandah Deck located on the stern of the ship with a DJ Craig playing your favorite dance mixes from Classic Rock and Roll and Disco to the hottest jams of today (7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.)
• Fireworks at 9:00 p.m.
1000 Elysian Park
700 Exposition Park Drive
For the 9th consecutive year, the Fourth of July Fireworks Extravaganza comes to Exposition Park. Entertainment will get under way at around 12noon on Christmas Tree Lane. Fireworks show will begin at dusk and is a full 60 minutes worth of entertainment.
415 S. St. Louis St.
3501 Valley Blvd.
Los Angeles Coliseum
3939 Figueroa St.
Warner Ranch Park
21820 Califa St.
Lynwood City Park
11301 Bullis Rd.
Palisades Charter High School
15777 Bowdoin Street
Entertainment 6:30 p.m.
Fireworks 9:00 p.m.
2:00 pm The Festival begins outside the stadium.
Family Fun Festival & Food Court on Area H
6:00 pm Gates open
7:00 pm Entertainment to include live entertainment by the Jan & Dean Show featuring Dean Torrence, Mariachi Divas, band performance by DCI Phantom Regiment, Ives Brothers FMX motorcycle stunt and the Biggest Fireworks Show in Southern California produced by PyroSpectaculars by Souza.
9:05 pm Americafest Fireworks: The Biggest Fireworks Show in Southern California Produced by PyroSpectaculars by Souza
Children 7 & under FREE
Active Military with ID FREE
Meller Elementary School (West grass area)
6016 Rosemead Blvd.
Shepherd of the Hills Church
"4th of July Spectacular"
19700 Rinaldi Street
When: July 4, Gates open at 4:30
200 Portofino Way, Redondo Beach
Gates open at 2:00, Fireworks at 9:00 p.m.
Kids 4th Annual Freedom Parade at 7:00, Live Entertainment until 10:00 p.m.
9200 Mission Avenue
208 Park Ave
3800 Stephen M. White Dr.
Valencia Town Center
26735 Circle Drive (top of market parking structure)
South Gate Park
Corner of Pinehurst and Tweedy
Dr. R. Rioux Memorial Park
26233 Faulkner Drive
Verdugo Hills High School
10625 Plainview Ave.
4:00 to 10:00 p.m.
Barge off Coast of Torrance Beach
Palos Verdes and Via Rivera.
5800 Topanga Canyon Blvd.
Entertainment starts at 6 p.m.
Fireworks at 9 p.m.
Agoura High School
Athletic Field below Stadium
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