Parades, line dancing and more to do during Fourth of July week in LA and SoCal (2024)

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Happy Fourth of July week, everyone! It’s a little weird that the holiday falls mid-week this year, but that should stop no one from going big on Thursday night. And with everything from the annual celebration at Grand Park to a home Dodgers game to Harry Connick Jr. at the Bowl to an Independence Day screening at Rooftop Cinema, there’s no shortage of places to get your fireworks fix.

If neighborhood celebrations are more your thing, head to the westside for Marina del Rey’s annual fireworks display on the water or the daytime parades in Santa Monica and the Palisades.

For more to explore, head over to LAist.com, where you can find the best bites of the week, like Argentinian food pop-up Gaucho Bites, RSVP for next week’s Tournament of Cheeseburgers at Smorgasburg (entry is free!), or schedule your kids’ summer by scouring the free activities provided by L.A. County Parks this month.

Events

  • Monday, July 1, 2024 at 8:00 PM

    Stud Country

    • Club Bahia
      1130 Sunset Blvd., Echo Park

    Cost: $20 ; More Info

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    If you haven’t been to a Stud Country line dancing night yet, what are you waiting for? The L.A. Times recently profiled the ongoing event, born from the queer line dancing culture that’s been a part of the city’s history for more than 50 years. The weekly parties draw dancers new and old (strutters over 60 get in for $10) and from all walks of life to keep the tradition alive.

  • June 10, 2024 through August 11, 2024

    BLKNWS: 'Terms and Conditions'

    • The Music Center
      135 N. Grand Ave., downtown L.A.

    Cost: Free ; MORE INFO

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    An evolving video installation (it first opened at the Venice Biennale in 2019), artist and filmmaker Kahlil Joseph delivers his commentary on how we see Black culture through the lens of the news media, and what the world might be like if we didn’t. This ongoing installation – this iteration at Jerry Moss Plaza at the Music Center is done in cooperation with A24 and Participant – is mesmerizing and worth a detour if you’re coming downtown early for the fireworks across the street on Thursday night.

  • June 29, 2024 through September 15, 2024

    'Estevan Oriol & Teen Angel: Dedicated to You'

    • Beyond the Streets
      434 N. La Brea, Hanco*ck Park

    Cost: Free ; MORE INFO

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    Estevan Oriol & Teen Angel: Dedicated to You introduces us to Oriol's evocative photography and explores the influential legacy of Teen Angel Magazine in Los Angeles. Highlighting Chicano art, lowrider culture, and tattoo artistry, the show at La Brea’s Beyond the Streets gallery also features original drawings and images of the Teen Angel studio. Oriol calls the exhibit an “homage to the city that raised me, the culture that shaped me, and the individuals who've walked this journey alongside me. It's a moment to reflect on the layers of Los Angeles, through the lens of my camera and the stories that have unfolded in its streets.”

  • Wednesday, July 3, 2024 at 6:00 PM

    3rd of July Celebration

    • Grijalva Park
      368 N. Prospect St., Orange

    Cost: $7 ; MORE INFO

    Can’t wait 'til the 4th to get your fireworks on? Head down to Orange for the city’s 29th annual 3rd of July celebration, where there will be evening fireworks, food trucks, and a performance by the Orange Community Master Chorale.

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We previewed a few events over the weekend, including the Santa Monica parade, a Rocky showing at Hollywood Forever and how to get to the Grand Park fireworks here.

If that’s not enough, here are more events to consider.

  • Thursday, July 4, 2024 from 8:15 AM to 9:00 PM

    Pacific Palisades July 4th Celebration

    • Multiple Locations

    Cost: Parade: FREE; Other activities: $10 and up ; MORE INFO

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    5k and 10k runs, a parade grand marshaled by actor Steve Guttenberg, a home decorating contest, and a fireworks display at Palisades High – the Palisades really make L.A. feel like a small town on the 4th.

  • Thursday, July 4, 2024 from 3:00 PM to 10:00 PM

    The Queen Mary's Fourth of July Celebration

    • The Queen Mary
      1126 Queens Hwy., Long Beach

    Cost: $55 and up ; MORE INFO

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    Enjoy a full day of games, activities, a WWII aircraft flyover, a variety of entertainment, and of course fireworks at the historic Queen Mary.

  • July 2, 2024 through July 4, 2024

    July 4th Spectacular with Harry Connick Jr.

    • Hollywood Bowl
      2301 N. Highland Ave., Hollywood

    Cost: $55 and up ; MORE INFO

    Harry Connick Jr. performs during "Sinatra 100: An All-Star GRAMMY Concert" celebrating the late Frank Sinatra's 100th birthday in 2015.

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    Ring in July 4 with three performances from New Orleans crooner Harry Connick Jr. and the L.A. Phil at the Bowl, followed by fireworks each night. Kids 12 and under are half-price!

  • Thursday, July 4, 2024 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

    4th of July Celebration at the Reagan Library

    • Ronald Reagan Presidential Library
      40 Presidential Dr., Simi Valley

    Cost: Free ; MORE INFO

    The outside grounds of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library on June 26, 2021.

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    The Reagan Library has events all day, including live patriotic music, family entertainment, picnic games, arts and crafts, and even photo ops with presidential lookalikes.

  • Thursday, July 4, 2024 at 3:30 PM

    Fourth of July with the USC Trojan Marching Band

    • Catalina Museum for Art & History
      217 Metropole Ave., Avalon

    Cost: $40 ; MORE INFO

    The USC Trojans marching band performs before a game at United Airlines Field in 2023.

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    Catch a ferry out to Catalina and celebrate Independence Day with the USC Trojan Marching Band.

  • Thursday, July 4, 2024 at 6:10 PM

    Diamondbacks vs. Dodgers

    • Dodger Stadium
      1000 Vin Scully Ave., Elysian Park

    Cost: $54 and up ; MORE INFO

    Fans and and Los Angeles Dodgers players family members watch the Independence Day fireworks at the conclusion of the game between the Colorado Rockies and the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium in 2022.

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    The Dodgers take on Arizona this week, but no matter the outcome Thursday night, there will be fireworks after the game – a win for everyone!

  • Thursday, July 4, 2024 at 9:00 PM

    Marina del Rey Fireworks

    • Burton Chace Park
      13650 Mindanao Way, Marina del Rey
    • Fisherman’s Village
      13755 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey

    Cost: Free ; MORE INFO

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    The annual fireworks show by the Marina waterfront is always one of the best in the city — as long as the fog doesn’t roll in!

Viewing Pick

  • Thursday, July 4, 2024 at 6:40 PM

    'Independence Day' with Rooftop Cinema Club

    • Rooftop Cinema Club DTLA
      888 S Olive St., Downtown L.A.

    Cost: $65 ; MORE INFO

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    Getting up high is key to a 360-degree fireworks experience in L.A. so the Rooftop Cinema Club is a good choice for your best chance at seeing multiple shows. It creates the perfect backdrop for a screening of what else but the 1996 Will Smith action hit Independence Day. Doors for this 18+ event open at 6:40 p.m., so get there early to secure a seat; your ticket includes live music, food and a non-alcoholic drink.

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  • Wednesday, July 3, 2024 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

    Bake & Take 4th of July Pies

    • The Gourmandise School
      395 Santa Monica Pl. #323, Santa Monica

    Cost: $195 ; MORE INFO

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    Ready to perfect your July 4 blueberry or strawberry pie? Whether you’re new to baking or an expert pie decorator, get your practice in and whip up a delicious treat just in time for your summer BBQ with this class.

  • Wednesday, July 3, 2024 at 6:30 PM

    The American Spirit co*cktail Class

    • Eureka! Ontario
      900 Via Piemonte, Ontario

    Cost: $35 ; MORE INFO

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    Remember those bomb popsicles from the ice cream truck? Now that we’re all grown up, learn how to make the layered treat in co*cktail form – The American Spirit – with this fun class at Eureka in Ontario. Get ready to wow your friends at your July 4th celebration!

  • July 1, 2024 through July 31, 2024

    Shin’s Pizza of the Month

    • Shin's Pizza
      1215 ½ Cypress Ave., Echo Park

    Cost: Slice: $6.50; Whole pie: $44 ; MORE INFO

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    If you’re heading to Dodger Stadium for any of the games this week, check out Shin’s slice of the month – a bacon bulgogi and kimchi pizza – on the way. Shin’s unique flavors are always unconventional. This month’s creation goes for $6.50 per slice and $44 for a whole pie.

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