Where to Watch 4th Of July Fireworks in LA and OC

Looking to catch a 4th of July firework show?

July 3, 2018

We've got you covered!


The free Fourth of July block party has returned offering live music and over 40 food trucks. The party kicks off on the 4th at 3 p.m. The fireworks begin at 9 p.m.


Dodger Stadium

Dodgers will follow their Fourth of July game against the Pittsburgh Pirates with a special fireworks show.


The Rose Bowl

The annual AmericaFest event has an all-day event featuring food, live music, motorcycle stunts, a Michael Jackson tribute, and fireworks.


Exposition Park

Start at 11 a.m. on the 4th. With fireworks starting at 9 p.m. in front of the Natural History Museum.


The Hollywood Bowl

They're hosting evening performances on July 2, 3, and 4, followed by a fireworks display. This year, the LA Philharmonic will be joined by ’80s girl group The Go-Gos. Fireworks can be seen from the Hollywood Bowl Overlook.


Queen Mary

Enjoy your fireworks from the sea on the Queen Mary's Fourth of July festivities. Tickets start at $44, but fireworks can be easily seen from nearby Alamitos Beach.


Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook

For those who prefer to earn their fireworks with a challenging hike, take in the view from here to see a plethora of shows happening around the city.


Griffith Observatory

If you love a crowd, this is the spot. But parking runs around $4 per hour.


The Skyslide

Located 69 stories above downtown LA, make sure to buy your tickets ahead of time, as this is an ideal bucket list way to spend the holiday.


Hollywood Forever Cemetery

No one puts these babies in a corner, enjoy a July 4 screening of “Footloose,” as part of Cinespia's long-running outdoor movie series.


Cabrillo Beach

San Pedro hosts a free fireworks show at the Port of LA at 9 p.m.


StubHub Center

If you haven’t gotten enough World Cup action, head over to Carson to watch the LA Galaxy take on D.C. United.


Starlight Bowl

Burbank's Fourth of July celebration at the Starlight Bowl features live music and fireworks. Tickets start at $20,


Stevenson Field

El Segundo’s Fourth of July celebration. Tickets are $5.


Huntington Beach Pier

In Huntington Beach, Independence Day festivities offers a show that can be viewed from the beach (for free) or from the pier (for $10).


If you’re not afraid of heights, LA’s tallest skyscraper, the Intercontinental lounge on the 70th floor requires no reservations.


Other locations:

Knott's Berry Farm


West LA College 

Pacific Palisades’s Parade

Exposition Park

City Hall Park - Brea

Doheny State Beach - July 4th Fireworks Extravaganza 2018

Irvine High School Stadium

Tustin High School Stadium

Veterans Sports Park - Yorba Linda

Grand Park