The 4th of July is right around the corner and you know what that means: picnics, parades, and — of course — pyrotechnics. If you’re looking for the best ways to blast-off and celebrate our nation’s birthday, look no further than this best-list. Here are our picks for the Top 5 Firework displays in Los Angeles.


1. Pacific Palisades

The Pacific Palisades rocks the fourth – literally. This bougie beach community holds an annual all-day street celebration that includes a parade with plenty of food and fun. Be sure to grab your ticket for the twilight concert and fireworks display.

2. The Hollywood Bowl

Epicenter for amphitheatre enthusiasts the Hollywood Bowl offers more than music with its annual July 4th Fireworks Spectacular. Enjoy three nights of sensational sights and sounds – Sunday, July 2nd thru Tuesday, July 4th – as three-time Grammy winning group The Pentatonix joins the Hollywood Bowl orchestra under the stars (and stripes).

3. Dodger Stadium

What is more American than a summer ballgame? A summer ballgame with fireworks, of course! This 4th of July, spend the day at Dodger Stadium as our hometown heroes take on the Arizona Diamondbacks. Game starts at 6:10 pm but be sure to stick around afterwards for “the best fireworks show in Los Angeles!”

4. Grand Park

If you find yourself in Downtown Los Angeles this 4th – and, really, you should (#DTLA #MoveToDTLA) – there’s no better place than to park, picnic, and spectate than Grand Park where you can experience their epic 4th of July Block Party. Celebrate the nation with music, food, and an incredible fireworks display launched from the civic center skyline. Grab friends and family and enjoy a bit of togetherness under the beautiful Angeleno sky.

5. Rose Bowl

Not just for New Years anymore, Pasadena’s colossal coliseum the Rose Bowl will be hosting its 91st annual AmericaFest on Tuesday, July 4th, where they assure outstanding entertainment for all ages. For tickets and event information – including a complete agenda of amusement – click here.


Of course, this summary barely scratches the surface of all there is to do and see. For a thorough run-through of firework spectaculars closest to you, please check out this master map.

Wishing everyone a safe and happy 4th!