Gloria Molina Grand Park, powered by The Music Center, is reinventing Downtown L.A.’s largest free Fourth of July 2023 celebration. For the first time in the park’s 10-year history, an incredible drone show (not traditional fireworks) will light up the night sky. The high-tech display is comprised of 500 remote-controlled drones programmed to form larger-than-life 3-D representations flying above The Music Center.

Provided by Grizzly Entertainment, the dynamic 12-minute drone show will be orchestrated to a special playlist. This Hip-Hop playlist is curated by The Beat Junkies’ co-founder DJ J Rocc. It was created as an homage to the revolutionary music genre’s 50th anniversary, and the influence of this music on the park’s many community partners, including L.A.-based performers, collectives and organizations.

Grand Park; photo by Kathy Leonardo

More about the Fourth of July 2023 Celebration

L.A.’s ultimate July 4th neighborhood party runs across the six city blocks that comprise Gloria Molina Grand Park. Attendees are welcome to bring a picnic. Or attendees can enjoy a variety of delectable food and snack options for purchase from L.A.’s favorite gourmet food trucks. The selection includes tacos, barbecue, burgers, as well as vegan options, desserts and more. Also, be aware, alcohol is not permitted in the park. For additional info about Gloria Molina Grand Park’s prohibited items and activities, visit

Besides celebrating Fourth of July 2023, Grand Park will also be paying tribute to the 50th anniversary of Hip-Hop. The nearly six-hour festivity geared for the whole family (and their four-legged friends) includes music performances on two stages showcasing L.A.’s global and diverse sounds. The lineup for the Backyard Stage (the park’s lawn next to City Hall, between Broadway and Spring Street) includes DJ Ethos; The Harmony Project; dance troupe The GR818ers; as well as triple headliners: legendary Hip-Hop artist Bahamadia along with DJ Cut Chemist with rapper Chali 2na. Backyard Stage host Maya Jupiter presents ARTIVISTA, featuring Medusa, Georgia Anne Muldrow and Jessa Calderon. All are also planning a few surprises related to Hip-Hop’s 50th anniversary!

Not to be outdone, the Front Yard Stage (the park’s Performance Lawn between Grand Avenue and Hill Street) features some of L.A.’s most popular DJs—The Beat Junkies, Institute of Sound and The Ladies of Sound—turning up the bass all night long.

Entry Gates & Parking

Gates to Gloria Molina Grand Park open at 4:00 p.m. Attendees may access the park’s grounds through four specialty marked entrances: 1. Olive and 1st Streets;  2. Hill and Temple Streets; 3. Main and 1st Street; 4. Hill and 1st Streets; Parking is $10 per vehicle at The Music Center garage, 135 N. Grand Ave., LA, 90012; Disney Concert Hall garage, 111 S. Grand Ave., LA, 90012;

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What: Gloria Molina Grand Park’s 4th of July Block Party
Where: Gloria Molina Grand Park, 200 N. Grand Ave., Los Angeles 90012;
When: Tuesday, July 4, 2023, Gates open: 4:00pm Drone show: 9:00pm