HAPPY 4th of JULY to you all…get together with family and friends – RELAX – I can’t wait….Mama needs a break!  We’ve got some special 4th of July event suggestions for you.



Downtown…Anime Expo continues at the Los Angeles Convention Center (1201 S. Figueroa St. LA, 90015; 213-741-1151; Tickets run from $55 – $350; Check the website for details.


68th Annual Pacific Palisades Fourth of July Parade
The highlight of every July Fourth is the Pacific Palisades parade, which has grown to be one of the top Independence Day parades in the entire U.S.A. Come join your neighbors and enjoy the best bands and equestrian units in the country, marching along side our very own community groups, local celebrities, neighbors and kids.

The 2016 parade theme is Independence Day—the Palisades Way! The 2016 Parade Grand Marshal is Honorary Mayor Kevin Nealon!

Purchase tickets for grandstand seating HERE.

Palisades Rocks the Fourth
As the sun sets, we will have a family-friendly concert at Palisades Charter High School’s Stadium by the Sea. Details about the concert and activities that will begin after the parade will be announced soon. Details can be found HERE.

Mon-July4-2016-PacificPalisada copyPacific Palisades Fireworks Spectacular
The day will be brought to a thunderous conclusion by the annual fireworks pageant at Stadium by the Sea, once again presented by world famous Pyro Spectaculars. Tickets can be purchased HERE.

For additional info, visit http://www.palisadesparade.org/


Grand Park and The Music Center are where to celebrate together with music, food, and an incredible fireworks display launched from the civic center skyline. Grab the best friends, the whole family, and main squeezes and enjoy a bit of togetherness under the beautiful Angeleno sky.

Mon-July3-2016-GrandParkBe sure to check the site as there is an entire list of what you cannot bring. There will be a security check – All bags will be checked upon entry to event space.

Click here for more info and a full music line-up.

Event runs 2 – 9:30pm; Grand Park + The Music Center, 200 N Grand Ave., LA 90012; http://grandparkla.org


In Marina Del Rel….Enjoy 4th of July from 6:30-10 PM aboard the Tiki Meraid! $75 per adult includes open bar & pot luck, $50 ages 18-21, and $30 for ages 5-18. And 2 hours of free parking, $3 per hour after. Tiki Mermaid, 13755 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey, 90292; Be sure to check the FB Event Page as this is a community event (potluck).

In Hollywood…

The Hollywood Bowl’s Fireworks Spectacular with Chicago is a perfect way to spend the 4th of July!

hollywoodBowlChicago-Celebrate Independence Day with the Grammy Award winning rock ‘n’ roll band with horns: Chicago! Appearing on three evenings featuring patriotic music, and fireworks, The Rock and Roll Hall of Famers will be backed by Thomas Wilkins and the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra featuring the U.S. Air Force Band of the Golden West.

Tickets range from $14 – $261; To purchase tickets CLICK HERE!

What: Fireworks Spectacular with Chicago
Where: Hollywood Bowl, 2301 N Highland Ave, Hollywood, CA 90068
When: 7:30 pm
Admission: SEE WEBSITE + fee
Website: http://www.hollywoodbowl.com


Enjoy the holiday…and the relaxation!!! Ciao!