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In Venice…

If you are an early riser…stop by Muscle Beach to enjoy the beautiful bodies….The Mr & Mrs Muscle Beach event starts at 9:00 am. See Website for all the details. http://musclebeachvenice.com/


In Santa Monica….

Sat-July4-OPA-ParadeAnother early event…

Celebrate our country’s birthday with a 4th of July parade.

Get out and enjoy Santa Monica’s Annual Fourth of July Parade produced by the Ocean Park Association (OPA).

The parade will begin at 9:30 a.m. at Main Street and Pico Boulevard. The 2015 parade theme is “Ispirational Heroes.” 

This year’s parade promises to better than ever! So get out there and enjoy!!!

What: 4th of July Parade down Main Street in SM
Where: Starts at Main & Pico, then heads south on Main
When: 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Website: http://www.opa-sm.org/parade/


In Pacific Palisades….4th-flag

The Palisades Charter School hosts a 4th of July event. The 2015 parade theme is “Palisades Parade: Pride! Passion! Patriotism!” The Parade Grand Marshal is KFI AM 640 radio host Bill Handel! Entertainment starting at 6:30 p.m. Fireworks at 9 p.m. $5/$10 at the gate (BE SURE TO CHECK WEBSITE). www.palisadesparade.org


In Downtown LA…

2015-GrandPartk4TH-OF-JULYGrand Park celebrates the 4th with music, food, and an incredible fireworks display launched from the civic center skyline.

DJ sets are provided by KCRW; plus there will be live mural painting (gotta get your art fix…right?) and of course food trucks.

This is a family friendly event.

Be aware there will be a BAG CHECK….sorry kids NO BOOZ allowed (you know I won’t be at this one). Check the website….because they mention bag size / cooler size, water bottles, etc….Hey they want to be safe and you should too. So read about all the guidlines before going.

Doors open at 3 pm; Event runs from 3:30 pm  – 9:30 pm

What: Fireworks
Where: Grand Park, 200 N. Grand Ave., downtown L.A.
When: 3:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Website: http://bit.ly/1GS0wSF


Or in Culver City…
Culver City Fireworks
Head to the West Los Angeles College. Culver City’s fireworks display is even longer this year than in previous years. Gates open at 4 p.m. and entertainment includes carnival games, music from band Cover 2 Cover and raffles.

There will be numerous food trucks on hand including Slammin’ Sliders, Bobo Ni Taco and Dogtown Dogs.

Be aware there is a $5.00 (suggested donation) to enter. Kids under fiver are FREE! 

Parking is $10.

What: Fireworks
Where: West Los Angeles College is located at 9000 Overland Avenue, Culver City
When: Gates open at 4pm
Website: http://www.culvercityfireworksshow.com/


Go all out and head to the Hollywood Bowl for its always incredible July 4th Fireworks Spectacular

T7.4-2014HollywoodBowlhe Hollywood Bowl celebrates the 4th with it’s annual party.

The King of Motown…Smokey Robinson joins the Los Angeles Philharmonic.

This will be a spectacular night of patriotic music and of course incredible fireworks.

Admission: SEE WEBSITE + fee

What: July 4th Celebration at the Hollywood Bowl
Where: Hollywood Bowl, 2301 N Highland Ave, Hollywood, CA 90068
When:  7:30 pm
Website: www.hollywoodbowl.com


Or in Marina del Rey….

Always a great show at Marina del Rey’s free annual 4th of July celebration, you can check out the fireworks (they get launched from a barge at 9 p.m.) at Fisherman’s Village, Burton Chace

Park or Mother’s Beach. Stop by the Marina del Rey VisitorJuly4-flag-fireworkss Center between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. to snag some patriotic giveaways like flags and beaded necklaces.

Fisherman’s Village is located at 13755 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey; Burton Chace Park is located at 13650 Mindanao Way, Marina del Rey; and Marina Beach (aka Mother’s Beach) is located at 4101 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey.

The fireworks begina at 9 pm explosives are shot from a barge across the marina’s main channel, mirrored by the harbor below.

Make sure to get there early because parking lots nearby fill up quickly.

Parking will be a nightmare…so ride your bikes, rollerblade, walk, run or skip. Just get there!!!

What: Fireworks
Where: Burton Chace Park, 13650 Mindanao Way, Marina del Rey
When: 9 pm (park is open all day)
Website: http://www.visitmarinadelrey.com/events/4th-of-july


Also in Marina Del Rey….

Stop in for the Red, White & Boom Party…Enjoy a 4th of July Bash at Whiskey Red’s.

Sat-July4-WhiskeyRedsDoors open at 5:30 p.m.

Enjoy an American Brunch featuring a carving station, grilled meats and a raw bar too.

There will be live music,  and for the kids…face painting, a visit from the ice cream man at 8pm.

As alwasys enjoy awesome Drink Specials!!

Take advantage of this fabulous location to see the Marina fireworks 9:30 pm

To purchase your tickets call 310-823-4522

What: 4th of July Celebration
Where: Whiskey Red’s, 13813 Fiji Way Marina Del Rey, CA 90292
When:  5:30 pm – 2:00 am
Website: www.whiskeyreds.com