Summer has arrived in Southern California and everyone is gearing up for the 4th of July weekend! Whether you’re looking for family-friendly activities, great views, or nearby fireworks, we have you covered! See below for details from 2016.

Join the Parade

10th Annual Fourth of July Parade
July 4, 9:30 to 11am
Produced by the Ocean Park Association, celebrate home and country at the 10th Annual Santa Monica 4th of July Parade on Independence Day. From bands to cyclists, vintage cars and families strolling, this annual event draws thousands of viewers who are attired in red, white and blue along with the parade participants.

Get a Great View

Although there are no firework shows offered in Santa Monica on the 4th of July, grab a few friends or the whole family and create your own 4th of July viewing party! Here are just a handful of Santa Monica spots known for their breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean:

Surrounding Fireworks Shows

9th Annual Palisades Rocks The Fourth
Pacific Palisades Charter High School
15777 Bowdoin St
Los Angeles, CA 90272
Cost: $10 (free for children under six years)

Culver City July 4th Fireworks

West LA College
9000 Overland Ave
Culver City, CA 90230
Cost: $5 (free for children under six years)

The Hollywood Bowl July 4th Fireworks Spectacular
2301 N Highland Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90068
Cost: $5

July 4th Block Party at Grand Park 
227 N Spring St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Cost: Free

Marina Del Rey Fireworks Celebration
Burton Chace Park
13650 Mindanao Way
Marina del Rey, CA 90292
Cost: Free

Keep the fun going all summer long with Santa Monica summer specials and events.