4th of July Events & Specials in Santa Monica

Posted June 25, 2021

Please note the Independence Day events and specials listed below are for 2022. Please check back for 2023 4th of July specials.

Summer has arrived in Southern California and everyone is gearing up for the 4th of July weekend! Check out our recommendations below for the best 4th of July Los Angeles things to do in and near Santa Monica. Whether you’re looking for family-friendly activities, great views, or nearby Santa Monica fireworks, we have you covered!

Looking to stay in Santa Monica for 4th of July in the Los Angeles area? Check out great Santa Monica hotels and book a summer stay today. While in town, enjoy these local holiday specials and enjoy special offers all summer long. Get your ice cream, hot dogs & flip-flops ready for your best Fourth yet! Stay safe this 4th of July with tips and reminders from the Santa Monica Fire Department and the City of Santa Monica.


Pacific Park
July 1 to 4, from dusk to 11:35pm
See the Pacific Wheel‘s special red, white, and blue display, in celebration for Independence Day

Annual Fourth of July Parade
July 4 at 9:30am
After 15 years of celebrating, the annual parade returns, we’re proud to honor our community heroes, first responders during the pandemic years: healthcare, public safety & food service workers.

July 4th Beach Party at Perry’s Cafe
July 4 at 9am
Benefiting The Veterans Housing Crisis, the 2nd Annual July 4th event is brought to you by Brandy Gray, Liz Favini, Scott Paseltiner, and many more. Enjoy fun with the sun with beach volleyball, clinics, an incredible DJ line up, acroyoga, yoga and more! Find more information here.

Santa Monica July 4th Weekend Saturday Pub Crawl
July 2 at 1pm
July 4th Weekend Pub Crawls – over a half dozen locations participating in dynamite drinks specials for your to celebrate your freedom! Buy your tickets here.

3rd of July Party at 1212
July 3 at 8pm
Come celebrate America’s biggest holiday weekend with us at 1212! ? The party will be on and the music will be even louder. Get your tickets now and celebrate with us!

4th of July Specials

Birdie G’s
Whether you’re firing up the grill or heading to the beach, we’ve got something to help you celebrate! Feed your whole crew with a Fried Pickle Chick, or choose from a Whole Corned Beef Tri-Tip or Koji Flatiron Steak Grilling Kit, which includes house sauces and seasonings, Four Cheese Noodle Kugel and your choice of salad. Make ‘em marvel over more than fireworks with a Whole Cake or Pie, like our jaw-dropping “World Famous’“ Rose Petal Pie. We’ve also got BBQ-friendly wines, Margarita Kits and so much more! Pre-order online via Tock or call 310-310-3616 with at least 3 days’ notice for pickup from July 2 to 4, 12pm to 5pm.

Broad Stage
This weekend only: use code FOURTH40 to get 40% off BroadStage summer shows Air Play and Mrs. Krishnan’s Party!

Celebrate July 4th by the seaside! Let’s toast with drink specials, DJ’s and your favorite Elephante dishes. Join us from 9am to 1am, with a DJ from 12pm to 4pm.

Elie Tahari
Celebrate in style with 50% off select styles through July 4.

Esters Wine Shop & Bar
Join us for a special Monday brunch on America’s birthday! We’ll be serving up Soft Scrambled Eggs with crispy prosciutto, house Bloody Marys with homemade pepper jam, and Chef de Cuisine Sheyna McCallister will be shucking two different kinds of oysters by the half dozen or dozen at happy hour prices. Plus we’re popping a magnum of RH Coutier Brut ‘Tradition’ NV Champagne for $25 a glass. We’ll be closing at 6 p.m. for the holiday, so plan to swing by early to pick up those BBQ-friendly wines. Guarantee your spot by booking a reservation in advance via Resy.

Pono Burger
Plans for the 4th!? Don’t feel like barbecuing!? We are offering a 4 burger platter for $38.95 all weekend long.

Preservation Resource Center
On the 4th of July, will be open for free drop-in visits during the parade festivities from about 10:30am to 12:30pm.

Celebrate July 4th Weekend with a Cumin Glazed Baby Back Ribs Kit from Socalo! For your 4th of July festivities at home, Socalo’s tender, sweet, spicy, and wonderfully sticky Baby Back Ribs are back!!  4th of July Kits for 2 are available for pickup from Socalo on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday! Reheat according to the instructions provided and serve at home. Pre-order by Saturday at 3pm online, in person, or by phone 310.451.1655. Please note Socalo is closed on Monday.

Sugar Palm
The Fourth of July is right around the corner and we’re ready to celebrate under the palms in SantaMonica! Join our special July 4th Pool Party menu from 1:00 PM to 7:00 PM and indulge in summer BBQ favorites with a Sugar Palm flare including Baby Back Ribs, Poolside Burgers, and the Cabana Dawg. Book your reservation now.

Sweet Lady Jane
We have all sorts of ways to celebrate Independence Day! Nothing says 4th of July like pie – choose from Apple, Cherry, and Blueberry. Or go red, white and blue with our famous Triple Berry Cake or Cheesecake. Get in the spirit with our fun trio of Decorated Cookies. Pickup a Red Velvet or Vanilla Creme Cake is always festive, or try the new Beverly Cake. Pre-order for your holiday party here.

We’re celebrating Independence Day with a 9” Bavarian Red, White, and Blue Tart. Glazed seasonal berries come piled high on Bavarian cream, which has a soft, mousse-like texture that pairs well with summer fruit. Preorders can be placed through Friday, July 1, and will be available for pickup or delivery on Sunday, July 3rd, and Monday, July 4th. Our special 4th of July tart is available at ALL Tartine locations.

True Food Kitchen
Red, White, and True! Enjoy season dishes for a festive dining experience. Try refreshing bites like water salard paired with a peaches and bourbon cocktail.

Complete your BBQ cookout with grilling essentials, enjoy 25% off storewide through July 4.


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 of the surrounding southern California area! Here are just a handful of Santa Monica spots known for their breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean, so you can celebrate Independence Day LA style:

Fireworks Shows Near Santa Monica

Enjoy beautiful firework displays from famous Los Angeles locales like Pacific Palisades, Marina Del Ray & the Hollywood Bowl, featuring live music, movies, and parades.

Pacific Palisades 4th of July Parade & Fireworks
Monday, July 4
Parade: 15120 – 15140 Sunset Blvd
Concert and Fireworks: 15777 Bowdoin St, Pacific Palisades
Cost: $5 (free for children under two years), tickets must be purchased in advance. No sales at the door.

Marina Del Rey Fireworks Celebration
Monday, July 4 at 9pm
Enjoy the show with synchronized music at either Burton Chace Park (13650 Mindanao Way) or Fisherman’s Village (13755 Fiji Way).
Cost: Free

4th of July Dodgers vs Rockies and Fireworks
Monday, July 4
1000 Vin Scully Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Cost: Price depending on seat selection

July 4th Fireworks Spectacular with Steve Martin & Martin Short
July 2 to 4
2301 N Highland Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90068
Cost: Price depending on seat selection

Movies + Fireworks at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery
July 2 to 4
6000 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90038
Cost: $15-42

LAX Coastal on Parade
Sunday, July 4 at 11am
Loyola Blvd.
Westchester, CA

The 95th Annual Americafest at the Rose Bowl
Sunday, July 4 at 7pm
1001 Rose Bowl Dr
Pasadena, CA 91103
Cost: $20+

Don’t miss out on all the fun to be had on 4th of July in Los Angeles when you stay in beautiful, sunny Santa Monica. Keep the fun going all summer long with Santa Monica summer specials and events.


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