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!

Join the Parade

12th Annual Fourth of July Parade
July 4, 9:30am-12pm
Main Street
Produced by the Ocean Park Association, celebrate home and country at the 12th annual Santa Monica 4th of July Parade. The Santa Monica Fourth of July Parade has grown every year and brings together families, musicians, civic groups and exhibitionists of all stripes. Come in your red, white and blue! The parade will begin at Pico Boulevard on Main Street and will conclude at the southernmost beach parking lot.

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

Pacific Palisades 4th of July Parade
Pacific Palisades Charter High School
15777 Bowdoin St.
Los Angeles, CA 90272
Cost: $10 (free for children under six years)

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

Culver City July 4th Fireworks
West LA College
9000 Overland Ave
Culver City, CA 90230
Cost: $5 (free for children under five years)

Westchester Fourth of July Parade
7000 W Manchester Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90045
Cost: Free

The Hollywood Bowl July 4th Fireworks Spectacular
2301 N Highland Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90068
Cost: Price depending on seat selection (half off for children 12 and under)

4th of July Block Party at Grand Park 
200 N Grand Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Cost: Free

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