Please note these offers are from July 4, 2021. Check back for offers and events for the 4th of July in 2022.

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 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 Fourth of July Business Specials. 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.


If you’re searching for free 4th of July events in Los Angeles, Santa Monica, and the surrounding areas, look no further. Near Santa Monica you’ll find everything from movies to parades and fireworks displays.

Head to Santa Monica Pier and Pacific Park from July 1 to 6, from dusk to 11:35pm, to see the Pacific Wheel‘s special red, white, and blue display, in celebration for Independence Day.

Santa Monica’s Annual Fourth of July Parade and the Independence Day Celebration at Santa Monica College have been cancelled for 2021.


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:

Surrounding Areas Of Santa Monica Fireworks Shows

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
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
Enjoy the show with synchronized music at either Burton Chace Park (13650 Mindanao Way) or Fisherman’s Village (13755 Fiji Way).
Cost: Free

July 4th Fireworks Spectacular with Kool & The Gang
2301 N Highland Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90068
Cost: Price depending on seat selection

Dirty Dancing + Fireworks at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery
6000 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90038
Cost: $15-42

LAX Coastal on Parade
Loyola Blvd.
Westchester, CA
Sunday, July 4 from 11:30am to 1pm

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

Fireworks at the Long Beach Waterfront
Free viewing areas at Shoreline Village, Lions Lighthouse, and Rainbow Harbor.
Cost: Free

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.