Fourth of July events near Santa Monica

Summer has arrived and everyone is gearing up for the 4th of July weekend! Check out our recommendations below for the best Independence Day celebrations in and around Santa Monica. Whether you’re looking for all-ages activities, great views, or Santa Monica fireworks, we have you covered!

Free 4th of July Events

Head to Santa Monica Pier and Pacific Park, June 30th to July 4th, from dusk to midnight to see the Pacific Wheel’s special red, white, and blue display, in celebration for Independence Day.

Celebrate with a bang this year with the Independence Day Celebration at Santa Monica College. Friends, food, fun and a dazzling fireworks show will all be taking place at Corsair Field starting at 5pm on Saturday, July 1, so don’t miss out.

Join Santa Monica locals and visitors in the all-ages Annual Fourth of July Parade, taking place Tuesday, July 4th starting at 9:30am. Running for 16 years, this parade is one that truly shows the red, white and blue spirit.

Santa Monica July 4th Parade

Get a great view of 4th of July in Los Angeles from Santa Monica

Grab a few friends or the whole family and create your own 4th of July party! 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.

July 4th Fireworks Spectacular at Hollywood Bowl
2301 N Highland Ave.
July 2nd, 3rd & 4th | 7:30-10:30pm
Cost: Price depending on seat selection

Fireworks at the Long Beach Waterfront
Along Long Beach waterfront
Tuesday, July 4 | 9pm
Cost: Free

4th of July Celebration at Universal Studios
100 Universal City Plaza
Tuesday, July 4 | All Day
Cost: Price of admission ticket

Marina Del Rey Fireworks Celebration
Burton Chace Park (13650 Mindanao Way) or Fisherman’s Village (13755 Fiji Way)
Tuesday, July 4th | 9-9:20pm
Cost: Free

Pacific Palisades 4th of July Parade & Fireworks
Parade: 15120 – 15140 Sunset Blvd.
Concert & Fireworks: 15777 Bowdoin St.
Tuesday, July 4th | Parade: 2pm | Concert & Fireworks: 6-9pm
Cost: $10 for adults; children under 6 are free

Pee-wee’s Big Adventure & Fireworks at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery
6000 Santa Monica Blvd.
Tuesday, July 4th | 9pm-midnight
Cost: Depending on seat selection

Post-Game Fireworks at Dodger Stadium
1000 Vin Scully Ave.
Tuesday, July 4 | 9pm
Cost: Depends on seat selection

Discover Santa Monica Events

Santa Monica is a great place to attend an event thanks to the year-round mild weather, close proximity to Los Angeles, and unique event venues. Walk, bike, or hop on the Metro E Line and enjoy numerous Santa Monica Events. This seaside escape has unique events and entertainment year-round – many that are free and take place outdoors! Take the family to experience the iconic Pacific Park, or plan your perfect Saturday outing when you discover events in Los Angeles this weekend.

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