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4th of July events, from fireworks to family-friendly parades

Celebrate the red, white and blue at the LA's best 4th of July events, including parades, fireworks and family-friendly activities

Photo courtesy of Pacific Palisades Fourth of July Celebration
Pacific Palisades Fourth of July Parade.

Looking for 4th of July events or things to do with the family? Spend Independence Day hanging out at the beach, eating BBQ and having fun at these kid-friendly events and neighborhood parades. End the evening with a patriotic bang of dazzling fireworks in the night sky.

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I'm spending it at 626 Night Market in Arcadia with LOTS of food, games, and a huge LASER SHOW!

Alex W
Alex W

Here's my 4th of July strategy: hit the Hollywood Bowl on July 2 to get the party started ASAP (I work with the LA Phil and it's always one of my fave events of the year), Cinespia on July 3, and then BBQ and hang with friends locally on the day itself...I love that you posted a couple weekend activities, too, I must check those out for a full 4th celebration!