In case the constant barrage of pops outside of your window didn’t give it away, the 4th of July is just about here—and we’re pretty psyched. Independence Day combines all of the things we love most about summer in Los Angeles: an excuse to find things to do outside, settle in at a picnic spot with friends and watch the night sky come alive in sparkly explosions. So read on for our favorite local picks for the 4th of July in L.A., including events, fireworks, food and more.
4th of July in L.A.: A complete guide for fireworks, events and more
Celebrate with 4th of July events in Los Angeles like fireworks shows, parades, BBQ and patriotic things to do
Things to do for 4th of July
The best 4th of July events in L.A.
Screenings, parades, concerts and more.
The 11 best beaches in Los Angeles
You might even catch a glimpse of some fireworks from some of these.
The best BBQ in Los Angeles
There’s BBQ and then there’s BBQ—you know, the kind that leaves you licking your sauce-coated fingers.
All of L.A.’s outdoor movies in one calendar
Alfresco movie season is back in full swing.
The best scenic drives in L.A.
Pilot your way through these seven scenic drives.
The 15 best day trips from Los Angeles
L.A. is great, but sometimes you need a change of scenery.
The best drive-in theaters in SoCal
See the weekend’s biggest releases from your car.
The best road trips from L.A.
Leave the urban sprawl and find yourself surrounded by nature just a few hours out of town.
24 classic ice cream bars and frozen desserts, ranked
Check out our list to see our number one pick, go buy a box, then cool off.
14 incredible National Parks within driving distance of L.A.
All of these National Parks are within a day’s drive of L.A.
The best Airbnbs in Los Angeles
Looking for a staycation? Try these spots.
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