4th of July events, fireworks and more in L.A.

Celebrate with 4th of July events in Los Angeles like fireworks shows, parades, BBQ and patriotic things to do

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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. Last year’s 4th of July celebrations weren’t exactly quiet (again, the persistent amateur pyro), but this year sees the return of the sorts of big, flashy events that we know and loveSo read on for our favorite local picks for the 4th of July in L.A., including events, fireworks, food and more.

Things to do for 4th of July

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Where to see 4th of July fireworks in L.A.

There are way bigger than your average neighborhood show.

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The best 4th of July events in L.A.

Screenings, parades, a music fest and more.

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You might even catch a glimpse of some fireworks from some of these.

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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.

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Alfresco movie season is back in full swing.

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Pilot your way through these seven scenic drives.

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L.A. is great, but sometimes you need a change of scenery.

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See the weekend’s biggest releases from your car.

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Leave the urban sprawl and find yourself surrounded by nature just a few hours out of town.

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Check out our list to see our number one pick, go buy a box, then cool off.

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All of these National Parks are within a day’s drive of L.A.

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Looking for a staycation? Try these spots.

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