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

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

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When it comes to summer in Los Angeles, 4th of July is absolutely one of the season’s biggest highlights. This year, though, things are a little different. All of this year’s 4th of July events have been canceled, including fireworks shows. But you’ll still find virtual celebrations alongside things to do outside (and our picks for the most classic L.A. movies, if you’re more comfortable staying home. Keep reading our guide to find out about a few 4th of July events, a couple of fireworks shows and other ways to celebrate.

Things to do for 4th of July

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

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

There are just a couple of shows going on this year.

The best virtual 4th of July events in L.A.
Things to do

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

A few familiar favorites are headed online this year.

L.A. County beaches are closing for Fourth of July weekend
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L.A. County beaches are closing for Fourth of July weekend

They’ll be closed from July 3 at 12:01am to July 6 at 5am.

The best scenic drives in L.A.
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The best scenic drives in L.A.

Pilot your way through these seven scenic drives.

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The best drive-in theaters in SoCal
Movies

The best drive-in theaters in SoCal

While movie theaters are closed, here’s where to catch a screening.

All of L.A.’s outdoor movies in one calendar
Movies

All of L.A.’s outdoor movies in one calendar

Drive-ins are popping up around the city.

These restaurants in L.A. have already reopened
Restaurants

These restaurants in L.A. have already reopened

Here’s where to dine when you want to go out.

The best takeout and delivery specials to try right now
Restaurants

The best takeout and delivery specials to try right now

Here are a few of the best local delivery deals and menus that have sprouted up.

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24 classic ice cream bars and frozen desserts, ranked
Restaurants

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.

What you need to know about day trips from L.A.
Travel

What you need to know about day trips from L.A.

What you can do and should do are two separate things.

The best Airbnbs in Los Angeles
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The best Airbnbs in Los Angeles

Hotels are allowed to reopen—but we get why you might be more comfortable with an Airbnb.

These are the national parks near L.A. that are open (and closed)
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These are the national parks near L.A. that are open (and closed)

Plus what restrictions are in place.

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