Fourth of July 2016: Where to Watch Fireworks in L.A.

11:55 AM 6/28/2016

by Meena Jang

Rose Bowl Stadium and Exposition Park are among the locations celebrating Independence Day with massive pyrotechnics displays.

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  • Grand Park

    Downtown L.A.'s Fourth of July block party will take place Monday from 2 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. PT. at Grand Park and The Music Center. Attendees can enjoy live music, food vendors and an explosive fireworks show free of cost.

  • Rose Bowl Stadium

    The 90th annual AmericaFest, which takes place Monday from 2 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. PT, will feature kid-friendly games and rides, a TNT motocross show, a special live tribute to the Beatles and Southern California's biggest fireworks show (kicking off at 9 p.m.). Tickets are currently selling for $13 (general) and $25 (reserved).

  • Exposition Park

    From noon to 10 p.m. PT on July 4, the South Lawn at Exposition Park will host a community festival and fireworks show with live music presented by local station KJLH Radio. Carnival rides will be open in the area beginning Saturday, and the fireworks display will close the event at 9 p.m. Monday.

  • Hollywood Bowl

    Legendary rock band Chicago is headlining the annual July 4th Fireworks Spectacular at the venue this year. For three days (July 2-4), Chicago will perform patriotic music live with the help with the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra before fireworks set off in the evening. Currently, ticket prices range from $22.50 to $66.

  • Hollywood Forever Cemetery

    Cinema fans can pack their blankets for a picnic at Hollywood Forever Cemetery over Independence Day weekend. Cinespia will host an outdoor screening of the 1978 classic Grease on July 3, followed by a fireworks show. Gates open for the one night-only event at 7:15 p.m. PT, though the movie will begin at 9 p.m.