Looking for ways to celebrate the holiday weekend in our neck of the woods? You’ve got plenty of options to choose from.
Burbank: The 2022 City of Burbank Summer Concert Series kicks off with a bang on July 4 with a night of music, fun and fireworks at the Starlight Bowl. Starting at 6:30 p.m., the event includes a flyover, an appearance by the military color guard to accompany the national anthem, performances by pop vocal group The Company Men and The Soul of Broadway’s reimagined show tunes, and finally a brilliant display of fireworks lighting up the sky at 9 p.m.
Echo Park: Celebrate this most patriotic of holidays with the great American pastime, followed by fireworks! Cheer on the L.A. Dodgers as they face off against the Colorado Rockies at 6:10 p.m. on July 4, then stick around after the game for Independence Day fireworks.
Hollywood: The Hollywood Bowl’s July 4th Fireworks Spectacular is one of L.A.’s most beloved summer holiday traditions. This year, the celebration features comedic greats Martin Short and Steve Martin, plus bluegrass band The Steep Canyon Rangers and the Los Angeles Philharmonic playing a program of favorites. Best yet, you have three opportunities to catch the fun, July 2-4 at 7:30 p.m.
Film buffs can get their fireworks fix at Cinespia’s outdoor movies in Hollywood Forever Cemetery all weekend. Catch The Fast and the Furious on July 2, Purple Rain on July 3, or Ferris Bueller’s Day Off on July 4, plus DJs, food, photo booths and fireworks each night.
Pasadena: The venerable AmericaFest celebration and fireworks show at the Rose Bowl Stadium is marking its 96th anniversary this year with an even bigger show, including TNT Freestyle Motocross and a musical performance by Drake Milligan.
Universal City: Celebrate Independence Day with fireworks all weekend long at Universal Studios Hollywood, with nightly shows at 9.m. on July 2, 3 and 4.
Woodland Hills: Councilmember Bob Blumenfield’s annual July 4th Extravaganza at Warner Park is considered one of the most spectacular fireworks displays in SoCal. The event runs from 6 to 9:30 p.m. and includes over 15 local restaurants offering food, plus arts and crafts vendors and local businesses promoting and selling their goods.