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4th of July Events in Santa Monica & LA

Summer has arrived in Southern California and everyone is gearing up for the 4th of July Weekend! Whether you’re looking for fireworks, good food or live entertainment, Santa Monica has you covered!

4th of July Events In and Around Santa Monica:

Santa Monica 7th Annual 4th of July Parade
July 4 2013 9:30am
Kicks off in front of the Civic Center
Come out for Santa Monica’s 7th Annual Fourth of July Parade on Main Street, celebrating our heroes.

Marina del Rey
July 4, 2013 9:00pm
Barge off Marina Del Rey
The Marina del Rey Fourth of July Fireworks Show returns in 2013! See this year’s twenty-minute display presented by the famed Zambelli Fireworks Internationale. Fireworks are shot from a barge across the Marina’s main channel. Burton Chace Park located at 13650 Mindanao Way, and Fisherman’s Village located at 13755 Fiji Way, are premier locations for viewing the pyrotechnic extravaganza. Spectators can watch the display and listen to synchronized music on KXLU 88.9FM. The music will be relayed over loudspeakers in Burton Chace Park for onlookers.

Pacific Palisades
July 4, 2013
Gates Open 6:00pm
Entertainment 6:30pm
Fireworks 9:00pm
Palisades High School

Hollywood Bowl
July 2nd, 3rd & 4th, 2013 7:30pm
2301 North Highland Ave.
Celebrate the Fourth at the Bowl’s annual party. This year’s spectacular includes Josh Groban, patriotic music and thrilling fireworks.

El Segundo
July 4, 2013
Daytime Events 10am-3pm
Evening Events 5-9pm
Recreation Park

Huntington Beach
July 4, 2013
Fireworks Show 9:00pm-9:30pm
All day events include Surf City Run & Expo, Pancake Breakfast, Vendor Expo at Pier Plaza, 4th of July Parade and Fireworks Show.

Redondo Beach
July 4, 2013
Seaside Lagoon, 200 Portofino Way
Gates open 2pm, Fireworks at 9pm followed by jam session featuring Encore! Shari Puorto Band. Tickets available online.

Get a Great View:
Grab a few friends or the whole family and create your own Fourth of July viewing party! Here are just a handful of Santa Monica spots known for their breathtaking views:

For a full list of 2013 fireworks shows in the Los Angeles County area, visit For additional Santa Monica summer events and entertainment, visit


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