Once again the Los Angeles Post-Examiner would like to wish all our readers (and viewers) a safe and Happy Independence Day.
Stay safe, don’t drink and drive and be careful with the fireworks.
If you’re looking for massive fireworks shows in the Los Angeles area: There will be a block party followed by fireworks at Grand Park in DTLA, The Hollywood Bowl will feature Pentatonix with the US Air Force Band of the Golden West, conductor Thomas Wilkins. As always it will be followed by fireworks.
The Rose Bowl in Pasadena will have the biggest fireworks display in Southern California — Americafest presented by Honda; $15 to get into the grounds. Marina Del Ray will have a free display, the best places to watch are Fisherman’s Village, Chace Park or Mother’s Beach.
There will be a nice display over the Queen Mary in Long Beach — the “All-American 4th of July.” You have to pay to watch from the ship, but the display should be visible from anywhere around the harbor. Then in Orange County you can watch the display from Angel Stadium in Anaheim with the OC Block Party. Or you can catch the Arizona Diamondbacks and Dodgers game at Dodger Stadium and the fireworks after the game. if you visit the team website be sure to vote for Justin Turner for the All-Star Game. What’s more American than baseball and fireworks?
The L.A. Coliseum will have free activities plus fireworks and Huntington Beach will have its famous parade, with Grand Marshall Joe Mantegna followed by a great fireworks show.
Or you can travel south to San Diego for the “Big Bay Boom,” which can be seen from anywhere around San Diego Bay: Shelter Island, Harbor Island, Seaport Village, Embarcadero North and South, and the Coronado Ferry Landing. It is suggested you take the trolley to the Port of San Diego and save yourself the hassle and expense of finding parking.
Seaworld has its “Star-Spangled Fireworks” display, which can be seen from anywhere around Mission Bay. If you’re going to the San Diego County Fair — the Del Mar Fair — there will be a fireworks display and Legoland in Carlsbad will its “Red, White and Boom” fireworks.
Most of the fireworks shows go off at about 9 p.m., but some will take place at dusk. Either way, get to your destination early if you want to find a good spot.
Have a great 4th of July.
Top photo: YouTube screenshot of fireworks over the Hollywood Bowl
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