Happy 4th of July! Enjoy the fireworks

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As we celebrate our Independence Day the Los Angeles Post-Examiner would like to wish all our readers and viewers a safe and 4th of July.

Stay safe, don’t drink and drive and be careful with the fireworks.

Maybe Cody Bellinger will hit another homerun (Claudia Gestro)

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 have it’s first ever Tchaikovsky Spectacular with Fireworks to celebrate Independence Day and 50 years of 4th of July celebrations. You can listen to the music of John Legend, Nile Rodgers & CHIC, Earth, Wind & Fire and the spectacular 1812 Overture by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky.

The Rose Bowl in Pasadena will have the biggest fireworks display in Southern California — Americafest presented by Honda; lots of entertainment including a motocross thrill show. 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 San Diego Padres and Dodgers game at Dodger Stadium and the fireworks after the game. The Dodgers are killing it this season with the best record in baseball. You might even see Cody Bellinger hit his 30th homerun of the season.  He had two on Wednesday evening. Baseball and fireworks, an All-American way to spend the holiday.

The L.A. Coliseum will have free activities plus fireworks and Huntington Beach will have the 115th marching of its famous parade, with Grand Marshall Lorenzo Lamas followed by a great fireworks show. The theme this year is “Sweet Land of Liberty.”

The “Big Bay Boom” over San Diego Bay, sponsored by the Port of San Diego. (Facebook)
The “Big Bay Boom” over San Diego Bay, sponsored by the Port of San Diego. (Facebook)

If you want something a little different, head 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. Get to your destination early if you want to find a good spot.

Have a great 4th of July.

As a post script, subscribe to our YouTube channel for some great reggae videos by Stephen Cooper and sports reporting by Claudia Gestro, including her most recent interview with Cody Bellinger.

Top photo: Fireworks at Dodger Stadium, courtesy of the Dodgers Facebook page