Where to Watch Fireworks This 4th of July

An array of celebrations are planned in nearby Hollywood, Studio City, Los Angeles, Pacific Palisades and Burbank for America's 235th birthday.

Since fireworks are illegal in the city of West Hollywood, locals will have to go elsewhere to take in the July 4th spectacle Monday. But there's no need to go too far. Here's a list we have rounded up of fireworks shows nearby.

1. Fireworks Spectacular at the Hollywood Bowl

  • Where/When: Saturday, July 2 - Monday, July 4, 7:30 p.m. 301 North Highland Ave., Hollywood.
  • Why Go: Songwriters Hall of Fame pop duo Daryl Hall & John Oates join the orchestra for a night of classic hits, spectacular fireworks and good American music.
  • Admission: Tickets range from $17.50-173

2. 13th Annual Fireworks Festival at CBS Studio Center

  • When/Where: Monday, 5-9:30 p.m. Gates open at 4:30 pm. CBS Studio Center, 4024 Radford Ave., Studio City.
  • Why Go: This annual event, hosted by CBS meteorologist Josh Rubenstein, features a one-of-a-kind fireworks festival on the studio backlot
  • Admission: $15 advance, $20 at the gate for adults.  

3. July 4th Fireworks at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum

  • Where/When: Monday, 8:45 p.m. Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, 3911 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles.
  • Why Go: This free 60-minute show can be viewed from areas around Exposition Park, including Christmas Tree Lane and the south lawn, so plant yourself somewhere and enjoy the fireworks.
  • Admission: Free!

4. Americafest 2011 at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena

  • When/Where: Monday, 2-9 p.m. Rose Bowl, 1001 Rose Bowl Dr., Pasadena.
  • Why Go: The fest features live entertainment by the Jan & Dean Show, a band performance by DCI Phantom Regiment, Ives Brothers FMX motorcycle stunt and a huge fireworks show.
  • Admission: Adults are $13. Free for children 7 and under and for active military with ID.  

5. Palisades Americanism Parade

  • Where/When: Monday, 1:50 p.m. skydivers, 2 p.m. parade, 6:30 p.m. entertainment and 9 p.m. fireworks. Parade on Sunset Boulevard in Pacific Palisades between Via de la Paz and Drummond Street. Entertainment and fireworks at Palisades Charter High School, 15777 Bowdoin St.
  • Why Go: Yearning for a traditional Independence Day? The Pacific Palisades celebration is as old-fashioned as it gets.
  • Admission: Parade is free. Concert is $2.

(Go here for more events happening July 4th weekend.)

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Paul July 01, 2011 at 05:57 PM
Terrific! No free fireworks display for the poor. Thanks LA!
Ali July 01, 2011 at 10:54 PM
Hello! Did you not see the show at the Coliseum is free?


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