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What to do this July 4th Around the South Bay and LA

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As tempting as those fireworks stands can be, remember that fireworks are illegal in Manhattan, Hermosa and Redondo Beach. Don't court a hefty ticket fee, instead join the community in one or more of the various independence day celebrations across town. We at Caskey & Caskey would also like to thank the men and women of our Armed Forces for continuing to protect this great country!




Tickets are still available for the 8th Annual Redondo Beach 4th of July celebration at Seaside Lagoon! The Fireworks show will feature stirring patriotic music and a wide variety of fireworks perfectly matched and timed to the music - a true pyromusical production launched only 300 yards away. Through the pyrotechnic mastery of Fireworks America, this year's show will firmly establish the Redondo Beach 4th of July show as one of the premiere fireworks displays in Southern California.

When: July 4th, Gates open at 2pm--fireworks start at 9 pm
Where: 200 Portofino Way, Redondo Beach, CA 90277
Cost: tickets start at $22 adult/$15 child
Info: http://redondofireworks.com/index.cfm


Also in REDONDO BEACH . . .

If you are lucky enough to live within view of RAT (Torrance) beach, you may even catch the privately funded fireworks show generously shared with the community by 94 year old resident, Jackie Briles, who every year foots the $60k bill to honor America in style. Rise and shine early on Independence Day and start the day off with a bang by participating in The Village Runner's 21st annual 5k Firecracker Dash, then grab your BBQ or picnic essentials and head on down to the beach for a great day in the sun.

Village Runner 4th of July 5k

The American Legion Post 184, 412 S. Camino Real, Redondo Beach, will host a picnic Friday, July 4, from noon to 3 p.m. Donations will be accepted to provide calling cards for the troops at Christmas.


The Manhattan Beach Aquatics Staff will host a day of 4th of July water fun at Begg Pool with water games, water balloon tosses, races and more. *no fireworks at this venue*

When: July 4th, 10 am to 2 pm
Where: Begg Pool, 1402 North Peck Avenue, Manhattan Beach, CA
Cost: $5
Info: Begg Pool July 4th Info



The 53rd Annual Palos Verdes Old Fashioned 4th of July finds traditional fun for the whole family complete with bicycle parade and a pie eating contest.

When: July 4th, 9:30 am

Where: 300 Paseo Del Mar, Palos Verdes Estates

Cost: Free

Info: http://www.pvjuly4.org



The city's 38th Annual Fourth of July Celebration will feature music by the Palos Verdes Symphonic Band and a country band, arts and crafts, rides, games, hula hoop contests, a petting zoo, and more. A complimentary shuttle will run from the Hawthorne Boulevard Ralphs store to the lot adjacent the Point Vicente Lighthouse on Palos Verdes Drive West.

When: July 4th, 11am-5pm

Where: 30940 Hawthorne Blvd, Rancho Palos Verdes

Cost: On site parking fee of $5

Info: http://www.palosverdes.com/rpv/recreationparks/July4/ 


The City of El Segundo will kick off 4th of July festivities beginning at 10 a.m. in Recreation Park, 401 E. Sheldon St. There will be food, games, contests and music. Other fun festivities happen throughout the day such as: water-balloon toss, pie-eating contest, and watermelon-eating contest. Live music from 5 to 7pm.

When: July 4th starting at 10 am-- fireworks show at 9 pm
Where: 401 E. Sheldon St, El Segundo
Cost: FREE, priority resident seats and grandstand seats available at a fee
Info: call 310-524-2700




The City of San Pedro, home to the largest port in the West, kicks off Independence Day with a bell ringing ceremony at 10:30 a.m. The fireworks display will launch at 9 pm at Cabrillo Beach.

Climb aboard and tour the battleship IOWA. Grab a bite at the All-American BBQ. Check out the vintage military vehicles on display. Get your face painted or try and conquer the challenging obstacle course!

When: July 4th

Where: 250 S. Harbor Blvd, San Pedro, CA 90731
Cost: Adults (18-61): $15 , Military / Seniors (62+): $12, Youth (6-17): $7, Youth 5 & younger: Free

Info: http://www.pacificbattleship.com




Traditional fireworks extravaganza over the main channel in Marina del Rey programmed to patriotic music broadcast over FM radio KXLU, 88.9 and relayed over loudspeakers in Chase Park.

When: July 4th, 9 pm 

Where: Chase Park, 13650 Mindanao Way (1 block west of Admiralty Way), Marina del Rey. Also viewable from Fisherman's Village and Marina Beach

Cost: FREE
Info: 310-305-9545, www.visitmarinadelrey.com 


Other July 4th Celebrations in Surrounding Areas

Westchester 4th of July Parade

LAX Coastal Area Chamber of Commerce hosts the annual parade with over 1,000 participants and 5,000 spectators. Floats, marching bands and community groups.

When: July 4th, 11 am 

Where:  Loyola Blvd from Westchester Park (7000 W. Manchester Blvd.) to Loyola Marymount University. 

Cost: FREE 

Info:  laxcoastal.com


July 4th Fireworks in Culver City 

The Culver City 4th of July celebration will include live music, food trucks, family-friendly midway games and a fireworks display at West LA College.

When: July 4th, Gates open at 4 pm 

Where: West LA College, 9000 Overland Ave, Culver City, CA 90230

Cost: $5 per person up to $20 per car for parking and festival/show, Walk-in tickets: Suggested donation of $5 per person, $1 for children under 6 years of age.

Info: www.culvercityfireworksshow.com 


Soccer with Fireworks - LA Galaxy vs. Portland Timbers
LA Galaxy will take on the Portland Timbers on July 4th with post game fireworks at the StubHub Center in Carson.

When: July 4th, 7:30 PM 

Where: Home Depot Center, Carson CA 

Cost: $20 and up, check ScoreBig.com for discount tickets. 

Parking: $15-40
Info: www.lagalaxy.com, 1-877-342-5499 



July 4th Baseball and Fireworks at Dodger Stadium The Los Angeles Dodgers game against the New York Mets will be followed by a fireworks spectacle. http://losangeles.dodgers.mlb.com/index.jsp?c_id=la


Queen Mary BBQ, Brews and Red, White & Blues

The Queen Mary Independence Day celebration will be multi-era Tribute to Classic Americana through the Decade that time travels from room to room from the 1920s & 30's in the Grand Salon and Observation Bar through the 2010s in the Veranda Grill and Sun Deck. There will multiple DJ and live music stages, strolling entertainers and a children's area, culminating in the spectacular 4th of July fireworks show. Special hotel rates are available. You must have a special 4th of July ticket to get on board that day.

When: July 4, noon to 11 pm, Fireworks on the 4th at 9:00 pm

Where: The Queen Mary, 1126 Queens Highway, Long Beach, CA 90802

Cost: Advance $39.99 Adult, $19.99 children 3-11, 2 and under Free, $59 VIP (includes movie), Tickets at the box office or online. Add $6 per ticket at the door. Check LivingSocial.com for discount tickets.

Parking: $20 

Info: www.queenmary.com 

Bonus: See the fireworks from the water on a July 4th Fireworks Cruise 


July 4th Celebration at the Hollywood Bowl 

For 2014 Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers will be headlining the three-day Independence Day celebration with fireworks each night at the landmark Hollywood Bowl. 

When: July 2-4th, 7:30 pm 

Where: Hollywood Bowl, 2301 N Highland Ave, Hollywood, CA 90068

Cost: $15-$243 + fee

Info: www.hollywoodbowl.com


4th of July AmericaFest at the Rose Bowl

One of the largest fireworks displays in Southern California with music and food vendors in the nearby Arroyo.

When: July 4th, parking lot opens at 10 am, food court opens at 2 pm; stadium opens at 6:30 pm, Opening ceremonies begin at 7, Program 7:25, Fireworks at 9:05 pm. 

Where: The Rose Bowl Stadium, Pasadena

Cost: $13 GA,$25 reserved, $30 premium, Kids 7 and under and Active Military with ID Free, advance tickets on sale in May through www.ticketmaster.com. Box office a week before and cash only at the stadium.

Parking: $20 cash for cars

Info: 626-577-3100


Have a SAFE and HAPPY 4th of July!!


4th of July information brought to you by:


Dave & Jennifer Caskey of Caskey & Caskey Real Estate, Shorewood Realtors, Hermosa Beach, CA