It’s that time of year again, 4th of July is here and we are so excited to celebrate Independence Day with friends and family! The South Bay of Los Angeles has a lot of celebrations happening this year, we are so excited to see summer in full swing!
Here is our list of the top celebrations in the South Bay of Los Angeles! We’ve created a list of all the fun activities around town! How are you spending the 4th? Let us know in the comments!
South Bay Guide to the 4th of July
4th of July in Redondo Beach
On Sunday, July 3rd, 2022 at 8:00 a.m., celebrate Independence Day with a gorgeous run along the Pacific Ocean in our 29th Annual Village Runner 5K and Firecracker Dash! A t-shirt commemorating the Fourth of July will be given to all attendees. The top three overall male and female runners in the 5K run will receive chip timing, age division medals, and cash prizes. Every child who completes the dash receives a medal!
Celebrate Independence Day at the City of Redondo Beach Fireworks at Seaside Lagoon!
A family-friendly community event and a front row seat for the Fireworks Spectacular. Seating at the Seaside Lagoon. Show begins at 9 p.m.
In Redondo Beach’s Riviera Village on July 4, 2022. Live music, a beer garden, and fireworks! Only 2.5 miles from King Harbor. 1:00PM to 9:00PM
Location: On Avenue I between S Catalina Avenue and The Esplanade
When the sun sets over the Pacific, keep your gaze there, because you will be treated to a dazzling July 4th fireworks display! The set-up will be on a barge across from Avenue I.
4th of July in El Segundo
The annual Fourth of July celebration in El Segundo is held at Stevenson and Softball Field in Recreation Park. The event will involve activities both throughout the day and in the evening. The daytime activities run from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. A hula hoop contest, water balloon throw, sack races, and food trucks are among the activities. A pie eating event and a watermelon eating contest will also be held. The evening activities run from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. There will be great music, food stalls, and other fun activities!
- Wristbands will be available for purchase at the Clubhouse and Checkout Building in Recreation Park from June 1st to July 3rd. With an updated 2022 Rec ID Card, El Segundo residents can get up to four free bracelets per adult.
- Wristbands are required for admission to Softball and Stevenson Fields for evening activities, although children under the age of two are admitted free.
- Stevenson Field: Doors open at 5 p.m.
- El Segundo Residents’ blanket seating opens at 8 a.m. – 9 a.m. on the softball field. At 5 p.m., re-entry begins.
- Evening Event – General Admission
- Wristbands are $5 for El Segundo residents and guests, and free for children under the age of two.
- The playground at Recreation Park will be open until 3 p.m. For the occasion, all other portions of the park (excluding Softball/Stevenson) will be closed.
- There will be no alcohol allowed.
4th of July in Manhattan Beach
July 4, 2022
10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
1402 North Peck Avenue
Cost: $5 per person. For more information, feel free to contact Parks and Recreation Department at (310) 802-5448 or via email.
July 3, 2022
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Polliwog Park Amphitheater
1601 Manhattan Beach Boulevard
For more information, please visit the Salute to the Troops webpage or feel free to contact the Parks and Recreation Department at (310) 802-5448 or via email.
4th of July in Torrance
WAITING FOR OFFICIAL UPDATE
The City of Torrance is celebrating the 4th of July with a fireworks show! Join us on Sunday, July 4 for an evening that will bring you joy and laughter.
The City has yet to announce any details about the 4th of July Fireworks Celebration, but we’ll keep you updated right here with all the information as soon as it becomes available. Until then, don’t forget that there are plenty of other ways to enjoy Independence Day in Torrance–from watching fireworks from your own backyard or taking a boat tour around our beautiful harbor. Happy Fourth of July!
4th of July in Rancho Palos Verdes
Monday, July 4th
RPV Civic Center
Live music, food trucks, beer and wine booth, carnival rides, pony rides, activities and games for the family!
4th of July – San Pedro
Cars & Stripes Forever – Friday, July 1
The popular patriotic event Port of Los Angeles Cars & Stripes Forever!® returns to the LA Waterfront in 2022 after a two-year break due to the epidemic.
Cars & Stripes Forever! will take place on Friday, July 1 from 5-10 p.m. at Harbor Boulevard and Swinford Street, near to the Fanfare Fountains on the LA Waterfront, right below the Vincent Thomas Bridge. It is free, family-friendly, and open to all ages. There will be a free shuttle service to and from Downtown San Pedro, as well as low-cost parking on Harbor Blvd. and 1st Street.
More than 100 historic automobiles and motorcycles from before 1975 will be on show, with live music on stage. Local cuisine will be served by an enticing array of food trucks, as well as an adjacent beer garden. A spectacular fireworks display will commence at 9:15 p.m. to cap off the festivities.
This festival, organized by the Cabrillo Beach Boosters and sponsored by the Port of Los Angeles, includes music, family activities, food trucks, and a spectacular fireworks show at 9 p.m. at the new San Pedro Town Square. The festivities begin at 12 p.m. and end at 10 p.m., with free parking available nearby. The Port of Los Angeles Community Investment Grant Program is providing funding for this event.
The Annual San Pedro 4th of July Community Observance will be held Sunday, July 4, 2021 at Angels Gate Park, home of the Korean Friendship Bell. The Korean Bell, one of San Pedro’s most enduring landmarks, plays a key role in the ceremonial observance. The ceremony will begin at 11:00 AM and includes the posting of the colors and remarks by elected officials Supervisor Janice Hahn, Senator Steven Bradford, and members of the Korean community.
To conclude the ceremonial portion of the day, the assembled guest speakers and dignitaries will lead the audience in reciting the names of the 13 original American states. As they read the names, the representatives of the San Pedro and Korean Communities will strike a battering ram into the massive bell, ringing once for each state. The Korean Bell is rung officially on four other occasions each year – Korean Independence Day (August 15th) Constitution Day (September 21st), New Year’s Eve and Korean American Day (January 13th).
Angels Gate Park is located at 3601 South Gaffey Street in San Pedro. The free event, conducted every year since the Korean Bell’s installation in 1976 is sponsored by the Office of Councilman Joe Buscaino; the City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks; the San Pedro Chamber of Commerce; and the Korean Friendship Bell Preservation Committee (KFBPC).
4th of July – Carson
LA Galaxy July 4th Fireworks. The LA Galaxy will host their 24th annual Fourth of July Fireworks Show – the longest-standing Fourth of July fireworks show in all of professional sports. Tickets for the match and postgame fireworks show are available now at www.lagalaxy.com/tickets.
4th of July – Long Beach
Justin Rudd’s “Great American 4th of July Kids Bike Parade” presented by Rudd’s nonprofit 501c3 “Community Action Team (CAT).
All events take place at 1 Granada Ave., 90803. Details here
Come Celebrate 4th of July at Shoreline Village
Live Music & Fireworks!
Live Music: 12-4 PM & 5-9PM
Fireworks: Start at 9:00PM
$25 Flat Fee Parking
Public Transportation Encouraged
Need some ideas on places to go? Check out our fun South Bay guides and our community calendar for fun events!
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