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!
PLEASE NOTE – We do our diligence to provide the most accurate information about Community Events, however, there are events on this list that have not been verified for 2023 yet (we will keep updating and are noted as TBD.) All events subject to change, please check with the event host directly.
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 Fireworks & Events
4th of July – Redondo Beach Fireworks & Events
Now back on July 4th, join us as we celebrate the 30th annual 4th of July 5K and Firecracker Dash in Redondo Beach at 8:00am! All participants will receive an Independence Day run t-shirt. There will be chip timing, age division awards, and cash prizes to the top three overall male and female runners in the 5K run. All kids dash finishers receive medals too!
The City of Redondo Beach has partnered with Sky Elements to bring an incredible 4th of July Drone Show to Redondo. Imagine 200 brilliantly illuminated drones gracefully dancing in perfect harmony to Patriotic music, all in a mesmerizing 9-minute performance starting around 9pm. This one-of-a-kind program is guaranteed to captivate community members of all ages.
Celebrate Independence Day at the City of Redondo Beach at Seaside Lagoon – NO FIREWORKS
UPDATE FROM Redondo Beach Parks & Rec:
“It is with great disappointment that the City of Redondo Beach announces the cancellation of the 2023 Fourth of July Fireworks Show. In lieu of fireworks, the City plans to host an Independence Day Celebration at the Seaside Lagoon. The event will include a variety of family-friendly activities and music.”
Seaside Lagoon will be open 10AM- 5:30PM on July 4th.
Snow Cones and activities will be provided free of charge, with a DJ on site for music and dancing, and a Photo Booth.
NOTE – Fireworks Cancelled for 2023
Join us July 4th, 2023 for the Riviera Village Fireworks Show & Oingo Boingo Former Members Concert in Redondo Beach along with food, beer, and wine! The concert features live bands leading up to a 20-minute fireworks show on a barge off of Avenue I in Redondo Beach at 9:20 p.m.
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 – El Segundo Fireworks & Events
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. There will be great music, food, and other fun activities!
4th of July – Manhattan Beach Fireworks & Events
Although there will be no firework show in Manhattan Beach on the 4th of July, there will be some fun events to celebrate!
July 4, 2023
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 2, 2023
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 – Torrance Fireworks & Events
The City of Torrance is celebrating the 4th of July with a fireworks show! Join on July 4 for an evening that will bring you joy and laughter.
The City of Torrance is proud to present the 4th of July Fireworks Show 2023! Attendance will be limited at select Civic Center Locations for viewing. Please check back for updates or subscribe to TorranceAlerts for the latest information.
4th of July – Rancho Palos Verdes Fireworks & Events
Join us for an extra special Fourth of July celebration at the Ken Dyda Civic Center! This year’s event has a later start time than usual at 3 p.m. due to a patriotic drone light show finale.
In addition to live music, this family-friendly event will include food vendors, beer and wine, inflatables, rides, and games. The celebration will run until 9 pm.
The Civic Center is located at 30940 Hawthorne Boulevard (just uphill from the Golden Cove shopping center).
4th of July – Gardena Fireworks & Events
Join at Rowley Park in Gardena from 5pm to 10pm for an unforgettable evening of food trucks, music, and an awe-inspiring fireworks show at 9pm. Come and experience the best of summer and make lasting memories! Bring your friends and family to this free public event. Don’t miss out!
Plus, enjoy some delicious treats from our food trucks including tacos, burgers, ice cream, and more. The live music will be sure to get you dancing the night away. And of course, don’t forget the fireworks show at 9pm – it’s going to be amazing!
So don’t miss it – come and join us at Rowley Park in Gardena for a night of fun that you won’t soon forget. See you there!
4th of July – San Pedro Fireworks & Events
Cars & Stripes Forever – Friday, June 30, 5-10 p.m.
The popular patriotic event Port of Los Angeles Cars & Stripes Forever!® returns to the LA Waterfront in 2023
Join the Port of Los Angeles for its 13th annual pre-Independence Day celebration with classic cars (built before 1975), live music, food trucks, a beer garden, and fireworks finale to cap off the evening!
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 5 p.m. and end at 10 p.m.
- Where: The Cabrillo Beach Youth Center
- Time: 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM
We have not confirmed any details about the 4th of July Celebration, but we’ll keep you updated right here with all the information as soon as it becomes available.
The Annual San Pedro 4th of July Community Observance will be held July 4 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.
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 Fireworks & Events
LA Galaxy July 4th Fireworks will be at the Rose Bowl this year. It is unknown at this time if there will be fireworks in Carson this year, but save this page and check back for updates
LA Galaxy vs. LAFC. Tuesday, July 4. 7:30 p.m. Rose Bowl Stadium. Tickets for the match and postgame fireworks show are available now at www.lagalaxy.com/tickets.
4th of July – Long Beach Fireworks & Events
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.
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
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