Summer fun is officially in season with TONS of events in Los Angeles County this July 2017. The fun kicks off with more fourth of July fireworks and events than your schedule can handle. Check out the list below of shows and parties going on across the county.
Once you've solidified your fourth plans, check out everything else going on this month from movies in the park and free concerts, to food festivals, cook-offs and more. So much to do, so little summer!
Fourth of July Events
1001 Rose Bowl Dr., Pasadena
AmericaFest at the Rose Bowl kicks off at 2PM. There will be food vendors and games for children in the early afternoon, and the fun includes inflatable rides, games, crafts and tailgating followed by a fireworks show. The parking lots open at noon for tailgating, family fun begins at 2PM, performances at 7PM and fireworks at 9PM. Tickets are $15-30.
1000 Elysian Park Ave, Los Angeles
The Dodgers take on the D-backs at 6:10PM with a special fireworks show after the game. Buy some peanuts and crackerjacks and enjoy America’s favorite pastime this independence day.
15777 Bowdoin Street, Pacific Palisades
The 69th Annual Pacific Palisades Fourth of the July Parade includes skydivers, kid’s activities, live entertainment, food, kids on bikes and more with fireworks at 9PM. General admission is $10 and free for kids 6 and under.
2301 Highland Ave., Hollywood
Three-time Grammy winning a cappella group Pentatonix is playing the Hollywood Bowl on the 4th of July (as well as the 2nd and 3rd) at 7:30PM. The Hollywood Bowl Orchestra will join in for patriotic music and fireworks. Check the site for remaining tickets.
MARINA DEL REY
Marina del Rey shoots their fireworks off from a barge at 9PM with tons of places to watch on the beach or at a waterfront restaurant. Best places according to the city are Fisherman’s Village, Burton Chace Park or Marina Beach where you can tail gate and tear it up for the 4th. Parking ranges from $7-$15, check ahead on the map and plan to arrive early!
Queen Mary, 1126 Queens Hwy
The ocean liner is hosting an all-day patriotic festival that includes live entertainment, family games, arts & crafts, special historic tours and a patriotic theatrical movie in the Queen Mary Theatre and so much more fill the decks of the legendary ship. It kicks off at 2PM and tickets start at $44.
4024 Radford Ave., Studio City
Studio City's 4th of July fest will take place at the CBS Studio Center. With a VIP ticket you enjoy a gourmet dinner with sampling stations featuring beer, wine, cocktails and local bites. Children’s area includes face painting, caricature artists, airbrush tattoos, and photo ops. Tickets range from $25 to $125.
9000 Overland Ave., Culver City
Held at West LA College, Culver City’s celebration opens at 4PM with carnival rides, food trucks, and live music. Parking is $10 and the suggested donation for the fun is $5. The night ends with fireworks at dusk.
200 N. Grand Ave., Downtown LA
There’s a block party in Downtown at Grand Park for the 4th of July. 2PM-9:30PM enjoy live music, games for kids like soccer and tag and tons of food vendors. Keep in mind, this event is alcohol-free. Good news, the event is totally free.
Fairplex 1101 W McKinley Ave, Pomona
Pomona's annual Kaboom! is by far the most 'Merican celebration in LA County. They've got monster trucks, they've got Moto X EXTREME, they've got fireworks, and they're gonna shoot a human being out of a cannon again. Also, there’s a buffet so they really have it all.
STREET FOOD CINEMA
These Saturday night movie events include a live music, movie and food trucks.
July 1st: The Sandlot @ Brand Library Park, Glendale
July 1st: La La Land @ Will Rogers State Historic Park, Pacific Palisades
July 2nd: Fight Club @ Los Angeles State History Park
July 8th: Singin’ in the Rain @ Syd Kronenthal Park, Culver City
July 8th: Grease @ Park Center, Griffith Park
July 8th: Boogie Nights @ Exposition Park, Downtown
July 15th: Dirty Dancing @ King Gillette Ranch, Malibu (Overnight camping available!)
July 22nd: Pretty in Pink @ Syd Kronenthal Park, Culver City
July 22nd: The Goonies @ Victory Park, Pasadena
July 29th: The Hunger Games @ Glendale Central Park, Glendale
July 29th: Wayne’s World @ Pointsettia Rec Park, West Hollywood
EAT | SEE | HEAR
More movies, bands and food trucks held on Saturday nights.
July 1st: Top Gun @ Autry Museum in Griffith Park
July 8th: Singin’ in the Rain @ Centennial Square at Pasadena City Hall
July 15th: The Sandlot @ Autry Museum in Griffith Park
July 22nd: Die Hard @ LA State Historic Park
July 29th: Young Frankenstein @ Autry Museum in Griffith Park/p>
Movie, DJ before and after, free photo booth plus beer and wine is permitted. All held at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery. Events are already selling out so get your tickets ASAP!
July 1st: Dirty Dancing + Fireworks
July 4th: Jurassic Park + Fireworks
July 8th: A League of their Own
July 15th: The Fifth Element
July 22nd: Stand By Me
July 29th: Superbad
Free Concerts across LA
Free Concerts at Redondo Beach Pier
Saturdays & Thursdays throughout July & August
July 1st: Mayaztek (Cumbia)
July 6th: Popravinas (Americana)
July 8th : Big Mess (Indie Rock)
July 13th: Palechubs (Jazz/Reggae)
July 15th: Neptune Cocktail (Surf)
July 20th: TennWest (Modern Country)
July 22nd: A Certain Groove (Funk)
July 27th: Franks & Deans (Rock & Roll Rat Pack Tribute)
July 29th: 1969 (Classic Rock)
Santa Monica Pier Twilight Concerts
7PM at Santa Monica Pier
July 13th : Marcia Griffiths + JAH9
July 20th : Eric Burdon & The Animals + Mr. Elevator
July 27th : Miami Horror + Cleopold
The Point Summer Music Series
Wednesday nights in July & August
Bring your blanket or chair and enjoy the free music at The Point at Rosecrans and Sepulveda. Here’s the lineup for July:
July 5th: Cougrzz Rock (70’s, 80’s to current)
July 12th: Barrie Minniefield Trio (Golden Oldies)
July 19th: Wave Riders (Back to the Beach)
July 26th: Guitar Romantica Duo (Latin for lovers)
Free Concerts at Burton Chace Park
Thursdays & Saturdays
July 6th – August 26th
Marina Del Rey’s free concert series is held at Burton Chace Park with performances on Thursdays and Saturdays. Grab your family, a picnic dinner, and a blanket or low-profile beach chairs and make your way to Burton Chace Park for this popular event series. The 10-acre park is surrounded on three sides by the water, so come early for picture taking and to stroll the perimeter walking path.
Symphonic Thursdays – 7PM
July 6th – MdR Symphony: Opera by the Shore featuring finalists from the Loren Zachary Competition
July 20th – MdR Symphony: Charlie Chaplin’s The Kid, Korngold’s Violin Concerto in D Major
Pop Saturdays – 7pm
July 15th – Joe (R&B)
July 29th – Alejandro Escovedo (alt/roots rock)
Shakespeare by the Sea
Now – August 19th
Diversify your free summer fun with a bit of Shakespeare. Shakespeare by the Sea is back for another summer featuring two productions: Macbeth and The Taming of the Shrew. The 2017 tour will run for 10 weeks of free admission performances at 20+ venues throughout LA and Orange County. Here’s the LA lineup for July:
San Pedro: Point Fermin Park | SH - 8pm: Jul 1, 7 & MB - 8pm: Jul 6, 8
Rancho Palos Verdes: Hesse Park | Sun, Jul 9, 7pm: SH
Hermosa Beach: Valley Park | Wed, Jul 12, 7pm: MB & Thu, Jul 13, 7pm: SH
Lakewood: Monte Verde Park | Fri, Jul 14 7pm: SH
Rowland Heights: Schabarum Park | Wed, Jul 19, 7pm: SH
La Mirada: La Mirada Regional Park | Thu, Jul 20, 7pm: SH
San Pedro: Marine Mammal Care Ctr. | Fri, Jul 21, 7pm: SH
Rossmoor: Rush Park| Sat, Jul 22, 7pm: MB & Sun, Jul 23, 7pm: SH
Venice Beach: Boardwalk | Wed, Jul 26, 7pm: SH
Torrance: Wilson Park (by pond)| Fri, Jul 28, 7pm: MB & Sat, Jul 29, 7pm: SH
Long Beach: Cesar Chavez Park | Sun, Jul 30, 7pm: MB
More Events in July
The Rarest Experience Beer Festival
Saturday, July 1st
The Rarest Experience is an outdoor festival showcasing 30 extremely rare beers collected and cellared by Stout Burgers over the years. These beers are sourced from the private collections of the breweries – so product is not just limited, you won’t find them anywhere else. The festival also features outdoor games, music and freshly grilled sliders. General admission tickets are $40 with entrance from 2-6PM; VIP is $60 with entry at 1PM.
Red, White & BBQ
Saturday, July 1st
Kick off your 4th of July weekend with our Red, White & BBQ bash at START Los Angeles. The food festival features barbecue from top city spots, a beer garden, wine, games, and a live DJ. The festival is broken up into two different sessions with VIPs getting an extra 30-minute jump on the general admission crowds. Ticket includes tastings from each restaurant, two drinks and all the fun you can handle.
Venice Block Party
Sunday, July 2nd
In Venice, just off the famed Abbot Kinney Blvd there will be music, food, games, lounges, and lots of drinks! The third annual Venice Block Party supports Peace4Kids and their efforts to help foster youth. Fun includes oversized beer pong, corn hole tournament, kiddy pools, face painting, Phanogram DJ set, live art and more.
Culver City Centennial Westside Food & Wine Festival
Sunday, July 2nd
The food and wine festival will serve up tastes of amazing foods, wines, and spirits while raising money for three different charities including Backpacks for Kids program. Gathering 15-20 popular restaurants and chefs from Culver City, Mar Vista, Venice and West LA, enjoy great pairings along with a silent auction, live music from roaming musicians, a fortune telling psychic and raffle prizes.
Sizzling Summer Nights at the Autry
Thursday nights beginning July 6th, July and August
Held at the Autry Museum of the American West, dance the night away with LA’s best salsa and Latin fusion bands. Start the night off at 5:30PM with tacos and drinks and browse the open galleries at the museum. The music starts at 6:30PM and a complimentary dance class kicks off at 7:30PM. There will be a separate dance floor just for the kids.
Long Beach Vegan Festival
Saturday, July 8th
The LB Vegan Festival will be filled with delicious vegan foods (yes, they do exist) and an amazing lineup of live music. To add to the festival atmosphere there will also be a yoga obstacle course, face painting, hula hooping, arts and crafts, creative art installations, and earth-friendly vendors to check out. There will also be a vegan chili cook off so don’t miss all the fun!
Renegade Craft Fair Los Angeles
Saturday, July 8th – Sunday, July 9th
The Renegade Craft Fair at the recently re-opened LA State Historic Park will feature local and national maker and artisan talent exciting interactive features, a vibrant lineup of local food trucks, craft libations, DJ sets, DIY workshops, a special seating oasis by Bend Goods, photo booths, and all-around good times. Shop handmade goods with breathtaking views of the LA skyline.
Roaring 20’s Swing Dancing Night at The Wiltern
Sunday, July 9th
Learn to jump and jive from professional instructions and show off your moves to the tunes of authentic bands from an influential time period at The Historic Wiltern. Doors open at 6:30PM and lessons last from 7-8PM. Live music begins at 8:30PM so you can start dancing the night away.
Reggae Island Music Festival
Saturday, July 15th
This Festival brings together diverse, authentic, living traditions from different islands around the U.S. This festival is a walk around outdoor event held at the beautiful Shoreline Park by the Light House in Long Beach. There will be live music, a beer garden, battle drum dances, food, war cries and live interactions, fire and hula dancers, a kid’s zone and adult games like giant beer pong and limbo. This is going to be one seriously fun day.
California Underground Film Festival
Wednesday, July 12th
The festival will feature a screening of 15-20 films, music videos, short films, feature films and animations. This event is open to the public and you can reserve your tickets online. The California Underground Film Festival celebrates independent artists from around the world by curating outstanding multimedia experiences for our community.
626 Night Market
Friday, July 21st – Sunday, July 23rd
The 6th season kicks off in Arcadia with hundreds of food, merchandise, arts, crafts, and entertainment options for one of the biggest food festivals of the year. Welcome back old favorites and a lineup of new vendors to satisfy your palate, browse our merchandise, art and crafts vendors, and enjoy live entertainment with friends and family. The Night Market will also be in Costa Mesa at the OC Fairgrounds in August.
Long Beach Crawfish Festival
Friday, July 28th – Sunday, July 30th
Fri: 5-10PM; Sat & Sun: 12-10PM
Dance, join the second line parade, eat and be merry at the Long Beach Crawfish Festival held at the Rainbow Lagoon in Long Beach. There will be live entertainment all weekend long with a mix of Cajun, Zydeco, and New Orleans-style music with Zydeco dance lessons throughout the day. The Crawfish Boil will feature authentic, Louisiana-style Crawfish prepared by Harold & Belle’s Restaurant Master Chefs (as seen on Diners, Drives-In, and Dives with Guy Fieri) and served with Cajun potatoes and corn.
Midsummer Scream 2017: A Halloween Festival
Saturday, July 29th – Sunday, July 30th
Midsummer Scream is two fun-filled days of frights, freaks, spooks, and scares for those who love everything Halloween. Your ticket to the event at the Long Beach Convention Center gets you into dozens of presentations from creative and influencers from the horror and Halloween industry, plus a massive show floor and onsite haunts. Highlights include an inside look from the creators of Disney’s Tower of Terror ride and two performances of SLASHED! The Musical.