Plenty of people can let the Fourth of July come and go without a passing interest in seeing a fireworks show -- very few of them live here in LA, which is why we have a glut of displays around town. Some are straightforward shows, while others are part of a town festival or concert, so whether you want to grab a blanket and watch from our many breezy beaches, check out a patriotic parade, or get a side of live music with your pyrotechnics, you’ll have no problem finding the perfect fireworks show without having to travel far. Here’s our guide on where to go, how to get there, what to do beforehand, and when to show up.
When do the fireworks start?
While the exact times may vary, nearly all the fireworks displays start close to 9pm; there will, of course, be lots of pre-fireworks activities going on around town, so you should get out there early if you want to lock down your view.