Free and family friendly July 4th events in Los Angeles 2018
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The Fourth of July will be a terrific day. to enjoy family-friendly celebrations and fireworks in Los Angeles in 2018 Kids and adults alike will have fun at the community gatherings featuring games, entertainment, music, and more.

LA Galaxy-D.C. United Game and Firework Show
July 4th @ 7:30 p.m.
StubHub Center — 18400 Avalon Boulevard Carson, CA 90746

Sports and America go together like ice cream and apple pie. For LA sports fans, the LA Galaxy will host their 23rd annual Fourth of July Fireworks Show, the longest-standing July 4 fireworks show in all of professional sports. The Galaxy have played at home on July 4 every year since the club’s founding in 1996; it is the longest streak of home games played on the Fourth of July holiday in all professional sports. 

The match will see the Galaxy compete against  D.C. United at StubHub Center. The fireworks will start 10 minutes after the final whistle of the game, which kicks off at the 7:30 p.m. — and will feature 15 minutes of explosive entertainment. While the game isn't free, areas and neighborhoods around the StubHub Center will have a spectacular view of the explosive display for the holiday festivities. 

Grand Park L.A. 4th of July Block Party
July 4 @ 3 p.m.
Grand Park + The Music Center, 200 N. Grand Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90012

The Grand Park + The Music Center’s Fourth of July Block Party will be the largest free July 4th celebration in the county. The entire family will enjoy the entertainment, games, art-making, music, dancing and more. There will be two stages of music, including DJs and live musical performances, including Quitapenas, Rhettmatic, Soulection DJs, and more. There will be 40 vendors and gourmet food trucks will be on the site to sell food and refreshments. The fireworks show will light the skies over The Backyard Stage at 9:15 p.m.

Pacific Palisades Parade: 70 Years of Cheers
July 4 @ 1:50 p.m.
15120-15140 Sunset Blvd., Pacific Palisades, CA 90272

The Pacific Palisades Americanism Parade is an annual featuring a community parade and skydivers.  will begin at 2 p.m. The parade will step off at Via de la Paz and go to Sunset Blvd. to Drummond to Toyopa Dr. to Alma Real Dr.  The evening concert and fireworks will take place at Palisades Charter High School. Tickets will be required for grandstand seating and entry to Pali High.

Westchester Fourth of July Parade – Cities Across America
July 4 @ 11 a.m.
Loyola Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90045

The LAX Chamber of Commerce sponsors the 4th of July Parade. The theme this year will be “Cities Across America, with each entry paying homage to different cities to display national pride. The American theme parade will travel down Loyola Blvd.

69th Annual John Olguin July 4th Spectacular
July 4 @ 12 p.m.
Cabrillo Beach, 3720 Stephen M. White Dr., San Pedro, CA 90731

This free celebration in San Pedro will feature family activities, music, and a food trucks festival.  refreshments for sale. The fireworks spectacular will light the skies over Cabrillo Beach at 9 p.m.

Huntington Beach 4th of July Parade and Festival
July 1-4 @ 10 a.m.
Pier Plaza, Huntington Beach, CA 92645

The annual 4th of July celebration in Huntington Beach is the biggest Independence Day celebration in Southern California. A huge crowd is expected to attend the four-day festival, which will feature family-friendly fun and live entertainment, including After Party, Roger Neal, Danny Maika Trio, the Ramsey Brothers Band, Olivia Ooms and the Resistors, The Ashleys, Andy Rau, and more. The 2018 Parade, “A Star Spangled Salute,” will be led by Celebrity Grand Marshal Burt Ward, Military Grand Marshal Brigadier General Darren V. James, Reality TV Grand Marshal Vicki Gunvalson, and Sports Grand Marshal Brett Simpson. The parade will be on July 4 and will step off at 10 a.m. with Announcer Stands at various locations on Main Street. The 4th of July Fireworks will be launched from the end of the Pier, starting at 9 p.m.

Anaheim Hills Fourth of July Celebration
July 4 @ 7 a.m.
Canyon High School & Peralta Park, Anaheim Hills, CA 92807

Anaheim Hills will offer a full day of family-friendly fun for Independence Day, including the Firecracker Run 5K/20K, pancake breakfast, entertainment, parade, dog show, food booths, fireworks, and more.  The family dog will be welcome for the Yankee Doodle Dog Show ($10 registration) which will be a 9;30 a.m. at the Canyon High School Outdoor amphitheater. The Patriotic Parade will step off at Canyon High School at 1 p.m. and will travel along Ana Canyon Rd. The fun will continue at Peralta Park at 3 p.m. with food booths opening at 3 p.m. and entertainment starting at 5 p.m. The Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular will fire off at Peralta Park at 9 p.m.

Santa Monica 4th of July Parade
July 4 @ 9;30 a.m.
Ocean Park Neighborhood, Main Street, Santa Monica, CA 90405

The Ocean Park Neighborhood Association will present the 4th of July Parade, which will kick off at 9:30 a.m. The festive parade will start at the corner of Pico & Main Streets and travel south on Main St. and make its way to the beach down Barnard Way.

L.A. Coliseum Exposition Center Community Festival & Fireworks Show
July 4 @ 11 a.m.
Exposition Park, South Lawn, 3911 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA 90037

Councilmember Curren Price will hot the annual 4th of July Community Festival and Fireworks Show at Exposition Park. The festive picnic-style event will offer games and activities for children and music. The fireworks spectacular will illuminate the skies at 9 p.m.