Marina Fireworks Cancelled, Where To Go For July 4th?

Since the Marina Del Rey Annual Fireworks were cancelled due to budget constraints, what’s a person to do on the 4th of July for fireworks? We say ditch em and stay right here in Venice! But it is a national tradition, so if you need some boom boom in the sky, here’s the schedule:

Culver City:
4401 Elenda Street (Culver City High School)
9:00 p.m.

The Exchange Club of Culver City and the City of Culver City invite you to attend our annual Fourth of July fireworks show at Culver City High School. Gates open at 5PM, entertainment begins at 6:30PM, and the fireworks start at 9PM.

Culver City High School is located at 4401 Elenda Street. Click here if you’d like to see a map of the vicinity. Parking is available in nearby lots for $5 per car. Enter those lots off of Braddock Dr. at Huron Ave., two blocks east of Sepulveda Blvd.

For 55 years the Exchange Club of Culver City has been dedicated to bettering the lives of our community’s children with a special focus on the prevention of child abuse. The suggested donation of $2 per person (children under 5 are free) will help us continue those efforts.

If you’re hungry you’ll be able to purchase hotdogs, soda, and Kettle Corn. You can also get tickets for the Exchange Club’s raffle, which features grand prizes of an LCD flat screen tv and $100 gift certificates good at Westfield Fox Hills Mall! There will be great live music, too.

Please note that you are not allowed to bring alcohol or fireworks of any kind onto the school grounds.

http://culvercityfireworksshow.com

Pacific Palisades
Palisades Charter High School
15777 Bowdoin Street
July 4th
Entertainment 6:30 p.m.
Fireworks 9:00 p.m.
http://palisadesparade.org/Fireworks.php

Hollywood
Hollywood Bowl
2301 North Highland Ave.

July 4th Fireworks Spectacular with special guests Daryl Hall & John Oates
Saturday, July 2, 2011, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, July 3, 2011, 7:30 p.m.
Monday, July 4, 2011, 7:30 p.m.
323.850.2000
http://www.hollywoodbowl.com/tickets/performance-detail.cfm?id=4229

Huntington Beach
Main St. from Pacific Coast Highway to Ellis

July 4, 2011 4th of July Parade – The biggest parade west of the Mississippi for Independence Day includes an entire day of fun. The parade begins on Pacific Coast Highway at Main Street at 10 a.m. and travels up Main Street to Gothard Street, usually lasting about 2.5 hours. Time: 10 a.m. Location: Main Street from Pacific Coast Highway to Ellis.

FIREWORKS AT THE BEACH – Time: 9 p.m. Cost: Free. Location: Find a spot on the sand from the Huntington Beach City Beach between the HB Pier and Huntington Street. hb4thofuly.org

PANCAKE BREAKFAST – Start your 4th of July Day with a Pancake Breakfast in Lake Park between 6 and 9 a.m. Cost is $5/ person. Pancakes, juice, coffee, and sausages included.

SURF CITY RUN & VENDOR EXPO – Starts at 7 a.m. and goes along a course that starts and finishes on Main Street.

VENDOR EXPO– The Pier Plaza includes a special 4th of July event with vendors selling foods and gifts.

Those Guys, band – at Perqs Nite Club. Time: 7 p.m. Location: 117 Main St. Huntington Beach, CA. Phone: (714) 960-9996.

http://www.huntingtonbeachevents.com/calendar.html#4th_of_July_Information

Long Beach
The Queen Mary
1126 Queen’s Highway

Join us for a day of fun in the sun and an unforgettable 4th of July celebration. The day’s festivities include entertainment throughout the day:

• Strolling performers, Balloon Artists, Face Painters and Uncle Sam!
• On the main stage you can groove to the tunes of Flattop Tom & His Jump Cats, an energetic and dynamic band playing blues and swing (12:00 p.m. & 4:00 p.m.)
• GRAMMY Nominated, Lisa Haley and the Zydekats, one of the most joyful Americana/Cajun/Zydeco acts on tour today (4:30 p.m. & 8:30 p.m.)
• Dance the night away on the Verandah Deck located on the stern of the ship with a DJ Craig playing your favorite dance mixes from Classic Rock and Roll and Disco to the hottest jams of today (7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.)
• Fireworks at 9:00 p.m.
http://www.queenmary.com/July-Fourth.aspx

Check out the full list in Los Angeles County here!

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