Cinespia Fireworks at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery. Photo by Kelly Lee Barrett
Cinespia Fireworks at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery. Photo by Kelly Lee Barrett

Fireworks! 50 Different 4th of July Displays in Los Angeles & Orange County

It's almost the 4th of July—who's ready for some rockets' red glare? LA and Orange County's many communities compete for sky space on July 4th, launching fireworks willy-nilly at the stroke of 9pm. From the mountains, to the valleys, to the ocean, Angelenos have plenty of directions to look on Independence Day. Whether your plan is to book a fireworks cruise, to lay a blanket in a park, or to close all the windows and try not to wake the baby, it helps to know where those firecrackers are being aimed. Below is a list of locations lighting up the night sky on the Fourth of July (plus several on July 3, and even a couple in late June!). We'll keep adding more right up to the day!

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Palisades Charter High School.

El Rancho High School - Don Memorial Stadium

Calabasas High School Football Field

Crescenta Valley High School field

Fillmore & Western Railway Co.

Sierra Vista High School

Harbor Boulevard & the Vincent Thomas Bridge

Fullerton High School Stadium

Irvine High School Stadium

Laguna Hills Community Center

Big Bear Lake
Night Skies in the Observatory at Home
The Franklin Institute - various times Pick
Open: Butterfly Pavilion and Nature Gardens
Natural History Museum - various times Pick
Free Day at The Huntington
The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens - 10:30 AM
Neighborhood Guides
Activity Guides