Best of July: Fireworks, Dragon Boats, and More Top Things To Do in Los Angeles With Kids

Kids can help ready the boats. Photo courtesy of the Long Beach Dragon Boat Festival
Kids can help ready the boats. Photo courtesy of the Long Beach Dragon Boat Festival

Bring on the fireworks and so many more things to do in Los Angeles in July with kids! Kicking off with 4th of July fireworks galore, this month never slows down, so you can enjoy every minute of summer fun.

What a blast! July explodes onto the scene with fireworks aplenty as Fourth of July events in Los Angeles come roaring back. And the 4th of July is only the beginning, as all month long our summer favorites are returning. Shakespeare by the Sea, Pageant of the Masters, the Hollywood Bowl ... all lined up and ready to go. We're biking, scooting, and strolling with CicLAvia, filling up on fair food at the Orange County Fair, and playing ball at Play Ball Park in honor of the MLB All-Star Game taking place at Dodger Stadium this year. If there was any doubt as to just how on this summer is going to be, San Diego Comic-Con is back with the answer: it's on, baby, it's very on.

These are just a few of our favorite things to do in July—there's so much more! We rounded up all the 4th of July Fireworks in Los Angeles 2022, so you can find a fabulous show near you. And July isn't just about the 4th; don't forget to check back weekly for our picks for the best things to do in Los Angeles each weekend.

Find even more great happenings this July on our event calendar and Summer Fun Guide for Los Angeles Families.

Places featured in this article:


Harbor Boulevard & the Vincent Thomas Bridge

Griffith Park - Dell Performance Area

Multiple Hubs in South LA

Heritage Museum of Orange County

Orange County Fair & Event Center

Los Angeles Convention Center

Long Beach Convention Center
Tuesday Night Dance
Argyros Plaza at Segerstrom Center for the Arts - 6:30 PM Pick
RAZ Summer Camp with Art for Kids
Robertson Art Zone, Beverly Hills - 9:30 AM
Sneakers and Beats Camp
Design Hive - 9:30 AM
Sensory Friendly Tuesday
Children's Museum at La Habra - 9:00 AM
Kids Club at the Americana
Americana at Brand - 10:00 AM
Neighborhood Guides
Activity Guides