The Sierra Madre 4th of July Parade. Photo courtesy of Sierra Madre
The Sierra Madre 4th of July Parade. Photo courtesy of Sierra Madre

4th of July Weekend: Best Things To Do in LA with Kids

This weekend we celebrate our freedom. Freedom to see the red, white, and boom of fireworks all over the Southland. 4th of July fireworks this weekend in LA take place over water, sporting arenas, theme parks, and iconic amphitheaters … which will you choose? Freedom to watch the parades marching by, to go to carnivals and patriotic concerts, and more. You are free to revisit favorite summer activities in LA (like Bubblefest) and free to discover new ones (like Boat Cinema). You are even free to learn about our freedom in a new animated series from the Obamas.

You are free to spend your weekend discovering new and amazing things to do with kids in Los Angeles, which you'll find on our Summer Fun Guide, or free to get out of the city this holiday weekend with a day trip, camping trip, or family adventure.

Feel free to keep reading for the best events and things to do in LA this Fourth of July weekend!

Places featured in this article:

Dignity Health Sports Park Track & Field Stadium

Brea City Hall Park

Various Locations in Downtown Sierra Madre

Castaic Lake Swim Beach
upcoming events
(Fri Jul 2, 2021 - Sun Sep 26, 2021) Boat Cinema

Brentwood Country Mart
upcoming events
(Fri Jun 25, 2021 - Fri Oct 29, 2021) Brentwood Country Mart Movie Night

Rancho Simi Community Park Pool

upcoming events
(Thu Apr 8, 2021 - Sun Oct 31, 2021) Stemtastic Virtual Birthday Parties

upcoming events
(Mon Sep 13, 2021 - Fri Dec 31, 2021) Online Piano Lessons for Kids
Dino Fest
The Natural History Museum - 9:30 AM Pick
Library of Congress National Book Festival
Library of Congress and Virtual - 9:00 AM Pick
Big Sunday Books N' Brunch
Big Sunday - 11:00 AM Pick
Pasadena Model Railroad Club Open House
Pasadena Model Railroad Club - 1:00 PM Pick
Americana in the Park Concert Series
Gandara Park - 3:00 PM Pick
Neighborhood Guides
Activity Guides