Families can splash around, picnic, and enjoy Fourth of July festivities at Grand Park + The Music Center’s annual July 4th Block Party. Photo courtesy of Grand Park/The Music Center
Families can splash around, picnic, and enjoy Fourth of July festivities at Grand Park + The Music Center’s annual July 4th Block Party. Photo courtesy of Grand Park/The Music Center

July 4th Weekend Things To Do with LA Kids: Red, White, and Kaboom!

The upcoming holiday is all about the red, white, boom. We have fireworks up and down the Southland. Fireworks with a concertFireworks c'est chicFireworks with skydiversFireworks with baseball. Fireworks with soccer. Fireworks fireworks fireworksA parade. Fireworks. Legoland, Knott's Berry Farm, and Disneyland all have fireworks, and this year, so does Universal.

But the fireworks are mostly a Thursday thing (unless you want them Wednesday  Or Friday. Or most of the weekend.  ). So what will you do with the rest of the weekend? What. Will. You. Do????

 ((((snicker))))

I laugh because, hello, Mommy Poppins: our job is to give you the scoop on totally fun times with kids! Things like superheroes and dogs and men on the moonFree Shakespearefree moviesfree craftsfree concerts, and, what's that? Kaboom, baby! Fireworks 'til we can't firework no more. Independence Day, mamas!

Keep reading for some of our most patriotic picks for this weekend .... 


Huntington Beach Festival
Huntington Beach Pier
Huntington Beach, CA 92647

Grand Park
200 North Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Hollywood Bowl
2301 North Highland Avenue
Hollywood, CA 90068

Exposition Park
3911 S. Figueroa Street South Lawn
Los Angeles, CA 90037

Main Street Farmers' Market
2640 Main Street
Santa Monica, CA 90405

Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum
40 Presidential Drive
Simi Valley, CA 93065

Loyola Blvd.
Westchester Pkwy. to LMU
Los Angeles, CA 90045

Palisades Charter High School.
15777 Bowdoin St
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272

Pasadena Rose Bowl
1001 Rose Bowl Drive
Pasadena, CA 91106

Queen Mary
1126 Queens Hwy
Long Beach, CA 90802

Dodger Stadium
1000 Elysian Park Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Burton W. Chace Park
13650 Mindanao Way
Marina del Rey, CA 90292

Cabrillo Marine Aquarium
3720 Stephen White Drive
San Pedro, CA 90731

Various DTLA locations, including Grand Park
200 North Grand Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Aero Theater
1328 Montana Ave.
Santa Monica, CA 90403

The Roadium
2500 W Redondo Beach Blvd
Torrance, CA

Arovista Park Amphitheatre
500 W. Imperial Hwy
Brea, CA 92821

Dockweiler Youth Center
12505 Vista del Mar
Los Angeles, CA 90245

Los Angeles Convention Center
1201 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90015

LUNAR DOME at the Rose Bowl
1001 Rose Bowl Drive, Parking Lot K
Pasadena, CA

Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90049

Griffith Park - site of the Old Zoo
4730 Crystal Springs Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90027

New Beverly Cinema
7165 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA

The Paley Center for Media
465 North Beverly Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Ford Amphitheatre
2580 Cahuenga Blvd, East
Hollywood, CA 90068

Home Depot - All Locations
5600 Sunset Blvd
Hollywood, CA 90028

Planes of Fame Air Museum
14998 Cal Aero Drive
Chino, CA 91710

Burton W. Chace Park
13650 Mindanao Way
Marina Del Rey, CA 90292

Old Pasadena - Multiple Locations, including One Colorado
41 Hugus Alley
Pasadena, CA

Rancho Simi Community Park Pool
1765 Royal Avenue
Simi Valley, CA 93065

North Hollywood Park
11430 Chandler Blvd.
North Hollywood, CA 91601

Various parks in Agoura Hills, including Forest Cove Park,
5451 Forest Cove Lane
Agoura Hills, CA 93065

Station Square Amphitheater
1601 South Myrtle Ave.
Monrovia, CA 91016

Memorial Park
222 West Sierra Madre Blvd
Sierra Madre, CA

Bowers Museum
2002 North Main St
Santa Ana , CA 92706

LACMA
5905 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036

King Gillette Ranch
26800 Mulholland Hwy.
Calabasas, CA 91302

Ford Theatres
2580 Cahuenga Blvd. E
Hollywood, CA 90068

Pageant of the Masters
650 Laguna Canyon Rd
Laguna Beach, CA 92651

Polliwog Park Amphitheater
1601 Manhattan Beach Boulevard
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

Mike Ward Community Park - Woodbridge
20 Lake Road
Irvine, CA 92604

Memorial Park Bandshell
222 West Sierra Madre Blvd
Sierra Madre, CA 91024

Chumash County Park
5550 Medea Valley Dr
Los Angeles, CA 91301

The Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Ave.
Santa Monica, CA 90403