Happy 4th of July 2024! • Respect our Vets & Pets

Posted on 07/03/2024

Independence Day 100% is a day of celebration!

With that in mind, the Sylmar Neighborhood Council hopes that our community can also celebrate and respect our Veterans who have fought for us to maintain our independence and freedoms. Explosions and some fireworks can be traumatic for our Veterans. Please be mindful! To those who have served, THANK YOU!


As we throw steaks on the grill and ooh and ah at fireworks on the Fourth of July, it’s easy for us to forget our pets may not be as enthusiastic about the festivities as we are. Pets react in many ways when frightened by loud parties, sudden popping noises and flashing lights, including running away.

But you can help keep your pet safe and reduce stress by taking a few precautionary measures and, in cases of extreme anxiety, even helping your pet through the holiday


Looking for places to celebrate?


Burbank 4th of July Fireworks Display

Burbank’s Starlight Bowl is putting together a whole evening of 4th of July festivities, starting with a performance by Billie Joel and Fleetwood Mac tribute bands. Then it’s on to the fireworks show around 9 pm. If you’re not really into the programming but still want to see some pyro, we’d suggest scoping out Castaway just across the canyon, which typically offers fireworks seating and some pretty killer views of the Valley.

L.A. Galaxy vs. LAFC (Rose Bowl Fireworks)

AmericaFest at the Rose Bowl has been squashed due to budget reasons, but this MLS match certainly isn’t a bad substitute. For the second straight year, the L.A. Galaxy and LAFC will now play in Pasadena on July 4, with a post-match fireworks show shot off from the adjacent Brookside Golf Course.

July 4th Fireworks in Marina del Rey

There’s something about watching fireworks over the ocean. Every year in Marina del Rey, fireworks explode over the marina channel and spectators gather all over to watch: at Burton Chace Park or Fisherman’s Village as well as from Marina “Mother’s” Beach, waterfront hotels and restaurants, and on boats. Fireworks start at 9 pm and usually last for about 20 minutes. Arrive early to the area’s county lots

Fourth of July Block Party

If you’re on the hunt for a cheap, lively way to celebrate Uncle Sam, shake it over to Grand Park, and watch Downtown L.A. light up for free—though this time around, the park has swapped out fireworks for 800 drones. This Fourth of July, Grand Park hosts a unique block party, featuring scrumptious food truck fare and two stages of live music.

July 4th Fireworks Spectacular at the Hollywood Bowl

The Hollywood Bowl hosts a fireworks-filled summer bash each year, and this time around Harry Connick, Jr. will have the honor of tackling the show. Bring a bottle of wine and sit through the show (tickets start at $15 way in the back) and then stick around for the post-concert pyro, held after all three dates.

Pacific Palisades Fourth of July Parade

Cruise on up to the Palisades for a beachy Independence Day extravaganza. Things kick off in the afternoon with a 2pm parade. The baton twirlers and marching trombonists will begin their promenade on Sunset Boulevard, between Via de la Paz and Drummond. There’s also an early evening concert, followed by a 9pm fireworks show at Palisades Charter High School (tickets required).

4th of July at Dodger Stadium

Dodger Stadium hosts fireworks (or drones) on Friday nights throughout the season, but they do it up extra on the Fourth of July. Buy tickets to see the team take on the Arizona Diamondbacks on the Fourth and then stick around for a fireworks show you can see from your seat; line up on the field level near the end of the game and you can even watch from the outfield grass. The game starts at 6:10pm, so expect the fireworks show to start around 9 pm, depending on how long the game goes.

Huntington Beach Fourth of July Celebration

Make your Fourth of July an all-day blowout by heading down to this legendary, long-running fest at the Huntington Beach Pier. The festivities kick off with a 5K run and fitness expo. Walk the parade route to the beach and then put on your Uncle Sam hat for the four-day Pier Plaza Festival, where you’ll find live entertainment, family activities, and all-American eats. Scope out a spot or grab a VIP seat for the fireworks display at 9 pm, which ends in an epic 500-round finale.

July 4th Fireworks Celebration at Six Flags Magic Mountain

Theme parks, fireworks, and Coca-Cola—talk about a patriotic trio. Six Flags will shoot off fireworks over three straight nights at its Valencia park. As far as the carbonated sponsorship goes, expect to be able to slurp down some festive concoctions while you’re there. Look out for the fireworks over the Full Throttle Plaza and Main Gate Plaza around 9:15pm.




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