• Pamela Froman

4th of July in Los Angeles

When it comes to being patriotic in Los Angeles, the 4th of July is the highlight. Even with the advent of COVID19, there's still a ton of activities both in-person and online. Keep reading to find the best 4th of July events, fireworks, parades, and more ways to celebrate our country.

The Sunland-Tujunga Family Fireworks Festival is on Saturday, July 4, 2020, and is held at Verdugo Hills High School's Football Field Turner Stadium. There will be live music, fun games, and food. The gates close at 8:30 p.m. and shortly after 9 p.m. the 20 plus minute fireworks show lights up the sky. Each year the fireworks show gets bigger and better!

Rock the Boat! Celebrate your independence catching incredible views, digging in on tasty eats, and living it up dancing the night away on a boat. We're taking The Spirit for a spin, and bringing everything needed for the perfect patriotic party on the water. See you at Long Beach pier!

Watch the Long Beach fireworks! You can find a spot anywhere along the waterfront including Belmont Pier, Veteran's Stadium, or aboard the Queen Mary or a harbor cruise. As of press date, the event is still ongoing as planned however participants may have to watch from their automobiles.

The Music Center and Grand Park July 4 celebration is a beloved annual tradition in Los Angeles. Organizers have claimed that it's among the biggest free July 4 parties in the region. But this year, there will be no public fireworks show or outdoor concerts. Instead, the program will be entirely online.

Details of the schedule and lineup for the streaming celebration have yet to be announced, but organizers promise about three hours of family-friendly entertainment, featuring local chefs, comedians, and musicians.

Pacific Palisades will be organizing a Patriotic Home Decorating Contest and will mail out the Official 4th of July Program containing great articles and photos to members of the community. As well, this 4th of July a squadron of WWII fighter planes will feature a flyover at 2 p.m.

Huntington Beach will celebrate the 4th of July like never before! This year the City of Huntington Beach will produce a special platform that embraces the spirit of the annual tradition under current COVID-19 guidelines. How to celebrate in 2020: The OneHB Neighborhood Parade – they bring the parade to a neighborhood near you! The City-wide Decorating contest (Best Home or Place of Business Storefront) for a chance to win! – celebrity judges and great prizes!

Plan a 4th of July Party During COVID-19 Sidebar

COVID-19 has changed our lives. Despite this new reality, people are getting creative with their get-togethers where they only invite immediate family members in the household and host virtual parties online.

Planning a 4th of July party? Here are some suggestions.

You must stay at least 6 feet between yourself and others, even when you wear a face covering. Placing cones or pool noodles between guests will help separate people at your party. For food, get takeout from your favorite restaurant and have guests bring wine. Or rent a food truck or mobile bar and serve it at the party. Set up a Zoom meeting for guests that can't be at the party in person. Schedule delivery of your favorite dessert through Grub Hub, Door Dash, or any other delivery service. To get super close to family members make a Hug Glove with a plastic tarp and some heavy-duty tape. This functions as a barrier between the two huggers so you can enjoy squeezes from your loved ones!

Happy 4th of July!

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