Fourth of July Fireworks Finder


Public firework displays are planned in Woodland Hills, Agoura Hills (July 9), Thousand Oaks, Westlake Village, Moorpark (July 3rd), Calabasas, Santa Monica (June 30), and the Hollywood Bowl, July 2, 3, 4.

Agoura Hills—The City of Agoura Hills offers its July 4th fireworks on July 8. The show, at 9 p.m., concludes a free concert at Chumash Park, 5550 Medea Valley Drive, beginning at 6 p.m.

Calabasas—The City of Calabasas Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular returns to Calabasas High School,  22855 Mulholland Hwy, Calabasas. Gates open at 5 p.m., with fireworks at 9 p.m. The event features live music and kids’ fun zone. This event usually sells out early. Tickets must be purchased in advance at City Hall, 100 Civic Center Way, the Calabasas Tennis & Swim Center, 23400 Park Sorrento,  or Juan Bautista De Anza Park, 3701 Lost Hills Road. $10.

Santa Monica—The Independence Day Celebration at Santa Monica College is on June 30 this year. Come early, picnic on the lawn, enjoy continuous entertainment and special exhibits, and cap off the evening with a spectacular fireworks salute to America. 4 p.m.-10 p.m. 1900 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica.

Thousand Oaks—The annual Thousand Oaks Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular is launched from the hill behind the Hillcrest Center of the Arts, 403 W. Hillcrest Drive. The best location for viewing the display is at Janss Marketplace, 275 N. Moorpark Road, and the Oaks Mall parking lots, 350 . Hillcrest Drive. Fireworks start at 9 p.m.

Westlake Villages—The City of Westlake Village presents its fifth annual fireworks show at the Westlake Village Golf Course, 4812 Lakeview Canyon Road, with additional viewing locations at Calvary Community Church, 5495 Via Rocas; Westlake Village Inn, 31943 Agoura Road; and Berniece Bennett Park, 31800 Village Center Road. Activities begin at 6 p.m., including family-friendly games, contests and food trucks. The 18-minute show starts at 9:10 p.m.

Woodland Hills—The Woodland Hills July Fourth celebration features music by Jack Mack and the Heart Attack, followed by a 20-minute fireworks show. 6-9:30 p.m, at the Valley Cultural Center’s Lou Bredlow Pavilion in Warner Park, 5800 Topanga Canyon Blvd.

Hollywood Bowl—The Hollywood Bowl July Fourth Spectacular is a Los Angeles tradition. This year’s event features the all-girl 80s band, the Go-Go’s, the  Los Angeles Philharmonic conducted by Thomas Wilkins, and the U.S. Air Force Band of the Golden West. July 2, 3, 4, 7:30 p.m. Children’s tickets 50% off. Information here.

Suzanne Guldimann

Suzanne Guldimann is an author, artist, and musician who lives in Malibu and loves the Santa Monica Mountains. She has worked as a journalist reporting on local news and issues for more than a decade, and is the author of nine books of music for the harp. Suzanne's newest book, "Life in Malibu", explores local history and nature. She can be reached at

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