Happy 4th of July to all our Hollywood Moms, Dads and talented child actors! Regardless of where you are located in this great country of ours, please have a safe, fun-filled and memorable holiday! xo Tracy Bobbitt, Editor Hollywood Mom Blog


Almansor Park
800 S. Almansor St.
Alhambra, CA 91801
Fireworks begin at 9 p.m.
See the show from anywhere in the park. Limited parking, so arrive early.

Artesia Park
18750 Clarkdale Ave.
Artesia, CA 90701-5817
7 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.
NO FIREWORKS, other activities
(562) 860-3361

Annual 4th of July Parade, Fireworks Display, Dinner at the Casino
Golf cart parade down Crescent Avenue begins at 1 p.m.
Activities and fireworks at the Casino Ballroom
1 Casino Way
Avalon, CA 90704
(310) 510-1520
Tickets are $40 for adults, $20 for children
Buy tickets here: http://www.tix.com

Baldwin Hills
BHCP Concert with FREE Fireworks Show
Crenshaw Plaza, Outdoor Promenade
3650 W. Martin Luther King Jr.
Los Angeles, 90008
Event starts at 6:30 p.m., fireworks at 9 p.m.
Doors open at 5 p.m.
(323) 290-6636

Baldwin Park
Sierra Vista High School
Food, games, entertainment and carnival rides
5 p.m. – 10 p.m., with fireworks at 9 p.m.
3600 N. Frazier Ave.
Baldwin Park, CA 91706
(626) 813-5245

Starlight Bowl – July 4th Salute to America
1249 Lockheed View Dr.
Burbank, CA 91505
Gates open at 5:30 p.m.
Entertainment from 6:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Fireworks begin at 9 p.m.
Tickets: $12-22 for adults, $8-18 for seniors (60+), Children 2 and under are free
Purchase tickets online or at the Community Services Building, located at 150 North Third Street. Tickets not available for purchase at the gate on July 4th.

Calabasas High School
Gates open at 5 p.m., with fireworks at 9 p.m.
Celebration includes live music, rides, crafts and games
2855 W. Mulholland Highway
Calabasas, CA 91302
$10 admission price includes parking, entertainment and all activities; Children under 2 are free
Tickets must be purchased in advance

Castaic Lake Lower Lagoon
Independence Day celebration and fireworks
5:45 a.m. to 10 p.m., fireworks at 9 p.m.
Food, swimming, jumpers and music
All day for $25 per carload or $5 per person walk-in fee
Limited parking; first come, first serve
32132 Castaic Lake Dr.
Castaic, CA 91384
(661) 257-4050

Let Freedom Ring Celebration
Begins at 4 p.m., with fireworks at 9 p.m.
Free event open to the public
Cerritos Civic Center
18125 Bloomfield Ave.
Cerritos, CA 90703
(562) 916-1254

4th of July Festival & Contests
Memorial Park
840 N. Indian Hill Blvd., Claremont
Pancake Breakfast from 7 a.m. – 10 a.m.; Tickets are $5 each
Opening Ceremonies at 10 a.m.
T. Willard Hunter Speakers Corner from 10:45 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Festival Booths and tables from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

4th of July Celebration Parade
Beginning at 4 p.m. at the corner of Indian Hill Boulevard & 10th Street
Parade route moves south to Harrison then west to Mountain Avenue, ending at Larkin Park
Spectators are encouraged to select their spot early

4th of July Celebration Festival and Contests
Memorial Park
Pancake breakfast from 7 a.m. – 10 a.m.; tickets $5 each
Opening Ceremonies at 10 a.m.
T. Willard Hunter Speakers Corner from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Festival booths and tables from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Children’s Games from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
840 N. Indian Hill Blvd.
Claremont, 91711

Fireworks Spectacular at Pomona College (Strehle Track)
333 North College Way
Claremont, CA 91711
Gates open at 6:30 p.m., concert begins at 6:45 p.m.
Fireworks begin at 9 p.m.
Tickets available to purchase for $8 pre-sale, $10 at the gate

Rosewood Park (parking lot of youth center)
2535 Commerce Way
Commerce, CA 90040
(323) 887-4427
Fireworks begin at 9 p.m.

Culver City
Culver City High School
4401 Elenda St.
Culver City, CA 90230
(310) 499-4840
Gates open at 5 p.m., with entertainment at 6:30 p.m. and fireworks at 9 p.m.
Suggested donation of $3 per person
Food available for purchase
Parking at nearby lots: $5 per vehicle

Diamond Bar
Lorbeer Middle School
501 Diamond Bar Blvd.
Diamond Bar, CA 91765
(909) 839-7070
Celebration begins at 5 p.m., fireworks at 9 p.m.
The event is free and open to the public.

Disneyland Celebration

Dodger Stadium
Watch the game and stay for fireworks
Dodgers vs. Reds at 6:10 p.m., fireworks to follow
1000 Elysian Park Ave.
Los Angeles, 90012

Downey High School Football Stadium
11040 Brookshire Ave.
Downey, CA 90241
Gates open at 5:30 p.m.
Live music begins at 7 p.m. and fireworks show begins at 9 p.m.
Food and drinks available for purchase

El Monte
4th of July Pancake Breakfast
El Monte Police/City Hall rear parking lot
11333 Valley Blvd.
El Monte, 91731
8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Tickets: $5
Music, bike raffle and other prizes

Rowley Park (Baseball Field)
13220 S. Van Ness Ave.
(310) 217-9537
Fireworks begin at 9 p.m.

Hansen Dam
11770 Foothill Blvd.
Lake View Terrace, CA 91342
Celebration includes gourmet food trucks, music, raffles and live entertainment
2 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.;
Event is free to the public; Parking costs $10
(818) 891-9399

Hollywood Bowl
2301 North Highland Ave
Saturday, July 2, 2011, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, July 3, 2011, 7:30 p.m.
Monday, July 4, 2011, 7:30 p.m.
(323) 850-2000

Open Lot at Water Reservoir
Fireworks at 9 p.m.

La Crescenta
La Crescenta Elementary School Playground
4343 La Crescenta Ave.
La Crescenta-Montrose, CA 91214-3806
Gates open at 4 p.m., close at 8:30 p.m.
Event features live music, carnival rides, food trucks and a fireworks show at 9 p.m.
Tickets are $7 each pre-sale and $10 at the gate, Children 2 and under are free
(818) 248-2271

La Habra
La Habra High School Stadium
801 W. Highlander Ave.
La Habra, CA 90631
Celebration from 5 p.m. – 9:30 p.m., fireworks at 9:30 p.m.
Festivities include fireworks, food vendors, live music, games and more
(562) 905-9708

4th of July Fireworks and Professional Bull Riders Show
Antelope Valley Fairgrounds, Entrance Gate 1
2551 West Avenue H
Lancaster, CA 93536
Professional Bull Riders Show begins at 7 p.m.
Tickets are required; $5 – $150
4th of July Fireworks Spectacular following PBR show (9:15 p.m.) Grandstands open for FREE ADMISSION to fireworks show at 9 p.m.
(661) 273-1336 or (661) 948-6060

Clear Channel Stadium
45116 Valley Central Way
Lancaster, CA 93536
9:30 p.m.

Long Beach
The Queen Mary
1126 Queen’s Highway
Festivities begin at 11 a.m., with fireworks at 9 p.m.
Tickets: $39.95 for adults, $19.95 for children (ages 5-11) and $34.95 for seniors (65+)
Cost includes: ship access, walking tour, firework show and live entertainment
(877) 342-0738

Los Angeles Coliseum
10th Annual Fourth of July Fireworks Extravaganza
3939 South Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, 90037
Live music, food vendors, kids activities, fireworks
Festivities begin at noon, fireworks at 9 p.m.
Admission is free, parking is $10 before 5 p.m. and free after 5 p.m.

Lynwood City Park (Baseball Fields)
Bullis Road and Century Boulevard
Lynwood, CA 90262
9 p.m

Fireworks launched from offshore barges adjacent to the following areas:
80 Malibu Colony Drive
27910 Pacific Coast Highway
22338 Pacific Coast Highway
21528 Pacific Coast Highway
9 p.m.

Marina del Rey
Fireworks launched from barge across the Marina’s main channel
9:15 p.m.
Burton Chace Park (13650 Mindanao Way) and Fisherman’s Village (13755 Fiji Way) are premier viewing locations
Parking fees range from $7 – $10

Pacific Palisades
Red White and Palisades Blue 4th of July Parade
Sunset Boulevard, between Via de la Paz and Drummond
Pacific Palisades, CA
Parade starts at 2 p.m., with skydivers kicking it off at 1:50 p.m.

Pacific Palisades
Palisades Charter High School
1577 Bowdoin St.
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
Gates open at 6 p.m.
Entertainment begins at 6:30 p.m., fireworks at 9 p.m.
Admission: $6 at gate, $5 online in advance

“Americafest 2012” at Rose Bowl Stadium
1001 Rose Bowl Dr.
Pasadena, CA 91103
2 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Festival begins outside the stadium at 2 p.m.
Gates open at 6:30 p.m., with live music and entertainment at 7:15 p.m.
Americafest fireworks show begins at 9:05 p.m.
Tickets: $13 each, children 7 and under and active Military w/ ID are free
Parking: $20
(626) 577-3100

Pico Rivera
Smith Park
6016 Rosemead Blvd.
Pico Rivera, CA 90660
Live music begins at 4 p.m., fireworks at 9 p.m.
Celebration features game booths, food vendors, carnival rides, crafts and contests
(562) 801-4430

1101 W. McKinley Ave.
Pomona, CA 91768
Monster trucks, motocross and fireworks
Gates open at 5 p.m., show starts at 8 p.m., fireworks at 9:20 p.m.
Admission: price varies from $15 to $47

Porter Ranch
Shepherd of the Hills Church
19700 Rinaldi St.
Porter Ranch, CA 91326
Gates open at 4:30 p.m.
Event features live music, inflatable bounces, face painting, food vendors and fireworks
(818) 831-9333

Redondo Beach
Seaside Lagoon
200 Portofino Way
Redondo Beach, CA 90277
Gates open at 2 p.m., fireworks at 9 p.m., jam session from 9:30-10:30 p.m.
Event features food, swimming, live music, DJ and dancing, crafts, water sports, parade and more
Tickets start at $15

Rosemead Independence Day Parade and Festival
“Rosemead: Looking Back, Moving Forward”
Parade starts at 10 a.m. at Valley Boulevard and Bartlett Avenue
Celebration will continue at Rosemead Park with carnival rides, music and food
Fireworks spectacular at 9 p.m.
4343 Encinita Ave.
Rosemead, CA 91770
(626) 569-2160

San Fernando
San Fernando Recreation Park
208 Park Ave.
San Fernando, 91340
Entertainment, food and fireworks
Festivities start at 2 p.m.
Admission is free and open to all ages

San Pedro – Cabrillo Beach
3720 Stephen M. White Dr.
San Pedro, CA 90731
Starts at 2 p.m., with fireworks at 9 p.m.
Free to the public
(310) 548-7401

Santa Clarita
4th of July Parade in Old Town Newhall
Parade starts at 9 a.m. at Hart Park
Goes down Main Street, turns onto Lyons Avenue, then up Orchard Village Road and disbanding at Newhall Park

Santa Clarita
Free fireworks spectacular
Begins at approximately 9 p.m.
Valencia Town Center
24201 West Valencia Blvd.
Valencia, CA 91355
(661) 250-3787

South El Monte
South El Monte High School
New Temple Park
1450 Lidcombe Ave.
South El Monte, CA 91733
(626) 579-2043
Celebration begins at noon, fireworks at 8:30 p.m.

South Gate
South Gate Park
9615 Pinehurst Avenue
South Gate, CA 90280
Fireworks display at 9 p.m.

Stevenson Rach
Dr. Richard Rioux Memorial Park
26233 W Faulkner Dr.
Stevenson Ranch, CA 91381
Festivities begin at 5 p.m., fireworks at 9 p.m.

Studio City
CBS Studio Center
4024 Radford Ave.
Studio City, CA 91604
Event runs from 4:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Celebration includes live music, food and fireworks
Tickets: $20 for adults, $10 for children 6-12, free for children 5 and under; VIP tickets available
(818) 655-5916

Sunland Tujunga
Parade on Foothill Boulevard at 10 a.m.
Starts at Mt. Gleason and proceeds down Foothill Boulevard to the Sunland Park
Festivities begin at 5 p.m. at Verdugo Hills High School
Fireworks display at 9 p.m.
10625 Plainview Ave.
Tujunga, CA 91042
(818) 352-4433

Torrance/Palos Verdes
Barge off Torrance Beach
387 Paseo de la Playa
Fireworks start at 9 p.m.

Walnut High School
21201 La Puente Road
Walnut, CA 91789
Fireworks start at 9 p.m.

Whittier (Private)
Friendly Hills Country Club
8500 Villaverde Dr.
Whittier, CA 90605
Celebration begins at 6 p.m. with games, face painting, live music and a BBQ buffet
Fireworks at 9 p.m.

Woodland Hills
Councilman Dennis P. Zine’s July 4th Fireworks Extravaganza
Warner Ranch Park
21820 Califa St.
Woodland Hills, 91367
Concert begins at 6 p.m., fireworks at 9:08 p.m.