Fireworks extravaganzas in and around the 818

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11th Annual Fireworks Celebration at CBS Studio Center

Enjoy the 4th of July on a real Studio lot!  This year’s event celebrates 40 years of Woodstock, featuring The Classic Kings of Rock and CBS 2/KCAL 9 hosts Josh Rubenstein and Vera Jimenez. Also magicians, kidszone, music for tots. Bring a picnic or buy food at the festival.  Check out the special VIP tickets which includes dinner in an air conditioned soundstage, complete with carving stations, Glenfiddich Single Malt Whisky tasting,  sake tasting, beer and wine, preferred parking and viewing the fireworks spectacular on a rooftop!


See fireworks from a roof at the CBS Studio Center for a special ticket price.

Vera Jimenez

Vera Jimenez

Tickets: Adult $15 ($20 day of event), Child (12 & under) $8 ($10 day of the event). New this year: See the fireworks from the roof! $20 additional with purchase general ticket (first come, first served and may not be available the day of the event. VIP tickets Adult $100, Child $50, includes the above-mentioned dinner in a soundstage. 

Josh Rubenstein

Josh Rubenstein

NOTE:  Tickets will be sold at Radford Gate (4024 Radford Avenue) from 9 – 2 Friday and Saturday for  pre-event day prices.

Sponsored by the Studio City Chamber of Commerce, CBS Studio Center, CBS 2 KCAL 9, the East Valley Multi-Purpose Senior Center. For tickets and info, (818) 655-5916.
CBS Studio Center 4024 Radford Avenue, Studio City Event time 6 pm to 9 pm. Gates open at 5:30 pm and close at 8pm.

Dennis P. Zine Annual July Fourth Fireworks Extravaganza

Entertainment by Pierce College Symphonic Winds, a dance review by Dance Dimensions of Woodland Hills, entertainers Don Sweeney and The SRO Big Band will play a tribute to the U.S.O. shows, and be on hand to play some of the Big Band Era favorites and pop classics. Also appearing: The Swing Dolls a dynamic-trio that sings tributes to the Andrews Sisters and the McGuire Sisters.


Don Sweeney and the SRO Big Band

Food vendors, children’s play zone. Absolutely no fireworks or alcohol allowed. Violators will be arrested and prosecuted.   A suggested donation of $5 is greatly appreciated to help offset street closure and City Permits. Look for our volunteers at every entrance to the park. Event begins at 6pm with a 26 minute fireworks show starting at 9:05 pm, set to live music.Warner Park 5800 Topanga Canyon Blvd. Woodland Hills. Parking is $15 per car in any designated Warner Center Parking Structure on Califa Street between Topanga and Canoga or on Oxnard between Topanga and Canoga. Additional parking is available at Westfield Promenade in designated areas.

Hollywood Bowl

Hollywood Bowl

The Hollywood Bowl

An all-American hero headlines the Hollywood Bowl’s annual U.S. birthday bash! John Fogerty, the guitar and voice of Creedence Clearwater Revival and a master craftsman of classic rock ‘n’ roll, is enjoying an enormously successful solo career. Don’t miss an electrifying night of “Fogerty and Fireworks” – with drummer Kenny Aronoff – playing favorite American orchestral classics and a rollicking set by America’s favorite son.  The Hollywood Bowl 2301 North Highland Avenue Hollywood (323) 850.2000

The Starlight Bowl in Burbank

The Starlight Bowl Photo: City of Burbank

The Starlight Bowl Photo: City of Burbank

Located in the Verdugo Hills,  the Starlight Bowl kicks off its summer series this Saturday with a 4th of July fireworks show, featuring the Burbank Philharmonic, special guest soloist Athena Mertes, and the Swing Kings. Tickets will not be available at the door. Bring your own picnic or purchase food provided by BJ’s Restaurant at the venue. Wine and beer are permitted, but no hard liquor.   Purchase your tickets online or at the Community Services Building, 150 North Third Street, 3rd Floor, Burbank open Monday – Friday, 9 – 4:30

The Starlight Bowl is located at 1249 Lockheed View Drive Burbank. Parking opens at 4:30 p.m. Parking is $5.00 per vehicle and this event will be stacked parking. Gates to the Starlight Bowl will open at 6:00 p.m. and the performance will begin at 6:30 p.m. No tickets will be sold at the door.

The 2009 15th Annual Hansen Dam Fourth of July Celebration

Richie Valens Photo: Hazan Gallery

Richie Valens Photo: Hazan Gallery

This year’s event is in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the loss of hometown hero Ritchie Valens,  rock and roll legends Buddy Holly and the Big Bopper. Along with the celebratory festivities and fireworks, the day will be highlighted with performance by Tierra, and tribute bands, which will honor these early rock heroes. Some of the performers and attendees are  family members, such as Maria Elena Holly, wife of Buddy Holly and Mario and Ernie Valens. Also performing will be John Mueller, the only officially sanctioned Buddy Holly tribute performer, with Tommy Allsup, an original Buddy Holly band member, plus other surprise guests.  Hansen Dam Park 11770 Foothill Blvd Lake View Terrace, CA 91342 Saturday, July 4th, 10:30 am to 9:00 pm Fireworks: 9 to 9:30 pm /

Americafest” 83rd Annual 4th of July Celebration at the Rose Bowl

For the second year, the Rose Bowl presents Drum Corps International (DCI), Marching Music’s Major Leagues, with five of the nation’s best Drum Corps units performing their field shows and music with amazing precision. Last year their electrifying show captivated the audience with their youthful energy and excitement. A world-class fireworks show by  producers, Pyro Spectaculars by Souza, has become known as the “Fireworks Ambassadors to the World” by developing revolutionary choreography methods and precisely firing fireworks to music at the biggest events around the globe.

Happy Birthday, America!

Happy Birthday, America!

The event will honor the men and women who have served and are actively serving in the Armed Forces, at home and around the world. Veterans and active military organizations will be on hand to exhibit and demonstrate their services. There will be a military flyover, and a tribute to the men and women from the surrounding communities who have given their lives defending freedom in the Middle East. Members of the active military and their families will be admitted free by showing their current military identification at Rose Bowl Gate B the day of the event.

July 4th Fireworks in Marina del Rey

The traditional fireworks extravaganza over Marina del Rey takes place on Saturday, July 4th, at 9 p.m., and lasts approximately 20 minutes. Music coordinated with the fireworks display can be heard on KXLU FM radio, 88.9. The music will also be relayed over loudspeakers in Burton Chace Park.

Where to Watch the Fireworks
Fireworks are launched from a floating barge located in the waters of the main channel between Fisherman’s Village and the Breakwater (the ocean entrance to the harbor).
Depending upon weather and cloud cover on the night of the show, the fireworks can usually be seen throughout the marina, and from the waterfront side of most hotels, restaurants, beaches, apartments and anchorages. You may be able to glimpse the fireworks from afar from Playa del Rey and Venice Beach Pier. Popular locations include:

  • Fisherman’s Village, 13755 Fiji Way (2 blocks west of Lincoln Blvd.)
  • Burton Chace Park, 13650 Mindanao Way (1 block west of Admiralty Way)
  • Marina Beach (Mother’s Beach), 4101 Admiralty Way (1 block south of Washington Blvd.)

Come early! Parking lots fill up early on July 4th. There is no on-street parking inside Marina del Rey. Parking is available in 14 self-pay public lots. Most parking lots are full by 6 p.m.

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