Where to watch fireworks in and around the San Fernando Valley

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BY MY DAILY FIND STAFF

Celebrate America’s 234th birthday with firework festival choices for all ages in and around the San Fernando Valley.

Salute to the Soul of America in Burbank

The Starlight Bowl’s 2010 Summer Concert Season kicks off with a “Salute to the Soul of America” with the Burbank Phiharmonic, followed by the soulful, Motown sounds of Stone Soul. It’s evening of music and Americana culminating in a fireworks finale in this beautiful mountain canyon setting. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. Entertainment from 6:30 – 9:00 p.m. Fireworks – 9:00 p.m Tickets are NOT available at the gate for this show.  For tickets and information, www.starlightbowl.com/july4.html

Fireworks Spectacular at Calabasas High School
It’s a fun family 4th of July with fireworks at Calabasas High School. In addition to the fireworks, there will be a live musical tribute to Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin’” and a Free Family Fun Zone with Balloon Artists, Rides, Games, Uncle Sam & More. Food available for sale on site: BBQ, roasted corn, snow cones, kettle corn & more. ALCOHOL FREE ZONE. You must pick up tickets in advance. www.cityofcalabasas.com/july4th.html Children under 2 Free. $10 pp.

Annual San Fernando Valley Independence Day Celebration at Hansen Dam

A FREE holiday celebration  featuring music and other live entertainment, food, and fireworks. Take a swim in the 1.5-acre swim lake available for use during the day.  July 4, 10 am  to 10 pm.  Hansen Dam Recreation Area, 11770 Foothill Blvd., Lake View Terrace.Info: 1-888-LA PARKS (527-2757), www.laparks.org

July 4th Fireworks Spectacular with the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl

Celebrate America’s birthday three nights straight under the stars with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, country superstar Vince Gill, and the famed firework display. 50% discount for children 12 and under!  Fri-Sun, Jul 2-4, 7:30pm – Hollywood Bowl, 2301 North Highland Avenue, Hollywood. For tickets and more info, www.hollywoodbowl.com

Americafest 2010 at The Rose Bowl in Pasadena

There’s  music, food and fireworks at this annual Rose Bowl event.  Including the Entertainment Drum Corps International with World Class Unit Performances. Tickets $13. Children 7 & under FREE. Active Military with ID FREE. www.rosebowlstadium.com/RoseBowl_Americafest.htm. Sun, Jul 4, 2 – 9 pm – Rose Bowl, 1001 Rose Bowl Dr, Pasadena

4th of July Spectacular in Northridge (Porter Ranch)

The FREE festival and fireworks show at Shepherd of the Hills Church in Porter Ranch includes moon bounces and face painting for the children, an outdoor stage show as well as optional food purchases from over a dozen local food vendors. The finale is an aerial fireworks display. July 4, 4:30 pm – 10 pm, Gates open at 4:30.Shepherd of the Hills Church , 19700 Rinaldi Street, Porter Ranch, CA 91326.  www.theshepherd.org/events/4th-of-july-spectacular

The 12th Annual July 4th Fireworks Festival at CBS Studio Center  in Studio City

Celebrate this year with the Grand Ole Americana theme on an actual studio backlot , featuring musical entertainers Shel and Cody Bryant on the mainstage, while the VIP room hosts Jaron and the Long Road to Love. This is a fun-filled annual family festival features  All American Smokehouse BBQ, a children’s fun zone, a green and business exposition — and of course, a spectacular aerial fireworks display!  Benefits the TJ Martell Foundation.  July 4, 5:00 – 9:30 pm, gates open at 4:30 pm. CBS Studio Center, 4024 Radford Ave., Studio City, Los Angeles Cost: Adults $15 advance, $20 at the gate, Children 6-12 $8 advance, $10 at the gate, add $20 for rooftop viewing access or pay $100 for VIP tickets. Free Parking. Info: 818-655-5916, www.studiocitychamber.com

Annual Dennis P. Zine July 4th Extravaganza in Woodland Hills

This Fourth of July fireworks festival in the West Valley is part of the Concert on the Green series with food vendors, a play zone, a free concert and fireworks show.  The featured entertainment is  the band, Mrs. Robinson, that spans five decades of music, including rock, pop, disco, and blues. 6pm.  Fireworks begin at 9:05 pm. Warner Park, 5800, Topanga Canyon Blvd., Woodland Hills.  Info: 818-704-1358, www.valleycultural.org

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