• Fireworks in a park

      Fireworks in the park (Photo – Oliver Clarke).

      Get ready for a variety of local celebrations and fireworks shows on July 4th.

      By Katlyn Ong

      With food, live entertainment, games, and fireworks shows, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.


      Fourth of July Celebration
      July 4, 2024
      4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
      Almansor Park
      800 S. Almansor St.
      Alhambra, CA 91801

      Get ready for an unforgettable Independence Day at the City of Alhambra’s Fourth of July Celebration at Almansor Park. Bring family and friends for an evening packed with delicious food, exciting games, and live entertainment. Cap off the night with a dazzling fireworks show at 9:00 pm.

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      fireworks near a building

      (Photo – CrescentaValleyFireworks_

      La Crescenta

      Crescenta Valley Fireworks
      July 4, 2024
      4:00 pm
      La Crescenta Elementary Field
      4343 La Crescenta Ave.
      La Crescenta-Montrose, CA 91214

      The Crescenta Valley Fireworks Association will host their annual fireworks show on Thursday, July 4th, 2024. This year’s event will be held at La Crescenta Elementary field because of the stadium build at CV. The in-person show will have choreographed music and will be best seen from the field, but the higher fireworks will be visible to residents across the Crescenta Valley.

      The field will open at 4:00 pm. Attendees are welcome to set up blankets and chairs, but nothing may be staked into the field. Water is the only thing allowed on the field, but there will be a large seating area to enjoy the food from the food trucks that will be in attendance. Live music will be performed by the Mary Dyer band until the show begins around 9:10 pm.

      Pre-sale tickets are $9 and tickets purchased the day of the event are $10. Tickets for active military and children 7 or under are free. For a list of locations to purchase tickets or more information, click here.

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      fireworks against a pole

      Monrovia Fireworks at Library Park, 2014 (Photo – Facebook)


      4th of July Concert & Fireworks Show
      July 4, 2024
      7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
      Library Park
      321 S. Myrtle Avenue
      Monrovia, California 91016

      The City of Monrovia’s renowned 4th of July Concert and Fireworks Show is scheduled to take place on Thursday, July 4, 2024, in Library Park. Live entertainment will begin at 7:00 pm. Following the concert, a free 20 minute fireworks show will begin at 9:00 pm. Spectators may reserve space in the park beginning at 6:00 am. The space reserved can be a maximum of 10 x 10 feet, which must be supervised at all times.

      For additional information, contact the Monrovia Community Center at (626) 256-8246.

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      LA Galaxy vs. LAFC Soccer Match (and Fireworks)
      July 4, 2024
      7:30 pm
      Rose Bowl Stadium
      1001 Rose Bowl Drive
      Pasadena, CA 91103

      Cross-town rivals, the LA Galaxy and LAFC, will return with a world class soccer match on July 4, 2024. The Rose Bowl Stadium served as the home venue for the LA Galaxy from 1996-2002 and will once again provide the biggest stage for Los Angeles’ marquee soccer rivalry. The Fourth of July match will mark the 28th MLS regular-season match held on July 4th for the LA Galaxy.

      Before and during the match there will be activations honoring local Veterans, and following the conclusion of the match at 9:45 pm, the club and the Rose Bowl Stadium will continue its 98-year tradition of providing the largest and longest-running fireworks display on the West Coast for fans in attendance and the local community alike.

      The Rialto-California based company, Pyro Spectaculars by Souza has been providing firework entertainment at the Rose Bowl Stadium for more than 35 years and is known worldwide for extraordinary firework displays, producing shows for the NFL Super Bowls, the Olympic Games, and other major events throughout the world.

      > To purchase tickets, click here.


      Pasadena Senior Center Fourth of July Celebration
      July 4, 2024
      1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
      Pasadena Senior Center
      85 East Holly Street
      Pasadena, CA 91103

      Happy birthday, America! Amber waves of grain and purple mountain majesties will be on everyone’s minds when the Pasadena Senior Center presents the annual Fourth of July luncheon and dance. The Scott Pavilion will be adorned with red, white, and blue décor as everyone celebrates America’s independence with a sumptuous lunch prepared by Neighborhood Survants, a local nonprofit organization that offers youths and community leaders empowerment workshops and other services.

      The Great American Swing Band will provide music for listening, dancing, and toe-tapping to complement this celebration of our nation’s independence, including patriotic tunes, the Big Band era, R&B, swing, jazz, and more.

      > The cost is $15 for members and $20 for nonmembers of all ages. To register or for more information, visit this website or call 626-795-4331. Reservations must be made by July 1. Tickets will not be available at the door.

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      spectators watching a drone show of an American Flag

      Drone Show (Photo – City of San Gabriel)

      4th of July celebration (File photo – sangabrielcity.com)

      San Gabriel

      Independence Day Celebration
      July 3, 2024
      5:00 pm – 9:30 pm
      Gabrielino High School
      1327 S San Gabriel Blvd.
      San Gabriel, CA 91776

      Enjoy live performances, food trucks, community booths, games, and crafts. The drone show will be at 9:00 pm. Pre-registration is required for admittance. To register, click here or call 626-308-2875. Admittance to the event will end at 8:50 pm. For questions or concerns email CommSrvInfo@sgch.org.

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      San Marino

      Independence Day Parade Palooza
      July 4, 2024
      7:00 am – 9:30 pm
      Lacy Park
      1485 Virginia Road
      San Marino, CA 91108

      The City has assumed management of the 4th of July parade, which is held in the late afternoon (4:45 pm) before the fireworks at 9:00 pm. All community groups, organizations, and businesses are encouraged to come make some noise and join in this proud community tradition. The parade route, lined with supportive neighbors and friends, travels approximately 1.5 miles along Monterey Road to Virginia Road and through Lacy Park.

      The Independence Day Celebration will be from 7:00 am – 9:30 pm at Lacy Park. This is a ticketed event and wristbands are required for adults and youth over 2 years old. Pre-sale wristbands are $5 for residents (proof of residency is required) and $15 for non-residents. Wristbands purchased on the day of the event are $20 for residents and non-residents.

      Wristbands can be purchased until Wednesday, July 3 at the following locations:

      • San Marino Community Center
        1800 Huntington Drive
        Monday – Thursday, 7:00 am – 5:00 pm
        Friday, 7:00 am – 11:00 am
      • Crowell Public Library
        1890 Huntington Dive
        Monday – Thursday, 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
        Friday – Saturday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
        Sunday, 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

      > For questions or information about the event, call the General Information Line at (626) 943-2627 or visit this website.

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      People holding a banner for 4th of July

      (Photo – @SierraMadreFourthofJuly)

      Sierra Madre

      Community Picnic
      July 3, 2024
      5:00 pm – 10:30 pm
      Memorial Park
      222 Sierra Madre Blvd.
      Sierra Madre, CA 91024

      Celebrations kick off on July 3 with a community picnic at Memorial Park from 5:00 pm – 10:30 pm. This event will feature non-profit booths, kids activities, food trucks, confetti eggs, a dunk tank, Friends of Heasley Field Beer Garden, and more. From 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm hear live music by Groovy Lemon Pie, and enjoy a bubble wrap fireworks show at 8:00 pm.


      Independence Day Parade and Celebration
      July 4, 2024
      10:00 am
      Sierra Madre Blvd. (Starting at Sunnyside Ave. and Ending at Rancho Rd.)

      For the main event, Sierra Madre’s Independence Day Parade starts at 10:00 am on July 4. The parade route starts at Sunnyside Ave. and moves east on Sierra Madre Blvd., ending at Rancho Rd. Prior to the parade, a 5K Fun Run will be held at the YMCA at 7:00 am. The YMCA will also be open for free swim from 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm. The Woman’s Club will host a pre-parade community open house with continental breakfast and live music by The Wabash Wailers at 8:00 am.


      Movie in the Park
      July 5, 2024
      7:45 pm
      Memorial Park
      222 Sierra Madre Blvd.
      Sierra Madre, CA 91024

      Following a lively day, wind down with a movie in the park. Bring lawn chairs and blankets to enjoy a showing of Barbie in Memorial Park at 7:45 pm on July 5. Ice Princess will be selling frozen treats.

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      photos of banner, man dressed with American Flag and a float

      South Pasadena’s 4th of July Festival of Balloons (Photos – City of South Pasadena)

      South Pasadena

      Festival of Balloons
      July 4, 2024
      11:00 am
      Diamond Avenue (Starting at the Library Community Room and Ending at Garfield Park)

      Celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Festival of Balloons and walk or ride along the route. The event starts at 11:00 am on Diamond Avenue by the Library Community Room and ends at Garfield Park. Following the parade, the City will host a party in the park at Garfield Park. Fireworks will follow starting at 9:00 pm at South Pasadena High School, with a pre-show concert from 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm.

      This year’s theme is “Hometown Heroes: Celebrating the Spirit of Community.” Groups are encouraged to incorporate the theme into their entry’s decorations and to include music. Families will have the opportunity to march with the Library. Participants may join the Library staff under the Moreton Bay Fig tree on the Diamond Avenue side of the Library Park at 10:30 am on Thursday, July 4 to participate. No registration is required for the parade. Strollers and wagons are encouraged. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

      > For more information, contact the Community Services Department at (626) 403-7380 or by email at specialevents@southpasadenaca.gov.

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      Pasadena Complete Streets Coalition biking event on the 4thPasadena

      Fireworks by Bike
      July 4, 2024
      7:00 pm- 10:00 pm
      W. Washington Blvd and N. Arroyo Blvd
      Pasadena, CA

      Join a bike-loving crowd for fun, food and fireworks.

      Bring your favorite snacks and beverages (but no alcohol please). The party starts at 7 pm just above the Arroyo, at N. Arroyo and W. Washington. Bikes and pedestrians will be able to pass through traffic control.

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      1. Chris Leverich says:

        Please, no noisy fireworks that scare pets and wildlife. Drones are the way to go!

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