Although there are no firework shows offered in Santa Monica on the 4th of July, grab a few friends or the whole family and create your own 4th of July viewing party of the Marina del Rey Fireworks show.
There’s no better place in Los Angeles to see 4th of July 4th fireworks than in L.A.'s Marina. Enjoy dinner at waterfront restaurants in Marina del Rey with the best firework views. Charter a yacht for the ultimate close-up! Or head to Burton Chace Park (limited entry after 5 p.m. only this year) or Fisherman’s Village for a family-friendly party atmosphere.
The Marina del Rey fireworks in celebration of Independence day start at 9 p.m. and last 10 minutes. This is a popular event, with visitors traveling to the area from throughout the Southland. Plan to arrive as early as 1 p.m. and stay in the Marina area to avoid traffic.
Enjoy the show with synchronized music at either Burton Chace Park (13650 Mindanao Way) or Fisherman's Village (13755 Fiji Way). Cost: Free
Known as a premier viewing location for Marina del Rey fireworks, Burton Chace Park will open at 5 p.m. on July 4th. The fireworks display and accompanying soundtrack played over loudspeakers at the park's west end will begin at 9 p.m.
Aiming to reduce the number of people that gather at Burton Chace Park on July 4th to view the fireworks show, the park will be closed to the general public on July 4th. Only pre-registered guests are allowed entry from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Go to Eventbrite to register for a FREE ticket.
A ticket does guarantee entry into the park, as capacity is very limited. Admission is based on a first-come, first-serve basis. Entry into the park before 5 p.m. will not be permitted, and no lining up for entrance before 4 p.m.
The fireworks will be launched from a barge off the Marina’s south jetty. You can view the Marina del Rey fireworks show from virtually anywhere in Marina del Rey, Venice Pier, Playa Vista, and Dockweiler Beach.
City Cruises will offer special July 4 cruises. Reserve ASAP at City Cruises website. Alternatively, you can charter a private yacht to get the ultimate close-up view. Click here to find information about companies properly licensed to operate charters in the Marina here.
You'll not only avoid a traffic jam that lasts for hours post-show; you'll be rewarded with close-up views and the ear-numbing sounds of a truly spectacular 4th of July fireworks show.
A special event parking rate of $20 per vehicle for the public parking lots in Marina del Rey will apply on July 4th. View parking map.
On July 4th, the WaterBus will operate from noon until 8 p.m. Your wait time may be longer than usual. PLEASE NOTE: No WaterBus service to/from Burton Chace Park on July 4th.
Get around the Marina by riding Circuit, a FREE electric shuttle that you can either wave down when you see it or download the RIDE CIRCUIT app on your phone to schedule a pick-up. Click here to view the street closures list in and around Marina del Rey on July 4th.
Street closures will start as early as 1:00 p.m. and will continue throughout the day. Please note that the times and locations of street closures are subject to change at any time due to traffic conditions.
You can create a private viewing party and forgo the crowds and post-display parking snarls at several prime viewing spots in Santa Monica.
From anywhere on Santa Monica State Beach, on the 17th-floor Penthouse bar and restaurant at the Huntley Hotel, and from the newly revamped Onyx rooftop bar at Hotel Shangri-la, you're in prime viewing territory for the fireworks shows in Pacific Palisades to the north, and the Marina del Rey, Culver City, and Westchester fireworks show to the south.