New Year’s Eve Fireworks at the Marina

Marina
Marina Harbor with Burton Chace Park, a prime viewing location, on the far side

Good news for many area residents: the annual Marina del Rey New Year’s Eve fireworks show is a go.

After L.A. County canceled this year’s July 4 fireworks show at the Marina due to budget tightening, private interests stepped up to assist with funding to put on the New Year’s Eve display. That’s cause for a double celebration.

The fireworks show gets warmed up at 11:55 p.m., but, given the public parking and traffic challenges during Marina del Rey events, I’d plan to get there quite a bit earlier.

Win Tickets to The Hollywood Bowl for 4th of July!

4th of July 2007 by Jodi

We are giving away tickets to the Hollywood Bowl’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular!

This year’s extravaganza features America’s favorite blue-eyed soul duo, Daryl Hall & John Oates, performing with the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, led by Principle Guest Conductor Thomas Wilkins (he’s wonderful!)

The evening will be capped off by the always impressive Hollywood Bowl fireworks. I’ve been to many, many fireworks shows at the Bowl and have been amazed and delighted every time. Every Angeleno should experience it at least once!

Leave a comment below and you might be the lucky reader chosen to win a pair of tickets to this year’s Hollywood Bowl 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular!

Congrats Edgar Ybarra! I hope you enjoy the show! It should be fantastic!

 

No 4th of July Fireworks for Marina del Rey

Marina del Rey 4th of July
Marina del Rey 4th of July reveler from apparently cash flush 2009

According to the Los Angeles County Department of Beaches and Harbors (see top link under “News and Press Releases”), “[t]here will be no fireworks display this year in Marina del Rey in celebration of Independence Day on Monday, July 4, 2011 due to budget curtailments.” That has got to be a big disappointment not just to locals who enjoy the big fireworks show from the Marina Boat Channel, Burton Chace Park, Venice Beach, and Playa del Rey, but also to many other Angelenos who braved the local driving and parking nightmares in previous years to see it too.

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Fireworks For The Fourth

You like fireworks? We got fireworks!

Los Angeles, you may have noticed, is a large place, so there are many spots to see fireworks this weekend. Click here for a full list of viewing places, times and prices (if applicable). And the fireworks are not only on the 4th. If you need to get your pyrotechnic needs filled early, here are some of the spots you can see fireworks tonight, July 3:

Catalina Island at Isthmus Cove 9:00 PM

Home Depot Center (Carson) during the Chivas USA vs. Philadelphia Union match (Game at 7:30, fireworks following the match)

Norwalk has 2 spots, both at 9:00 PM:
Cerritos College (11110 E. Alondra Blvd.)
North City Library – Parking Lot (12350 Imperial Highway)

Long Beach
The Queen Mary is having a weekend full of food, music and activities for an admission price. Each evening ends with fireworks at 9:00 PM.

Lawndale
Luezinger High School, Field (41118 W. Rosecrans Ave.) 9:00 PM

To help you remember what all the fuss is about, why not read the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution (including the Bill of Rights) again?

Tomorrow, the 4th of July, there are larger events (that include fireworks) happening all over town: LA Coliseum, San Fernando Recreation Park, Pomona Fairplex, Hollywood Bowl, The Rose Bowl. Again, click here for details on each of these big events and a full list of fireworks shows throughout the weekend.

Here are a few highlights for neighborhood shows.

Artesia
Artesia Community Park
12000 block of South Street / Elaine
Admission is free
9:00 p.m.

Carson
Home Depot Center
LA Galaxy vs. Seattle Sounders Soccer Match (LANDON DONOVAN ALERT!)
Game at 7:30, Post game fireworks

Cerritos
Cerritos High School
12500 E. 183rd Street
9:00 p.m.

Downey
Downey High School
10410 Brookshire (Brookshire and Firestone)
5:00 – 8:30 p.m. Food and Family Fun
9:00 p.m. 25-minute Fireworks Show

Huntington Beach
City Beach (between Main and Beach Blvd.)
$10 tickets on pier seating (hb4thofjuly.org for tickets)
Free on beach

La Habra
La Habra High School (Baseball Field)
801 Highlander
9:00 p.m.

Walnut
Walnut High School
South end of Baseball Field
21207 La Puente Road
9:00 p.m.