The 92nd annual AmericaFest at the Rose Bowl features activities including a fun zone during the day, music in the evening and fireworks at night.
Where: Rose Bowl, 1001 Rose Bowl Drive, Pasadena
When: 2-9:30 p.m. July 4
Cost: $30 reserved, $15 general admission
Information: 800-745-3000, rosebowlstadium.com/events/detail/america-fest
Live entertainment, family games, arts & crafts, historic tours and more happen aboard the Queen Mary. Music by Swing Cats Lil Big Band, pop music duo The Blackwells and country-pop singer-songwriter Kaitlyn Weathers. A fireworks spectacular with patriotic music will be the night’s send-off. Insider tip: Buy tickets early; the event generally sells out.
Where: Queen Mary, 1126 Queens Highway, Long Beach
When: 2-10 p.m. July 4
Cost: $44 ages 12 and up, $24 ages 4-11
The Go-Go’s, who still have the beat, will be headlining three nights of music — with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Air Force Band of the Golden West — and fireworks, July 2-4.
Where: Hollywood Bowl, 2301 N. Highland Ave., Los Angeles
When: 7:30 p.m. July 2-4
Disneyland Resort arguably has the best year-round fireworks display anywhere in Southern California, so it certainly should be another spectacular show on the Fourth.
Where: Disneyland Resort, 1313 Disneyland Drive, Anaheim
When: July 4
Cost: $135 for park admission; free to watch fireworks from outside the parks