Fireworks Shows: July 1-4
2018 will have the traditional Fireworks shows, which are getting more impressive each year!
On Sunday, July 1, there is a major show inside Redondo Beach’s Seaside Lagoon which will be visible from the Pier and Harbor areas and will feature live music and all-day entertainment. With budget cuts canceling the traditional huge shows at Wilson Park in Torrance, the Redondo show will be one of the largest in southern California. The Redondo Beach Independence Day Celebration at Seaside Lagoon starts at 2pm with many activities for kids and families including live bands, arts/crafts, workshops, water activities, dancing, food & beverage and more! Fireworks show will begin at 9pm, choreographed to patriotic music. Tickets available here.
Torrance fireworks: The City of Torrance will be hosting a giant 4th of July fireworks show at the Toyota Sports Complex at the Torrance Civic Center. Tickets will be required to enter the Toyota Sports Complex viewing area. These FREE tickets are available now, and must be picked up in advance from either the Cultural Arts Center Box office at the James Armstrong Theatre (3330 Civic Center Drive) or from the Community Services Department located in the West Annex of City Hall (3031 Torrance Blvd). For more information, call the Community Services Office at (310) 618-2930. All other viewing areas will be 1st com, 1st serve. The street closures around the area will begin at 5:00 p.m. so plan accordingly. A map of the parking, launch location and more can be found here.
El Segundo fireworks: El Segundo’s annual Fourth of July celebration will take place beginning at 10 a.m. in Recreation Park, 401 E. Sheldon St. There will be food, games, contests and music. Other Gundo-like festivities happen throughout the day in this small town, seaside hamlet: water-balloon toss, pie-eating contest, and watermelon-eating contest. Live music from 5 to 7pm and the fireworks will begin at 9 p.m. To buy wristbands for grandstand seats and resident priority seating, call 310-524-2700.
Marina Del Rey: Marina del Rey’s firework show is back with a new budget thanks to donations from local sponsors. The roughly 20-minute show starts at 9 p.m. over the Main Channel. The pyrotechnic display will be choreographed to music that will be broadcast over KXLU-FM 88.9 and relayed over loudspeakers in Burton Chace Park. The park is at 13650 Mindanao Way (one block west of Admiralty Way) and Fisherman’s Village is at 13755 Fiji Way. To find out more about the show including some of the best spots to see the fireworks, check out their site.
RAT Beach fireworks. The Briles family previously hosted its privately funded fireworks show off the coast of RAT beach near Palos Verdes. After a hiatus, the show is back on this year! Big shout out to the owner of Pedone’s Pizza, Mike Russell, for drumming up the funds to allow it to happen in 2018. Held right after nightfall, right after Torrance.