South Bay Guide to the 4th of July

South Bey 4th of July Events


It’s that time of year again, 4th of July is here and we are so excited to celebrate Independence Day with friends and family! The South Bay has a lot of celebrations happening this year, but not all events are going on as planned.

Here is our list of the top celebrations in the South Bay! We’ve created a list of all the fun activities around town!  How are you spending the 4th?  Let us know in the comments!

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Guide to 4th of July in the South Bay

Redondo Beach


Celebrate Independence Day with a scenic run along the Pacific Ocean and enjoy our 28th Annual 5K and Firecracker Dash on Saturday, July 3rd, 2021 at 8:00am! All participants will receive an Independence Day run t-shirt. There will be chip timing, age division awards, and cash prizes to the top three overall male and female runners in the 5K run. All kids dash finishers receive medals too!  Details Here.

Celebrate Independence Day at the City of Redondo Beach Fireworks at Seaside Lagoon!

A family-friendly community event and a front row seat for the Fireworks Spectacular. Seating at the Seaside Lagoon.  Show begins at 9 p.m.

Don’t Miss July 4th in Riviera Village!

The day’s celebration includes a beer garden and live music situated on Avenue I between S Catalina Avenue and The Esplanade from 2 PM to 9:30 PM.

Location: On Avenue I between S Catalina Avenue and The Esplanade


Feed the Kitty – 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Jimmy Z & the Tribe – 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Mitch Perry Group – 7:30pm to 9:00pm

When the sun sets over the Pacific, keep your gaze there, because you will be treated to a dazzling July 4th fireworks display! The set-up will be on a barge  across from Avenue I.

El Segundo


The City of El Segundo is excited to announce that the City will host a 4th of July Fireworks display this year, subject to compliance with all state and county safety protocols. There are ongoing discussions about whether or not to resume other activities at Recreation Park typically associated with the fireworks display (family activities, food booths, live music, etc.), and a decision will be based on pending guidance from Los Angeles County.  More information about the fireworks display will be available at Stay tuned for updates.

Manhattan Beach




The City of Torrance is celebrating the 4th of July with a fireworks show! Join us on Sunday, July 4 for an evening that will bring you joy and laughter.

The City has yet to announce any details about the 4th of July Fireworks Celebration, but we’ll keep you updated right here with all the information as soon as it becomes available. Until then, don’t forget that there are plenty of other ways to enjoy Independence Day in Torrance–from watching fireworks from your own backyard or taking a boat tour around our beautiful harbor. Happy Fourth of July!

The City will have more information regarding the 4th of July Fireworks Celebration, Road Closures, and potential viewing areas, will be available after June 15, 2021.

Rancho Palos Verdes

Rancho Palos Verdes July Fourth Celebration!

Thursday, July 4th 11am-5pm Point Vicente Park/Civic Center 30940 Hawthorne Blvd Come and celebrate this traditional day of family fun with nonstop enjoyment! Admission to this celebration is FREE. Complimentary shuttle service to and from Point Vicente Interpretive Center provided. Limited on-site parking available for $7.00.

Palos Verdes 4th of July Celebration – CANCELED – Returning 2022

The Port of Los Angeles

The Port of Los Angeles will celebrate Independence Day with a free fireworks show for all to enjoy over Cabrillo Beach, on Sunday, July 4, starting at 9 p.m. Remember, fireworks are illegal in the City of Los Angeles – leave the displays to the professionals.

San Pedro


The Annual San Pedro 4th of July Community Observance will be held Sunday, July 4, 2021 at Angels Gate Park, home of the Korean Friendship Bell. The Korean Bell, one of San Pedro’s most enduring landmarks, plays a key role in the ceremonial observance.  The ceremony will begin at 11:00 AM and includes the posting of the colors and remarks by elected officials Supervisor Janice Hahn, Senator Steven Bradford, and members of the Korean community.   

To conclude the ceremonial portion of the day, the assembled guest speakers and dignitaries will lead the audience in reciting the names of the 13 original American states. As they read the names, the representatives of the San Pedro and Korean Communities will strike a battering ram into the massive bell, ringing once for each state. The Korean Bell is rung officially on four other occasions each year – Korean Independence Day (August 15th) Constitution Day (September 21st), New Year’s Eve and Korean American Day (January 13th).

Angels Gate Park is located at 3601 South Gaffey Street in San Pedro. The free event, conducted every year since the Korean Bell’s installation in 1976 is sponsored by the Office of Councilman Joe Buscaino; the City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks; the San Pedro Chamber of Commerce; and the Korean Friendship Bell Preservation Committee (KFBPC).


LA Galaxy July 4th Fireworks. The LA Galaxy will host their 23rd annual Fourth of July Fireworks Show – the longest-standing Fourth of July fireworks show in all of professional sports – after the match at StubHub Center against D.C. United on Wednesday, July 4 at 7:30 p.m. PT (Spectrum SportsNet; Spectrum Deportes). Tickets for the match and postgame fireworks show, presented by Alaska Airlines, are available now at

Long Beach


Justin Rudd’s “Great American 4th of July Kids Bike Parade” presented by Rudd’s nonprofit 501c3 “Community Action Team (CAT).”

Bike Parade set for July 4, 2021

• 9:40 a.m., Kids patriotic speech contest (90-seconds max., per speech), free
• 9:50 a.m., Kids patriotic costume contest, free
• 10 a.m., Bike parade, all ages, free

All events take place at 1 Granada Ave., 90803. Details here



Come Celebrate 4th of July at Shoreline Village

Live Music & Fireworks!

Live Music: 12-4 PM & 5-9PM
Fireworks: Start at 9:00PM

$25 Flat Fee Parking
Limited Parking
Public Transportation Encouraged

Need some ideas on places to go? Check out our fun South Bay guides and our community calendar for fun events!

Need some food suggestions, support our local South Bay restaurants and check out our local food guides!

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