4 things to do for 4th of July in the South Bay

1. Hit the Beach

If you are looking to celebrate independence day with thousands of others while soaking up the sun, then hit the sand and you are destined for a good time. Any beach in the South Bay will do, but remember that parking is always a nightmare so park far away and try to walk or maybe even Uber or Lyft as close as you can to the sand. 

2. Firework Shows

Catch the spectacular night time fire works shows all across the South Bay. 

  • Torrance - The City of Torrance will host their Fireworks Show on July 4 in the Civic Center area. The internal Civic Center parking lot will be closed for the launching of the fireworks, however surrounding parking lots will be open for the general public to view the show.
  • El Segundo The El Segundo Recreation & Parks Department proudly presents the 4th of July Community Celebration and Fireworks Spectacular. The fireworks show sponsored by Chevron blasts off at 9 p.m. with expanded seating opportunities including general admission, senior citizen and resident priority seating. For more info visit here.
  • Marina Del Rey Starting 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. 

3. Run in the 4th of July 5k

    Run for a good cause and celebrate 4th of July by breaking a sweat at the 23rd Annual 4th of July 5K and Firecracker Dash on Monday, July 4th, 2016 at 8:00am.  All participants will receive a 4th of July 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! This race benefits the American Cancer Society. Partnering through Relay for Life, a percent of the proceeds will support the charity’s cancer research and free patient programs.

    For more information on the run visit here.

    4. Get out of Town

    Los Angeles is full of celebrations and attracts many out-of-towners over the 4th of July, so why not get a chance of scenery and spend your Independence Day. Why not hit up Vegas for the holiday, many of the hotels offer special rates to save you some money and and chill out by the pool with a cold drink in your hand. 

    Or you can choose one of our favorites, skip the traffic and take the train down the coast to San Diego. Visit the seals at La Jolla Beach or enjoy the fireworks all across the bay at the Annual Big Bay Boom July 4 Fireworks Show. More info here.

    Michael Maughan