4th of July South Bay Rundown - 2017
For the best 4th of July celebrations in LA everyone knows the coast is the place to go. This year, even with the holiday falling on a Tuesday, we suspect no shortage of patriotic display and house parties along the shores of the South Bay. And just so you don't miss out on any of the red, white and blue fun, we put together a quick list of important 4th of July happenings around town.
The Fourth of July Ironman Triathlon is a competition unlike any triathlon you have ever seen. Participants run a mile, paddle a mile and then have to pound a six pack. Whoever is the first to hold down the six-pack without puking is the new champion. Don't miss out on the even on July 4th and starts at 8am. See more here.
4th of July 5K
Run along the Pacific Ocean as part of the 24th Annual 4th of July 5K and Firecracker Dash sponsored by Village Runner on Tuesday, July 4th at 8 a.m. All participants will receive a 4th of July Run T-shirt.
Redondo Beach’s Independence Day CeleBration
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!
Concerts in Manhattan Beach's Polliwog Park
The annual summer concert series at Polliwog Park in Manhattan Beach kicks off this weekend Sunday, July 2 from 5 to 7 p.m. with the annual Salute to the Troops picnic and concert. The first 500 veterans and active duty military receive a challenge coin. The series is free to the public and runs Sundays through August 3.
Shade Hotel Redondo pool party
Escape the madness on the strand this 4th of July at Shade Hotel's Red, White and Aqua pool party. Enjoy hand-crafted cocktails, food specials, sweeping coastal views and good times with Resident DJ Tony Gadachy during the daytime pool party from 1 to 6 p.m. at Shade Hotel Redondo. In addition from 7 p.m. onward you can hang at the pool and watch the fireworks from this location.
Redondo Beach fireworks in King Harbor
If you've never been, the Redondo Beach fireworks show will make your jaw drop. Around the Seaside lagoon or throught the harbor have a prime viewing location for the display that starts at 9 p.m. The pyrotechnics are shot off a barge in the harbor. Witnessing this event from the water is truly the best place to see fireworks in the South Bay as the cascades of color erupt directly overhead.
Head on over to Torrance on 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 come, 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. Enjoy the live music from 5 to 7pm and the fireworks will begin at 9 p.m.
Marina Del Rey FireWorks
Enjoy 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.