We are going to pull out all of the stops for this year's 4th of July Community Festival & Fireworks Show. This FREE, all-day family event, culminating with a 20-minute fireworks show in Expo Park. The picnic-style event, which gets underway at 11 a.m. on the South Lawn, features games and activities for the entire family, such as face painting, a rock climbing wall and inflatable jumpers.The holiday celebration will include contests and prizes for attendees, as well as a wide variety of culinary specialties and plenty of tasty treats available for purchase.
Entertainment begins at noon with live performances kicking off at 2 p.m. with the sounds from one of Southern California’s most talented R&B singer-songwriters Candice Boyd, finalist from reality television competition “The Four: Battle for Stardom;” Selenamos, the hottest Selena Quintanilla Tribute Band in Los Angeles; and West Coast Hip Hop Pioneer Rodney O, plus other special guests!
The Fourth of July community festival in the NEW 9th concludes with one of the most impressive and patriotic fireworks display in front of the Natural History Museum around 9 p.m. Each year the event draws tens of thousands of people.
In preparation of the local Independence Day celebration, here are some pointers to help you make the most of your experience:
1. Parking is LIMITED, skip traffic and GO METRO. Take the Expo Line to Expo Park/USC Station. Exposition Park is right across the street.
Expo Line is out of service at two stations in downtown LA.
Traveling from the west side, take the Expo Line to Expo Park/USC Station. Exposition Park is right across the street. Plan your trip on metro.net.
Traveling from the east side, take bus shuttle 856 or 864 off of Hope St/7th St in downtown LA (above 7th St/Metro Center) to LATTC/Ortho Inst Station and transfer to the Expo Line to continue to Expo Park/USC Station. For more information, visitmetro.net/newblue.
2. Small patio barbecue grills are allowed in the DESIGNATED GRILLING AREA ONLY. Rules will be strictly enforced.
3. Don't forget to pack a blanket and sweater for the evening. Remember, the fireworks extravaganza will come to life at dusk, around 9 p.m., so you'll want to be cozy when the main attraction begins.
For general information, please call Councilman Price’s Constituent Service Center at (323) 846-2651. More announcements coming soon.