As the school buses become scarce and L.A. appears to grow more alive, the beginning of summer is a temporary end to the hustle and bustle of everyday life. In the Miracle Mile and Pico area, we’re the kind of people who dream and do — we make things happen. How will you make the most of your summer?
The first official holiday of summer, Independence Day is a time to remember America’s journey to becoming a country, spend time with loved ones, and get to know your community. In the Miracle Mile/Pico area, there’s a lot going on in celebration of July 4th. Check out the most interesting and fun ways to spend your Independence Day!
Hollywood Forever Cemetery
6000 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, 90038
While it might not sound like your traditional fourth of July celebration, watching “Top Gun” at Hollywood Forever Cemetery may be the most memorable holiday event yet. Hosted by Cinespia, film screenings take place every day until July 25th. On July 4th, the group is planning a screening of “Top Gun” starring Tom Cruise. To make this event extra special, there will be fireworks on display for those who attend. Cost of admission is $25 and (as always) feel free to bring your own refreshments. http://cinespia.org/
2301 Highland Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90068
Between a spectacular fireworks show and an unforgettable appearance by Smokey Robinson, the King of Motown, the Hollywood Bowl’s 4th of July celebration is among the best in L.A. Tickets to the concert and fireworks extravaganza range in price from $17-$258 with tickets for children under 12 priced at 50% off. As the fireworks are launched, the Los Angeles Philharmonic is scheduled to play patriotic music that makes this show an event to remember.
Pacific Palisades Fourth of July Parade
Pacific Palisades, CA
As Independence Day rolls around, patriots are gearing up for the annual Pacific Palisades Fourth of July Parade and festivities, which are located approximately 20 minutes from the Miracle Mile/Pico area. This year’s parade theme is “Pride! Passion! Patriotism!” and the event’s hosts encourage attendees to dress patriotically. The parade itself will be held along Pacific Palisades neighborhoods and followed by a family-friendly concert and fireworks display. Admission to the the parade is free while the cost for attending the concert and fireworks show begins at $10 for guests over 12 years old.
The Roof on Wilshire
6317 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048
If you’re looking for a chic, adult-friendly way to spend the 4th, look no further than your very own back yard. The Roof on Wilshire offers breathtaking views of L.A.’s star-speckled sky in addition to gourmet food and tasty beverages. Located atop the Hotel Wilshire, The Roof on Wilshire is one of the best, most intimate venues from which to view fireworks and celebrate Independence Day. Though the menu for July 4th has not yet been finalized, expect an upscale mix of summertime fare and patriotic drinks. http://theroofonwilshire.com/
Grand Park 4th of July Block Party
200 N Grand Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90012
Independence Day is a time for celebration, and Grand Park is going all out with its 4th of July block party estimated to draw guests by the thousands. The free event will feature 6+ hours of food, entertainment, and alcohol-free fun perfect for the entire family. Two main stages will feature local bands and performers before the event culminates in a fireworks extravaganza over the Civic Center.
Enjoy Your 4th of July
With so many July 4th activities going on, it’ll be hard to stay inside this summer. Whether you’re planning to spend the day outdoors or looking for a cool spot to rest from the summer sun, plenty of activities await you for Independence Day in and near the Miracle Mile/Pico area. So go ahead and keep the party going. After all, just like America’s founders, we’re the kind of people who make things happen.
What are your plans for July 4th this year? Share your itinerary with us in the comments section!
written by Jerry & Rachel Hsieh Realtors