Weekend Events: July 4th 2022 Edition

Celebrate July 4th 2022 locally with fun things to do in your neighborhood! We’re rounding up the best events happening this July 1 – July 4!


First Fridays at the Natural History Museum

When: March 4-July 1, 2022

Where: USC/Exposition Park

What: First Fridays are back at the Natural History Museum. Enjoy Dino’s and DJs every month from March through July at this KCRW-presented evening of music. Every month will offer a different lineup of musical guests and DJs, guided tours, and scientist-led talks.

July 4th Fireworks Spectacular at the Hollywood Bowl


When: July 2 – July 4 

Where: The Hollywood Bowl

What: Celebrate America’s birthday at the Hollywood Bowl! Enjoy a fireworks-filled summer bash with Steve Martin and Martin Short under the stars.

Anime Expo

When: July 1 – July 4 

Where: South Park

What: Make your way over to the Los Angeles Convention Center for the annual Anime Expo! Enjoy four days of panels, special events, and plenty of cosplay as thousands of fans come to celebrate the quirky art and culture of anime.



Huntington Beach Fourth of July Celebration

When: July 4

Where: Huntington Beach

What: Huntington Beach goes big for its annual Independence Day blowout! The weekend festivities will kick off with a 5K run and fitness expo. The Huntington Beach Pier festival includes live entertainment, family activities, and all-American eats. 

Fourth of July in Long Beach

When: July 4

Where: Long Beach

What: The Long Beach July 4th, 2022 event is the place to be to catch fireworks over the sea. Enjoy a free pyro show over Queensway Bay as you celebrate all things red, white, and blue!

Poolside Cinema at the Fairmont Miramar

When: until September 4

Where: Santa Monica

What: Enjoy a seaside flick at the Fairmont Miramar in Santa Monica. Just in time for Memorial Day weekend, fun film flicks are back at the Santa Monica hotel’s luxurious pool. Every Saturday night during the summer, you can catch a film while enjoying the sunset and delicious bites. 


Movies on the Roof

When: July 1 – July 3 

Where: Westfield Fashion Square | Sherman Oaks

What: Westfield Fashion Square invites you to a joy-filled alfresco film series this summer. Catch flicks like Rocky and Captain America for a July 4th 2022 edition of this fun film screening. Ticket sales support Hope of the Valley.

Celebrate Independence Day at Universal Studios

When: July 2 – July 4 

Where: Universal Studios

What: What better way to celebrate July 4th than with endless fun at Universal Studios?! Catch dazzling fireworks across three straight nights (July 2, 3, and 4th) with music, fun, and more.

Burbank 4th of July Fireworks Display

When: July 4th

Where: Starlight Bowl | Burbank

What: Head to Burbank for an entire day of July 4th festivities! Starting with a flyover, a color guard presentation, and then performances by the Company Men and the Soul of Broadway. Likewise, there will also be fireworks kicking off at 9pm.


All-American Dinner and Movie

When: July 1, 6pm – 10pm

Where: Stagecoach Inn Museum Newbury Park

What: Begin your July 4th celebration early at the Stagecoach Inn Museum! Enjoy an All-American dinner followed by a screening of the original Yankee Doodle Dandy movie. Guests are encouraged to bring their own chairs and blankets for comfortable seating during the movie. 

Star-Spangled Rock ‘N Country Jam & Fireworks Celebration 

When: July 2

Where: 5005 E Los Angeles Ave, Simi Valley

What: Kiwanis Club of Simi Valley presents the Star-Spangled Rock ‘N Country Jam and Fireworks Celebration. Enjoy music all day, a large dance floor, food, beer and wine, shopping, and a free Fun Zone. And of course, fireworks!


4th of July Electric Boat Parade at Channel Islands Harbor

When: July 4 

Where: Channel Islands Yacht Club, 4100 Harbor Blvd, Oxnard

What: Central Coast Electric Boats and Channel Islands Yacht Club present their annual 4th of July Electric Boat Parade. The event takes place around the east and west channels of Channel Islands Harbor with more than 50 patriotic-themed electric boats participating.