Written by Jason Kritzberg on July 2nd, 2021
California officially reopened June 15th, which means this Fourth of July weekend is the first major holiday we can gather and celebrate in large groups since the coronavirus pandemic began in March 2020. As of right now, more than half of the state is fully vaccinated and virus cases are down to numbers that we haven’t seen since the early days of the pandemic! And what better way to celebrate reopening, then the celebrations of the birth of our country!
On July 2nd, 1776, the Continental Congress voted in favor of independence, two days later delegates from the 13 colonies adopted the Declaration of Independence, an historical document drafted by Thomas Jefferson. From 1776 to today, July 4th has been celebrated as the birth of America, with celebrations like fireworks, parades, concerts, and family gatherings. This year, July 4th is on a Sunday and the federal holiday will be observed on Monday, July 5th.
Venues and cities across Los Angeles are planning in-person events this Fourth of July, and here are some of them!
The Hollywood Bowl
Concerts have returned and so has the iconic, Hollywood Bowl! This Fourth of July, the Hollywood Bowl is throwing a fireworks extravaganza with Kool & the Gang, which will be joined by the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra and its principal conductor, Thomas Wilkins. Tickets start at $26 per person, which includes a fireworks spectacular. Click here to purchase tickets!
According to its website, the Bowl will be at 100% capacity in July. Mask-wearing is encouraged for those who are unvaccinated!
Hollywood Forever Cemetery
Starting at 7:15 p.m., Cinespia celebrates the holiday weekend with “Dazed and Confused,” directed by Richard Linklater on July 3rd, and “Dirty Dancing” starring Jennifer Grey and Patrick Swayze on July 4th. Both movies will conclude with a fireworks display, and tickets start at just $15! This is an amazing way to spend time with family and friends outside! All you need is a blanket and a picnic!
Fourth of July at Marina del Rey
Marina del Rey fireworks are back for an amazing day of celebrations! Starting at 9 p.m., fireworks will light up Marina del Rey with a 10-minute show that can be viewed from the Venice Pier, Playa Vista, and Dockweiler Beach. For an up close view, visitors can enjoy the show at Burton Chace Park or Fisherman’s Village, where synchronized music accompanies the fireworks! But make sure to arrive early and coordinate parking ahead of time, as these parks fill up fast! And of course, if you own a boat, feel free to drop anchor in the marina and enjoy the show from the water!
A Message from Stephen White
Fourth of July is one of our favorite holidays to celebrate, as it gives us the chance to break away from work and celebrate our freedom with our loved ones! I think this year, more then others, we are even more fortunate to be celebrating like normal and cannot wait to watch the firework spectaculars! From all of us here at Stephen White Real Estate, thank you for your business and have a Happy 4th of July!