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LOS ANGELES! #GO4THDTLA. Grand Park + The Music Center’s Fourth of July Block Party returns as the county’s largest free July 4th celebration. Featuring picnicking, games, art-making, music, dancing and a stunning fireworks show high above Downtown L.A., Grand Park + The Music Center’s Fourth of July Block Party is the ultimate summer holiday celebration.  Grab the best friends, the whole family, and main squeezes and enjoy a bit of togetherness under the beautiful Angeleno sky. 

Details

The event will take place at Grand Park: 200 North Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, California 90012 and will encompass the entire park, from Grand Avenue to Spring Street, plus the surrounding streets.

Fireworks - Fireworks begin at 9:00 p.m. from the roof of The Music Center’s Dorothy Chandler Pavilion and soar nearly 500 feet, making them visible throughout Downtown and the surrounding neighborhoods.

2 Music Stages - Two stages featuring DJs and live musical performances will entertain audiences throughout the celebration.

Food Trucks - The event offers a multitude of dining options from more than 40 vendors including the return of gourmet food trucks. 

Weather

Angelenos aren’t afraid of some spritz! The show must go on and will continue rain or shine.

Please note that umbrellas will not be allowed in the event.

Ponchos, rain boots, and waterproof outerwear are allowed.

Getting Here

Go Metro

Take Metro Red/Purple lines to CIVIC CENTER/GRAND PARK STATION (use 1st St exit; Temple St exit is only open for ADA/elevator access). Gold Line to UNION STATION or LITTLE TOKYO/ARTS DISTRICT STATION, then 7-12 min walk towards The Music CenterWhile the Metro Red/Purple Line to Civic Center/Grand Park Station exits directly into Grand Park, Pershing Square Station and Union Station are also within walkable distance (and might be less crowded!). Plan your trip at metro.net or call 323.GO.METRO (323.466.3876).

Ride a Metro Bike to Grand Park! Check out and return your bike to nearby stations Main & 1st or Grand & Temple. See Station Map for a full list of stations.

Taking Rideshare Like Lyft Or Uber?

Use the drop off/pick up zone near the 1st Street and North Los Angeles Street event entrance/exit.

Bicycle Parking

LA County Bicycle Coalition’s Bike Valet available at Broadway and West 2nd Street. The valet service is free.

Parking

Recommended parking in lots surrounding Grand Park.  View surrounding garages. Note: The Music Center lot and Lot 10 underneath Grand Park will not be available.

Safety

Safety for everyone is número uno. Event entrance protocol includes mandatory bag checks, pat downs and metal detector wands for all patrons. To ensure lines move as quickly as possible, please plan ahead and read all event info below to know what is allowed and what is prohibited. Early arrival is recommended. Your patience is appreciated.

Getting Through Bag Check

All bags will be checked upon entry to event space. Please do not bring the following items to this event:   

  • Alcohol
  • Bags and backpacks measuring larger than standard backpack size (16.75 inches x 13 inches x 8.5 inches)
  • Bicycles (parking for bicycles is available outside of event at Hill Street and West 2nd Street)
  • Chairs
  • Coolers
  • Confetti cannons
  • Costumes
  • Drones (including drone operation)
  • Explosives
  • Firearms
  • Firecrackers
  • Flag poles
  • Generators
  • Glass
  • Identity-covering
  • Lighters
  • Matches
  • Narcotics
  • Sealed or open beverage bottles with liquid, including water (fountains and water for purchase will be available)
  • Projection devices
  • Printed signage measuring larger than 8.5 inches x 11 inches
  • Props
  • Selfie sticks
  • Smartboards
  • Sparklers
  • Sticks
  • Tents
  • Unleashed animals
  • Umbrellas
  • Weapons

Please Note

This is a space for unity – where Angelenos and visitors from all around the world can celebrate together. Any bullying, discrimination, or hateful acts are not allowed in this space.  If you are an attendee, and you see something, say something.

The Following Is Also Prohibited at This Event:

  • Amplified Noise
  • Outside solicitation
  • Public intoxication
  • Rollerblading
  • Skateboarding
  • Smoking
  • Staking objects to the ground
  • Unauthorized vending
  • Vaping
  • Bicycles (parking for bicycles is available outside of event at Hill Street and West 2nd Street)

Items You Can Bring:

  • Snacks
  • Food
  • Ponchos/Waterproof outerwear
  • Sealed juice boxes
  • Small bags
  • Smiling faces
  • Strollers
  • Empty reusable non-glass water containers.

Have a Ball But Please No Alcohol

This will be an alcohol-free, family-friendly event; no beer garden or point of purchase. No alcohol is permitted in the event space.

The information on this page is subject to change.

STREET CLOSURE INFO: Check back for details on scheduled event street closures. 

Summer at The Music Center + Grand Park: Free events for all, because everything is better together.