Looking for the best way to celebrate the 4th of July in Los Angeles

Looking for the best way to celebrate the 4th of July in Los Angeles? Here are dozens of July 4th celebrations from the LA Valley to Orange County including parades, festivals, and of course fireworks!

4th of July AmericaFest at the Rose Bowl

One of the largest fireworks displays in Southern California with music and food vendors in the nearby Arroyo.


When: July 4th, parking lot opens at 10 am, food court opens at 2 pm; stadium opens at 6:30 pm, Opening ceremonies begin at 7, Program 7:25, Fireworks at 9:05 pm.
Where: The Rose Bowl Stadium, Pasadena
Cost: $13 GA,$25 reserved, Kids 5 and under free in GA section. Children require a ticket in Reserved seating. Active Military with ID Free (up to 4 tickets per family), Veterans get 1 free ticket, available from the ticket booth near Gate B, doesn’t include parking. Advance tickets on sale in May through www.ticketmaster.com. Box office a week before and cash only at the stadium.
Parking: $25 cash for cars
Info: 626-577-3100, www.rosebowlstadium.com/events/detail/america-fest 


Palisades Americanism Parade

Old fashioned Independence Day Parade followed by entertainment and a fireworks display.
When: July 4th, 2:00 parade, 6:30 pm entertainment, 9 pm fireworks
Where: Parade on Sunset Blvd. in Pacific Palisades between via de la Paz and Drummond St., Entertainment and fireworks at Palisades Charter High School.

Cost: Parade Free, reserved grandstand tickets for a fee, Concert & Fireworks $10, free for kids 6 and under, but ticket required.
Info: www.palisadesparade.org

3-Day July 4th Celebration at the Hollywood Bowl

For 2016, Chicago will be headlining the three-day Independence Day celebration with fireworks each night at the landmark Hollywood Bowl.
When: July 2-4th, 7:30 pm
Where: Hollywood Bowl, 2301 N Highland Ave, Hollywood, CA 90068
Cost: $5-70+ + fee, Bid on tickets at ScoreBig.com
Info: www.hollywoodbowl.com

Annual Vision Outside 4th of July Jazz and Blues Festival in Leimert Park

Celebrate the 4th of July at the Vision Theatre in Leimert Park with jazz and blues, children’s arts and crafts, face painting, delicious food, and free watermelon.
When: July 4
Where: Vision Theatre back lot, 3341 W. 43rd Pl., Los Angeles
Cost: Free
Info: 213-202-5500, www.culturela.org

Westchester 4th of July Parade

LAX Coastal Area Chamber of Commerce hosts the annual parade with over 1,000 participants and 5,000 spectators. Floats, marching bands and community groups.
When: July 4th, 11 am
Where:  Loyola Blvd from Westchester Park (7000 W. Manchester Blvd.) to Loyola Marymount University.
Cost: FREE
Info:  laxcoastal.com

4th of July BBQ at the Aquarium of the Pacific

Enjoy the Aquarium at night and get a fish-eye view of the Queen Mary fireworks. Combo tickets include admission to the aquarium plus an Independence Day B-B-Q buffet with home-style grilled entrees and decadent desserts.
When: July 4, BBQ 5:00 – 10:00 pm, Aquarium open 9 am – 10 pm, BBQ seatings at 5 and 6:30 pm
Where: Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, 320 Golden Shore, Long Beach
Cost: Aquarium Admission is $14.95 for everyone after 5 pm. Regular admission is $29.95 Adult, $17.95 child 3-11, $26.95 seniors, Aquarium plus dinner $59 Adult, $25 Child (3-11). Advance reservations required for dinner. Member discount.
Info: 562-590-3100, www.aquariumofpacific.org

Soccer with Fireworks – LA Galaxy vs. Portland Timbers

LA Galaxy will take on the Vancouver Whitecaps on July 4th with post-game fireworks at the StubHub Center in Carson.
When: July 4th, 7:30 PM
Where: StubHub Center, Carson CA
Cost: $25 and up, check ScoreBig for discount tickets.
Parking: $15-45, Parking Info
Info: www.lagalaxy.com

July 4th Fireworks, Marina Del Rey

Traditional fireworks extravaganza over the main channel in Marina del Rey programmed to patriotic music broadcast over FM radio KXLU, 88.9 and relayed over loudspeakers in Chase Park.
When:July 4th, 9 pm
Where: Chase Park, 13650 Mindanao Way (1 block west of Admiralty Way), Marina del Rey. Also viewable from Fisherman’s Village and Marina Beach
Cost: FREE
Parking: Paid parking in County lots
Info: 310-305-9545, www.visitmarinadelrey.com

Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum 4th of July Community Festival and Fireworks Show

Community concert, food, games rides and 45-minute fireworks display at the LA Memorial Coliseum and Expo Park Grounds.
When: July 4th, noon to 10 pm
Where: Exposition Park, 700 Exposition Park Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90037, Entrances toExposition Park are located at MLK & Hoover and 39th & Figueroa
Cost: Free
Parking: http://www.lacoliseum.com/index.php/parking/

July 4th Fireworks in Culver City

The Culver City 4th of July celebration includes live music, food trucks, family-friendly midway games and a fireworks display at West LA College.
When: July 4th, Gates open at 4 pm
Where: West LA College, 9000 Overland Ave, Culver City, CA 90230
Cost: $5 per person, children under 6 Free.
Parking: $10
Info: www.culvercityfireworksshow.com
Bonus: Check the website for carpool deal if you can fit 6 or more in your vehicle.

Irwindale Speedway Pre-4th Celebration & Night of Destruction

If crashing cars and destruction is your thing, get a head-start on your celebrations with a pre-4th Fireworks show at the Irwindale Speedway on Saturday before the 4th. 
When: July 2,  Gates open at 4:00, racing starts at 7, fireworks at 9:30
Where: 500 Speedway Dr, Irwindale, CA 91706
Cost: $10 presale, $15 same-day, child $5
Parking: $10
Info: www.irwindalespeedway.com, 626-358-1100

Newport Beach 4th of July Celebration
Two-day festival with live music, food truck competition and fireworks at Newport Back Bay.
When: July 4, 1-5 pm
Where: Newport Harbor/Balboa Island
Cost: Concert Area $25-$50
Info: www.visitnewportbeach.com/4th-of-july/

Knott’s Berry Farm 4th of July Fireworks
A special 4th of July fireworks display over Knott’s Berry Farm.
When: July 1-6, 9:30 pm
Where: Knott’s Berry Farm
Cost: Regular Knott’s Admission applies. Check for Discount Tickets.
Info: www.knotts.com

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Where Should You Buy A Home In Los Angeles?


This is for first time home buyers or people relocating to Los Angeles. I get calls/emails from buyers, investors weekly asking about specific properties and neighborhoods. The most common price range I hear range from $300,000 to $500,000. It seems to be a comfortable number for most dual income buyers I work with.

I’m a Local Realtor, born and raised in Los Angeles. and have lived throughout the L.A. area. South L.A., Inglewood, Palms/Mar Vista, Hollywood, Moreno Valley, Rancho Cucamonga, Hawthorne

Before you start the process of buying a home in Los Angeles, right after you find your Los Angeles Realtor®, you will need to talk to a lender. If you don’t have a lender I will be happy to provide you with recommendations. I work with a Number of lenders throughout the Los Angeles area. It’s important to connect the right buyer with the right lender for the right program.

There are a few loans that greatly appeal to first-time Homebuyers.

As always there are FHA’s which require 3.5% down payment.

VA loans are similar to FHA and depending on county loan limits may require 0 % down.

For conventional, loans we have first time home buyers programs which allow as little as 3%-5% down payment. If you’re thinking about buying a Condo in L.A. a 3% convention Loan is the way to go.
The state of California offers home buyers with down payment assistance programs such as CalHFA’s, CHDAP, CHF Platinum Grant, and the CHF Access program. Each program has unique benefits and there is no guarantee each program will be available and is subject to change without notice.
All three programs offer up to 3% assistance that can be applied to FHA’s 3.5% minimum down payment requirement.

A commonly asked question is, which program is best for me? Please keep in mind each program has different income requirements and qualifying ratios which can affect the purchasing power of the buyer.

A few areas where you might want to begin your Search

Leimert Park:
Leimert Park is a 1.19-square-mile residential neighborhood in the south region of Los Angeles, California, It is a master planned community built in the 1920s with Spanish Colonial Revival homes and tree-lined streets. It is also considered the center of both rich historical and contemporary African American art, music, and culture in Los Angeles-The Leimert Park market is very healthy. The median list price is $579,000 and the average home has been on the market for 88 days. In the past month, there have been 20 real estate transactions, with a median sale price of $741,500.

There are currently 29 homes for sale. There are 20 detached homes for sale, 1 townhouse for sale, and 8 condos for sale. In the past 30 days, there have been 20 home sales.

Balwin Hills
The Baldwin Hills market warmed up in this week’s report, as the number of home sales climbed 5.3%, pushing the total to 20 homes sold over the last 30 days. At the same time, Potential buyers should note that prices went up in the Baldwin Hills, with the median for this period rising from $705,000 to $741,500. Along with the increase in sales, the fact that there is a lower-than-normal one month of inventory indicates that Baldwin Hills is a solid seller’s market.

Why NOW is the perfect time to BUY in Baldwin Hills and surrounding Areas: See Link Below

Here’s the Huge Plan to Turn Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza Into a 24-Hour Community

Inglewood was once associated with negative stereotypes. As prices rise, the areas clean themselves up and prices are certainly on the rise in Inglewood. Once a place for gang violence, and generally undesirable area has become an “up and coming neighborhood”
The Inglewood real estate market is very healthy. The median list price is $440,000 and the average home has been on the market for 72 days. In the past month, there have been 29 real estate transactions in Inglewood, with a median sale price of $410,000.

There are currently 49 Inglewood homes for sale. There are 33 detached homes for sale, 1 townhouse for sale, and 15 condos for sale. In the past 30 days, there have been 43 new listings in Inglewood. Lots of good affordable condos in Inglewood.

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West Adams:
Known for its mix of craftsman, bungalows, spanish homes. Gentrification is in full swing, but this is a centrally located pocket of the city that was overlooked for many years. Commuting to the west side, downtown Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, or even the San Fernando Valley is easily done from here.

The West Adams real estate market is tight. The median list price is $649,000 and the average home has been on the market for 44 days. In the past month, there have been 3 real estate transactions in West Adams, with a median sale price of $535,000.

There are currently 17 West Adams homes for sale, which equals about 5.7 months of inventory. There are 14 detached homes for sale, zero townhouses for sale, and 3 condos for sale. In the past 30 days, there have been 6 new listings in West Adams, 6 price changes, 5 new contracts, and 3 home sales.

A few other Areas you should consider are;
Park Hills Heights
View Park
Windsor Hills
Morningside Park
South L.A.
Downtown L.A.

If you have questions about any of these cities feel FREE to Call!


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