Marina del Rey’s 4th of July Fireworks
Come to L.A.’s Marina for the best fireworks show on the Westside!
The fireworks start at 9 p.m. and last 20 minutes. This is a popular event, with visitors traveling to the area from throughout the Southland. Parking is limited and local street closures (see “Road Closures” below) are planned to commence as early as 1 p.m. in some areas. We recommend that you arrive no later than 1 p.m. and stay for the day. See “Getting Here” section below for alternative ways to get around the Marina once you have arrived in town; use these methods for transportation to kayak/paddleboard rentals and other water activities to enjoy while you wait for the show.
Views from the Shore
Views from the Water
Hornblower Cruises will offer special July 4 cruises: a brunch excursion and a 3-hour dinner cruise and a 2-hour observation cruise with light bites timed to watch the fireworks. Reserve ASAP at hornblower.com. Alternatively, you can charter a private yacht to get the ultimate close-up view. Find information about companies properly licensed to operate charters in the Marina here.
Los Angeles County Parking lots charge $7-$15. Click here for a map. This holiday attracts several thousand visitors, so local parking will be scarce, especially after 1 p.m. Parking in restaurant lots and at the Waterside shopping center is allowed only for patrons of those businesses. The Marina Towers (4676 & 4640 Admiralty Way) will allow public parking at $20 per car. See “Getting Here” section below for transportation from parking lots to the main viewing areas.
Law enforcement authorities control street closures in the area. Some areas will close as early as 1 p.m., with the full closure plan implemented by 4 p.m.* Please note that road closures may occur earlier at police discretion, usually due to full parking lots. Therefore, if you have dinner reservations or want to be sure you can access the main fireworks viewing areas, we recommend that you arrive in the Marina before 1 p.m. and plan to stay the rest of the day. See “Getting Here” section below for alternative ways to get around the Marina once you have arrived in town. Road closures are lifted when traffic officials determine it is safe to do so – it may be as late as 11:30 p.m. Uber/Lyft will not be allowed inside the closure area; from Burton Chace Park or Fisherman’s Village viewing areas, you will need to walk beyond the closure perimeter at Lincoln Boulevard and Fiji Way to connect with your rideshare.
*CHP will allow passage of local residents with proof of address (driver’s license or vehicle registration) and hotel guests with key card or reservation confirmation details. However, these exceptions will not be honored between 8 p.m. and 11 p.m. on Admiralty Way between Palawan and Fiji ways and on Lincoln Boulevard between Jefferson and Washington boulevards.
Burton Chace Park Information
This 10-acre park is surrounded by the Marina waters and offers unbeatable views. The park is wheelchair and stroller accessible. In addition to ample lawn areas, the park offers picnic tables, barbecues, pergolas, and overnight guest docks. There are three picnic shelters (A, B, and C), each with six picnic tables and six barbecue grills to accommodate up to 48 people. Reservations are only taken for Picnic Shelter “A”. The other two shelters and the uncovered picnic tables elsewhere in the park are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please direct questions to the park office by calling (424) 526-7910. Find parking information below in the “Getting Here” section.
Marina “Mother’s” Beach Information
Construction at Marina Beach is nearing completion but is not expected to be finished by July 4. It is undetermined for now if the permanent restroom facilities will be open on July 4; the restroom trailer located in Lot 11 near the playground will still be in place. Visitors are not permitted to bring personal barbecues. The public can park on-site at Lot 10 or in adjacent Lots 9, 11, and 8. We will update this information if anything changes prior to the holiday.
A few Marina del Rey restaurants and hotels are hosting special July 4 events. Find information here.