Marina del Rey’s 4th of July Fireworks – cancelled for 2020
UPDATE: This year’s 4th of July fireworks show has been cancelled in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19 in Los Angeles County.
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.
Views from the Shore
Enjoy the fireworks show with synchronized music played over loudspeakers at either Burton Chace Park or Fisherman’s Village. The fireworks will be shot from a barge off the Marina’s south jetty. You can view the show from virtually anywhere in Marina del Rey, Venice Pier, Playa Vista and Dockweiler Beach.
Views from the Water
Hornblower Cruises will offer special July 4 cruises: a brunch excursion and 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. Due to heavy pedestrian traffic on Mindanao Way, vehicles will not be allowed to exit public parking lots 2, 4, and 77 from 8:00 p.m. until 10:30 p.m.
Please note: 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. Click here for a list of 2019 street closures in Marina del Rey. Some areas will close as early as 1 p.m., with the full closure plan implemented as early as 4 p.m.*
Between 8 p.m. and 11 p.m. the following two major roads that access the Marina will be closed: Admiralty Way between Palawan and Fiji ways and Lincoln Boulevard between Jefferson and Washington boulevards.
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. For those riding bikes, please note that a stretch of the Marvin Braude Coastal Bike Trail from the UCLA Marina Aquatics Center to the southside of the La Ballona Bridge will be closed from 8:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
*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.
A few Marina del Rey restaurants and hotels are hosting special July 4 events. Click here to learn more!