Marina del Rey’s 4th of July Fireworks

Come to L.A.’s Marina for the best fireworks show on the Westside!

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Basics

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 “Street 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 and other water activities to enjoy while you wait for the show.

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.

Parking

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. 

Street Closures

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.*

IMPORTANT NOTE:

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. 


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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.

Special Events

A few Marina del Rey restaurants and hotels are hosting special July 4 events. Click here to learn more! 

Dining on the
Waterfront

Marina del Rey is home to over 60 full-service restaurants, representing cuisines from around the globe. Whether you’re in the mood for fresh-caught seafood, fine Italian, primo steak, Korean barbecue, or American classics, you’ll find a top-notch outlet in L.A.’s Marina. If you’re looking for a restaurant on the waterfront, we’ve included a list of options on the printable map found here. Download our full restaurant map at the bottom of the page. Or, click below to access our online dining guide for a longer list of restaurants in the area. For those seeking goodies to put in a picnic basket, make your way to the new Trader Joe’s located at Admiralty and Mindanao Way (the store closes at 5 p.m. for 4th of July). Bon appétit!

Dining Guide

GETTING HERE

To help ease parking in the immediate area, consider these alternative ways to get to the viewing points at Burton Chace Park and Fisherman's Village.

WATERBUS

The WaterBus will be operating from 11 a.m. till midnight on July 4. These boats pick up from eight convenient stops in the Marina including Burton Chace Park and Fisherman's Village and cost just $1 each trip (cash only, one-way). Bikes and strollers are welcome. Click here for a map.

BEACH SHUTTLE

The Beach Shuttle offers free transportation on weekends and holidays on a set loop between Playa Vista, Marina del Rey, and the Venice Pier. On July 4, the Beach Shuttle will operate 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., so you'll need to arrange a ride home after the fireworks. Enjoy drop-offs and pick-ups near Burton Chace Park entrance during those hours. Click here for a map.

THE FREE RIDE

On July 4, The Free Ride/The Circuit will operate from noon until 8 p.m. The Free Ride/The Circuit is subject to road closures that traffic enforcement officers have in effect and may not be able to pick you up at your desired point. If you see one of the Free Ride/Circuit cars, just wave down the driver and hop in. Download the app or text your pick-up location, destination, and passenger count in advance to 323-435-5000 (no calls, please). Heavy vehicle traffic is expected and may cause service delays. Click here for a flyer with a map of the regular service area (not reflective of expected road closures).

MARVIN BRAUDE BIKE TRAIL

This bike trail is a 22-mile paved bicycle path that runs along the Los Angeles County coastline, from Will Rogers State Beach in Pacific Palisades to Torrance County Beach in Torrance. The bike trail runs through Marina del Rey from Dockweiler State Beach to Washington Boulevard near Venice Beach. Bike racks in Marina del Rey are conveniently located at Burton Chace Park and Fisherman’s Village, which are both prime viewing locations for the fireworks show. NOTE: 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. Click here to download the bike trail map.

UBER/LYFT

Call your rideshare driver to a location away from heavy traffic flow. July 4 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.

PUBLIC PARKING LOTS

The Marina has 12 public parking lots. Summer weekend (Saturday/Sunday) rates will apply on July 4th. Parking lots will fill up quickly, so plan to get to the Marina as early as 1:00 p.m.Click here for a map. The lots closest to the main fireworks viewing areas are:

COUNTY LOT 77, 13560 MINDANAO WAY
$0.25 per 10 minutes | Max. Mon.–Fri. $8

COUNTY LOT 4, 13500 MINDANAO WAY
$0.25 per 10 minutes | Max. Mon.–Fri. $8

COUNTY LOT 5, 4545 ADMIRALTY WAY
$0.25 per 10 minutes | Max. $7

FISHERMAN’S VILLAGE, 13755 FIJI WAY
$1 per 20 minutes | Max. $15

MARINA TOWERS (4676 & 4640 Admiralty Way) will allow public parking at $20 per car.