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  • Celebrating July 4, 2016
    Updated On: Jul 02, 2016

    Celebrating July 4th in and around the LA/LB Seaport

    The holiday establishing a point in time in which a group of people stood up to those that had dominion over them is perhaps the most important holiday celebrated by Americans.  July 4, 1776 was a moment in time where those under the rule of others said, “We have had enough.”  Although the promise of freedom and independence was not delivered immediately to all of the residents of the American Colonies, it is important that freedom to “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness” is the hallmark of every American struggle.

    We at NTEU Chapter 103 encourage each and every one of you to take time out of your busy lives to celebrate July 4, 2016.  In an effort to help you in that endeavor, please review the below list of activities taking place in and around the Los Angeles/Long Beach Seaport.

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    Top 5 Ways to Celebrate 4th of July in Long Beach

    5. California Gardens 4th of July Concert

    Bring your picnic baskets, chairs and blankets and enjoy patriotic, boogie-woogie and rockabilly tunes from atop the highest accessible peak in Long Beach. Also get a sneak peek of the four-acre hilltop park at California Gardens—also known as the Willow Gulch—which provides breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean. FREE. Starts at 7PM, 2745 Orange Ave.

    4. Aquarium of the Pacific July 4th BBQ

    Enjoy the fishes at night (the red, white and blue ones, of course) at this Independence Day-themed event. Grab your fresh grilled food outside, then head inside for a fish-eye view of the City of Long Beach fireworks display. $37 per adult (12+) and $29 per child. 6PM-10PM, 100 Aquarium Way. www.aquariumofpacific.org

    3. Bluff Heights Block Party

    This all-day block party takes over Vista Street starting at 12:30PM and is chock full of games, contests and America-themed favorites such as the Patriotic Pooch Parade and the Bike Rodeo. If you live in the neighborhood, then your name might already be on the potluck list (which assigns main course, salads or beverage items to families based on last name). If not, stop by and toss water balloons, nail whoever’s in the dunk tank and walk down to the bluff to check out the fireworks when it’s all over. FREE. 12:30PM-6PM, Vista St. between Obisbo and Orizaba. www.bluffheights.org

    2. Sky Room's 4th of July Celebration

    View fireworks as they go off across Los Angeles and Orange Counties with city and Oceanside vantage points in the historic Sky Room atop the Breakers building. Dinner will be served in the restaurant starting at 5:30PM and the rooftop bar opens at 6PM. Happy hour goes all night, too, so why not celebrate Independence Day in style? Opens at 5:30PM, call for reservations, 40 Locust Ave. www.theskyroom.com

    1. 4th of July along Queensway

    Instead of hanging out on the mainland this year, drive over the Queensway Bridge and get a fresh persective on the fireworks show from the opposite side of Rainbow Harbor. The Queen Mary, Hotel Maya Doubletree by Hilton and the former Spruce Goose Dome are all offering ways to celebrate the 4th of July, perfect for watching the waterfront's fireworks show, which is set off from the Queen Mary parking lot. Check each locations individual websites--or our story about the Freedom--for details.



    4th of July Celebration in San Pedro

    Live music, U.S. military exhibits, tours of a Navy frigate, armed forces, and U.S. Coast Guard demonstrations, displays by the LA City Fire Department’s firefighting boat, and the Washington Artillery Reenactment group followed by fireworks.

    When: July 4, noon to 10 pm

    Where: Cabrillo Beach, 3720 Stephen M. White Dr., San Pedro

    Cost: Free

    Info: (310) 548-2909, www.lawaterfront.org/events.php





    ·         Huntington Beach

    4th of July Parade & Pier Festival

    July 2-4, 2016

    Three days of fun with live entertainment, exhibitors, food vendors and family activities.

    On Monday, the 4th, there will be a parade, 5K Run & Fitness Expo and fireworks over the ocean at 9 pm.


    Check the website for activity locations http://www.hb4thofjuly.org/

    ·         Anaheim Hills

    Canyon Hills Community Council's Annual Fourth of July Celebration

    Monday, July 4, 2016

    All day events

    Food, game booths and entertainment. The spectacular fireworks display at Peralta Park begins at 9:00 p.m.

    ·         Balboa

    Balboa Peninsula-Newport Bay July 4 Fireworks & Parade Cruises

    Monday, July 4, 2016

    Newport Landing will have 3 cruises for the 4th Of July including the Firework Spectacular evening cruise. Witness Newport Harbor as it is full of the Spirit of America.

    2 1/2 hour daytime cruise times - 1:00pm to 3:30pm & 4:00pm to 6:30pm. Night time fireworks cruise will run 7:00pm to 9:30pm.


    For additional information or to make reservations call

    (949) 673-1489

    ·         Brea

    Annual Brea Country Fair

    Monday, July 4, 2016

    7 a.m. - 4 p.m.

    Day-long festivities begin with the Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast at 7 -11 a.m., followed by the Brea Ministerial Association morning service. The fair officially opens at 10 a.m. and free entertainment continues until 4 p.m.


    City Hall Park

    401 S. Brea Blvd.

    Brea, CA 92821

    ·         Los Alamitos

    Fireworks Celebration

    Monday, July 4, 2016

    Gates open at 4:00 pm, Fireworks begin at 9 pm

    Free to attend, nominal parking fee (cash/free for military w/ID)

    Adults must have photo ID to enter

    Food Court, Sponsor Booths and Kids Fun Zone. Lawn chairs and blankets are encouraged. No bleachers available this year. NO ALCOHOL please. Dogs, fireworks and motor homes prohibited (service dogs OK!).

    Presented in cooperation with the cities of Los Alamitos, Cypress and Seal Beach, The Rossmoor Community Services District and the Joint Forces Training Base


    Joint Forces Training Base

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