MARINA DEL REY

July 4th Fireworks Show

Celebrate Independence Day with a spectacular 20-minute fireworks show over the water in Marina del Rey!

To ensure your experience in Marina del Rey on July 4th is as convenient and enjoyable as possible, please review the STREET CLOSURE details and read the FAQ list below.

PARKING LOTS: Holiday parking rates apply on July 4th and range between $13 – $20 at public lots available throughout the Marina, Venice, and Dockweiler. Pay CASH for faster entrance.

For questions, please call (424) 526-7777. 

COVID-19 HEALTH & SAFETY: An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, senior citizens and attendees with underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable. By visiting any County-owned and/or -operated venue, attendees voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.  Due to possible close contact with others outside your household, wearing a face mask and maintaining a minimum of 6′ physical distance is highly recommended (regardless of vaccination status).

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What time does the fireworks show start and how long will it last?

The 20-minute fireworks show takes place 9:00 p.m. – 9:20 p.m.

Where are the best viewing spots in Marina del Rey to see the show?

The fireworks will be shot from a barge on the waters of the Main Channel in Marina del Rey.  You can view the show from nearly anywhere in Marina del Rey and surrounding areas such as the Venice Pier, Playa Vista, and Dockweiler Beach.

Where can I park in Marina del Rey?

There are 11 public parking lots in Marina del Rey, which are open 24 hours.  Plan to arrive to the Marina early, as the lots fill up quickly.  Many spectators arrive early in the morning on July 4th, and stay until after the evening fireworks show. NOTE: 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.

How much are the parking rates?

Holiday parking rates apply on July 4th and range between $13 – $20 at public lots available throughout the Marina, Venice, and Dockweiler, as shown below.
Pay CASH for faster entrance. Expect delays, especially with credit card payments. Parking fees are non-refundable.

 

SPECIAL JULY 4TH HOLIDAY PARKING RATES:

How will traffic be at the event?

Due to the popularity of the July 4th Fireworks Show, expect heavy traffic delays on the roads surrounding the Marina del Rey area, especially just before and immediately after the fireworks show (9:00 PM – 9:20 PM).

Please review the ROAD CLOSURES details to plan your visit accordingly.

Will there be street closures in and around Marina del Rey?

Yes, there will be a number of street closures (click here for the full  list of street closures) in and around Marina del Rey on July 4th. Street closures will start as early as 1:00 p.m. and will continue throughout the day.

NOTE: The times and locations of street closures are subject to change at any time due to traffic conditions.

How do I get around Marina del Rey?

Alternate Transportation on July 4th:

  • The Marina del Rey WaterBus will cruise through the Marina 12:00 pm – 11:00 pm offering the opportunity to shop, dine, and recreate. Bikes and strollers are welcome aboard. Fare is $1.00 per person, one way.
  • The Free Beach Shuttle service operating 10:00 am – 8:00 pm will provide transportation to major points of interest such as Fisherman’s Village, Waterside Shopping Center, Marina “Mother’s” Beach, and the Venice Beach Pier.
  • Circuit shuttles offer on-demand transportation around the Marina 12:30 pm – 9:00 pm. Cost is $3 per person ($9 max) for up to five passengers. Download the Ride Circuit app (iOS or Android) to schedule a pick-up. Allow 10-15 minutes for pick-up. However, wait time could be a bit longer on July 4th.
  • The Marvin Braude Coastal 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.  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 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm.
  • Rideshare:  Passengers using rideshare services, such as Lyft or Uber, should expect extended delays in service times due to heavy traffic and scheduled road closures in Marina del Rey on July 4th.
    Rideshare drivers are cautioned against illegally stopping or parking to pick-up/drop-off passengers, as it poses a safety risk to both parties, as well as to other motorists and pedestrians.  Due to street closures, the pick-up/drop-off of passengers may need to take place beyond the Marina’s immediate boundaries.

How will Marina del Rey residents and hotel guests have access through the street closures?

Residents with a valid I.D. card, bill, or vehicle registration showing proof of residence, and hotel guests with valid hotel key cards, will be allowed through road closures – with the following exceptions*:

*EXECEPTIONS

8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. NO ENTRY on Lincoln Blvd. from Jefferson Blvd. to Washington Blvd.

8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. NO ENTRY on Admiralty Way from Palawan Way to Fiji Way.

Can I take a rideshare service to/from the event?

Yes, but passengers using rideshare services, such as Lyft or Uber, should expect extended delays in service times due to heavy traffic and scheduled street closures in Marina del Rey on July 4th.

Rideshare drivers are cautioned against illegally stopping or parking to pick-up/drop-off passengers, as it poses a safety risk to both parties, as well as to other motorists and pedestrians.  Due to street closures, the pick-up/drop-off of passengers may need to take place beyond the Marina’s immediate boundaries.

Will food be available at the event?

The Marina del Rey area boasts an exciting variety of restaurants, featuring an array of cuisines at different price points.  See the Marina del Rey Dining Guide for a full list of restaurants and food establishments, and be sure to verify the July 4th hours of operation.

If you prefer to bring your own food for a picnic or barbecue, a limited number of public picnic tables and grills are available on a first-come, first-serve basis at Burton Chace Park and Marina “Mother’s” Beach.

July 4th Firework Show
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