MARINA DEL REY

July 4th Fireworks Show

MARINA DEL REY 4th of July Fireworks Show

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ)

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

To ensure your experience at the event is as convenient and enjoyable as possible, please click the street closures button above and see the FAQ list below.

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

The 20-minute fireworks show starts at 9:00 p.m. and ends at 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 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.

Prime viewing locations within the Marina are located at Burton Chace Park (13650 Mindanao Way) and Fisherman’s Village (13755 Fiji Way). A synchronized fireworks soundtrack will be played over loudspeakers at these locations.

Where can I park in Marina del Rey?

There are 13 public County parking lots in Marina del Rey.  Plan to arrive to the Marina early, as the lots will fill up quickly.  Many spectators arrive early in the morning on July 4th, and stay until after the evening fireworks show. NOTE: Due to heave 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?

Parking rates for the public County parking lots in Marina del Rey range from $7 – $15.  Parking details can be seen on the parking rate sheet. Summer weekend (Saturday/Sunday) rates will apply on July 4th.

How will traffic be at the event?

Due to the popularity of the event, expect heavy traffic delays entering and exiting Marina del Rey on July 4th.

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

Yes, there will be a number 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.  Please note that the times and locations of street closures are subject to change at any time due to traffic conditions.  There will also be an interactive online map showing all the street closures.

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 guest with valid hotel key cards will be allowed through closures with 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 Palawayn Way to Fiji Way.

* NO vehicles from visitors of residents or hotel guests will be allowed through the street closures

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 not to illegally stop or park 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 occur outside of the immediate vicinity of Marina del Rey.

How do I get around Marina del Rey?

•   The WaterBus provides on-the-water transportation service around the Marina from eight convenient stops, for just $1 per person, one way. NOTE: On July 4ththe WaterBus will operate 11 a.m. until midnight. Your wait time may be longer than the usual.

•   The Beach Shuttle offers free land-side transportation every weekend and holiday year-round. The shuttle route runs from Playa Vista, through Marina del Rey, to the Venice Pier, and back to Playa Vista. Riders can ride the Beach Shuttle to major points of interest in and around Marina del Rey, including Fisherman’s Village, Waterside Shopping Center, Marina “Mother’s” Beach, as well as the Venice Beach Pier.  NOTE: On July 4th, the Beach Shuttle will operate from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. only, and will not run during or after the fireworks show. Please plan to use a different mode of transportation to get back to your home or parked car. Due to heavy traffic and street closures in Marina del Rey on July 4th, your wait times may be longer than usual. 

•   The Free Ride provides free, on-demand transportation around the Marina will operate from noon to 8 p.m. on July 4th. If you see one of the 5-passenger Free Ride cars, just wave down the driver and hop in, or text your pick-up location, destination, and passenger count in advance to 323. 435.5000 (no calls, please). NOTE: On  July 4th, your wait time may be longer than the usual.

•   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.  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.

Will food be available at the event?

Food can be purchased at one of the many restaurants in Marina del Rey and beyond.  See the “Marina del Rey Dining Guide” for a full list, and be sure to verify the hours of operation for any restaurant you plan to stop by.

If you prefer to bring your own food for a picnic or barbecue, Burton Chace Park and Marina “Mother’s” Beach are great locations.

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