4th of July 2012 Events Guide to Los Angeles – Fireworks, Baseball, & Disneyland
LOS ANGELES LIFESTYLE | CULTURE
– By Jane Sussman
Summertime, and the living’s easy in LA – we can pour one out for our east coast brothers as they swelter in hundred degree weather and 99% humidity. The 4th of July 2012 in Los Angeles is full of all kinds of amazing events. And what are a few things we love most about America this time of year? Fireworks, Baseball, Disneyland of course – and you have the right to enjoy it. Below, Independence Day celebrations around LA:
America’s Favorite Pastime
Dodger’s Game – this is the best bet for your most traditional Fourth activity, in our humble opinion. Dodgers vs. Reds, evening game followed by fireworks and a salute to the troops. What gets more patriotic than America’s favorite pastime, hot dogs, beer and fireworks? Tickets still available HERE.
We Love America for the Absurdly Beautiful, Beautifully Absurd
Mr. and Mrs. Muscle Beach – What can you get for free in America these days? In Venice Beach, an eyeful. Venice’s longstanding body building competition never ceases to amaze. Final judging begins at 1pm – get ready to feel patriotic because really, where else in the world can you get this!
It Could be Magic
Barry Manilow at the Hollywood Bowl – Bring your sweetheart and your beer and get ready to croon the night away along with Barry Manilow, accompanied by the LA Philharmonic. Under the stars, sweet music playing, fireworks to follow – the recipe for the perfect romantic Fourth celebration. Tickets still available HERE
Disney Magic in the Sky
Disney’s Celebrate America – At night, Disney promises patriotic music with a “concert in the sky” (read: fireworks). During the day, Star Wars, Space Mountain, Mickey Mouse, corn dogs – a sampling of what we love about America.
Marina del Rey fireworks display – You love the freedom to not have a plan, to blaze your own trail, to make the night what you will. All you need is the sand, the waves some fireworks – perhaps not even a companion. Lay back, look at the stars, the lights – as a wise man once said, “at least I know I’m free!”