The South Bay is an amazing place to celebrate the Fourth Of July. With (hopefully) good weather, it doesn’t get much better than being by the beach. Check out below where you can catch some of the firework shows and some special events:
The annual Redondo Beach Fourth of July celebration is held at Seaside Lagoon beginning at 2 PM. There will be live bands, activities, food, drinks, dancing and plenty of activities for children. The firework show will begin at 9 PM and can be seen from all along the Esplanade.
Torrance will be doing a 4th of July event at the Toyota Sports Complex. You will need tickets to get into the venue and you will have to order them in advanced. They can be picked up at the James Armstrong Theatre at the box office (3330 Civic Center Drive). For more info call 310-618-2930.
The El Segundo celebration will begin at 10 AM at Recreation Park (401 E. Sheldon Street). All day entertainment such as water balloon tosses, pie eating contests, and live music will be taking place. Fireworks begin at 9 PM. To buy tickets or reserve seats, call 310-524-2700.
4th of July 5K:
The 22nd annual 4th of July 5K will be in the Riviera Village in Redondo Beach. The event will start at 8 AM and they anticipate about 5,000 runners this year. The post party will be held at Rock&Brews.
Palos Verdes Estates Independence Day Celebration:
Beginning at 9:30 AM at Malaga Cove School, Palos Verdes Estates will celebrate their 4th of July celebration that includes a kids bike parade and Apple Pie Contest. It is open and free to the public, held at 300 Paseo Del Mar.
Hermosa Beach IronMan:
A South Bay classic event that rounds out the morning with a lot of entertainment to start your day. Its definitely our most unique event where competitors run a mile, paddle a surfboard a mile, and then drink a 6-pack of beer. The first to complete this (and hold the alcohol down) wins! The festivities begin at 9 AM in Hermosa Beach if anyone is interested in joining 1,000 other people watch this event play out.
Many neighborhoods, streets, and restaurants across the South Bay all have their own events during the Fourth Of July, as well. Check in with Baleen Kitchen, Shade Hotel Redondo Beach, Abigail and Alta House, and Naja’a Place just to name a few for other festivities.