Events - Jul 4, 2017

Below you will find the most comprehensive list of upcoming events, family activities, and things to do in L.A. with kids.  Browse through all of the events, or use the convenient search tool below to find the specific types of events you are looking for.

The Eagles Have Landed: Dan Gurney’s All American Racers Exhibit

The Eagles Have Landed: Dan Gurney’s All American Racers Exhibit

Petersen Automotive Museum, Los Angeles, California

10 a.m.-6 p.m. Jan. 28-Jan. 17, 2018. Dan Gurney is one of the iconic names of auto racing for his success as a driver, designer...

01/28/2017 - 01/17/2018: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Butterfly Pavilion

Butterfly Pavilion

Natural History Museum, Los Angeles, California

9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. March 19-Sept. 4. The new Butterfly Pavilion provides more room to view all of the beautiful butterflies. More than 30 species of...

03/19/2017 - 09/04/2017: 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

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Chihuly at the Catalina Island Museum

Chihuly at the Catalina Island Museum

Catalina Island Museum, Catalina Island, CA

10 a.m.-5 p.m. March 26-Dec. 11 (closed Thanksgiving Day). An internationally acclaimed artist, Dale Chihuly creates unique sculptural pieces that are known for their unusual...

03/26/2017 - 12/11/2017: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Extreme Mammals: Odd Features. Unusual Creatures Exhibition

Extreme Mammals: Odd Features. Unusual Creatures Exhibition

Natural History Museum, Los Angeles, California

9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. May 12-Sept. 10. In this exhibition, you can explore the 200-million-year history of mammals, and encounter some quite unusual, rare and strange...

05/12/2017 - 09/10/2017: 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

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Body Worlds: Pulse Exhibit

Body Worlds: Pulse Exhibit

California Science Center, Los Angeles, California

10 a.m.-5 p.m. May 20-Feb. 20. This exhibit examines human anatomy, physiology and health through real human plastinates. This new generation of plastinates show, on...

05/20/2017 - 02/20/2018: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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FROGS: Dazzling and Disappearing Exhibit

FROGS: Dazzling and Disappearing Exhibit

Aquarium of the Pacific, Long Beach, California

9 a.m.-6 p.m. May 26-March 31. Hop on over to the Aquarium to see a wild array of frogs and their fellow amphibians. Interactive exhibits, educational...

05/26/2017 - 03/31/2018: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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California Adventure's “Summer of Heroes”

California Adventure's “Summer of Heroes”

California Adventure Park, Anaheim, CA

8 a.m.-9 p.m. May 17-Sept. 10. The epic, immersive “Guardians of the Galaxy–Mission: BREAKOUT!” ride is the big, new attraction at California Adventure, but there...

05/27/2017 - 09/10/2017: 8:00 am - 9:00 pm

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Above and Beyond: The Ultimate Interactive Flight Exhibition

Above and Beyond: The Ultimate Interactive Flight Exhibition

Discovery Cube Orange County, Santa Ana, CA

10 a.m.-5 p.m. May 27-Sept. 10. This high-flying exhibit salutes Boeing's 100 years in the aerospace world. It features immersive simulations and interactive design challenge...

05/27/2017 - 09/10/2017: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Dinosaurs Unearthed Exhibit

Dinosaurs Unearthed Exhibit

Discovery Cube Los Angeles, Sylmar, CA

10 a.m.-5 p.m. May 27-Sept. 10. Take a step back to prehistoric times at the Discovery Cube LA. In this immersive exhibit, you will walk...

05/27/2017 - 09/10/2017: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Doc McStuffins: The Exhibit!

Doc McStuffins: The Exhibit!

Discovery Cube Orange County, Santa Ana, CA

10 a.m.-5 p.m. May 27-Sept. 10. Young doctors-in-training can help out at the McStuffins Toy Hospital E.R., Pet Vet, and Nursery at this Discovery Cube...

05/27/2017 - 09/10/2017: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Titanic: The Exhibition

Titanic: The Exhibition

Ronald Reagan Library and Museum, Simi Valley , CA

10 a.m.-5 p.m. May 27-Jan. 7 (closed Nov. 23, Dec. 25, Jan. 1). The Reagan Library and Museum will premiere this exhibit that will display...

05/27/2017 - 01/07/2018: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Titanic in Photographs: The Exhibition

Titanic in Photographs: The Exhibition

Queen Mary, Long Beach, CA

11 a.m.-6 p.m. through July 31, 2018. One great ship is saluting another in this exhibit. On display at the Queen Mary is nearly 100...

06/01/2017 - 07/31/2018: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Cars 3

Cars 3

El Capitan Theatre, Hollywood, CA

10 a.m., 1:15 p.m., 4:30 p.m., and 7:45 p.m. Sun.-Thur., 10 a.m., 1:15 p.m., 4:30 p.m., and 7:45 p.m., 11:10 p.m. Fri.-Sat. June 16-July 30....

06/16/2017 - 07/30/2017: 10:00 am - 11:30 pm

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4th of July Weekend Celebrations at Citadel Outlets

4th of July Weekend Celebrations at Citadel Outlets

Citadel Outlets, L.A., CA

9:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m. July 1-3, 9:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. July 4. Not only will the Citadel Outlets be celebrating July 4th weekend with a big holiday...

07/01/2017 - 07/04/2017: 9:30 am - 9:30 pm

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Anime Expo

Anime Expo

L.A. Convention Center, L.A., CA

10 a.m.-2 p.m. July 1-3, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. July 4. A multitude of animated characters will be populating the L.A. Convention Center as fans flock...

07/01/2017 - 07/04/2017: 10:00 am - 11:30 pm

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The High Art of Riding Low: Ranflas, Corazón e Inspiración Exhibit

The High Art of Riding Low: Ranflas, Corazón e Inspiración Exhibit

Petersen Automotive Museum, L.A., CA

10 a.m.-6 p.m. July 1-June 3. The lowrider car is an icon symbol of both Chicano and Southern California culture. This exhibit examines the lowrider...

07/01/2017 - 06/03/2018: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Shakespeare: A Celebration Exhibit

Shakespeare: A Celebration Exhibit

Kwan Fong Art Gallery, Thousand Oaks, CA

8 a.m.-8 p.m. Mon.-Sat. June 9-Sept. 28. In collaboration with London's Bankside Gallery, the Kwan Fong Gallery of Art and Culture presents an exhibition celebrating...

07/04/2017: All Day

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Great American 4th of July

Great American 4th of July

Granada Beach, Long Beach, CA

Long Beach has a morning full of invigorating fun to help celebrate Independence Day. Start your holiday honoring the 4th by doing  a4K run/walk (8...

07/04/2017: 8:00 am - 11:00 am

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California Continued at the Autry

California Continued at the Autry

Autry Museum of the American West, L.A., CA

10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tues.-Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat.-Sun. The Autry has a new gallery space that will be home to "California Continued," which will explore...

07/04/2017: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Let's Play! Drop-In Fun

Let's Play! Drop-In Fun

Autry Museum of the American West, L.A., CA

10:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m. Tues.-Fri. June 20-July 28. The Autry is offering a unique "play-time" as part of its new "Play" exhibit. Museum visitors can play...

07/04/2017: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Play! Exhibit

Play! Exhibit

The Autry National Center of the American West, L.A., California

10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tues.-Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat.-Sun. June 18-Jan. 7. The Autry's latest exhibit is all about "play." Featuring a fun selection of toys,...

07/04/2017: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Let's Play! Drop-in Family Fun

Let's Play! Drop-in Family Fun

Autry Museum of the American West, L.A., CA

10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. June 20-July 28. The Autry is offering a unique "play-time" as part of its new "Play" exhibit. Museum visitors can play games...

07/04/2017: 10:30 am - 2:30 pm

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South Pasadena Library's Fourth of July Parade

South Pasadena Library's Fourth of July Parade

South Pasadena Library, South Pasadena, CA

The Library invites children and their families to join other Summer Reading Program participants and march in the Festival of Balloons Parade. It's a little...

07/04/2017: 10:30 am - 11:30 am

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Home: So Different, So Appealing Exhibit

Home: So Different, So Appealing Exhibit

LACMA, L.A., CA

11 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon., Tues., Thur., 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Fri., 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sat.-Sun. June 11-Oct. 15. Explore the concept of "home" through the eyes,...

07/04/2017: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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LAX Coastal 4th of July Parade

LAX Coastal 4th of July Parade

Loyola Blvd., L.A., CA

There's a charming small town, Norman Rockwell-style feel to this annual Independence Day parade, which has floats, marching bands, community members  of all ages, and...

07/04/2017: 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

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Ocean Zone Exhibit

Ocean Zone Exhibit

Children’s Museum at La Habra, La Habra, CA

11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tues.-Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat., 1-5 p.m. Sun. March 28-Aug. 20. Children can do some oceanic exploration at this interactive exhibit. They...

07/04/2017: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

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The Inner Eye: Vision and Transcendence in African Arts Exhibit

The Inner Eye: Vision and Transcendence in African Arts Exhibit

LACMA, L.A., CA

11 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Tues., Thurs., 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Fri., 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sat.-Sun. This exhibit presents 100 sculptural and textile pieces that focus on different...

07/04/2017: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Kids Club Waterside

Kids Club Waterside

Waterside Marina del Rey, Marina del Rey, CA

11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. July 4, 11, 18, 25. Kids can spend the Fourth of July at the Waterside with the Reptile Family. July 11 holds...

07/04/2017: 11:15 am - 12:15 pm

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Future Aleppo Exhibit

Future Aleppo Exhibit

Skirball Cultural Center, L.A., California

noon–5 p.m. Tues.-Fri. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat.–Sun. May 23-Aug. 18. This exhibit might be the smallest in L.A. now - it is just one piece...

07/04/2017: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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KABOOM! Jr. - All American Block Party

KABOOM! Jr. - All American Block Party

KOA at Fairplex, Pomona, CA

Bring out the whole family for the first-ever KABOOM! Jr. This family-friendly all American block party will feature games, activities, entertainment and food before the...

07/04/2017: 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Paul Simon: Words & Music Exhibit

Paul Simon: Words & Music Exhibit

Skirball Cultural Center, L.A., California

noon-5 p.m. Tues.-Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat.-Sun. April 27-Sept. 10. (closed Mon. and holidays). Paul Simon has been one of America's preeminent pop songwriters since...

07/04/2017: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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The Bunny Museum's 4th of July

The Bunny Museum's 4th of July

The Bunny Museum, Altadena, CA

Hop on over and spend July 4 at the Bunny Museum. Its new location in Altadena is ten times bigger than the original location! Guinness...

07/04/2017: 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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The Park at the Skirball

The Park at the Skirball

Skirball Cultural Center, L.A., California

noon-5 p.m. Tues.-Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat.-Sun. June 10-Sept. 3. Inspired by the wonderful "Paul Simon: Words & Music" exhibit, this temporary outdoor space offers...

07/04/2017: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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AmericaFest

AmericaFest

Rose Bowl, Pasadena, CA

For the 91st year, the Rose Bowl hosts a holiday spectacular. Starting at 2 p.m., folks can enjoy the Family Fun Zone. The stadium doors...

07/04/2017: 2:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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Grand Park + The Music Center’s 4th of July Block Party

Grand Park + The Music Center’s 4th of July Block Party

Grand Park, L.A., CA

Spend your holiday hanging out at Grand Park. The afternoon will have craft projects, bubble fun, chalk art and games, like soccer and tag, DJs...

07/04/2017: 2:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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Santa Monica Aquarium's Seahorse Exhibit

Santa Monica Aquarium's Seahorse Exhibit

Santa Monica Aquarium, Santa Monica, CA

2-6 p.m. Tues.-Fri., 12:30-6 p.m. Sat.-Sun. Seahorse fans should saddle up and ride over to the Santa Monica Aquarium because those unique little fish (yes,...

07/04/2017: 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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July 4th Late Night

July 4th Late Night

Aquarium of the Pacific, Long Beach, CA

Spend a patriotic evening with penguins, sharks and the rest of the Aquarium's marine life. The Aquarium will also be serving a special July 4th...

07/04/2017: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Kaboom!

Kaboom!

Fairplex, Pomona, CA

Rev up your July 4th celebration with Monster trucks and motocross before the monster fireworks show. And fireworks won't be the only thing flying through...

07/04/2017: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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L.A. Freedom Festival

L.A. Freedom Festival

Santa Monica blvd Street Festival, Los Angeles, CA

This festival will be a celebration of diversity and unity in Los Angeles, featuring amazing multi-ethnic foods, diverse musical acts, and a grand fireworks finale!...

07/04/2017: 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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Warner Park's July 4th Fireworks Extravaganza

Warner Park's July 4th Fireworks Extravaganza

Warner Park, Woodland Hills, CA

This super San Fernando Valley Fourth of July celebration annually draws around 60,000 people to the park. Over 20 local restaurants will be on side,...

07/04/2017: 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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World Rhythms

World Rhythms

Descanso Gardens, La Cañada-Flintridge, CA

6-7 p.m. June 27-Aug. 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. This six-week series of world music and dance performances celebrates humankind’s connection to nature and gardens....

07/04/2017: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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Starlight Bowl's July 4th Celebration

Starlight Bowl's July 4th Celebration

Starlight Bowl, Burbank, CA

The Starlight Bowl presents a lively holiday event. The night starts with a pair of entertaining bands: the L.A.-based dance party outfit Grooveline and the...

07/04/2017: 6:30 pm - 9:45 pm

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Mr. C Beverly Hills's Poolside Cinema Series

Mr. C Beverly Hills's Poolside Cinema Series

Mr. C Beverly Hills, L.A., CA

The boutique hotel invites locals to join them for a free Tuesday night movie up on their pool deck. Their summer lineup mixes classic films...

07/04/2017: 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Shade Hotel Redondo Beach's Seaside Lagoon Fireworks Viewing

Shade Hotel Redondo Beach, Redondo Beach, CA

Get a spectacular view the City of Redondo Beach’s Seaside Lagoon Fireworks show on Shade Hotel's Aquadeck rooftop lounge amid sweeping coastal waterfront views from...

07/04/2017: 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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July 4th Fireworks Cruise

July 4th Fireworks Cruise

Harbor Breeze Cruises, Long Beach, California

Harbor Breeze Cruises is hosting its annual 4th of July Celebration on the waters of Long Beach Harbor. Observe the awe-inspiring firework displays. Start a...

07/04/2017: 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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LA Galaxy vs. Real Salt Lake Game And Fireworks Show

LA Galaxy vs. Real Salt Lake Game And Fireworks Show

StubHub Center, Carson, CA

The LA Galaxy will host its 22nd-annual Fourth of July Fireworks Show following the match against Real Salt Lake at StubHub Center. The fireworks show...

07/04/2017: 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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Symphonic Springsteen

Symphonic Springsteen

Pacific Amphitheatre, Costa Mesa, CA

July 4th makes Americans proud to be "born in the USA" and the Pacific Symphony is celebrating "Independence Day, all down the line" with a...

07/04/2017: 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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Marina Del Rey's July 4th Fireworks

Marina Del Rey's July 4th Fireworks

Burton Chace Park, Marina del Rey, California

The Marina will be aglow with colorful pyrotechnics during this 20-minute pyrotechnic display. Besides Chace Park, the other prime viewing location to enjoy the show...

07/04/2017: 9:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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