Fourth of July to be filled with many events around Los Angeles

Fourth of July to be filled with many events around Los Angeles

Vanessa Padilla

The fourth of July is a very popular holiday. This year it falls on a Saturday so many people will be able to celebrate with their families and friends over the weekend.

With the holiday approaching the campus seemed like a ghost town. The few students that were available said that they were either going out of town for the weekend or were going to enjoy family barbecues while watching fire works.

There are various events going on in the valley this weekend for people with out plans to attend.

Annual San Fernando Valley Independence Day Celebration
A holiday celebration in the San Fernando Valley featuring music and other live entertainment, food, and fireworks. Take a swim in the 1.5-acre swim lake available for use during the day.

When: July 4, 12:00 noon – 10:00 p.m.
Where: Hansen Dam Recreation Area, 11770 Foothill Blvd., Lake View Terrace
Cost: Free
Sponsor: City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks
Info: 1-888-LA PARKS (527-2757),

Irwindale Speedway NASCAR Races and Fireworks Show
California Highway Patrol 200, NASCAR Camping World West Series Race and Auto Club Late Model Firecracker 100 races followed by a fireworks show.

When: July 4, 4 pm – 10 pm, Gates open at 4, Autograph sessions at 5:45, races start at 7 pm
Where: Toyota Speedway at Irwindale, 500 Speedway Drive, Irwindale, CA 91706
Cost: General Admission $15, Reserved $35, Senior $12, Youth 6-12 $7.50, Children 12 and under free (free ticket required).

July 4th Fireworks Festival in Studio City
This is a fun-filled family festival featuring exhibits, music, food, fireworks, a children’s fun zone, and a business exposition in a back lot at CBS Studios.

When: July 4, 4:30 – 9:30 pm
Where: CBS Studio Center, 4024 Radford Ave., Studio City, Los Angeles
Cost: Adults $15 advance, $20 at the gate, Children 6-12 $8 advance, $10 at the gate, add $20 for rooftop viewing access or pay $100 for VIP tickets.
Sponsor: Studio City Chamber of Commerce
Info: 818-655-5916,

Annual Dennis P. Zine July 4th Extravaganza in Woodland Hills
Huge Fourth of July fireworks festival in the West Valley with food vendors, play zone, a free concert and fireworks show.

When: July 4, Concert begins at 6:00 pm, fireworks to live music at 9:05 pm
Where: Warner Park, 5800, Topanga Canyon Blvd., Woodland Hills
Cost: Free
Parking: $15 in any of the Warner Center structures between Topanga and Canoga or California and Oxnard Sponsor: Valley Cultural Center
Info: 818-704-1358,