You’re looking for things to do on 4th of July and Fireworks shows in Long Beach? Well, good news. This is just the list you’re looking for.
Still up in air the about how to celebrate our nation’s birthday this 4th of July? Long Beach will be chock-full of fireworks, parades, block parties, and people blasting that Martina McBride song, “Independence Day.” (Fun fact: that song is actually about a lady murdering her abusive husband, so yeah, not the most patriotic song, but it certainly doesn’t stop people from loving the song come 4th of July.)
If you’re new to 4th of July in Long Beach, here’s the drill for most of the city: heading to the bluff along Ocean Blvd early in the day and staking out a spot to hang out all day and watch the Queen Mary fireworks at 9PM. The area fills up fast, but I’ve arrived as late as 7pm before and still got a decent place to stand and view the fireworks. If you’re looking to picnic and make a day of it, get there early.
There’s also a show on the other side of town on July 3rd around Alamitos Bay, so that area and around Bayshore and the Bay fills up by mid-afternoon as folks get off work and prepare for some picnicking.
Folks used to love heading up to Signal Hill to see all the fireworks shows at once, and don’t get me wrong, it’s still popular. However, the City of Signal Hill has cracked down and closed the streets around the hill starting at 6pm on the 4th. So if you plan on heading there, get there early.
But, those are certainly not the only show in town for Independence Day, read on for all the haps this July 4th.
In this post you can check out:
July 3rd Celebrations
July 4th Daytime Celebrations
July 4th Fireworks Shows
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