4th of July in Long Beach

We hope you’re ready for some red, white, and blue because the most patriotic holiday is quickly approaching!

If you have ever spent July 4th in Long Beach, then you know that our city is anything but boring on this spectacular day. Here, we have gathered information on the top spots to celebrate the 4th in and around Long Beach. Get ready for an explosion of summer fun!

July 3rd Celebration

July 4th Celebration

Other Special Events & Things to Do on the 4th of July in Long Beach

Parkers’ Lighthouse July 4th Celebration

This iconic Long Beach restaurant hosts its fabulous 4th of July party again this year, with front-row seats to the fireworks display and great food and drinks. If you would like to join them for dinner, a 3-course Prix Fixe menu is $75 per person. Learn More.

Kids' 4th of July Great American Bike Parade

More than 500 kids are expected to participate in the Great American 4th of July Bike Parade this year in Long Beach. The patriotic speech contest starts at 9:40 am, the costume contest is at 9:50 am, and the parade starts at 10 am. All events are free.

The bike parade will begin at the Granada Ave. boat launch ramp and head east down the bike path, crossing the street at Ocean Blvd. and continuing south on 54th Place and Bay Shore Drive before making a u-turn at Second Street. 54th Place and Bay Shore Drive are closed to vehicles that morning. For more information, click here.

Head to the Beach!

This one may be obvious, but we still wanted to include it on our list. You’ll have to stake your spot early, as the beach (and the bay) is a popular hangout destination for this summer holiday. So get those pop-ups, coolers, towels, and beach balls ready for some fun in the sand.

Be sure to stay until sundown so you can watch The Queen Mary’s firework show along the shoreline. You may even be able to see fireworks shows happening in other cities up/down the coast!