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July 4th in Santa Monica
Kick your holiday off early at Santa Monica’s annual 4th of July Parade. Beginning at 9:30AM, the entire stretch of Main Street shuts down to make way for bands, cyclists, vintage cars, and all kinds of family fun. Although the city no longer curates their own fireworks show, locals recommend heading up to Palisades Park to catch the incredible displays orchestrated by nearby private beach clubs. If you’re looking to go even bigger and brighter, take a quick 30 minute drive to downtown Los Angeles for the Hollywood Bowl. In addition to fireworks, this year’s entertainment includes the US Air Force Band, and the Grammy award winning a cappella group, Pentatonix. For more information, visit Santa Monica Tourism Board’s July 4th website.