Food and beverages will be available from over 25 food vendors. No alcohol served or permitted and bags will be searched. Note: The Park will close on Friday, July 3, 2017, at 10 pm until 2 pm on Saturday, July 4, so don't plan on getting their early.

The festivities stretch from Temple to 1st Street between Spring and Hope.

There are two main stages, one in Grand Park and the other on the Music Center Plaza with lots of picnic area in between.

THIS IS WHY WE CAN’T HAVE NICE THINGS: Also, this is why I hate people, mostly.

You might want to skip right ahead to “oh hell no.” SHARK VS ALLIGATOR: Who you got?

And at the other end of the spectrum of everything, they are making people change the way they think about what it means to prep. JEEPERS CREEPERS: Your peepers self pollute in order to save your sight.

AND NOW, FROM SWEDEN…They stood by their word and we all have a new favorite piece of public transportation.

See our articles on July 4th events in the LA Valleys and Canyons, 4th of July events in Long Beach and 4th of July events in Orange County for events outside the core metro area.

If you just want to hang out for the day at the beach, check out our guide to Los Angeles Beaches.

Entertainment includes LA musicians in a variety of different genres.

Games for kids 4-14 will be organized on the Grand Park Event Lawn.

When: July 4th, parking lot opens at 10 am, food court opens at 2 pm; stadium opens at pm, Opening ceremonies begin at 7, Program , Fireworks at pm.