Explosions in the sky

Where to see Fourth of July fireworks

There are plenty of shows to choose from in South­ern Cali­for­nia. Click on the mark­ers be­low to see where and what time the fire­works start. All shows are on Wed­nes­day, Ju­ly 4 un­less noted oth­er­wise. Read the full story here.

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June 30, 2012
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Sierra Vista High School Baldwin Park 3600 N. Frazier Ave. L.A. Program starts at 5 p.m.; fireworks at 9 p.m.
Starlight Bowl Burbank 1249 Lockheed View Dr. L.A. Parking opens at 4:30 p.m., gates open at 5:30, entertainment from 6:15 p.m. to 9 p.m., fireworks at 9 p.m.
Calabasas High School Calabasas 22855 Mulholland Hwy. L.A. Gates open at 5 p.m., fireworks at 9 p.m.
Home Depot Center Carson 18400 Avalon Blvd. L.A. LA Galaxy vs. Philadelphia Union game starts at 7:30 p.m. followed by fireworks.
Castaic Lake Recreation Area, Castaic Lake 32132 Ridge Route Road, Castaic. L.A. Entertainment program begins at 5 p.m.; fireworks at 9 p.m. All-day entrance to the park is $25 per car load or $5 per walk-in.
Cerritos High School Cerritos 12500 183rd St. L.A. Family festival begins and 4 p.m.; fireworks at 9 p.m.
Pomona College Strehle Track Claremont 333 N. College Wy L.A. Gates open at 6:30 p.m., concert begins at 6:45 p.m.; fireworks at 9 p.m. Presale $8, $10 at gate
Rosewood Park Commerce 5600 Harbor St. L.A. Carnival begins at 12 p.m.; fireworks at 9 p.m.
Culver City High School Culver City 4401 Elenda St. L.A. Gates open at 5 p.m.; entertainment begins at 6:30 p.m.; fireworks at 9 p.m. $2 suggested donation per person.
Lorbeer Middle School Diamond Bar 501 Diamond Bar Blvd. L.A. Festivities begin at 5 p.m.; fireworks at 9 p.m.
Recreation Park El Segundo 401 E. Sheldon St. L.A. Family festival begins at 10 a.m.; fireworks at 9 p.m.
Hollywood Bowl Hollywood 2301 N. Highland Ave. L.A. Manilow concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Mon.-Wed.; fireworks at 10 p.m. nightly $15-$220
La Puente Park La Puente 501 N. Glendora Ave. L.A. Family celebration begins at 5 p.m., Tues. July 3; fireworks at 9 p.m.
Antelope Valley Fairgrounds Lancaster 2551 West Avenue H L.A. Gates open at 4 p.m.; fireworks at 9:15 p.m. Antelope Valley Fairgrounds
Queen Mary Long Beach 1126 Queens Hwy. L.A. Gates open at 10 a.m.; fireworks at 9 p.m. Adult $39.95, Children 5-12 $19.95
Exposition Park Los Angeles 600 State Dr. L.A. Program begins at 11 a.m.; fireworks at 8:30 p.m.
Burton Chace Park Marina Del Rey 13650 Mindanao Wy. L.A. Fireworks begin at 9 p.m.
Fisherman's Village Marina Del Rey 13755 Fiji Wy. L.A. Fireworks begin at 9 p.m.
Marina Beach Marina Del Rey 4101 Admiralty Wy. L.A. Fireworks begin at 9 p.m.
Rose Bowl Pasadena 1001 Rose Bowl Dr. L.A. Family festival begins at 2 p.m. Fireworks at 9:30 p.m. 7 and younger, free
Fairplex Pomona 1101 West McKinley Ave. L.A. Kaboom! Monster trucks and motoX extreme precede a grand fireworks finale. Program begins at 8 p.m.; fireworks at 9:20 p.m.
Seaside Lagoon Redondo Beach 200 Portofino Way. L.A. Program begins at 2 p.m.; fireworks at 9 p.m. Adult $18, Children 4-10 $12, children under 3 free.
Rosemead Park Rosemead 4343 Encinita Ave. L.A. Festival begins at 10 a.m. Fireworks at 9 p.m.
Avalon Catalina Island Avalon, CA L.A. Fireworks at 9 p.m. can be seen from anywhere in Avalon
Los Nietos Park Santa Fe Springs 11143 Charlesworth Rd. L.A. Family festival begins at 11 a.m.; fireworks start at 9 p.m.
Santa Monica College Santa Monica 1900 Pico Blvd. L.A. Gates open at 5 p.m., Sat. June 30; entertainment at 7 p.m., fireworks at 9 p.m. by Pyro Spectaculars. $5 for parking.
South El Monte High School South El Monte 1001 N. Durfee Ave. L.A. Fireworks at 8:30 p.m.
CBS Studio Center Studio City 4024 Radford Ave. L.A. Program begins at 4:30 p.m.; fireworks at 9 p.m. Adults, $20; children (6-12), $10; children 5 and younger, free.
Valencia Town Center Valencia 24201 W. Valencia Blvd. L.A. Fireworks at 9:15 p.m., off the roof of a parking structure, can be seen from the Valencia Town Center parking lot.
Verdugo Hills High School Athletic Field Tujunga 10625 Plainview Ave. L.A. Gates open at 5 p.m.; fireworks at 9 p.m.
Valley Cultural Center Woodland Hills 5800 Topanga Canyon Blvd. L.A. Entertainment begins at 6 p.m.; fireworks promptly at 9:08 p.m.
Aliso Viejo Community Park Aliso Viejo 199 Park Ave. Orange Program starts at 6 p.m.; fireworks at dusk.
Peralta Park Anaheim 115 N. Pinney St. Orange Canyon Hills community celebration begins with firecracker run at 5:30 a.m. Events scheduled throughout the day. Fireworks at 9 p.m.
Joint Forces Training Base, Los Alamitos Cypress 11200 Lexington Dr. Orange Fireworks at 9 p.m. Parking $5.
Doheny State Beach Dana Point 25300 Dana Point Harbor Dr. Orange Fireworks at 9 p.m., launched from a barge in the harbor.
Fullerton High School Fullerton 201 E. Chapman Ave. Orange Gates open at 5 p.m.; fireworks at 9.
Huntington Beach Pier Plaza Huntington Beach 405 Pacific Coast Hwy. Orange All-day community celebration culminates with fireworks at 9 p.m. VIP fireworks seating $10.
Laguna Hills Community Center Laguna Hills 25555 Alicia Pkwy. Orange Gates open at 4 p.m.; fireworks at 9:10.
Laguna Niguel Regional Park Laguna Niguel 28241 La Paz Rd. Orange All-day community festivity begins at 9 a.m.; fireworks at 9 p.m.
La Habra High School Stadium La Habra 801 W. Highlander Ave. Orange Gates open at 5 p.m.; fireworks 9 p.m.
Joint Forces Training Base Los Alamitos 11200 Lexington Dr. Orange Gates open at 4 p.m.; fireworks at 9 p.m. Valid ID will be required for adults. Parking $5 per vehicle.
Olympiad Road Mission Viejo Marguerite Parkway and Melinda Road Orange Street fair starts at noon with fireworks at 9 p.m
Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort Newport Beach 1131 Back Bay Dr. Orange All-day festivity begins at 7 a.m.; fireworks at 9 p.m. $50 per car
El Modena High School Orange 3920 E. Spring St. Orange Program starts 4 p.m. Tue. ; fireworks at dusk. $7 for anyone older than 2.
San Juan Capistrano Sports Park San Juan Capistrano 25925 Camino Del Avion Orange Festival starts 3 p.m.; fireworks at 9 p.m.
Centennial Park Santa Ana 3000 W. Edinger Ave. Orange Sunday, July 1: Gates open at 2 p.m. Sun.; fireworks 9 p.m.
Tustin High School Tustin 1171 El Camino Real Orange Entertainment starts at 6:30 p.m.; fireworks 9 p.m. Enter through San Juan St
Yorba Linda Veterans Park Yorba Linda 4756 Valley View Ave. Orange Gates open at 5 p.m.; fireworks at 9 p.m.
Adolfo Camarillo High School Camarillo 4660 Mission Oaks Blvd. Ventura Event starts 4 p.m.; fireworks at 9 p.m. $2, adults and older children; free, children 5 and younger.
Rancho Santa Susana Community Park Simi Valley 5005 Los Angeles Ave. Ventura Event begins at 2 p.m.; fireworks at 9:20 p.m.
The Oaks Mall Thousand Oaks 222 W. Hillcrest Dr. Ventura A daylong celebration concludes with fireworks at 9 p.m., with best viewing from the Oaks Mall and Janss Marketplace parking lots.
Mountain View Middle School Moreno Valley 13130 Morrison St. Riverside The schoool opens at 1 p.m; fireworks at 9 p.m. Free from 1-4 p.m. $3 per person thereafter.
Palm Desert Civic Center Park Palm Desert Fred Waring Drive and San Pablo Avenue Riverside Concert starts at 7:15 p.m.; fireworks at 9 p.m.
La Sierra Park Riverside 5215 La Sierra Ave. Riverside Fireworks at 9 p.m.
Ronald Reagan Sports Park Temecula 30875 Rancho Vista Rd. Riverside Family festivities begin at 2 p.m.; fireworks at 9 p.m
Lenny Brewster Sports Center Apple Valley 21024 Otoe Rd. San Bernardino Festival begins at 2 p.m.; fireworks at 9 p.m.
Big Bear Lake Big Bear Lake San Bernardino National Forest San Bernardino Fireworks begin at 8:45 p.m.
Westwind Park Ontario 2455 E. Riverside Dr. San Bernardino Fireworks begin at 9 p.m.
Hansen Dam Hansen Dam 11770 Foothill Blvd. L.A. Fireworks begin at 9 p.m.
Dodger Stadium Echo Park 1000 Elysian Park Ave. L.A. Fireworks following the game, which starts at 6:10 p.m.
University of Redlands Redlands E. Colton Avenue & N. University Street San Bernardino Gates open by 6 p.m. The live show and opening ceremonies will begin at 7 p.m. and will include a flag ceremony and a four jet flyover followed by a USAF C-17 flyover. After the flyover, skydivers from Perris Valley Skydiving will be landing in the center of the stadium. The fireworks show will begin around 9 p.m.

Credits: Jason Gelt, Special to the Los Angeles Times / Ben Welsh / Aaron Williams

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