Less than 24 hours to go and the beach is crowded. I’ve never seen so many people driving around for the Happy 4th of July 2015 Long Beach events here in Belmont Shore and Naples.
Long Beach Fireworks 2015 List of Locations
Fireworks in Long Beach are illegal so watching them at the various locations below is the best way to enjoy Independence Day.
Our first event of the celebration is actually tonight, July 3rd, over at the Alamitos Bay Marina area of the Boathouse on the Bay, Malarkays and Khourys…it is called “Big Bang on the Bay“. This is an annual event with music, airplane flyovers and more. The event starts at 5:30 and goes to 9:30 pm at 190 Marina Drive in Long Beach.
Map of Big Bang on the Bay July 3rd
For local residents, some of the best places to view Big Bang on the Bay is at the end of the Peninsula neighborhood on Ocean Blvd. At the end of the street is ALamitos Park and you can watch from there.
- Go to Bay Shore and Ocean and relax on the sand of the bay and watch the fireworks show over Naples Island.
- You could go to the Marine area over by Joe’s Crab Shack Long Beach to view firework show.
- Or the Long Beach Yacht Club area at the end of Appian Way in Naples.
If you live in Seal Beach or want to view the fireworks from there, I would suggest the beach near the Getty around 1st street. I’m just going to take a walk down Ocean Blvd toward Bay Shore….that’s about a mile. If I walk to the end of Ocean, that’s 2 miles one way yikes.
There is a cool community in Seal Beach called River Beach Townhomes on the getty with a little water view and probably a great viewing location for the residents there. I just view a few of them for sale at $1 million dollars each…and the benefit is you get to watch the firework every year from the backyard or your balcony…just sayin’
July 4th Events in Long Beach
Queen Mary Spectacular Events with live music and actives for everyone to enjoy. There main activities start at 2 pm and the firework show starts about 9 pm. For Queen Mary tickets, go to www.queenmary.com/events/july-fourth/ Prices range from $44 to $99 for adults and $24 to $29 for children.
You could view the Queen Mary Fireworks show by taking a Harbor Breeze Cruise at 7:30 pm on July 4th at 100 Aquarium Way, Dock #2 in Long Beach. For $35, they will be cruising the harbor before the big firework show…so basically you have a front row seat on the water…that would be cool. I just took a boat ride on Harbor Breeze.
What do local residents to watch the Queen Mary Fireworks?
We go to the beach, of course. It’s free. Residents from Long Beach neighborhoods like Belmont Shore, Belmont Park, Belmont Heights, Buff Park and Downtown Long Beach all head to the sand.
- Even though the Long Beach Fire Department wants you to know fireworks are illegal, I’ve seen people in past years with their own on the beach. I’m sure the police will be there.
Aquarium of the Pacific Fireworks Show starts at 5 pm to 10 pm. They are having a barbecue as well. For more information, go to www.aquariumofpacific.org/events/info/july_4th
Belmont Veterans Memorial Pier is Having a Big Party on July 3rd & 4th, 2015. The event is $10 and there will be music, food and events from 11 am to 10 pm at night. For more information, go to www.alfredosbeachclub.com/july-4th-party.html
Virgina County Club Parade Happy 4th of July 2015 Long Beach
Residents of the Virgina Country Club neighborhood celebrate July 4th in style. They have their own parade and giant block party in Long Beach. It starts at Pine and Country Club Drive around 10 am and at Los Cerritos Park.
They expect thousands of people to attend the parade. There is a party at the park with food, events and the annual sack race. So, please check it on Saturday at 10 am.
Map of the Location so You Can Join In the Parade
Video of What the Los Cerritos Neighborhood Long Beach Parade
I found this cool video of the 2012 Happy 4th of July parade in the Los Cerritos neighborhood to give you an idea of what goes on. Enjoy.
Other 4th of July Long Beach Events
Bluff Heights Block Party – is an all day event on Vista Street, between Obispo and Orizaba starting at 12:30 pm to 6 pm. Bluff Heights Neighborhood is a mixture of different architectural designed homes including Craftsman style bungalows. There is a potluck picnic at 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm.
California Gardens is having a 4th of July Concert at 2745 Orange Avenue in Long Beach. It stars at 7:00 pm and it is FREE. You will get a sneak preview of the four acre hilltop park….hhhmmm.