Are you ready for the 4th of July 2017????
This great holiday is all about celebrating what it means to call America home. So put down the work. Step away from your computer. It’s time to push the pause button.
Just sit back, relax and soak in this time and food with your family and friends.
Long Beach Fireworks 2017 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.
July 3rd Events
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 Ballast Point Brewery//.it is called “Big Bang on the Bay“. This is an annual event with vintage aircraft flyovers, skydivers, sailing regatta, music and more. The event starts at 5:30 and goes to 9:30 pm at 190 Marina Drive in Long Beach.
- Boathouse on the Bay is having a family style dinner event from 6 pm to 8 pm. The proceeds benefit Autism Partnership Foundation. For more information and to buy tickets, visit this the charity.
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 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 in 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 jetty with a little water view and probably a great viewing location for the residents there. One of the benefits of living in River Beach is you get to watch the firework every year from the backyard or your balcony…just sayin’
Long Beach July 4th 2017 Event
1.) 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-4th-2017/
2.) You could view the Queen Mary Fireworks show by taking a Harbor Breeze Cruise at 7:30 pm on July 4th 2017 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. Call them 562-983-6880. Tickets.
3.) Justin Rudd’s 4th of July Kids Bike Parade – The Great American 4th of July 4K run/walk will be at 8 a.m. and a Kids 1/2-mile run at 9:15 a.m., just before the 10 a.m. bike parade. All events take place at 1 Granada Ave., Long Beach, CA 90803. For information, go to http://www.justinrudd.com/4k for details.
4.) July 4th 2017 Late Night BBQ at Aquarium of the Pacific: this is the unique late-night Long Beach Aquarium access to view the waterfront firework show of the Queen Mary. You can get your tickets online to catch the fun, which begins at 5 p.m. July 4 at the aquarium, 100 Aquarium Way. http://www.aquariumofpacific.org/ or call them at 562-590-3100
5.) Red, White & Boom Party at The Reef Restaurant at 880 South Harbor Scenic Drive in Long Beach. Call 562-435-8013. Cost: Adults $48 | Children $24. Tickets for The Reef.
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
Long Beach July 4th 2017 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. I believe this is for residents of Bluff Heights.
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