The Fourth of July – otherwise known as Independence Day – in the United States has been a federal holiday since 1941, but Independence Day celebration tradition dates back to the 18th century and the American Revolution. On July 2, 1776, the Continental Congress placed its votes supporting independence, and the 13 colonies’ delegates adopted the Declaration of Independence, a document of supreme historic importance drafted by Thomas Jefferson, two days later. From 1776 to the present day, the Fourth of July has symbolized the birth of American independence, and is celebrated by way of festivities running the gamut from fireworks, concerts and parades to more casual family gatherings amidst the backdrop of delicious backyard barbecue. There’s plenty to do and see in the Woodland Hills area when it comes to fireworks displays. Here’s our top picks for celebrating the red, white and blue loudly and proudly in 2017 by way of awesome fireworks in Woodland Hills and surrounding neighborhoods.
Councilman Bob Blumenfield’s July 4th Fireworks Extravaganza
Presented by Keyes Motors
As part of the Valley Cultural Center’s Concerts on the Green 2017 program, this breathtaking fireworks show with concert is scheduled for July 4 from 6 to 9:30 PM, featuring one of the most spectacular displays in all of Southern California that delights over 60,000 people yearly. Over 20 local restaurants will also have booths at the celebration, along with arts and crafts vendors and local businesses promoting and selling their goods. James Domine will lead the San Fernando Valley Symphony Orchestra in a July 4th spectacular concert, Made in the USA, featuring all-American favorites from the Broadway, Jazz and Rock music repertoires in addition to some of the world’s most beloved classical encores. Visit http://www.valleycultural.org/councilman-bob-blumenfields-july-4th-fireworks-extravaganza-presented-by-keyes-motors/ for more information.
Calabasas Fireworks Spectacular
The City of Calabasas is hosting its Fireworks Spectacular on July 4 at the Calabasas High School football field (22855 W. Mullholland Highway) from 5 to 9 PM, with events that are scheduled to include a Family Fun Zone(hosted by “Who’s That DJ?”) featuring games and prizes, inflatables, arts and crafts, temporary tattoos, stilt walkers, balloons and more; live musical dance party and a musically-choreographed fireworks display. Free parking is available in the school’s lot for ticket holders on a first come/first served basis, with overflow facilities located along Old Topanga Canyon Road. For more information including ticket prices visit http://www.cityofcalabasas.com/events/fireworks.html.
Fourth Annual Fireworks Spectacular Show
The City of Westlake Village is gearing up to present the Fourth Annual Fireworks Spectacular Show on July 4, with fireworks set to be blasted off from the Westlake Village Golf Course at 9:10 PM for 18 minutes straight. The fireworks will represent the incredible summation to a day packed with family-friendly fun at the Westlake Village Golf Course Driving Range and parking lot, with entertainment beginning at 6 PM and ending at 9:30 PM. Food truck meals will be available for purchase, and seating and picnicking will be possible on the Westlake Village Golf Course Driving Range; the event is free and open to the public. For more information visit https://www.conejovalleyguide.com/local-events/fireworks-spectacular-show-in-westlake-village or wlv.org/index.aspx?NID=366.
4th of July Fireworks Spectacular
The 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular, coordinated by the Conejo Recreation and Park District, City of Thousand Oaks and other local supporters, takes place on the hill behind the Hillcrest Center of the Arts in Thousand Oaks. Fireworks begin at 9 PM, with a great view from the Janss Marketplace and The Oaks mall parking lots and surrounding areas. Patriotic music will be simulcast on KNJR 107.9 – a new area station – from 7 PM to 9:45 PM. For additional information visit https://www.conejovalleyguide.com/local-events/4th-of-july-fireworks-spectacular-and-other-fun-events-in-thousand-oaks.
Celebrate this Fourth of July in true California style with these fireworks in Woodland Hills and surrounding areas!