Posted By: Bernard Parks Staff / June, 29 2011 /

Leave the Fireworks to the Pros - 8th District 4th of July Festivities and Professional Shows Citywide

Fireworks of any kind are illegal in the City of Los Angeles, and for good reason. Last year, nationwide, 8,600 people were treated in emergency rooms for injuries associated with fireworks.The year before, fireworks accidents resulted in over $28 million in property damage.


Instead of risking injury to yourself and loved ones, as well as possible fires and fines from the police department, the 8th District encourages you to come to one of the many of the professional fireworks displays throughout Los Angeles, such as our very own 9th Annual Exposition Park 4th of July Fireworks Extraveganza.

Below is a map compiled by the Los Angeles Fire Department that shows all of the professional shows citywide.

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Start your Independence Day on the right note with live music at CD8's Jazz Festival, going from 1 PM to 5 PM at the Vision Theatre Lot, located at 4341 43rd Place in Leimert Park.

Then, come to Exposition Park where you can add some culture to your 4th and end the holiday with a BANG! From 11 A.M. to 5 P.M., swing by the California African American Museum (CAAM) at 600 State Drive for a 4th of July edition of "TARGET MONDAY". And, from 6 P.M. to 8 P.M. a concert featuring some special live performances will be held on CAAM's outdoor plaza stage.

Beginning at noon, there's fun on the 4th for your little ones. A Better L.A. and Unity One are teaming up with the Eighth District to create a "Fun Zone", including bouncers and face painting for kids of all ages. At 1 P.M., Radio Free KJLH joins the party, providing music and entertainment UNTIL... WE LIGHT UP THE SKY!!!!

Councilmember Bernard C. Parks will give the countdown to launch FIREWORKS from the L.A. Memorial Coliseum at around 9 P.M. This year's show promises to be a BLAST, accompanied by contemporary music and pyrotechnics like you've never seen before!

Remember to bring blankets and lawn chairs.... NO TENTS, PLEASE. And, get there early-- so you can get the best spot in the park to watch it all happen. Food will be available. And, you can find free parking at the King and Hoover entrance of the Coliseum.

This Exposition Park 4th of July Extravaganza is being brought to you by: The Office of Councilmember Bernard C. Parks, Radio Free 102.3 KJLH, A Better L.A, Unity One, the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Commission and the California African-American History Museum.

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