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10 Ways to Celebrate the 4th in LA

Hey LA parents! 4th of July is coming up and we want to make sure your holiday week is a blast (no firework puns intended.)

So we’ve rounded up all the best way to spend the week! Visit a battleship, go on a magical fairy adventure, enjoy sweet ice cream treats, and more. Check out all of our favorite ways to celebrate Independence Day below and have a great holiday!

Battleship IOWA Museum
Daily, various times / San Pedro / 6 – 17 years old

Spend Independence Day discovering the West Coast’s only battleship – the USS Iowa. A unique adventure on board takes you on a memorable family journey through World War II, the Korean War, and the Cold War, following in the footsteps of sailors that lived on the most powerful warship built to date.

Open Play at BubblePOP
Daily, 9 AM – 6 PM / Tustin / 2 – 14 years old

It’s possible that nothing represents summer more to kids than BUBBLES! Bring your bubble loving kiddies to Open Play at BubblePOP, where different bubble stations are set up for interactive play incorporating varying bubble sizes, scientific theories, and overall fun!

Girl and boy eating ice cream

Grab a Scoop at Ample Hill
Daily, various times / Los Feliz / Birth – 17 years old

Nothing says 4th of July like a good old-fashioned ice cream cone. Sample Brooklyn, New York’s best ice cream, right here in LA! Ample Hills Creamery is churning small batch ice cream like no other. Enjoy classic flavors and try out creative new combos!

Trampoline Class at SwingIt Trapeze
Wednesday, July 3rd, 11 AM & 6 PM  / Anaheim / 5 – 17 years old

Need to bounce out some extra energy? Why not do it while learning some cool acrobatic moves? Unlike your backyard trampoline, this class is taught on a professional, gymnastics competition-grade hot bed with more bounce to the ounce. Feeling really brave? Check out one of their trapeze classes, too!

The Reptile Zoo
Monday, Tuesday, & Wednesday, July 1st, 2nd  & 3rd, 3:30 PM / Fountain Valley / 3 – 8 years old

Got a reptile lover on your hands? Pay a visit to this reptile museum over the holiday week to meet and touch all things slimy and scaley. Get up close and personal with an 8-12ft Burmese Python known as the gentle giant and more!


Baby Bootcamp
Thursday, July 4th 9:30 AM / Beverly Hills / 1 month – 5 years old

Break a sweat and get in a workout before all the partying begins—with the kids! This outdoor, prenatal, and postpartum workout for women of all fitness levels will get you fit while bonding with your littles and connecting with other moms.

Science at Genius Kids Club
Thursday, July 4th, 3:45 PM / Studio City / 3 – 6 years old

Cookouts aren’t for everyone. If science is your fam jam, hit up this class on Independence Day to learn about Physical Science, Life Science, and Applied Science (i.e. chemistry, geology, physics, ecology, earth science, botany, biology, astronomy, oceanography, robotics, inventions, and more). Kids will explore the world around them while conducting experiments!

Kids Yoga at Glow Yoga
Thursday, July 4th, 9:30 AM / Huntington Beach / 4 – 10 years old

Begin your 4th by saying namaste to Uncle Sam! This studio fosters creativity, cooperation, and confidence while also having fun! Parents are welcome to book a class at Glow Yoga separately or wait outside of the room.


Mini Masters Class at Rock4Kids Music Studio
Friday, July 5th, 9:30 AM / West LA / Birth – 3 years old

See, hear, sing, move, and play along with live music at this class. Parents will enjoy contemporary tunes and classic childhood songs as much as the kids! Each class features real instruments for little musicians to play and exposes participants to a variety of styles, musical influences, and songs.

A Faery Hunt Magical Adventure
Sunday, July 7th, 10:30 AM / Brentwood / 24 months – 10 years old

This magical, musical adventure is an interactive performance designed for young audiences and families to inspire creativity, imaginations, and fun. Put on your fairy wings (costumes and accessories are encouraged) and join in on this magical interactive quest. You’ll meet faeries and funny creatures, maybe even Faery Royalty!

Want to discover and book more new activities in LA? Check out all upcoming activities across the Los Angeles area for even more ways to have fun! 

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