From East L.A. to Eagle Rock, 4th of July Fireworks shows will light up the night sky starting this weekend

Photo by Sandy Driscoll

By CHRISTOPHER MORALES

The Fourth of July is next Wednesday. But many of the large and free Eastside firework shows (and we are not talking about the illegal displays down your block) will be held a few days early this weekend.

The celebrations in Eagle Rock, El Sereno and Lincoln Heights also feature live music as well as pyrotechnics while the holiday event in East L.A. also includes art displays and food.  If you want to hold off and watch a show on Independence Day itself, you will have to head to Dodger Stadium for a post-game show.

Advice To Pet Owners: You probably know by now to keep your dogs inside during all that noise. The Friends of the North Central Animal Shelter in Lincoln Heights, which serves the Eastside, is seeking volunteers to temporarily foster pets during a busy time of the year.

Here’s a list of Eastside fireworks shows taking place over the next week:

Boyle Heights

12th Annual Boyle Heights Concert & Fireworks Show

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Hollenbeck Park,  415 S St Louis St.

The City of Los Angeles invites you to join Councilmember Jose Huizar, in collaboration with Casa 0101, to the 12th Annual Boyle Heights Concert & Fireworks Show featuring Bombachante! The concert begins at 5:00 PM, followed by fireworks at dark. For more information, call (323) 526-9332

Eagle Rock

9th Annual Concert in the Park & Fireworks Show

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Eagle Rock Park, 1100 Eagle Vista Dr.

The City of Los Angeles invites you to join Councilmember Jose Huizar, in collaboration with the Eagle Rock Chamber of Commerce, to the 9th Annual Concert in the Park & Fireworks Show featuring The Spazmatics! The concert begins at 5:00 PM, followed by fireworks at dark. For more information, call (323) 254-5295

East Los Angeles

Independence Day Firework Show

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Belvedere Park Lake, 4914 E. 4th Street

Celebrate Independence Day with a concert, various food vendors, an art gallery and a firework show! The event starts at 4:30 PM, followed by a firework show at dark!

El Sereno

11th Annual El Sereno Concert in the Park & Fireworks Show

Saturday, June 30th, 2018

El Sereno Park, 4721 Klamath St.

The City of Los Angeles invites you to join Councilmember Jose Huizar, in collaboration with the El Sereno Bicentennial Committee, to the 11th Annual El Sereno Concert in the Park & Fireworks Show featuring Tierra! The concert begins at 5:00 PM, followed by fireworks at dark. For more information, call (323) 226-1646.

Dodger Stadium

Independence Day Fireworks

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Dodger Stadium, 1000 Vin Scully Ave.

The show begins after the end of the Dodgers vs. Pirates game. Ticket prices vary but you can enjoy the show for free from surrounding hillsides in Echo Park, Elysian Heights and Solano Canyon

Lincoln Heights

Independence Day Fireworks Show

Sunday, July 1, 2018 – Lincoln Heights

Lincoln Park, 3501 Valley Blvd.

The Lincoln Park 4th of July Committee, in collaboration with Plaza de la Raza, invite you for an Independence Day Fireworks Show featuring DJ Alan, Rick Saiz, La Sonora Dinamita, and Suave Band! The event runs from 3:00 PM – 9:00 PM with fireworks at dark. For more information, call (323) 306-7469 or (323) 547-6067

Remember it is illegal to make, sell, store, or use any fireworks in Los Angeles without a valid permit, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department. Avoid damaged property and medical emergencies by attending a safe, free firework show in the Eastside!

For more safe and free firework shows across Los Angeles County, visit this list provided by the County of Los Angeles Fire Department or call (888) 654-FIRE to find a professional fireworks display near you.

Christopher Morales is a Lincoln Heights native currently majoring in communications at Cornell University

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