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If you live in the Los Angeles area or are planning a trip there in July and are looking for some things to do, this Calendar of Events, courtesy of our colleagues, Peggy Sue, Catherine and Kathleen, at First American Title, might help. Please note that July 4th Celebrations are listed separately below. Some highlights:

Diamond Bar Concerts/Movies in the Park | Wednesdays except July 4 thru Aug. 1 - Concert at 6:30pm, Movie at 8pm | Sycamore Canyon Park: If you enjoy concerts and movies alfresco, Wednesday will be your new favorite day. For more information: 909-839-7070 / www.diamondbarca.gov

Whittier Summer Concert Series | Mondays & Thursdays thru Aug. 9 - 7pm | Mondays at Central Park, Thursdays at Parnell Park: Bring your lawn chairs and blankets. For more information: www.cityofwhittier.org

Dew Tours X Agenda | June 28-July 1 | Long Beach Convention Center: A celebration of skateboarding, music, and culture. Together Dew Tour and Agenda will elevate the platform to showcase the world's top athletes, brands, artists + more. For more information: www.dewtour.com/skate

Pirate Festival | June 30-July 1 | Shoreline Aquatic Park to Shoreline Village, Long Beach: Sword fighting, face painting, canon fighting, stilt walkers, comedy acts, pirate encampments and pirate music! For more information: 562-435-2668 / www.shorelinevillage.com

Latin Salsa Festival | July 7-8 - 12-8pm | Pershing Square, Downtown LA: You’ll find tons of delicious salsas to sample in the Salsa Tasting Tent, along with local food vendors offering up their best selections throughout the Festival. Live music, dancing, and Beer & Margarita Bar. For more information: 310-404-3094 / www.latinsalsafestival.com

Patriots Luncheon | July 12 - 12-1:30pm | Oaks Club at Valencia: Join us in saluting our local Veterans for their leadership in our business community and dedicated service to America. For more information: www.scvchamber.com

Marina Del Rey Summer Concerts | July 12-Sept. 1 - 7-10pm | Burton Chace Park: On alternating Saturdays, expect a mix of pop music groups, including alt-rock, indie, and folk. Grab your family, a picnic dinner, and a blanket or low-profile beach chairs. For more information: www.visitmarinadelrey.com

Lotus Festival | July 14-15 - 12-9pm | Echo Park Lake, LA: This year, the traditional festival will honor and showcase the people and culture of The Republic of China. Free entertainment, food court, Chinese pavilion, silent auction, children’s area, handcrafted artwork, gift bazaar, tea house & ceremony, and dragon boat race. For more information: www.laparks.org/lotusfestival

Concern Foundation Block Party | July 14-15 - 6pm-12am | Paramount Pictures Studio, Hollywood: Multiple stages of live entertainment, casino style games, live and silent auctions, and food, desserts and beverages from over 70 of Los Angeles’ best restaurants and caterers. For more information: 310-360-6100 / www.concernfoundation.org

SENSES Block Party | July 19 - 7-10pm | Main St, Old Town Newhall: Live music, food trucks, themed activities, and adult beverages to Main Street every Third Thursday from March to October. For more information: www.thursdaysatnewhall.com

Delicious Little Tokyo | July 20-21 - 10am-10pm | Little Tokyo, DTLA: Foodie experts and first-time explorers alike indulge in culinary demos, food tours, workshops, and one-of-kind activities at various Little Tokyo shops and restaurants exclusively available during the event. For more information: www.golittletokyo.com

Catalina Ski Race | July 21 | The Queen Mary, Long Beach: The 62 mile-long race to Avalon and back starts and finishes near the Queen Mary. Spectators from around the globe can be found lining Queen Mary’s decks in effort to get the best view. For more information: www.catalinaskirace.net

Long Beach Crawfish Festival | July 27-29 - Fri 5-10pm, Sat & Sun 12-10pm | Rainbow Lagoon: Cajun, Zydeco, and New Orleans-style music. Tons of fresh crawfish prepared Louisiana style. Live sports tent, children’s stage with comedy magic, inflatable bounces, and exclusive VIP Lounge. For more information: 562-495-5959 / www.longbeachcrawfishfestival.com

Fight Cancer Festival | July 28 - 11am-7pm | Santa Monica College: Featuring Poncho Sanchez, DW3 and Barbara Morrison. Fun for the entire family including a deluxe kids camp area. For more information: www.eventbrite.com

California Pizza Festival | July 28-29 - 12-8pm | LA Center Studios, Downtown: Unlimited samplings from 30 pizzerias from California, Arizona, Nevada, and Georgia, as well as world-renowned pizza chefs from Naples, Italy. Live music and giveaways from event sponsors. For more information: www.calipizzafestival.com

Midsummer Scream Halloween/Horror Convention | July 28-29 | Long Beach Convention Center: Themed attractions, panels, presentations, and performances from So Cal’s biggest theme parks and names in dark entertainment! For more information: www.midsummerscream.org

Los Angeles County - 4th of July Celebrations: All events take place on July 4 unless otherwise noted.

  • Alhambra Festivities & Fireworks Spectacular | 3-9:30pm | Almansor Park: For more information: www.alhambrachamber.org
  • Arcadia Patriotic Festival | July 1 -  5-9pm | First Ave., Downtown: For more information: www.arcadiaca.gov
  • Baldwin Park 4th of July Spectacular with Fireworks | 5-10pm | Sierra Vista High School: For more information: www.baldwinpark.com
  • Burbank American Celebration with Fireworks | 6:30pm | Starlight Bowl: For more information: www.starlightbowl.com
  • Calabasas 4th of July Festivities & Fireworks | 7:30am-9:30pm | Various Locations: For more information: www.cityofcalabasas.com
  • Carson LA Galaxy vs. D.C. United | 7:30pm | StubHub Center – Fireworks: For more information: www.lagalaxy.com
  • Cerritos Let Freedom Ring Celebration | 4-9pm | Civic Center: Includes Fireworks. For more information:  www.cerritos.us
  • Claremont Claremont’s Fabulous 4th – Fireworks | 7am-9:30pm | Various Locations: For more information: www.claremont4th.org
  • Covina Breakfast with the Band | 8:30-10am | Covina Park: For more information: www.covinaconcertband.org
  • Culver City Fireworks Show | 4pm | West LA College: For more information: http://culvercityfireworksshow.com
  • Diamond Bar 4th of July Blast with Fireworks | 5-9:30pm | Diamond Bar High School: For more information: www.cityofdiamondbar.com
  • El Segundo 4th of July Celebration with Fireworks | 10am-9pm | Recreation Park: For more information: www.elsegundo.org
  • Gardena 4th of July Fireworks | 5pm | Rowley Park: For more information: www.ci.gardena.ca.us
  • awaiian Gardens Independence Day Celebration | June 30 - 6-10pm | Fedde Sports Complex: Firework. For more information: www.hgcity.org
  • Hollywood Fireworks Spectacular | July 2-4  - 7:30pm | Hollywood Bowl: With The Go-Go’s. For more information: www.hollywoodbowl.com
  • Irwindale 4th of July Spectacular with Fireworks | 12-9:30pm | Irwindale Park: For more information: www.ci.irwindale.ca.us
  • La Crescenta 4th of July Fireworks Show | 4-9:30pm | Crescenta Valley High: For more information: www.cvfireworks.com
  • La Mirada Independence Celebration |  July 3 - 4-9:30pm | Regional Park: Fireworks. For more information: www.cityoflamirada.org
  • La Verne July 4th Parade, Fair & Fireworks | 6:30am-9:30pm | Various Locations: For more information: www.ci.la-verne.ca.us
  • Lake View Terrace San Fernando Valley Celebration & Fireworks | 10am-10pm | Hansen Dam Rec. Area: For more information: www.laparks.org
  • Lancaster Professional Bull Riders/Fireworks | 7pm | Antelope Valley Fairgrounds: For more information: www.avfair.com
  • Long Beach Big Bang on the Bay | July 3 - 5:30-9:30pm | Boathouse on the Bay: For more information: www.boathouseonthebay.com
  • Queen Mary All-American July 4th – Fireworks | 2-10pm | The Queen Mary: For more information: www.queenmary.com
  • Great American 4th of July Kids Bike Parade & 5K | 10-11am | 1 Granada Avenue, Long Beach: For more information: www.bikeparade.com
  • July 4th Late Night & BBQ | 5-10pm | Aquarium of the Pacific, Long Beach: For more information: www.aquariumofpacific.org
  • Los Angeles 4th of July Block Party w/Fireworks | 3-10pm | Grand Park & Music Center: For more information: www.grandparkla.org
  • Los Angeles Dodgers vs Pittsburgh Pirates | 5:10pm | Postgame Fireworks: For more information: www.dodgers.org
  • Los Angeles 4th of July Community Festival & Fireworks | 11am-10pm | Exposition Park: For more information: www.lacoliseum.com
  • Manhattan Beach 4th of July Pool Party Celebration | 10am-2pm | Begg Pool: For more information: www.citymb.info
  • Marina del Rey 4th of July Fireworks Celebration | 9pm | Fisherman’s Village & Chace Park: For more information: www.visitmarinadelrey.com
  • Monrovia 4th of July Concert & Fireworks Show | 3-9:30pm | Library Park: For more information: www.cityofmonrovia.org
  • Monterey Park 4th of July Entertainment/Fireworks | 5-10pm | Barnes Park: For more information: www.montereypark.ca.gov
  • Norwalk Independence Day Swim | 1-4pm | Aquatic Pavilion: For more information: www.ci.norwalk.ca.us
  • Pacific Palisades Run, Parade, Concert & Fireworks | 6:30am-9:30pm | Various locations: For more information: www.palisadeschamber.com
  • Palos Verdes Estates Independence Day Celebration | 9:30am | Malaga Cove School: For more information: www.pvestates.org
  • Pasadena Americafest with Fireworks | 2-9:30pm | Rose Bowl: For more information: www.rosebowlstadium.com
  • Pico Rivera Fireworks Spectacular | July 1 - 5-9:30pm | El Rancho High School: For more information: www.pico-rivera.org
  • Pomona Kaboom | 5-10pm | Fairplex: Includes Fireworks. For more information: www.fairplex.com
  • Porter Ranch 4th of July Spectacular | 4-10pm | Shepherd Church: For more information: www.shepherdchurch.com/4th
  • Rancho Palos Verdes Dog Parade & Celebration | 10am-12pm - Dog Park | 11am-5pm - Point Vicente Park/Civic Center: For more information: www.rpvca.gov
  • Redondo Beach Fireworks Spectacular | July 1 - 2-9:30pm | Seaside Lagoon: For more information: www.redondo.org
  • Redondo Beach 4th of July 5K & Firecracker Dash | 8am | Redondo Beach: For more information: ww.villagerunner.com
  • Rosemead Parade, Carnival & Fireworks | 10am-10pm |  Rosemead Park: For more information: www.cityofrosemead.org
  • San Gabriel Kid’s Day & 4th of July Parade | 9am-1pm | Plaza Park/Smith Park: For more information: www.sangabrielcity.com
  • San Marino 4th of July Celebration & Fireworks | 7am-9:30pm | Lacy Park: For more information: www.ci.san-marino.ca.us
  • San Marino Rotary Parade | 5pm | San Marino Avenue: For more information: www.ci.san-marino.ca.us
  • San Pedro John Olguin July 4th Spectacular | 12-10pm | Cabrillo Beach with Fireworks: For more information: www.lawaterfront.org
  • Santa Clarita Independence Day 5K & 10K | 7-9am | Newhall Park: For more information: www.scrunners.org
  • Santa Clarita Valley Fourth of July Parade | 9am-12:30pm | Old Town Newhall: For more information: www.scvparade.com
  • Santa Clarita Fireworks | 9:15pm | Westfield Valencia Town Ctr: For more information: www.santa-clarita.com
  • Santa Fe Springs Independence Day Celebration | July 3 - 3-9pm | Los Nietos Park: For more information: www.santafesprings.org
  • Santa Monica 4th of July Parade | 9:30-11am | Main Street: For more information: www.santamonicaparade.com
  • Sierra Madre 4th of July Festivities | July 3-4: For more information: www.cityofsierramadre.com
  • South El Monte 4th of July Celebration – Fireworks | 1-9:30pm | New Temple Park: For more information: http://ci.south-el-monte.ca.us
  • South Gate Independence Day Carnival | June 29-July 4 - 2-11pm | South Gate Park-Fireworks: For more information: www.cityofsouthgate.org
  • South Pasadena 4th of July Festival of Balloons | 7am-9:30pm | Various Locations: For more information: www.southpasadenaca.gov
  • Studio City July 4th VIP Celebration & Fireworks | 6pm | CBS Studio Center: For more information: www.studiocitychamber.com
  • Topanga Barn Dance & BBQ | 11am-5pm | Theatricum Botanicum: For more information: www.theatricum.com
  • West Covina Independence Celebration-Fireworks | 4-9:30pm | Big League Dreams: For more information: www.westcovina.org
  • Westchester Fourth of July Parade | 11am-12:30pm | Loyola Boulevard: For more information: www.laxcoastal.com
  • Westlake Village Breakfast, Parade & Fireworks | 8am-9:30pm | Various Locations: For more information: www.wlv.org
  • Whittier Fireworks Spectacular |5- 9:30pm | York Field: For more information: www.cityofwhittier.org
  • Woodland Hills Keyes Motors and Councilman Bob Blumenfield Fireworks Extravaganza | 6-9:30pm | Warner Ranch Park: For more information: www.valleycultural.org

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