#Go4thDTLA Grand Park and the Music Center, Fourth of July Block Party

Oh hey L.A., great to see you! In honor of the USA’s b-day it’s time to celebrate togetherness. Today is all about the sounds of America with an L.A. flavor, from Jazz to Classical and Funk to the Blues. Let’s play, splash, munch, dance and cap it all off with fireworks under the DTLA skyline.

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When

July 4, 2017

2:00 p.m.
Doors Open
9:00 p.m.
Fireworks Go Boom!
9:30 p.m.
Event Ends

Where

Grand Park + The Music Center:
200 North Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, California 90012

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Cost

This is a free event. There’s no cost to attend.

Highlights from past events

Video of Grand Park and The Music Center’s 4th Of July Block Party Play

Safety

Safety for everyone is número uno. Event entrance protocol includes mandatory bag checks, pat downs and metal detector wands for all patrons. To ensure lines move as quickly as possible, please plan ahead and read all event info below to know what is allowed and what is prohibited. Early arrival is recommended. Your patience is appreciated.

Getting Through Bag Check

All bags will be checked upon entry to event space. Please do not bring the following items to this event:

A Note for Beautiful Los Angeles

This is a space for unity – where Angelenos and visitors from all around the world can celebrate together. Any bullying, discrimination, or hateful acts are not allowed in this space.  If you are an attendee, and you see something, say something.

The Following is Also Prohibited at This Event

Valet parking for bicycles will be available at Hill Street and West 2nd Street.

Items You Can Bring

Food & Drink Policy

Picnics and outside food are welcome in backpacks or totes. Coolers are not permitted in the event space.

The size of bags and backpacks/totes must be standard backpack size or smaller (16.75 inches x 13 inches x 8.5 inches).

No outside beverages including juice and soda (sealed juice boxes are the only exception). Only empty, non glass water bottles are allowed. Park water fountains and water for purchase booths will be available in the event space. Food vendor booths will be available throughout event space.

Have a Ball But Please No Alcohol

This will be an alcohol-free, family-friendly event; no beer garden or point of purchase. No alcohol is permitted in the event space.

Food for Sale

Food vendors will be onsite. (More updates to follow.)

Event Schedule

Doors open at 2 p.m. At 9 p.m. the fireworks show will create stunning backdrop above the Civic Center skyline. The event ends at 9:30 p.m.

Experience music and artists that call L.A. home, at the two music stages:

Frontyard Stage

Performance Lawn near Hill Street

2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Miles Tackett Breakestra’s own maestro delivers an array of Funk, Soul and Jazz.
4:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Monalisa Hip-Hop, Soul and anything else with a groove.
6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
C-Minus West Coast mainstay with a unique approach to fusing Hip-Hop and Rock.
8:00 to 9:30 p.m.
DJ Jedi Legendary Hip-Hop selector takes you up to Fireworks time.

Backyard Stage

Event Lawn near City Hall/Spring Street

Hosted by: Mario Hernandez

2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
DJ AkikoLUV Expert turntable skills and eclectic beats
4:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Gingee A global mix of Bass, World Music and Hip-Hop
6:00 to 9:30 p.m.
Sean O Taking you up to fireworks and beyond a with a touch of Disco, House and World Music.
6:15 to 7:15 p.m.
Inner City Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles American film classics and patriotic fanfare from the talent of tomorrow.
7:45 to 8:45 p.m.
Angel City All-Star Brass Band featuring special guest Diana Purim Cumbia, Afrobeat and more from one funky big band.

Look Up!

9:00 p.m.
Fireworks light up the sky!

Kids’ Play Zones

There will be a dedicated play spaces on the event lawn for children ages 4-14.

Event Lawn

Between Spring Street & Broadway

2:00 to 5:30 p.m.
Got Game Sports will be leading tag, soccer and other games.

The Sandlot

Between Spring Street & Broadway

2:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Games: Hop on board one of the game trucks and play with your friends!
Face Painting: Choose from designs made exclusively for 4th of July!
The Love Bus: Step aboard the bus and decorate it with whatever you love!
Crafts: Create your own colorful bracelet symbolizing everything you love: Community, Family, and of course, Peace and love!

Event Map

Downloadable Map (PDF file, 4.3MB)

Event Map

Transportation

The event will take place at Grand Park + The Music Center:
200 North Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, California 90012

Google Map of Street Closures and Parking Street Closures and Parking on Google Maps

Street Closures

See the 4th of July Block Party Community Letter for details about streets that will be closed during the event.

Parking

Due to street closures, the parking area underneath Grand Park (Lot 10) will not be accessible during the event.

The Music Center Garage
aka Lot 14 located at 135 North Grand Avenue. Enter via Southbound Grand Avenue from Temple Street
The Music Center Garage will not be accessible from 8:00 p.m. until approximately 10:00 p.m.
Walt Disney Concert Hall Garage
aka Lot 16, located at 111 South Grand Avenue. Enter on 2nd Street or Lower Grand Avenue.
County Courthouse Garage
aka Lot 17, located at 131 South Olive Street. Enter on Olive Street.
(limited spaces available)
Health Services Garage
aka Lot 29, located at 313 North Figueroa Street. Enter on Fremont Avenue.
Chinatown Garage
aka Lot 45, located at 725 North Spring street. Enter on Spring Street.
FIGat7th
located at South Figueroa Street and 7th Street. Enter on 7th Street. PARK & PLAY for $5 at FIGat7th with retail store or eatery validation. The structure is open 24 hours and parking validation is valid for up to 12 hours.

Bicycle Parking

Valet parking for bicycles will be available at Hill Street and West 2nd Street.

The valet service is free and will be provided by the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition.

Taking Rideshare Like Lyft or Uber?

Use the drop off/pick up zone near the 1st Street and North Los Angeles Street event entrance/exit.

This address is for navigation only and is not an official event or affiliate address.

Go Metro

Take the Metro Red/Purple Line to the Civic Center/Grand Park Station. Please use the 1st Street exit. The Temple Street exit is only open for ADA/elevator access.

Or take the Gold Line to Union Station or the Little Tokyo/Arts District Station, then 7-12 minute walk towards The Music Center.

Plan your trip at metro.net

Summer Season

My oh my. Five years together – how awesome is that? Let’s continue to kick it in the park for everyone. View the Summer Season Calendar.

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