Dirty Little Secrets Rock Burlesque – First Wednesdays @ The Copper Door
9:00 pm – 11:00 pm, July 1
The Copper Door, Downtown Santa Ana
Get your fill of burlesque every first Wednesday of the month at The Copper Door in Downtown Santa Ana, for free! Guests can park on the street for free after 8pm. No one under 21 may enter.
2015 Anime Expo
8:00 am – 6:00 pm, July 2-4
8:00 am – 2:00 pm, July 5
Los Angeles Convention Center, Downtown Los Angeles
The nation’s largest expo & convention for anime & manga returns to Downtown LA this 4th of July weekend. Complete with hundreds of artist & vendor booths, this convention allows attendees to get interactive via the masquerade ball, music videos, concerts, battle of the bands, fashion shows, dancing, video games, karaoke, cosplay gatherings & contests, and much more. Admission varies by the number of days attending – 4 days cost $80, while one day costs $39. Children 6-12 get in for a flat rate of $25, while children 5 and under get in free with a paid adult admission. Some of the special events, such as concerts and maid cafés, requires an additional ticket to get into. Parking at the convention center costs $15, so bring cash for that plus any of the vendors and food inside the convention center. Optionally, park in outdoor third party lots in the surrounding blocks for a lower rate, or take public transportation.
7th Annual Cars & Stripes Forever! Car Show
5:00 pm – 10:00 pm, July 2
World Cruise Center, San Pedro
At this free and all-ages event this Thursday night, check out cars, local bands, and fireworks.
Viernes 13 @ The Whisky A Go Go
7:00 pm – 1:00 am, July 2
The Whisky A Go Go, West Hollywood
Rock out to some local skacore this Thursday night in West Hollywood. Tickets to this all-ages show cost $12.
111th Huntington Beach 4th of July Celebration
10:00 am – 9:00 pm, July 3
7:00 am – 10:00 pm, July 4
10:00 am – 6:00 pm, July 5
Huntington Beach Pier, Huntington Beach
Celebrate Independence Day with a plethora of things to see and do in Huntington Beach this weekend. Activities include a pancake breakfast, 5k run, fitness expo, a parade, fireworks, live music, exhibitors, food vendors, family activities, and much more. See the website for a full list and schedule of what to expect.
626 Night Market
4:00 pm – 1:00 am, July 3-5
Santa Anita Park, Arcadia
The largest Asian night market in America returns to Santa Anita Park this weekend. For just $3 to enter, this flea market of sorts will host tons of vendors selling Asian wares, merchandise, apparel, appliances, food, drinks, and more.
3rd Annual Ballast Point Independence Party
5:00 pm – 10:00 pm, July 3
Select Beer Store, Redondo Beach
Ballast Point will take over the taps at Select Beer Store in Redondo Beach this Friday night. No admission required – simply show up, and pay for beer as you go.
America Stands For Freedom – Independence Eve Show & Revue
7:00 pm – 1:00 am, July 3
Glass House, Pomona
Legendary punk band The Vandals will headline this show at the Glass House in Pomona this Friday night. Tickets to this all-ages show cost $17.76.
The Secret Affair – 60’s Night
9:00 pm – 1:00 am, July 3
Alex’s Bar, Long Beach
Occurring on every month’s first Friday, this 60’s night at Alex’s Bar will play all vinyl music of motown, northern soul, boogaloo, 60’s pop, and more. Feel free to dress up too, as the bar staff will hold costume contests and dance contests. No one under 21 may enter.
Plenty of holiday events will take place this weekend, so check with your local favorite hangout spot to see if they have anything going on. Have a FUN and SAFE holiday weekend.
4th of July Party on the Pier
11:00 am – 10:00 pm, July 4
12:00 pm – 10:00 pm, July 5
Belmont Veterans Memorial Pier, Long Beach
Party at the beach this Independence Day in Long Beach. Admission costs $10 for adults and free for kids, and includes all-day reentry, one BBQ plate plus a soft drink, and access to the kids’ play area. Plenty of live bands, a beer garden, boat rides, and more will keep guests entertained all day. Metered parking lots remain enforced in the lots nearby; for long-term parking, I recommend parking in the neighborhoods beyond Ocean Blvd.
OC Block Party July 4th Fireworks Spectacular
3:00 pm – 11:00 pm, July 4
Angel Stadium, Anaheim
From the organizers behind Ktown Night Market comes the OC Block Party, a 4th of July extravaganza taking place at Angel Stadium this Saturday. It costs $7 to attend this all-ages celebration, complete with fireworks, live music, food, drinks, vendors, a car show, and more. Bring lots of extra cash with you for parking and other things you may purchase in the event area.