Complete guide to July 4th in Los Angeles 2017

It’s time to light up the sky, Los Angeles.

July 4th is almost here and with it comes a whole host of events to enjoy, from the LA Galaxy’s annual Fourth of July fireworks game to parades in local communities up and down the coast. And of course, more fireworks than a Katy Perry concert.

To get you ready for the holiday, has put together these handy guides to help you sort through all of the options on one of the busiest days of the year.

Where to watch fireworks: L.A. has no shortage of options for fireworks shows, check out some of the best ones in our preview.

Family friendly events: Independence Day is the best family holiday this side of Christmas. Check out our guide of events the whole family can enjoy.

Free events: For the more budget-minded revelers, we have a full list of things to do that won’t cost you a dime.