LOS ANGELES COUNTY, CA —Independence Day celebrations will look decidedly different this year, as COVID-19 concerns spurred cancellations of most July 4th parades, carnivals and fireworks extravaganzas throughout Greater Los Angeles and statewide.
More events are canceled then proceeding, to be sure. The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health nixed live fireworks shows throughout the county — leaving the closest confirmed display in Rancho Cucamonga, plus a smattering set to go off in Riverside, Orange and San Diego counties.
But the patriotic spirit will go on in the L.A. area as several communities are getting creative with home-decorating contests, aerial flyovers, online activities or virtual fireworks and concerts.
Scroll through the list, and see what’s going on near you. Stay safe, and have a Happy Fourth of July, from Patch!
Due to the pandemic, counties or cities may adjust or cancel events at the last minute, so