June 24th, 2011

Say It Ain’t So: No Fourth of July Fireworks in Marina del Rey This Year

If you were expecting to see fireworks light up Marina del Rey’s night sky this Fourth of July, be forewarned: the popular fireworks show has been canceled.

That’s right, folks. According to the Los Angeles County Department of Beaches and Harbors, “there will be no fireworks display this year in Marina del Rey in celebration of Independence Day on Monday, July 4, 2011 due to budget curtailments.” Current residents of Esprit, Bar Harbor, The Tides and Waters Edge at Marina Harbor, The Villa at Marina Harbor and Angelenos who had made an annual tradition out of watching the show from the Marina Boat Channel, Burton Chace Park, Venice Beach, and Playa del Rey will miss out on seeing will miss out on seeing one of the best Independence Day celebrations in Los Angeles.

So far, there haven’t been any publicized attempts by local residents or businesses to raise  funds  for a pyrotechnical display, but we will keep you updated as the Fourth rolls around. In the mean time,  it might be time to start planning (or replanning) your holiday weekend in town. Marina del Rey is still a happenin’ place to be on Independence Day, with lots of local restaurants, retailers, and fun things to do at the parks, beaches and harbor.

And, you’ve still got plenty of fun local events to choose from, like the Mr. & Mrs. Muscle Beach in Venice Beach on July 4th, Marina del Rey Hotel’s “Music at the Marina & BBQ,” and of course—the tried-true-and-red-white-and-blue harbor brunch cruises by Hornblower.