There are only two things you need to do this July 4th to celebrate Independence Day. Hang up your American flag and head over to the 4th of July Fireworks Festival, presented by the Studio City Chamber of Commerce and CBS Studio Center. The 15th annual community event has everything organized for your enjoyment: lots of entertainment and food, kids’ activities, and of course spectacular fireworks. It’s fun for singles, couples, friends, and families looking to have a great time.
“Our theme this year is ‘Fun in the Sun,’ and what better way to celebrate our nation’s independence and kick off the summer than with a Beach Boys tribute band. We are also expanding our food court with more variety, and for kids we have a pirate and mermaid cove, along with Pirate makeovers! There’s something for everyone to enjoy and appreciate,” says Esther Walker, executive director of the Studio City Chamber of Commerce and director of the event.
There will be a Kids Zone with inflatable rides, a dunk tank, entertainment, free magic shows, a fantastic car show, the Black Sheep Squadron Exhibition, where kids can make model airplanes, a business expo and more.
Headlining the entertainment is “Catch A Wave,” a Beach Boys tribute band that will be rocking the main stage, along with The Dukes of Doowop. Plus there are VIP tickets available which offer even more. Walker says, “Our VIP room is the best deal in town. Tickets include special rooftop fireworks viewing, a full buffet dinner with gourmet BBQ, sampling stations that include wine, sake, cocktails, sweets, and free children’s activities that include face painting, caricatures, tattoos, balloon animals, pictures with Lady Liberty and Uncle Sam, manicure stations – all in an air conditioned VIP soundstage. Plus, the Latin Jazz ensemble Lemon Twist will perform.”
The Studio City Chamber deserves praise for working to make their Fireworks Festival the best experience, with a wonderful line up of entertainment and activities, and the best fireworks viewing in town. Festivities at CBS Studio Center, located at 4024 Radford Ave. in Studio City, will begin at 4:30 p.m. and go until 9:30 p.m., with the fireworks as the grand finale.
Tickets are available online at studiocitychamber.com, on Sundays at the Studio City Farmers Market, or by calling (818) 655-5916. General admission: adult $20, child (6-12) $10; Children 5 and under are free. Wristbands for premium rooftop viewing of the fireworks are an extra $20; The VIP package: VIP adult $100, VIP child (6-12) $50, VIP toddler (3-5) $15. For more information go to the Studio City Chamber of Commerce (the chamber to the stars!) website at studiocitychamber.com.