Fourth of July Fireworks Show Returns to Marina del Rey

The Marina del Rey Fourth of July Fireworks Show is bursting back to life this year with help from local sponsors, Los Angeles County Supervisor Don Knabe announced today.  The traditional fireworks extravaganza, cancelled in 2011 due to budget curtailments, will take place over the main channel in Marina del Rey on Wednesday evening, July 4th, starting promptly at 9 p.m. and lasting approximately 20 minutes.

“I would like to extend a special thank you to the generous sponsors who stepped up to help bring this holiday tradition back to Marina del Rey,” said Knabe. “Families from all over Los Angeles County will be able to spend their Fourth of July holiday watching a spectacular fireworks show light up our beautiful coastline.”

The display this year is presented by the famed Zambelli Fireworks Internationale. The fireworks are choreographed to patriotic music, which will be broadcast in sync with the display over FM radio KXLU, 88.9 on the dial.  Those watching may tune their radios to listen to the simulcast.  The music will be relayed over loudspeakers in Burton Chace Park for onlookers.

Burton Chace Park, located at 13650 Mindanao Way, and Fisherman’s Village, located at 13755 Fiji Way, as well as the beaches in Marina del Rey and Playa del Rey, are premiere viewing locations for the pyrotechnic extravaganza.  Parking is available in County lots throughout the Marina for a $7.00 – $10.00 entrance fee and at Fisherman’s Village for $1.00 per every 20 minutes, $10.00 maximum.

Marina del Rey WaterBus service will operate on July 4th from 11 a.m. – midnight for a fare of $1.00 per person, one way.  Boarding passes are available for purchase at seven conveniently located boarding locations.  The free summer weekend Beach Shuttle will provide service from Playa Vista to Marina del Rey and the Venice Pier on July 4th from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.  Both forms of transportation offer an alternative way to travel around the Marina during the holiday.  To download WaterBus and Beach Shuttle schedules, visit the Department of Beaches and Harbors’ website at<>.

The spectacular fireworks display is hosted by the Department of Beaches and Harbors and made possible in part by funds from the community and local business sponsors such as the Marina del Rey Convention and Visitors Bureau; Marina Del Rey Lessees Association; Fisherman’s Village; E&S Ring Management Corporation; Marina Marketplace; FantaSea Yachts & Yacht Club; LEGADO, a JAN/EMC family of companies; G&K Management Co., Inc.; Shanghai Red’s Restaurant; Villa del Mar Apartments and Marina; Marina del Rey Marriott Hotel; and media sponsor HomeTown News.

For additional information about the 2012 Marina del Rey Fourth of July Fireworks Show, visit or check the Department of Beaches and Harbors’ Facebook page at and Twitter site at  For phone inquiries, call the Marina del Rey Visitors Center at (310) 305-9545.