73rd Annual Palisades Celebration!
What streets are closed on July 4th in Pacific Palisades?
Click here for a list of street closures for the day.
Consistent with health and safety protocols, we'll do all this in an environment that promotes social distancing and facemask requirements at the time.
Where do the events take place?
The parade route is shown on the www.palisades4th.com website. It starts on Via de la Paz, goes up to Sunset Boulevard, follows Sunset until Drummond Avenue, then takes Drummond to Toyopa Drive, and moves along Toyopa until it ends at Alma Real Drive. The evening fireworks take place at Palisades Charter High School, 15777 Bowdoin Street, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272. Tickets are required to attend the fireworks and will be available after June 15 for purchase here. Tickets will be required, no tickets sold at the door. No food, drink, chairs, backpacks, coolers etc. allowed. Restrictions will be imposed to comply with governmental authorities and host.
While papa is proceeding with its plans for a July 4th parade and fireworks, we will unfortunately not be able to have parade grandstand seating in 2021 for donor purchase. We hope to be able to do so again in 2022!
What are my parking options for the events?
Parade parking: There is free neighborhood parking off the parade route on a first come, first served basis in areas not designated as "No Parking" or "No Stopping" by the City as long as cars arrive and can access those areas prior to parade street closures going into effect. There are a limited number of VIP parking spots available on a first requested, first served basis for sponsors and invited guests. Limited paid parking may also be available at the Palisades Village underground lot between Swarthmore and Monument, and at Temescal Gateway Park at 15601 Sunset Blvd., at the intersection of Sunset and Temescal Canyon Road.
Fireworks parking: There are a limited number of parking spots at Palisades Charter High School (15777 Bowdoin Street, Pacific Palisades) available for pre-purchase (after June 20), including for patrons with handicapped placards. No on lot parking will be available after the available number of spots are sold. Parking lot access for the fireworks from the El Medio Drive gate, below Sunset Boulevard. (This lot is not open for parade parking.) There is free neighborhood parking on a first come, first served basis in nearby areas not designated as "No Parking" or "No Stopping" by the City. Limited paid parking may also be available at the Palisades Village underground lot between Swarthmore and Monument, and at Temescal Gateway Park at 15601 Sunset Blvd., at the intersection of Sunset and Temescal Canyon Road. Since things get busiest just before the fireworks, please allow time to arrive, park and enter. We don't allow access to the parking lot or event space after the times noted on the ticket description, for safety reasons.
What can I bring into the events? Are they are things I can't bring or do? Where do I watch the fireworks?
No pets are allowed on the Palisades Charter High School grounds. There are bleacher and stadium seats for the fireworks, available on a first,come, first served basis, in addition to the field itself. Smoking (including of e-cigarettes), alcoholic beverages and hazardous items are NOT permitted. All persons and property are subject to search. Patrons are encouraged to bring blankets only to the fireworks, no bags (or chairs) permitted.
Where do I watch the fireworks? Do I have to negotiate steps from the pre-paid parking lot or entrance? Is everything on the baseball field? Is there seating?
The Fireworks are on the Pali High Football Field, which is across from the Palisades Charter High School pre-paid parking lot. Pre-paid parking is accessed on El Medio, south of Sunset Blvd. You need to navigate stairs or a ramp to go to the field from the Bowdoin Street sidewalk entrance or from the pre-paid parking spots. Accommodations will be made for disabled guests. Please ask a volunteer for assistance.
What's the refund policy?
Please contact the organizers via email prior to July 4th with any questions. There are NO REFUNDS FOR DONATIONS, FOR DELAYED ARRIVALS OR FOR NON-USE OF TICKETS. The ticket purchase price will be deemed to be a donation to the PAPA non-profit that puts on the events if not used for any reason (including being unable to access the grandstands or school after arriving with a pet or after parade street closures have gone into effect between 12:30 pm and 4 pm in the areas adjoining Sunset Boulevard between Chautauqua Boulevard and Temescal Canyon Boulevard in Pacific Palisades or after the evening event access gates have closed).
Please go to Palisades4th.com for additional information and details and/or to contact the organizers via email from the website links.
Sunday, July 4th 2021