Check out this list of local 4th of July Happenings!

It is almost time to Celebrate 4th of July, which is the birthday of America, and the birthday of Venice.

There are many fantastic things to do over the next several days. So, to make sure that you are aware of all the options, and can maximize the fun factor, here is list of what’s crackin’ in the V for the 4th!

Snap a selfie with the Venice Sign on the 4th of July! 

The Venice Chamber will celebrate the 113th Birthday of “Venice of America” and 4th of July, with the annual changing of the historic VENICE Sign to red, white and blue bulbs.   The Venice Sign will shine red, white and blue starting  July 2nd at 12 midnight.

About the Venice Sign:  Spanning across Windward Avenue at Pacific, the VENICE Sign in lights is a modern day replica of the one originally installed in 1905 by the legendary Abbot Kinney.  View details here.

Come cheer on the 100’s of athletes that will line the iconic stage of Muscle Beach Gym in Venice on 4th of July.   

For decades competitors have traveled from all over the world to compete at the historic Muscle Beach Competitions.  Free admission.  Get there early for best seating.  Details here.

Calling all locals!  Join in the Venice Beach fun at the 4th Annual  Harrison Ave. Block Party.

There will be food trucks to purchase food, face painting, live music, an 18 ft inflatable slide, carousel bouncy house, and a five in one inflatable sports game.  There will also be a kids zone and inflatables, basketball hoop, soccer goals, hulahoops, potato sacks, sidewalk chalk and more.Please bring a dish or drinks to share, and bring your friends.  The more the merrier.  Should be a lot of fun!  Details here.

Special thanks to some more of our community partners First Team Security Inc. for sponsoring the portable bathrooms, and to Newhouse Law Group PC for sponsoring the cost of insuring the event and other miscelleneous costs.  View flyer for details.

Celebrate the 4th of July at High Rooftop Lounge!

High Lounge will be open from 12:00pm to 6:30pm on July 4th.  At 6:30pm the entire roof will be cleared of all guests and reset for 4th of July festivities. At 7:30pm High will reopen and stay open until 1:00am.

Hotel guests are encouraged to reserve early, as space is very limited and they are not guaranteed table service as walk-ins.

The entertainment will consist of a DJ lineup, beer pong, and fireworks show.

Table Seating:  The cover charge for table seating will be $65.00 per person for seating on the west side of the roof. Seating on the east side will be $30 per person. Cost of entry includes a table for the entire length of the night (7:30pm-1am) and freedom fries. All reservations must be secured with a credit card at the time of the reservation.  Please direct all inquiries to Food & Beverage Management or the Host team.   

Standing Room:  There is a $20 cover for standing room. This cover charge is for entry only and is limited based on capacity restrictions.

For more info, call  424.214.1062  or

Check out James’ Beach’s Summer BBQ Special.

The best time in Venice on the 4th of July is at James’ Beach!   Their wood grilled BBQ is back with $8 watermelon margaritas, summer salads and fresh fruit cobblers.  Feast on their patio and tan.  60 North Venice Blvd.  Venice, Ca 90291.

Join Brennan’s at their 4th of July Backyard BBQ Cookout

Party like a patriot at the greatest pre-firework party on the Westside. We’ll be grilling up favorites like hot dogs, brats, burgers, skewers, corn on the cob, and more! Enjoy Cold Tall Boys, Corn Hole Tournament, Badminton Tournament, and Live Music by band YIKES! from 12pm -7pm!

Parking is also available ALL DAY for FREE. The only requirement is that you and your group have to spend a minimum of $50 with us! AND for those of you who bike to us, enjoy a .50 cent beer! Sounds like a win, win if you ask us. We hope to see you there!

Details here. 

Check out Canal Club’s Summer BBQ and All Day Happy Hour.

California cuisine from the Wood Grill, Rotisserie and Sushi Bar; served in Frank Gehreys’ spectacular setting. Daily Happy hour & happening weekend nights .

Celebrate 4th of July with a spectacular fireworks display over the water in Marina del Rey! 

Best Fireworks viewing locations include: Burton Chase Park, Fisherman’s Village, Tony P’s Dockside Grill, High Rooftop Lounge or aboard a Hornblower Cruise.  View details here.

Enjoy a 4th of July Champagne Brunch Cruise!

Cap off your July 4th Holiday with a refreshing buffet Brunch Cruise with bottomless champagne and endless harbor views on Hornblower’s 4th of July Champagne Brunch Cruise!  Details here.


Check out  Tony P’s Dockside Grill’s 4th of July Happy Hour! 

Voted by local newspapers and T.V. Stations!  Tony P’s Dockside and Grill has the best steak, seafood, outside dining, beer selection, bar food, blood Mary!  Westside #1 Sports Tavern and Happy Hour.  One of top three fish and chips, American BBQ and martinis!   Weekend Breakfast with Bottomless Mimosas at Tony P’s! Great patio with Marina view!  Happy Hour Mon-Thurs. 3-6 p.m. Fri.’til 7p.m.  4445 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey, California, CA – 90292. 310.823.4534



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Whether your visiting Venice, California, or live in the V and need a stay-cation, no experience is complete without checking out each of the listed attractions and unique neighborhoods that make up our city.  Click on flyer below for larger image or to print. Share your experience with @VeniceBeachFun and #VeniceBeachFun. .


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