Celebrating The Fourth

Fireworks

Admission is free for the following fireworks events. Today

Corsair Stadium, Santa Monica College, 1900 Pico Blvd.,

Santa Monica, 9 p.m.

Wednesday

Santa Monica Pier, Colorado and Ocean avenues, 4:45 a.m.

Marina del Rey Harbor, 9 p.m.

Palisades High School, 15777 Bowdoin St., Pacific Palisades,

8:30 p.m.

Culver City High School,

4401 Elenda St., 8:30 p.m.

Non-Traditional

Venice Beach will hold its annual open muscle contest; Venice Beach Recreation Center, 1800 Ocean Front Walk, Venice; 11 a.m.; information: (213) 399-2775.

Santa Monica will host the Los Angeles Pops in concert after the fireworks display; Santa Monica Pier, Colorado and Ocean Ave., Santa Monica; 5:15 a.m.; information: (213) 458-8350.

"All-American Games Day" will include sack races, relay races and a water balloon toss; Cheviot Hills Recreation Center, 2551 Motor Ave., Los Angeles; 11 a.m.; information: (213) 837-5186.

Westwood Recreation Complex will host basketball free throws, soccer dribble, bubble gum blowing and watermelon eating; Westwood Recreation Complex, 1350 Sepulveda Blvd., Westwood; 11 a.m.; information: (213) 473-3610.

West Wilshire Recreation Center will feature arts and crafts, a watermelon eating contest and relay races; 141 S. Gardner St., Los Angeles; 10 a.m.; information: (213) 939-8874.

City of Beverly Hills Recreation and Parks Department will host a variety of festivities; Roxbury Park, 471 S. Roxbury Dr., Beverly Hills; noon to 4 p.m.; information: (213) 550-4761 (free).

Howard Rich Saturday Night Bath Band will perform a Dixieland concert; Burton Chace Park, western end of Mindanao Way, Marina del Rey; 2 p.m.; information: (213) 305-9545.

Hollywood Bowl will host the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra followed by fireworks; 2301 N. Highland Ave., Hollywood; 8 p.m.; information: (213) 850-2000 ($11.25, $9).

Americanism Fourth of July Parade will feature marching bands, floats and celebrities in this two-hour parade; Parade route begins on Via Street and ends at Palisades Recreation Center, Pacific Palisades; 2 p.m.; information: (213) 459-7963.

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