Fireworks, Family, + Fun This Weekend in Santa Monica

Come visits us THIS Saturday, June 30th at Santa Monica College’s Independence Day Celebration — the biggest, most sensational patriotic community event on the Westside!

Bring your family and friends to SMC for a star-spangled salute to our nation’s independence. Come early, picnic on the lawn, enjoy continuous entertainment and special exhibits (with plenty of refreshments available for purchase), and cap off the evening with a spectacular fireworks salute to America.

Make sure you stop by and visit us! We will be there with tons of Pardee Swag give-aways like beach balls, sunglasses, and flashlights. Plus enter your name for the opportunity to win a Linus Bike in our raffle!

Gates open for parking on the corner of Pico and 17th street at 4 pm, the festivities begin at 5 pm, and the fireworks show is at 9 pm! You won’t want to miss out on this family-friendly community event, so make sure you come by and say hi! We can’t wait to see you there, neighbor!

Event Schedule

4 pm – Parking Lots Open
5 pm – Gates Open to Corsair Field and Stadium Bleachers
7 pm – Entertainment starts on Corsair Field Stage
8:15 pm – Parking Lots Close
8:45 pm – Entry Gates Close
9 pm – Fireworks By Pyro Spectaculars Entertainment

Food Drive

Sponsored by the Associated Students of SMC in partnership With Westside Food Bank to assist students in need. Please bring non-perishable items. Multiple drop-off locations!

SMC Learning Lounge

Find out about all things SMC—including its award-winning NPR member radio station KCRW (89.9 FM) and acclaimed performance venue The Broad S tage at the SMC Performing Arts Center.


Parking: $5 Enter at Pico Blvd. and 17th Street
Prohibited: Animals, Alcohol & Chairs with Pointed Legs


When: June 30, 4:00-10:00pm
Where: Santa Monica College

Check out our recap video of last year’s fun!