Fourth of July celebrations set throughout SoCal

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Dozens of Southern California communities are getting ready to host their Fourth of July celebrations on Monday, marking the 240th anniversary of the nation's independence.

Dozens of Southern California communities are getting ready to host their Fourth of July celebrations on Monday, marking the 240th anniversary of the nation's independence.

The city of Torrance was planning its first fireworks show since 2010. The 20-minute show, which will feature a patriotic soundtrack to complement the more than 1,000 shells to be fired, was set to begin at 9 p.m. near the Torrance courthouse.

More than one ton of fireworks will reportedly be used at the 90th annual Americafest at the Rose Bowl's show, which is annually billed as California's longest-running Independence Day fireworks event. The show will begin at 7 p.m., and the first 10,000 people in the stadium will receive an exclusive LED AmericaFest wristband.

The fourth annual Fourth of July Block Party at Grand Park will offer free admission and run from 2 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. The event will cover five blocks from Spring Street to Hope Street, between Temple Street and First Street.

Marina del Rey's fireworks show will be synchronized to music played over loudspeakers at Burton Chace Park and Fisherman's Village. It is set to begin at 9 p.m.

There will also be fireworks at Monday's game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Baltimore Orioles at Dodger Stadium.

See a list of fireworks shows throughout Los Angeles County below:

-- Artesia Community Park, 12000 block of South Street;
-- Sierra Vista High School, 3600 Frazier Ave., Baldwin Park;
-- Calabasas High School, 22855 W. Mulholland Highway;
-- Cerritos High School, 12500 E. 183rd St., Cerritos;
-- Pomona College, Hammer Throw Field, Claremont;
-- Rosewood Park, 2535 Commerce Way, Commerce;
-- West Los Angeles College, 9000 Overland Ave., Culver City;
-- Diamond Bar High School baseball field, 21400 E. Pathfinder Road, Diamond Bar;

-- Downey High School, 11040 Brookshire Ave., Downey;
-- Rowley Park, 13220 S. Van Ness Ave., Gardena;
-- Salt Lake Park, 6550 Miles Ave., Huntington Park;
-- Crescenta Valley High School, 2900 Community Ave., La Crescenta;
-- Antelope Valley Fairgrounds, 2551 W. Avenue H, Lancaster;
-- Hansen Dam Recreation Center, 11770 Foothill Blvd., Lake View Terrace;
-- Exposition Park, 700 Exposition Park Drive;
-- The Queen Mary, 1126 Queen's Highway, Long Beach;
-- Veterans Memorial Stadium, 500 E. Lew Davis St., Long Beach;
-- Lynwood City Park, 3700 Beechwood Ave., Lynwood;
-- Palisades Charter High School, 15777 Bowdoin St., Pacific Palisades;
-- Fairplex, 1101 W. McKinley Ave., Pomona;
-- Shepherd of the Hills Church, 19700 Rinaldi St., Porter Ranch;

-- Seaside Lagoon, 200 Portofino Way, Redondo Beach;
-- Rosemead Park, 9200 Mission Ave., Rosemead;
-- San Fernando High School, 11133 O'Melveny Ave., San Fernando;
-- Cabrillo Beach, 3800 Stephen M. White Drive, San Pedro;
-- Valencia Town Center, 26735 Circle Drive, Santa Clarita;
-- South El Monte High School, 1001 N. Durfee Ave., South El Monte;
-- South Gate Park, 9615 Pinehurst Ave., South Gate;
-- Dr. Richard Rioux Memorial Park, 26233 Faulkner Drive, Stevenson Ranch;
-- CBS Studio Center, 4024 Radford Ave.,, Studio City;
-- Sylmar High School, 13050 Borden Ave., Sylmar;
-- Six Flags Magic Mountain, 26101 Magic Mountain Parkway, Valencia; and
-- Walnut High School, 21207 La Puente Road, Walnut.

City News Service contributed to this report.
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