The traditional fireworks extravaganza over Marina del Rey takes place on Saturday, July 4th, 2009 at 9 p.m., and lasts approximately 20 minutes. Music coordinated with the fireworks display can be heard on KXLU FM radio, 88.9. The music will also be relayed over loudspeakers in Burton Chace Park.
Presented by the famed Zambelli Pyrotechnics, which originated more than 100 years ago in Italy, the display will follow the Italian tradition of huge finales. The event is sponsored by Los Angeles County Department of Beaches & Harbors.
The street closures around Venice (which everyone should be aware of) are after the jump!
Where to Watch the Fireworks
Fireworks are launched from a floating barge located in the waters of the main channel between Fisherman’s Village and the Breakwater (the ocean entrance to the harbor). Depending upon weather and cloud cover on the night of the show, the fireworks can usually be seen throughout the marina, and from the waterfront side of most hotels, restaurants, beaches, apartments and anchorages. You may be able to glimpse the fireworks from afar from Playa del Rey and Venice Beach Pier. Popular locations include:
• Fisherman’s Village, 13755 Fiji Way (2 blocks west of Lincoln Blvd.)
• Burton Chace Park, 13650 Mindanao Way (1 block west of Admiralty Way)
• Marina Beach (Mother’s Beach), 4101 Admiralty Way (1 block south of Washington Blvd.)
Come early! Parking lots fill up early on July 4th. There is no on-street parking inside Marina del Rey. Parking is available in 14 self-pay public lots. Most parking lots are full by 6 p.m.
Fisherman’s Village Area Parking
• Lot #1 – 13737 Fiji Way (423 spaces)
• Dock 52, 13501 Fiji Way (232 spaces)
• Lot #2 – 13465 Fiji Way (225 spaces)
Burton Chace Park Area Parking
• Lot #2 – 13465 Fiji Way (225 spaces)
• Lot #4 – 13500 Mindanao Way (145 spaces)
• Lot #5 – 4545 Admiralty Way (at Bali Way) (219 spaces)
• Lot EE – 13650 Mindanao Way (60 spaces)
Marina Beach Area Parking
• Lot #8 – 4220 Admiralty Way (next to Marina International Hotel) (177 spaces)
• Lot #9 – 14110 Palawan Way (181 spaces)
• Lot #10 – 4101 Admiralty Way (across from Marina del Rey Marriott Hotel) (206 spaces)
• Lot #11 – 14101 Panay Way (at Via Marina near Cheesecake Factory) (255 spaces)
• Lot #12 – 14151 Marquesas Way (at Via Marina) (199 spaces)
“Soft closure” at 1 p.m., open to local access only:
southbound Strongs Drive at Washington Boulevard;
southbound Pacific Avenue at Washington Boulevard;
southbound Via Dolce at Washington Boulevard;
westbound Washington Boulevard at Pacific Avenue
northbound Pacific Avenue at Convoy Street.
Closed at 6 p.m.:
connector from northbound Lincoln Boulevard to Culver Boulevard;
connector from southbound Culver Boulevard to Lincoln Boulevard;
southbound Culver Boulevard at Route 90 (Marina Freeway)
northbound Culver Boulevard at Jefferson Boulevard.
Closed at 7:30 p.m.:
westbound Jefferson Boulevard at Lincoln Boulevard.
Closed when Marina parking lots are filled (at approximately 8:30 p.m.)
southbound Via Marina at Washington Boulevard
southbound Palawan Way at Washington Boulevard
westbound Bali Way at Lincoln Boulevard
westbound Mindanao Way at Lincoln Boulevard
westbound Fiji Way at Lincoln Boulevard
southbound Alla Road at Short Avenue, Bonaparte Avenue, Panama Street and Route 90 (Marina Freeway).
Closed at 8:50 p.m.:
southbound Mindanao Way at Glencoe Avenue
southbound Lincoln Boulevard at Venice Boulevard
southbound Culver Boulevard at Centinela Avenue
northbound Lincoln Boulevard at Jefferson Boulevard.
Closed at 9 p.m.:
northbound La Villa Marina at Mindanao Way
southbound Mindanao Way at Route 90 (Marina Freeway)
southbound Lincoln Boulevard at Route 90
southbound Lincoln Boulevard at Washington Boulevard
southbound Culver Boulevard at Route 90
northbound Vista del Mar at Imperial Highway
northbound Pershing Drive at Imperial Highway
Restrictions in effect from approximately 9:15 p.m. to 11 p.m.:
Traffic northbound on Via Marina will not be allowed to turn right (eastbound) onto Admiralty Way. Traffic will be directed to Washington Boulevard.
Traffic northbound on Palawan Way will not be allowed to turn left (westbound) or right (eastbound) onto Admiralty Way. Traffic will be directed to Washington Boulevard.
Traffic eastbound on Bali Way will not be allowed to turn left (northbound) or right (southbound) onto Admiralty Way. Traffic will be directed to Lincoln Boulevard and then allowed to turn south or north.
Traffic eastbound on Mindanao Way will not be allowed to turn left (northbound) or right (southbound) onto Admiralty Way. Traffic will be directed to Lincoln Boulevard and allowed to turn right (southbound) onto Lincoln Boulevard or continue east on Mindanao Way to Route 90 (Marina Freeway).
Traffic eastbound on Fiji Way will not be allowed to turn left and will not be open to through traffic, must turn right.
Bike path closure:
from 8:30 p.m. until 10:30 p.m., the bike path from the UCLA boat ramp to the east side of the La Ballona Creek bridge will be closed.
On Vista del Mar, between Culver Boulevard and Imperial Highway, there will be “No Stopping Anytime” signs posted all day.
Playa Vista Beach Shuttle
The Playa Vista – Marina del Rey – Venice Pier Beach Ground Shuttle will operate from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. on Saturday, July 4th. The last shuttle will depart Playa Vista at 7:15 p.m. There will be no service after 8 p.m. to return to your starting point, so plan your trip accordingly.
Marina del Rey WaterBus is an on-the-water shuttle system, and links seven locations within the marina by boat. It operates from 11 a.m. – midnight on July 4th.
Bike Trail Closure
The bike path in the area of the UCLA Marina Aquatic Center boat ramp to the east side of La Ballona Creek Bridge is closed from 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 4th.