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Fireworks, pool parties and rooftops for a happy July 4th

By Hayley Fox
Published: Tuesday, July 03, 2012, at 09:10AM
Flickr via Rampant. Gaffer

It's only a short trip to nearby neighborhoods to see fireworks on the 4th of July.

While 4th of July firework displays are in short supply in DTLA, it's only a quick trip to see professional shows in the surrounding area. Or, if you have access to a rooftop, you can pull out a lawn chair, bring up the cooler and settle in for what could be a front row seat.

Dodger Stadium hosts the Cinncinnati Reds for a 6:10 p.m. baseball game followed by a 4th of July fireworks show. The stadium has become a seasoned pro at fireworks shows, known for Friday night post-game displays typically accompanied by a soundtrack of classic rock.

The California African American Museum is hosting an evening of live performances on Wednesday including spoken word and musical acts. Museum doors open at 11 a.m. and vendors will be set up throughout the day selling food and locally made goods -- performances start at 6 p.m.

Also in Exposition Park at the nearby L.A. Coliseum, KJLH will be playing music starting at noon and at 9 p.m., a free, hour-long fireworks show set to music will begin.

Back in the heart of DTLA, many bars and restaurants close for the holiday, but The Standard Hotel is hosting a Disco Dive from 1 p.m. to 7p.m. on Wednesday. This rooftop pool party is accompanied by a rotating cast of DJs and with an RSVP costs $10. All other admission is $20.

If you have plans for tomorrow's holiday or know of any Downtown events that we missed, please share them with us in the comments!

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