Valley Cultural Foundation will produce their 20th annual fireworks show in Warner Park this Sunday, July 4.

Bob Blumenfield’s July 4 Fireworks Extravaganza, presented by Porsche Woodland Hills/Woodland Hills Honda brings tens of thousands of residents from across the city to attend the celebration of our country’s independence.

The festivities begin at 5:30 pm with opening act Illunis,  one of Valley Cultural Foundation’s emerging artists. Opening ceremonies will take place  at 6 pm.

At approximately 6:15 pm a KC10 will fly over the park, piloted by Major Barrett Meysembourg. The McDonnell Douglas KC-10 Extender is an American aerial refueling tanker aircraft operated by the United States Air Force. A military version of the three-engined DC-10 airliner, the KC-10 was  developed from the Advanced Tanker Cargo Aircraft Program.  In addition to its primary mission of aerial refueling it combines the tasks of a tanker and cargo aircraft.

A returning favorite to the park, Ticket to Ride, will present their Beatles songbook lineup on stage at 6:45 pm.

The fireworks show, accompanied by a patriotic soundtrack, will light up the sky at 9 pm.

In continuing efforts to keep you and your family safe, and at the request of the Los Angeles Police Department, Valley Cultural Foundation, along with the Department of Recreation and Parks, the Los Angeles Fire Department and Councilman, Bob Blumenfield – will continue with the additional safety and security measures implemented last year. 

This year in addition to the normal security requirements VCF will be adhering to all COVID instructions at the time of the event. 

During this COVID recovery  period LA Department of Public Health regulates the event and Valley Cultural Foundation asks the following of attendees:

– Please respect your neighbor’s space

– For the safety of guests we urge you to be vaccinated or have had a negative COVID 19 test in the last 72 hours

– Masks are strongly recommended.

Once again the park area itself will be secured and there will be five designated points of entry.  

Streets closed to the public beginning 5 am on Sunday, July 4th:

1. Califa Street between Topanga Canyon Blvd and Owensmouth Ave

2. Marylee Street between Topanga Canyon Blvd and Owensmouth Ave. (Residents must show valid I.D. to be permitted in-out access.)

There will be a public access walkway between parking structures leading from the Marriott Hotel. This walkway will close at approximately 7:45 pm on the 4th and not reopen until approximately 10:30 pm. 

Other defined gate entrances will be located as follows: 

1) Topanga Canyon Blvd. and Califa Street, 2) Topanga Canyon Blvd. and Marylee Street, 3) Marylee Street and Owensmouth Avenue and 4) Owensmouth Avenue and Califa Street. 

Once the fireworks show is complete at approximately 9:25 pm, these and other gates will be made available for exiting the park. Officers from LAPD and VCF’s hired security team will be stationed at each of these gates at all times.

Do not bring any of the following items into or near park grounds:

•Smoking and/or vaping devices

•Barbeques including gas, charcoal or butane

•Alcoholic beverages of any type

•Illegal drugs

•Fireworks, including sparklers

•Dangerous weapons including guns and stun guns

•Sharp objects, including: kitchen knives, spikes or ground stakes

•Mace and/or chemical irritants

•Glass bottles

•Combustible liquids

•Laser pointing devices

Additionally, backpacks, purses, coolers or any other types of concealed storage, including your pockets or other items of clothing are subject to search by the Los Angeles Police Department and/or Valley Cultural Foundation’s hired security officers. This may include a search of your person. 

Finally, if you see something out of place or suspicious in nature, please contact a member of the police department and/or VCF’s security officers.

Enjoy a happy, and safe, Fourth of July celebration!