Picnics and food trucks? Check. All-day music and festivities? Check. Fireworks? Check check check! It's a block party, people, so come on out. Bring the kids and show your fellow Angelenos just how much we can love one another when we're not behind the wheel. This Fourth of July party will be a day-to-night celebration with splashing, dancing and light-up wonders that you don't want to miss. City poets from Get Lit will host a poetry slam and bands Ethio Cali and Jungle Fire will keep you bouncing to their fiery beats. There's even swag: Take the Metro down to Grand Park and present your pass at the information booth, and you will receive a free pair of Grand Park sunglasses! They'll come in handy when pyrotechnic stars are lighting up the night sky. (Just remember to call them “night shades” once the sun has gone down.) Grand Park, 200 N. Grand Ave., dwntwn.; Thurs., July 4, all day; music starts at 3 p.m.; free. (213) 972-8080, grandparkla.org.

Thu., July 4, 2013

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