07/01/2013 12:37 pm ET Updated Jul 01, 2013

LA 4th Of July 2013 Events Include The Hollywood Bowl, Muscle Beach & The Aquarium (PHOTOS)

It's America's 237th birthday, and Los Angeles is ready to celebrate.

Parties are taking place all around the city -- including the Hollywood Bowl's famous fireworks, Venice's muscle beach competition, a late-night picnic at Six Flags and a fireworks celebration at the Aquarium. It's no surprise that as the entertainment capital of the world, LA produces some of the most creative and elaborate fireworks shows in the country. So enjoy your Thursday off and gear up for a spectacular night.

Click through the slides below or the map above to find the best events in and around LA:

Best 4th Of July Events