MDR Fourth of July Weekend Guide 2023

The MDR Fourth of July weekend guide is here! Whether you’re visiting or planning to come for the annual 4th of July fireworks show, we’ve got you covered. Read below for fun events, things to do on the water, live music and more in Marina del Rey. 

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4th of July at Cast & Plow

Celebrate 4th of July at Cast & Plow, the signature restaurant of The Ritz-Carlton, Marina del Rey. Enjoy a delicious three-course pre-fixe menu. Choose from two seatings: 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. The outdoor table reservations at 7:30 p.m. require a $500 minimum spend and must provide a credit card prior to dinner. The cost is $112 per adult and $38 per child. Tables are limited to two hours. Call (310) 574-4333 or go to Open table to make a reservation

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Fourth of July Dinner Cruise

Hop aboard a luxury yacht to watch the annual fireworks show from the water! Enjoy live music, cocktails, food and gorgeous views of the Los Angeles coastline.

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Live Music & Entertainment

Whether you're looking for salsa lessons, live bands, or DJ entertainment, MDR offers plenty of options at local restaurants, hotels and the locals' fave, Fisherman's Village weekend concerts. Click button to view more details.

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Ride the WaterBus

Take a scenic ride on the Marina WaterBus for $1 per person, one-way. Stops include Fisherman's Village, Burton Chace Park, Mother's Beach, Brizo Bar & Restaurant and more.

Fridays & Saturdays: 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Sundays: 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.
4th of July: 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.

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Parasail over the Pacific Ocean

Enjoy the thrill of stay-dry parasailing while being whisked 800' above the Pacific Blue. Why not cross this fun activity off your bucket list? The adventure features a fun boat ride and panoramic views of Venice Beach, Santa Monica and Malibu Beaches. Click button for more information.

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Deep-Sea Fishing

Go on a deep-sea fishing tour with Marina del Rey Sportfishing. Choose from a half-day or three-quarter day excursion. This family-friendly, fun outdoor activity is fun for small and large groups. Click button for more information.

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Paddle in the Harbor

Explore the marina by kayak or stand-up paddleboard. Marina "Mother's" Beach is a perfect spot for beginners. The calm cove allows for learning to stand-up paddle or kayak. Rent from outfitters at Marina "Mother's" Beach: Paddle Method, ProSUP Shop, or YOGAqua. You can also rent from Marina del Rey Boat Rentals,at Fisherman's Village.

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Charter a Yacht for a Sunset Sail

Hire a skipper to drive a boat while you and your group enjoy a few hours on the Pacific Ocean! Book a half-day sunset cruise up to Malibu. Or, go on a deep-sea fishing excursion in the morning or a marine life cruise to look for dolphins, whales and sea lions

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