Culver City Celebrates 100 Years at 4th of July Fireworks

CULVER CITY CA – 30 Jun, 2017 – OnJuly 4th, 2017, the Exchange Club of Culver City will host its 51st Annual Fireworks Extravaganza at West Los Angeles College located at 9000 Overland Avenue in Culver City. Gates open at 4pm.  

The 2017 fireworks show celebrates the Culver City’s 100th birthday with specially designed aerial and ground displays.  This year’s show is a designated Culver City Centennial event.  

The 2017 show is co-sponsored by the City of Culver City, Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas and West Los Angeles College.  Along with a fireworks display, the event will include a “Kids Zone”, a dozen gourmet food trucks, a barbecue, live entertainment from the show stage and a mega-raffle with more than 65 prizes – grand prizes including a luxury hotel vacation and a big screen television. 

All proceeds from this event go to underwrite the many local charities supported by the Culver City Exchange Club including its national effort to prevent child abuse.  Other local recipients include the YMCA, The Sandy Siegel Youth Health Center, Backpacks for Kids (providing critical support Culver City students from families with food challenges) and a variety of local sports programs from youth soccer to basketball and lacrosse.  In 2017, the Exchange Club also presented a record 24 scholarships to deserving college-bound local students.

The 2017 fireworks presenter – Garden State – is one of the nation’s oldest and most venerable providers.  Founded in 1890, Garden State has provided fireworks for the Fourth of July on the National Mall, at the Statue of Liberty, the Winter Olympics and Disney World. 

“To commemorate Culver City’s 100th Birthday, we are pulling out all the stops,” said Co-Organizer Xavier Nuques.  “We have more food trucks, more live music, more fireworks and more family fun than ever. Our 2017 fireworks show will be mind-blowing and spectacular!”

The event will be held picnic-style on grass baseball and soccer fields at West Los Angeles College adjacent to the school’s Overland Avenue Gate.  Guests are encouraged to bring blankets and low lawn chairs for comfort. Limited seating for less ambulatory guests and handicapped access will be available.

Admission is $5.00. Children under 5 are free. Parking is $10 and limited. Pedestrian Entry will be restricted to the Overland Avenue Gate only. The parking entry for the Event will be West L.A.’s Jefferson Gate at College Boulevard.  No pedestrians will be permitted to enter the venue from Jefferson Boulevard.  Ample secured bicycle parking is available.  Culver City Bus will provide a continuous roundtrip shuttle from the Fox Hills Culver City Westfield Mall Transit Center to West Los Angeles College before and after the event.  The Mall is located at 6000 Sepulveda Boulevard in Culver City. Fare for the shuttle is $1.00    

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