The 2013 Marina del Rey fireworks display is a much-loved annual event which provides a spectacular entertainment for all. This year, it will be staged as usual from the entrance to the MDR harbor. The display will begin at 9pm and last for 20 minutes. For Silver Strand residents, the best viewing spot will be from your roof. Or, you can walk down to the southern end of Via Marina. It’s nice to plan a dinner party around the event with nearby friends. That way, nobody has to act as a designated driver. Just watch your step when you climb up to your roof.
Other great viewing spots are Burton Chace Park and Fisherman’s Village. Although exact details have yet to be announced, some street closures are likely to be in effect as they have been in previous years: Southbound on Via Dolce at 8:30 pm, local access only. Southbound on Via Marina from Washington at 8:30pm. At 9:15pm, northbound traffic on Via Marina will not be allowed to turn right onto Admiralty and must proceed to Washington. This year the fireworks are being sponsored by local corporations. The Los Angeles County Department of Beaches and Harbors is also asking for individuals to contribute at their website: http://beaches.lacounty.gov