Los Angeles Historic Landmark Goes Red, White & Blue On Independence Day’s Salute To The USA
Even tho she has English roots, the Queen Mary has been in Long Beach, CA, for more than half her life and on the 4th she going all red, white and blue American.
Well, she’s actually not going anywhere, as she is permanently moored across from downtown Long Beach, but she’s being decked out on her decks with various themes from across the USA.
The Queen Mary has the only fireworks show in Long Beach and they are set to patriotic music.
Around and on board the ship, different decks and areas have different themes of American culture from sea to shining sea. There is also a performance by The Pointer Sisters (you know, “We Are Family.”)
There are food and drink stations in all these areas and of course, drinks in the Observation Bar at the bow of the ship.
An East Coast theme features Coney Island with a carnival, strolling circus performers, aerialists & acrobats, trackless train rides, activities and games (note, this is mainly for kids and families).
“On the heels of our own 80th Anniversary, the Queen Mary is celebrating the nation she calls home with a patriotic bash and a fireworks extravaganza like no other,” said Steve Sheldon, Director of Entertainment Events for The Queen Mary.
“The already famous Queen Mary Fourth of July tradition will be even bigger and better this year. A festival of all that makes our nation great – from coast to coast.”
The event runs from 2-10 p.m. The fireworks are at 9 p.m.
Queen Mary 4th Of July Ticket Prices
• General Admission Adult: $44 Advance/$49 Door. General admission ticket includes access to the Queen Mary with a view of the fireworks show. All guests must have an All-American July 4th ticket to board the ship on July 4th.
• GA Child General Admission Child (4-12) $24 Advance/$29 Door
• VIP: $99. VIP admission ticket includes access to the Queen Mary with exclusive access to premium firework viewing plus two extra West Coast destinations, Las Vegas and Malibu.
• To buy tickets and and reserve a hotel room on board the ship, go to the Queen Mary’s website.
Queen Mary Fireworks Viewing Information
If you just want to watch the fireworks, you can do so for free. Top viewing spots are downtown from Rainbow Harbor, Marina Green and Alamitos Beach.