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Step Back in Time: 50 Years of Fireworks!

Watch & Listen

On August 16, 1969, Zubin Mehta conducted the first Tchaikovsky Spectacular with Fireworks concert at the Hollywood Bowl, thus beginning the beloved tradition of fireworks at the Bowl.

In the fifty years since, fireworks have become crucial to the Hollywood Bowl experience, with as much thought put into the show in the sky as the concert on the stage. Each season, we blast off throughout the summer, lighting up the sky for Opening Night, July 4th, the Tchaikovsky Spectacular and of course, our annual Fireworks Finale.