Our nations independence is cause for celebration throughout the country and in Malibu they do it in style. Throngs of beach goers flock to beaches like Carbon Beach, Point Dume, and Zuma beach to enjoy a day at the ocean and to beat the heat. As the day progresses the smell of barbecue fills the air as people dip their toes in the ocean. Running, Swimming, and Frisbee soon leads to food, drink, and fireworks. In Malibu some of the wealthier residents put on their own fireworks displays for private parties at their seaside properties. Many other residents piggy back on these fireworks displays by having their own parties and pretending that the fireworks were their own doing. These fireworks are displayed over the ocean from Barges loaded with pyrotechnics some designed and produced by major Hollywood special effects companies. Carbon Beach, Malibu Colony, and Point Dume regularly host these fireworks and people come from all over to view the shows. When they are over you can hear a cheer develop throughout the seaside community of Malibu up and down the coast. 4th of July in Malibu is a wonderful family tradition with great fireworks and entertainment.