4th of July Events and Fireworks in San Diego

The skies around San Diego County will fill with fireworks this Friday as Americans celebrate the 4th of July. Wondering where to take in the fun? Don’t worry – this list should have you covered across America’s Finest City.

Big Bay Boom:
9 p.m.
The biggest Independence Day fireworks spectacular in the county is set to launch over the San Diego Bay at 9 p.m. Here's everything you need to know about attending this large-scale event.

San Diego County Fair:
Del Mar Fairgrounds, 9 p.m.
After a full day of 4th of July activities, enjoy fireworks at the fair beginning at 9 p.m. This patriotic display can be seen throughout the fairgrounds in Del Mar and surrounding areas.

Ocean Beach:
OB Pier, 9 p.m.
Celebrate Independence Day with fireworks off the OB Pier. There’s free parking at the Main Beach Parking Lot as well as the Pier Parking Lot.

SeaWorld San Diego:
9 p.m.
The park is open all day, from 9 a.m. to midnight, and will offer an extended patriotic fireworks show at night.

All-day event, plus 9 p.m. fireworks
Coronado will host an all-day 4th of July celebration that begins with a morning 5K run and parade, followed by tons of activities. At 9 p.m., enjoy fireworks over Glorietta Bay.

8:30 p.m.
LEGOLAND will host its “Red, White and Boom!” celebration all-day Friday, including fireworks set to a patriotic musical tribute beginning at 8:30 p.m. Throughout the day, kids and families can enjoy live music and classic picnic games like water balloon tosses, burlap races and more.

Mira Mesa:
All-day event, plus fireworks at 9 p.m.
Mira Mesa will host a 4th of July parade, plus a Family Fun Day in the Park, which begins at 11:30 a.m. At 9 p.m., the park party will culminate with a fireworks extravaganza.

4 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Escondido residents can enjoy the afternoon at Grape Day Park, followed by a 4th of July fireworks show once night falls.

All-day event, with fireworks at 9 p.m.
Vista’s Moonlight Amphitheatre and Brengle Terrace Park will host an all-day 4th of July event. Admission to the Amphitheatre is $5 per person. Children 5 and under and active and retired military and their immediate family get in free. Fireworks start at 9 p.m.

Scripps Ranch:
10 a.m.
Scripps Ranch will host a parade and community event, but no fireworks.

All-day event, plus 9 p.m. fireworks
Old Poway Park will host a family-friendly, old-fashioned 4th of July event from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Then, at 9 p.m. Poway High School will put on a fireworks show.

Rancho Santa Fe:
1 p.m.
Rancho Santa Fe will host an Independence Day parade and picnic beginning at 1 p.m. No fireworks here.

Rancho Bernardo:
All-day event, plus evening entertainment and fireworks from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
After a day filled with a parade and patriotic activities, the evening entertainment opens at 6 p.m. at the Athletic Field of Bernardo Heights Middle School with an array of live music. At 9 p.m., the “Sky Concert” fireworks show begins. Admission to the evening events is $10 per person or $20 per family.

San Marcos:
Evening event, with fireworks at 9 p.m.
San Marcos will host the free “This is My Country” 4th of July celebration at Bradley Park beginning at 6 p.m. Fireworks follow at 9 p.m.

El Cajon:
1 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Crafts, activities and fireworks will take over El Cajon’s Kennedy Park from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. The fireworks begin at 9 p.m.

Evening event, with fireworks at night
Ramona will host its patriotic party behind Olive Pierce Middle School, featuring food vendors, DJs and games and activities for the whole family. As darkness falls, fireworks will light up the sky.

3:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
The free “Santee Salutes” event at Town Center Community Park includes activities, live music and food vendors, plus a spectacular fireworks display at 9 p.m.

National City:
5 p.m. to 11 p.m.
National City will host its 4th of July Carnival at Kimball Park beginning at 5 p.m. Fireworks go off at 9 p.m.

1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
The Oceanside Harbor Yankee Doodle Dinghy Parade will celebrate Independence Day with a flock of patriotic, decorated dinghies hitting the harbor. This event is sponsored by the Oceanside Yacht Club. If you’re looking for fireworks in Oceanside – they’re coming a day early, on July 3, during the city’s 125th anniversary fireworks show. Fireworks will be deployed just north of El Corazon Senior Center on Thursday night.

La Jolla:
9 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Thanks to last-minute donations, fireworks will fly after all at La Jolla’s Ellen Browning Scripps Park at 9 p.m. sharp.

4S Ranch:
All-day event, plus fireworks at 9 p.m.
The 4S Ranch July 4th Carnival runs from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Linear Park. At 7 p.m., the gates open at Del Norte High School in preparation for the fireworks, which begin at 9 p.m.

Mission Hills:
10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Mission Hills will host it 4th of July Extravaganza from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Pioneer Park. No fireworks at this event, but plenty to see and do, including a parade, BBQ competition, games, prizes and a concert.

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