Big Bay Boom
The Big Bay Boom July 4th Fireworks Show is back, promising another spectacular display over the San Diego Bay. Fireworks will be discharged simultaneously from barges placed strategically around the Bay off Shelter Island, Harbor Island, Embarcadero North, Seaport Village, Embarcadero South Marina Park and Coronado Ferry Landing. 4 locations will be setting off fireworks in a dazzling display that will last approximately 17 minutes.
Fireworks will begin at 9:00 PM.
Sea to Shining Sea - SeaWorld
SeaWorld hosts annual fireworks shows during their Summer Nights series in which the park has extended hours, a return of nighttime shows and even shoots off their own fireworks before the 4th. If your in town on vacation why not spend the day at the park and catch the firework display on the 4th? SeaWorld will light up the sky with an amazing fireworks extravaganza to celebrate the 4th of July.
Fireworks will start at 9:30 PM and will last approximately 17 minutes. The park is open until 11:00 PM on July 4th.
Ocean Beach Fireworks Celebration
Nothing beats lounging at the beach.....and nothing will beat it on 4th of July either!
"Celebrate the fourth of July in Ocean Beach with a spectacular fireworks display off the OB Pier!We have free parking at our Main Beach Parking Lot as well as at our Pier Parking Lot. Spend the day picnicking with family and friends, swimming in the ocean, walking and playing in the sand and shopping along Newport Ave. Then bundle up as the sun sets and pull up a blanket for a really spectacular fireworks show from the OB Pier."
Fireworks at 9:00 PM.
Old Town 4th of July Celebration
"Old Town San Diego State Historic Park is hosting a free, old-fashioned Fourth of July celebration where visitors will be able to experience a unique special event where park staff and volunteers try to capture how early San Diego residents would have celebrated their Independence Day; through games, period clothing, demonstrations, music, and dance.
The event will kick off at 11:00 AM with a brass band followed by patriotic speeches, and a flag raising. One of the highlights of the day is our annual Fourth of July parade around the plaza. Following the parade is a Contra dance where visitors are encouraged to kick up their heels and join in.
Nineteenth century crafts, games, contests, and demonstrations are presented throughout the day including an egg toss, cow chip throwing, and cherry pit spitting. The event concludes with a pie eating contest. All activities are geared toward children and adults of all ages."
Coronado 4th of July Celebration
Coronado's popular annual Independence Day activities kick off with a 12k Run/Walk at dawn.
2016 Schedule of Events
5:00 AM - Wake up & get your spot along Orange Ave for the parade. You can't set up before 5:00 AM! Tip, you can also take the ferry over from downtown San Diego to Coronado. The traffic is going to be heavy, so plan on walking or biking.
- 7:00 AM - Crown City Classic (12K, 5K, and Kids 1/2 mile fun run)
Run 7.4 mils on July 4th!
Starts and Finishes at Tidelands Park
- 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM - Art in the Park
Spreckels Park (6th & Orange Avenue)
- 9:00 AM - Annual Rough Water Swim
Central Beach (Check-In Starts at 7:30 AM)
- 10:00 AM - Annual Independence Day Parade
Location: Orange Ave from 1st Street to Churchill Place
- 2:30 to 4:00 PM - Adrian Empire Demo in Spreckels Park
Recreation of Western European culture between the years 1066-1603. San Diego Star Wars Society in Spreckels Park - Will be Available for Photos
- 4:00 PM - Concert in the Park at Spreckels Park
Music by: Coronado Community Band
- 9:00 PM - Fireworks Over Glorietta Bay
Music by KYXY 96.5 FM
Local Tip: Watch them from the golf course - walk or bike - don't drive it gets extremely crowded during the 4th as it is an attractive destination this time of year.
San Diego County Fair 4th of July Celebration
San Diego County Fair, formally known as the Del Mar Fair is set to have its last day on the 4th of July. The 2016 Fair will close on Monday, July 4. Independence Day is one of the best days to come to the Fair, because they pull out all the stops with food, fireworks, entertainment and more. If you have not been to the fair yet, the 4th would be a good day to go as most San Diegans will have already went by then and it might be less crowded. The key word here is might.
Fireworks will begin at 9:00 PM
La Jolla 4th of July Celebration
La Jolla is a very popular spot among people who live in San Diego. It will surely be packed on our nations day of Independence. Get out and see one of the most luxurious spots the west coast has to offer.
"Come celebrate 4th of July with friends, family, and fireworks at La Jolla Cove! Ellen Browning Scripps Park is free and open to the public. Come early to find your spot and enjoy some of the best sunset views in America's Finest City!"
Fireworks begin at 9:00pm.
Oceanside Independence Day Parade
The annual Independence Day Parade will make its way north on Coast Highway from Wisconsin Avenue to Civic Center Drive (just past City Hall). Come see floats, bands, walking groups, cool cars and much more. Our theme this year is "Legends and Legacies".
The parade starts in front of the 101 Cafe (Coast Highway at Wisconsin Avenue) at 10:00 AM. and works its way north with the first unit of the parade reaching City Hall around 10:15 AM. Running time from beginning to end is about two hours.
Viewing of the parade is available from the sidewalks along the entire route. Spectators are encouraged to bring folding chairs. The highest concentration of viewers will be on the north end of the route past Seagaze Avenue.
Oceanside Fireworks Show
The public is invited to the City of Oceanside Fireworks Show on July 3, 2016 from 6:00 to 10:00 PM. Spectators are encouraged to arrive anytime after 6:00 PM, park in the near by lots, bring a beach chair, and walk to the viewing area on Rancho Del Oro road.
Food trucks will be parked on Rancho Del Oro and will be selling wide variety of foods.
This event is free and open to the public.
Chula Vista 4th Fest
Fourth of July fireworks are back in Chula Vista!
Free July 4th fireworks at the U.S. Olympic Training Center, set to a custom soundtrack heard only on 91X, KFM-BFM 100.7, Magic 92.5, Z90.3, and AM 760.
Gates to the U.S. Olympic Training Center (USOTC) open at 6:00 PM for public viewing. The event is free, open to the public, and all ages. No alcohol allowed on the USOTC campus - vehicles and pedestrians will be searched upon entry. Parking is $10; only 500 parking spots on USOTC campus. Firework display begins at 9:00 PM.
Free parking along Olympic Parkway and Lake Crest Drive.
Alternate Viewing Locations:
- Mountain Hawk Park (1475 Lake Crest Dr, Chula Vista, CA 91915)
- Along Hunte Parkway between Eastlake Parkway and Olympic Parkway
National City's 4th of July Carnival
The National City Host Lions Club invite you to celebrate the 4th of July with a weekend long carnival complete with rides, games, food, fun and fireworks!
- Thursday-Friday: 5:00 to 11:00 PM
- Saturday Carnival & Miss National City Pagent - 1:00 to 11:00 PM
- Sunday - 1:00 to 11:00 PM
- Monday (4th of July): 12:00 to 11:45 PM
Fireworks at 9:00 PM
Independence Day at the Border
"Come and enjoy an Independence Day Celebration in San Ysidro complete with children's inflated city, mechanical bulls, live music all day on multiple stages, drinks, food and fireworks!"
Fireworks begin at 8:45
Don't get caught at home with nothing to do or no one to go with! Celebrate Independence Day in San Diego fashionably.
We hope you have a "Happy 4th of July!"