4th of July Fireworks & Events in San Diego

4th of july events

One of our favorite holidays of the summer is just around the corner. What would the 4th of July be without food, friends, family, and of course – fireworks! We’ve rounded up everything that’s happening this July to make your life a little bit easier. Check out all of the locations for 4th of July fireworks, events, and activities in San Diego, from La Jolla Cove to North County.


Fourth of July Fireworks at La Jolla Cove

Location: Ellen Browning Scripps Park, 1180 Coast Boulevard, La Jolla, CA 92037
9:00 PM
After a day on the beautiful beaches of La Jolla, take in a spectacular set of fireworks with a picturesque background.

Annual “Big Bay Boom” July 4 Fireworks Show

Location: Multiple Locations along San Diego Bay
Time: 9:00 PM
Take in the largest display in the county, with fireworks launched from four barges strategically placed around North San Diego Bay, they can be seen from Shelter Island, Harbor Island, the Embarcadero area and Seaport Village/Coronado Landing. Just find a place along the bay and you will not be disappointed

Sea to Shining Sea 4th of July Fireworks

Location: SeaWorld San Diego – 500 SeaWorld Dr, San Diego, CA 92109
Time: Fireworks at 9:30 PM
SeaWorld San Diego is excited to light up the sky with an amazing fireworks extravaganza to celebrate the 4th of July.

Ocean Beach Fireworks Off the Pier

Location: Ocean Beach Pier at the end of Newport Ave.
9:00 PM
Spend the day picnicking, 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 launched from the OB Pier.

Red, White and BOOM!

Location: LEGOLAND California – One Legoland Drive, Carlsbad, CA 92008
Fireworks at 8:30 PM
Take the whole family and spend the day enjoying over 60 rides, shows and attractions along with some all-American picnic games like burlap races and water-balloon tosses and then top it off with an awe-inspiring fireworks display set to patriotic music.

SEE ALSO: Twilight in the Park Concert Series at Balboa Park

Oceanside Fireworks Show

Location: El Corazon Site at Rancho Del Oro Road
July 3, 2016
6:00 to 10:00 PM
Start off your Independence Day celebration a day early by bringing a beach chair and the whole family to enjoy Oceanside Fireworks Show.

An Old Fashioned Fourth of July and Fireworks

Location: Poway High School Stadium – 15500 Espola Road, Poway, CA 92064
Time: 7:00 to 10:00 PM
Following the Poway Old-Fashioned Fourth of July celebration at Old Poway Park (10:00 AM to 4:00 PM), head to Poway High School for music, more food, glow sticks and fireworks.

4th of july events


4th of July Celebration in Coronado

Location: Various Locations on Coronado
Time: 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Celebrate the 4th of July in the Crown City with a parade down Orange Avenue at 10:00 AM, a concert in Spreckels Park at 4:00 PM and fireworks over Glorietta Bay at 9:00 PM.

Old Town 4th of July

Location: Old Town State Historic Park
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Parade, crafts and activities of early San Diego recreate an old fashioned Independence Day celebrated on the frontier. (no fireworks)

San Diego County Fair 4th of July Celebration

Location: Del Mar Fairgrounds – 2260 Jimmy Durante Boulevard, Del Mar, CA 92014
Starts at 9:30 AM, Fireworks at 9:00 PM
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.

Oceanside’s Independence Day Parade

Location: North on N Coast Hwy 101 from Wisconsin Ave to Civic Center Drive (just past City Hall)
July 2, 2016
10:00 AM
It’s the 22nd annual Independence Parade in Oceanside! Come see floats, bands, walking groups, cool cars and much more as they march from Wisconsin Street to Pier View Way. The theme this year is “Legends and Legacies.” (no fireworks)

Mira Mesa Fourth of July Celebration

Location: Mira Mesa Community Park, Mira Mesa Boulevard and New Salem Street, Mira Mesa
 Family Fun Day at 11am; Fireworks at 9:00 PM
The day begins at 8 am with a Pancake Breakfast at the Mira Mesa Senior Center.  Family Fun Day in the Park opens at 11 am with food vendors and entertainment.  The annual 4th of July Parade steps off at 11:30 am from the corner of Mira Mesa Blvd and Greenford Drive, traveling down Mira Mesa Blvd to Camino Ruiz. Come early for the parade and family friendly activities and stay late for the fireworks!

SEE ALSO: 15 Awesome Ways to Spend June in San Diego

El Cajon 4th of July Picnic and Fireworks

Location: Kennedy Park – 1675 East Madison Avenue, El Cajon, CA 92019
Time: 1:00 PM to 9:30 PM
Celebrate Independence Day with numerous games, live musical entertainment and fireworks at the City of El Cajon’s Fourth of July Celebration! Festivities in the park begin at 1pm, and fireworks will begin promptly at 9pm.

Rancho Bernardo’s The Spirit of the Fourth

Location: Webb ParkAvena Pl And Bernardo Center Dr, Rancho Bernardo, CA 92128
7:00 AM to 9:30 PM
It’s a whole day of fun in Rancho Bernardo with a pancake breakfast; a festival with food, music and games; a parade; and fireworks! This year’s theme is “Women in the Military.”

San Marcos 4th of July Celebration

Location: Bradley Park – 465 S Rancho Santa Fe Rd, San Marcos, CA 92078
6:00 to 9:00 PM
Carnival games, jumpers, food, and live entertainment begins at 6pm. Bring chairs or blankets for lawn seating; fireworks begin promptly at 9pm.

Scripps Ranch 4th of July Parade

Location: Scripps Ranch Hoyt Park 10800 Canyon Lake Dr, San Diego, CA 92131
10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
As a spectator you can cheer on everyone who is in the parade; or, dress up as well and join in the fun! The parade begins promptly at 10am. (no fireworks)

[photos courtesy of flickr.com/nathaninsandiego]

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