Celebrating the Fourth of July in San Diego will be a truly memorable event this year, as opportunities for fireworks and fun will both be in abundance for those in the city.

A full schedule of amazing events will be available for people of all ages in the Southern California city and its surrounding areas. Check out the full schedule of events below:

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San Diego:

  • Big Bay Boom Fireworks Show: This show is one that can be viewed from multiple locations along the San Diego Bay, including North San Diego Bay, Shelter Island, Harbor Island, the Embarcadero area and Seaport Village/Coronado Landing. The show begins at 9 p.m.
  • Ocean Beach Celebration: Starting at 9 p.m., fireworks will be visible from the Ocean Beach Pier at the end of Newport Ave. Ahead of the fireworks, families can spend the day having picnics, swimming in the ocean, and shopping along Newport Ave.
  • Old Town 4th Of July: At the Old Town State Historic Park from 11 a.m.-4 p.m., families can recreate an old-fashioned Independence Day celebration, complete with crafts and activities, as well as a parade.
  • Sea World San Diego Fireworks: This 15-minute show at Sea World will begin at 9:40 p.m. Valid park admission is required for entry to see the show.


  • Coronado: From 7 a.m.-9 p.m., celebrate in the city with a parade down Orange Avenue at 10 a.m., a concert in Spreckles Park at 4 p.m., and fireworks over Glorietta Bay at 9 p.m.

North Coastal Area:

  • La Jolla Cove: Catch a 9 p.m. fireworks show at the Ellen Browning Scripps Park
  • Oceanside Fireworks Show: From 5-9:30, hang out on the beach and enjoy the sun, with a spectacular firework show scheduled for later that night.
  • Red White and Boom! At LEGOLAND: Head to LEGOLAND California for a full day of fun, rides and games, with fireworks scheduled for 8:30 p.m.
  • San Diego County Fair at Del Mar Fairgrounds: A full county fair will take place all day long, with fireworks scheduled for 9 p.m.

North Inland Area:

  • Escondido Independence Day Festival and Fireworks: Celebrations begin at 4 p.m. at the California Center for the Arts, with fireworks scheduled at 9 p.m.
  • Mira Mesa: A full day of events is scheduled at the Mira Mesa Community park, with fireworks set for 9 p.m.
  • Old-Fashioned Fourth Of July and Fireworks: An old-fashioned celebration will take place at Poway High School Stadium and Poway Park, with fireworks set to begin at 9 p.m.
  • Rancho Bernardo's Spirit of the Fourth: Webb Park in Rancho Bernardo will play host to a number of festive events throughout the day, including a fireworks show at 9 p.m.
  • San Marcos: Head down to Bradley Park from 5-9 p.m. for fun, food, games, and of course, fireworks.
  • Vista Independence Day Celebration: Enjoy an honorary ceremony and live music at the Moonlight Ampitheatre beginning at 7 p.m. Fireworks are also scheduled.

East County:

  • El Cajon Picnic and Fireworks: Beginning at 1 p.m., Kennedy Park will be the host to a myriad of activities, with live entertainment beginning at 3 and fireworks at 9.
  • Santee Salutes: From 2:30 p.m. until 10, celebrate at Town Center Community Park East, with activities including live music and fireworks

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South Bay:

  • Chula Vista 4th Fest: Check out a free fireworks show at the U.S. Olympic Training Center, scheduled for 9 p.m.
  • Imperial Beach Fireworks: A fireworks show will begin off of the Imperial Beach Pier beginning at 9 p.m.
  • Independence Day At The Border: Celebrate in San Ysidro with activities beginning at 3 p.m. at Larsen Field in Cesar Chavez Park. Fireworks will be set off after dark.