Celebrating Independence Day in San Diego is going to certainly be a memorable event this year, with opportunities for both fireworks and fun in plenty of abundance for those located in the city and county.

A full schedule of amazing events will be available for people of all ages in the Southern California city, as well as the surrounding areas in San Diego County. Check out the festivities (all times PT) below.

San Diego:

  • Big Bay Boom: Once again, the biggest fireworks display in San Diego County is set to take place at 9 p.m. on July 4th. Free shuttles and free parking are going to be available for those interested in seeing the show, which can be viewed best from several locations around the San Diego Bay, including Shelter Island, Harbor Island, North Embarcadero, the Marina District, Coronado Ferry Landing and even while boating on the water.
  • Ocean Beach: The Ocean Beach Main Street Association will once again be sponsoring this 9 p.m. show that takes place off of the Ocean Beach Pier.
  • Sea World San Diego: Those with tickets to the Aquatic theme park will be able to watch the park’s own fireworks show in honor of America’s birthday beginning at 9;40 p.m. Those who want to get the best seats can also purchase reserved seating packages for the event for $20-$30 per person.


  • 4th of July Celebration in Coronado: A full day of events and celebrations are planned for the island community, including a race, swim, Art in the Park, parade and concert. Of course, the fun will be capped off with a 9 p.m. show of fireworks over Glorietta Bay.

North Coastal:

  • Oceanside Fireworks Show: This free event, which features fireworks, takes place at the El Corazon Site from 6-10 p.m.
  • Red White and Boom: Those at LEGOLAND in Carlsbad will be able to view this annual show when it takes to the skies above the park beginning at 8:30 p.m.
  • San Diego County Fair: The San Diego County Fair in Del Mar takes a bow on the Fourth of July, which will be its final day of operations. However, the event is going out with a bang by having a full day of activities and events planned for the holiday, including fireworks at 9 p.m.

North Inland:

East County:

South Bay:

Chula Vista 4th Fest: This event takes place at the Chula Vista Elite Athlete Training Center and starts at 6 p.m.

Independence Day at the Border and Fireworks: This event features free family-friendly activities, food and drinks, music, and of course, an impressive fireworks display.

San Diego Fireworks
Pictured are the fireworks over Embarcadero Marina Park South in San Diego, California, July 20, 2016. Frazer Harrison/Getty Images