With an endlessly beautiful coastline and idyllic weather to boot, 4th of July celebrations attract families far and wide to San Diego. Whether you’re vacationing in Coronado or looking to make it a beach day in Carlsbad, here’s where you can watch 4th of July Fireworks in San Diego:
San Diego County
Annual Big Bay Boom July 4th Fireworks Show
Location: Along San Diego Bay
Known to be the largest fireworks display in San Diego County, these fireworks can be seen from Shelter Island, Harbor Island, the Embarcadero area and Seaport Village.
Sea to Shining Sea 4th of July Fireworks
Location: Sea World San Diego
Time: Fireworks at 9:40pm
Make it a day with Shamu and friends by heading to Sea World and watch the excitement unfold as they light up the sky with an amazing fireworks show.
Ocean Beach Fireworks
Location: Ocean Beach Pier
Plan for a beach day complete with picnics and a little shopping on Newport Avenue! Then bundle up as the sun sets and watch the magnificent display of fireworks launched from the OB Pier. Don’t forget your radio so you can hear the fireworks soundtrack being broadcast simultaneously during the show. Tune in to KyXy 96.5 to hear the broadcast!
Fourth of July Fireworks at La Jolla Cove
Location: Ellen Browning Scripps Park
Bask on the beautiful beaches of La Jolla and revel in the striking fireworks with the “The Jewel” of San Diego as the picturesque backdrop.
4th of July Celebration in Coronado
Location: Various Locations on Coronado
Time: 10:00am – 9:00pm
Make it a day on the Silver Strand! Enjoy a parade down Orange Avenue at 10:00am, a concert at Spreckels Park at 4:00pm and then a spectacular fireworks display over Glorietta Bay at 9:00pm.
San Diego County Fair 4th of July Celebration
Location: Del Mar Fairgrounds
Time: 9:30am, Fireworks at 9:00pm
Spend the day eating delicious fair food, enjoying carnival rides and entertainment, plus so much more! Then make it a magical evening with a fireworks display under the colorful glow of the San Diego County Fair.
San Diego North County – Coastal
Red, White and Boom!
Time: Fireworks at 8:30pm
Take the whole family to spend the day enjoying shows and attractions, along with 4th of July themed games at Legoland before ending your night with an awe-inspiring fireworks display set to patriotic music.
Oceanside Fireworks Show (This happens the day before Independence Day!)
Date: July 3rd
Location: El Corazon Site
Time: 6:00pm – 10:00pm
Start celebrating early by heading to the beach in Oceanside on July 3rd and enjoy a wondrous display of fireworks that’ll get you and the family excited that you still have another day to celebrate!