4th of July in San Diego – Where will your family celebrate?


With massive Independence Day celebrations taking place all over the country, there’s no place I’d rather be than right here in San Diego! Our city is sure to have a festival, parade, or firework show for your family that is close to home, and just the size you’re looking for. From small family friendly celebrations at your local park, to the famous Big Bay Boom on the bay, the moms at the Moms Guide have got you covered on your options! Where will your family celebrate this year?


Annual Big Bay Boom July 4th Fireworks Show

Location: Multiple Locations along San Diego Bay

Time:  Fireworks at 9:00 PM (tune in to 105.7FM or 1090AM for synchronized music!)

Image from Fox5sandiego.com

Image from Fox5sandiego.com

4th of July Celebration Aboard the USS Midway Museum

Location: Midway – 910 N. Harbor Drive

Time: 6pm, Fireworks at 9:00 PM

Enjoy live music, family activities, and All-American fare!

4th of July Hornblower Dinner & Fireworks Cruise 

Location: Grape Street Pier – 1800 n Harbor Drive.

Time: Various boarding times, fireworks at 9:00 PM

Sea to Shining Sea 4th of July Fireworks

Location: SeaWorld San Diego – 500 SeaWorld Dr.

TIP: throw down a blanket on the sand at Mission Bay and Crownpoint and enjoy these fireworks

(as well as the OB fireworks AND the Big Bay Boom works) in a low-key setting!

Time: Fireworks at 9:30 PM

Mission Hills Family Celebration

Location: Pioneer Park

Parade, BBQ Cook-Off, and concert!

Time: 10:30 AM – 2:30 PM (no fireworks but plenty of family friendly festivities, including HULLABALOO!)

Ocean Beach

Location: Ocean Beach Pier at end of Newport Ave.

Time: Fireworks at 9:00 PM

Old Town 4th of July

Location: Old Town State Historic Park

Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Parade, crafts & activities including pie eating contests 🙂 (no fireworks)


4th of July Celebration in Coronado

Location: Various Locations on Coronado – Orange Ave/Spreckles Park/San Diego Bay

Time: 10:00 AM (parade) – 9:00 PM (fireworks over Glorietta Bay)

photo from http://www.ecoronado.com/4th

photo from http://www.ecoronado.com/4th


San Diego County Fair 4th of July Celebration

Location: Del Mar Fairgrounds

Date: July 4, 2014

Time: Starts at 9:30 AM, Fireworks at 9:00 PM

La Jolla Cove 4th of July

Location: Ellen Browning Scripps Park, 1180 Coast Blvd.

Time: 9:00 PM

UC Celebration 4th of July

Location: Standley Park – 3585 Governor Drive

Time: 10:30 AM – 7:00 PM (no fireworks)

Red, White and BOOM! – Carlsbad

Location: LEGOLAND California – One Legoland Dr.

Time: Fireworks at 8:30 PM

Rancho Santa Fe’s 4th of July Parade & Picnic

Location: 16948 Avenida de Acacias

Time: 1:00PM – 3:00PM (parade & picnic – no fireworks)

Oceanside’s Independence Day Parade

Location: North on N Coast Hwy 101 Date: June 28, 2014

Time: 10:00 AM (no fireworks)

Oceanside Fireworks Show

Location: El Corazon Site at Rancho Del Oro Road Date: July 3, 2014

Time: 6:00 to 10:00 PM

Camp Pendleton Beach Bash

Location: Del Mar Beach on Camp Pendleton Date: July 4, 2014

Time: Party starts at 10:00 AM Fireworks at 9:00 PM


Independence Day Celebration – Escondido

Location: 340 N. Escondido Blvd

Time: Starts at 4:00 PM, Fireworks at 9:00 PM

Grand Tradition July 4th – Fallbrook

Location: Grand Tradition, 220 Grand Tradition Way

Time: Starts at 4:00 PM, Fireworks at 9:00PM

Mira Mesa Fourth of July Celebration

Location: Mira Mesa High School – 10510 Reagan Road

Time: Fireworks at 9:00 PM

An Old Fashioned 4th of July in Poway

Location: Poway High School Stadium, 15500 Espola

Time: Family friendly event from 10:00AM – 4:00 PM, Fireworks at 9:00 PM

Rancho Bernardo’s The Spirit of the Fourth

Location: Webb Park, Avena Place and Bernardo Center Dr.

Time: 7:00 AM to 9:30 PM

Rancho Santa Fe’s 4th of July Parade & Picnic

Location: 16948 Avenida De Acacias, Rancho Santa Fe

Time: 1:00 PM  – 3:00 PM parade and picnic (no fireworks)

San Marcos 4th of July Celebration

Location: Bradley Park, Rancho Santa Fe Rd

Time: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Scripps Ranch—Parade & Festival

Location: Scripps Ranch Hoyt Park

Time: 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM (no fireworks)

Vista Independence Day Celebration

Location: Moonlight Amphitheatre 1200 Vale Terrace Dr.

Time: 5:00 to 9:00 PM

Welk’s Resort Independence Day Spectacular 

Location: 8860 Lawrence Welk Drive, Escondido

Time: 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM (no fireworks)


El Cajon 4th of July Picnic and Fireworks

Location: Kennedy Park – 1675 East Madison Ave.

Time: 1:00 PM to 10:00 PM (Free, family friendly celebration from 1PM – 8PM)

Julian 4th of July Parade

Location: Along Main Street

Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM (no fireworks)

photo from www.kpbs.org

photo from www.kpbs.org

Ramona Rotary Fireworks and Picnic

Location: Olive Pierce School – 1521 Hanson Ln.

Time: 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Santee Salutes

Location: Town Center Park, 550 Park Center Dr.

Time: 2:30 PM to 9:30 PM


Imperial Beach Fireworks

Location: Palm Ave to Imperial Beach Blvd

Time: Fireworks at 9:00 PM (Tune in to 96.5 FM for synchronized music)

National City’s 4th of July Carnival

Location: Kimball Park – D Ave & E 12th St Dates: July 2-6, 2014

Time: Fireworks at 9:00 PM

Chula Vista 4th Fest Fireworks

Location: Olympic Training Center – 2800 Olympic Parkway

Time: Gates at 6:00PM, Fireworks at 9:00PM

Alternate viewing location – Mountain Hawk Park


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