4th of July Fireworks in San Diego County

Happy fourth of July to everyone from Team Aguilar! Here’s a list of venues with Independence Day fireworks in and around San Diego. Keep in mind these are compiled from sources over the Internet and each event is subject to change or even cancellation. Contact details are provided for each venue – be sure to call ahead before making the drive out. All events are free-admission unless otherwise stated. Stay safe and have a great fourth of July everyone!

List of 4th of July Fireworks in San Diego County

San Diego Bay

Big Bay Boom

Fireworks start at 9pm

Billed as the “greatest fireworks show in the west,” the Big Bay Boom attracts up to half a million people each year. Five designated locations to watch the fireworks from:

Shelter Island (Free shuttle service available)
Harbor Island (Free shuttle service available)
Seaport Village/Coronado Landing
Plus Imperial Beach Pier


Camp Pendleton, Del Mar Beach Resort

Camp Pendelton Beach Bash

Live bands, concessions, prize drawing.

All day event, fireworks start at 9pm


Coronado Island

Coronado Independence Day Celebration

Parade, art show, concert, marathon and swimming competition.

All day event, fireworks over Glorietta Bay start at 9pm


Del Mar Fairgrounds

San Diego County Fair 4th of July Celebration

Rides, parade, pre-fireworks stage show, post fireworks concert with Weird Al Yankovic.

All day event, fireworks start at 9pm

Tickets needed for admission


El Cajon, Kennedy Park

El Cajon July 4th San Diego Fireworks and Celebration 2012

Annual 4th of July Picnic at Kennedy Park starts at noon, fireworks start at 9pm


Escondido, Grape Day Park

Escondido July 4th Fireworks and Celebration 2012

Arts and crafts, games, guest speakers, concessions, marching band.

Event starts at 4pm, fireworks start at 9pm


Fallbrook, Grand Tradition

Grand Tradition July 4th

Live entertainment, dancing, silent auction, kids activities, rubber raft regatta

Gates open at 4pm, fireworks at 8:45 pm

Tickets available at the gate. No admittance after 8pm


La Jolla Cove

La Jolla San Diego Fireworks 2012 Fourth of July

Fireworks start at 9pm


Mira Mesa Community Park

Mira Mesa Fourth of July

Pancake breakfast, parade, family fun day, games, prizes

All day event, fireworks start at 9pm


National City, Kimball Park

National City 4th of July Carnival

Games, rides, concessions, beauty pageant.

Wednesday, July 4th 12pm – midnight, fireworks at 9pm

Tickets needed for rides.


Ocean Beach Pier

32nd Annual Ocean Beach Fireworks Celebration (PDF link)

Fireworks start at 9pm


Poway High School Stadium

City of Poway 4th of July Fireworks Show

Live DJ, games, concessions.

Gates open at 7pm, fireworks start at 9pm

Tickets available at the gate.


Ramona, Olive Peirce Middle School

Ramona Rotary Club’s 20th Annual July 4th Family Picnic and Fireworks 2012

Event begins at 5pm, fireworks start at 9pm


Rancho Bernardo, Bernardo Heights Middle School Athletic Field

Spirit of the Fourth (Website not up to date, call: (877) 322-1548)

Pancake breakfast, parade, concessions, crafts, military displays, quilt show, patriotic dog contest, live entertainment.

Parade starts at 3:30 pm, fireworks at 9pm.


San Marcos, Bradley Park

Fourth of July Celebration

Marching band, kids activities, concessions.

Fireworks start at 9pm


Santee, Town Center Community Park

Santee Salutes July 4th

Live entertainment, kids activities, food trucks.

Fireworks start at 9pm


Scripps Mesa

(same event as Mira Mesa – see above)


Temecula, Ronald Reagan Sports Park

City of Temecula 4th of July Extravaganza

Kids activities, concessions.

Fireworks start at 9pm


Valley Center Fireworks Celebration

The show will be held at the Belanich property adjacent to the VC Parks & Rec property, no start time given as yet. For more information please contact:

Valley Center Community Center
(Parks & Rec) 28246 Lilac Road – Valley Center
Info: Parks & Recreation (760) 749-8852
VC Chamber of Commerce: (760) 749-8472


Vista, Moonlight Amphitheatre in Brengle Terrace Park

Red, White & Boom!

Live music, dinner service, concert.

Fireworks start at 9pm

Tickets needed for admission, dinner service tickets are extra.

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