4th of July Fireworks in San Diego

What better way to celebrate Independence Day than to visit a new part of our esteemed nation? Spend the day sightseeing and then stake out the ultimate vantage point to enjoy world-class fireworks in San Diego! Here are our recommendations for where to see the ultimate fireworks in San Diego this 4th of July:


  • Annual Big Bay Boom Fireworks Show: Last year’s Big Bay Book fireworks went terribly awry when a computer mishap caused $125,000 worth of fireworks to go off at the same time! The massive fireballs lit up the sky as onlookers were stunned to witness the planned 20-minute long extravaganza reduced to just 15 seconds!This year, the show’s executive producer promises a stellar, flaw-free display of fireworks. See the Big Bay Boom Fireworks make their ultimate come-back at what has been promised to ‘wow’ the audience. They boast the largest display in the county, and the display can be seen from Shleter Island, North San Diego Bay, Harbor Island, the Embarcadero area, Seaport Village, and surrounding spots.
  • Ocean Beach: At the end of Newport Ave, head to the Ocean beach Pier and spend your day swimming in the pristine Pacific, shopping along Newport Ave, and cozying up in the sand to witness a spectacular fireworks show set off from the Ocean Beach Pier at 9:00pm.
  • SeaWorld San Diego: Enjoy a full day of splashing around SeaWorld and coast into a night illuminated by the stellar fireworks. Beginning at 9:30pm, the fireworks show is set to patriotic music for a full Americana experience! The park will stay open late – until 11:00pm – so you can make the most of the festivities. Included in your Go San Diego Card – SeaWorld is a must-see in San Diego, and the fireworks are an added bonus!
  • Old Town Celebrations: If you’re looking for a more traditional celebration, head to Old Town State Historic Park for an old-fashioned Independence Day celebration consisting of a parade, crafts and activities of early San Diego. There are no fireworks, but the festivities are great for families and span from 11:30am to 4:00pm – leaving you with plenty of time to make it over to the fireworks.

Make your 4th of July experience unforgettable by visiting the best San Diego attractions. Head to the San Diego Zoo for a sensational, interactive animal experience the whole family will enjoy, or celebrate America’s military achievements at the Midway Aircraft Carrier Museum. For one low price, you can visit any or all of the included 45 attractions with your Go San Diego Card!

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