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Where to Watch the Fireworks in San Diego this Independence Day

Where to catch the fireworks displays in every corner of the county


End a day filled with hotdogs, friends, and a whole lot of red, white, and blue, with a boom. Pro tip: Wrap up your barbecuing by 9 p.m. to make sure you’re not distracted when then the pyrotechnics commence.

If you’re still looking to fill your daytime itinerary with patriotic food and drink specials, check out our 2019 Fourth of July guide.



Big Bay Boom
Time: 9 p.m.
Price: Free
Location: San Diego Bay



Coronado’s Annual Independence Day Activities
Time: 9 p.m.
Price: Free
Location: Glorietta Bay, 1630 Glorietta Boulevard


Mira Mesa

Mira Mesa Fourth of July Celebration
Time: 9 p.m.
Price: Free
Location: Mira Mesa Community Park, 8575 New Salem Street



Fireworks Spectacular Show
Time: 9:40 p.m.
Price: Price of admission
Location: SeaWorld San Diego, 500 Sea World Drive


Ocean Beach

Time: 9 p.m.
Price: Free
Location: Ocean Beach Pier, Niagara Avenue


Point Loma

4th of July at the Cabrillo National Monument
Time: 6—10:30 p.m.
Price: $50 per vehicle
Location: Cabrillo National Monument, 1800 Cabrillo Memorial Drive


Carlsbad (Legoland)

Red, White and BOOM!
Time: 8:30 p.m.
Price: price of admission
Location: Legoland California Resort, 1 Legoland Drive



City of Oceanside Fireworks Show
Time: 9 p.m.
Price: Free
Date: July 3
Location: Rancho Del Oro Road



Independence Day Festival & Fireworks
Time: 9 p.m.
Price: Free or $5 VIP area
Location: Grape Day Park, 321 North Broadway


Del Mar Fair

Time: 9 p.m.
Price: price of fair admission
Location: San Diego County Fair, 2260 Jimmy Durante Boulevard


Imperial Beach

Time: 9 p.m.
Price: Free
Location: Imperial Beach Pier, 10 Evergreen Avenue


La Mesa

Lake Murray Music Fest and Fireworks Show
Time: 9 p.m.
Price: Free
Location: Lake Murray Community Park, 7001 Murray Park Drive


Rancho Bernardo

Rancho Bernardo’s the Spirit of the Fourth Community Fair
Time: 9 p.m.
Price: Free
Location: Webb Park, Avena Place and Bernardo Center Drive


Chula Vista

Chula Vista 4th Fest
Time: 9 p.m.
Price: Free
Location: Chula Vista Elite Athlete Training Center, 2800 Olympic Parkway


El Cajon

4th of July Picnic and Fireworks
Time: 9 p.m.
Price: Free
Location: Kennedy Park, 1675 East Madison Avenue


San Marcos

Celebrate Freedom, A Fireworks Extravaganza
Time: 9 p.m.
Price: Free
Location: Bradley Park, 1587 Linda Vista Drive



Santee Salutes
Time: 9 p.m.
Price: Parking is $10
Location: Town Center Community Park East, 550 Park Center Drive        



Independence Day Celebration
Time: 9 p.m.
Price: Parking is $15–30 per vehicle; admission is $5
Location: Moonlight Amphitheatre, 1200 Vale Terrace Drive

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