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Here's where you can celebrate the 4th of July around San Diego County

With celebrations around the county, we are highlighting some events you and your family and friends can check out!


Central San Diego County

 Big Bay Boom

  • Location: Four barges
  • Time: 9 p.m.

The 4th of July Big Bay Boom is set to start at 9 p.m. and will be displayed from Four Barges. Those who will be attending are encourage to use the trolley, free shuttle or carpool.  For more information, click here.

Sea World: July 4th Firework Spectacular

  • Location: Sea World
  • Time: 9:45 p.m.

Sea World San Diego continues to bring the firework spectacular. The fireworks are set to be a 15-minute show with a music soundtrack.

Lake Murray Fireworks And Musicfest

  • Location:  Lake Murray Playground
  • Time: 11 a.m.-9 p.m.

Due to COVID-19 Lake Murray stopped their 4th of July celebrations, but this year it is back! Lake Murray will be starting their 4th of July celebration with a music fest from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. following with a firework show that can be seen throughout the Navajo community, La Mesa to Del Cerro. 

Coronado Fourth of July

  • Location: Glorietta Bay 
  • Time: 7:30 a.m. - 9 p.m.

The City of Coronado will hold an all-day event for their annual fireworks display at Glorietta Bay. The firework show can be watch from Coronado Municipal Golf Course with a view throughout the island and across the harbor.  For more information regarding the full schedule, click here.

UC 4TH of July 5k and 1 mile fun Run   

  • Location: Standley Recreation Center
  • Time: 6:45 a.m.- 9:00 a.m.

Come celebrate 4th of July with a fun run. The start and the end point will be located at the grass field east from the new pool facility at Standley Park. The community can pick up their bib a day early from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Registration and bib collections will open on July 4th at 6:30 a.m. For more information click here.

Lake Murray Fireworks and Musicfest  

The Lake Murray Fireworks and Musicfest event will run 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Lake Murray Community Park, 7001 Murray Park Drive.

Sunday, July 3 Mission Bay

The Mission Bay Yacht Club will host 3rd of July fireworks, returning after a 10-year hiatus. Mission Bay Yacht Club, 1215 El Carmel Place.

Third of July Laser Show in the Gaslamp

The Gaslamp Quarter will host its Third of July Laser Show along Fifth Avenue downtown. The Budweiser Clydesdale horses will make an appearance beginning at 4 p.m.

If you know of additional 4th of July events around San Diego County, please email event information to social@kfmb.com

South Bay

Chula Vista 4th Fest

  • Location: Chula Vista Elite Athlete Training Center
  • Time: 9 p.m.

The City of Chula Vista is back for there 4th of July fest at the Elite Athlete Training Center. The gates are set to open at 7 p.m. and fireworks begin at 9 p.m. No alcohol, drones, animals, tents, umbrellas or skateboards are allowed in the center. Free parking will be located at the New Hope Church.

 Imperial Beach Drone Show 4th of July Celebration

  • Location: Pier Plaza Stage
  • Time: 7:30 p.m.- 9:20 p.m.

The City of Imperial is celebrating 4th of July a new way! The city is introducing a drone light show and will be working with Verge Aero. The drone light show will light up the sky with a high-tec drone and the show will take place at the iconic Imperial Beach pier. The event will start at 7:30 p.m. and the light show is set to start at 9:00 p.m. For more information click here.

If you know of additional 4th of July events around San Diego County, please email event information to social@kfmb.com

East County

El Cajon 4th of July Fireworks     

  • Location: Kennedy Park
  • Time: 9 p.m.

The City of El Cajon is hosting a fireworks event for the community to attend. Those who are attending this event and wish to know more information is encouraged to call (619) 441-1540.

  • Location: Town Canter Community Park East
  • Time: 2 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Santee Salutes

  • Location: Town Center Community Park East
  • Time: 2:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.  

Parking is $10 and the event takes cash only, ATMS are available outside the event. Free parking is available at Costco. The community will be able to purchase tickets for the fun zone. The firework show starts at 9 p.m. and it is encouraged to arrive an hour early to avoid large crowds.   

Julian Fourth of July Parade

  • Location: Main Street, Julian - from Julian High School to Frank Lane Park

For more than 20 years, Julian residents, their friends and parade lovers from all over have lined up at on the town’s main street to wave their flags, cheer the marching bands, salute the Marine Color Guard, and carry a giant American Flag down the thoroughfare.

Ramona Fourth Picnic and Fireworks

The Ramona July 4th family picnic and fireworks show will begin at 4 p.m. at Olive Peirce Middle School with food vendors, a DJ, face painting and fireworks at 9 p.m.

If you know of additional 4th of July events around San Diego County, please email event information to social@kfmb.com

North County

4th of July Ride & Run: Scripps Ranch Old Pros 10K Race 

  • Location: Miramar Lake in Scripps Ranch
  • Time: 7 a.m.

Rancho Bernardo Spirit of the Fourth

  • Location: Community Fair at Webb Park in Rancho Bernardo 
  • Time: 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. 

The Spirit of the Fourth is located at Webb Park in Rancho Bernardo.

Vista Independence Day Celebration

  • Location: Brengle Terrance Park, 1200 Vale Terrance Drive, Vista.
  • Time: 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.

The City of Vista will be celebrating 4th of July all day long. They will have a BBQ dinner and performances. Tickets can be purchased online or in person. 

Escondido 57th Annual Independence Day

  • Location: Grape Day park and The Center's "Great Green," 321 N Broadway, Escondido
  • Time: 5 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

This event is free for the community. The event features performances, delicious food vendors and food trucks that will be lined up along Broadway Avenue, face painters for children, craft activities, games and much more. The VIP tickets are $65 per person and can be purchased online.

Red, white, & Boom San Marcos

  • Location: Bradley Park
  • Time: 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.

The City of San Marcos is celebrating it’s annual 4th of July, with entertainment starting at 6 p.m. and finishing with a firework show at 9 p.m. It is encouraged to bring your own chairs and blankets to enjoy the show.  

Oceanside Fireworks Celebration 

  • Location: SoCal Soccer Complex at El Corazon, 3300 El Corazon Drive
  • Time: 5:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.

On Sunday, July 3, Oceanside will host a fireworks display in celebration of Oceanside's 134th anniversary of the city's incorporation. Fireworks will being at 9 p.m. There will be food available onsite beginning at 5:30 p.m.

San Marcos Fourth of July Carnival 

  • Location: Lakehouse Hotel
  • Time: 9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.

The city of San Marcos is celebrating 4th of July with a fun carnival that will provide tasty food, fun games, contests and much more. The carnival has no plans of showing a fireworks show but will be a perfect way to celebrate 4th of July with the entire family. To see the full schedule of the carnival, click here.

Poway Old Fashioned Fourth

Poway will host an Old Fashioned Fourth of July & Fireworks, with gates opening at 6 p.m. Events features games, activities and a DJ spinning tunes. Fireworks will being at 9 p.m. over both Poway High School and the Poway Sportsplex, located at 15500 Espola Road. 

Legoland Red, White & BOOM!

Carlsbad's Legoland California will host the Red, White & BOOM! fireworks display set to a patriotic musical tribute at 8:30 p.m. One Legoland Drive. 

If you know of additional 4th of July events around San Diego County, please email event information to social@kfmb.com

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