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Where To Watch Fireworks in San Diego 2023

Independence Day is coming up , and you may already be looking for ways to celebrate with hot dogs, neighborhood festivals and a spectacular fireworks show.


repost from NBC Channel 7


Whether you’re a San Diegan staying in town or here visiting for the holiday, here’s a list of places to enjoy San Diego fireworks and parades during this year’s Fourth of July weekend.


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Fireworks in City of San Diego

San Diego's Big Bay Boom

  • What: Fireworks

  • Where: Shelter Island, Harbor Island, North/South Embarcadero and Coronado Landing

  • When: July 4 at 9 p.m.

  • Price: Free

  • Good to know: This annual show is the largest fireworks show on the West Coast, with an estimated attendance of up to half a million people, according to its website. You can see fireworks from pretty much anywhere along the bay, so there are plenty of viewing spots. Yelp ranked the Big Bay Boom No. 2 in a list of best places to watch Fourth of July fireworks in the nation. More information here.

Fireworks on Mission Bay

  • What: Fireworks

  • Where: Mission Bay Yacht Club

  • When: July 3 at 9 p.m.

  • Price: Free

  • More information here.

SeaWorld's 4th of July Weekend Fireworks

  • What: Fireworks

  • Where: SeaWorld San Diego

  • When: July 4 at 10:50 p.m.

  • Price: Included with admission. Tickets start at $59.99.

  • More information here.

La Jolla Shores' 4th of July Drone Show

  • What: Drone show

  • Where: Kellogg Park

  • When: July 4 at 8:45 p.m.

  • Price: Free

  • Good to know: The show will feature 100 drones about 350 feet above the shoreline. Drone shows mitigate some of the negative environmental impacts of traditional fireworks, according to a press release. More information here.

North County San Diego Fireworks

Legoland's Red, White & BOOM!

  • What: Fireworks

  • Where: Legoland Carlsbad

  • When: July 4 at 8:30 p.m.

  • Price: Included with admission. Tickets start at $89.

  • More information here.

Fireworks Spectacular at the San Diego County Fair

  • What: Fireworks

  • Where: Del Mar Fairgrounds

  • When: July 4 at 9 p.m.

  • Price: $20-$25 - Tickets include fair admission and can be purchased here.

  • More information here.

Oceanside Fireworks Show

  • What: Fireworks

  • Where: SoCal Soccer Complex at El Corazon

  • When: July 3 at 9 p.m.

  • Price: Free

  • More information here.

Escondido Independence Day Celebration

  • What: Fireworks

  • Where: Grape Day Park

  • When: July 4 at 9 p.m.

  • Price: Free

  • More information here.

Poway's Fourth of July Fireworks

  • What: Fireworks

  • Where: Poway High School Stadium

  • When: July 4 at 9 p.m.

  • Price: $5 at the gate. Children ages 11 and under are free.

  • More information here.

Rancho Bernardo's Spirit of the Fourth

  • What: Fireworks and parade

  • Where: Rancho Bernardo High School

  • When: July 4 at 9 p.m.

  • Price: $10 or $20 donation

  • Good to know: The parade starts at 3:30 p.m. and runs from Acena Drive to Rancho Bernardo Road and then Bernardo Center Drive. Throughout the day, festivities will happen at Webb Park with an evening fireworks show. More information here.

San Marcos' Fourth of July Celebration

  • What: Fireworks

  • Where: Bradley Park

  • When: July 4 at 9 p.m.

  • Price: Free

  • Good to know: Entertainment starts at 5 p.m. and will include an 80's cover band, carnival games, jumpers and food for sale. More information here.



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