SAN DIEGO - Looking for things to do on the 4th of July? Check out this list of activities including fireworks shows, parades and other events throughout San Diego County.
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Temecula 4th of July Extravaganza
Ronald Reagan Sports Park, Temecula, CA
The parade in Old Town Temecula starts at 10 a.m. Fireworks will be held at the Ronald Reagan Sports Park at 9 p.m.
Fallbrook's 9th Annual Grand Tradition July 4th
Grand Tradition Estate & Gardens, 220 Grand Tradition Way, Fallbrook, CA
Event runs from 4 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Enjoy dinner, a kids area with games and activities and fun for all ages! Fireworks start at 8:45 p.m. Tickets: Adult (12 and up) $20, Child (11 and below) FREE.
Camp Pendleton Beach Bash
Del Mar Beach Resort, Camp Pendleton, CA
Enjoy live music and a free family fun zone. A "Tribute to Heroes" video will be shown at 8:45 p.m., followed by the fireworks show from 9 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Valley Center July 4 Fireworks Show
Fireworks viewing will be from the Valley Center ballfields on Parks & Rec District property
Gates open at 6 p.m. Enjoy food and live music. Fireworks begin at 9 p.m.
Vista Fourth of July Celebration
Brengle Terrace Park, 1200 Vale Terrace Dr., Vista, CA
Celebrate Independence Day in grand Vista style. Festivities will be held at the Moonlight Amphitheatre within Brengle Terrace Park. Events include live music, the Light Up the Night Dinner, and one of the biggest fireworks displays in San Diego County! Fireworks start at 9 p.m. Tickets: $5 admission per person to amphitheatre (Children 5 and under are free). Parking at Brengle Terrace Park: $15, or $30 for RVs
1 Lego Dr., Carlsbad, CA 92008, (760) 918-LEGO
Enjoy an entire day at LEGOLAND from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Kids get special viewing glasses for a fireworks show set to music that starts early at 8:30 p.m. All Red, White and Boom! Tickets: Adult $78, Child/Senior (ages 5-12 and 60+): $68
San Marcos 4th of July Celebration
Bradley Park, 465 S. Rancho Santa Fe Road, San Marcos, CA 92078, (760) 744-1050
Fireworks start at 9 p.m. The event features food, music, sports, and fun for children.
Escondido Independence Day Celebration
Grape Day Park, 321 N Broadway, Escondido, CA 92025
Escondido's annual July 4th fireworks display in Grape Day Park has delighted young and old alike with its spectacular displays and wholesome family entertainment. Fireworks begin at 9 p.m.
Julian 4th of July Parade
On state Routes 78 and 79, San Diego County, CA, (760) 765-1857
Enjoy a small-town parade nestled in San Diego's apple country. The tiny American flags, the speechifying, the town sing-a-longs. You can't get much quainter than Independence Day in Julian.
Fourth of July Ramona Community Fireworks & Family Picnic
Olive Peirce Middle School, 1521 Hanson Ln., Ramona, CA
The celebration will be held on the field behind Olive Peirce Middle School. The event opens at 5 p.m. Fireworks start at 9 p.m.
Poway Old-Fashioned Fourth of July
Old Poway Park, 14134 Midland Road, Poway, California 92064
Bring your family and friends and celebrate the 150th Anniversary of Gettysburg and our country’s independence “turn-of-the-twentieth-century-style” at An Old-fashioned Fourth of July. Display your patriotic spirit and enjoy some good old-fashioned fun! Finish off the day with a fireworks show at 9 p.m. at Poway High School.
Spirit of the Fourth: Rancho Bernardo
Bernardo Heights Middle School, 12990 Paseo Lucido, San Diego, CA 92128
The evening opens at 6 p.m. at the athletic field of Bernardo Heights Middle School, with an array of entertainment featuring the music of the Evie Selis Band and highlighting the winners of the RB Idol Contest. The fireworks display begins at 9 p.m. Admission for the evening events and fireworks is $10 per person or $20 per family.
Mira Mesa Independence Day Celebration
Mira Mesa Community Park, 8575 New Salem St., San Diego, CA 92126, (858) 538-8122
It's a patriotic day of food, fun and entertainment. The parade will begin at 11:30 a.m. at Mira Mesa Blvd. and Greenford Road. The fireworks display will kick off at 9 p.m. at the park.
San Diego County Fair
82260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar, CA 92014, (858) 755-1161
Fireworks at the fair are a San Diego tradition. This year's show starts at 9 p.m. Tickets: Adult $14, Senior 62+ $8, Child 6-12 $8, Child 5 and younger FREE.
July 4th Fireworks in La Jolla
Coast Boulevard, La Jolla, CA 92037, (858) 454-1444
Fireworks start at 9 p.m. The fireworks are best viewed from Elizabeth Browning Scripps Park at the bottom of Coast Blvd. overlooking La Jolla Cove.
Town Center Community Park East, 550 Park Center Drive, Santee, California 92071
The event runs from 3:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and features live music along with a patriotic
ceremony featuring the HMH-462 Color Guard. The night will end with a spectacular fireworks display that will light up the sky. Admission is FREE. Parking: $5-$15.
El Cajon 4th of July Celebration
Kennedy Park, 1675 E Madison Ave, El Cajon, CA 92019
The celebration runs from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. Enjoy free carnival games, crafts, family games, a skate park, kiddie train rides and live entertainment. Fireworks start at 9 p.m.
500 SeaWorld Drive, San Diego, CA 92109, (800) 25-SHAMU
Fireworks start at 9:30 p.m. and are set to patriotic music blasted through all the park's hidden speakers. Beware of traffic heading out of Sea World Drive. Tickets: $79 for ages 10 and older, $71 for ages 3 to 9, FREE for under 3. Parking is $12 for vehicles, $8 for motorcycles and $17 for RVs.
Ocean Beach Pier
The Fourth of July firework start at 9 p.m. at the Ocean Beach Pier.
San Diego Maritime Museum: Star of India
1492 N Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101, (619) 234-9153
The Star of India Auxiliary's annual Fourth of July barbecue will be on the Berkeley ferry boat again this year. The 1898 steam ferry provides a spectacular view of the fireworks show over San Diego Bay. Fireworks start at 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. on the Star of India.
Hornblower Fireworks Celebration Dinner Cruise
1066 N. Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101, (888) 467-6256
Enjoy a Fourth of July dinner aboard the Hornblower cruise ship and see fireworks from the Sky Deck, 30 feet off the water! Boarding time is 6:30 p.m. precisely. Tickets: $125 adults, $75 children 4-12, Gratuity included, tax extra.
USS Midway Museum
USS Midway Museum, 910 N Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92132, (619) 544-9600
The perfect spot to view the "Big Bay" fireworks show, which starts at 9 p.m. The viewing deck opens at 6 p.m. to the public. If tickets are sold out, viewing is still available on the Embarcadero. Tickets: General Admission $15, Youth and Museum Members $10. Tickets: General Admission $15, Youth and Museum Members $10.
San Diego Big Bay Boom
837 W Harbor Dr # D, San Diego, CA 92101, (619) 696-7058
Four shows strategically located in San Diego Bay. Best viewing locations include Shelter Island, Harbor Island, North Embarcadero, Seaport Village and Coronado Landing.
San Diego Symphony's Summer Pops on the Embarcadero
206 Marina Park Way, San Diego, CA 92101, (619) 235-0804
Celebrate the Fourth of July at San Diego's favorite holiday salute. Bill Conti, the new principal pops conductor, famed Rocky composer and Oscar and five-time Emmy Award-winner, leads the way. It’ll be a patriotic extravaganza with all-American hits from Main Street to Broadway, complete with John Philip Sousa marches, a tribute to the military and a spectacular fireworks display to light up the sky! Tickets: Range $20 to $79 depending on seating
Coronado Independence Day Celebration
1201 1st St # 6, Coronado, CA 92118, (619) 328-2461
Day long festivities including a 15K Run/Walk, Independence Day Parade, Art and Concert in the Park and fireworks over Glorietta Bay (starts at 9 p.m.).
National City 4th of July Carnival
D Ave. & E 12th St., National City, CA 91950
The event on Thursday runs from 12 p.m. to 11:45 p.m. Fireworks expected to start at 9 p.m. Admission is FREE.
Viejas Casino Fourth of July Celebration
5000 Willows Road Alpine, CA 91901
Viejas Casino is celebrating July 4th with four days of events including entertainment prizes and fireworks. The events are free. Fireworks show start at 9 p.m.