Where to watch fireworks in San Diego 2017

Where to watch fireworks in San Diego 2017
Posted at 2:14 PM, Jun 15, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-10 16:19:16-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV)--There will be no shortage of patriotic festivities for your family to enjoy around town this Fourth of July holiday. Here's our guide to some of the best dazzling light shows to inspire your Independence Day evening.




University City 4th of July Celebration

Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. 

Location: Standley Park and Recreation Center, 35858 Governor Drive, San Diego  

The Independence Day celebration at Standley Park begins with a pancake breakfast and continues with music & dance, a bike & pet parade, scavenger hunt, field games, rock wall, merchandise, and a beer garden. The recreation center pool is open for swimming, so don't forget your swimsuit! (Source: City of San Diego)

Mira Mesa July 4th Fireworks Show 

Time: 9:00 p.m.

Location: Mira Mesa Community Park, 8575 New Salem Street, San Diego, CA   

You can watch this 600-shell fireworks show, which will be launched from Mira Mesa High School, at Mira Mesa Community Park right across the street from the school or from Mesa Verde Park. (Source:

Lake Murray Fireworks

Time: 9:00 p.m. 

Location: Lake Murray Community Park, 7001 Murray Park Drive, San Diego, CA 

Big Bay Boom

Time: 9:00 p.m. 

Location: Shelter Island, Harbor Island, Coronado Ferry Landing, North and South Embarcaderos

(Source: Big Bay Boom)

Chula Vista 4th Fest

Time: 9:00 p.m. 

Location: 2800 Olympic Parkway, Chula Vista, CA 

A spectacular fireworks display will be featured at the Chula Vista Elite Athlete Training Center (CVTC) in Chula Vista on the Fourth of July beginning at 9 p.m. The Chula Vista 4th Fest fireworks will be set off with special simultaneous music on the radio. Launched from the athlete training grounds, excellent viewing of the fireworks is available at the CVTC and Mountain Hawk Park. The CVTC can accommodate a maximum number of 5,000 attendees. Parking via the Visitor’s entrance is limited to 400 cars and costs $10, cash only, per auto; attendees will be counted upon entrance. Gates to the CVTC open at 6 p.m. and alcohol is not allowed on the premises; vehicles may be searched. Animals are strictly forbidden at the Training Center. In addition, free parking will be permitted at the New Hope Community Church, 2720 Olympic Parkway, adjacent to the Training Center. Mountain Hawk Park, 1475 Lake Crest Drive, opens at 6 a.m. and can accommodate 3,000 people for viewing the fireworks display. (Source: City of Chula Vista

Fourth of July Fireworks at Poway High School 

Time: 9:00 p.m. 

Location: 15500 Espola Road, Poway, CA 

Enjoy spectacular fireworks as they light up the sky over Lake Poway High School Stadium. Games, activities, and a DJ spinning the tunes round out the fun. Gates open at 6:00 pm. Fireworks begin at 9:00 pm. Please arrive early to allow plenty of time for parking. (Source: City of Poway)

Fourth of July Fireworks in Ocean Beach

Time: 9:00 p.m. 

Location: Ocean Beach Pier, 5072 Niagara Ave., San Diego, CA 

Celebrate the fourth of July in Ocean Beach with a spectacular fireworks display off the OB Pier! We have free parking at our Main Beach Parking Lot as well as at our Pier Parking Lot. Bundle up as the sun sets and pull up a blanket for a really spectacular fireworks show from the OB Pier. (Source: Ocean Beach Mainstreet Association)

Camp Pendleton Fireworks and Beach Bash

Time: 8:45 p.m. 

Location: Del Mar Beach Resort, 210841, 12th Street, Camp Pendleton North, CA 

The 2017 Ken Grody Ford Beach Bash will feature a fireworks show so plan to stay late! Please be aware, No Glass Bottles Allowed. (Source: Marine Corps Community Services Camp Pendleton

Volcan Mountain Fireworks from the Summit hike 

Hours: 6:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. 

Location: Volcan Mountain Wilderness Preserve, 1209 Farmer Road, Julian, CA 

Enjoy a bird’s eye view of the many firework displays around San Diego County from Volcan Mountain summit. This hike is moderately strenuous with a elevation gain of 1,000 ft. and a round-trip distance of 5.5 miles. Dress in layers, wear hiking boots and bring snacks and plenty of water. On the hike up, learn about the area’s history and geography as you take in a coastal sunset while waiting for the fireworks to begin! Then, kick back and enjoy the show. Plan ahead; a fully charged flashlight will help guide you down the mountain in the moonlight. This event meets at the Hubbell gate. (Source: County of San Diego

Vista Independence Day Celebration

Time: 9:00 p.m. 

Location: Brengle Terrace Park, 1200 Vale Terrace Drive, Vista, CA 

(Source: City of Vista

El Cajon's Annual Fourth of July Fireworks 

Time: 9:00 p.m. 

Location: 1675 E. Madison Ave., El Cajon, CA 

(Source: City of El Cajon)

Santee Salutes July 4th

Time: 9:00 p.m. 

Location: Town Center Community Park, 550 Park Center Drive, Santee, CA

(Source:City of Santee)

Escondido's 54th Annual Independence Day Fireworks

Time: 9:00 p.m. 

Location: Grape Day Park, 321 N. Broadway, Escondido, CA 

(Source: California Center for the Arts Escondido

Legoland's Red, White and Boom Celebration in Carlsbad 

Time: 8:30 p.m. 

Location: 1 Legoland Drive, Carlsbad, CA 

Don't miss Fireworks set to a patriotic musical tribute with great viewing in designated locations throughout the Park. All Red, White and BOOM! activities are included in the cost of admission to LEGOLAND California. (Source: Legoland California

Fireworks at the San Diego County Fair 

Time: 9:00 p.m. 

Location: Heineken Grandstand Stage, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar, CA 

(Source: San Diego County Fair)

Rancho Bernardo Spirit of the Fourth Fireworks 

Time: 9:00 p.m. 

Location: Bernardo Heights Middle School, 12990 Paseo Lucido, San Diego, CA  

Rancho Bernardo's lavish fireworks display, "Sky Concert" produced by PYRO Spectaculars, begins at 9 p.m. The fireworks display ends with a Grand Finale display of nearly 400 high altitude shells. This event should not be missed. (Source:

Fourth of July Fireworks at La Jolla Cove

Time: 9:00 p.m. 

Location: Ellen Browning Scripps Park, 1100 Coast Blvd., La Jolla, CA 

Come celebrate 4th of July with friends, family, and fireworks at La Jolla Cove! Ellen Browning Scripps Park is free and open to the public. Come early to find your spot and enjoy some of the best sunset views in America's Finest City! (Source: