Thousands of spectators enjoy the Big Bay Boom fireworks show

Posted at 11:25 PM, Jul 04, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-05 02:25:29-04

San Diego (KGTV)— Hundreds of thousands of spectators lined the sidewalks of San Diego Bay to witness the Big Bay Boom. The show featured hundreds of fireworks, launched from four barges: Point Loma, Harbor Island, Downtown, and Coronado.

Many locals said they camp out at the same location every year. It has become a picnic tradition for three generations for the Debra family from National City.

“Its amazing to me. Fireworks and everything its family bonding,” said matriarch Liza Debrou.

10News also spoke to several people from out of state, who came specifically for this show.
Chicagoan Augustine Ponnezhan said he and his wife enjoy spending a few months out of the year in San Diego. 

“We have a yacht here, sit there and watch the fireworks, come here and do exercise, clean air, it’s beautiful,” Ponnezhan said.

Scott Gooch is an amateur photographer from Phoenix. He had his wife have been to the Big Bay Boom five times. This year, they secured their spot along Harbor Island at 11 am. 

“We brought our solar charger so we can have out electronics all day long,” wife Kindra said. 

Once the show began at 9 pm, Gooch started to work.

Twenty minutes later, he was happy to see a few photos, worth printing and hanging in his hallway.

“Nine hours of waiting and 50 pictures to go through, it's worth it,” Gooch said. “No regrets. We’ll do it again.”