San Diego Fireworks 2016

4th July 2016 Celebrations

San Diego Fireworks Schedule and
Google map for your San Diego Fourth of July Independence Day celebration. Celebrate July 4th with the best parades, picnics and celebrations in San Diego county.

We also have information on SeaWorld fireworks, Legoland fireworks and Disneyland fireworks shows during the summer, holidays, and most weekends at Disneyland!

Updated September 26 2016 by San Diego Beaches and Adventures

July 4th San Diego Fireworks Schedule 2016

San Diego Fireworks
Firework displays are our traditional all American way to celebrate our Independence Day. San Diego offers many professional fireworks displays, including some presented by southern California theme parks and local communities. We have one of the most comprehensive lists, and even a google map of San Diego fireworks.

This year July 4th 2016 is on Monday.


July 4th Beach Tides

San Diego Tide Chart July 4 2016

San Diego predicted tides for July 4 2016 - Low tide around 4 AM, increases 5 feet by noon. Drops 2 feet by 3 PM then rises again.

Beach Tides: Just a reminder, if you are spending the day at the beach, the tides will rise during the day. So choose wisely when you claim your spot on the sand. See the tide chart above for the predicted tides on July 4th.


Theme Parks Fireworks Show 2016

San Diego Fireworks
Seaworld San Diego - Enjoy an extended special fireworks display, Celebrate the Wonder, at Seaworld, beginning on July 4th at 9:40 pm. Park opens around 9 AM and closes around 11 PM for the weekend. 500 Sea World Drive, San Diego Cal. Phone number: (619) 222-6363. View for free from Mission Bay Park, or spend the day at Sea World and enjoy the shows and rides before the fireworks.
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Other SeaWorld summer nights you can enjoy a fireworks show at 8:50 or 9:50 pm most nights from late May and early June (weekends) and most days in July - mid August, then weekends through Labor Day weekend. 2016 Seaworld fireworks schedule dates and times may vary.

Disneyland - Most nights at Disneyland California is like a 4th of July celebration. Join in the fun as Disney celebrates Disneyland Forever fireworks, at 9:30 pm July 1 - 4. Disneyland park is open 8 AM to midnight. If you miss the fourth of July fireworks show, Disneyland offers nightly fireworks show at ~ 9:30 PM most weekends, holidays and summer nights (check their calendar to confirm day and time). Get your Cheap Disneyland Tickets

Legoland California Fireworks
Legoland California - Fireworks begin at 8:30 pm on July 4th for their special Red, White and BOOM! celebration. Patriotic music and pyrotechnics, and 4th of July games and celebrations throughout the day from 10 AM - 9 PM. There are also fireworks on limited days throughout the year, including typically after Thanksgiving, around Christmas, and New Years Eve. View for free from some of the local businesses, or spend the day at Legoland. Park hours on July 4th ~ 10 AM to 9 PM. 1 Legoland Drive, Carlsbad. Telephone: (760) 918-6346. Legoland Discount Tickets


San Diego Fireworks 2016
Fourth of July San Diego Events

Mission Bay Fireworks San Diego
Please be sure to verify with the organizer prior to attending the event. These dates and times are based upon the most recent fireworks schedule. Some groups have limited funding and may cancel a show if funds are not available.

Big Bay Boom July 4 2016 San Diego Fireworks Show

Location multiple locations in San Diego Bay Google map

Date and Time July 4th 2016 9:00 PM

This free fireworks show is expected to be the largest San Diego Firework Displays for 2016 in San Diego county. Fireworks displays will be located on 4 barges off of Shelter Island, Harbor Island, Embarcadero and Seaport Village/Coronado Landing. Pick your favorite spot near Seaport Village, Coronado Ferry Landing, North Embarcadero, Marina District, South Embarcadero, Shelter Island and Harbor Island. Free event. More than 750,000 people are estimated to be in the crowd. Music simulcast on 1090 AM or 105.7 FM. Staying home? You can also watch the shore live starting at 8:00 PM on Fox 5 in San Diego area or KTLA in Los Angeles area. Check out the link below for parking and shuttle information. www.bigbayboom.com.


Camp Pendleton Beach Bash 2016

Location Del Mar Beach at Camp Pendleton Google map

Date and Time All day activities from 6 AM to 11 PM on beautiful Del Mar beach and fireworks after 8:00 PM. Beach opens at 6 AM for early birds to claim your spot on the sand, but be careful - the tide will rise and fall during the day. See July 4th tide chart.

Annual 4th of July beach bash celebration and fireworks for military Marine Corps families. Kids fun zone open from 8 AM to 6 PM, with bands all day and prizes throughout the day. Military may bring civilian friends. For more information on the Camp Pendleton Beach Bash see www.mccscp.com


Chula Vista 4th Fest

Location U.S. Olympic Training Center, 2800 Olympic Parkway, Chula Vista, California; alternate viewing location Mountain Hawk Park, 1475 Lake Crest Dr, Chula Vista, CA. Google map

Date and Time July 4th 2016 gates open at 6:00 PM fireworks can be viewed starting at 9:00 PM

Bring your blanket and chairs and enjoy the fireworks show for free, however parking costs $10. No alcohol allowed. www.chulavistaca.gov


Coronado July 4th Celebration 2016

Location activities at Spreckels Park, parade down Orange Ave., and fireworks over Glorietta Bay Google map

Date and Time July 4th 2016 all day festivities with Independence day parade at 10:00 AM and fireworks at 9:00 PM over Glorietta Bay set to music on 96.5 radio.

Enjoy Coronado's July Fourth activities at Spreckels Park, 601 Orange Ave., Coronado. Includes 7 am run/walk, art fair, twilight concert at Spreckels park at 4 pm. and Glorietta Bay fireworks at 9 PM. One of the best old fashioned July Fourth San Diego Events. For more information on Coronado 4th of July Celebration see www.ecoronado.com/4th. Those visiting the Coronado beaches should arrive early but be careful to not choose a spot too close to the water - the tide will rise and fall during the day. See July 4th tide chart.

Del Mar San Diego County Fair Fourth of July Celebration 2016

Location Del Mar Fairgrounds Google map

Date and Time July 4th 2016 all day festivities from 10 AM to midnight with fireworks at approximately 9:00 PM

July fourth Independence Day is the best day of the San Diego county fair. Enjoy the fireworks starting at 9:00 pm at the San Diego County Fairgrounds. More San Diego family fun with concerts, flowers, rides, exhibits and more at the San Diego County Fair. This is one of the best of the summer San Diego events!


El Cajon July 4th San Diego Fireworks and Celebration 2016

Location Kennedy Park, 1675 E Madison Ave., El Cajon Google map

Date and Time July 4 celebration from 1 pm - 9:30 pm and fireworks at 9:00 PM. Arrive early to claim your spot. Vendors will serve food starting at noon, but you may bring your own too. Music starts at 3:00 pm.

Enjoy a picnic and fireworks on your 4th of July in El Cajon. Train rides, skateboard park and fun for the whole family. For more information on the El Cajon 4th July Celebration see www.ci.el-cajon.ca.us


Encinitas 4th of July Activities

The city of Encinitas does not offer fireworks display. Why not spend the day at Moonlight Beach Encinitas California, and enjoy one of the many San Diego Fireworks displays. Those visiting the beach should arrive early to claim your spot on the sand, but be careful not to get too close to the water - the tides rise and fall during the day. See July 4th tide chart.


Escondido July 4th Fireworks and Celebration 2016

Location Grape Day Park, 321 N Broadway, Escondido CA Google map

Date and Time July 4th Celebration 4:00 – 9:30 pm and fireworks at approximately 9:00 PM

Annual Independence Day Celebration with free entertainment, old-fashioned contests, and food. For more informationabout the Escondido Independence Day Celebration see www.escondido.org


Fallbrook Fourth of July Celebration 2016

Location The Grand Tradition, 1602 S Mission Road, Fallbrook Cal. Google map

Date and Time July 4 celebration 4:00 – 9:30 PM fireworks at 9:00 PM

Fireworks, food and fun in beautiful Fallbrook! Annual July 4th fundraiser to benefit public places in the Fallbrook area, sponsored by the Fallbrook Beautification Alliance. Dinner, entertainment, races and fireworks display. Ticket prices are $35 for adults ($25 if purchased in advance) and children 10 and under are free. For more information on the Fallbrook 4th July Celebration see www.fallbrookbeautification.org


Imperial Beach San Diego Fireworks Show 2016

For information on viewing locations for the Big Bay Boom fireworks show see www.bigbayboom.com. Those visiting the beach should arrive early to claim your spot on the sand, but the tides will rise and fall during the day. See July 4th tide chart.


Julian 4th of July Parade 2016

Location Main Street - Julian, California

Date and Time July 4 2016 activities start at 10 AM, parade and BBQ at noon. (no fireworks)

Join in some old fashioned fun at the annual Julian's Independence day celebration. The bank robbery, flyover, marching bands and entertainment starting at 10 AM. The parade starts at noon, followed by a BBQ at the American Legion. Beware of bank robbers and other throw backs to the old west. Julian hosts one of the best old fashioned July Fourth San Diego Events in the county. For more information on the Julian July 4th Parade see julianparade.com


La Jolla Fireworks

Location La Jolla Bay Google map

Date and Time July 4th 2016 9:00 PM

La Jolla Shores and nearby Kellogg Park is a great place to picnic and enjoy the beach on the 4th of July. Arrive very early to find parking and claim your spot for the day. Those on the beach need to be aware of the tides - be careful to not choose a spot too close to the water - the tide will rise and fall during the day. See July 4th tide chart. The best view of the fireworks will be from Ellen Browning Scripps Park above La Jolla Cove, along the La Jolla Coast Walk. Enjoy the free concert at Ellen Browning Scripps park at 5 PM. Fire works are scheduled over La Jolla Bay at 9 PM.


Mira Mesa San Diego Fireworks

Location Mira Mesa Community Park Google map

Date and Time July 4th 2016 11 AM Family Fun day starts, fireworks at 9:00 PM

Annual Mira Mesa Fourth of July parade and Family Fun Day in the Park, followed by evening firework show sponsored by Scripps Mesa Fireworks. July fourth activities include food, rides, games and entertainment. See the parade at 11:30 AM and join in the afternoon festivities. Another one of the best July 4th San Diego Events. For event details on the Mira Mesa Fourth of July parade and family fun day see www.miramesatowncouncil.org


National City San Diego Carnival and Fireworks 2016

Location Kimball Park in National City Google map

Date and Time Carnival from noon to midnight on July 4th and July 4th fireworks at 9:00 PM.

Annual carnival and fireworks show at Kimball Park. Carnival runs July 1 to 5 with fireworks on July 4th. For more information on the National City Fireworks and Carnival see www.ci.national-city.ca.us


Ocean Beach San Diego Fireworks 2016

Location Ocean Beach Pier Google map

Date and Time firework display July 4th 2016 9:00 PM

San Diego 4th July fireworks starts at 9 PM at the Ocean Beach Pier. Spend the day at this lovely beach or nearby Ocean Beach dog beach. Arrive early but be careful to not choose a spot too close to the water - the tide will rise and fall during the day. See July 4th tide chart.

Oceanside Independence Day Parade 2016

Location 101 Café to the Civic Center (N Coast Highway 101 in Oceanside from Wisconsin Ave. to Civic Center Drive, in Oceanside, Calif.)

Date and Time - Saturday July 2 2016 from 10 AM – 12 noon (Saturday before Independence Day)

Watch this annual Oceanside 4th of July parade starting at the 101 Café (Coast Highway at Wisconsin Ave.) to the Civic Center. Bring your folding chair for a view along the sidewalks. Afterwards, enjoy the day at Oceanside Beach. Arrive early but be careful to not choose a spot too close to the water - the tide will rise and fall during the day. See July 4th tide chart. For event details for the Oceanside Independence Day Parade see www.oceansideparade.com


Old Town San Diego July 4th Celebration

Location Old Town State Historic Park

Date and Time July 4 2016 from 11:00 AM to 4 PM

Enjoy some good old fashioned fun in Old Town San Diego Fourth of July celebration with parade around the plaza, crafts and activities of early San Diego, such as a pie eating contest and egg toss. Afterwards, you can enjoy fireworks at night at one of the other locations in San Diego. This is another one of my favorite San Diego July 4th events.


Poway 4th of July Celebration and San Diego Fireworks 2016

Location Celebration at Old Poway Park and Fireworks at Poway High School Google map

Date and Time July 4 2016 festivities from 10 AM to 4 PM and fireworks at Poway High School at 9:00 PM (6:00 - 10:00 activities).

Old Fashioned San Diego Fourth of July activities at Old Poway Park with games, crafts and food. Free admission. Fireworks show will be a 9 PM at Poway High School. Fireworks display costs $5 admission at the gate (children 11 and under free) as a fundraiser for the school. For more information about the Poway 4th of July Celebration and Fireworks see www.poway.org.


Ramona Annual Fourth of July Event and Fireworks 2016

Location Olive Peirce Middle School, 1521 Hanson Lane, Ramona Cal 92065 Google map

Date and Time 5:30 PM – 9 PM and fireworks at 9:00 PM

Annual fourth of July picnic with games, food, fun activities and entertainment and fireworks of course. For more information on this Ramona 4th of July event see www.ramonachamber.com


Rancho Bernardo Hometown Heroes Festival & Parade 2016

Location Rancho Bernardo, Bernardo Heights Middle School Athletic Field, 12990 Paseo Lucido. Parade route along Rancho Bernardo Road and Bernardo Center Drive. Google map

Date and Time - Fourth of July community fair opens 9:00 AM, parade at 3:30, live entertainment 6:30 and fireworks at 9:00 PM.

Celebrate July fourth at this patriotic old fashioned festival in Rancho Bernardo. Start with a community fair in Webb Park and enjoy the festival of music, food, games, parade and fireworks. For more information about the Spirit of the Fourth Old Fashioned Independence Day Celebration see www.spiritofthefourth.org


San Marcos Fireworks and July 4th Events 2016

Location Bradley Park, San Marcos, CA 92069 Google map

Date and Time entertainment 6:00 PM and fireworks at 9:00 PM

Celebrate July fourth at this in north San Diego county at one of the annual free San Diego events for 4th of July. Carnival games and family fun, evening entertainment. Bring blankets or chairs for lawn seating to enjoy the San Diego fireworks display. For more information about the San Marcos Fireworks and July 4th Events see www.ci.san-marcos.ca.us


Santee 2016 July 4th Events San Diego

Location Town Center Community Park East, 550 Park Center Drive, Santee, California 92071 Google map

Date and Time event activities 3:30 – 10:00 PM with fireworks at 9:00 PM

Join in the fun at this east county San Diego fourth of July celebration – Santee Salutes. Live entertainment, DJ, food, carnival rides. A great San Diego family activity for the 4th of July. For more details on this Santee July 4th Events see www.ci.santee.ca.us


Scripps Ranch 4th of July Parade and Festival 2016

Location Scripps Ranch Parade Route: Ironwood at Red Cedar Drive, to Ironwood Rd to Courtyard Dr to Red Rock Dr to Scripps Ranch Blvd ending in Aviary Drive. Festival is in Scripps Ranch Hoyt Park.

Date and Time 10:00 – 11:00 AM parade, and 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM festival

Enjoy a San Diego 4th of July parade and festival at Scripps Ranch. Community groups, high school marching bands, and more will entertain you as you watch the parade. Afterwards, enjoy an Ice Cream Social at Hoyt Park. Food, drinks and games. Free admission to the festival. For more information about the Scripps Ranch 4th of July Parade and Festival see www.scrippsranch.org


Temecula July 4th Fireworks, Fun and Parade 2016

Location festival and fireworks show at the Ronald Reagan Sports Park, Temecula California Google map

Date and Time July 4 festival from 2:00 to 10:00 PM, fireworks at 9:00 PM. Park opens at 8 AM but festivities start at 2 PM. Pool open 11 - 3.

Celebrate July fourth in east San Diego county at one of the fun San Diego events for 4th of July. Start the day with a 4th of July parade with floats, equestrian units and more. In the afternoon enjoy the fun and food in the park, followed by a San Diego fireworks display at 9 PM. For more information about the Temecula Fireworks and July 4th Events see www.cityoftemecula.org


University City San Diego July 4th Celebration 2016

Location Standley Park, 3585 Governor Drive, San Diego CA

Date and Time all day festivities from 7 AM to 7 PM (no fireworks)

Celebrate July fourth in San Diego CA with a fun run, pancake breakfast, live entertainment, food and games. For more information about the University City San Diego July Fourth Celebration see www.universitycitynews.org/


Vista San Diego Fireworks Show 2016 and Fourth of July Celebration

Location Moonlight Amphitheatre in Brengle Terrace Park, 1200 Vale Terrace Drive, Vista CA Google map

Date and Time activities 5:00 PM, dinner 6:30 PM and fireworks show at 9:00 PM. Park opens at 7 AM.

Celebrate July fourth in north San Diego county at the 4th of July Independence Day Celebration in Vista Calif. Picnic and family activities through the day, with live music on the stage. In the evening enjoy the San Diego fireworks display. Special Light Up the Night Patriotic BBQ. Note that premium dining and views required advance reservations. For details about the Vista Fireworks and July 4th Events see www.cityofvista.com


For more ideas of things to do to celebrate San Diego fourth of July week, see San Diego Events July.

San Diego Fireworks Google Map

San Diego Fireworks Map
I created this google map (shown in the photo above) to show all the locations for San Diego fireworks this fourth of July 2015. Be sure to confirm the event with the organizer, as some shows may be cancelled if they are unable to raise enough money to pay for the event. Just click on the link below the google map shown below to see the interactive map and find the San Diego fireworks location nearest to you.


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I created this google map to show all the locations for San Diego fireworks this fourth of July 2016. Be sure to confirm the event with the organizer, as some shows may be cancelled if they are unable to raise enough money to pay for the event. Just click on the link below the google map shown below to see the interactive map and find the San Diego fireworks location nearest to you.


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