We also have information on SeaWorld fireworks, Legoland fireworks and Disneyland fireworks shows during the summer, holidays, and most weekends at Disneyland!
This year July 4th 2016 is on Monday.
Note: Some information is tentative, based on the 2015 schedule. This will be update for 2016 when the information is available.
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.
Other SeaWorld summer nights you can enjoy a fireworks show at 8:50 or 9:50 pm most nights from late May through Labor Day weekend. 2015 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 America! A Fourth of July Concert in the Sky, with red, white and blue fireworks, tentative 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 months (check their calendar to confirm day and time). Get your Cheap Disneyland Tickets
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. Check out the link below for parking and shuttle information. www.bigbayboom.com
Location Del Mar Beach at Camp Pendleton Google map
Date and Time Tentative All day activities from 7 AM to 10 PM on beautiful Del Mar beach and fireworks at 9:00 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
Location Mt. San Miguel Park, 2335 Paseo Veracruz in Chula Vista, CA. Google map
Date and Time Tentative July 4th 2016 festivities from 3:00 PM to 10:00 PM, fireworks can be viewed from 9:00 to 10:00 PM
Enjoy games, prizes, food and fun for the entire family. Free parking and tickets for rides and games cost $1 each, with attractions using 1 - 12 tickets. Raise money to support local schools and have fun. Multiple firework displays can be viewed from this location. www.4thfestival.com
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
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.
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!
Location Kennedy Park, 1675 E Madison Ave., El Cajon Google map
Date and Time Tentative July 4 celebration from 1 pm - 10 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.
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
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.
Location Grape Day Park, 321 N Broadway, Escondido CA Google map
Date and Time Tentative July 4th Celebration 4:00 – 9:30 pm and fireworks at 9:00 PM
Annual Independence Day Celebration with free entertainment, old-fashioned contests, and food. For more information one the Escondido Independence Day Celebration see www.escondido.org
Location The Grand Tradition, 1602 S Mission Road, Fallbrook Cal. Google map
Date and Time Tentative July 4 celebration 2:00 – 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 $30 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
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.
Location Main Street - Julian, California
Date and Time tentative July 4 2016 activities start at 10 AM, parade at noon, and BBQ 1:30 PM, (no fireworks)
Join in some old fashioned fun at the annual Julian's Independence day celebration. The 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
Location La Jolla Bay Google map
Date and Time tentative 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.
Location Mira Mesa Community Park Google map
Date and Time July 4th 2016 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
Location Kimball Park in National City Google map
Date and Time tentative 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
Date and Time tentative 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.
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
Location Old Town State Historic Park
Date and Time tentative July 4 2016 from 11:30 AM to 4 PM
Enjoy some good old fashioned fun in Old Town San Diego Fourth of July celebration with parade, crafts and activities of early San Diego, such as a pie eating contest and wagon rides. 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.
Location Celebration at Old Poway Park and Fireworks at Poway High School Google map
Date and Time tentative 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.
Location Olive Peirce Middle School, 1521 Hanson Lane, Ramona Cal 92065 Google map
Date and Time tentative 5:00 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
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 details tentative - Fourth of July 7:00 AM breakfast, fair opens 9:00 AM– 9:30 PM, parade at 3:30, live entertainment 6:00 and fireworks at 9:00 PM. Evening cost is $10 per person or $20 per family.
Celebrate July fourth at this patriotic old fashioned festival in Rancho Bernardo. Start with a pancake breakfast in Webb Park and enjoy the festival of music, food, games, parade and fireworks. Wheels of Freedom Motor Show from 9 to 2:30. For more information about the Spirit of the Fourth Old Fashioned Independence Day Celebration see www.spiritofthefourth.org
Location Bradley Park, San Marcos, CA 92069 Google map
Date and Time tentative 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
Location Town Center Community Park East, 550 Park Center Drive, Santee, California 92071 Google map
Date and Time tentative 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
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 tentative 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
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
Location Standley Park, 3585 Governor Drive, San Diego CA
Date and Time tentative 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/
Location Moonlight Amphitheatre in Brengle Terrace Park, 1200 Vale Terrace Drive, Vista CA Google map
Date and Time tentative 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 Dinner 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.
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