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 2023 is on Tuesday.
San Diego predicted tides for July 4 2023 - Low tide around 5 AM. That spot on the beach close to the water early in the morning might be underwater by noon.
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.
Seaworld San Diego - Special July 4th fireworks show at 8:50 PM, and their Ignite Fireworks shows most weekends Friday - Sunday summer nights June through August, and September 2-5. (Labor Day weekend). They currently offer nightly firework shows 10 minutes before closing. Seaworld San Diego also shows fireworks a few select dates throughout the year, such as on Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day weekend starting around around 9:30 PM. Park hours vary. 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. Sea World San Diego
Disneyland - Around 9:00 PM for July 4th 2023 for an inspirational patriotic fireworks show. - Most nights at Disneyland California is like a 4th of July celebration. Join in the fun at their "Disneyland Forever" fireworks displays around 9:30 PM. Disneyland park hours vary by day. If you miss the fourth of July fireworks show, Disneyland offers nightly fireworks show at ~ 9:30 PM many weekends, holidays and summer nights (check their calendar to confirm day and time). Get your Cheap Disneyland TicketsLegoland Discount Tickets
Location multiple locations in San Diego Bay Google map
Date and Time Tentative July 4 2023 starting at 9:00 PM. Check out the link below for virtual event information www.bigbayboom.com
This free fireworks show is expected to be the largest San Diego Firework Displays in San Diego county. Most years, the 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 at 9 PM on 101.5 KGB. Staying home? You can also watch the show live starting at 8:00 PM on Fox 5 (San Diego) or KTLA 5 (Los Angeles).
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 July 4 2023 fun on beautiful Del Mar beach in Camp Pendleton from 6 AM to 8:30 PM. Early birds can 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 for military Marine Corps families. Kids free fun zone open from 10 AM to 3 PM. Military may bring civilian friends. Fireworks should be back in 2023. For more information on the Camp Pendleton Beach Bash see www.mccscp.com/4thofjuly
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 Tentative July 4 2023 gates open around 7:00 PM fireworks can be viewed starting at 9:00 PM
Bring your blanket and chairs and enjoy the fireworks show for free, and free parking is available at several areas nearby. No alcohol allowed. www.chulavistaca.gov
Location activities at Spreckels Park, parade down Orange Ave., and fireworks over Glorietta Bay Google map
Date and Time Tentative July 4 2023 parade at 10 AM, concerts starting at 4 PM, fireworks can be viewed starting at 9:00 PM. Other activities too. One of the best old fashioned July Fourth San Diego Events. For more information on Coronado 4th of July Celebration see coronadotimes.com. 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 all day festivities from 10 AM to midnight with fireworks at 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. Best viewing will be in the West Avenue and West Gate area. Spend the day at the fair with 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 2023 fireworks show at 9:00 PM. Arrive early to claim your spot. Kennedy Park will be open for gatherings, but this year there will be no vendors offering services.
For more information on the El Cajon 4th July Celebration see www.elcajon.gov
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, Great Green, 340 North Escondido Blvd, Escondido CA Google map
Date and Time Tentative July 4 2023 fireworks start at 9:00 PM
Free fireworks can be viewed from Grape Day Park or downtown Escondido. For more information about the Escondido Independence Day fireworks see www.escondido.org
Tentative July 4 2023 at 9:00 PM. The City of Imperial Beach will host a display starting at 9:00 PM at the Imperial Beach Pier. Tune into KYXY 96.5 on your radio too. 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. For more information about fireworks see www.ib-chamber.com
Location Main Street - Julian, California
Date and Time Tentative July 4th 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 gun fight, 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
Location La Jolla Bay Google map
Date and Time TBD July 4 2023. This has been cancelled for the last 4 years, sometimes at the last minute.
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. In most years, the fireworks display is planned to happen over La Jolla Cove. You can enjoy a great day at the beach and nearby Kellogg Park and Ellen Browning Scripps park.
Location Mira Mesa Community Park Google map
Date and Time Tentative July 4 2023 fireworks at 9:00 PM and parade / fun day
Annual Mira Mesa Fourth of July evening firework show sponsored by Scripps Mesa Fireworks CANCELLED for 2022. In 2022, there will be NO fireworks and NO parade and Family Fun Day in the Park, which is planned to be back in 2023. 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
Date and Time firework display Tentative July 4 2023
San Diego 4th July fireworks starts at 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. Fireworks information may be found at https://oceanbeachsandiego.com/attractions/annual-events/4th-july-fireworks.
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 - Tentative scheduled a week before Independence Day on Saturday July 1 2023 from 10 AM – 12 noon
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. For event details for the Oceanside Independence Day Parade see www.oceansideparade.com
Location SoCal Soccer Complex 3300 El Corazon Drive
Date and Time - Date TBD 2023 at 9:00 PM
Watch this annual Oceanside 4th of July fireworks are typically on the day before Independence day. Starting t 5:30, there will be music entertainment, a family fun zone with inflatables, a picnic area, and food vendors. Bring a beach chair or blanket. For event details for the Oceanside Fireworks show see www.ci.oceanside.ca.us
Location Old Town State Historic Park
Date and Time tentative July 4 2023 from 11 AM to 4 PM
Enjoy some good old fashioned fun in Old Town San Diego. 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 2023 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 located at 1521 Hanson Lane, Ramona Google map
Date and Time - Tentative picnic celebration on July 4th 2023 from 4:00 to 9:15 PM. Fireworks at 9:00 PM.
Bring your picnic dinner, blanket and chairs to enjoy the Ramona July 4th picnic and Independence Day fireworks. See more information at ramonaevents.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 - Fourth of July community fair Event times TBD and evening fireworks. Fireworks at 9:00 PM.
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 July 4 2023 entertainment at 6:00 PM and fireworks at 9:00 PM
Celebrate July fourth at this in north San Diego county from home this year, or bring blankets or chairs for lawn seating to enjoy the San Diego fireworks display. www.san-marcos.net.
Location Town Center Community Park East, 550 Park Center Drive, Santee, California 92071 Google map
Date and Time Tentative July 4 2023 Salutes event activities 2:00 – 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. Advanced reservations required for parking (cost $10). www.cityofsanteeca.gov.
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 tentative 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 parade in Old Town Temecula and festival, but fireworks show at the Ronald Reagan Sports Park, Temecula California Google map
Date and Time Tentative 4th of July 2023, parade 10 AM, festivities starting at 2 PM, fireworks at 9:00 PM.
Celebrate July fourth in east San Diego county at one of the fun San Diego events for 4th of July 2022. Start the day with a 10 AM 4th of July parade with floats, equestrian units and more. In the afternoon starting at 2 PM, 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 https://temeculaca.gov/1087/4th-of-July
Location Standley Park, 3585 Governor Drive, San Diego CA
Date and Time Tentative July 4 2023 day festivities from 6:30 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 uccelebration.com/
Location Moonlight Amphitheatre in Brengle Terrace Park, 1200 Vale Terrace Drive, Vista CA Google map
Date and Time Tentative Tuesday July 4 2023 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. Advanced ticket purchase required for the BBQ. 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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