San Diego is such a great place to watch reworks for the Fourth of July! You don’t have to spend any money to see a great show and celebrate our country’s birth. You can find a spot on a hilltop, along the roadside, at the bay, your local park, or just look skyward outside of Legoland, SeaWorld, or San Diego’s Big Bay.
For some of the most popular areas and times, see below:
9:00 p.m. – San Diego County Fair Fourth of July
Closing out the San Diego County Fair with a big bang is part of the tradition. Stuff yourself with fried food and then see the fireworks. YUMMY!
9:30 p.m. – SeaWorld
SeaWorld lights up the sky every night during summer but the biggest display is on the July 4th. They haven’t released a start time yet. This is one display that is a personal favorite!
8:30 p.m. – Legoland
Watch fireworks at Legoland on July 4th and every Saturday in July at 8:30 p.m.
9:00 p.m. – La Jolla Cove Fireworks
This 25-year tradition in La Jolla has some environmental legal issues threatening this event but organizers are hopeful it will happen.
7:30 p.m. – Summer Pops on the Embarcadero
Summer Pops 2010 will ring in the national celebration of independence with a lot of flash, bang, and, pomp and circumstance, courtesy of pops conductor and popular entertainer, Marvin Hamlisch. Fireworks will be displayed over the bay each night of the holiday weekend after each musical performace of the series.
9:00 p.m. – Coronado
Coronado has the charm of an old glory celebration! The fireworks over Glorietta and San Diego Bay will begin at 9:00 p.m.
They also host the 35th Annual Independence Day 15K Run 5K Run/Walk at Tidelands Park at 7:00 a.m. .
9:00 p.m. – Escondido
Family fun at Escondido’s Grape Day Park with lots of family friendly activities.
9:00 p.m. – Mira Mesa
The 36th Annual Fourth of July Parade at 1:00 p.m. followed by fireworks at 9:00 p.m., hosted by fun loving Mira Mesa.
9:00 p.m. – Poway The fireworks are at Poway High School, but Old Poway Park holds and all day event with lots of fun activities.
9:00 p.m. – Fourth in Rancho Bernardo
Rancho Bernardo kicks off July 4th as only Rancho Bernardo can at the athletic fields at Bernardo Heights Middle School.
9:00 p.m. – Ramona
July 4th Ramona Community Fireworks and Family Picnic will hopefully, receive the funding to celebrate! Call (760) 789-1311 to check on this event’s status. It is scheduled to take place at Olive Peirce Middle School on Sunday, July 4th from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. You can turn your radio to KYXY 96.5 FM to hear music synchronized to the firework display.
9:00 p.m. – San Marcos
Don’t miss the fun at Bradley Park to celebrate! The fun starts at 6:00 with lots of music and fun.
9:00 p.m. – Santee
“Santee Salutes,” from 3:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m., at the Town Center Community Park West ball fields, followed by fireworks at 9:00 p.m.
9:00 p.m. – Big Bay Boom 2010
The Big Bay Boom July 4th Fireworks Show over San Diego Bay will be an experience everyone should experinece at least once in their lifetime. Fireworks will be fired off of four barges placed strategically around the bay off Shelter Island, Harbor Island, North Embarcadero, Seaport Village and the Coronado Ferry Landing, as well as the Imperial Beach Pier. Lots of families make this their yearly tradition and over 850,000 people are expected to line up along the Big Bay to catch a glimpse of the show.
Free shuttles will begin departing from designated areas at 5:30 p.m. They will take people back to their cars right after the fireworks show.
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