The 8 Best 4th Of July Fireworks Shows In San Diego

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Wondering where the best 4th of July fireworks shows in San Diego are happening this year? Don’t worry, we’ve prepared the list of the “-ests” for you – the biggest, the longest, the classiest… we’ve got them all for you.

Just find your superlative of choice, and dazzle your eyes on the best 4th of July fireworks shows in San Diego!

The Biggest 4th of July Fireworks In San Diego

Big Bay Boom | 9PM

The Big Bay Boom fireworks show is displayed from Four barges on San Diego Bay at 9 PM. Bring your lawn chairs, friends and boats to watch from these locations:

The Animal-Friendliest 4th of July Fireworks In San Diego

Sea World Fireworks | 9:40PM

End your day at SeaWorld with a spectacular fireworks presentation and save up to 30% on Annual Passes with our 4th of July sale! This show can be seen from within the Sea World park and Mission Bay.

The Beachiest 4th of July Fireworks In San Diego

Independence Day Fireworks in Imperial Beach | 9PM

Imperial Beach hosts approximately 90,000 attendees from Imperial Beach, and surrounding south bay and international communities. Best viewing is on the beach from Imperial Beach Blvd. to Palm Avenue, facing the end of Portwood Pier. The free fireworks display provides a safe way to celebrate the national holiday!

The Most Festive 4th of July Fireworks In San Diego

San Diego County Fair 4th of July Fireworks | 9PM

For you fireworks buffs, here are some fun statistics on the San Diego County Fair’s Fireworks Spectacular — The show includes more than 3,600 aerial display counts, with 500 shells in the Grand Finale alone! These aren’t wimpy fireworks either — shells are up to 8″ and include titanium flash salutes, color changing aerial displays, distinctive and unique display shells, and the popular streaking comets and tiger tails! Come blast off with us as we celebrate America!

The Kid Friendliest 4th of July Fireworks In San Diego

Red, White and BOOM! at Legoland California | 8:30PM

Don’t miss Fireworks set to a patriotic musical tribute with great viewing in designated locations throughout the Park. During the day, kids of all ages can enjoy performances and meet their favorite LEGO Characters!

The Artsiest 4th of July Fireworks In San Diego

Escondido Independence Day Festival and Fireworks | 5PM

The day’s activities include a concert on the Great Green in Grape Day Park with country music star Lorrie Morgan followed by the Third Marine Aircraft Wing Band, concluding with a dazzling fireworks display. In addition to the concert and fireworks, there is a host of other activities around the Center’s campus throughout the event. Children can enjoy face painters along with craft activities and games.

The Oldest 4th of July Fireworks In San Diego

Poway’s An Old Fashioned Fourth of July and Fireworks | 9PM

This holiday is about an event that happened 241 years ago, and Poway wants to take you back in time with a firework celebration. Sounds like a no-brainer!

The Earliest 4th of July Fireworks In San Diego

The earliest because this one is happening the day before!

Mission Bay’s 3rd of July fireworks

Want to get a head-start on the fireworks this year? Back after a 10-year hiatus, Mission Bay’s 3rd of July fireworks will take place starting at 9PM launching from near Mission Bay Yacht Club, between their property’s shore and Crown Point Bridge. For the best views of the fireworks, various businesses and hotel properties around Mission Bay are offering specials to make it an unforgettable night, including: Bahia Resort Hotel | Paradise Point Resort | San Diego Mission Bay Resort | SeaWorld San Diego.

Happy 4th of July, San Diego! Enjoy the fireworks, and be safe out there!

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