December 5, 2023
Fireworks of the Huge Bay Increase as seen from Naval Base Level Loma’s North Harbor Drive Annex. Photograph by Chris Stone

Because the birthplace of naval aviation, San Diego is aware of higher than most cities how you can placed on patriotic sky present, with fireworks — and even a drone spectacle — scheduled throughout the area on July 4.

Right here is Occasions of San Diego’s full information to fireworks shows, from Imperial Seashore to Oceanside, and from Del Mar to Ramona, to have a good time Independence Day 2023.

Most are free to the general public, however you could have to pay for parking, get there very early or take public transit.

Observe that two of the occasions, over Mission Bay and in Oceanside, are a day early on Monday, July 3.

Huge Bay Increase

The Port of San Diego’s Independence Day custom is the biggest fireworks present in California and will be seen throughout the bay starting at 9 p.m. on Tuesday and lasting 20 minutes.

Fireworks will probably be discharged concurrently from 4 barges situated off Shelter Island, Harbor Island, the North Embarcadero, and the South Embarcadero.

Fireworks barge locations
Fireworks barge areas. Courtesy Port of San Diego

The most well-liked areas to look at from are Shelter Island, Spanish Touchdown Park, Harbor Island, North Embarcadero, Seaport Village, and The Headquarters at Seaport District. 

Attendees are inspired to observe parking pointers, use public transportation if doable, arrive early, deliver a garden chair and blanket, and tune a radio to the musical simulcast on KGB 101.5 FM.

Those that can’t make it to the present can watch it on Fox 5 San Diego, KTLA 5 Los Angeles, or Fox 40 Sacramento.

“The Port of San Diego is proud to sponsor the Huge Bay Increase and invitations San Diegans and guests to take pleasure in this unbelievable celebration,” mentioned Port Chairman Rafael Castellanos. “The Huge Bay Increase is without doubt one of the port’s iconic vacation occasions and is a big financial stimulus for native companies.”

Chula Vista

The South Bay metropolis’s annual fireworks show begins at 9 p.m. on the Chula Vista Elite Athlete Coaching Middle. Magic 92.5 will broadcast accompanying patriotic music. Gates open at 7 p.m. for the free occasion. Deliver you blankets and garden chairs, however alcohol tents, grills and umbrellas are prohibited. There will probably be meals tucks on web site. Further parking is out there at New Hope Group Church and Mountain Hawk Park.


The Huge Bay Increase will be seen from many areas of Coronado, however the metropolis’s personal fireworks will explode over Glorietta Bay close to Stingray Level beginning at 9 p.m. The Coronado Golf Course is an effective vantage level. Whilst you’re watching, tune within the sound observe on KYXY 96.5 FM. The fireworks cap a full day of patriotic occasions within the Crown Metropolis.

Del Mar Fairgrounds

For those who’re going to the San Diego County Honest on July 4, keep till 9 p.m. to see the fireworks spectacular. For a further $20, you’ll be able to reserve a seat within the Corona Grandstand Stage for a ringside view.

El Cajon

The Metropolis of El Cajon will host July 4th fireworks at 9 p.m. over John F. Kennedy Park.  The present follows a day of free actions, together with prepare rides, arts and crafts, household video games and stay bands.


This metropolis’s annual July 4th fireworks present begins at 9 p.m. over Grape Day Park and will be seen from wherever within the downtown space. Previous to the present, starting at 5 p.m., the California Middle for the Arts will host a free celebration with stay music, actions for youngsters and meals to buy.

Imperial Seashore

Fireworks go off from the enduring Imperial Seashore Pier at 9 p.m. The perfect viewing is on the seaside from Imperial Seashore Boulevard to Palm Avenue. Choose up dinner from native retailers, unfold a blanket on the seaside and benefit from the present.

Lake Murray

The Lake Murray Music Fest and Fireworks is a day of meals, enjoyable, bands and fireworks celebrating Independence Day. The music begins at 11 a.m. at Lake Murray Group Park in San Carlos. The fireworks go off at 9 p.m. and will be seen all through the Navajo group, from La Mesa to Del Cerro and past. The occasion is free, however donations are inspired.

La Jolla Shores

It’s not a fireworks show, however safer and presumably extra spectacular. The La Jolla Seashore & Tennis Membership is internet hosting a present carried out by a fleet of 100 choreographed drones starting at 8:45 p.m. on July 4. The perfect viewing space would be the south finish of Kellogg Park. The drones are underneath the management of San Diego-based Drone Studios. Followers of the eco-friendly occasion are inspired to make a donation to the nonprofit LJ STEAM Basis.

Mission Bay

Early fireworks over Mission Bay are again for the second yr in a row, with a present over Sail Bay starting at 9 p.m. on Monday, July 3. Organizers say the perfect views will probably be from Sundown Level Park, Santa Clara Level to Fanuel Avenue Park, alongside Rivera Drive and different shoreline areas with a view of Sail Bay. The present is sponsored by the Mission Bay Yacht Membership and native companies.


Oceanside at all times celebrates Independence Day on July 3, since that’s the date of its incorporation, and this yr it’s the town’s one hundred and thirty fifth anniversary. The celebration begins at 5 p.m. on the SoCal Soccer Complicated at El Corazon with stay leisure, a household enjoyable zone and meals distributors. The fireworks go off at 9 p.m. Parking is $12 on the SoCal lot, however free on the adjoining Ocean Ranch Enterprise Park


Fireworks go off at 9 p.m. at two areas on July 4 in Poway, the Poway Excessive College Stadium and Poway Sportsplex. Gates at the highschool open at 6 p.m. for video games, actions, and a DJ spinning tunes. No registration is required, however there’s a $5 cost on the gate. It’s also possible to see the highschool present from Lake Poway.


Ramona’s Chamber of Commerce, Kiwanis Membership and Rotary Membership are sponsoring a household picnic and fireworks at Olive Pierce Center College on July 4. The grounds open at 4 p.m. adopted by fireworks at 9 p.m.

Rancho Bernardo

This San Diego neighborhood’s fireworks start at 9 p.m. on July 4 at Rancho Bernardo Excessive College after a full day of celebration at Webb Park. The Spirit of the Fourth occasion consists of music, a parade, crafts, meals vans and extra.

San Marcos

The Crimson, White and BOOM! fireworks present begins at 9 p.m. at Bradley Park. The free pre-show begins at 5 p.m. with 80s cowl band BetaMAXX, carnival video games, jumpers and meals gross sales. Deliver your blankets or garden chairs.


The annual Santee Salutes celebration begins at 2 p.m. at City Middle Group Park East. Take pleasure in stay music, pattern the meals distributors and watch the fireworks that start simply after 9 p.m. on July 4. Most well-liked parking is out there for buy.


Fireworks will fill the sky over Brengle Terrace Park at 9 p.m. The present is free, however you’ll be able to watch from the Moonlight Amphitheatre for $5 per individual. Gates open at 5 p.m. with tickets accessible on the entrance. Foods and drinks can be found on the market within the amphitheater, together with leisure by the Cassie B Challenge at 7:35 p.m.

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