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4th of July Celebrations

By Mike in June 2008 with 0 Comments


In San Diego there is never a lack of events on the 4th of July. Fireworks line the Harbor and bay and numerous other San Diego spots. What are you doing? Not sure yet? Heres a list of San Diego 4th of July events close to downtown.

North County
Legoland’s Red, White and Boom
Where: Legoland
1 Lego Drive
When: July 4 Fireworks begin at 9 p.m.
Regular park admission applies, though non-park guests are welcome to view fireworks from the parking lot for $2 after 7 p.m.

Del Mar
County Fair Fourth of July
Where: Del Mar Fairgrounds
2260 Jimmy Durante Boulevard
When: Gates to the fair open at 10 a.m. with July 4 fireworks at 9 p.m. Enjoy the food and game booths, a petting zoo, and carnival rides!

Community Celebration
Where: Cottonwood Creek Park
Vulcan Avenue and Encinitas Boulevard
When: July 4, 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Come for games, the national anthem, and a pancake breakfast!
Quail Botanical Gardens Red, White, and Blue Parade
Where: Quail Botanical Gardens
230 Quail Gardens Drive, Encinitas
When: Parade through the childrens garden begins at 10 a.m.


Celebrate the Fourth in Coronado
Where: See the parade along Orange Avenue
When: The annual July 4 Parade begins at 10 a.m. Dont miss the fireworks from Coronados picturesque ferry landing or Glorietta Bay Park at 9 p.m.

La Jolla
La Jolla’s ‘Lights Over the Cove’
Where: Scripps Park, La Jolla Cove
1100 block of Coast Boulevard
When: The July 4 free concert at the sea begins at 7 p.m. Stay for the fireworks at 9 p.m.!

Mission Bay
Independence Day at Sea World
Where: Sea World
500 Sea World Dive
When: July 4 fireworks begin at 9:30 p.m.
Come for all the fun of Sea World and stay for the fireworks show!

Old Town
Old Town State Historic Parks 1800s Fourth of July Celebration
Where: San Diego Avenue & Twiggs Street
When: July 4 fun goes from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Festivities include a pie eating contest, races, egg tosses, and a parade with historical costumes.

San Diego Bay
BBQ on the Berkeley
Where: Maritime Museum of San Diego
1492 N. Harbor Drive
When: July 4 BBQ buffet starts at 7 p.m. and the fireworks on the bay begin at 9 p.m.
Come and enjoy a barbeque buffet on the historic ship! Adult admission is $40, children 10 and under pay $20, and kids four and under are free!

San Diego’s ‘Big Bay’ Fireworks
Where: North San Diego Bay
When: July 4s 20-minute-long fireworks show begins at 9 p.m. Tune in to radio station Magic 92.5 to hear music and accompaniment to the fireworks!

Seaport Village
Where: 849 W. Harbor Drive
When: See the free Latin World Beat concert from Noon to 4 p.m. but stay for the fireworks off the bay at 9 p.m.!
Midway Museum
Where: 910 N. Harbor Drive, San Diego
When: On July 4, the flight deck opens at 6 p.m. for games, booths, and contests and the fireworks off the bay begin at 9 p.m.