The summer season is finally here, and with it comes enjoyable holidays such as the 4th of July. This annual holiday is the perfect excuse to leave home and enjoy the best vacation getaway to San Diego. While last year saw most of the city’s events cancelled due to COVID, this year is back in full swing with a calendar filled with exciting events and activities. Take a look at how your 4th of July in San Diego can look like this year:
Annual Big Bay Boom
When it comes to the largest fireworks show right here in San Diego, you cannot go wrong with the Annual Big Bay Boom. This famous fireworks show is held over the San Diego Bay, and the fireworks reflect off the water for a dazzling display. All fireworks are launched from the North San Diego Bay but can be seen anywhere from the coast. The best viewpoints are Coronado Landing, Shelter Island, Embarcadero, and Harbor Island. Check with local charters to see if any boats will be on the water during the fireworks display. This year’s Annual Big Bay Boom is scheduled to take place at 9:00 PM and should last for approximately one hour.
Fireworks Spectacular at SeaWorld
One of the biggest attractions in all of San Diego is SeaWorld. This incredible water park is known for thrilling shows and aquatic displays. SeaWorld has weekly fireworks to help bring another exciting day at the park to a close. You can expect a dazzling fireworks display on the 4th of July at 9:45 PM. The display is set to an impressive musical soundtrack to help offer a unique experience. This fireworks display is perfect for those who will already be at the park having a blast with the thrilling exhibits.
4th of July Parade at Historic Park
Another exciting event that takes place each year for the 4th of July is over at Old Town State Historic Park. Here you will find their annual 4th of July Parade that is complete with patriotic decorations, crafts, and activities. Kids will have a blast with games such as cherry pit spitting and the egg toss challenges. This event is perfect for families who want to spend the day together in celebration of their country. The 4th of July Parade starts at 11:00 AM with games and activities to follow.
Coronado 4th of July Parade
Visitors who wish to spend some time over on Coronado Island will also find they are hosting their own 4th of July festivities. Coronado Island hosts their 4th of July Parade that starts at 10:00 AM and marches down Orange Avenue. Expect to find patriotic floats and businesses decked out for the holiday. Once the parade is over you will find an exciting concert at Spreckels Park. The evening will come to a close with a fireworks display that is displayed above Glorietta Bay. Expect to spend all day enjoying these exciting activities! For our active visitors they can even start the morning with the annual 5K and 12K runs that kick off the day of celebration.
House of Pacific Relations
Head over to Balboa Park to the House of Pacific Relations, a consortium that represents 32 cultures and leads impressive cultural and education programs to the community. The House of Pacific Relations will have their International Cottages open from July 3rd at noon to July 4th at 4:00 PM. You will learn all about our country’s independence and also how Spain had a role to play in the revolution. This exciting opportunity lets you learn more about how our country got its roots and those who helped along the way.
San Diego Summer Activities
Of course, it would not be a trip to San Diego without enjoying one of the many summer activities in the area. Hit the beach to find some of the most beautiful coastal areas you have ever seen. San Diego beaches are known for the cleanliness and are great places to bring the family. Sit back on the sand or try your hand at surfing. Head over to the Gaslamp District for unique dining and late-night venues. La Jolla features the famous La Jolla Cove, where you can navigate the many caves and see sea lions and seals up on the rocks. Head over to one of the many theme parks such as SeaWorld or LEGOLAND. There is plenty to see and do in San Diego that will keep you busy all trip long!
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As you can see, there is so much to explore and do when you visit San Diego for the 4th of July this summer. Our vacation rentals will keep you close to all of the exciting activities and feature tons of amenities to enjoy. Book today before your favorite rental is already reserved!
San Diego is one of the premier summer vacation destinations in all of the United States, and with our incredible beaches and attractions, it’s easy to understand why! We are also incredibly popular in the summer because we truly know how to celebrate the birthday of America better than anyone else in Southern California! If you’re planning enjoying a San Diego 4th of July holiday, here are a few of the fun events and amazing firework shows we have planned this year:
There are few better ways to celebrate the San Diego 4th of July than by spending the day relaxing on the beach and spending the night watching a beautiful fireworks celebration, and at Ocean Beach you can do just that! You can spend the day swimming on the ocean, playing volleyball on the beach, or perusing one of the many shops right nearby on Newport Avenue and cap it all off with one of the best fireworks celebrations in all of San Diego. The fireworks spectacular begins at approximately 9 PM and takes place right off of the legendary Ocean Beach Pier, so why not make it a day of fun and spending it on Ocean Beach!
San Diego’s legendary vacation hotspot is no stranger to having fun, and the 4th of July is certainly no exception. There will be a number of fun and patriotic events taking place on the island all throughout the day, including an Independence Day parade, an Art in the Park festival, and more! All of this is capped off with an amazing fireworks display over the picturesque Glorietta Bay, where fireworks will be shot off a barge starting at roughly 9 PM. This is one fireworks show that needs to be seen to be believed!
San Diego 4th of July Big Bay Boom
We saved the biggest for last—and we mean it! The Big Bay Boom is Southern California’s largest 4th of July fireworks show and promises to be bigger and better than ever this year. Starting at approximately 9 PM, four large barges in the San Diego Bay will begin to light up the San Diego sky in a way that will make your jaw drop and be proud to be an American! There’s only one word that could possibly describe this fireworks show: spectacular. There are a number of places to pull up a lawn chair and enjoy the show, including: Shelter Island, Harbor Island, North Embarcadero, the Marina District, Coronado Ferry Landing, and more!
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There’s no country in the world like the U. S. of A! And to celebrate it, San Diego hosts tons of different events. When you’re looking for ways to have fun for the Fourth, America’s Finest City has you covered. Whether you’re just here for the Fourth of July or staying for the weekend leading up to it, there are plenty of ways to stay busy with these San Diego fourth of July events!
San Diego County Fair
What better place to visit a county fair than the county that homes America’s Finest City? The San Diego County Fair is winding down, so this weekend is the last time to visit for this year, starting on Thursday, June 29th. If you want rides, exhibitions, and fair food, then this is the place to visit! It’s open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. at the Del Mar Fairgrounds.
National City’s Lion’s Club Carnival
A classic carnival, this annual event features everything to keep the family excited. Games and rides are the main attraction, but don’t forget the carnival food! The Lion’s Club carnival also features a few special events, such as the Miss National City Pageant on Saturday the 1st and the fireworks on July 4th. It’s being held from the first through the fourth in Kimball Park.
Maritime Museum’s Fourth of July
San Diego’s Maritime Museum is pulling out all the stops for Independence Day. Sadly, their cruise featuring a broadside-assist for the fireworks show is sold out, but there are still tickets available for their Fourth of July picnic dinner! This allows guests to sit aboard the 1898 steam ferry for an impressive view of San Diego Bay’s fireworks show while they enjoy a catered picnic dinner. Plus, tickets also get your admission to the museum and its exhibits!
Annual Big Bay Boom
There are over a dozen fireworks shows that happen throughout the county on America’s birthday, but the most famous of them is San Diego’s Big Bay Boom. Four barges placed around San Diego Bay launch a fantastic fireworks show that’s visible from Harbor Island to Coronado Landing to Seaport Village, with accompanying music broadcasted on two radio stations to match. If you can only see one fireworks show this year, make it be this one!
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