5 San Diego Spots For Families to Enjoy 4th of July Fireworks

Big Bay Boom - San Diego's Largest 4th of July Fireworks Display

It’s no secret in my family how much I absolutely enjoy a great fireworks show! There’s the excitement of the bright booming lights and also the fun of the thrilled faces on my children! There’s a range of places across the county to enjoy the show, but my favorite places in San Diego to watch 4th of July fireworks with kids are below!

Big Bay Boom

Big Bay Boom - San Diego's Largest 4th of July Fireworks Display

Big Bay Boom – San Diego’s Largest 4th of July Fireworks Display

The Big Bay Boom is hands down the ultimate 4th of July fireworks show! Enjoy the water, the thrill of downtown, the fun of Seaport Village and cap off the day with an extraordinary show of FOUR launching destinations (San Diego Bay, Shelter Island, Harbor Island and the Embarcadero Seaport Village/ Coronado landing)! All go off at the same time, for the ultimate bay-front fireworks display! Accompanied by 105.7 FM music, it’s truly a treat to see the water light up!

Location: San Diego Bay Surrounding Areas
Time: 9:00 PM
> Find out more about Big Bay Boom

Fireworks at San Diego Attractions

SeaWorld Fireworks - Summer Nights

The skies over SeaWorld San Diego light up during Summer Nights

Get two bangs (get it?) for the price of one by visiting one of San Diego’s popular attractions AND end the day with a 4th of July celebration. Choose from Legoland, Seaworld and the Del Mar Fairgrounds for a fun-filled day followed by fireworks fun!

Location: SeaWorld San Diego – 500 SeaWorld Dr, San Diego, CA 92109
Time: Fireworks at 10:10 PM
> Find out more about Sea to Shining Sea 4th of July Fireworks

Location: LEGOLAND California – One Legoland Drive, Carlsbad
Time: Fireworks at 8:30 PM
> Find out more about Red, White and BOOM!

Location: San Diego County Fair – 2260 Jimmy Durante Boulevard, Del Mar
Time: Starts at 9:30 AM, Fireworks at 9:00 PM
> Find out more about San Diego County Fair Fourth of July

La Jolla Cove

La Jolla Cove 4th of July Fireworks

Beautiful Beaches and Beautiful Fireworks at La Jolla Cove

One of my all time favorite destinations is the up close show at the La Jolla Cove! Accompanied by an orchestra and over looking the ocean, grab your hot chocolates and sit back and relax with ocean breezes and the feeling of fireworks you could almost reach out and grab!

Location: Ellen Browning Scripps Park, 1180 Coast Boulevard, La Jolla
Time: 9:00 PM
> Find out more about the Fourth of July Fireworks at La Jolla Cove

4th of July Celebration in Coronado

Coronado 4th of July parade (credit: Coronado Visitor Center)

Coronado 4th of July parade (credit: Coronado Visitor Center)

Getting into the spirit of America’s freedom, a day in Coronado is truly a treat! Enjoy a morning parade down Orange Ave, a concert in Spreckles park in the afternoon, followed by a fireworks show to remember!

Location: Throughout Coronado
Time: 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
> Find out more about the 4th of July Celebration in Coronado

Santee Town Center Community Park East

Santee Salutes

Santee Salutes features an afternoon of fun and night filled with fireworks

East County moms recommended the fun of the Santee Town Center Community park! Enjoy live music, bouncy houses for kids, food stations and so much more as you wait for the 9:00 PM fireworks show!

Location:Town Center Community Park East – 550 Park Center Drive, Santee, CA 92071
Time: 3:30 to 9:30 PM
> Find out more about Santee Salutes

> Browse all of the 4th of July Fireworks & Celebrations

With so many fun places to choose from throughout the county, the fourth of July in San Diego is the ultimate booming destination!

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About Chelsea

A fourth generation San Diegan, Chelsea P. Gladden is Co-founder of BreezyMama.com, a lifestyle blog for moms. A mother of five (ages 10, 8, 5, 3 & 3) , Chelsea’s advice has been featured in numerous press outlets including her recurring appearances on Fox 5 San Diego’s “Ask the Moms”, People Magazine’s Moms & Babies, Parents Magazine, NBC San Diego, on MSN’s HerSay with Soleil Moon Frye, US News, Pregnancy Magazine and more. In addition to helping parents through speaking engagements and leading class discussion groups, Chelsea has attended several pre-screenings of kids’ movies (including red carpet events with her family), product trade shows, TV events, kid related events as well as conducting several celebrity interviews. How would you describe your ideal San Diego day? First stop is always Pipe's for breakfast with my family. After ordering my second mocha, we love heading to the beach either to swim in spring/summer/fall or to ride boogie boards down the sand dunes at Moonlight in winter. For lunch or an early sunset dinner, we can be found eating at Bull Taco while overlooking the ocean or picking up a nice bottle of wine and something to BBQ from Seaside Market. If you were invisible, where would you go? I asked my husband and he said I would likely go take a nap (true). What is your favorite San Diego outdoor activity? The beach. Do you prefer burgers and beer or linguine and red wine? Too tough to choose. Latest music purchases for my iPod/MP3 player are… The Frozen soundtrack, Dark Horse by Katy Perry, featuring Juicy J, All Night by Icona Pop, Started From the Bottom by Drake, Every Single Night by Fiona Apple, and Royals by Lorde. Twitter: @breezymamasite Facebook: BreezyMamaSite

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