Posted by: Bonnie Phelps | June 28, 2019

Fireworks from Palomar

Firework viewing from Palomar is always fun.  No crowds, easy to park…  just pull over at one of the lookouts and watch the show all across the county. We counted 17 locations one year at a party on the rim.  It is fun to try and guess the locations of the shows from the mountain top.  This list of a couple dozen shows just arrived from my title company.  However, it is missing one we often see!  If it is clear out there, Catalina Island usually has the longest show.   Enjoy celebrating the birth of our great country!

SAN DIEGO
ANNUAL BIG BAY BOOM JULY 4 FIREWORKS SHOW
Location: Multiple Locations along San Diego Bay
Time: 9:00 PM
Fireworks: Yes
Take in the largest display in the county. With fireworks launched from four barges strategically placed around North San Diego Bay, they can be seen from Shelter Island, Harbor Island, the Embarcadero area and Seaport Village/Coronado Landing, and the score is simulcast live on THE MIGHTY 1090 AM and MAX FM 105.7. Just find a place along the bay and you will not be disappointed.
SEAWORLD SAN DIEGO 4TH OF JULY FIREWORKS
Location: SeaWorld San Diego – 500 SeaWorld Dr, San Diego, CA 92109
Time: 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Fireworks: Yes
SeaWorld will celebrate Independence Day with a 15-minute display of fireworks set to a musical soundtrack, starting at 9:40 PM on July 4.

OCEAN BEACH JULY 4TH CELEBRATION
Location: Ocean Beach Pier at the end of Newport Ave
Time: 9:00 PM
Fireworks: Yes
Spend the day picnicking, swimming in the ocean, walking and playing in the sand and shopping along Newport Ave. Then bundle up as the sun sets and pull up a blanket for a really spectacular fireworks show launched from the OB Pier.

CORONADO
4TH OF JULY CELEBRATION IN CORONADO
Location: Various Locations on Coronado
Time: 7:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Fireworks: Yes
Celebrate the 4th of July in the Crown City including a parade down Orange Avenue at 10:00 AM, a concert in Spreckels Park at 4:00 PM and fireworks over Glorietta Bay at 9:00 PM.

NORTH COASTAL
SAN DIEGO COUNTY FAIR 4TH OF JULY CELEBRATION
Location: Del Mar Fairgrounds – 2260 Jimmy Durante Boulevard, Del Mar, CA 92014
Time: Starts at 10:00 AM, Fireworks at 9:00 PM
Fireworks: Yes
Independence Day is one of the best days to come to the San Diego County Fair because they pull out all the stops with food, fireworks at 9:00 PM, entertainment and more.

RED, WHITE AND BOOM!
Location: LEGOLAND California – One Legoland Drive, Carlsbad, CA 92008
Time: 1:00 to 9:00 PM, Fireworks at 8:30 PM
Fireworks: Yes
Take the whole family and spend the day enjoying over 60 rides, shows and attractions along with some all-American picnic games like burlap races and water-balloon tosses and then top it off with an awe-inspiring fireworks display set to patriotic music.

OCEANSIDE FIREWORKS SHOW
Location: El Corazon Site at Rancho Del Oro Drive
Date: July 3rd
Time: 6:00 to 10:00 PM
Fireworks: Yes
Start off your Independence Day celebration a day early by bringing a beach chair and the whole family to enjoy the Oceanside Fireworks Show.

NORTH INLAND
ESCONDIDO INDEPENDENCE DAY FESTIVAL & FIREWORKS
Location: California Center for the Arts, Escondido – 340 N. Escondido Blvd., Escondido, CA 92025
Time: Starts at 4:00 PM, Fireworks at 9:00 PM
Fireworks: Yes
Join 20,000 patriotic festival-goers for the 55th Annual Independence Day Festival & Fireworks with music, fabulous food vendors, and a wealth of children’s activities and games for everyone to enjoy.

MIRA MESA FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION
Location: Mira Mesa Community Park, Mira Mesa Boulevard and New Salem Street, Mira Mesa
Time: Starts at 7:00 AM, Fireworks at 9:00 PM
Fireworks: Yes
Come early for the pancake breakfast, parade and family friendly activities and stay late for the fireworks.

AN OLD-FASHIONED FOURTH OF JULY & FIREWORKS IN POWAY
Location: Poway High School Stadium – 15500 Espola Road, Poway, CA 92064
Time: 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM, Fireworks at 9:00 PM
Fireworks: Yes
Following the Old-fashioned Fourth of July celebration at Old Poway Park (10:00 AM to 4:00 PM), head to Poway High School (gates open at 6:00 PM) for music, more food, glow sticks and fireworks.

RANCHO BERNARDO’S THE SPIRIT OF THE FOURTH
Location: Webb Park – Avena Pl And Bernardo Center Dr, Rancho Bernardo, CA 92128
Time: 9:00 AM to 9:30 PM, Fireworks at 9:00 PM
Fireworks: Yes
It’s a whole day of fun at Webb Park in Rancho Bernardo with a Community Fair featuring food, music, Patriotic Pet Contest, classic cars, games and a parade (9:00 AM to 5:00 PM). End the evening with fireworks at Bernardo Heights Middle School.

SAN MARCOS 4TH OF JULY CELEBRATION
Location: Bradley Park – 465 S Rancho Santa Fe Rd, San Marcos, CA 92078
Time: 6:00 to 9:00 PM
Fireworks: Yes
Carnival games, jumpers, food and fireworks!
SCRIPPS RANCH 4TH OF JULY RUN & RIDE
Location: Red Cedar Dr & Aviary Dr, San Diego, CA 92131
Time: 6:00 to 10:00 AM
Fireworks: No
Join the Scripps Ranch Old Pros on the 4th of July for the annual 10K Race & Fun Run and bike rides that all end at the Scripps Ranch Fourth of July Parade!

SCRIPPS RANCH 4TH OF JULY PARADE
Location: Scripps Ranch Hoyt Park – 10800 Canyon Lake Dr, San Diego, CA 92131
Time: 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Fireworks: No
As a spectator you can cheer on everyone who is in the parade. But, why not dress up as well and join in the fun?

VISTA INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION
Location: Moonlight Amphitheatre – 1200 Vale Terrace Drive, Vista, CA 92084
Time: 5:00 to 10:00 PM, Fireworks at 9:00 PM
Fireworks: Yes
Celebrate the 4th of July in Vista at the Moonlight Amphitheatre with live music, an honorary ceremony, family fun and fireworks!

EAST COUNTY
EL CAJON 4TH OF JULY PICNIC AND FIREWORKS
Location: Kennedy Park – 1675 East Madison Avenue, El Cajon, CA 92019
Time: 2:00 to 9:30 PM
Fireworks: Yes
The July 4th event starts at 2:00 PM with food, games, prizes, kiddie train rides and more! Live musical entertainment begins at 3:00 PM with a spectacular fireworks show at 9:00 PM.

JULIAN 4TH OF JULY PARADE
Location: Main Street, Julian, CA 92036
Time: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Fireworks: No fireworks but a fun day outing
Julian presents a homegrown event that celebrates the town’s gold rush era history, the dedication of veterans and active duty military who serve our country, and local residents who cherish the special qualities of the little town tucked into the Cuyamaca Mountains east of San Diego.

SANTEE SALUTES – FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION
Location: Town Center Community Park East – 550 Park Center Drive, Santee, CA 92071
Time: 2:30 to 10:00 PM
Fireworks: Yes
Rock out with live music, a patriotic ceremony, kid’s fun zone and a spectacular fireworks display at Santee Salutes!

LAKE MURRAY FIREWORKS AND MUSICFEST
Location: 7001 Murray Park Dr, San Diego, CA 92119
Time: 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Fireworks: Yes
Fireworks are back at Lake Murray. Join the July 4th celebration for a day full of food, fun, bands, and fireworks.

SOUTH BAY
CHULA VISTA 4TH FEST
Location: 2800 Olympic Parkway, Chula Vista, CA 91915
Time: 6:00 to 9:00 PM
Fireworks: Yes
The Chula Vista 4th Fest fireworks will be set off from the Chula Vista Elite Athlete Training Center with patriotic music simulcast on 91X, Magic 92.5, and Z90.3.

INDEPENDENCE DAY FIREWORKS IN IMPERIAL BEACH
Location: Imperial Beach Pier – 10 Evergreen Ave, Imperial Beach, CA 91932
Time: 4:00 to 9:00 PM
Fireworks: Yes
The City of Imperial Beach will be hosting a fireworks show off the Imperial Beach Pier choreographed to KYXY 96.5 along with eight other shows across San Diego County.

INDEPENDENCE DAY AT THE BORDER & FIREWORKS
Location: Larsen Field – Cesar Chavez Park – 4061 Camino de la Plaza, San Ysidro, CA 92173
Date: July 1st
Time: 3:00 to 9:00 PM
Fireworks: Yes
Come and enjoy an Independence Day Celebration in San Ysidro complete with children’s inflated city, mechanical bulls, live music all day on multiple stages, drinks, food and fireworks!


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