From fireworks to picnics to parties and more, here's how to celebrate the Fourth of July in San Diego for the perfect Independence Day.
1- Independence Day Film Screening
Celebrate with the ultimate July 4th blockbuster at San Diego’s premier rooftop movie theater. 8PM, Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego, Downtown San Diego
2- Big Bay Boom
Enjoy California’s largest fireworks display—best viewed from Shelter Island, Harbor Island, the Embarcadero area and Coronado Landing. 9PM
3-Independence Day Fireworks Spectacular at SeaWorld
Celebrate July 4th with an incredible fireworks display along with other in-park Independence Day themed events. July 1–4, fireworks start at approx. 9:45PM
4- 4th of July Fireworks off the Ocean Beach Pier
Enjoy a day at the beach along with spectacular fireworks show. 9PM
5- Mission Bay Summer Fireworks
This beloved San Diego tradition is back and better than ever on July 3rd, beginning at 9PM and launching from near Mission Bay Yacht Club. Viewing packages will also be provided by:
- Bahia Resort Hotel – A sightseeing cruise, departing from the Bahia Resort at 8PM, offers views of the fireworks from the middle of the Bay. Tickets are available online.
- Paradise Point Resort – Guests of the resort will have access to premium viewing areas on the property terrace with bonfires, complimentary s’mores, cocktail specials and more.
- San Diego Mission Bay Resort –Book San Diego Mission Bay Resort’s 4th of July room package for guaranteed room views, complete with s’mores, festive cocktails and poolside games.
6- La Jolla Fireworks
Enjoy a day at the beach and then stay for the beautiful La Jolla fireworks show. The fireworks display is traditionally held over La Jolla Cove, so arrive early to claim your spot at the beach or nearby Ellen Browning Scripps Park and Kellogg Park.
7- Historic Old Town Fourth of July
This festive event includes a parade and 4th of July-themed crafts and activities. 11AM
8- Coronado 4th of July Parade
Held on the beautiful Orange Avenue, this parade is followed by a concert in Spreckels Park and fireworks over Glorietta Bay. 10AM
9- Red, White, & Boom Legoland
Treat yourself and the family to a fun day of rides, LEGOS and 4th of July fireworks. Activities are included in the cost of admission to LEGOLAND California. Park opens 10AM, Carlsbad
10- 4th of July Fireworks Cruise
Enjoy Independence Day fireworks like never before on the William D. Evans sternwheeler boat. Guests will enjoy a live D.J., light snack for sale and a cash bar, and a stunning view of SeaWorld's 4th of July fireworks display. Boarding 7:25PM, Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa, Mission Bay
11- Mission Bay Hotel Festivities
Soak up the sun and enjoy the beautiful Mission Bay at two of San Diego’s spectacular resorts. Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa offers bayside luaus and other island-themed activities at this beautiful Polynesian-themed hotel, while the Bahia Resort Hotel offers the very best of San Diego beaches, along with countless other amenities and activities.