We compiled some of the best places to spend your 4th of July holiday with friends & family while soaking up the glorious firework extravaganzas that take place all over America's Finest City!
We are including the top places for the following areas of the county: Coastal and East County. My team will be adding to this list, the closer we get to Monday, so please check back periodically for more festive information.
May this 4th of July Pop!
Laughter is the fireworks of the soul.
Let your colors *burst*!!
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SAN DIEGO COASTAL
- BIG BAY BOOM 2016 - San Diego's Annual Firework Extravaganza! Starts at 9pm.
San Diego's biggest 4th of July fireworks show. Four different barges launch fireworks on San Diego's Big Bay. Bring your lawn chairs and friends to watch the Big Bay Boom fireworks show! The show starts at 9 p.m.
- SEA TO SHINING SEA - SeaWorld San Diego. Starts at 9.30pm.
SeaWorld San Diego is excited to light up the sky with an amazing fireworks extravaganza to celebrate the 4th of July. Watch from locations around the park or purchase fireworks seating. The Show starts at 9:30 p.m.
- SAN DIEGO COUNTY FAIR - The Del Mar Fair Grounds. Starts around 9pm.
Monday, July 4, the closing day of the 2016 San Diego County Fair, will feature the Hometown Heroes parade, patriotic contests, great entertainment and, of course, spectacular fireworks.
- LA JOLLA COVE FIREWORKS - La Jolla Cove & the surrounding areas. Starts at 9pm.
Come celebrate with friends, family, and fireworks at La Jolla Cove. Ellen Browning Scripps Park is free and open to the public. Come early to find your spot and enjoy some of the best sunset views in America's Finest City! Fireworks begin at 9 p.m.
- OCEAN BEACH FIREWORKS - OB Pier. Starts around 9pm.
Join in on the fun as we celebrate independence this 4th of July in the place that represents independence in San Diego perhaps more than any other - Ocean Beach. Get ready for a really spectacular fireworks show from the OB Pier around 9 p.m.
- ABOVE THE FIREWORKS - Cabrillo National Monument from 6-10.30pm
The 4th of July celebration at Cabrillo National Monument takes place from 6-10:30 p.m. Come for the sunset, stay for the fireworks! *Ticket price is $50 per vehicle*
CORONADO'S 4th of JULY CELEBRATION - Beautiful Coronado Island. Fireworks start at 9pm.
Celebrate the 4th of July in the Crown City with 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.
RED, WHITE & BOOM - Legoland California. Fireworks start at 8.30pm.
Don't miss Fireworks set to a patriotic musical tribute with great viewing in designated locations throughout the Park. Throughout the day, kids of all ages can enjoy performances, meet their favorite LEGO® Friends and Characters, and participate in all-American family picnic games, like water-balloon tosses, burlap sack races, the Family Build Challenge and LEGO Hamburger relay.
- SANTEE SALUTES CELEBRATION - Town Center Community Park East. Starts at 3.30pm & Fireworks at 9pm.
The city of Santee will celebrate the 4th of July at "Santee Salutes" at Town Center Community Park East. Enjoy live entertainment by 80z All Stars, food trucks and inflatable zone, plus a spectacular fireworks display at 9 p.m.
- EL CAJON 4th of July Picnic & Fireworks - Kennedy Park. Fireworks at 9pm.
Come enjoy the afternoon at Kennedy Park. Bring a picnic, join with friends and then enjoy the fireworks display at 9pm.
Sources: This info has been compiled from various sources including sandiego.org & KPBS.com.