Fourth of July Fun For The Whole Family!

Get Ready for a Star-Spangled 4th of July in San Diego!

Celebrate Independence Day with a bang in San Diego! From patriotic parades to dazzling firework displays, San Diego has everything you need to make this 4th of July unforgettable. Gather your friends and family, and dive into the fun-filled activities happening all around the city.

Top 4th of July Events in San Diego

Crown City Classic July 4th Run
Where: Coronado Tidelands Park
When: July 4, 5:30 AM – 10:00 AM
What: Join the most patriotic run in San Diego! Choose between a 12K, a 5K, or a half-mile kids’ run. Start your day with a burst of energy under the largest US flag on the West Coast.

Coronado Fourth of July
Where: Coronado Golf Course
When: July 4, 7:30 AM – 10:00 PM
What: Enjoy a parade, concerts, and a spectacular fireworks display over Glorietta Bay. Don’t miss the Star Park photo ops with the San Diego Star Wars Society!

Red, White, and Boom! at LEGOLAND
Where: LEGOLAND California
When: July 4, 9:30 AM – 9:00 PM
What: Celebrate with picnic games, building activities, DJ dance parties, and a 3D fireworks show! Special viewing glasses make the fireworks look like exploding LEGO bricks.

Santee Salutes
Where: Town Center Community Park East
When: July 4, 2:00 PM – 10:00 PM
What: Enjoy amusement rides, food vendors, live music, and a fantastic fireworks show. Tune in to SanteeTV for the fireworks soundtrack.

Nighttime Zoo at the San Diego Zoo
Where: San Diego Zoo
When: July 4, 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM
What: Experience extended hours with special music, dance performances, and unique food and drink options. Rock and roar with live entertainment!

4th of July Fireworks Viewing Party on the USS Midway
Where: USS Midway Museum
When: July 4, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
What: Get the best view of the Big Bay Boom fireworks from the flight deck. Enjoy live entertainment and family activities throughout the evening.

Big Bay Boom!
Where: San Diego Bay
When: July 4, 9:00 PM – 10:00 PM
What: One of the largest fireworks displays on the West Coast, viewable from multiple prime spots around the bay. Pack a picnic and grab a lounge chair!

Fireworks Spectacular at Del Mar Fairgrounds
Where: Del Mar Fairgrounds
When: July 4, 9:00 PM
What: Enjoy the grand finale of the San Diego County Fair with a spectacular fireworks show from the Grandstand.

SeaWorld 4th of July Celebration
Where: SeaWorld San Diego
When: June 30 – July 4, 9:30 PM – 10:00 PM
What: Witness a dazzling mix of pyrotechnics set to music. Enjoy live entertainment, animal experiences, and thrilling rides throughout the day.


San Diego knows how to throw a 4th of July party! Most events are free, but some require tickets, so plan ahead. Enjoy the holiday with all the star-spangled excitement San Diego has to offer. Happy Fourth of July!

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