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13th Annual 'Big Bay Boom' Fireworks Show


  • WHEN Thursday, July 4, 2013 at 9 p.m.
  • WHERE North San Diego Bay & the Imperial Beach Pier
  • AGES All ages
  • COST Free

The 13th Annual “Big Bay Boom“ July 4th Fireworks Show...The Largest Event on the West Coast!!

For the thirteenth year on Thursday, July 4th, 2013, San Diego’s North Bay known as THE BIG BAY will light up with a spectacular fireworks display orchestrated to originally produced music selections. Given the natural amphitheater from Point Loma to Shelter Island to Harbor Island to Liberty Station to Little Italy to the North Embarcadero to Seaport Village and the South Embarcadero to the Coronado Ferry Landing, the “show” will capture the attention of hundreds of thousands of people. This is the largest annual event in the western United States with over 500,000 people viewing the show.

The “show’ will consist of about 18 minutes of some of the most technically advanced fireworks produced by one of the best world wide operators of fireworks displays. The fireworks artists will choreograph the 4 barge locations of pyrotechnics simultaneously to music broadcast “live” on THE WALRUS 105.7FM radio.

Location of the event will be on four barges strategically located around North San Diego Bay. The Coast Guard, Harbor Police and special patrol vessels will assist in providing safety on the water along with the Harbor Police and the City of San Diego police will assist in traffic coordination and public safety on land.

Where to Watch: (See Map)
Shelter Island
Harbor Island
Seaport Village/Coronado Landing

Bring your lawnchairs and friends down to San Diego bay to watch the show!

To accommodate the large crowd expected on San Diego Bay this Fourth of July, the Port of San Diego has set up free parking lots with shuttle service to Harbor Island and Shelter Island. The parking lots will
open at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 4.

Free shuttle service to Shelter Island and Harbor Island for the fireworks show. All shuttles will begin departing from designated parking lots at 6 p.m. and will run continuously until passengers have been taken to their respective destinations.

Boaters: For more information, visit

Dates and times of events are subject to change without notice. Always check the event organizer's website for the most updated schedule before attending.

Photo of Big Bay Boom on San Diego Bay.

Above: Photo of Big Bay Boom on San Diego Bay.


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