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4th of July Events

4th Of July Events

Check out San Diego's 2014 Independence Day events. We are constantly adding to this list. Please check back periodically for more listings. If you'd like to add your event to our list, please submit the event.

Oceanside Independence Day Parade

Promotional graphic for the 2014 Oceanside Independence Day Parade.

Saturday, June 28, 2014, 10 a.m.

Come see floats, bands, walking groups, cool cars and much more. Our theme this year is "Show Your Pride, Oceanside!". Join us for the 20th annual Independence Day Parade as it makes it way north on Coast Highway.

San Ysidro Independence Day Celebration On The Border

Promotional graphic for the San Ysidro Independence Day Festival.

Saturday, June 28, 2014, 3 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

The fun includes an inflatable city for children, fireworks, car show, three music stages, a revolutionary war re-enactment, U.S. military show and dunk tanks!

St. Dunstan’s 17th Annual Independence Day Concert

Promotional graphic for the San Diego Concert Band.

Sunday, June 29, 2014, 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The program includes arrangements of traditional patriotic favorites and works by American composers. There will be tunes from various eras that evoke plenty of nostalgia.

National City 4th Of July Carnival: July 2-5, 2014

Promotional graphic for this year's National City 4th of July Carnival.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014, 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Enjoy fun, food, and games at the National City 4th of July Carnival, starting July 2- July 5, 2014.

The Conscious Cook: Independence Day Cooking Class

Promotional graphic for The Conscious Cook's Independence Day Cooking Class. Courtesy of The Conscious Cook.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Learn how to incorporate healthier ingredients in the traditional holiday BBQ/picnic food, while making it fast and easy.

College Avenue Center's Independence Day Celebration

Photo of an American Flag.

Thursday, July 3, 2014, noon

Join us as we celebrate our country’s declaration of independence and freedom from tyranny! Or at least join us for a very American meal of barbecued chicken and corn on the cob.

Independence Day Celebration

Promotional photo of American Flag.

Thursday, July 3, 2014, 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The Central Public Library is hosting a patriotic Independence Day Celebration that will include children’s and teen activities and crafts, a performance by the Navy Southwest Brass Quintet, an ice cream sale and much more! For children and adults.

Oceanside Fireworks Show

Promotional flyer for Oceanside Fireworks Show on July 3, 2014.

Thursday, July 3, 2014, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

The public is invited to the City of Oceanside Fireworks Show on July 3, 2014 from 6:00 to 10:00 PM. Spectators are encouraged to arrive anytime after 6:00 PM.

Rancho Penasquitos Annual Community Fireworks Show

Promotional photo of fireworks at Westview High School.

Thursday, July 3, 2014, 7 p.m.

Join the Rancho Penasquitos community for a patriotic celebration with fireworks the day before Independence Day! Bring your family and friends out for a great night!

The Spirit Of The Fourth Rancho Bernardo

Promotional photo of the Spirit of the 4th Rancho Bernardo parade.

Friday, July 4, 2014, 7 a.m.

Spirit of the Fourth takes place at various venues in our community, but the Community Fair is a central focus. The Fair happens in Webb Park near Webb Lake. The Spirit of the Fourth Community Fair is a fun and exciting family event!

Mira Mesa Fourth Of July Celebration

Promotional graphic for Mira Mesa 4th of July.

Friday, July 4, 2014, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.

The Mira Mesa Town Council presents the annual Mira Mesa 4th of July Parade and Family Fun Day in the Park. This 40 year tradition allows Mira Mesa to come together in celebration of Independence Day and our rich and diverse community.

4th Of July Celebration In Coronado

Promotional photo for 4th of July Celebration in Coronado. Courtesy of eCoronado.

Friday, July 4, 2014, 7 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Coronado's popular annual Independence Day activities kick off with a 15k Run/Walk at dawn.

4th Of July Fireworks Show & Celebration

Promotional photo of a young participant at the 4th of July Fireworks Show & Celebration located at the Olympic Training Center. Courtesy photo of EastLake Educational Foundation.

Friday, July 4, 2014, 8 a.m.

The EastLake Educational Foundation invites you to a private and memorable 4th of July Celebration where you and your guests will enjoy great food, drinks, and music while your kids are enjoying fun games and activities!

University City 4th Of July Festival & 5K Fun Run

Photo from last year's University City 4th of July Festival. Courtesy of University City News.

Friday, July 4, 2014, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Are you ready? University City community’s biggest event –4th of July Celebration– is almost here for its 26th time for all the residents and friends of University City to enjoy.

44th Annual Scripps Ranch 'Celebrates The '70s' 4th Of July

Promotional logo for 44th Annual Scripps Ranch 'Celebrates The '70s' 4th Of July. Courtesy of Scripps Ranch Civic Association.

Friday, July 4, 2014, 9 a.m.

Come and participate in your community and enjoy a fun filled day for family and friends. As a spectator you can cheer on your neighbors and friends who are in the parade. But, why not dress up as well and join in the fun?

4th Of July Star Spangled Parade- Temecula

Promotional photo of 4th of July in Temecula.

Friday, July 4, 2014, 10 a.m. to noon

Join the city of Temecula for the 4th Of July Star Spangled Parade at 10am Friday morning. The parade will be running arch to arch, South to North.

Julian July 4th Parade & Festival

Promotional photo of Julian Fourth of July Parade & Festival.

Friday, July 4, 2014, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The stars and stripes will move down Main Street during this year’s Julian Fourth of July parade, prompting selection of It’s a Grand Old Flag as the theme for the annual patriotic celebration.

Old Fashioned 4th Of July

Promotional flyer for the Old Fashioned 4th of July at Old Poway Park.

Friday, July 4, 2014, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Celebrate our nation’s independence at the annual Old-fashioned Fourth of July at Old Poway Park on Friday July 4th, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. This turn-of-the-century old west themed event is free and appropriate for all ages.

Ken Grody Ford 4th Of July Beach Bash At Camp Pendleton

Promotional photo of sandcastle built at a previous  4th of July Beach Bash At Camp Pendleton. Courtesy of MCCS Camp Pendleton.

Friday, July 4, 2014, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

The 2014 Ken Grody Ford Beach Bash will feature live bands, exciting kids’ activities, tribute to heroes video, fireworks show, and drawings. Hit the sand and surf early and plan to stay late! The fireworks show will last approximately 30 minutes.

Red, White And Boom! Rocks Legoland

Promotional photo of children enjoying fireworks. Courtesy of Legoland.

Friday, July 4, 2014, 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Throughout the day, kids of all ages can enjoy live musical performances and participate in all-American family picnic games, like water-balloon tosses, burlap sack races, family build challenge and LEGO Hamburger relay.

USS Midway Museum 4th Of July

 Promotional photo of 4th of July on the USS Midway Museum. Photo by Robert Couey

Friday, July 4, 2014, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

The USS Midway Museum’s annual 4th of July celebration, attended by 4,000 people, is the biggest family party in town! Fortunate attendees to this annually sold-out celebration watch the spectacular “Big Bay Fireworks” show from the flight deck!

Fourth Of July At The Fab Fair

Promotional photo of Fourth of July at the San Diego County Fair.

Friday, July 4, 2014, 10 a.m. to midnight

What better place is there to spend Independence Day than at the San Diego County Fair? Highlighting the day will be the traditional fireworks display, which will happen at approximately 9:00PM.

Historic Old Town Fourth Of July

Promotional photo for the 4th of July at Old Town State Historic Park.

Friday, July 4, 2014, 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

An old-fashioned celebration of July 4th. Parade, crafts and activities of early San Diego. Wagon rides, period games, music, food specials, pie-eating contest and more! Flag raising, keynote speaker, military involvement.

House Of Spain 4th Of July

Promotional graphic for House of Spain 4th of July.

Friday, July 4, 2014, noon to 4 p.m.

Come see replicas of the First dollar adopted as legal tender by the U.S. Congress in 1788, the flags of the 13 colonies, uniforms of that era and a movie about Bernardo Galvez and his support of the US Revolution at the House of Spain.

Rancho Santa Fe's 33rd Annual 4th Of July Parade & Picnic

Promotional flyer for Rancho Santa Fe's 33rd Annual 4th Of July Parade & Picnic.

Friday, July 4, 2014, 1 p.m.

Celebrate Independence Day at the Rancho Santa Fe's 33rd Annual 4th Of July Parade & Picnic beginning at 1pm. Patriotic music will be performed by Coast Communities Concert Band along with some popular tunes.

Yankee Doodle Dingy Parade - Oceanside

Promotional photo of Yankee Doodle Dingy Parade in Oceanside. Courtesy photo of Visitoceanside.org.

Friday, July 4, 2014, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

In celebration of Independence Day on the 4th of July, participants decorate their dinghies in a patriot theme and parade around the Oceanside Harbor. Sport your red, white and blue and cheer on the participants as they pass by.

Fortune's 4th Of July Pool Party - Hot Mouth

Promotional flyer for Fortune's 4th of July Pool Party with Hot Mouth.

Friday, July 4, 2014, 1 p.m. to 9 p.m.

The biggest day of the summer is near and we’re excited to bring Hot Mouth back to San Diego! Our first 4th of July on the Hard Rock’s Float Rooftop will be one to remember!

El Cajon 4th Of July Picnic & Fireworks

Promotional graphic for the City of El Cajon's 4th of July celebration. Courtesy of the City of El Cajon.

Friday, July 4, 2014, 1 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Enjoy free crafts, family games, and fireworks this 4th of July at Kennedy Park in El Cajon!

San Diego Red White & Brew PubCrawl

Promotional flyer for San Diego Red White & Brew PubCrawl on July 4th, 2014.

Friday, July 4, 2014, 2 p.m.

Think about one holiday weekend when you can don only red, white and blue? That's right, there's only one - 4th of July weekend! Once the hot days of summer roll around, we all think of 4th of July weekend and what we'll be spending out time doing.

4th Of July Extravaganza & Fireworks - Temecula

Promotional graphic for 4th of July Temecula. Courtesy of http://temeculaevents.org.

Friday, July 4, 2014, 2 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Bursting high in the night sky above Temecula's rolling hills, the yearly fireworks display is accompanied by a patriotic musical simulcast. Also, enjoy food vendors, live music and children's activities.

Fourth Of July On Mission Bay

Promotional graphic for Fourth Of July On Mission Bay at Bahia Resort.

Friday, July 4, 2014, 3 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Cruise the bay aboard the William D. Evans with DJ Nik B and local band Royal Heart. Grab a drink in Tangier Bar with Jason Hanna's jazz trio. Eat an All-American BBQ buffet at Cafe Bahia. Watch the SeaWorld fireworks from the beach.

Santee Salutes July 4th!

Promotional graphic for Santee Salutes July 4th. Courtesy of the City of Santee.

Friday, July 4, 2014, 3:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Spend your Fourth of July at Town Center Park East at the city's annual Santee Salutes event. Families who attend the event can expect live music, entertainment, inflatable attractions and food.

San Diego Padres Vs. San Francisco Giants

Promotional photo of the San Diego Padres mascot The Swinging Friar.

Friday, July 4, 2014, 3:40 p.m.

Come see the San Diego Padres play the San Francisco Giants at PETCO park located in downtown San Diego! Grab your Padres gear and head to the game!

51st Annual Independence Day Celebration & Fireworks Spectacular

Promotional photo for the 51st Annual Independence Day Celebration & Fireworks Spectacular in Escondido.

Friday, July 4, 2014, 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.

The 51st Annual Independence Day Celebration & Fireworks Spectacular invites the community for a free festive afternoon of family fun in the park!

Fallbrook Beautification Alliance's Annual July 4th

Fireworks to promote Fallbrook Beautification Alliance's Annual July 4th.

Friday, July 4, 2014, 4 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

A fun, family-friendly event that includes live entertainment, a variety of foods, a kid's area, rubber raft regatta, "quack up" cup, fireworks and more. Tickets are just $20 for adults, with kids 11 and under free.

Fourth Of July At Marina Kitchen

Photo of Marina Kitchen's wine cellar.

Friday, July 4, 2014, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Join us for the ultimate All-American picnic-style buffet this July Fourth. The down-home picnic buffet features a wide assortment of holiday favorites by Executive Chef Aron Schwartz.

July 4th Picnic Dinner

Promotional graphic for the July 4th at the Maritime Museum of San Diego.

Friday, July 4, 2014, 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Join us at the Maritime Museum of San Diego for a spectacular 4th of July! Featuring great food, music, and one of the best venues to watch the show.

This Is My Country 4th Of July Fireworks Celebration

Promotional photo of the The Polyester Express.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014, 6 p.m.

Celebrate the fourth of July at Bradley Park in San Marcos featuring carnival games, jumpers and food sales available on-site! Bring chairs or blankets for lawn seating.

4th Of July Fireworks Celebration Dinner Cruise

Promotional photo of 4th of July Fireworks aboard the Hornblower. Courtesy photo of Hornblower Cruises and Events.

Friday, July 4, 2014, 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

July Fourth fireworks offers excitement for everyone on Hornblower's Fireworks Dinner Cruise Celebration. Watch the Big Bay Boom Fireworks Show from the deck of a Hornblower yacht, after enjoying a delicious buffet dinner.

4th Of July At Cabrillo National Monument- SOLD OUT

Promotional photo of the fireworks seen from the Cabrillo National Monument.

Friday, July 4, 2014, 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

You're invited to the 4th of July Fireworks at the Cabrillo National Monument. Come for the sunset, stay for the fireworks! First time ever open to the public! Watch more than 6 different fireworks displays.

Flagship's Fourth of July Star Spangled Dinner Dance Cruise

Promotional flyer for Flagship's Star Spangled Dinner Dance Cruise.

Friday, July 4, 2014, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Amazing panoramic views are yours with this Star Spangled dinner dance cruise. The cruise includes boarding champagne a three-course gourmet dinner and live music entertainment and dancing aboard one of our yachts.

San Diego Symphony Summer Pops: Star Spangled Pops With Bill Conti: July 4-6, 2014

Promotional photo of conductor and composer, Bill Conti.

Friday, July 4, 2014, 7:30 p.m.

Celebrate the Fourth of July with San Diego’s favorite holiday salute. Principal pops conductor Bill Conti, famed "Rocky" composer and Oscar® and five-time Emmy® Award-winner, leads the way.

Flagship's Fireworks Spectacular Cruise

Promotional flyer for Flagship's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular Cruise.

Friday, July 4, 2014, 7:30 p.m. to 9:45 p.m.

Looking for a great spot to view the Independence Day fireworks without the crowd? The best view for the Port of San Diego's Big Bay Boom fireworks is on the bay!

IndepenDANCE Family Fireworks Cruise

Promotional graphic for the IndepenDANCE Family Fireworks Cruise .

Friday, July 4, 2014, 8 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.

Before you realize it, the most anticipated day of the summer will be upon us - the 4th of July! Each year thousands of folks come to San Diego to enjoy the phenomenal weather and beaches.

Big Bay Boom!

Promotional photo San Diego's Big Bay Boom.

Friday, July 4, 2014, 9 p.m.

The Big Bay Boom July 4th Fireworks Show is back, promising another spectacular display over San Diego Bay. Fireworks will be discharged simultaneously from barges placed strategically around the Bay.

4th Of July Celebration In Ocean Beach

Promotional photo for the 4th of July Celebration in Ocean Beach. Courtesy of the Ocean Beach Mainstreet Association.

Friday, July 4, 2014, 9 p.m.

Celebrate the official start of summer in Southern California by spending the day enjoying the many shops, restaurants and coffee shops in Downtown Ocean Beach.

Spring Valley Swap Meet 4th Of July Fireworks

Promotional photo of fireworks by Pyro Spectaculars.

Friday, July 4, 2014, 9 p.m.

Create unforgettable family memories this July 4th by attending a fireworks display right in or around your neighborhood!

City Of Vista 4th Of July Fireworks At Brengle Terrace Park

Promotional photo of fireworks by Pyro Spectaculars.

Friday, July 4, 2014, 9 p.m.

Create unforgettable family memories this July 4th with yet another amazing synchronized fireworks show.

Imperial Beach Fireworks At The Pier

Promotional graphic for the 4th of July fireworks celebration in Imperial Beach.

Friday, July 4, 2014, 9 p.m.

Enjoy family time at the 4th of July fireworks celebration in Imperial Beach! Bring food, snacks, and games to enjoy family time before the show at 9:00 pm!

La Jolla Cove 4th Of July Celebration

Promotional graphic for La Jolla Cove 4th of July. Courtesy of La Jolla Community Fireworks Foundation

Friday, July 4, 2014, 9 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

The La Jolla Community Fireworks Foundation looks forward to putting on the 2014 Fourth of July event at La Jolla Cove on Friday, July 4th at 9 p.m.!

Sea To Shining Sea 4th Of July Fireworks

Photo promoting Sea World's 4th of July Celebration.

Friday, July 4, 2014, 9 p.m. to 12:45 a.m.

SeaWorld San Diego is excited to light up the sky with an amazing fireworks extravaganza to celebrate the 4th of July.

Morning After 4th Of July Mess Cleanup

Promotional photo of cigarette butts found at the Morning After Mess Cleanup. Courtesy of I Love A Clean San Diego.

Saturday, July 5, 2014, 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.

The 4th of July brings people, picnics, and lots of trash to our beaches. Help us clean it up! Join I Love A Clean San Diego on Saturday, July 5 from 8AM-11AM on the lawn outside of Belmont Park.