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4th of July Events

4th Of July Events

Check out San Diego's 2016 July Fourth events. We are constantly adding to this list. Check back periodically for more listings. If you'd like to add your event to our list, submit the event.

Star Spangled Market

Thursday, June 30, 2016, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

The Sunset Market will become the Star Spangled Market on June 30, and have a “Red, White, & Blue” theme in honor of Independence Day.

Del Beach Bash

Promotional photo of fireworks. Courtesy of Hotel del Coronado.

Thursday, June 30, 2016, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Come to The Del early on June 30 for a beach party with a live band and fireworks for overnight guests. On July 4, Coronado Island celebrates with an annual parade, community activities, and a spectacular fireworks finale.

Summer Pops 2016: Star Spangled Pops

A photo of fireworks over San Diego bay.

Friday, July 1, 2016, 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.

The season kicks off with Star Spangled Pops, a Fourth of July event that celebrates America's birthday with the San Diego Symphony. This all-American program features hits from movies, Broadway tunes and popular music, along with a military salute.

Celebrating Independence Day

Promotional photo of Peter Seltser.

Friday, July 1, 2016, 11:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Join us as we celebrate Independence Day with a luncheon and music. Peter Seltser will be on guitar and vocals.

Oceanside Independence Parade

Promotional photo from a previous Oceanside Independence Parade.

Saturday, July 2, 2016, 10 a.m. to noon

This annual downtown Oceanside parade will start at 10 a.m. on the Coast Highway and Wisconsin Avenue intersection and end at the Coast Highway and Civic Center Drive intersection with more than 120 parade entries expected to march, roll, walk...

Independence Day At The Border

Promotional flier for the Independence Day Festival at the Border. Courtesy of San Ysidro Chamber of Commerce.

Saturday, July 2, 2016, 3 p.m. to 9 p.m.

With South Bay's best firework show and a day full of fun! Featuring food, drinks, carnival games, live mural painting, children's inflated city and multiple stages with live music all day!

Red, White & Blue BBQ Dinner Buffet

Promotional photo of guests at Chandler's. Courtesy of Chandler's Carlsbad.

Saturday, July 2, 2016, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Join us at Chandler’s for a themed dinner buffet during 4th of July weekend - July 2 &3. Our BBQ features mesquite-glazed Shelton Farms chicken, Kobe beef sliders, red bliss potato salad and sweet yellow corn with rosemary sea salt.

House Of Spain Fourth Of July Celebration

Promotional graphic for the House Of Spain Fourth of July Celebration, July 3 & 4, 2016 in Balboa Park

Sunday, July 3, 2016, noon to 4 p.m.

Why does House of Spain celebrate the Independence of the U.S.? Most people don't know that without the help of Spain during the Revolutionary War, George Washington & the fathers of the American revolution would not have been able to defeat Britain.

City Of Oceanside Fireworks Show

Photo of fireworks in Oceanside. Courtesy of the City of Oceanside.

Sunday, July 3, 2016, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

The public is invited to the City of Oceanside Fireworks Show on July 3, 2016 from 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. Spectators are encouraged to arrive anytime after 6 p.m.

July 4th At The Del

Promotional photo of fireworks at the Hotel del Coronado's 4th of July celebration. Courtesy of the Hotel Del.

Monday, July 4, 2016, 5 a.m.

Independence Day in Coronado is as iconic as the island and The Del itself. Coronado Island celebrates July 4th with an annual parade, a fun run/walk, rough water swim, art-in-the-park and a concert at Spreckels Park. Fireworks start at 9 p.m.

Crown City Classic

Promotional photo of participants at a Crown City Classic race in Coronado.

Monday, July 4, 2016, 5:30 a.m.

Kickoff your Independence Day celebration with a run through the historic town of Coronado. Crown City Classic features a 12K and 5K distance with a half mile Kids Race.

Fourth Of July Celebration At San Diego County Fair

Monday, July 4, 2016, 9:30 a.m. to midnight

Monday, July 4, the closing day of the 2016 Fair, will feature the Hometown Heroes parade, patriotic contests, great entertainment and, of course, spectacular fireworks.

Old Fashioned Fourth Of July

Photo of Old Poway Park, where the Old Fashioned Fourth of July celebration will be held. Courtesy of the City of Poway.

Monday, July 4, 2016, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Bring your family and friends to Old Poway Park and celebrate our country’s independence “turn-of-the-20th-century-style.”

Julian 4th Of July Parade

The Julian 4th of July Parade.

Monday, July 4, 2016, 10 a.m.

For more than 20 years, Julian residents, their friends and parade lovers line Main Street to watch what is widely known as “the best little town parade in America.” It honors stars, stripes and pioneers… it’s a homegrown event.

35th Annual 4th Of July Picnic And Parade

Photo of children at Rancho Santa Fe's Annual 4th of July Parade & Picnic.

Monday, July 4, 2016, 11 a.m.

Enjoy parade activities, such as The Harmony Grove Band, Parade Princesses, floats, clowns, face painting, firetrucks and vintage cars, honor guard, decorated bikes and flags and the Boys & Girl Scouts.

Fourth Of July BBQ

Promotional photo of THE LOT dining area.

Monday, July 4, 2016, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Celebrate the stars and stripes with an all-American BBQ dinner at THE LOT's Liberty Station and La Jolla locations on Monday, July 4, 2016!

Old-Fashioned Fourth Of July Celebration At Old Town San Diego State Historic Park

One of the highlights of the day is our annual Fourth of July parade around the plaza. Courtesy of Old Town San Diego State Historic Park

Monday, July 4, 2016, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The event will kick off at 11 a.m. with a brass band followed by patriotic speeches, and a flag raising. One of the highlights of the day is our annual Fourth of July parade around the plaza. The event concludes with a pie eating contest.

National City 4th Of July Carnival & Fireworks

The National City 4th of July Carnival and Fireworks show. Courtesy of National City.

Monday, July 4, 2016, noon to 11:45 p.m.

The carnival features games, rides, food and drink items for sale by area non-profit organizations, and various entertainment throughout the day. The carnival begins at noon and runs until 11:45 p.m. Fireworks begin at 9 p.m.

Red, White And Boom! At LEGOLAND® California

Promotional photo montage for Red, White And Boom! At LEGOLAND® California

Monday, July 4, 2016, 1 p.m. to 9 p.m.

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 participate in all-American...

Santee Salutes 4th Of July Celebration

Santee Salutes 4th of July Celebration. Courtesy of the city of Santee.

Monday, July 4, 2016, 3:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.

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.

53rd Annual Independence Day Festival & Fireworks

Promotional photo of the Jonathan Lee Band, one of the performers at the 53rd Annual Independence Day Festival & Fireworks event on Monday, July 4, 2016.

Monday, July 4, 2016, 4 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

This free event features live music by the Manny Cepeda Orchestra Quartet, Ke’Ahi, Halau Hula O Makalani Na Pilialoha and the Jonathan Lee Band. Enjoy fabulous food, children’s activities, a performance by Camp Pendleton’s 1st Marine Division Band.

July 4th Picnic Dinner And Fireworks Viewing

Photo of the 1898 steam ferry Berkeley on which the 4th of July celebration will be held. Courtesy of Maritime Museum of San Diego.

Monday, July 4, 2016, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

The observation deck of the museum’s historic 1898 steam ferry Berkeley provides a spectacular view of the fireworks show over San Diego Bay and is reserved for guests participating in our delicious catered picnic dinner.

Independence Day Picnic-Style Buffet & Celebration At Marriott Marquis San Diego’s Marina Kitchen

Promotional photo of the Marina Kitchen buffet.

Monday, July 4, 2016, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Marriott Marquis’ award-winning restaurant Marina Kitchen and visionary Chef Aron Schwartz are proud to announce their Independence Day Picnic-Style Buffet on July 4, 2016 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Chula Vista 4th Fest Fireworks

Photo of the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista.

Monday, July 4, 2016, 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Free July 4th fireworks at the U.S. Olympic Training Center will be set to a custom soundtrack. Fireworks display begins at 9 p.m. Gates to the U.S. Olympic Training Center (USOTC) open at 6 p.m. for public viewing. ...

July 4th BBQ And Fireworks At SEA180°

Promotional photo of SEA 180 Coastal Tavern's menu items. Courtesy of Cohn Restaurant Group, Inc.

Monday, July 4, 2016, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Join us on Monday, July 4 for an All American BBQ on our Pier View Terrace from 6-10 p.m. Enjoy a delicious BBQ buffet featuring BBQ baby back ribs, potato salad and more! Guests can also purchase the special Rooftop Fireworks Package.

San Diego 4th Of July Fireworks Dinner Cruise

Promotional photo of a couple enjoying a fireworks show abroad a Hornblower yacht. Courtesy of Hornblower Cruises & Events.

Monday, July 4, 2016, 6 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

So many cruises for such a festive holiday! Whether your style is sipping cocktails at sunset or snapping pics of blue whales flipping their tails, set your 4th off with a spark!

Fourth Of July Pier Dinner And Reserved Firework Seating

Promotional photo of the Big Bay Boom Fireworks Extravaganza private pier dining area. Courtesy of Coronado Island Marriott Resort & Spa.

Monday, July 4, 2016, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Ditch the crowds and sail across the bay to Coronado Island for an unforgettable dinner held over the water on a private pier at the Marriott Coronado Island Resort & Spa.

The City Of Vista's Independence Day Celebration

Promotional photo of The Mar Dels, the music group that will perform at the City of Vista's Independence Day Celebration. Courtesy of the City of Oceanside.

Monday, July 4, 2016, 7 p.m.

The City of Vista is proud to present the 4th of July celebration every year held in Brengle Terrace Park. We honor those that serve and have served our country and thank them for their sacrifice.

Summer Pops 2016: Celebrate America

A photo of musician Johnny Cash.

Monday, July 4, 2016, 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.

With over 150 Cash hits in its repertoire ("Walk the Line," "'Ring of Fire," "Jackson" and more), the night will be ablaze with memories and will be followed by the spectacular Big Bay Boom fireworks display, all to celebrate America's birthday.

Flagship's 4th Of July Fireworks Cruises

Promotional photo of guests on a Flagship cruise enjoying the fireworks show. Courtesy of Flagship Cruises & Events.

Monday, July 4, 2016, 8:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Cruise the bay on July 4th for the best view of San Diego's Independence Day fireworks. Prepare to be amazed. No other view compares.

Big Bay Boom 2016

Promotional photo for the Big Bay Boom fireworks show. Courtesy of the Port of San Diego

Monday, July 4, 2016, 9 p.m.

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.

Fourth Of July Fireworks At La Jolla Cove

Promotional photo of Fourth of July Fireworks at La Jolla Cove

Monday, July 4, 2016, 9 p.m.

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 4th Of July Fireworks

Promotional photo of Ocean Beach 4th Of July Fireworks

Monday, July 4, 2016, 9 p.m.

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.

4th Of July Fireworks At The Imperial Beach Pier

Promotional photo of fireworks in Imperial Beach. Courtesy of the City of Imperial Beach.

Monday, July 4, 2016, 9 p.m.

The City of Imperial Beach will be hosting a fireworks show off the Imperial Beach Pier choreographed to KYXY 96.5 along with eight other shows across San Diego County.

Fireworks At SeaWorld San Diego

Guests enjoy a view of Mission Bay at sunset on the Bayside Skyride at SeaWorld® San Diego. Photo credit:  Mike Aguilera/SeaWorld® San Diego

Monday, July 4, 2016, 9:40 p.m.

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 9:40 p.m.