Fourth of July Fireworks Shows Around the County

Celebrate your Fourth with a bang.

All eyes will be looking up next week on July 4. Fireworks will be lighting up the sky all around the county, from north to south and east to west.

Since the fireworks display at Lake Murray has been canceled this year, there are no local shows in La Mesa. Do you want to travel a little further to catch a bigger display at a San Diego landmark? We've got a list of some hometown fireworks and some must-see shows around the county.

Search by neighborhood or look under "Main Attractions" and find the perfect sky show for your family. Click on the links for additional information and enjoy the show!

Note: All shows are on July 4.



  • The money needed for the town's has been raised! Ramona residents can watch the sky light up at 9 p.m. at Olive Peirce Middle School.


  • The annual will shoot off fireworks at 9 p.m. at Town Center Community Park, but families can spend the whole day there, enjoying the patriot festivities before the night show.

La Jolla

  • Fireworks are a "go" at the cove! Sit out on the rooftop of and get the best seat in the house for $60 ($45 for kids). The night will include a bevy of refreshments and entertainment. The best part? Watching the fireworks show will help benefit the La Jolla Elementary School and the La Jolla Firework Foundation, so you can watch again next year!



  • Kick things off with an at Old Poway Park at 10 a.m. and then head to watch the at 9 p.m.

Rancho Bernardo

  • Residents in Rancho Bernardo will get their own fireworks show thanks to Rancho Bernardo Middle School. After celebrating the , pick a spot to sit out with a nice view of the open sky and watch the show, which will start at 9 p.m.

Camp Pendleton

  • This annual is reserved for military members and their families. Del Mar Beach, located on the base, will host a barbecue and shoot off fireworks at 9 p.m.




  • Spend the day in Spreckels park or along Orange Ave for a parade, art and more before hitting up Glorietta Bay or Ferry Landing for the Big Bay Boom (see below).

Imperial Beach

  • Pier Plaza is a great spot for viewing the Big Bay Boom spectacular (see below).


Legoland: Those in North County can trek over to Legoland for their annual  celebration. The fireworks will go off at 8:30 p.m.

SeaWorld: Planning on spending your Independence Day at the sea-themed park? They've got fireworks lighting up the sky at around 9:30 p.m. every night, including July 4. If you live near the park, find a spot where you have a clear view of the sky surrounding Sea World and enjoy the show!

San Diego County Fair: It's the last day of the fair and it's going out with a bang. The fireworks will go off at 9 p.m. As long as you have a clear view of the sky, you should be able to catch the show, even if you're not at the fairgrounds.

The Bay: lights up both the sky and water. Pick one of five optimal viewing spots along the bay and enjoy the show at 9 p.m.

Deena While June 27, 2012 at 11:39 PM
Shhh! Ol' Marco will shut 'em all down!
Komfort June 27, 2012 at 11:48 PM
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