July 4th 2021 San Diego Fireworks Locations

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A complete and current list of where to watch fireworks on July 4, 2021 in San Diego County, plus events and festivities taking place throughout the day.  

Wherever you watch fireworks, you can hear the official July 4th Fireworks soundtrack starting at 9pm on Star 94.1 FM and the iHeartRadio App.

  • Listen on your radio at 94.1 FM
  • Listen on any mobile device with the iHeartRadio app
  • Ask your smart speaker to play Star 94-point-1 on iHeartRadio

Fireworks begin at 9pm unless otherwise noted.


This fireworks show will take place at Del Mar Beach which is part of the Camp Pendleton Marine Corps Base. Anyone with active military I.D. is welcome to attend.

CARLSBAD - Legoland California

Red, White & Boom! Don’t miss the LEGOLAND® Fourth of July celebration featuring an All-American family picnic, relay races, live performances, and of course, a star-spangled Red, White, and BOOM! fireworks display over MINILAND U.S.A. Visit their website.

CORONADO - Coronado Municipal Golf Course

The city of Coronado will hold their annual fireworks display at the Coronado Municipal Golf Course with viewing throughout the island and across the harbor.

EL CAJON - Kennedy Park

The City of El Cajon will host fireworks on Saturday, July 4th at 9:00 pm. Fireworks will be visible from Kennedy Park on 1675 East Madison Avenue, El Cajon, CA 92019 AND the surrounding area.

DEL MAR - San Diego County Fairgrounds

The San Diego County Fair will host a patriotic celebration all day long, rounding out the day with Fireworks at 9:00 pm. Fireworks will be visible throughout the fairgrounds, and the Fair noted on their website: Fireworks Viewing Tips - this year’s show is specially-designed for our HOME•GROWN•FUN on-site audience. Best viewing will be in the West Avenue and West Gate area; Grandstand seating will NOT be available.

LA JOLLA COVE - (cancelled for 2021)

MIRA MESA - (cancelled for 2021)

MISSION BAY - SeaWorld San Diego

This 4th of July weekend, families and friends can enjoy one of San Diego's most magnificent fireworks displays, and much more. On July 4th SeaWorld will be open from 9:00am to 10:00pm - fireworks begin 15 minutes before closing time. Each night SeaWorld features Ignite Fireworks: surf the wave to a whole new level with Ignite, a fireworks spectacular that brings the brilliant colors of the sea to the skies above the park. Visit their website.

*OCEANSIDE - El Corazon Park (This display is on July 3)

The city of Oceanside will celebrate its 133rd anniversary with a fireworks display on Saturday, July 3 at 9pm. There will not be fireworks in Oceanside on July 4 and Strand Beach will be closed to vehicular traffic that day between Wisconsin Avenue and Breakwater Way from 9am - 9pm.

POWAY - Multiple Locations

The City of Poway will hold its annual Old Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration from 10:00am to 4:00pm at Old Poway Park. Bring your family and friends to Old Poway Park and celebrate our country’s independence “turn-of-the-20th-century-style”. This event will feature patriotic entertainment, western re-enactors, free children's crafts, train displays, and old-fashioned games. Tasty treats and train rides will be available for a nominal fee.

At 11:00am the VFW Post 7907 and the Poway Veterans Park Committee will conduct a ceremony to honor those who selflessly served our country. Visit their website.

Enjoy spectacular fireworks as they light up the night sky starting at 9:00pm at these two Poway locations:

  • Poway High School - 15500 Espola Road, Poway, CA 92064
  • Poway Sportsplex - 12349 McIvers Court, Poway, CA 92064

RAMONA - Olive Pierce Middle School

This year’s July 4th celebration, celebrating Independence Day and Strength in Community, will be held on the back field behind Olive Peirce Middle School 1521 Hanson Lane, Ramona, CA starting at 4:00 pm with fireworks at 9:00 pm.

RANCHO BERNARDO - Rancho Bernardo High School Complex

Fireworks viewers will be permitted to park vehicles in the High School Student Parking Lot south of the Bronco Stadium accessible from Avenida Venusto. Viewers will be required to park only in every other parking space, allowing for social distancing and room for chairs, etc, in the open space between vehicles. Picnicking is encouraged but, of course, alcoholic beverages are not permitted on school property.

Monetary donations at the parking lot will be expected and necessary to offset the expenses of conducting the fireworks show, security, insurance, and rental of the parking lot spaces from the school board. The usual fundraising from sponsorships and grants have been severely restricted this year. Visit their website.


The county's largest July 4th fireworks show is visible throughout downtown San Diego, Harbor Island, parts of Shelter Island, and Coronado. The Big Bay Boom fireworks show is displayed from Four barges on San Diego Bay at 9:00pm. Bring your lawn chairs, friends and boats to watch from these locations: Shelter Island, Harbor Island, North Embarcadero, Marina District, Coronado Ferry Landing, and Boating/On The Water. This fireworks display is synchronized to a custom music soundtrack that will air exclusively on 101.5 KGB-FM and the iHeartRadio App.

SANTEE - Town Center Park East

The City of Santee will conduct their annual Santee Salutes the 4th of July event, which will include fireworks. Activities include food vendors, a patriot ceremony, an 80s theme concert, and dual fireworks display launched from Town Center Community Park and West Hills Park (this park is closed to the public buy fireworks will be visible all around it. Visit their website.

VISTA - Brengle Terrace Park

The City of Vista will conduct their annual Independence Day Celebration, (featuring a fireworks display) at Brengle Terrace Park on 1200 Vale Terrace Drive, Vista on July 4, 2021. Festivities for this ticketed evenr include a fun-filled BBQ dinner at 6:30pm, a performance by the DecaDames at 7:35pm at the Moonlight Amphitheatre and fireworks at 9:00pm. Visit their website.

Have a happy and safe Independence Day San Diego!

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