Stuff to Do
4th of July Celebration, Coronado*
Start the morning with the annual 15K or 5K run/walk, watch the festive parade, and listen to a concert in Spreckles Park at 4:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. | ecoronado.com/4th
Rancho Bernardo’s The Spirit of the Fourth*+
Take the family to Webb Park for a picnic for a full day of music, contests, and games for the kids to love.
7:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. | spiritofthefourth.org
San Diego County Fair, Del Mar*+
Spend the whole day with a patriotic opening ceremony, an afternoon parade, and a nighttime concert along with rides and ridiculous fried foods.
9:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. | sdfair.com
Scripps Ranch 4th of July Parade and Festival
Show up early for the parade and enjoy the carnival games, food, and fun at the festival afterwards.
10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. | scrippsranch.org
Old Town State Historic Park
Make crafts and enjoy old-fashioned activities to celebrate Independence Day like the first San Diegans did.
11:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. | oldtownsandiegoguide.com
51st Annual Independence Day Celebration & Fireworks Spectacular, Escondido*
Presented by the California Center for the Arts, celebrate the Fourth with food vendors, a community art sale, performances, and more.
4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. | visitescondido.com
Honor our Heroes, Celebrate our Freedom, Vista*+
Come to the Moonlight Amphitheater for the “Light Up the Night” dinner, a performance by Get Back Loretta, and the honoring of three military heroes.
5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. | cityofvista.com
IndepenDANCE family Fireworks Cruise*
Cruise on the California Spirit and dance the night away, taking in the 360-degree views of the fireworks.
8:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. | eventbrite.com
* includes fireworks
+ tickets are required
Red, White, and BOOM!
8:30 p.m., LEGOLAND
Grand Tradition July 4th
8:45 p.m., Fallbrook
Big Bay Boom
9:00 p.m., North San Diego Bay
Ocean Beach Pier
9:00 p.m., Ocean Beach
9:00 p.m., Coronado
4th of July Celebration
9:00 p.m., San Diego County Fair
Mira Mesa Fourth of July Celebration
9:00 p.m., Mira Mesa Community Park
An Old Fashioned 4th of July and Fireworks
9:00 p.m., Poway High School Stadium
Sea to Shining Sea
9:30 p.m., SeaWorld
Food and Drink
Annual Alchemy BBQ, South Park
Load up a plate filled with BBQ selections for just $12, selections including beef brisket, chicken, and corn on the cob.
11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. | alchemysandiego.com
The Shores Oceanfront Restaurant, La Jolla
Dine on the beach and watch the fireworks while eating a three-course meal for just $48 a person and $14 for wine pairings.
5.00 p.m. to 10 p.m. | theshoresrestaurant.com
Red, White, and Brew Pubcrawl, Gaslamp
Dress up and head down to over a dozen bars along the Gaslamp district in this festive pubcrawl for $2 Draft Beers, 2-1 Mixed Drinks, and $4 shots.
2 p.m. to 2 a.m. | pubcrawls.com
More Ideas for 4th of July in San Diego
For more, check out:
- The San Diego Summer Guide
- The Best Restaurants in San Diego 2014
- The A to Z Backyard Barbecue Guide