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Where to Watch the Fireworks in San Diego This Independence Day

A few shows will still happen around the county—here’s where to look

By Thomas Cooney

The coronavirus pandemic has shuttered most of San Diego’s Fourth of July celebrations, but some cities in the county are confident that they can move forward with fireworks displays while safely social distancing. Here’s a list of locations where you can watch them.


At Home

The Big Bay Boom

The annual show has been canceled, but you can watch the TV special on Fox 5 San Diego from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.


El Cajon

Time: 9 p.m.

Price: Free

Location: John F. Kennedy Park, 1675 East Madison Avenue. The park itself is closed, and public gatherings at or near it are banned, but you can watch from the environs thanks to readily available street parking.



(Two displays)

Time: 9 p.m.

Price: Lake Poway parking: free for Poway residents, $11.50 for nonresidents

Locations: Poway High School, 15500 Espola Road (visible from Lake Poway) and Sportsplex USA Poway, 12349 McIvers Court.



(Two displays)

Time: 7–9:30 p.m.

Price: Free

Locations: Town Center Community Park, East 550 Park Center Drive; and West Hills Park, 8790 Mast Boulevard (Both locations are closed for social distancing; view from nearby)



Time: 9 p.m.

Price: $15 to enter Brengle Terrace Park; Vista residents only. Ticket purchases close July 3.

Location: Brengle Terrace Park, 1200 Vale Terrace Drive

Big Bay Boom

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