Fourth of July North County San Diego Events, North County San Diego Lifestyle
San Diego Fireworks for your San Diego Fourth of July Independence Day celebration. Celebrate July 4th with the best parades, picnics and celebrations in North County San Diego county.
Note: Due to COVID-19, some of these firework shows and July 4th celebrations may be cancelled or changed for 2021. Check carefully with the organizer before making plans. I keep updating this page as more information is available. You can always have an old fashioned backyard BBQ and a virtual firework display in the comfort and safety of your home.
You will also find here included info on SeaWorld fireworks, Legoland fireworks and Disneyland fireworks shows during the summer, holidays, and most weekends at Disneyland (fireworks starting again on July 4th 2021!)
Firework displays are our traditional all American way to celebrate our Independence Day. San Diego offers many professional fireworks displays, including some presented by southern California theme parks and local communities. We have one of the most comprehensive lists, and even a google map of San Diego fireworks.
This year July 4th 2021 is on Sunday. Because often we spend the day at the beach on July 4 and enjoy the sunset, then fireworks through the evening, I thought you might like a tide update for that day so you are all set!
San Diego predicted tides for July 4 2021 – Low tide around noon. That spot on the beach close to the water early in the day might be underwater by late afternoon.
Beach Tides: Just a reminder, if you are spending the day at the beach, the tides will rise during the day. So choose wisely when you claim your spot on the sand. See the tide chart above for the predicted tides on July 4th.
Theme Parks Fireworks Show 2021
Seaworld San Diego June 11 – Sep 6, including for July 4th 2021. They currently offer nightly firework shows nightly 10 minutes before closing. Enjoy a special fireworks display at Seaworld, they will show fireworks on July 4 around 9:30 PM. Seaworld San Diego also shows fireworks a few select dates throughout the year, such as on Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day weekend starting around around 9:30 PM. Park opens around 9 AM and closes around 10 PM. 500 Sea World Drive, San Diego Cal. Phone number: (619) 222-6363. View for free from Mission Bay Park, or spend the day at Sea World and enjoy the shows and rides before the fireworks. Visit Seaworld for more info!
Disneyland 9:00 PM for July 4th 2021. Fireworks will be back at Disneyland California starting July 4th 2021. – Most nights at Disneyland California is like a 4th of July celebration. Join in the fun at their “July Concert Red, White and Blue” fireworks displays around 9:30 PM. Disneyland park is open 8 AM to midnight. If you miss the fourth of July fireworks show, Disneyland offers nightly fireworks show at ~ 9:30 PM most weekends, holidays and summer nights (check their calendar to confirm day and time).
Legoland California Yes for 2021– Their website says yes, so check to confirm the time. Fireworks typically begin at 8:30 pm on July 4th for their special Red, White and BOOM! celebration. In most years, there are also fireworks on limited days throughout the year, including typically after Thanksgiving, around Christmas, and New Years Eve. View for free from some of the local businesses, or spend the day at Legoland. Park open on July 4th. 1 Legoland Drive, Carlsbad. Telephone: (760) 918-6346.
San Diego Fireworks 2021
Fourth of July San Diego Events
Camp Pendleton Beach Bash
Open for 2021 – Fireworks at 9 PM
Location Del Mar Beach at Camp Pendleton
Date and Time All day activities from 6 AM to 10 PM on beautiful Del Mar beach and fireworks at 8:45 PM. Beach opens at 6 AM for early birds to claim your spot on the sand, but be careful – the tide will rise and fall during the day.
Annual 4th of July beach bash celebration and fireworks for military Marine Corps families. Kids free fun zone open from 8 AM to 6 PM, with bands all day and prizes throughout the day. Military may bring civilian friends.
POSTPONED for 2021
Location Rancho del Oro Road between Mesa Drive and Oceanside Blvd.
Date and Time for 2021 – July 3 at 9:00 PM (the day before Independence Day)
Watch this annual Oceanside 4th of July fireworks on the day before Independence day. Music and food trucks too. Recommended viewing locations include: Rancho del Oro Rd. between Mesa Dr. & Oceanside Blvd. Parking in the business park. Bring a beach chair or blanket. Walk to closed portion of Rancho del Oro road to watch. For event details for the Oceanside Fireworks show see www.ci.oceanside.ca.us
Vista Fireworks Show and Fourth of July Celebration
Yes for 2021
Location Moonlight Amphitheatre in Brengle Terrace Park, 1200 Vale Terrace Drive, Vista CA
Date and Time activities 5:00 PM, dinner 6:30 PM and fireworks show at 9:00 PM. Park opens at 7 AM.
Celebrate July fourth in north San Diego county at the 4th of July Independence Day Celebration in Vista Calif. Picnic and family activities through the day, with live music on the stage. In the evening enjoy the San Diego fireworks display. Special Light Up the Night Patriotic BBQ. Note that premium dining and views required advance reservations. For details about the Vista Fireworks and July 4th Events see www.cityofvista.com
San Marcos Fireworks and July 4th Events
Fireworks only for 2021
Location Bradley Park, San Marcos, CA 92069
Date and Time entertainment at 6:00 PM (cancelled for 2021) and fireworks at 9:00 PM
Celebrate July fourth at this in north San Diego county from home this year, or bring blankets or chairs for lawn seating to enjoy the San Diego fireworks display. www.san-marcos.net.
Escondido July 4th Fireworks and Celebration
Yes, fireworks for 2021
Location Grape Day Park, Great Green, 340 North Escondido Blvd, Escondido CA
Date and Time July 4th 2021 fireworks start at approximately 9:00 PM
For 2021, there will be a Livestream event and fireworks. For more information about the Escondido Independence Day Celebration see artcenter.org
Del Mar San Diego County Fair Fourth of July Celebration
Limited Viewing Fireworks for 2021 on-site visitors, but fair is open by reservation only
Location Del Mar Fairgrounds
Date and Time July 4th all day festivities from 10 AM to midnight with fireworks at 9:00 PM
July fourth Independence Day is the best day of the San Diego county fair. Enjoy the fireworks starting at 9:00 pm at the San Diego County Fairgrounds. Best viewing will be in the West Avenue and West Gate area; this year the fireworks show is targeted toward visitors who are on-site at the Home Grown Country Fair. Spend the day at the fair with rides, exhibits and more at the San Diego County Fair. For 2021, there will be no seating at the Grandstand area. This is one of the best of the summer San Diego events!
So many great choices to enjoy fireworks this year…so wherever you end up may you enjoy time with family, friends and in person fun this year!