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Sparkling Skies: Your 4th of July Fireworks Guide in San Diego North County

Shannon Biszantz

Shannon Biszantz is a San Diego native from elementary school through university Shannon graduated with a Business Administration Degree from USD and ...

Shannon Biszantz is a San Diego native from elementary school through university Shannon graduated with a Business Administration Degree from USD and ...

Oct 3 4 minutes read

North County San Diego has no shortage of events to commemorate the country's Independence Day. From patriotic parades to spectacular fireworks shows, a variety of festive events celebrating America's birthday are planned throughout San Diego County on Fourth of July. And if you're wondering where's the best place to catch the dazzling display of lights and sounds, we've made a list of 4th of July Events and Activities in San Diego North County.

San Diego County Fair 4th of July Celebration

Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Boulevard, Del Mar, CA 92014


Enjoy an entire day celebrating the nation's freedom with your family, loved ones or SO at the San Diego County Fair. The fun starts at 10am and watch the spectacular fireworks light up the night time sky at 9pm.

Del Mar 4th of July Parade

Powerhouse Park

Take pride in celebrating the country's Independence by joining the Annual Del Mar 4th of July Parade at the Powehouse Park. Parade starts at 9:30 AM til noon.

Red, White and Boom

One Legoland Drive, Carlsbad, CA 92008

Looking for a great place to celebrate Fourth of July? Legoland in Carlsbad is definitely one of the best places to commemorate the country's liberation. Throughout the day, kids of all ages can enjoy performances, meet their favorite LEGO Friends and Characters, and participate in all-American family picnic games, like water-balloon tosses, burlap sack races, the Family Build Challenge and LEGO Hamburger relay. Don't miss Fireworks set to a patriotic musical tribute with great viewing in designated locations throughout the Park.

Fourth of July Fireworks at La Jolla Cove

Ellen Browning Scripps Park

 After enjoying the glorious Summer afternoon lounging at the beautiful beaches at La Jolla, enjoy the nighttime sky with a dazzling display of lights as you celebrate Independence Day with the rest of the country at Ellen Browning Scripps Park. Make sure to bring blankets, picnics and plenty of food to enjoy the day.

Rancho Santa Fe 4th of July Parade and Picnic

Avenida de Acacias, Rancho Santa Fe Village

Get in the holiday fun and start the Independence Day by joining the parade. Make a day out of it and be sure to bring the whole family for an afternoon of picnic and fun. Live music and concert will follow.

Oceanside Annual Fireworks Show

El Corazon Senior Center at Rancho Del Oro Drive

The city's annual Fireworks Show is scheduled for July 3. The event kicks off at 6 p.m. with food trucks parked on Rancho Del Oro Road.

Oceanside Independence Day Parade

North on South Coast Hwy 101 from Wisconsin Ave to Pier View Way

This fireworks-free event is annual community favorite in Oceanside and a great way to start the celebration. From Wisconsin Avenue to Pier View Way, Coast Hwy comes alive with the spirit of independence and patriotic love. Come see plenty of floats, bands, support your local community groups, and so much more.

Vista Independence Day Celebration

1200 Vale Terrace Drive, Vista, CA 92084

The Moonlight Amphitheatre, located within Brengle Terrace Park opens up and has prime viewing up on the grassy hill above the amphitheater and is always a perfect spot for a day of fun and picnic. There is always awesome live music, an honorary ceremony involving the City of Vista and our service men and women and you got it – fireworks! 

Happy Fourth of July!

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