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Celebrate 4th of July!Add some spark to your 2022 Independence Day celebration with firework displays, parades, dinner cruises, and other star-spangled happenings.

Firework Displays, Parades, Concerts and Celebrations

Crown City Classic 12K & 5K. Kick-off your 4th of July weekend by running 7.4 miles to celebrate 7/4. July 2, 7–10 am. $15–$65. Coronado Tidelands Park, 2000 Mullinex Dr., Coronado. Register: www.crowncityrun.com

FREE Mission Bay Fireworks Show. Launching from near Mission Bay Yacht Club. July 3, 9 pm. www.discovermissionbay.org

Oceanside Fireworks Display. Music and food trucks, July 3, 5:30 pm; Fireworks, 9 pm. SoCal Soccer Complex, 3300 El Corazon Dr. Parking, $12. www.ci.oceanside.ca.us

LEGOLAND Red White & Boom. Fireworks set to a patriotic musical tribute with great viewing throughout the park. During the day enjoy performances and meet LEGO Characters. Included with admission. 1 LEGOLAND Dr., Carlsbad. Tickets: www.legoland.com

Poway Fireworks. Two spectacular firework shows will light up the night sky over Poway High School, 15500 Espola Rd. and Poway Sportsplex, 12349 McIvers Ct. Gates at Poway High School open at 6 pm with games & activities; Fireworks, 9 pm. $5; 11 & under free. www.poway.org

FREE Port of SD Big Bay Boom. Fireworks discharged from four barges on San Diego Bay. 9 pm. www.bigbayboom.com

FREE Coronado Fourth of July. Parade, 10 am; Concert, 4 pm; Fireworks over Glorietta Bay, 9 pm. Spreckels Park, 601 Orange Ave. www.coronadofourthofjuly.com

FREE Scripps Ranch 4th of July Parade & Festival. Parade, 10 am from Ironwood to Aviary Dr.; Festival, 11 am–1 pm at Hoyt Park, 10800 Canyon Lake Dr. www.scrippsranch.org

FREE Ramona July 4th Family Picnic & Fireworks Show. 4–9:15 pm. Donations accepted. Olive Peirce Middle School, 1521 Hanson Ln. www.ramonaevents.com

4th of July Fireworks Cruise. The three-level William D. Evans sternwheeler boat features a live DJ, drinks and snacks and a memorable setting to watch the firework show. 6:50–9:55 pm. $30–$40. Bahia Resort Hotel or Catamaran Resort, Mission Bay. Reservations: www.bahiahotel.com/4th-july-cruise

Santee Salutes. Fun Zone, 2 pm; Patriotic ceremony, 6 pm; 80z All Stars Concert, 6:30 pm; Fireworks, 9 pm. Parking $10. Town Center Community Park East, 550 Park Center Dr. www.cityofsanteeca.gov

FREE 4th of July Veterans Park Ceremony. Honor those who selflessly served our Country. Veterans Park, 14134 Midland Rd., Poway. www.poway.org

FREE Old Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration. Celebrate “turn-of-the-20th-century-style” with patriotic entertainment, western re-enactors, crafts, train displays and old-fashioned games. Treats and train rides available for a nominal fee. 10 am–4 pm. Old Poway Park, 14134 Midland Rd. www.poway.org

FREE Julian’s 4th of July Parade. Theme “Back in Bloom.” Pre-parade activities, 10 am; Parade, 12 noon. Main St. www.julianparade.com

USS Midway Museum Fireworks Viewing Party. Bring chairs and enjoy fireworks from the flight deck. 6:30 pm. $25; 2 & under free. 910 N. Harbor Dr. Tickets: www.midway.org

July 4th Run & Ride. 10K & 2 mile run or 12, 28 & 50 mile ride. Starting on Red Cedar Dr. & ending at Hoyt Park, Scripps Ranch. Register: www.runride.org

Spirit of the Fourth. Theme “Grateful to Celebrate Together Again.” Music, 6 pm; Fireworks, 9 pm. $10 donation requested. Bernardo Heights Middle School, 12990 Paseo Lucido. www.spiritofthefourth.com

UC Celebration. 5K run, snow, bike & pet parade, play area, concert and more. 7:45 am–7 pm. Standley Park, 3585 Governor Dr. www.uccelebration.com

FREE 4th of July Fireworks & Musicfest. Musicfest, 11 am–9 pm; Fireworks, 9 pm. Lake Murray Community Park, 7001 Murray Park Dr. www.lakemurrayfireworks.org

FREE 4th of July Bike Parade & Concert. Kids games, live music and more, 10 am–2:30 pm. Parade, 10 am; Concert, 12 noon. Pioneer Park, 1521 Washington Pl. www.missionhillstowncouncil.org

FREE Wheels of Freedom Motor Show. 9 am–2 pm. Webb Park, 16776 Bernardo Center Dr. www.spiritofthefourth.org

FREE Chula Vista 4th Fest Fireworks. 9 pm. Chula Vista Elite Athlete Training Center, 2800 Olympic Pkwy. www.chulavistaca.gov

Fireworks Extravaganza at the San Diego County Fair. Pay tribute to the USA with a fireworks display set to music. 9 pm. $20, includes fair admission. Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd. www.sdfair.com

El Cajon July 4th Fireworks. 9 pm. Kennedy Park, 1675 E Madison Ave. www.ci.el-cajon.ca.us

FREE Escondido Independence Day Celebration. Fireworks, 9 pm. Grape Day Park, 340 N. Escondido Blvd. www.escondido.org/independence-day-celebration.aspx


FREE Imperial Beach 4th of July Drone Light Show. Marine Band San Diego performance, 7:30 pm. Drone Light Show, 9 pm. Imperial Beach Pier and Plaza. 

FREE SummerFest San Marcos. Fireworks, 9:30 pm. Best views: San Marcos Activity Center, Public Library, City Park and Bobcat Stadium. www.summerfestsmtx.com

FREE Pechanga Fireworks Show. 8:30 pm. Pechanga Resort Casino, 45000 Pechanga Pkwy., Temecula. www.visittemeculavalley.com

Vista Independence Day Celebration. BBQ, 6:30 pm; Concert, 7:35 pm; Fireworks, 9 pm. Brengle Terrace Park, 1200 Vale Terrace Dr. Tickets: www.cityofvista.com

4th of July Fireworks Cruise. Comfortable indoor and outdoor viewing areas, music synced to fireworks. 8:30–9:45 pm. $45–$60. www.flagshipsd.com/cruises/4th-july-fireworks-cruises

July 4th Picnic & Fireworks. Includes a walking tour of all open tall ship, steam and submarine vessels plus fascinating below-deck galleries and exhibits. 10 am–5 pm; Fireworks, 9 pm. Maritime Museum of San Diego, 1492 N. Harbor Dr. Tickets: www.sdmaritime.org

“Independence Day.” 8 pm. Starting at $18.50. Rooftop Cinema Club Embarcadero, Manchester Grand Hyatt, 1 Market Pl. www.rooftopcinemaclub.com


 
 

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