San Diego 4th of July Fireworks for 2008


by Roberta Murphy

4th of July Fireworks
San Diego Fireworks

San Diego’s mortgage meltdown and budget constraints have forced Chula Vista to cancel its big annual fireworks display, and Valley Center has fire safety issues, but the 4th of July fireworks displays in the rest of San Diego County will light the skies this Friday night.

San Diego’s real estate market notwithstanding, you shouldn’t have to drive far from your San Diego home to find a good spot to picnic and watch the fireworks:

2007 Fireworks Schedule in San Diego County


Coronado: Glorietta Bay and Silver Strand
July 4, 9 p.m. Day-long festivities with a parade at 10 a.m.
(619) 437-8788.

La Jolla Cove
July 4, 9 p.m.
(858) 454-1444

Mira Mesa Recreation Center
July 4, 9 p.m. Food, rides, games and entertainment in Mira Mesa Community Park during the day.
(858) 538-8122.

Mission Bay Yacht Club
July 4, 9 p.m.
(858) 488-0501.

Ocean Beach Pier
July 4, 9 p.m.
(619) 226-8613.

Mission Bay: Paradise Point Resort
Thursday, July 3 at 9 p.m. with BBQ at 6 pm
(858) 274-4630.

Downtown: Petco Park
Saturday July 12, Fireworks follow the Padres game
(619) 795-5005.

San Diego Big Bay
July 4, 9 p.m.
(858) 751-5755.

Mission Bay: Sea World
July 4, 9:30 p.m.
(800) 25-SHAMU.


Santee: Town Center Community Park Ballfields
July 4, 9 p.m.
(619) 258-4100 x201.

Spring Valley Park
July 4, 9 p.m.
(619) 479-1832.

Campo: Golden Acorn Casino
Saturday, July 5, 9 p.m.


San Marcos: Bradley Park
July 4, 9 p.m. Food and music are part of the celebration happening earlier in the day.
(760) 744-9000.

Vista: Brengle Terrace Park
July 4, 9 p.m. Daylong festivities.
(760) 726-1340, ext. 1574.

Camp Pendleton: Del Mar Beach
July 4, 9 p.m. All day activities including music, food and games.
(760) 725-2313.

Escondido: Grape Day Park
July 4, 9 p.m. Afternoon festivities, including game and food booths, music and entertainment.
(760) 745-1159.

Carlsbad: Legoland
July 4, 8:30 p.m. included with admission
(760) 918-LEGO.

La Costa Resort and Spa
July 4, after dark

Oceanside Pier
July 4, 9 p.m. Part of the O’Fest All-Day Carnival
(760) 967-2005.

Ramona: Olive Peirce Middle School
July 4, 9 p.m. Grounds open at 5 p.m. for town picnic including food booths and games.
(760) 789-1311.

Rancho Bernardo High School
July 4, 9 p.m. Daylong festivities kick off at 10 a.m. in Webb Park.
(619) 889-8505.

Del Mar Fairgrounds
July 4, 9 p.m. included with admission
(858) 755-1161.

Valley Center High School

Canceled this year. Back in blazing colors in 2009!
(760) 670-7062.


Chula Vista: Bayside Park: Canceled
Wednesday, 9 p.m. Food, music, and entertainment will be featured beginning at noon.
(619) 420-6603.

National City: Kimball Park
Wednesday, 9 p.m. Carnival rides, games and food booths also.
(619) 336-4290.

10 responses to “San Diego 4th of July Fireworks for 2008

  1. Jeff:

    Does the Boss like nice California Cabernets? If so–or even if she prefers something else– give me a call and perhaps we can meet at La Costa for their fireworks show. We were going to enjoy the fireworks extravaganza in Oceanside, but don’t want to battle the traffic.

    Give me a call at 760-402-9101 and if nothing else we can argue San Diego real estate:-)

  2. Jeff: It’s late notice, but we have an invite from a friend up in the hills above La Costa to watch fireworks from a number of venues including La Costa, Aviara and possibly beyond. It’s always a lot of fun and you are invited:-)

  3. Great list of upcoming events. I had heard there was a fire safety workshop for parents, but haven't been able to find it yet. However, looks like our family calendar will be full for awhile. Thanks!

  4. Hi there. Do you have an idea on when and where this event will take place this year? Would really like to know as to be prepare by booking lodging in camps around the prospective area in advance. 🙂

  5. Fireworks are so cute, especially if there's too many. But the best thing in seeing a firework is that when your on the middle of the ocean and there's a fireworks.

  6. Fireworks are really pretty, i love watching fireworks display. Seeing all those colors glittering on the sky makes me forget the problems that I'm dealing with

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