Carlsbad, CA–The economy may be in the tank, but that won’t stop San Diego from celebrating the 4th of July, 2009 in grand fashion. Chula Vista has again put fireworks on hold because of city budget constraints, but the rest of San Diego (thanks in great part to civic fund raising) has found a way to light up the skies with brilliant displays this Independence Day.
What is the schedule for San Diego fireworks this year? Here’s our annual and updated list:
Coronado: Glorietta Bay and Silver Strand
July 4, 9 p.m. Day-long festivities with a parade at 10 a.m. Also watch half-marathon and rough water swim!
La Jolla Cove
July 4, 9 p.m. Watch the fireworks from Scripps Park, La Jolla Cove, and La Jolla Shores Beach.
Mira Mesa Recreation Center
July 4, 9 p.m. Food, rides, games and entertainment in Mira Mesa Community Park during the day.
Mission Bay Yacht Club
July 4, 9 p.m. 1251 Carmel Place, West Mission Bay. Watch boat parade, too!
Ocean Beach Pier
July 4, 9 p.m. Ocean Blvd and Newport Avenue.
Mission Bay: Paradise Point Resort
July 3 at 9 p.m. with all-you-can-eat Kansas style BBQ at 6 pm
USS Midway: July 4: Watch Big Bay Boom fireworks from the deck of the USS Midway. $12 Adults, $7 children. Deck opens at 6 p.m.
San Diego Big Bay
July 4, 9 p.m.
Mission Bay: Sea World
July 3 and 4, 9:30 p.m.
July 4. SR 78 and SR 79: The party starts at 10:00 am, with parade at noon. No fireworks, though, because of East County fire hazards.
July 4. Music Fest all afternoon, with fireworks starting at 9:15
July 4. Olive Pierce Middle School on Hanson Lane, Celebratins start at 5 p.m. and fireworks at 9.
Spring Valley Park
July 4, 9 p.m.
Aviara Four Seasons: After dark fireworks. Sit on La Costa or Aviara hillsides and enjoy the show from both resorts
San Marcos: Bradley Park
July 4, 9 p.m. Enjoy food and music all day long.
Vista: Brengle Terrace Park
July 4, 9 p.m. Festivities all day long. Bring picnic basket!
(760) 726-1340, ext. 1574.
Camp Pendleton: Del Mar Beach
July 4, 9 p.m. All day activities including music, food and games.
Escondido: Grape Day Park
July 4, 9 p.m. Afternoon festivities, including game and food booths, music, and more.
July 4, 8:30 p.m. included with admission
La Costa Resort and Spa
July 4, after dark with member food and entertainment prior. Watch for free from La Costa hillsides!
July 4, 9 p.m. Part of the O’Fest All-Day Carnival. Park early and party/picnic all day!
July 4, 9 p.m. Old Poway Park, 14134 Midland Road. Free music and entertainment 10 to 4 p.m. Face painting, arts & crafts and patriotic displays at Heritage Museum. Carnival-type food, too. Cotton candy, anyone?
Ramona: Olive Pierce Middle School
July 4, 9 p.m. Grounds open at 5 p.m. for community picnic including food booths and games.
July 4, 9 p.m. in Webb Park, 11000 Avena Place. Pancake breakfast with parade that follows at 3:30.
Del Mar Fairgrounds
July 4, 9 p.m. included with admission. Navy Bank Southwest will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Heinekin Grandstand Stage and Smokey Robinson at 9:30 p.m.
Valley Center Community Center
Returns this year! Bring picnic or buy food from Lions Club. Live music and fireworks at 9. Open at 6 p.m. off Lilac Road. Free.
Chula Vista: Bayside Park: Canceled again because of budget constraints.
National City: Kimball Park
July 4, 9 p.m. Carnival rides, games and yummy food booths.