Celebrate San Diego’s favorite time of year with a bang! Special activities this week feature the popular Independence Day celebrations in Coronado, an early Ride & Run, and the largest fireworks display in San Diego County.
4th of July Celebrations in Coronado
Don’t miss a full day of activity taking place at one of San Diego’s most popular destinations for Independence Day. While early risers grab their spot on Orange Ave for the parade, runners of all ages can participate in the Crown City Classic at Tideland’s Park. Activities will also feature art and a concert at Spreckles Park and will conclude with a stunning fireworks show over Glorietta Bay.
When: July 4, 2018, 7:00am- 9:30pm (Parade is at 10AM. Fireworks are at 9PM)
Where: Coronado Island – Parade starts at First & Orange. Fireworks are best seen from the Ferry Landing!
Big Bay Boom!
The largest fireworks display in San Diego County returns this year for another spectacular show by the bay. Witness 17 minutes of colorfully choreographed fireworks launching into the sky from multiple locations around San Diego.
When: July 4, 2018, 9pm-10pm (Fireworks at 9:00pm)
Where: Multiple locations; The bay off Shelter Island, Harbor Island, Embarcadero North, Seaport Village, Embarcadero South Marina Park, and Coronado Ferry Landing.
Independence Day Fireworks in Imperial Beach
This 4th of July, gather your family and friends for a night of fireworks and beach activity at California’s most southern beach town. Bring a picnic and grab a spot on the sand to enjoy a front-row seat near the Pier. Those facing north can sit back and soak in an amazing panoramic view of all San Diego’s firework shows launching into the sky at once.
When: July 4, 2018, 4:00pm – 10:00pm (Fireworks start at 9:00pm).
Where: Imperial Beach Pier – 10 Evergreen Ave, Imperial Beach, CA 91932
4th of July Ride & Run
Be one of the many early birds celebrating the 4th on the move! Starting at 6 am, runners and riders of all levels can choose from a 10K Race, 2 Mile Fun Run, 12 Mile Bike Ride, 28 Mile Bike Ride, or a 50 Mile Bike Ride for serious riders.
When: July 4, 2018, 6:00am – 10:00am
Where: Red Cedar Dr & Aviary Dr, San Diego, CA 92131
Lafayette Red, White & Brew Summer Pool Party
Make a splash this 4th with the whole family at the Lafayette Hotel pool party. Enjoy a full day of entertainment, games, and food and drink before the San Diego fireworks. Whether you’re flaunting your best suit poolside or diving right in, there’s no better way to stay cool this Independence Day!
When: July 4, 2018, 11:00am-5:00pm (12pm for general admission)
Where: The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows – 2223 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego, CA 92104
Cost: $40 per person to include 2 drinks and 1 food item.
Summer Family Mural Project
All ages are welcome to this free art experience! Channel your inner artist as you join in painting a mural in front of the Timken. After, head inside the museum for a treasure hunt, or explore all the delicious food options at Food Truck Fridays in the park.
When: July 6, 2018, 5:00pm-7:00pm
Where: Timken Museum of Art – 1500 El Prado Balboa Park, San Diego, CA 92101
More Events in San Diego This Week
Explore more ways to celebrate this week by visiting San Diego’s Calendar of Events.