Attention, the 4th of July is THIS FRIDAY! If you do not have plans as of yet to view the fireworks from somewhere in San Diego county, you might want to start planning now. From Oceanside to San Diego, there will be festivities celebrating America. Legoland even has fireworks over looking the Carlsbad Flower Fields. Not too shabby if you ask me.
Remember, many of these locations may not allow alcohol or charcoal grills. It is best to find out now and not as you are celebrating.
Here are the North County celebrations but you can find a whole list of 4th of July fireworks displays here.
North County Coastal
- San Diego County Fair 4th of July Celebration
Location: Del Mar Fairgrounds - 2260 Jimmy Durante Boulevard, Del Mar
Date: July 4, 2014
Time: Starts at 9:30 AM, Fireworks at 9:00 PM
Start off the day at the Fair with a patriotic opening ceremony at 9:30 AM, then enjoy the Hometown Heroes Parade at 7:00 PM, a concert provided by the Navy Band Southwest followed by a spectacular fireworks display.
- Red, White and BOOM!
Location: LEGOLAND California - One Legoland Drive, Carlsbad
Time: Fireworks at 8:30 PM
Take the whole family and spend the day enjoying over 60 rides, shows and attractions along with some all-American picnic games like burlap races and water-balloon tosses and then top it off with an awe-inspiring fireworks display set to patriotic music.
- Oceanside’s Independence Day Parade
Location: North on N Coast Hwy 101 from Wisconsin Ave to Civic Center Drive (just past City Hall)
Date: June 28, 2014
Time: 10:00 AM
Come see floats, bands, walking groups, cool cars and much more. The theme this year is “The Spirit of Freedom.” (no fireworks)
- Oceanside Fireworks Show
Location: El Corazon Site at Rancho Del Oro Road
Date: July 3, 2014
Time: 6:00 to 10:00 PM
Bring a beach chair and enjoy Oceanside Fireworks Show with music by El Camino High School and Oceanside High School bands along with bites from amazing food trucks.
- Camp Pendelton Beach Bash
Location: Del Mar Beach on Camp Pendelton
Date: July 4, 2014
Military members and their families enjoy an explosive fireworks show, live bands, a video tribute, sun, surf, patriotism and Esprit de Corps all in one day at the 4th of July Beach Bash!
North County Inland
- Independence Day Celebration
Location: Grape Day Park, 321 North Broadway, Escondido
Time: Starts at 4:00 PM, Fireworks at 9:00 PM
Pack a picnic, and grab a blanket to enjoy an afternoon full of music, food, kid-friendly activities, contests and fireworks with the 1st Marine Division Band.
- Grand Tradition July 4th
Location: Grand Tradition, 1602 South Mission Road, Fallbrook
Time: Starts at 4:00 PM, Fireworks at 8:45 PM
Enjoy a day of live entertainment, dancing, kid friendly activities, Quack-Up Suck Race, Rubber Raft Regatta, food and drink, and fireworks! Tickets include admission and tickets which can be used for food, beverages and activities.
- Mira Mesa Fourth of July Celebration
Location: Mira Mesa Community Park, Mira Mesa Boulevard and New Salem Street, Mira Mesa
Time: Fireworks at 9:00 PM
Come early for the parade and family friendly activities and stay late for the fireworks.
- An Old Fashioned Fourth of July and Fireworks
Location: Poway High School Stadium, 15500 Espola Road, Poway
Time: 7:00 to 10:00 PM
Following the Poway Old-Fashioned Fourth of July celebration at Old Poway Park (10:00 AM to 4:00 PM), head to Poway High School for music, more food, glow sticks and fireworks.
- Rancho Bernardo’s The Spirit of the Fourth
Location: Webb Park
Time: 7:00 AM to 9:30 PM
It’s a whole day of fun in Rancho Bernardo with a pancake breakfast; a festival with food, music and games; a parade; and fireworks!
- Rancho Santa Fe’s 33rd Annual 4th of July Parade & Picnic
Location: 16948 Avenida De Acacias, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92091
Time: 1:00 PM
Pack a few blankets and chairs for a free patriotic parade followed by a concert performed by the Coastal Communities Concert Band. (no fireworks)
- San Marcos 4th of July Celebration
Location: Bradley Park, Rancho Sante Fe Road and Linda Vista Drive, San Marcos
Time: 6:00 to 9:00 PM
Carnival games, jumpers, food and fireworks!
- Scripps Ranch 4th of July Parade and Festival
Location: Scripps Ranch Hoyt Park (Festival)
Time: 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
After the community parade, enjoy fun, food, music and games at the free festival. (no fireworks)
- Independence Day Celebration: Honor our Heroes, Celebrate our Freedom
Location: Moonlight Amphitheatre, 1200 Vale Terrace Drive, Vista
Time: 5:00 to 9:00 PM
Celebrate Independence Day Vista Style with live music, the Light up the Night Dinner and fireworks.
This Southern California girl always forgets about the fireworks until I can hear them going off. Oops.