Even in the midst of a pandemic and developing changes, San Diegans still celebrated the Fourth of July with FOX 5. The BIG BAY BOOM SPECIAL 2020 was a unique, local production. The hour-long broadcast included “Big Bay Boom: A Salute to Heroes,” a heartfelt show recognizing the brave essential workers who continue to protect and care for San Diegans through this historic time. “Big Bay Boom: Encore” followed with a specially produced show, featuring the best fireworks moments from past Big Bay Booms.

This show was designed to let everyone enjoy traditional Fourth of July fireworks from the safety of their own homes. Also new this year, “Big Bay Boom: Encore” aired across California in four major cities: San Diego, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Sacramento, making it a truly West Coast experience. The show continued to be the highest-rated fireworks show in San Diego, six years and counting. The entire hour of the BIG BAY BOOM SPECIAL proved to be a hit with viewers, as thousands of local households tuned in to watch the summer celebration. Our daily lives may have changed this year, but the BIG BAY BOOM is still a major highlight for San Diego!