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KUSI interviews Sandy Purdon about the 2021 Show

‘Big Bay Boom’ fireworks show returns to San Diego Bay on Independence Day. Watch the Video SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Last year’s “Big Bay Boom” show was cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions, but the show is back on in 2021, now only a week away. Sandy Purdon, Executive Producer at Armed Services YMCA, joined KUSI’s […]

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2021 Big Bay Boom 20th Anniversary

The Port of San Diego’s Big Bay Boom fireworks show, a legendary event for Southern California, will take place at 9 p.m. on Sunday, July 4, 2021 over San Diego Bay. The Port of San Diego is the title sponsor of the approximately 20-minute fireworks spectacular, which will be telecast live on Fox 5 San […]

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Boaters, Please Avoid Eelgrass Beds

Boaters enjoying the fireworks should be conscious of and avoid anchoring within eelgrass habitats. Eelgrass is an important habitat for juvenile fishes, seabirds, and other animals. It is easily damaged by boat anchors and propellers so please avoid anchoring in eelgrass while enjoying the show. See attached map of eelgrass beds within San Diego Bay […]

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FAA Authorized Drone shot of the Big Bay Boom

Drone shots of the Big Bay Boom July 4, 2019 Shows the USS Midway deck filled with viewers. Thank you Fox 5 TV KSWB Some bullet points about our operation: • FAA Authorized for this specific flight in restricted class B airspace, around Lindbergh Field • Fox 5 utilized our existing FAA Daylight Operations Waiver […]

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The Most Spectacular Fourth of July Fireworks in America

Big Bay Boom made MSN’s list of the most spectacular Fourth of July fireworks in America.

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250th Anniversary of San Diego First Port, First City

250th anniversary of San Diego

April 11, 2019 12:00 pm – to – 01:30 pm (America/Los_Angeles) 400 Kettner Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101 A San Diego 250 commemorative event inspired by the arrival of the Spanish sailing ship, San Antonio, into San Diego Bay 250 years ago to the day. The event brings together the Kumeyaay Nation, public officials, the […]

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2018 ECONOMIC IMPACT

THE BIG BAY BOOM A STUDY OF ITS  ECONOMIC IMPACT

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Boaters. The Safety Zone is 1,000 feet

The United States Coast Guard has just redefined the saftey zone around the 4 fireworks barges as 1,000 feet. BOATERS REMEMBER – SAFETY FIRST! Observe the 1,000 feet safety zones around the barges. Keep a lookout for boats around you. Have a life jacket for each person on board. Use the proper signals and navigation […]

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