Southern California's Largest Fireworks Show

Bring your lawnchairs, friends and boats to watch the Big Bay Boom fireworks show from these locations:

Watch the fireworks from locations around San Diego's Big Bay

Transportation and Parking

Avoid the crowds with our Transportation Guides.

Photos by Evgeny Yorobe and Tristan Loper

2018 Economic Impact Report

  • San Diego’s Big Bay Boom fireworks show, conducted each July 4th, generated $10.1 million in incremental sales in 2018 for the local area’s hotels, restaurants, retail shops, tour operators, museums, charter cruise firms, boat rental companies, and other businesses.
  • Including the various ripple or multiplier effects produced through the supply chain and additional consumer spending, the fireworks event created a total of $17.8 million in sales in 2018.
Read the 2018 Economic Impact Report.
Port of San Diego Events

Four barges in different locations on San Diego Bay launch fireworks at 9 PM.

Fox 5 (San Diego)
  • 9:00 pm - Listen to Musical Simulcast.

Watch from these official locations


YMCA Armed Services


Please contribute to the Armed Services YMCA charity
to support the Big Bay Boom and the services for
our military families and Wounded Warriors.

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Port of San Diego
US Bank
Point Loma Nazarene University
City of San Diego


Manchester Grand Hyatt
Sheraton San Diego Hotel Marina
Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina
Hilton San Diego Bayfront


General Dynamics, Nassco
USS Midway Museum
Council District 2 & 7
San Diego Mayor, Kevin L. Faulconer

 BAE Systems, Bay Club Hotel & Marina, Best Western Island Palms Hotel, Chicago Title Insurance, EDCO, Harrah’s, Hilton San Diego Airport/Harbor Island, Hornblower Cruises and Events,  Hilton San Diego Bayfront, Humphrey’s Half Moon Inn, Kona Kai Resort and Spa, Mayor Kevin Faulconer, San Diego Convention Center, San Diego International Airport,  San Diego Marriott Springhill Suites and Residence Inn, San Diego Symphony

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250th anniversary of San Diego
Big Bay Boom supports the 250th anniversary of San Diego