Family Fun for Fourth of July Weekend

San Diego is full of fun family-friendly activities for Fourth of July weekend.  Enjoy relaxing family time this holiday weekend that won’t break the bank.  Here are just a few of our favorite happenings around San Diego:

Fireworks – A list of all San Diego Fireworks
Fourth of July wouldn’t be the same without a firework show.  Pack a picnic and take the kids to the beach or the park to enjoy the sky light up in honor of our nation’s 238th birthday.  The Big Bay Boom is the largest fireworks show in San Diego, but there are many locations to see a great show. Learn more: Fourth of July Fireworks Shows

Grape Day Park Celebration – Fourth of July activities include: a community art sale, food vendors, and free children’s activities – face painting, feather hair extensions and airbrush tattoos.  The day ends with a free fireworks show starting at 9 p.m. Grape Day Park is located at 340 N. Broadway, Escondido, Calif.  The celebration is from 4 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Fireworks Show on July 3rd – Enjoy the fireworks show in Oceanside at the El Corazon Site at Rancho Del Oro Road on Thursday, July 3 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.  Bring a beach chair and enjoy the Oceanside Fireworks Show with music by El Camino High School and Oceanside High School bands along with bites from amazing food trucks.

The Fourth of July, Main Street Parade – Pre-parade activities include a military flyover which will take place from 10 a.m. to noon.  The grand parade starts at noon and a barbeque will follow.  Live entertainment will begin at 1:30 p.m.  No fireworks will take place at this event.

Old Town
Enjoy family fun at Old Town San Diego’s Fourth of July celebration with a parade, crafts and activities, such as a pie eating contest and wagon rides. 11:00 am – 4:00 pm.

Camp Pendleton
Camp Pendleton Beach Bash – Have a sand-sational time at the 2014 Ken Grody Ford Beach Bash at Del Mar Beach Resort. Celebrate the Fourth of July with a tribute to heroes, live bands, exciting kids’ activities, outrageous fireworks and drawings for cash prizes.

The San Diego County Fair at Del Mar – The days leading up to Independence Day are your last chances to take in the beloved San Diego County Fair at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. Take your family and enjoy a day of festivities and fun or go for the dazzling fireworks display on the Fourth. 

Day at the Beach – Hit the beach on the Fourth of July for some free fun in the sun. San Diego County has 76 miles of coastline, and most of it is accessible beachfront.  Any beach will work, but here you’ll find a list of a few of San Diego’s favorite beaches.

Have a Picnic – Have a Fourth of July picnic.  During this time of San Diego’s beautiful warm weather, almost any place outdoors is a good place to have a picnic.  Try the neighborhood park or even your own backyard.  If you’re looking for a new location, here are a few local picnic-in-the-park options.

 Go Lake Fishing – If competing with crowds isn’t really your ideal Fourth of July holiday, grab the fishing pole and head out to one of the many lakes in San Diego County.

Go Camping – The best part of camping in San Diego is that you don’t even have to leave the immediate area. What makes it even more unique is you don’t have to venture any farther than a few minutes from downtown to find yourself enjoying the great outdoors. Whether it’s on the picture-perfect beach shoreline or nestled in the foothills within city limits, camping in San Diego can be a very “city” thing to do.


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