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Big Bay Boom!
Date and Time: July 4, 2018, from 9 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Location: Over San Diego Bay (map)
Cost: Free to all
Age Restrictions: All ages welcome

The week surrounding the 4th of July is often a time people take off of work for vacation. They may grill out, visit local theme parks and even set off small fireworks at home. However, the culmination of all of that celebrating is always the main aerial fireworks display on the evening of the 4th. There are a lot of events in early July in the San Diego area.

A Big Show for a Very Big Crowd

What better way to celebrate Independence Day than with the largest fireworks display in San Diego County? Whether you’re taking a date, heading out with some friends or enjoying fireworks with your family, The Big Bay Boom is the premiere fireworks display and destination for Independence Day.

People begin gathering well before the show time. It starts at 9 p.m. and typically lasts between 15 and 20 minutes. There will be anywhere from 300,000 to 500,000 people there. The figures exceed half a million when you consider all the viewers watching local news coverage of the show on television. The show is a form of choreography, and there will music broadcast on The MIGHTY 1090 and MAX FM 105.7 that correspond to the fireworks display.

Aquatic Launching for Safety and Dramatic Flair

One of the many factors of the Big Bay Boom display that sets it apart from other options is that all the fireworks are launched from barges out on the waters of the Bay. The colors, timing and height are carefully planned and coordinated to create a gorgeous display unlike anything else you’ll see on the 4th of July.

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Fireworks shot off from several distant locations will be visible to people all over the city. However, the best places to view the full beauty of this display include the Coronado Ferry Landing, the Marina district, North Embarcadero, Harbor Island and Shelter Island. Those out boating on the open water will also have a great view of the show.

Additionally, there are “official restaurants” that offer great viewing during the display. Tables at this handful of restaurants will probably be in high demand, so reservations for a table during the fireworks display are recommended.