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Fireworks Shows Around North County San Diego 2016

Kevin and Ellen Stotmeister
Kevin and Ellen Stotmeister

San Diego County CA— Here are some fireworks shows around North County and in San Diego with most taking place on the Fourth, the Oceanside show taking place on July 3rd in addition to the paid shows at Legoland and SeaWorld…


The public is invited to the City of Oceanside Fireworks Show on Sunday, July 3, 2016. The fireworks will be staged north of the El Corazon Senior Center, located, 3302 Senior Center Drive. Rancho Del Oro Boulevard will be closed from 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Fireworks display will be at 9:00 p.m. There will be music and food trucks from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Limited parking will be available in the Ocean Ranch Business Park. No parking will be available at the El Corazon Senior Center.
Spectators are encouraged to arrive anytime after 6:00 p.m., park in the nearby lots, bring a beach chair, and walk to the viewing area on Rancho Del Oro Road.
Overflow parking will be available at El Camino High School. Spectators are encouraged to take the Sprinter Train. This event is free and open to the public. Please carpool, as parking is limited.
For more information, please contact the Parks and Recreation Administration Office at (760) 435-5041. Find us on Facebook (City of Oceanside Parks & Recreation) and visit the website:

The Annual Oceanside Independence Parade

will be held July 2nd, 2016. To learn more about the parade, [click here] visit the official website or call MainStreet Oceanside at 760-754-4512.

Camp Pendleton Beach Bash 2016

The 2016 Ken Grody Ford Beach Bash will feature live bands, exciting kids’ activities, tribute to heroes video, fireworks show, drawings for the Ken Grody Ford Cash Prizes and 2015 Ford Focus STi. Hit the sand and surf early and plan to stay late.
Free Family Fun Zone includes Zorb Ball Experience, 5 Bounce Houses, Inflatable Super Slide, Paintball Target Shoot, Bungee Run, 8 Carnival Games Ring Toss, Ping Pong toss and more.
If you don’t want to go aboard Camp Pendleton for the Bash, the fireworks at this show are clearly visible from downtown Oceanside, the pier and the harbor.
The Bash is an all day affair from 8 am to 10 pm on the Camp Pendleton, Del Mar beach. Fireworks at 9 pm.
Band Schedule:
6:00am-11:00pm DJ Big Mike spinning all day on the beach
10:00am – T-shirt toss, beach balls, folding discs
11:00am– $500 cash prize, T-shirt toss, beach balls, folding discs
1:30pm– $500 cash prize, USAA rally towel, T-shirt toss, beach balls, folding discs
3:30pm-$500 cash prize USAA rally towel T-shirt toss, beach balls, folding discs
5:30pm-$500 cash prize, Most patriotic costume contest, T-shirt toss, beach balls
8:00p-10pm-$2,000 Cash Prize, 2016 Ford Focus ST, T-shirt toss, beach balls, 2016 Tribute to Heroes Video
*Sign up to win cash prizes and 2016 Ford Focus ST at Ken Grody display
Winners will be announced at the Del Mar Beach Resort Main Stage. Must be present to win and have valid Military ID. Winners will have one song in time to claim their prize.
For more information on the Camp Pendleton Beach Bash click [here]

Fallbrook Fourth of July Celebration

The Grand Tradition, 1602 S Mission Road, Fallbrook
Come Celebrate Your 4th of July With Us At The Grand Tradition. Get Tickets Here [Link]
When: July 4th – 4:00 pm.
Adults (12 and up): $20.00 each if purchased before July 4th or $25 at the gate, includes: Free parking, entertainment and fireworks.
Children 11 and under: Free

Vista Fireworks Show and Fourth of July Celebration

Moonlight Amphitheatre in Brengle Terrace Park, 1200 Vale Terrace Drive, Vista.
Activities 5:00 pm and fireworks show at 9:00 pm.
Celebrate July fourth Independence Day Celebration in Vista. Picnic and family activities through the day, with live music on the stage. In the evening enjoy the Vista fireworks display. Special Light Up the Night Dinner premium dining and views required advance reservations. For details about the Vista Fireworks and July 4th Events click here

San Marcos Fireworks and July 4th Events

Bradley Park, San Marcos
Entertainment featuring Beta Maxx at 6:00 pm and fireworks at 9:00 pm.
Celebrate July fourth at this event in San Marcos. Carnival games and family fun, evening entertainment. Bring blankets or chairs for lawn seating to enjoy the San Diego fireworks display. For more information about the San Marcos Fireworks and July 4th Events see


Escondido’s annual Independence Day Festival and Fireworks has become a North County tradition, and for good reason. Each year, 25,000 festival-goers converge on the California Center for the Arts, Escondido (The Center) at Grape Day Park for the holiday festivities. The event is back for its 53rd year on Saturday, July 4, 2015 with rockin’ live music, tasty treats, and games for all.
For more information and schedule times click here

San Diego County ‘Mad About the Fair’ Fourth of July Celebration

Festivities from 10 am to midnight with fireworks at ~ 9:30 pm.
July Fourth Independence Day is one of the best days of the San Diego County Fair. Enjoy the fireworks at 9:00 at the San Diego County Fairgrounds. Family fun with concerts, flowers, rides, exhibits and more at the San Diego County Fair.

Big Bay Boom July 4 2016 San Diego Fireworks Show

July 4th Fireworks Show Time: 9:00 – 9:20 pm.
This free fireworks show is the largest firework displays in San Diego County. Fireworks displays will be located on 4 barges off of Shelter Island, Harbor Island, the Embarcadero and Seaport Village/Coronado Landing. Click [here] for parking and shuttle information
Music Simulcast: Listen or Stream radio “Max FM 105.7M”.
TV show start at 8 pm and go through the show until 9:30 pm – Watch Live on Fox 5 (San Diego) or KTLA 5 (Los Angeles).
Best Viewing: Shelter Island, Harbor Island, North/South Embarcadero, Seaport Village, Coronado Landing, Point Loma homes, Liberty Station, Little Italy, Downtown hotels, high rises, condos, boats on the water.
Estimated attendance: 300,000-500,000 people.
Charity receiving proceeds of the event: Armed Services YMCA.

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