Big Bay Boom returns, highlights July 4th festivities this weekend
Fireworks and social gatherings celebrating America’s 245th birthday are planned across San Diego County in the coming days, a year after the coronavirus pandemic ended most of the July 4th holidays. .
The San Diego Harbor Big Bay Boom fireworks show takes place Sunday at 9 p.m. over San Diego Bay. The Port of San Diego is the title sponsor of the 20-minute fireworks display, which will be broadcast live on Fox5 San Diego and its subsidiaries in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sacramento, Fresno and Bakersfield. Simultaneous music broadcast will be broadcast live on KGB 101.5 FM radio.
Fireworks will be fired from four barges strategically placed around San Diego Bay. Barge locations will be located off the coasts of Shelter Island, Harbor Island, North Embarcadero and South Embarcadero.
“We are delighted with the return of the Big Bay Boom,” said Michael Zucchet, Chairman of the Board of Harbor Commissioners. “Not only is this event amazing to see and celebrate our nation’s independence, but it has a major economic impact on the port and the region, and this will be especially significant this year as we come out of a very difficult time. . “
An economic impact study conducted by Point Loma Nazarene University and the authors of the Fermanian Business & Economic Institute found that the Big Bay Boom generated $ 10.1 million in additional sales for hotels, restaurants, retail stores , tour operators, museums, rental companies and other businesses.
“The Big Bay Boom this year will be our 20th and we hope it welcomes everyone after a year on COVID,” said Sandy Purdon, executive producer of the event.
“Besides being one of the biggest Fourth of July fireworks in America, it supports the Armed Services YMCA and our military families in San Diego.”
The Big Bay Boom can be viewed from Shelter Island, Harbor Island, Spanish Landing, North Embarcadero, South Embarcadero, Cesar E. Chavez Park, and Coronado Tidelands Park. Parking lots fill up early and the Port of San Diego strongly encourages the use of public transit or carpooling. The Metropolitan Transit System will provide expanded train, light rail and bus service and feature “Friends Ride Free” – where a friend can travel for free with a paying customer on all MTS routes on July 4th.
Major viewing sites are near the following stations: County Center / Little Italy, Santa Fe Depot, One America Plaza, Seaport Village, Convention Center, and Gaslamp Quarter.
Due to the large number of visitors to Harbor Island and Shelter Island, access roads to these parks may be closed to incoming vehicles at any given time of day. Pedestrian access will remain available. As part of efforts to ensure a safe and accessible waterfront, there will be zero tolerance for illegal parking. Double parking, parking in the red zone and parking against posted signs will result in fines and / or towing.
Saturday’s events include:
– Scripps Ranch: The Scripps Ranch on July 4th Freedom Run & Ride will begin its virtual event, until Monday. The races are 10 km and two miles and the bike rides are 12, 28 and 50 miles. Participants can run or ride anywhere: a road, trail, treadmill, gymnasium or track – or the traditional course on the paved path around Lake Miramar; recording their miles until July 5. Proceeds will be used to fund scholarships for outstanding senior graduates in the region. To learn more, visit https://runride.org.
– Coronado: The Crown City Classic road race will hold its 48th annual race. More than 2,000 participants are expected. The Crown City Classic will offer a fun 12k, 5k and half-mile run for kids. Coronado Tidelands Park, 2000 Mullinex Drive; The Coronado Swim Association will be hosting the 68 July 4th Rough Water Swim after a virtual swim last year. the central beach of Coronado; Coronado will hold its annual Independence Day Parade on Orange Avenue, from First Street to Churchill Place and Ocean Boulevard from 10 a.m. to noon. Broadcast live on tv.coronado.ca.us; There will be a concert at Ferry Landing from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
– National City: National City will host a free half-day camp with entertainment and games for young people. The Community Services Department will run games at Kimball Park for the kids during camp. The day camp is made possible thanks to a donation from EDCO. The camp will take place at Kimball Park from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm for 6-12 year olds. Kids can look forward to a day of potato sack races, water balloon fights and lunch, snacks and water will be provided. This camp is only open to residents of National City and space is limited. www.joinnatcity.com.
– Valley Center: The Valley Center Western Days Country Fair and Parade runs from 10 am to 11:30 am Cole Grade Road to Lilac Road, with roads closed at 8:30 am The fair continues from 10 am to 10 pm h at the community center.
– Rancho Bernardo: The RB Community Council and RB Recreation Advisory Board will be hosting an “Old July 4th” at RB Community Park, 18448 W. Bernardo Drive. The parade will run from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., followed by food trucks and carnival stalls until 2 p.m.
– Oceanside: The Oceanside Parks and Recreation Department will host a celebration of the city’s 133rd anniversary, featuring food stalls and live musical performances, as well as a 9 p.m. fireworks display. The recommended viewing area is Rancho Del Oro Drive, which will be closed as of 5:00 p.m. from Oceanside Boulevard north to Mesa Drive. No alcohol or dogs are allowed during this free, family-friendly event. There will be a fireworks display at Grace Church, 1602 S. El Camino Real, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Parking is limited.
Sunday events include:
– Scripps Ranch: The annual Scripps Ranch Parade, this year with the theme “Celebrate Our Victorious Independence Day 2021”, begins at 10 a.m. at Red Cedar Drive and Ironwood Road and ends at Scripps Ranch Boulevard and Aviary Drive near Hoyt Park.
– Coronado: Art in the Park will take place at Spreckels Park, Sixth Street and Orange Avenue from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be a Navy Leap Frogs demonstration from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the golf course near Glorietta Bay. Fireworks will be held at 9 p.m. over Glorietta Bay near Stingray Point. Fireworks over San Diego Bay can be seen at the ferry dock.
– San Marcos: July 4 at Lake San Marcos will run until 5:30 p.m. starting with an honor guard, display of colors and veteran recognition. San Marcos Mayor Rebecca Jones and others will speak at 11 a.m. The event will include a patriotic dog contest, food, children’s games, as well as a patriotic boat parade at 4:30 pm on the lake; the fireworks will begin at 9 p.m. at Bradley Park, 1587 Linda Vista Drive.
– Poway: The town will begin its old-fashioned 4th of July celebration, which will continue until 4 p.m. at Old Poway Park, 14134 Midland Road. This event will feature patriotic entertainment, Western reenactments, free crafts for kids, train presentations and old school games. Free shuttles to and from the event will be available from two locations. Two Independence Day fireworks will run simultaneously starting at 9 p.m. from Poway High School, 15500 Espola Road, and Sportsplex in Poway Business Park, 12349 McIvers Court. The viewing of Poway High School returns this year with games, activities and a DJ. Doors open at 6 p.m.
– Rancho Bernardo: The Rancho Bernardo Veterans Memorial Association will hold its annual Independence Day ceremony from 10:30 am to 11:30 am at the Rancho Bernardo Veterans Memorial, Webb Park, 11666 Avena Place; The spirit of the fourth fireworks display begins at 9 p.m. at the Rancho Bernardo High School complex, 13010 Paseo Lucido. Park in the high school parking lot south of Bronco Stadium, accessible from Avenida Venusto. Park in all other parking spaces, allowing for social distancing and room for chairs in the open space between vehicles. Spectators must stay in the parking areas.
– South Encanto: The Humanity Movement San Diego will hold its “July 4th Community Celebration for All Americans”. Martin Luther King Jr. Park, 6401 Skyline Drive.
– Julian: Julian will be hosting a parade from noon to 1 p.m. on Main Street. There will be two vintage aircraft flyovers starting at 10 a.m. with musical entertainment, including bands from local schools, Gold Drum and Bugle Corps and Mariachi Continental from San Diego.
– Oceanside: The Yankee Doodle Dinghy Parade will start at 1 p.m. from Oceanside Harbor at the Oceanside Yacht Club and continue to the south end of the harbor.
– Ramona: Ramona will start its auto show on July 4 at 4 p.m. in the Albertsons parking lot, 1459 Main Street; The July 4th celebration will be presented by Ramona Kiwanis, Ramona Rotary and Ramona Chamber of Commerce. This event will be held again on the grounds behind Olive Pierce Middle School, 1521 Hanson Lane. The fireworks start at 9 p.m. and will be set to music by Star 94.1FM / iHeartRadio.
– Santee: The city will hold its “Santee Salutes” celebration on July 4 at 6:00 p.m. at Town Center Community Park East, 550 Park Center, followed by a 9:00 p.m. fireworks display launched from Town Center Community Park and the West Hills Park. Advance parking purchase required at https: // city-of-santee- events.square.site/.
– Carlsbad: Legoland California will host a 4th of July celebration, “Red, White and Boom!” included in the regular entrance fee to the park. Throughout the day, kids can participate in family picnic games and building activities. The evening fireworks show will combine patriotic music and pyrotechnics, One Legoland Drive. The Park Hyatt Aviara will be hosting a fireworks display as part of its “Light Up Your Fourth of July” weekend festivities. Fireworks can also be seen from the surrounding areas, 7100 Aviara Resort Drive.
– El Cajon: At 9 p.m., the town of El Cajon will host a fireworks display at Kennedy Park, 1675 E Madison Ave.
– Vista: At 9:00 p.m. Vista will host a fireworks display at Brengle Terrace Park, 1200 Vale Terrace Drive. The moonlit amphitheater opens at 5:00 p.m. for food and entertainment. San Diego-based rock band DecaDames will perform starting at 7:35 p.m., before the fireworks display, then return to the stage for a second set. For more information, visit cityofvista.com/july4.
– Escondido: A fireworks display will take place at 9pm at Grape Day Park, 321 N. Broadway, and can be seen from downtown Escondido.
– Mission Bay: SeaWorld San Diego will host a fireworks display to patriotic music at 9:30 p.m., 500 SeaWorld Drive.
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