This year San Diego’s Big Bay Boom Firework Show for the 4th of July is set to go off without any back-firing glitches in celebration of the 15th annual explosive event (including a new pyrotechnical contractor). Fortunately, the 4th of July falls on a Friday this year, which means we can really celebrate the 4th without worrying about work the next day (for many of us anyway)so it’s time to start making some memorable plans for this nationally recognized fireworks show in America’s finest city, on the San Diego Bay.

San Diego July 4 Fireworks

San Diego July 4 Fireworks


From Big Bust To Biggest Big Bay Boom Ever!

After San Diego made headlines around the nation (and world) embarrassingly caused by the Big Bust annual fireworks show in 2012 (lasting a total of 15 seconds), 2014 will be breaking new records of a reputable kind. This year will be the very first year ever the entire fireworks show will be broadcast on live television on San Diego’s very own Fox5 which will open this spectacular viewing experience to an estimated 20 million viewers from the surrounding area, including Baja.   Also on the local airwaves, The Walrus radio station 105.7 will air the evenings accompanying playlist, coordinated with the light show spectacular!

The best view for the San Diego July 4 Fireworks Show-  Big Bay Boom is of course on the water, which is a long standing and favorite setting for locals. Four barges across the bay will mark the detonation points for the show and the Port of San Diego is the title sponsor for San Diego’s Big Bay Boom. There are multiple designated viewing points from land that include Seaport Village, Coronado Ferry landing, Shelter Island, Harbor Island and North Embarcadero. The Port of San Diego’s website has a directory of Official Hotels and Restaurants that are sponsoring and participating with “specials” for this popular annual event.


San Diego Boat Tours – Yacht for the Big Bay Boom

Official event locations for San Diego’s Big Bay Boom include the San Diego Midway Aircraft Museum, the San Diego Maritime Museum and multiple boating companies, which as mentioned earlier is the preferred and best way to view the fireworks show in its entirety. Special boating rules as well as exact coordinates, complete with a barge chart, is available for download on the Port of San Diego website. San Diego Boat Tours still has (as of today) availability for yacht charters on the 4th of July, and with the 4 hour tour you will not only be able to see all of the sights and landmarks as the sunsets, but get a view of all the barge booms!

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