Big Bay Boom July 4th
Fireworks Show

When: July 4, 2014
Time: Starts at 9pm
Where: Multiple locations: Shelter Island, Harbor Island, North Embarcadero, Seaport Village and the Coronado Ferry Landing
San Diego Bay,
San Diego, CA (map)
More info: Events website
Admission: FREE

Fireworks Celebration Highlights

The Big Bay Boom July 4th Fireworks Show is back for its eleventh year, promising another spectacular display over San Diego Bay.


Big Bay Boom July 4th  Fireworks Show

Fireworks Locations
Fireworks will be discharged simultaneously from barges placed strategically around the Bay off Shelter Island, Harbor Island, and North Embarcadero. Fireworks also will be discharged at the Imperial Beach Pier. (see locations map)


Best Viewing
Shelter Island (Free Shuttle*)
Harbor Island(Free Shuttle*)
Seaport Village/Coronado Landing
Plus Imperial Beach Pier

*Click here for info on the free shuttle:


Radio and TV Coverage
It all starts at 9 p.m. on July 4. The fireworks will be accompanied simultaneously by music broadcast live on 105.7 The Walrus FM radio. The show also will be televised live on San Diego FOX 5 HD and Cox 4 HD, covered by four remote cameras and a helicopter. The impeccably choreographed display will last approximately more than 17 minutes.


Event Mission
To provide the most exciting pyrotechnical content possible to the public on the Fourth of July around the San Diego tidelands where the net proceeds of the event will go to the San Diego Armed Services YMCA whose goal is “to enhance the lives of military personnel and their family members in spirit, mind, and body, by providing programs that strengthen families and are relevant to the unique challenges of military life.”

Public Transportation

San Diego Trolley
More than 350,000 people are expected to come to the waterfront to watch the show and the Port of San Diego strongly encourages carpooling or taking the San Diego Trolley.


Nearby trolley stops are located near the Santa Fe Depot in San Diego and close to Seaport Village. In addition, the Port will be working with Old Town Trolley and Sundance Buses to provide free shuttle service for Shelter Island and Harbor Island viewing.


Shuttle Service
Shuttles will begin departing from designated areas at 5:30 p.m. and will be taking people back to their cars right after the fireworks show.


One shuttle pickup area is located on the corner of Carleton Street and Rosecrans Street in Point Loma, adjacent to West Marine. Only street parking is available at this location. The shuttle will drop passengers off in front of the gazebo on Shelter Island. The pick up location after the show will also be at the gazebo.


The second shuttle pickup area using Sundance Buses will be at the Port of San Diego Administration building, 3165 Pacific Highway, and at the Port's employee lot directly across the street on the southwest corner of Pacific Highway and Sassafras Street. For more info about the free shuttle service, click here.


Parking is free at this location. Passengers will be dropped off at Harbor Island Park. The pick up location after the show will be determined shortly and updated on this site.


The Big Bay Fireworks Show was established in 2001 to benefit the San Diego Armed Services YMCA and various programs for San Diego area military families. The Port of San Diego contributes a combined total of $130,000 in cash and Port Services for the event.