Big Bay Boom July 4th Fireworks Show

When: July 4, 2015
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
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.

Fireworks Locations

Fireworks will be discharged simultaneously from barges placed strategically around the bay off of Shelter Island, Harbor Island, North Embarcadero, and Coronado Ferry Landing/South Embarcadero.

Best Viewing

Shelter Island
Harbor Island
North Embarcadero
Seaport Village/South Embarcadero
Coronado Ferry Landing

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 THE MIGHTY 1090 AM and MAX FM 105.7 radio. The show also will be televised live on Fox 5 (San Diego), covered by four remote cameras and a helicopter.




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.”

Transportation and Parking

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.


Parking along San Diego Bay fills up quickly. Get there early and plan where to park. To accommodate the large crowds the  Port of San Diego has set up Free shuttle service to Harbor Island and Shelter Island. Plenty of FREE Parking also available at Qualcomm Stadium with an MTS Trolley Ticket.

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.