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Event Spotlight: San Diego's Big Bay Boom!

Are you ready for San Diego’s Largest Fireworks Show!? 
 
July 4th marks the date for this spectacular event taking place on the Bay. 
 
A salutation to the military families of our service heroes.

About The Big Bay Boom!

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This world class fireworks show is produced by one of the worlds best operators of fireworks displays and is anticipated to have in attendance between 300,000-500,000 people this year. The event is also expected to promote visitation and business to nearby communities which includes: Point Loma, Shelter Island, Harbor Island, Mission Hills, Little Italy, North & South Embarcadero, and the Coronado Ferry Landing. 
 
The fireworks show doesn’t only aim to razzle and dazzle its audience, but also positively impact the San Diego economy. The show is expected to generate approximately $6 million dollars in sales for local businesses as well as as an estimated $370,000 in media exposure. The gross economic value of this event is approximately $10.6 million. 
 
And, it's all for a good cause… 
 
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All net proceeds of the event will go to the Armed Services YMCA who’s goal is to enhance the lives of military personnel and their family members in mind, body, and spirit by providing programs that strengthen families and are relevant to the unique challenges of military life. 
 

Fireworks Details

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The fireworks starts at 9:00pm and will last about 18 minutes. Audio will be synchronized so you can listen live on THE MIGHTY 1090 AM, MAX FM 105.7, Star 94.1, Channel 93.3, Jam’n 95.7, ROCK 105.3, NewsRadio 600 KOGO and XTRA Sports 1360.
 
The event will also be broadcast live on television on TV FOX 5 (San Diego) and KTLA 5 (Los Angeles).
 

The Best 11 Places To Watch The Fireworks From

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With hundreds of thousands of people scrambling for a view, here are 11 of our favourite ways to watch the show.
 
  • Shelter Island
  • Harbor Island
  • North Embarcadero
  • Coronado Ferry Landing
  • Convention Center Terrace
  • Waterfront Park
  • Mission Bay
  • Seaport Village
  • Pacific Beach
  • Coronado Beach
  • La Jolla Cove
 

Additional Things to See & Do

 
The fireworks is just icing on the cake. Here are a few other recommendations to make this July 4th one to remember.
 

Hornblower Yachts 

 
The best views of the fireworks are from the water. This event takes you on a 3 hour yacht journey with buffet dinner, DJ entertainment and an amazing display from the upper deck. Visit the Hornblower’s website to get more details.
 

Flagship Cruises & Events 

 
This is a spectacular spectator cruise that gives you stellar views of the show. Contact Flagshipsd.com to book.
 

San Diego Maritime Museum

 
Enjoy the fireworks from the decks of the America, Berkeley and the Star of India along the North Embarcadero. Learn more about the Picnic Dinner, Cruises, and General Admission information here
 

Star Spangled Pops

 
Listen to the San Diego Symphony Pops at the Embarcadero Marina Park South while you watch the fireworks. Details and reservation information can be found here
 

Parking & Transportation

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This event is a popular one and it's going to be BUSY. So leave your car behind if you can. There will be free parking lots with shuttle service available.
 
You can download the Big Bay Boom’s Parking and Transportation Guide (PDF) here. 
 
There is a free shuttle service to Shelter Island and Harbor Island that begins its service at 3:00pm. There will also be free parking at SDCCU stadium and an expanded train, trolley and bus service from MTS. All Parking Meters are FREE on July 4th. The last shuttle runs at 10:45pm. 
 
Boaters in the area can also download this Barge Chart to ensure a great and safe view of the show. 
 
There is a new option that offers guaranteed parking with rates up to 50% better than drive-up which you can access here
 

A fireworks show you won't want to miss

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This is a show you won't want to miss whether you live in San Diego or are visiting. We hope to see you there!
 
ps. If you have a favorite view point or recommendation of things you like to do before the fireworks, please let us know in the comments below!
 

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