Official Special Event Locations

Official Special Event Locations

The following are Big Bay Boom sponsors have special events for you July 4th enjoyment. Contact them for the specifics of their events within the Big Bay Boom event around Independence Day:


USS Midway Family Fun 4th of July – Midway reopens at 6:30 p.m. for flight deck “family picnic-style” viewing of the fireworks.  Live entertainment, activities for the kids, flight simulators, food concessions and more.  A Family Fun Fourth!  Visit for more details.


Come explore 50-plus diverse shops, 15 unique eateries, 4 bay-view dining restaurants and experience exciting outdoor entertainment before you settle into your prime viewing spot for the Big Bay Boom.  We will have a free outdoor concert from 1 – 4 pm in the East Plaza Gazebo.  You can also take a spin on our historic carousel, get your face painted or swing by Alamo Flags to secure your American flag to waive during the fireworks show.  Fun for the whole family awaits you at Seaport Village where the magic of the sea comes to life. Visit Seaport Village for more details.


The best views of fireworks are from the water! Get up as close as you can to the amazing Big Bay Boom Fireworks on board Hornblower’s July Fourth Dinner Cruises. Enjoy 3 hours on the yacht with a delicious buffet dinner, DJ entertainment and then move up to the sky deck for the amazing fireworks displays! 619-686-8715. Click here for more details.


San Diego’s Fireworks show is going to light up the city this year!  Enjoy the 4th of July by joining Flagship Cruises and Events on either their Star Spangled Dinner Cruise or the Fireworks Spectacular Spectator Cruise.  Both cruises will be leaving from 990 N. Harbor Drive next to the USS Midway.  To make a reservation go to or call 619-522-6155.  Happy Birthday America from everyone at Flagship Cruises & Events! Visit for more details.


From the decks of the Berkeley and the Star of India, enjoy the Big Bay Boom July 4th Fireworks Show along the North Embarcadero. Check out what’s happening at San Diego Maritime Museum Web site