Top 5 Fourth of July Activities for Teens in San Diego

It’s July already, and the Fourth is forthcoming. When and where are you partying in the name of Independence Day? San Diego has a lot of events going on for the holiday. Aceable is gonna help you pick by bringing you this list of the Top 5 Fourth of July events.

1. Big Bay Boom

It’s time again for the triple B. The Big Bay Boom is the biggest fireworks show in San Diego, with fireworks launching from four different barges for maximum sky coverage. That means you can get a Gucci view from pretty much anywhere near the Big Bay. Explosions commence at 9 pm, but you’ll want to get there well ahead of time. Check the website for all the viewing locations and info about free parking and shuttles.

Go to the Big Bay Boom in San Diego
Photo courtesy of Evgeny Yorobe

2. 4th of July at Ocean Beach

Why not celebrate America’s independence at the beach? This is California, after all. Spend the day enjoying the waves, shops, and tasty food that Ocean Beach has to offer. The parking lots are like America: free. At 9 pm, watch the fireworks show from the O.B. pier.

Celebrate the 4th of July on Ocean Beach
Photo courtesy of Ocean Beach

3. Summer Pops 2016

Spend the evening at Bayside Summer Nights enjoying Summer Pops 2016: Celebrate America. Get yourself to Embarcadero Marina Park South on July 4th by 7:30 pm. Bring a picnic and enjoy a live musical tribute to a real American classic, the one and only Johnny Cash.

Hear Johnny Cash songs at Summer Pops
Get your Americana on.

4. 1800s Fourth of July

Let’s take it way, way back with the 1800s Fourth of July at Old Town San Diego State Historic Park. This is a fun way to celebrate during the day (10 am to 4 pm) on July 4th before the evening fireworks events start. There will be a parade, music, crafts, and games (Pie eating contest, anyone?). Everything is made to feel like an old fashioned Fourth of July just like it was on the frontier back in the day.

1800s Fourth of July in San Diego
Have an old time-y Independence Day.

5. San Diego County Fair

What’s more American than a day at the fair? The Fourth of July is the last day of the San Diego County Fair, so go enjoy it! The Opening Ceremony is at 9:30 am, and the fun don’t stop until midnight. There will be contests for pie eating, floral design, and most patriotic costume. You can also check out pro wrestling, the parade, guest speakers, comedy, and fireworks. Admission is $16 for adults and teens over the age of 13.

Celebrate the 4th of July in San Diego
Happy 4th!