Not only is La Jolla a gorgeous vacation destination all year long, but it’s also a wonderful place to kick off your 4th of July celebrations. Read on below to find out more about our top things to do in La Jolla for Independence Day!
Celebrate Independence Day with These Top Things to do in La Jolla!
As one of the top neighborhoods in “America’s Finest City” (which refers to San Diego, in case you were curious), La Jolla has its own fireworks display that competes with the best of San Diego’s other suburbs.
The free event involves a fireworks show in La Jolla Cove that takes place from 8:00pm until 10:00pm on the night of July 4th, with fireworks being launched at 9:00pm. An insider tip: get a spot at nearby Ellen Browning Scripps Park early, as it enjoys the best views of the spectacle. If you get there early enough, you can even enjoy snorkeling and scuba diving in La Jolla Cove itself, then treat yourself to one of the stunning sunset views that the area is famous for.
Leading up to the fireworks, you can also enjoy the San Diego County Fair at Del Mar Fairgrounds nearby to the north, which has traditional carnival-style amusement and thrill rides. You can also head south and take the ferry to Coronado to enjoy a 10:00am Independence Day parade and a 4:00pm concert in Spreckels Park during the day.
Alternatively, Escondido is having its own Independence Day festival at the California Center for the Arts, while nearby Poway celebrates the holiday with an all-day event themed around old-fashioned, turn of the twentieth century amusements.
Another option for a spectacular fireworks display in the area is the famous Big Bay Boom in North San Diego Bay. One of the largest fireworks displays in the country, this amazing display can be seen from just about any town along the San Diego Bay, making it an ideal choice if you happen to be hanging out in downtown San Diego or in the Gaslamp Quarter as the 9:00pm celebration begins.
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La Jolla, California offers a variety of enjoyable activities during every Holiday, but 4th of July is particularly active! Planning your vacation during Independence Day? Then here are some fun events happening for 4th of July in La Jolla area:
The Maritime Museum’s Independence Day celebration includes some of the best fireworks viewing on San Diego Bay, as well as really fun opportunities to explore the museum. The museum offers a picnic dinner and a fireworks cruise; this includes admission to the museum and its art exhibits. For those looking to just view the fireworks from our unique venue, they offer a discounted fireworks viewing admission starting at 8:30pm: $10 for adults and $8 for children 12-3.
Celebrate 4th of July with BIG Something!
Looking for live music for this 4th of July? Join the band BIG Something for their tour stop in La Jolla. Get down with their fun sound, have a couple drinks, and then stick around for a fireworks show. The concert starts at 8pm and tickets cost $7 in advance and $10 the day of.
USS Midway Museum’s annual 4th of July in La Jolla Celebration
Join the biggest party in town and buy a ticket to the USS Midway Museum’s annual 4th Of July Celebration. Attendees will get to watch the spectacular “Big Bay Fireworks” show from the Flight Deck! If this is how you want to spend your 4th, make sure you jump on tickets fast! The event usually sells out. Don’t miss your chance!
Fourth of July Fireworks at La Jolla Cove
To get one of the best views of the fireworks show, come celebrate the 4th of July in La Jolla Cove! Come early to find your spot and enjoy this spectacular view with friends and family. Not only that, come even earlier and you can also view an incredible sunset on the beach.
Hornblower’s Dinner Cruise
For a classic 4th of July in La Jolla experience, watch the Big Bay Boom Fireworks Show from the deck of a Hornblower yacht after enjoying a delicious buffet dinner. The Hornblower’s Dinner Cruise celebration is fun for families or couples! Treat yourself to a unique experience and spend this Independence Day on a cruise!
La Jolla is a spectacular place to be during this Independence Day! Make sure you contact us to ensure you have the perfect place to lay your head after a long evening of festivities. We can’t wait to hear from you! Contact us today.