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Where to Watch 4th of July Fireworks by Boat


Post by Olivia Provencher-Hennedy - Published on 6/25/19, 12:00 PM
One of the sweetest perks of living in a city by the sea is being able to escape the noise, exhaust, and hoards of people by getting out on the water. And when 4th of July rolls around? The night skies and their reflections on the water are absolutely stunning.

Get your plans for the 4th squared away early! Check out these boating safety tips and see the best spots to watch the fireworks by boat. 

Nearly 12 million registered boats across the country participate in 4th of July celebrations each year. To avoid boater gridlock and keep your crew safe:

  1. Be wary of boating and drinking, particularly when compounded by sun and a long day on the water.

  2. If you need spare life jackets for your extra July 4th stowaways, borrow one from the BoatUS Foundation’s Kids’ Life Jacket Loaner site.

  3. Keep your boat afloat! A good rule of thumb for boat capacity: make sure everyone has a seat. 

  4. Stay untangled & charged: TowBoatUS reports that many July 4th assistance calls are for anchor line disentanglements and battery jumps.

  5. Paddle safe: Navigation lights apply to SUP boards. Stay visible and avoid congested boat areas.

Ready to make your plans? Read on for fireworks shows near you. 

 

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This post was originally published June 2016 and updated in 2017 and 2018 and on 6/25/19 with current-year dates and additional events. You'll notice we credit some boaters in this post – to share your event, chime in on Facebook!

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Maine 4th of July Fireworks Shows 

  • Kennebunk: While only home to about 3,500 year-round residents, Kennebunkport is known for having some of the best displays in the state. Kennebunk and Kennebunkport team up each year to set off a spectacular show from Narragansett Point, between Gooch’s and Middle beaches. The show starts at 9PM on Thursday, July 4th, and the best spot by far to watch is from on the water. 

  • Portland: July 4th, 9PM over Eastern Promenade Park.

  • NEW Old Orchard Beach: July 4th, 9:45PM over the OOB pier. 

  • Ogunquit: July 4th, 9:15PM from Ogunquit Beach.

  • Bar Harbor: July 4th, 9:15PM over Frenchman Bay.

  • NEW Southwest Harbor: July 4th, 6PM-10PM launched from Acadia Fuel Barge. 

  • Camden: July 4th, from Camden Harbor around 9PM.

  • York: July 4th, 9PM at York Public Beach & Park on York Street. 

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New Hampshire 4th of  July Fireworks Shows

  • Portsmouth: As a major coastal town in one of the original Thirteen Colonies, in a state whose slogan is Live Free or Die, it's safe to say Independence Day means a lot to the people of Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Every year the City of Portsmouth holds their 4th of July Fireworks on July 3rd. You can watch from South Mill Pond from 8PM-10 PM to see the sky light up with fireworks.

  • Alton Bay: July 3rd, at 9:20PM over the bay.

  • Hampton: July 4th, at 9:30PM from Hampton Beach.

  • Center Harbor: July 4th, over the harbor at dusk.

  • Bristol: July 6th, at dusk from the foot of Newfound Lake.

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Massachusetts 4th of  July Fireworks Shows

If you're out night-sailing 4th of July weekend on the coast of Massachusetts – and in particular out of Boston or the North or South Shore – you're guaranteed to see some shows. 


  • Oakham: July 1st, at dusk off a barge on Lake Dean.

  • Swampscott: July 3rd, around 8PM from Fisherman's Beach.

  • Milford: July 3rd, at 10PM at Plains Park.

  • Sharon: July 3rd, at 9:30PM from a barge on Lake Massapoag.

  • Gloucester: July 3rd, 9:30PM over Gloucester Harbor.

  • Lynn: July 3rd, 9PM from a barge near Red Rock.

  • Weymouth: July 3rd, 9:30PM at either George Lane Beach in North Weymouth or from a barge off Wessagusset Beach.

  • Boston Harbor: July 4th, 10:30PM as part of Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular. Head there around 8PM to hear the concert before the fireworks show begins!

  • Quincy: July 4th, Bay Pointe Waterfront Restaurant which is right next to Baypointe Marina will be hosting fireworks for the City of Quincy around 9:15PM. 

  • Falmouth: July 4th, 9:15PM from Falmouth Heights Beach (more info - thank you to Dockwa boater Peter S.!

  • Martha's Vineyard: July 4th, as darkness falls over Edgartown Harbor.

  • Nahant: July 4th, 9PM from Bailey’s Hill Park.

  • Plymouth: July 4th, 9:15PM on the Plymouth Waterfront.

  • New Bedford: July 4th, at 9PM from a barge off the State Pier.

  • Marblehead: The 2019 fireworks are scheduled for July 4th, at 9:15PM. The Harbor Illumination will begin at 9PM in Marblehead Harbor.

  • Fall River: July 4th, 9:30PM at Battleship Cove.

  • Hyannis: July 4th, over Lewis Bay at dusk.

  • Salem: July 4th, at 9:15PM. The fireworks are launched from Derby Wharf accompanied by live music from the orchestra! 

  • Provincetown: July 4th, around 9PM from Provincetown Harbor & MacMillan Pier.

  • Edgartown: July 4th, 9:15PM from Edgartown Harbor.

  • Wakefield: July 4th, around 9:30PM on Lake Quannapowitt. Get there around 4:30PM to enjoy the Wakefield annual Fourth of July Parade! 

  • Springfield: July 4th, around 9:30PM at Riverfront Park.

  • Chatham: On July 4th, the Chatham 4th of July parade is happening from 9:30AM-11:30AM with the theme "Hooked on Chatham." The fireworks begin at dusk over Midnight Oyster Pond.

  • Barnstable: July 4th, at 9PM over Lewis Bay.

  • Marion: July 5th, around dusk. The Fireworks display will be at Silvershell Beach! 

  • Nantucket: July 5th, 9PM from a barge by Jetties Beach.

  • Orleans: July 6th, at dusk. You can see the Rock Harbor fireworks display from Cape Cod Bay beaches in Brewster and Eastham.

  • Salisbury: July 6th, at 9:30PM from Salisbury Beach.

  • Onset: July 6th, over the Onset harbor at 9PM (Thanks to Dockwa boater Mark D. for telling us about this one!

Don't see your town on this list? Check out all the Massachusetts Fourth of July fireworks shows here

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Rhode Island 4th of  July Fireworks Shows

Li'l Rhody packs a punch on Independence Day! Makes sense: with so much water real estate, everyone wants to highlight their pretty harbors. Take yourself and your crew on a tour of Narragansett Bay:


  • Jamestown: July 1st, 9PM over Newport Harbor and Narragansett Bay.

  • Newport: July 2nd, 9:15PM over Newport Harbor.

  • Block Island: July 3rd, around 9PM from Town Beach Pavilion.

  • Bristol, RI Fireworks: July 3rd, 9:30PM from Independence Park. Get there early and stroll over to the concert series downtown! 

  • Providence: July 4th, the city of Providence will celebrate the fourth of July with fireworks, food, music and more at Indian Point Park around 7PM. 

  • Warwick: July 7th, 9PM from the Oakland Beach seawall.

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Connecticut 4th of  July Fireworks Shows

  • Westport: Westport Police Athletic League Fireworks at Compo Beach on July 3rd, at dusk. 

  • Norwalk: Fireworks and entertainment at Calf Pasture Beach. Festival starts at 5:30PM with fireworks at dusk on July 3rd. 

  • Stratford: Fireworks at Short Beach Park at 9PM on July 3rd. 

  • Madison: July 3rd, 9:30PM held on waterfront area off West Wharf Beach.

  • Fairfield: July 3rd, around 9:15PM from either Penfield or Jennings Beaches. Music begins around 6PM at Jennings Beach!

  • Rowayton: Rowayton Civic Association Fireworks at Bayley Beach on July 4th, at 9PM.

  • New London: July 13th, the Waterfront Park and State Pier Fireworks Extravaganza begins at 9PM. 

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New Jersey 4th of  July Fireworks Shows

If you're heading to the jersey shore for 4th of July weekend this year there are some great festivities planned! Take a look at some the shows below and book your Independence Day weekend now.


  • Manasquan: July 3rd, at dusk on the beach.

  • Barnegat: July 3rd, at dusk from Barnegat Municipal Dock.

  • Ocean City: July 4th, 9PM at Ninth Street Beach or the Ocean City Music Pier.

  • Point Pleaseant: July 4th, at dusk at Jenkinson's Boardwalk & Beach.

  • Seaside Heights: July 4th, at 9:30PM from Seaside Heights Boardwalk & Beach.

  • Asbury Park: July 4th, at 9PM over the ocean. 

  • Atlantic City: July 4th, at 10PM over the beach and boardwalk.

  • Toms River: July 4th, at dusk over the river.

  • Cape May: July 4th, at 9PM fireworks over the ocean.

  • Jersey City: The 6th annual Jersey City Freedom fireworks festival takes place at Exchange Place on the Hudson River. The festival takes place on July 4th, from 12PM-10PM with fireworks beginning around 9PM.

  • Lavallette: July 7th, 8PM at Lavallette Gazebo.

 

We asked for boaters fireworks displays, and Ray K. from Millville, Delaware shared his favorite: 

Since I was 7, (61 years ago LOL) I have been going by boat into the Toms River where the small town of Beachwood puts on a fireworks show that is awesome. There are close to 700 boats anchored up in the River which in itself is a stunning sight. Many thousands more view from rooftops and beaches along the River. Now my children bring my grand children home for the show. In December Joni and I moved to Bethany Beach, DE, but will make the trip back to Toms River in our 44' Ocean for the 4th. It's a 5-hour boat ride, but we will not only be with family and friends, but continue a lifelong family tradition of Fireworks on the River. I have missed less than 6 for various reasons over the years and still thrills me.

Toms River fireworks are traditionally held on the 4th. Keep an eye on the Toms River town website.

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New York 4th of July Fireworks Shows

 

  • Oakdale: July 3rd, at 9:15PM over Connetquot River.

  • Riverhead: July 3rd, at 9:30PM over the Peconic Riverfront. 

  • Clayton: The Clayton Town Fireworks are being held on July 3rd, around dusk. They will be set off to music in front of Calumet Island and viewable from Riverside Drive. Need to reserve somewhere close by after the fireworks? Be sure to check out Clayton Harbor Municipal Marina!

  • Montauk: July 4th, at 9:15PM at Umbrella beach. 

  • New York City: The Macy's pyrotechnic spectacular bursts over the East River on July 4th, at 9:20PM. The fireworks are set off from barges located on the East River spread between 24th and 41st streets. 

  • Wantagh: July 4th, at 9PM over Jones Beach.

  • NEW Moonbean Gateway Marina: is hosting a Boater Appreciation Independence Day celebration on July 4th, from 1PM-5PM! Enjoy free hamburgers and hot-dogs, entertainment, giveaways, and more. Be sure to reserve a spot and tie up here for the festivities! 

  • Southampton: July 5th, at 7PM the Annual American Picnic with Fireworks will take place over Shinnecock Bay.

  • Sag Harbor: On July 6th, the fireworks will be visible from Haven's Beach, Marine Park, or Long Wharf at dusk.

  • Amagansett: July 6th, at dusk over Fresh Pond Beach.

  • Shelter Island: July 13th, at 9:30PM over Crescent Beach. 

  • East Hampton: July 13th, at 9:30PM. The fireworks will be visible from Three Mile Harbor!

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Chesapeake Bay 4th of  July Fireworks Shows

Chesapeake Bay pulls out all the stops, with booms and sizzles ricocheting around the water for three nights in a row! From Havre de Grace to Cape Charles, you'll find a Dockwa marina ready to make you feel at home for the Fourth!


  • Rock Hall, MD: July 3, 9PM over the harbor.

  • Annapolis: July 4, 9:15PM from Susan Campbell Park. Get there by 8PM for the Naval Academy's Concert Band performance.

  • Baltimore: July 4, 9:30PM over the harbor. Go around 7PM for a concert by the U.S. Navy Band at the Inner Harbor Amphitheater!

  • Cape Charles, VA: July 4th, after dark over the harbor.

  • Solomons Island, MD: July 4th, around 9:15PM.

  • Middle River: July 6th, at dusk. Fireworks take place off Wilson Point.

  • Havre de Grace, MD: July 6th, 9:30PM from Concord Point Park.

4th of July Celebrations

Independence Day celebrations can be found throughout the state. Enjoy food, live entertainment and the colorful firework displays.

 
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4th of July Celebrations

Independence Day celebrations can be found throughout the state. Enjoy food, live entertainment and the colorful firework displays.

 
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South Carolina 4th of  July Fireworks Shows

  • Charleston: Spend July 4th in Chucktown and catch the fireworks – their largest show to date – and live music starting at 9:10PM. The party starts at 3PM at Riverfront Park in the city of North Charleston with musical guests, children's activities, food trucks, and craft vendors. Book your slip and join the fun!

  • Hilton Head Island: July 4th, the Harbour Town Fireworks Extravaganza begins at 9PM!

  • Myrtle Beach: On July 4th, Murrells Inlet fireworks begin at 10PM. 

  • North Myrtle Beach: On July 4th, the fireworks display can be seen from Cherry Grove Pier around 9:30PM. 

  • Lake Broadway: July 4th, at 10PM you can see the fireworks over the lake.

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North Carolina 4th of July Fireworks Shows 

  • New Bern: The City of New Bern is planning an exciting July 4th celebration. Fireworks begin at 9:15PM at Lawson Creek Park. Come earlier to make it a day full of fun along the riverfront! 

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Georgia 4th of  July Fireworks Shows

  • Darien: On June 29th, the Red, White and Blues on the Bluff festival begins at 6PM with the fireworks beginning after dark over the Waterfront Park. 

  • Jekyll Island: Another spot in Georgia to see the fireworks for the fourth on July 4th, beginning at 9PM.

  • Tybee Island: July 4th, 9:15PM. Fireworks will be launched from Tybee Beach Pier and Pavilion over the water!

  • NEW Albany: On July 4th, the downtown concert and fireworks are held at the Riverfront Park. The concert begins at 5PM with the fireworks starting at 9:30PM.

  • Savannah: While the fireworks turn up the heat in Savannah, you can be sitting pretty with a front row seat right on the water! Fireworks begin at 9:15PM on July 4th, over the water by Tybee Island.

  • Blue Ridge: On July 6th, the Lake Blue Ridge Fireworks begin at 8:30PM by the Lake Blue Ridge Marina.

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Great Lakes 4th of  July Fireworks Shows


  • Bay Harbor will host the Petoskey Steel Drum Band beginning July 3rd, at 8PM. Enjoy food trucks and other special offerings. An unparalleled fireworks display over Bay Harbor Lake will commence at dusk.

  • Chicago: When the city of Chicago canceled its fireworks show in 2011, Navy Pier took the helm and has been Independence Day central ever since. A patriotic soundtrack blares as fireworks rocket overhead. Book a slip on Navy Pier or at a nearby Dockwa marina, and watch the fireworks over the water on July 4th, at 9:30PM!

  • Center Lake: On July 4th, the boat parade starts around 1PM with fireworks after dark over the lake.

  • Saginaw: July 4th, at 10PM along the river!

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Louisiana 4th of  July Fireworks Shows

  • New Orleans: knows how to throw a good party. If you're in the area, get in on what is sure to be a borderline-insane celebration of our nation's independence. Weather permitting, the fireworks display begins aboard “dueling barges” anchored at mid-river on July 4th, at 9PM, and can be viewed from either side of the river.

  • Baton Rouge: July 4th, over the Mississippi River at 9PM.

  • Lake Charles: July 4th, 9:15PM over Lake Charles during the Red, White, Blue and You Parade. 

  • Shreveport-Bossier: July 4th, the Rockets over the Red Fireworks Festival begins at 9:15PM!

  • South Padre Island: Officially designated the "Fireworks Capital of Texas," South Padre Island hosts a fireworks extravaganza over Laguna Madre Bay at 9:15PM on July 4th. 

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Texas 4th of July Fireworks Shows

  • Starnes Island: July 3rd, at 8:30PM over Lake Travis just offshore from VIP Marina and Beachside Billy's.

  • Austin: H-E-B Austin Symphony Orchestra performs the annual 4th of July fireworks & symphony at Vic Mathias Shores at 9:30PM.

  • San Antonio: Catch the 4th of July fireworks show at Woodlawn Lake Park starting around 8:45PM.

  • Marble Falls: Over the Lake at Lakeside Park on July 4th, there will be a 20 minute firework show starting at dark! 

  • Lago Vista: July 4th, at dusk over Lake Travis by Bar K. Park.

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Alabama 4th of July Fireworks Shows

  • Gulf Shores: July 4th, at 9PM fireworks will be shot off from the Gulf State Park Fishing and Education Pier over Gulf Shores Public Beach.

  • Orange Beach: On July 4th, a fireworks display will be launched over Perdido Beach at 9PM. Get there around 6PM to see live performances on the Beach Deck of Perdido Beach Resort!

  • Cullman: July 4th, at 9PM the fireworks will be launched over Lewis Smith Lake.

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Mississippi 4th of July Fireworks Shows

  • Ocean Springs: Watch the fireworks over the beach on July 3rd, around 8:45PM at Fort Maurepas Park. 

  • Biloxi: July 4th, fireworks will begin at 9PM at Biloxi Small Craft Harbor. The fireworks will be fired from a barge near Deer Island.

  • Waveland: The Independence Day Celebration will be held July 4th, beach-side starting at 5PM with fireworks beginning at 9PM.

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Arkansas 4th of July Fireworks Shows

  • Fairfield Bay: the Fairfield Bay Marina is hosting a week of fun for the 4th of July! Here is a list of some of their events:

    • July 4th- Check out the parade at 9AM and the festivities and car show begins at 11AM.

    • July 5th- Fireworks starting at 9PM

    • July 6th- Red White & Blue Golf Tournament 8AM at Indian Hills Golf Resort

  • Heber Springs: The 2019 Fireworks Extravaganza in Heber Springs will take place on July 6th, at Sandy Beach on Geers Ferry Lake. Gates open at 10AM and people can arrive by boat or by car for a day of fun before the live music at 7PM and fireworks over the lake at 9:30PM. 

  • Greers Ferry: The Greers Ferry City Fireworks, hosted by the Greers Ferry Chamber of Commerce, will take place at 8:30PM on July 4th, at Greers Ferry City Park. 

  • Ward: July 4th, Picnic and Fireworks Show at the Ward Sports Complex will take place from 4PM-10PM.

  • Pangburn: July 4th, at Pangburn City Park at 9PM. The schedule for the day includes a parade, a horseshoe-pitching contest, free BBQ dinners, the Luke Williams Band and fireworks! 

Kentucky 4th of July Fireworks Shows

  • Paducah: July 4th, fireworks beginning at dusk.

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Florida 4th of July Fireworks Shows

  • Cocoa Beach: A two day fireworks display will be held on July 3rd, at 9PM over the Harbor and on July 4th at 8:45PM over the Indian River Lagoon.

  • NEW Tampa: July 4, 2019 Tampa will be hosting a new Independence Day fireworks celebration, Boom By The Bay, at four locations along the Hillsborough River downtown: Waterworks Park and Armature Works, Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park, the Tampa Convention Center, and Sparkman Wharf. This spectacular show will span 2.5 miles and starts at dusk! 

  • Deerfield Beach: July 4th, at 9:05PM at the Main Beach. 

  • Fort Lauderdale: The 4th of July Spectacular takes place on July  4th, with fireworks over Fort Lauderdale Beach beginning at 9PM.

  • Pompano Beach: July 4th Fireworks Extravaganza is being held on July 4th, with fireworks beginning at 9PM. They are launched by the end of the Pompano Beach Fishing Pier.

  • Delray Beach: July 4th, at 9PM. Fireworks launch from the north end of the beach.

  • West Palm Beach: 4th of Flagler Independence Day celebration begins at 5PM. You can expect live music, festivities, and plenty of food and drinks. The fireworks extravaganza over the Intracoastal Waterway begins at 9PM. 

  • Miami: Fireworks are shot off barges in Biscayne Bay at 9PM on July 4th.

  • Pensacola: Fireworks begin at 9PM over Pensacola Bay on July 4th.

  • Fort Myers: The Fort Myers Beach fireworks will begin at 9PM on July 4th, over the ocean.

  • Orlando: Fireworks at the Fountain will take place on July 4th, at dusk at Lake Eola Park.

  • Cedar Key: will host its 4th annual an on-the-water fireworks show on July 4th, launching the display from a barge off Dock Street at 9PM. You can learn more here. (Thanks to Cindy S. for sending this event our way!)

  • NEW Crystal River:  July 4th, at 9:00PM on King’s Bay. Free activities for all at King’s Bay Park. 

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Washington 4th of July Fireworks Shows

  • Seattle: Enjoy the fireworks display at Gas Works Park on July 4th, at 10:15PM over Lake Union.

  • SeaTac: July 4th, at 10PM at Angle Lake Park. 

  • Everett: July 4th, 10:45PM watch the fireworks display over the Puget Sound.

  • Des Moines: July 4th, at 10:15PM, view the fireworks over the Puget Sound.

Oregon 4th of July Fireworks Shows

  • Newport: July 4th, at dusk over Yaquina Bay. 

  • Portland: Enjoy the 4th of July fireworks at the Waterfront Blues Fest show on July 4th, at 10:15PM.

  • Seaside: July 4th, at 10PM over the Seaside Beach.

  • Wallowa Lake: on July 4th, the Shake The Lake 4th of July Fireworks will be held at the north end of the Lake at 9PM.

  • Astoria: July 4th, at dusk, fireworks will be launched from the East End Mooring Basin over the Columbia River.

Colorado 4th of July Fireworks Shows 

  • Grand Lake: The Grand Lake 4th of July Fireworks Extravaganza is ranked as "one of the best fireworks shows in the nation." Be sure to watch the fireworks over the lake on July 4th, at 10PM! 

  • Estes Park: July 4th, at 9:30PM over Lake Estes.

  • Loveland: July 4th celebration at North Lake Park with the fireworks starting at 9:15PM over the lake.

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California 4th of July Fireworks Shows

  • Oceanside: 

    • July 3rd, at 9PM over the ocean! The event kicks off at 6PM with live music and food trucks parked on Rancho Del Oro Road.

    • Yankee Doodle Dinghy Parade at Oceanside Harbor will take place from 1PM-3PM on July 4th. For its 17th year in a row, this event allows participants to decorate their dinghies in patriotic themes and parade them around the inner harbor. All are welcome to participate. 

  • San Francisco sets off twin 4th of July fireworks displays from Aquatic Pier just below Ghirardelli Square and from a barge near Pier 39 on July 4th at dusk. A prime spot to see the fireworks display from these locations would be around Treasure Island! Check out more information regarding the celebration at the pier here!

  • South Lake Tahoe: On July 4th, Lights on the Lake at South Lake Tahoe is known as one of the largest and best Independence Day fireworks displays in the country! The fireworks show starts around 9:45PM and we think out on the water is the best way to view it.

  • Incline Village: On July 4th, at 9:30PM. Lake Tahoe's North Shore hosts the Red, White, and Tahoe Blue fireworks display that is one you don't want to miss! 

  • Lake Oroville: On July 4th, Lake Oroville in Northern California hosts a fireworks show over the lake in the Sierra Nevada foothills starting at 9PM.

  • Marina Del Rey: hosts the "best fireworks display on the Westside" on July 4th, at 9PM. Click the link to reserve your spot through Dockwa today! 

  • Newport Beach: 

    • On July 4th, a Southern California fireworks display goes off at Newport Dunes Resort at 9PM.

    • On July 4th, from 1PM until 3:30PM the Old Glory Boat Parade is taking place at Collins Island and will continue through the Newport Harbor. Boaters are invited to decorate their boats in pride and patriotism for the holiday celebrations! 

  • Imperial Beach: Imperial Beach Independence Day Fireworks at 9PM on July 4th.

  • Laguna Beach: Fireworks will take place at Monument Point at Heisler Park on July 4th, at 9PM.

  • Dana Point: The Dana Point Independence Day Fireworks Extravaganza at Doheny State Beach is taking place at 8:45PM. There will be a full day of events at the beach starting from 6AM until 10PM! 

  • Avalon: The Catalina Island Avalon Fourth of July Celebration is taking place from 10AM-9PM. The annual golf cart parade down Crescent Ave begins at 10AM. At 3:30PM the Avalon Bay Dinghy Parade starts. Fireworks will be shot off over Avalon Harbor at 9PM. 

  • Huntington Beach: The Pier Plaza Festival is taking place at Huntington Beach Pier from 10AM-9PM. A parade consisting of bands, floats, celebrities and equestrians will be marching through downtown Huntington Beach. Fireworks start at dusk.

  • Channel Islands Harbor: Channel Island Harbor is hosting Fireworks by the Sea which is an all-day 4th of July celebration including activities, entertainment, food, games, an artist's market and more! Fireworks begin at 9PM. 

  • San Diego: 

    • Maritime Museum of San Diego Independence Day festivities at The Embarcadero from 5PM until 8:30PM on July 4th. Fireworks begin at 9PM.

    • Coronado Island from 5AM-9PM on July 4th. The 44th Annual Independence Day 12K run-5K run/walk will be at Tidelands Park. There will be art in the park, a concert and fireworks that start at 9PM! For me info click here!  

    • Celebrate 4th of July watching the Big Bay Boom Fireworks show launched from four barges around the bay (Shelter Island, Harbor Island, The Embarcadero area and Seaport Village/Coronado Landing). Fireworks begin at 9PM!

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