4th of July 2014 Weekend Events & Fireworks in San Diego

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Enjoy this fun filled holiday weekend with 4th of July fireworks and celebrations in San Diego. Have a great time at concerts, shows, San Diego County Fair and awesome night watching fireworks during Independence Day. Make your way to San Diego Bay to have a spectacular view of Big bay Boom fireworks this Independence Day. Below is the list of other things to enjoy this weekend in San Diego.

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big-bay-boom-san-diegoWhat: Big Bay Boom Fireworks 

Where: San Diego Bay

When: Friday, July 4, 2014, 9:00 pm

Description: One of the country’s most lavish 4th of July fireworks, Big Bay Boom is set to make its presence felt with a bang with a mind-blowing assortment of fireworks. San Diego is famous for its 4th of July fireworks, and Big Bay Boom clearly explains why. Head over to the San Diego Bay or hop on board one of the many cruise liners that offer an up-close-and-personal view of this staggering demonstration. You may also choose to view the show from Shelter Island, Marina Park, Harbor Island, Embarcadero South, Seaport Village, Embarcadero North, and Coronado Ferry Landing.

San Diego Padres' Everth Cabrera, right, is congratulated by teammate Will Venable after scoring in the ninth inning of their 4-1 loss to the Cincinnati Reds in a baseball game in San Diego, Wednesday, July 31, 2013. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)What: San Diego Padres vs. Cincinnati Reds

Where: Petco Park, San Diego 

When: Wednesday, July 2, 2014, 12:40 pm

Description: After outscoring the San Francisco Giants a week ago, San Diego Padres are all set to take on the Reds at home. Young Jesse Hahn will be on the mound for the game. Hahn has held his own in the previous matches posting a 0.95 ERA during his winning streak. But this time, Hahn, with the rest of the team will be facing off against the Reds who have won their last five series. Here is to our favorite team and hoping for a great game.

Cost: $13.25-91

san-diego-county-fairWhat: San Diego County Fair: REO Speedwagon

Where: Heineken Grandstand Stage, San Diego

When: Wednesday, July 2, 2014, 7:30 pm

Description: REO Speedwagon rose in popularity more than three decades ago and still counting. With hits like “Can’t Fight This Feeling,” “Keep On Loving You” and “Take It On The Run,” it is one of the most anticipated events of this weekend. A band based ib Long Beach known as The Moderates, will perform at the opening of REO Speedwagon at 7:00 pm. The entry is Free for unreserved seats and standing area in front of the stage. You need to pay for tickets if you are looking for reserved seats.

Cost: Terrace (reserved seats) – $35 for Ages 13-61 and $30 for Ages 62 and older and ages 6-12; Second and fourth level (reserved seats) – $29 for Ages 13-61 and $24, Ages 62 and older and ages 6-12.

fringe-festWhat: 2014 San Diego International Fringe Festival 

Where: San Diego

When: Wednesday, July 3 to Sunday, 13, 2014

Description: San Diego International Fringe Festival is a platform for artists to showcase their talents as well as helping the local community by boosting art and culture. Artists from across the country and other parts of the world participate along with local talents. Art forms spanning theatre, buskers, comedy, circus, poetry, spoken word, street performers, cabaret, dance, film, puppetry, music, design, visual art and more are encouraged to show their wares.

The venue differs from show-to-show and takes place throughout the day. Festival Launch and Parade starts from 12:00 pm at Fringe City at Horton Plaza where you get the opportunity to sample shows and take a look at snippet performances like Buskers by Kris Bentz, Nothing with Nobody by Vucciria Teatro, Dr Frankenstein’s Travelling Freak Show by Tin Shed Theatre Co., Beau and Aero and so on.

Cost: $10-15

shore-thing-la-jollaWhat:Shore Thing 

Where: MCASD La Jolla

When: Thursday, July 3, 2014 to Thursday, August 28, 2014, Every Thursday from 5:00 pm

Description: Back for the second year, Shore Thing opens with style and aplomb at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego. Mingle with friends in the wonderful Sculpture Garden, enjoy live music, the galleries, cocktails on terrace, tours and more.

Funded generously by BMWi and proceeds from the 2014 Biennial Art Auction, this is the heaven on earth for art lovers.

Cost: Free

bill-contiWhat: Star Spangled POPs with Bill Conti

Where: Embarcadero Marina Park South

When: Friday, July 4 to Sunday, 6, 2014, 7:30 pm

Description: Conducted by Bill Conti, with Kelly Levesque and Gary Mauer as the vocals, the Star Spangled POPs is all set to become one of your favorite ways to enjoy the 4th of July. Bill Conti, the famous Rocky composer and the winner of Oscar and Emmy awards, leads the way for a haunting and beautiful musical display. Patriotic tunes will be the order of the day as a tribute the nation’s military forces and gorgeous fireworks exhibit.

Cost: $27-84

san-diego-poloWhat: San Diego Polo: Pan -American Cup Finals

Where: San Diego Polo Club, Rancho Santa Fe

When: July 6, 2014, 12:30 pm to 5:00 pm

Description: Wear your red, white and blue to celebrate the end of your 4th of July weekend at SDPC. The first match is scheduled to take place at 1:00 pm, the feature match at 3:00 pm with an intermission in between. The Champagne Divot Stomp takes off at 3:45 pm. Celebrate the local heroes including Oceanside Police Department, Del Mar Lifeguards, San Diego Fire Rescue, and all first responders. The event will also feature Oceanside Police Dogs, a fundraiser for Solutions for Change and a Watermelon Eating Contest for Kids.

Cost: General – $12/person, VIP – $30/person


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