3rd of July Fireworks in Mission Bay


Mission Bay Yacht Club show starts at 9pm
SeaWorld show starts at 9:50pm

TWO Good To Be True?

Come celebrate America’s birthday in Mission Bay on Sunday, July 3rd with two spectacular fireworks shows to light up the sky over Mission Bay. At 9pm, the Mission Bay Yacht Club will launch a fireworks show from a barge in Sail Bay, located between the Mission Bay Yacht Club and Crown Point, followed by a 9:50pm fireworks show put on by SeaWorld San Diego. Get ready for double the fun and excitement this July 3rd!

Best Views of the Fireworks Shows

The best views of the fireworks shows are at the Mission Bay hotels, Bahia Belle sightseeing cruise, SeaWorld San Diego and spacious public parks along the 27 miles of shoreline. Plan your perfect Mission Bay fireworks experience at the following locations:

Mission Bay Hotels Celebrate with Festive Activities Throughout 4th of July Weekend

Bahia Resort Hotel

Discover the picturesque natural beauty of the Bahia Resort Hotel. Savor the fresh flavors and unobstructed bay views at Dockside 1953, enjoy beachside bonfires, play tennis, and swim in our Olympic-sized swimming pool!

Bahia Point Beach and Venture Cove Park both have excellent viewing of both fireworks shows!

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Hyatt Regency Mission Bay

Celebrate 4th of July weekend with balloon artists, face painters and meet and greets with Superheroes for hotel guests. San Diego Whalewatch will also set sail on a fireworks sightseeing cruise.

Get the best views of the SeaWorld fireworks when you book a Marina View Room on Floors 5-17 in the tower.


Mission Bay Resort

Spend the weekend with quintessential family summer activities, such as snow cones, monster volleyball, tie dying tshirts, bounce houses, s’mores nights, family Olympics, and poolside games!

For a front row seat to the fireworks, head over to the beach by the marina, or enjoy from the comfort of your own hotel room!

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Catamaran Resort Hotel

Be spoiled with endless activity options both on-property as well as in the surrounding Pacific Beach neighborhood. Kick off the holiday weekend with a Sunset Luau, have fun in the sun at the beach, and then enjoy a beachside bonfire!

Enjoy a birds’ eye fireworks view from your Mission Bay view room, or watch the show from the comfort of your beach chair on the sand!

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Paradise Point Resort

Join in on the fun at Paradise Point with movies under the stars, a corn hole tournament and super soaker Sunday. Before the big show, head over to Paradise Terrace for Bayside Island Barbecue, cocktails, lawn games and s’mores by the fire.

North Cove has the best seats in the house!

The Dana Ariel View

The Dana on Mission Bay

Get festive at The Dana during 4th of July weekend with daily pool BBQs featuring your favorite grilled fare with all the fixings, independence day themed dive-in movies, specialty cocktails, s’mores and games for the whole family!

Watch the Mission Bay fireworks on the Dana Lawn or from your Water’s Edge room balcony! Then head to the pool or marina boardwalk for the SeaWorld show.

The Dana Ariel View

Bahia Belle Cruise

Jump aboard the Bahia Belle and join in the fun! Cruise on Mission Bay under the starts, with scenic panoramas and\ breathtaking views, cash bar and light snacks. Departs from Bahia Resort at 8pm. $10 for hotel guests and $20 for general admission.

The best views are from the water!

The Dana Ariel View

SeaWorld San Diego

Immerse yourself in light and music this Independence Day weekend with SeaWorld’s Electric Ocean! Get your thrills as Emperor dives through space! The SeaWorld fireworks spectacular brings the brilliant colors of the sea to the skies North Cove has the best seats above the park.

The SeaWorld fireworks can be seen throughout SeaWorld’s 100+ acre park.

Mission Bay Fireworks are Back After 10 Years!

The Mission Bay fireworks show put on by the Mission Bay Yacht Club to celebrate July 4th was an annual tradition that started in 1982, and it went dark in 2012 due to lack of funding. After a 10-year absence, the July holiday fireworks show is back on Mission Bay entirely due to the overwhelming support of the local San Diego community. The Mission Bay Yacht Club was able to raise more than $45,000 of the $60,000 fireworks show cost through a GoFundMe page, which enabled local residents and local businesses to raise money for the show.

You Can Make The Mission Bay Fireworks Show Even Bigger!

The GoFundMe page continues to accept donations up to the event date—the more money raised, the bigger and better the fireworks show will be!