Celebrate America's birthday and have a Star-Spangled good time with these (mostly) free activities and fireworks shows throughout San Diego.

USS Midway Museum Fourth of July Celebration
Where: 910 N. Harbor Dr., San Diego
Time: 6 p.m.
Cost: $15 admission
More info: http://www.midway.org/july-4th-2014

Big Bay Boom: The biggest fireworks show in San Diego
Where: Bay off Shelter Island, Harbor Island, Embarcadero and Seaport Village
Time: 9 p.m.
Cost: Free
More info: http://www.bigbayboom.com/

Camp Pendleton Beach Bash
Where: Location Del Mar Beach Resort at Camp Pendleton
Time: Tribute to Heroes video at 8:45 p.m., fireworks at 9 p.m.
More info: http://www.mccscp.com/beachbash

Where: Spreckels Park, 601 Orange Ave., Coronado., Glorietta Bay
Time: 10 a.m. Independence Day parade, 9 p.m. fireworks
More info: http://www.ecoronado.com/4th

Del Mar San Diego County Fair
Where: San Diego County Fairgrounds
Time: hometown heroes parade at 7 p.m.; fireworks at 9 p.m.
Cost: Fair admission, see prices
More info: http://www.sdfair.com/

El Cajon
Where: Kennedy Park, 1675 E Madison Ave., El Cajon
Time: Approximately 9 p.m.; festivities end at 10 p.m.
More info: http://www.ci.el-cajon.ca.us/events/

Where: Grape Day Park , 321 N Broadway, Escondido
Time: 9 p.m.
More info: 51st annual Escondido Fourth of July celebration includes free children's activities including face painting, feather hair extensions, and airbrush tattoos. http://visitescondido.com/event-calendar/?cid=all&mc_id=5268

La Jolla
Where: Ellen Browning Scripps Park and La Jolla Cove, along the La Jolla Coast Walk.
Time: 9 p.m.
More info: http://www.lajollafireworks.org/

National City
Where: Kimball Park, 12th St. and D Ave., National City
Time: TBD
For more info: http://www.ci.national-city.ca.us/index.aspx?page=16&recordid=2850

Ocean Beach
Where: OB Pier
Time: Events runs 4:45 p.m.-9 p.m.
More info: https://oceanbeachsandiego.com/attractions/annual-events/4th-july-fireworks

Poway USA Birthday Celebration
Where: 14135 Midland Road, Poway Veteran's Park, Poway
Time: Begins 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
More info: Old-fashioned Fourth of July, featuring Civil War re-enactments, photos with Uncle Sam and Abe Lincoln, and more. Fireworks display at Poway High School. http://www.poway.org

Poway High School Fireworks
Where: 15500 Espola Rd., Poway
Time: 9 p.m.
Cost: $2, children 11 and under are free

More info: http://www.poway.org/Index.aspx?page=14&recordid=10221

Rancho Bernardo
Where: Bernardo Heights Middle School Athletic Field, 12990 Paseo Lucido
Time: 9 p.m.
Cost: $10 per person or $20 per family

More info: http://www.spiritofthefourth.org/

San Marcos

Where: Bradley Park, San Marcos
Time: 9 p.m.
More info: Bring chairs or blankets for lawn seating. Carnival games, jumpers and food sales available on-site. http://www.ci.san-marcos.ca.us/index.aspx?page=24&recordid=640&returnURL=%2findex.aspx

Where: Town Center Community Park, East 550 Park Center Drive, Santee
Time: 3:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Cost: Free admission, parking $5-15
More info: http://www.ci.santee.ca.us/index.aspx?recordid=2630&page=202

Temecula Star-Spangled 4th of July Parade
Where: Old Town Temecula, Temecula,
Time: 2-9:30 p.m.
More info: http://www.visittemeculavalley.com/summerfest/

Where: Moonlight Amphitheatre in Brengle Terrace Park, 1200 Vale Terrace Drive, Vista CA
Time: 9 p.m.
Cost: $5 admission per person to the Amphitheatre, $15 parking
More info: Entertainment: 7:30 p.m.-10 p.m.; http://www.cityofvista.com/departments/parks/FourthofJulyEvent.cfm

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