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REMINDER: No Live Big Bay Boom Fireworks on Saturday, July 4

Live fireworks show canceled due to COVID-19; tune in to Big Bay Boom TV special

In alignment with the State of California’s public health order prohibiting large events and gatherings, the Port of San Diego, title sponsor of the Big Bay Boom, and event producer Sandy Purdon remind the public there will not be a live fireworks show on San Diego Bay on Saturday, July 4, 2020.

Instead of live fireworks, the public is invited to tune in to a Big Bay Boom television special at 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 4 on FOX 5 (San Diego) and KTLA (Los Angeles), as well as on stations in San Francisco and Sacramento, so viewers throughout California can watch from the comfort of their homes. The “Best of the Best” special will pay tribute to heroes who make America special, along with pre-recorded content from the Embarcadero and other San Diego sites, and will culminate with 24 minutes of the best clips from the last five years, including a premier of drone footage from 2019. For more details, go to and

About THE Port of San Diego

The Port of San Diego serves the people of California as a specially created district, balancing multiple uses on 34 miles along San Diego Bay spanning five cities. Collecting no tax dollars, the Port manages a diverse portfolio to generate revenues that support vital public services and amenities.

The Port champions Maritime, Waterfront Development, Public Safety, Experiences and Environment, all focused on enriching the relationship people and businesses have with our dynamic waterfront. From cargo and cruise terminals to hotels and restaurants, from marinas to museums, from 22 public parks to countless events, the Port contributes to the region’s prosperity and remarkable way of life on a daily basis.