SAN DIEGO – Fireworks will light up San Diego Bay once again during the 15th annual Port of San Diego Big Bay Boom firework show on July 4. Show organizers anticipate more than 500,000 viewers around the bay during the 9 p.m. show.
For the first time in the show’s existence, more than 20 million people in Southern California and Baja California, Mexico will be able to watch the show live on television. Fox 5 (San Diego) and KTLA (Los Angeles) will begin airing the program at 8:30 p.m. The broadcast will run until 9:30 p.m.
“Thanks to the folks at Fox 5 and KTLA, we are able to reach a huge audience with our message of celebration for our nation’s birth,” said Sandy Purdon, executive producer/founder of the Big bay Boom. “And we will be able to honor and financially support again our military families and wounded warriors who get great support from the Armed Services YMCA.”
Spectators will enjoy the breathtaking show as fireworks shoot over the bay to choreographed music on The Walrus 105.7 FM.
Fireworks are launched from four barges located on the bay. Viewing can take place from Shelter Island; Harbor Island, the North Embarcadero, the Marine District, Seaport Village and the Coronado Ferry Landing.
Boaters are advised to maintain a 300 yard safety zone around the barges. The Coast Guard, Harbor Police and special patrol vessels will assist in providing safety on the water.
The port is the title sponsor of the Big Bay Boom show with several tenant businesses providing several services and entertainment for visitors during the holiday. Viewing information, transportation options, hotels, restaurants, dinner cruises and other events during the festival s available at bigbayboom.com.