Photo credit: Alexander Nguyen
Photo credit: Alexander Nguyen

The Fourth of July weekend is a time to celebrate with friends, families and neighbors over a barbecue. Afterward, watch a parade or two before enjoying the fireworks.

Most people already have their favorite spots to watch the pyrotechnics, but if you haven’t found yours yet, check out our fireworks guide here.

Want to find out where to watch the parade in your area? Here’s our guide.

North County

Independence Day Festival & Fireworks
340 N. Escondido Blvd.
Escondido, CA 92025
Parade time: 4 p.m.

Grand Tradition July 4th
220 Grand Tradition Way
Fallbrook, CA 92028
Parade time: 2 p.m.

Mira Mesa Fourth of July Celebration
Mira Mesa Community Park
8575 New Salem St.
San Diego, CA 92126.
Parade time: 11:30 a.m.

An Old Fashioned Fourth of July and Fireworks
15500 Espola Road,
Parade time: 10 a.m.

Rancho Bernardo’s The Spirit of the Fourth
Webb Park
Parade time: 9 a.m.

Rancho Santa Fe’s Annual 4th of July Parade & Picnic
16948 Avenida De Acacias
Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92091
Parade time: 1 p.m.

Scripps Ranch 4th of July Parade and Festival
Scripps Ranch Hoyt Park
Parade time: 10 a.m.

East County

Julian 4th of July Parade
Along Main Street from Julian High School to Frank Lane Park
Parade time: 10 a.m.

Coastal Areas

Old Town 4th of July
Old Town State Historic Park
Parade time: noon

4th of July Celebration in Coronado
Spreckles Park
Parade time: 10 a.m.