Booming and bright: Fourth of July fireworks celebrations take their mark

On the beach, at the fair, aboard a ship – there are plenty of places to get your pyrotechnic fix on July 4. And thanks to the calendar gods, those super-flashy displays happen on Saturday this year (unless otherwise noted). Check ‘em out:

Rancho Santa Fe Parade and Picnic
- RSF Community Center and Golf Club is hosting a Fourth of July Parade & Picnic. Community members make floats and show off their classic cars, and children ride decorated bikes through village streets. The event also features a concert by the Coastal Communities Concert Band.

- Parade forms at 12:15 p.m.; picnic and concert begin at 1:30 p.m.

- More information: (858) 342-3050

Big Bay Boom 2009: 9 p.m. Fireworks will be set off simultaneously from four barges placed around San Diego Bay – off Shelter Island, Harbor Island, the Embarcadero and Seaport Village.

La Jolla: 9 p.m. Fireworks are best seen from La Jolla Cove, Scripps Park and La Jolla Shores.

Legoland California’s Red, White & Boom Celebration: 8:30 p.m. Fireworks follow an all-day celebration, which features a patriotic building competition and a performance by The Jumpitz. Regular admission applies for park guests. After 7 p.m., nonpark guests can view fireworks from the parking lot for $2. (Parking lot will close at 8:15 p.m.) Admission to the park: $53-$63. (760) 918-5346,

Mission Bay Yacht Club: 9 p.m. Boats will parade around the bay before the fireworks. (858) 488-0501,

Paradise Point Resort & Spa: 9 p.m. July 3. Fireworks follow a barbecue that begins at 6 p.m. July 3. Barbecue: $25-56. (858) 274-4630,

San Diego County Fair (Del Mar Fairgrounds): 9 p.m. Fireworks will follow a Hometown Heroes parade, patriotic contests and a performance by Navy Band Southwest. Smokey Robinson will perform after the fireworks display. The show is free with fair admission: $7-$13. Parking: $10. (858) 755-1161,

San Diego Maritime Museum Fourth of July Celebration: 9 p.m. A barbecue, which includes entertainment, will be held aboard the Berkeley at 6:30 p.m.: $25-$50. A fireworks sail party will be held on the Californian at 6:15 p.m.: $65. (619) 234-9153,

SeaWorld: 9:30 p.m. Viewing is also available along Crown Point. Admission to the park: $55-$65. Parking: $12. (800) 257-4268,

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