“Half a million people look forward to the Big Bay Boom each year, and it’s big business for our San Diego Bay waterfront tenants. Ultimately, public health is most important, and we must follow state public health directives which say large public events are not allowed and aren’t likely to be allowed for some time,” said Port of San Diego CEO Randa Coniglio. “We look forward to the return of this celebratory and captivating event in 2021.”
Like many events this year, the Big Bay Boom is going virtual. The public is invited to tune in to a live television special to air on Saturday, July 4, on FOX 5 (San Diego) and KTLA (Los Angeles). While details are still to come, the special will feature Big Bay Boom fireworks from past years, along with special interviews and content.
“More than 125,000 households throughout Southern California and Baja watched the 2019 Big Bay Boom on television – making it the most watched locally produced special in the country. This year, we’re focusing all our efforts on the TV special and plan to include even more content to celebrate our nation’s independence,” said Sandy Purdon, Big Bay Boom executive producer.
Coronado and Imperial Beach have also canceled their 2020 Fourth of July celebrations.
Jim Souza, CEO of Pyro Spectaculars by Souza, says, “We remain committed to continue working with the Big Bay Boom as a partner in this great event for an even bigger and better show for 2021.”