Fireworks over Mission Bay returns for the first time in a decade

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SAN DIEGO — Fireworks return to the skies of Mission Bay next month after a decade-long hiatus thanks to a recent fundraising effort, event organizers announced Thursday.

The show, presented by the Mission Bay Yacht Club and area hoteliers, is scheduled for July 3. It’s the club’s first fireworks display over the bay since a nearly 30-year run of shows ended in 2012 due to budget concerns.

This year’s presentation comes after a member of the club’s board launched a GoFundMe page who has already raised more than $47,000 to acquire a barge and obtain the appropriate permits.

Donations toward the $60,000 goal are being accepted until the event, according to a joint press release.

“We are all incredibly grateful for how the Mission Bay community came together to make this happen, and we were shocked to see how quickly the numbers were growing,” said George Allen, Regional Sales Manager and marketing at Noble House Hotels. and Resorts, said in a statement.

Allen added: “Since the fireworks had to be shut down in 2012 and after enduring a tough few years with the pandemic, it’s exciting to see a beloved Mission Bay tradition come back to life and once again become a reality.”

Starting at 9 p.m., the fireworks will be shot near the club property at 1215 El Carmel Place. Several local hotels and SeaWorld San Diego are teaming up to offer programming around the event.

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