Celebrate July 4th at NBPL Harbor Drive Annex alongside the San Diego Bay with the best fireworks view! The annual Freedom Festival is a celebration of family, community and national pride.

Features a Tailgate Party (registration required), live entertainment, Family Fun Zone and festival food highlighted by All-American favorites and international flavors. This FREE Admission event is open to military families, retirees, reservists and DoD employees.

Proudly presented by USAA & MWR and sponsored by Armed Forces Dispatch, EDCO, Lincoln Military Housing, SeaWorld San Diego, and Univeral Studios Hollywood.


Let's honor America on the 4th of July! Celebrate freedom in the time-honored tradition of grilling, gathering and having fun. A special tailgate area is available for individuals and groups to particiate in the festivities. Tailgaters are assigned a space numbe and have access to seating areas with canopy tents, tables and chairs, bleachers, restroom and hand washing facilities.

Space is limited! Reservations are required. Spaces are assigned on a first come first serve basis. For more information call the Point Loma Marina at 619-524-6497.

Tailgate Registration

Family Activity Zone

Child Rides & Inflatables

  • Blues Clues Dog Ride
  • Cameron the Caterpillar Crawl
  • Face Painting
  • Jurassic Jeeps
  • Trackless Trains
  • Turtle Ride

Teen & Adult Rides & Activities

  • Bungee Trampoline
  • Dodge Ball Arena
  • Face Painting
  • Jump Slide Combo
  • Sizzler
  • Super Mega Beach Obstacle Course
  • Tornado
  • Triple Twist
  • Wrecking Ball


  • American Flavors
  • German Classics 
  • Hawaiian Favorites 
  • Italian Classics
  • New Orleans Favorites 
  • Pizza
  • Pretzels
  • Street Tacos
  • Thai Flavors 
  • Plus, other favorite fair foods!


Main Stage

  • 12-4:30 pm: Live DJ
  • 4:30-6 pm: Siren’s Crush
  • 6-7 pm: Live DJ
  • 7-11:30 pm: Siren's Crush

Family Activity State - Noon-8:30 pm

  • Pirate Stories 
  • Games 
  • Crafts
  • Face Painting 
  • Inflatables
  • and more!


Volunteer your time to our Naval Base Point Loma community! Enthusiastic and hard-working volunteers are needed to assist with this year's Freedom Festival. A letter of appreciation and thank you gift will be given to those who fulfill a complete volunteer shift. Limit one per volunteer.

Plus, if you volunteer on Wednesday, July 4th, you’re perfectly positioned to watching the spectacular fireworks! For more information contact Liberty Hall at 619-524-0961

Volunteer Registration


Parking at Harbor Drive Annex will be by Parking Pass or Access List ONLY.


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