Join us aboard the USS Midway Museum for a 4th of July Fireworks Viewing Party to celebrate Independence Day!

Bring your lightweight lawn chair and set up on the flight deck for the best view of the fireworks our city has to offer. Music will play, concessions will be available for purchase, and we are ready to celebrate this patriotic holiday with our Midway Family! To stay up-to-date on the latest details join our email list, and follow us on social media.


2021/07/04 18:00:00


USS Midway Museum
910 N. Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92101


Doors open at 7:00 p.m.

Doors close at 8:30 p.m.



There is no wait list and no additional ticket will be added.


If you have questions during the event please text (619) 333-3741. Our Midway Team will be answering questions on this line from 3 pm – 9 pm on July 4, just for you!

Bag Policy

To ensure our guests’ safety and to get all guests onboard as quickly as possible, please note the safety measures now in effect for Midway’s 4th of July Fireworks Viewing Party.

Guests with special-event tickets will be permitted to carry the following:

  • Bags, backpacks, purses, tote bags, diaper bags that are no larger than 14” X 14” X 6”
  • All plastic water bottles must have factory seal intact
  • Strollers and wheelchairs, only if appropriately occupied by an individual
  • Lightweight lawn chairs and blankets (seating will not be provided)
  • Service animals are permitted. Please note, fireworks will be taking place.

Prohibited items include, but are not limited to the following:

  • You may NOT bring food onboard for this event. Only factory sealed water bottles will be permitted. A variety of food and beverage items will be available for purchase during the event. 
  • The USS Midway is a non-smoking facility, no cigarettes including e-cigarettes are allowed.
  • You may NOT bring reusable water containers, opened water bottles, alcohol, glass containers of any kind.
  • You may NOT bring briefcases, luggage, wagons, inflatable or bean-bag seating, unoccupied strollers or wheelchairs.

Please note:
All bags, pockets, and the like are subject to be checked by USS Midway Museum Safety staff for the security of all guests.  Thank you for your cooperation.



When will tickets go on sale?

Tickets for our July 4th event will go on sale Monday, June 21 at 10 am PDT.

To be notified when July 4th tickets will be going on sale, click here to join our email list.

How much are tickets for the July 4th event?

Tickets for Midway’s July 4th Fireworks Viewing Party aboard the USS Midway Museum are $20 each for a General Admission, ages 3 and up. Children 2 and under are free and do not require a ticket.

Is there food/drink available for sale?

Yes, food and beverages will be availalbe for purchase onboard during the July 4th event.

Food selection is typically all-American concessions and we will have alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages available as well.

Do Museum Members get a discount or pre-sale before tickets go on sale to the public?

No, there are no pre-sale ticket options or discounts for Museum members for this event.

Are there group ticket options for sale for this event?

Group sale tickets are not available for this event. Due to popularity, there is a 6 ticket maximum per transaction for this event.

Can I rent out an area or the entire ship for private or VIP viewing for this event?

No private functions or VIP viewing options are available on this date at this time. To book a private event onboard at a different date visit our Event page here.

Are elevators available to board the ship?

Yes, elevators are available for wheelchairs and guests with difficulty climbing stairs. To ease the process and eliminate additional waiting time, we ask that only one caregiver accompany the elevator user. The rest of the group may use the other designated entrance locations.

The elevator cannot be used for chairs, bags, unoccupied strollers, unoccupied wheelchairs, etc.

What is the parking situation?

Due to the holiday, parking is very limited along the waterfront. Guests are encouraged to take public transportation or ride share services to avoid parking and traffic issues. For more information about direction and parking, click here.

For more information about the Big Bay Boom Firework Show, visit their website here.

How long will it take us to board?

Boarding time can vary. Each guest must go through a mandatory safety check of all bags which can take additional time during the boarding process. Your patience during this time is appreciated. Compliance with Midway’s Bag Policy will greatly expedite this process.


Thank you to all our Midway family and friends who joined us for our annual Fourth of July celebration! Check out and share your photos from the big party here!
Tag your photos with #midway4th 

We hope to see you next year!


A Family Fun July 4th Celebration