Happy Independence Day — how privileged and blessed we are to live in America!
Celebrate the 4th of July here in San Diego — because what’s better than a weekend at the beach, BBQing and being with family?
The top picks for fireworks in San Diego: www.sandiego.com/san-diego-blog/top-spots-san-diego-4th-july-fireworks
San Diego County Fair
This is the last weekend for the San Diego County Fair; whose theme is: A Fair to Remember: a Celebration of World’s Fairs and Balboa Park. The fair will be open until July 5 — make sure you get a visit in while in San Diego County!
When: June 5 – July 5 | see website for open days and hours
Where: Del Mar Fairgrounds | 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar, CA 92014
Cost: See website for details
More information: www.sdfair.com
Big Bay Boom
Apparently the largest fireworks show in San Diego, the Big Bay Boom provides a spectacular fireworks show over San Diego Bay. Fireworks will be discharged simultaneously from barges placed strategically around the Bay off Shelter Island, Harbor Island, Embarcadero North, Seaport Village, Embarcadero South Marina Park and Coronado Ferry Landing. The impeccably choreographed display will last approximately 17 minutes.
When: Saturday, July 4 | 9pm
Where: Watch at one of these locations (see the map for details): Shelter Island, Harbor Island, North Embarcadero, Seaport Village, South Embarcadero, Coronado Ferry Landing
More information: www.BigBayBoom.com
Friday Night Liberty At NTC At Liberty Station
Start your 4th of July weekend at Friday Night Liberty on July 3, 2015. Entertain guests with a night of arts and culture in a restored, historic naval base.
When: Friday, July 3 | 5 – 9pm
Where: NTC Arts & Culture District at Liberty Station | 2640 Historic Decatur Road, San Diego, CA 92106
More information: www.ntclibertystation.com/what
Star Spangled Pops
Go to the most patriotic party in San Diego: a Symphony celebration from “Stars and Stripes Forever” to “God Bless the U.S.A.” with Principal Pops Conductor Bill Conti, San Diego Master Chorale and Chula Vista native, Jessica Sanchez.
When: Friday, July 3 | 7:30 – 9:30pm
Where: Embarcadero Park South | 1 Marina Park Way, San Diego, CA 92101
Cost: $20 – $92
More information: www.sandiegosymphony.com
Historic Old Town Fourth Of July 2015
An old-fashioned celebration of July 4th. Parade, crafts and activities of early San Diego. Wagon rides, period games, music, food specials, pie-eating contest and more. Flag raising, keynote speaker, military involvement.
When: Saturday, July 4 | 10am – 4pm
Where: Old Town State Historic Park | 2415 San Diego Ave., San Diego, CA 92110
More information: www.oldtownsandiegoguide.com/events
Julian Fourth Of July Parade 2015
The stars and stripes will move down Julian’s Main Street during this year’s Julian Fourth of July parade, prompting selection of It’s Star Spangled Salute as the theme for the annual patriotic celebration.
When: Saturday, July 4 | 10am
Where: Main Street – Julian High School to Frank Lane Park | 1656 Hwy. 78, Julian, CA 92036
More information: julianparade.com
10th Annual USD Summer Chamber Music Festival
Sit back, relax, and let the beautiful creations of Mozart, Vivaldi, Shostakovich and other composers fill your ears. Admission is $10 and tickets include lunchtime, afternoon and evening concerts. Musicians and fans of music of all ages can enjoy the wonderful sounds of classic composers.
When: Sunday, July 5 | 2pm
Where: Shiley Theatre | 5998 Alcala Park, San Diego, CA 92110
Cost: $10 – $12
More information: www.sandiego.edu/about/news_center/events/events_detail.php?_focus=51558
There’s so many terrific activities and events to celebrate the Fourth of July here in San Diego county; here’s just one good website to go to, to find more to do: www.kpbs.org/news/events/4thofJuly/