SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) – Looking for something fun to do this July 4th in North County? Head out to one of these festivals, parades or fireworks shows to enjoy a day of fun with family and friends:
Ken Grody Ford - July 4th Beach Bash
Location: Camp Del Mar/ Del Mar Beach Resort
6 am – 10 pm
Authorized patrons and their guests can enjoy a day filled with live bands, activities for kids, prize drawings and a video tribute to heroes. The Silverados, Cool Band Luke, 40 oz to Freedom and Flock of 80's are scheduled to perform. Parking is first come first serve. A complimentary shuttle will run from Sharky's to the beach beginning at 9 am.
Independence Day Celebration
Location: La Costa Resort & Spa
July 1, 10 am – 9 pm
Guests at the La Costa Resort & Spa will enjoy crafts, waterslides, face painting, S'mores and more. Fireworks will begin at 9 pm. The display can also be seen from Batiquitos Lagoon and La Costa Canyon Park.
Independence Holiday BBQ Buffet Dinner and Fireworks
Location: Valley Promenade
6 – 10 pm
Tickets for a BBQ buffet dinner and a view of the fireworks display can be purchased for $35 for children and $60 for adults.
Legoland: Red, White and Boom
Location: Legoland, California
10 am – 9 pm
Legoland's Red, White and Boom celebration runs all day with Lego friends, karaoke, magic, jugglers, unicyclists and more. Live music and picnic games will provide entertainment. Fireworks will begin at 8:30 pm.
Park Hyatt Resort Aviara 4th of July Celebration
Location: Park Hyatt Resort Aviara
10 am – 9 pm
Hotel guests will enjoy a celebration including a cookout, music and a private fireworks show. Fourth of July reservations include a room upgrade, two dinner plate for the cookout and seating in the VIP firework viewing area.
San Diego County Fair
Location: San Diego County Fairgrounds
9:30 am- midnight
The last day of the Fair will feature an opening ceremony at 9:30 am followed by a day entertainment, contests and a Hometown Heroes parade. Entertainment includes Demolition Derby, ‘Weird Al' Yankovic, DSB- America's Favorite Tribute to Journey, Against the Grain and the Navy Band Southwest. A free shuttle will run from Mira Costa College's San Eligo campus, the Horespark Equestrian Center and Torrey Pines High School. A fireworks display will begin at 9 pm.
Independence Day Celebration
Location: Grape Day Park
4 – 9:30 pm
The day at Grape Day Park will feature entertainment including music performances, magicians and baton twirlers. Children can participate in art projects and old-fashioned contests. Fireworks will begin at 9 pm.
Grand Tradition 4th of July
Location: Grand Tradition
4 – 9:30 pm
Fallbrook's beautification fundraiser will feature a military tribute, entertainment, dancing, activities for children, silent auction items, a duck race and more. Fireworks will begin at 8:45 pm. Tickets are available for $38 for adults ($43 at the door) and $12 for children. Special packages are available.
Oceanside Independence Day Parade
Location: Downtown Oceanside
June 30, 10 am
Start your celebrations early at the Oceanside Independence Day Parade. The route runs from Wisconsin North to Civic Center Drive. Line the streets to see dancers, floats, horses, Military personnel and more entertainment. Parking will be available in downtown lots and in residential areas.
Yankee Doodle Dinghy Parade
Location: Oceanside harbor
1 – 2:30 pm
Join the free fun and watch dinghies decorated in patriotic themes sail around the harbor.
Old Fashioned 4th of July
Location: Old Poway Park
10 am – 4 pm
Enjoy a turn-of-the-century themed celebration with train robbery reenactments, old fashioned games, arts and crafts, iron working demonstrations and a chance to ride on the steam train. All-American food including ice cream, apple pie, corn on the cob and hot dogs will be available. Live music will feature Poway Dixiestrutters, Heritage Dancers Square Dancing, Shawn Rohlf & the Buskers, The Wild Oats, Poway Folk Circle, Jackstraws and the Poway Community Band.
Location: Poway High School
7 – 10 pm
For a $2 entry fee to Poway High, attendees can enjoy admission to pre-fireworks activities. Food and glow sticks will also be for sale. Fireworks are to begin at 9 pm.
Ramona Rotary's July 4th Family Picnic and Fireworks
Location: Olive Pierce Middle School
5 – 9 pm
Ramona Rotary's celebration will have games, food, fun activities and entertainment for the whole family along with free rotary contests. Live music will feature the Ramona Town Hall Brass Band. General parking is available at the front of the school.
Kick Off Event
Location: Webb Park
July 3, 6 pm
Food and drink will be available for purchase at Webb Park. The US Marine Recruit Depot Band will play a complimentary concert beginning at 6:30 pm.
Spirit of the 4th Festival
Location: Webb Park
8 am- 3 pm
The 4th of July celebration begins with a pancake breakfast and is followed by a festival full of music, patriotic celebrations, magic acts, food and games. Also featured at Webb Park is the Wheels of Freedom Motor Show, on display 9 am – 2:30 pm.
3:30 – 5 pm
Location: Rancho Bernardo Road & Bernardo Center Drive
The parade route begins at Acena Drive and heads west onto Rancho Bernardo Road, turns south onto Bernardo Center Drive, turns east onto Lomica Drive and ends at the Post Office. Celebrate with baton twirlers, unicyclists, dignitaries, beauty queens, marching bands and more.
Location: Bernardo Heights Middle School
6 – 9 pm
Gates open at 6 for 4th of July entertainment and fireworks. Sara and Sean Watkins of Nickel Creek and the 2012 RB Idol winners will perform. Fireworks begin at 9 pm. A $5 individual or $20 per family donation is suggested.
Location: Westview High School
July 3, 7 – 9:30 pm
Gates open at 7, and the display begins at 9 pm.
Rancho Santa Fe
Independence Day Concert on the Green 2012
Location: Inn at Rancho Santa Fe
The Coastal Communities Concert Band will perform patriotic and popular music. Food and drinks will be available for purchase.
4th of July Celebration
Location: Bradley Park
6 – 9 pm
Entertainment at Bradley Park begins at 6 pm with carnival games, jumpers and food for sale. Fireworks will begin at 9 pm.
35th Annual 10K Race & Fun Run and the 26th Annual Bike Rides
Location: Lake Miramar, ending at Hoyt Park
7 – 10 am
Participate in the 10K-race or 2-mile Fun Run or a variety of bike rides. Registration is required before July 1. Fees range from $25 to $40.
4th of July Parade
Location: Red Cedar Drive & Ironwood Road to Scripps Ranch Blvd and Aviary Drive
10 – 11 am
Festival- Ice Cream Social
Location: Hoyt Park
11 am – 1 pm
Join the fun at the Scripps Ranch Ice Cream Social. Enjoy food, drinks, music, games and inflatables.
Red, White & Boom! Celebration
Location: Moonlight Amphiteather within Brengle Terrace Park
1 – 11pm
Live entertainment begins at 3:30 pm with music from Rhapsody Vocal Ensemble, Talk Like June, and The Fabulous Ultratones. The Light Up the Night dinner will be available for purchase, $40 for kids and $60 for adults. There is a $5 admission charge. Parking is available at Berngle Terrace for $15 or Vista High School for $5. A shuttle will run from Vista High School throughout the entire event.
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