July 4 Fireworks 2015 in San Diego


Big Bay Boom @ Shelter & Harbor Island, Embarcadero, Seaport Village & Coronado Landing – As most of you remember a couple years ago was the big bay bust, with all of the fireworks going off within 9 seconds! This year The Firework show begins at 9 PM, enjoy music and Listen to Musical Simulcast on the THE MIGHTY 1090 AM and MAX FM 105.7 more information click here.

Carlsbad @ Legoland – The annual Red, white and BOOM! at Legoland California is a fun-filled day for the entire family.  You and your kids can enjoy live musical performances, family picnic games, like water-balloon tosses, burlap sack races and Uncle Sam Says.  The Firework show begins at 8:30 PM, earlier than most because they know kids need to go to bed!  For more information click here.

Coronado @ over Glorietta Bay – Coronado has a full day of activities on July 4th including the annual Independence Day Parade.  The parade begins at 10 AM from Orange Ave from 1st Street to Churchill Place.  Enjoy a concert in the Park at Spreckels Park at 4 PM where the Coronado Community Concert Band will perform.  The Firework show begins at 9 PM, enjoy music by KYXY on 96.5 radio, for more information click here.

Del Mar @ Del Mar Fairgrounds – The fireworks at the Del Mar Fairgrounds is always incredible, I love that you can sit on the beach and enjoy the fireworks. The fairgrounds have a full line up of things to do on Independence Day including a Home Town Heros Parade at 7 PM. The Firework show begins at 9 PM, the fair is open until midnight so you can still enjoy some rides after the fireworks if you wish.  For more information click here.

El Cajon @ Kennedy Park – This is a great family event to attend and it is totally FREE. Enjoy carnival games, crafts, family games, skate park, kiddie train rides, live music and more. The Firework show begins at 9 PM,the event activities begin at 1 PM. For more information click here.

Escondido @ Grape Park – Enjoy a variety of free entertainment, including musical performances, magicians, baton twirlers, children’s arts projects, old-fashioned contests and fireworks! The fun begins at 4 PM, and ending after the firework show at 9:30 PM. The Firework show begins at 9 PM, for more information click here.

Fallbrook @ Grand Tradition Estates – Fallbrook’s 9th annual July 4th celebration is now at a much lower price!  Adults are $25 in advance or #30 at the door and children 10 and under are FREE. Included is admission, parking, live entertainment, and of course the fireworks! The Firework show beings at 9 PM, for more information click here.

La Costa @ La Costa Resort & Spa – La Costa has a full day of activities for children on July 4th including making s’mores (my son’s favorite) The Firework show begins at 9 PM, for more information click here or call La Costa to make a reservation.

La Jolla @ Elizabeth Browning Scripps Park – La Jolla has decided (amongst the fighting) that there will Fourth of July Fireworks show this year at 9 p.m.

National City @ Kimball Park - The annual carnival will have fun games, rides, live musical entertainment and contests.  The Firework show begins at 9 PM, the carnival opens at noon, for more information click here.

Ocean Beach @ OB Pier The Firework show will begin at 9 PM, on the Ocean Beach pier.  The city asks if you do choose to roast marshmellows that you do NOT throw them.  It costs over $1,000 for the clean up and the city does not have the money for the clean up.  Please clean up after yourself!  For more information click here.

Oceanside @ Camp Pendleton – This event is for authorized patrons and their guests only.  It will be held at the Del Mar Beach Resort, which opens at 6 AM, Free family fun zone, live bands, and a fireworks show.  The Firework show begins at 9 PM, and runs until 9:30 PM, for more information click here.

Oceanside @ El Corazon – Please note The Fireworks show is on July 3 at 9 PM, not July 4th. The city of Oceanside is celebrating 127 of incorporation on July 3rd.  The annual parade will still be held on July 4th in the harbor, for more information click here.

Poway @ Old Poway Park - Bring your family and friends and celebrate our country’s independence “turn-of-the-twentieth-century-style” at An Old-fashioned Fourth of July. The Old-fashioned Fourth of July is followed by the The Firework show at 9 PM. Please note the fireworks are at Poway High School there is a $2 fee for adults, children 11 and under are free, for firework  information click here.

Rancho Bernardo @ Bernardo Heights Middle School – The Spirit of the Fourth is a fun evening that begins at 6:00 p.m. at the Athletic Field of Bernardo Heights Middle School at 12990 Paseo Lucido, with an array of live entertainment.  The Firework show begins at 9 PM, for more information click here.

San Marcos @ Bradley Park – The fun begins at 6 PM with carnival games, jumpers and food sales available on-site.  The Firework show begins at 9 PM, for more information click here.

Santee @ Town Center Community Park East – The Santee Salutes Fun Zone; will include a variety of inflatable attractions, carnival rides and games.  There is no cost for admission however parking is $5 – $15, The Firework show beings at 9 PM.  For more information click here.


Red, White, & BOOM at Legoland


Red, White and Boom at Legoland California is a family tradition in our house! Legoland has a full day full of games, contests, dance parties, with the day coming to an end at 8:30 p.m. with the fireworks show. Legoland does July 4th perfect for kids! You will not want to miss the Fireworks set to a patriotic musical tribute beginning at 8:30 p.m. with great viewing in designated locations throughout the Park. Throughout the day, kids of all ages can enjoy live musical performances and participate in all-American family picnic games, like water-balloon tosses, burlap sack races, family build challenge and LEGO Hamburger relay.

The celebration lasts from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and fireworks at 8:30 p.m. All Red, White and BOOM! activities are included in the cost of admission to Legoland California.

Red, White and Boom! Building Competition Stop by Build & Test 1:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. where one winner in each age category: 9 and under, 10-15 and 16 and up will be chosen.

Lawn Games on Miniland Lawn times are 1:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. You will not want to miss Buddy’s Dance Party with five different show times you will be sure to catch one! The party times are at 1:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m., 6:15 p.m. and the last one at 6:45 p.m. A fun family contest on the Miniland Stage is the Patriotic Costume Contest it begins at 4:15 p.m., but be sure to register in Miniland before 3:45 p.m. to be able to participate Family Build Challenge at 3:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band at 7:45 p.m. Uncle Sam & Statue of Liberty on Stilts – Miniland Lawn at 4:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.  Dano Island Music at Water Park at 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. Fireworks being at 8:30 p.m.

Legoland Fireworks

Reading Cinemas Summer Kid Movies $1



Reading Cinemas has a fun summer movie schedule for children for only $1 per movie! There are special prices for concessions as well, Reel Kids soda is $1, Reel Kids popcorn is $2, Reel Kids hot dog $2, and select candies are $1.50. There are six participating locations: Grossmont Center 10 in San Diego, Town Square located on Clairemont Drive, The Tower Theater in Sacramento, Valley Plaza 12 in Bakersfield, Cal Oaks 17 in Murrieta, and Rohnert Park 16 in Rohnert Park. All movies are on Wednesday and Thursday throughout the summer and begin at 10:00 a.m.

Below is a list of the dates of the movies and which movie is playing. It is the same line up for every theater, enjoy!

June 24 & 25

How to Train Your Dragon 2

July 1 & 2

The Wizard of Oz

July 8 & 9

Despicable Me 2

July 15 & 16

March of the Penguins

July 22 & 23

The Lego Movie

July 29 & 30

Rio 2

August 5 & 6

Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs

August 12 & 13

Penguins of Madagascar




Carlsbad Concerts in the Park 2015


The City of Carlsbad will host free concerts in the park throughout the summer at different parks in Carlsbad. This is the 30th year of this fun-family event with the City of Carlsbad. There will be on-site food options, with new vendors with items like hot dogs, hamburgers, pizza, barbecue and Fro-Yo! In the past we have always brought our snacks with us but this year maybe we will try out some of the new food options. Bring low-back chairs, a blanket, snacks, and drinks if you would like. Glass is allowed at these events ONLY, wine and beer bottles are okay to bring, they do ask that you recycle.

The second concert at each park has fun things for kids to do as well, it is called Art at Jazz. Art At Jazz offers hands-on visual arts activities for younger TGIF Jazz audience members. Instructors and volunteers guide the children as they make works of art in planned activities.

All concerts are 6 to 8 p.m.

Stagecoach Park

Located in Carlsbad at 3420 Camino de los Coches, 92009

Alga Norte Park

Located in Carlsbad at 6565 Alicante Road, 92009

Poinsettia Park

Located in Carlsbad at 6600 Hidden Valley Road, 92011

Calavera Hills Park

Located in Carlsbad at 2997 Glasgow Drive, 92010

Presented by the City of Carlsbad’s Cultural Arts Office.

Carlsbad Cake

San Diego Summer Movies in the Park June 2015


Summer Movies in the Park is a perfect chance to relax and enjoy a safe and special night under the stars with your family.   Arrive early to pick out a good seat!  Bring blankets or low back chairs to sit on while you enjoy the movies. Bring a picnic dinner for your family to share as well.

Movies are all rated G or PG, and are all family friendly. Movies this year include Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Despicable Me 2, Book of Life, Boxtrolls, Lego Movie, Happy Feet, Surf’s Up, Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day are some top favorites this year.  Each movie is at a local park all over both the city of San Diego and San Diego County.  All movies start at dusk (approx. 15 minutes after sunset). Movies are subject to change. For more information visit the event website here. See below for the movie/park nearest you:

Saturday June 19, 2015

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014) (PG-13) @ Spring Valley County Park 6:30 pm — 10:00 pm

Despicable Me 2 (PG) @ Nobel Community Park 7:00 pm — 10:00 pm

The Book of Life (PG) @ Pine Valley County Park 7:30 pm — 10:00 pm

Sunday June 20, 2015

Surf’s Up (PG) @ Junior Seau Pier Amphitheater 7:00 pm — 10:00 pm

Happy Feet (PG) @ North Clairemont Community Park 7:00 pm — 10:00 pm

The Lego Movie (PG) @ Tierrasanta Community Park 7:00 pm — 10:00 pm

The Boxtrolls (PG) @ Rancho Buena Vista Ballfields 7:00 pm — 10:00 pm

Saturday June 26, 2015

The Book of Life (PG) @ Waterfront Park 6:00 pm — 10:00 pm

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (PG) @ Cabrillo Heights Neighborhood Park 7:00 pm — 10:00 pm

Sunday June 27, 2015

The Sandlot (PG) @ Poway Swim Center 6:00 pm — 10:00 pm

Hotel For Dogs (PG) @ Ward Canyon Neighborhood Park 6:30 pm — 9:30 pm

Dolphin Tale 2 (PG) @ Santa Clara Recreation Center 7:00 pm — 10:00 pm

Despicable Me 2 @ Carmel Valley Community Park 7:00 pm — 10:00 pm

The Book of Life (PG) @ Rancho Guajome Adobe 7:00 pm — 10:00 pm

Summer Movies in the Park

La Costa Resort July 4 2015 Firework Show


The Fourth of July is a big holiday and La Costa Resort loves to celebrate! The La Costa firework celebration for 2015 is a full line up of activities for little ones and adults alike!

  • To start the day at 11 a.m. you may try the fun daily craft (patriotic theme) at the Athletic Club Patio.
  • Have a little lunch and then stop by the Coastal Events Center for some fun cookie decorating.
  • To cool off don’t miss the water balloon toss at the Sport Court, or the watersides.
  • My son’s favorite is the s’mores roasting over the open fire, but I assume pretty much any child is the same. Chocolate, graham crackers then add a toasted marshmallow who says no to that?

The evening comes to a close at 9 p.m. with the annual fireworks celebration, you will NOT want to miss the 20-minute fireworks extravaganza! The La Costa Resort has the best fireworks in North San Diego County!

If you live in the area like us, please remember to keep your animals indoors. For more information visit La Costa’s website here.

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