Saturday, June 30
Oceanside – Independence Day Parade in downtown Oceanside on the Coast Highway. The Parade begins at 10:00 a.m. from Wisconsin heading north to Civic Center Drive. Come salute our American Hero’s, there will be Marching Bands, Twirlers, Dancers, Floats, Military Units, Classic Cars, Equestrian Units, and a lot of family fun. There are no fireworks in Oceanside for 2012 🙁 For more information click here.
Sunday, July 1
La Costa Resort & Spa – The Annual Independence Day Celebration is a great fun family event for the whole family with activities like Bubble Making Magic with Whiskers, Family Scavenger Hunt, S’mores Nighttime Roast, Tattoos, craft, and face painting at Splash. The event comes to an end with a huge fireworks display at 9:15 p.m. Independence Holiday BBQ Buffet Dinner and Fireworks is held at Valley Pomenade from 6 p.m. – 10 p.m., one seating $60 Adults, $35 Children, (does not include tax and service charge) * no member discount applied to this event. There are some of you who live close enough to watch from your house like my parents (lucky you!) or you may choose to sit over by the Batiquitos Lagoon for a nice view. The closest park is La Costa Canyon Park, (not the high school) at the top of the park there is an incredible view of the ocean and the fireworks. For more information on tickets click here.
Wednesday, July 4
Camp Pendleton – There will be a free family fun zone, pirates cove obstacle course, bounce houses, 4-person bungee,live music, carnival games, a rock climbing wall, paintball, ending with a fireworks show at 9:00 p.m. This is for military personal and their families, you will need a I.D., for more informationclick here.
Carlsbad @ Legoland California – Red, White and BOOM on July 4th! We love Legoland and visit often, it has fun rides and attractions for every age-group. The 4th of July celebration patriotic music with dazzling pyrotechnics and 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 and building activities. The fireworks begin at 8:30 p.m. and will end at 9:00 p.m. for more information click here. For information on a free child admission to Legoland click here.
Encinitas – Currently the City of Encinitas does not have a parade or fireworks scheduled for 2012, if this changes I will update immediately.
Escondido – Enjoy a variety of free entertainment beginning at 4:00 p.m. with Aerial Revolution, an American Legion Program at 4:10 p.m., Rumble King (4:45 p.m.), Kanan Road (5:45 p.m.), Creedence Relived (6:45 p.m.), and the Marine Band San Diego (8:05 pm.), as well as the YMCA baton twirlers (7:30 pm.). From 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. the History Center will be open and there will be children’s arts projects. Last but definitely not lease, fireworks will begin at approximately 9:00 p.m. A variety of refreshments will be available for purchase. For more information click here.
Fallbrook – The July 4th Celebration will be held at the Grand Tradition located at 1602 S Mission Road in Fallbrook. The gates open at 4:00 p.m. and there will be live entertainment, dancing, children’s activities, a silent auction, rubber raft regatta, a military tribute and will end with fireworks at 8:45 p.m. The price for tickets is $38 for adults, $12 for children (ages 6-12) and children 5 and under are free. For more information or to purchase tickets click here.
San Marcos – The annual 4th of July Celebration is held at Bradley Park there will be entertainment at 6 p.m. and fireworks at 9 p.m. Bring chairs or blankets for lawn seating. Carnival games, jumpers and food sales available on-site. Funded entirely by donations from the businesses and citizens of San Marcos. For more information click here.
Vista– Celebrate at the Moonlight Amphitheatre within Brengle Terrace Park. This fun event include live music, the Light Up the Night Dinner, and one of the biggest fireworks displays in San Diego County! Food and non-alcoholic beverages are permitted inside the Moonlight Amphitheatre. Alcoholic beverages may not be brought inside the Amphitheatre. Beer and wine will be sold at the Artisan Café within the Amphitheatre. For more information on the alcohol policy please click here. The Artisan Café will be open during the festivities serving an assortment of patriotic fare, snacks, and beverages.$5 admission per person to the Amphitheatre (* Children five and under are free) $15 for parking at Brengle Terrace Park $5 for parking at Vista High School (includes shuttle service 1 p.m. – 11 p.m.)