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Exploring San Diego: Things to do July 3-5

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Chicken Charlie's
Posted at 10:25 AM, Jul 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-04 18:45:34-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — The Fourth of July is traditionally a fun-filled weekend for locals to enjoy delicious food and take in a fireworks show. And while the pandemic has put some limits on that, there are still ways to have fun safely.

El Cajon and Poway are hosting fireworks displays and encouraging residents to practice social distancing by staying in their car or watching the show from a distance.

The Del Mar Fairgrounds also continues to host delicious fair food weekends with Chicken Charlies, Roxy's, and many more delectable treats — all from the comfort of your car drive-thru style.

Balboa Park is also reopening several museums with guidelines in place to keep visitors safe.

(As a reminder, residents are encouraged to stay home if they feel ill and avoid large gatherings with people not from the same household. The county also requires residents to practice social distancing and wear a facial covering when within six feet of those not from the same household.)

Balboa Park museum reopenings (Friday): Starting Friday, several Balboa Park museums will reopen with new sanitation and distancing guidelines in place. The Fleet Science Center, San Diego Natural History Museum, San Diego History Center, and more will welcome visitors back this weekend for months-long closures. More info

El Cajon July 4 fireworks (Saturday): Locals in El Cajon will be able to catch fireworks over John F. Kennedy Park at 9 p.m. on July 4, though the park itself will be closed. The show will be visible over a wide area and city officials encourage residents to look up and enjoy the show from home safely. More info

Poway's July 4 fireworks (Saturday): Fireworks will launch from both Poway High School and Sportsplex in South Poway Business Park at 9 p.m. on July 4. The two locations will allow for a nearly 360-degree view of fireworks from the Sportsplex while allowing those who traditionally view the show near the high school to continue doing so. Tickets must be purchased to watch the show from Lake Poway's parking lot. More info

San Diego County Fair food fun (Friday-Sunday): What's the July 4 weekend without some fair food? The Del Mar Fairgrounds is offering delicious bites from fair vendors Friday through Sunday from now until Sept. 7. Grab a bit from vendors like Chicken Charlies, Roxy's, Sugar Bear, and more! The fair is also hosting virtual exhibits showcasing student artwork, photography, and livestock shows. More info