SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - Celebrating July 4th is as much about the parades as it is the fireworks shows.
Throughout San Diego, locals will gather along streets to watch bands, floats, and more trek through the neighborhood for Independence Day.
Besides parades and fairs, there are also fun runs and parties to get into the patriotic spirit.
Here's a look at the events you'll want to check out:
PARADES AND FAIRS:
Old Town 4th of July - Where: Old Town State Park; When: July 4, 11 a.m.
Rancho Santa Fe's 4th of July Parade & Picnic - Where: 16948 Avenida de Acacias, Rancho Santa Fe; When: July 4, 1 p.m.
Oceanside's Independence Day Parade - Where: South Coast Hwy 101; When: July 4, 10 a.m.
Rancho Bernardo Spirit of the Fourth Fair/Parade - Where: Webb Park/Bernardo Center Drive; When: July 4, 9 a.m.
Scripps Ranch 4th of July Parade - Where: Scripps Ranch Hoyt Park; When: July 4, 10 a.m.
Julian 4th of July Parade - Where: Main St.; When: July 4, 10 a.m.
Alpine 4th of July Parade & Carnival - Where: Alpine Blvd.; When: July 4, 10 a.m.
Old Fashioned 4th of July - Where: Old Poway Park; When: July 4, 10 a.m.
4th of July Parade/Concert in Coronado - Where: Orange Ave./Sprecklels Park; When: July 4, 7 a.m./ 4 p.m.
San Marcos 4th of July Celebration - Where: Bradley Park; When: July 4, 6 p.m.
Vista Independence Day Celebration - Where: Moonlight Amphitheatre; Where: July 4, 5 p.m.
Santee Salutes celebration - Where: Town Center Community Park East; When: July 4, 2 p.m.
Independence Day at the Border - Where: Larsen Field - Cesar Chavez Park; When: July 4, 3 p.m.
RUNS AND WALKS:
Scripps Ranch 4th of July Run & Ride - Where: Red Cedar Drive & Aviary Dr.; When: July 4, 6 a.m.
Independence Weekend with DJ Pauly D - Where: Hard Rock Hotel San Diego; When: June 30, 12 p.m.
Over the Top 4th of July - Where: Top of the Hyatt; When: July 4, 6 p.m.