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Red, White & Wahoo! weekend: Fourth of July celebrations in San Diego

Guide to 2017's Fourth of July celebrations in San Diego
Posted at 3:02 PM, Jun 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-19 18:41:04-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — San Diego will celebrate the Fourth of July across the county, with a variety of events and celebrations for the holiday.

Whether it's a good old fashion picnic, a parade, or amusement rides and dancing, there's something for everyone to enjoy leading up to the night's numerous fireworks displays.

Here's where to celebrate the Fourth of July around San Diego:

An 1800s Fourth of July
Where: Old Town State Park
Celebrate July 4th with a parade, crafts and activities, wagon rides, and more at Old Town State Park. Staff and volunteers will capture how early San Diego residents celebrated Independence Day with period clothing, games, music, and dancing.

4th of July Celebrations in Coronado
Where: Orange Ave on Coronado Island
Coronado hosts an Independence Day parade, Art-in-the-Park, concerts in the park, and the popular Crown City 12K run and walk at dawn on July 4th.

25th annual Oceanside Independence Day Parade
Where: South Coast Highway 101
Enjoy patriotic floats, bands, walking groups, cool cars, and more make their way fown South Coast Highway 101 on July 4th.

Rancho Santa Fe 4th of July Parade & Picnic
Where: 16948 Avenida de Acacias, Rancho Santa Fe
Rancho Santa Fe hosts a July 4th parade, complete with floats, fire trucks and vintage cars, horseback riders, and more, in the heart of town, followed by a July 4th picnic.

Escondido Independence Day Festival
Where: California Center for the Arts, Escondido
About 20,000 patriotic revelers will gather at California Center for the Arts, Escondido, to celebrate July 4th with delicious music, food vendors, and plenty of children's activities and games.

Mira Mesa Fourth of July Celebration
Where: Mira Mesa Community Park
Start the 4th off with a pancake breakfast at Meira Mesa Senior Center, followed by a Family Fun Day at Mira Mesa Community Park, and the annual 4th of July parade stepping off from Mira Mesa Blvd.

An Old-Fashioned Fourth of July
Where: Old Poway Park
Enjoy an old fashioned 4th of July celebration with live music, steam train rides, a train robbery reenactment, pictures with Abe Lincoln and Uncle Sam, patriotic crafts, and much more.

Rancho Bernardo's Spirit of the Fourth
Where: Webb Park
Enjoy July 4th with a day filled with fun at RB's Webb Park, including live music, classic cars, a patriotic pet contest, food, and parade the morning of the Fourth.

San Marcos 4th of July Celebration
Where: Bradley Park
San Marcos hosts Fourth of July festivities at Bradley Park, with carnival games, bounce houses, live entertainment, and more.

Scripps Ranch 4th of July Run & Ride
Where: Red Cedar Dr. & Aviary Dr., San Diego
Lace up your shoes or jump on your bike and hit the pavement on July 4th for the annual Scripps Ranch Run & Ride that ends at the 4th of July parade.

Scripps Ranch 4th of July Parade
Where: Scripps Ranch Hoyt Park
This year's Scripps Ranch 4th of July Parade takes on the theme "Sounds of Freedom," as floats glide down Aviary Dr. along Hoyt Park.

Vista Independence Day Celebration
Where: Moonlight Amphitheatre
Enjoy live music, an honorary ceremony, show band, and family fun at Moonlight Amphitheatre ahead of Fourth of July fireworks.

El Cajon 4th of July Picnic
Where: Kennedy Park
Take in an old fashioned community picnic in El Cajon, with food, games, prizes, kiddie train rides, and more in Kennedy Park on the Fourth.

Julian 4th of July Parade
Where: Main Street, Julian
Julian celebrates July 4th with lve music, a barbecue, and a parade down Main Street with marching bands, and special guests.

Santee Salutes - Fourth of July Celebration
Where: Town Center Community Park East
Mark the Fourth of July with a kids fun zone, food trucks, live entertainment, and a patriotic color guard cermony.

Alpine 4th of July Parade and Carnival
Where: Alpine Blvd., Alpine
Celebrate with Alpine's old fashioned 4th of July July, filled with patriotic entries, and later enjoy festivities at Alpine Community Center Park with live music, a deep pit BBQ, and activities for the whole family.

Lake Murray Music Fest
Where: 7001 Murray Park Dr., San Diego
The music will be flowing at Lake Murray, where Music Fest will herald in July 4th fireworks as families enjoy food and activities for the family.

Chula Vista 4th Fest
Where: 2800 Olympic Parkway, Chula Vista
Enjoy free family fun and and food leading up to Chula Vista's fireworks display.

Independence Day at the Border
Where: Larsen Field - Cesar Chavez Park, San Ysidro
San Ysidro celebrates July 4th with family activities, live music, drinks and food, and more leading up to the night's fireworks display.