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Check out San Diego's 2013 Independence Day events. We are constantly adding to this list. Please check back periodically for more listings. If you'd like to add your event to our list, please submit the event.

Oceanside's Independence Day Parade

Promotional image for Oceanside Independence Day Parade on June 29, 2013.

Saturday, June 29, 2013, 10 a.m.

Come see floats, bands, walking groups, cool cars and much more. Our theme this year is "Celebrate Oceanside! Past - Present - Future".

College Avenue Center: Independence Day Celebration

Image of an American Flag.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013, noon

Join us on Wednesday, July 3 at 12:00 p.m. for the Independence Day Celebration. There will be lunch at Noon and Emma’s Gutbucket Band, performing Bluegrass, Country, Folk, and Patriotic music.

Coronado Independence Day Celebration 2013

Promotional image of 4th of July Coronado.

Thursday, July 4, 2013, 5 a.m.

Every year the island of Coronado offers an array of Independence Day events for the whole family including a parade, a 15K Run-5K Run/Walk, Rough Water Swim, live music and fireworks.

Coronado 4th Of July 15K & 5K Run/Walk

Promotional graphic for the Coronado Independence Day 15K Run-5K Run/Walk 2013.

Thursday, July 4, 2013, 7 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Join us for the Coronado Independence Day 15K Run & 5K Run/Walk on Thursday July 4th, 2013 starting at 7am. This race features a fast and flat course and holds over 20 Nationally ranked 15K times!

4th Of July Scripps Ranch 10K Race

Promotional image for 4th Of July Scripps Ranch 10K Race. Courtesy of Scripps ranch Old Pros.

Thursday, July 4, 2013, 7 a.m.

Presented by the Scripps Ranch Old Pros, the 4th of July 10K Race is a USA T&F sanctioned course around scenic Miramar Lake. It features an exciting downhill finish that delivers you to Hoyt Park, where you’ll realize the fun is just beginning.

4th Of July Scripps Ranch 50 Mile Bike Ride

Promotional image for the 4th of July Scripps Ranch 50 Mile Bike Ride. Courtesy of Scripps Ranch Old Pros.

Thursday, July 4, 2013, 7 a.m.

Presented by the Scripps Ranch Old Pros, the 4th of July 50 Mile Bike Ride is for serious riders who’ve been training for some time. We don’t suggest you attempt this ride unless you are in top condition. Grueling is the word of the day here.

Mira Mesa 4th Of July Parade & Family Fun Day

Promotional image of Mira Mesa 4th Of July Parade & Family Fun Day.

Thursday, July 4, 2013, 7 a.m.

This 38 year tradition allows Mira Mesa to come together in celebration of Independence Day and our rich and diverse community.

RB's Spirit Of The Fourth Community Fair

Image of the Community Fair Parade from a previous year.

Thursday, July 4, 2013, 7 a.m.

The fair officially opens at 9:00 a.m. with more than 35 vendors and exhibitors offering an array of food, drinks, handicrafts and other items including an Art Walk and children’s games and activities.

4th Of July Scripps Ranch 2 Mile Fun Run

Promotional graphic for the 4th of July Scripps Ranch 2 Mile Fun Run. Courtesy of Scripps ranch Old Pros.

Thursday, July 4, 2013, 7:07 a.m.

Presented by the Scripps Ranch Old Pros, the 4th of July Fun Run is for everyone! Runners and walkers will enjoy this easy event designed for all members of the family. The Fun Run is a community favorite!

4th Of July Scripps Ranch 28 Mile Bike Ride

Promotional image for the 4th of July Scripps Ranch 28 Mile Bike Ride. Courtesy of Scripps Ranch Old Pros.

Thursday, July 4, 2013, 7:30 a.m.

Presented by the Scripps Ranch Old Pros, the 4th of July 28 Mile Bike Ride is designed for both the dedicated and weekend riders. It includes some serious hills including the Pomerado hill stretch from Poway to Scripps Ranch.

4th Of July Scripps Ranch 12 Mile Bike Ride

Promotional image for the 4Th Of July Scripps Ranch 12 Mile Bike Ride. Courtesy of Scripps Ranch Old Pros.

Thursday, July 4, 2013, 8 a.m.

Presented by the Scripps Ranch Old Pros, the 4th of July 12 Mile Bike Ride is designed as a family fun ride. It is an easy ride touring around scenic Lake Miramar two times, then down the hill to Hoyt Park where the festivities await!

4th Of July Camp Pendelton Beach Bash 2013

Promotional graphic for the 4th Of July Camp Pendelton Beach Bash 2013. Courtesy of MCCS Camp Pendleton.

Thursday, July 4, 2013, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Military members and their families enjoy an explosive fireworks show, live bands, a video tribute, sun, surf, patriotism, Esprit de Corps and sponsor interaction all in one day at the 4th of July Beach Bash!

25th Annual University City Celebration

Image of Armadillo Scrub Band performing on stage at University City Celebration 2011. Courtesy of the University City Celebration.

Thursday, July 4, 2013, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The twenty-fifth annual University City Celebration, held at Standley Park and Rec Center during the day on Thursday, July 4, 2013 is a neighborhood festival for the entire community, with concerts, games, attractions, food, and more!

San Diego County Fair 4th Of July Celebration!

Promotional graphic for the San Diego County Fair.

Thursday, July 4, 2013, 9:30 a.m. to midnight

What better place is there to spend Independence Day than at The San Diego County Fair? Highlighting the day will be the traditional fireworks display at 9pm. The fireworks display will be visible throughout the Fairgrounds.

Old Fashioned Fourth Of July At Lake Poway

Promotional image of Old Fashioned Fourth of July at Lake Poway.

Thursday, July 4, 2013, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Join the city of Poway this Fourth of July for live music, children’s crafts, games for the entire family, train rides, mock gun fighting shows, train robberies, and picnic-style food along with tasty treats for sale.

Julian July 4th Parade & Festival

Promotional image of Julian Fourth of July Parade & Festival.

Thursday, July 4, 2013, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Julian 4th of July Parade honors stars, stripes and pioneers. Known far and wide as the “best little small town parade in America,” Julian presents a homegrown event that celebrates the town’s gold rush era history.

'Red, White And Boom!' At LEGOLAND California

Exterior image of LEGOLAND California.

Thursday, July 4, 2013, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

The awe-inspiring fireworks show begins at 8:30 pm and blends patriotic music with dazzling pyrotechnics. Kids of all ages can participate in all-American family picnic games like water-balloon tosses, burlap sack races and paper airplane contests.

'Stars, Stripes, And Scripps Ranch' Parade & Festival

Promotional graphic for the "Stars, Stripes, And Scripps Ranch" Parade & Festival taking place on July 4th, 2013.

Thursday, July 4, 2013, 10 a.m.

Join us on July 4th starting at 10am for our 43rd annual parade and festivities! Our theme this year is "Stars, Stripes, and Scripps Ranch." There will be Children's Activities, Air Jumps, Fun "Photo Op" Characters and much more!

5th Annual Alchemy 4th Of July BBQ

Image of an American flag for the 4th of July BBQ at Alchemy San Diego. Courtesy of Alchemy San Diego.

Thursday, July 4, 2013, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

We’re bringing back the neighborhood on the Fourth of July. Come by for the “Q”, we’ll be roasting a whole pig, serving up beef brisket with all the fixings and much more with loads of drink specials to wash it down.

Andaz San Diego Hosts Fortune’s Fourth Of July Rooftop Pool Party & Fireworks

Promotional Graphic for Andaz San Diego Hosts Fortune’s Fourth Of July Rooftop Pool Party & Fireworks Viewing taking place on July 4, 2013. Courtesy of Ivy Andaz Nightclub.

Thursday, July 4, 2013, 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.

Andaz San Diego will host a Fourth of July celebration on its renowned rooftop with a two-part, energetic Fortune 421 pool party and fireworks viewing party on Thursday, July 4 between 11 a.m. and 9 p.m.

Interfaith Independence Day BBQ

Promotional graphic for the Muslims for Loyalty Campaign. MuslimsForPeace.org

Thursday, July 4, 2013, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Muslims are taught that love and loyalty to one's homeland is a part of the faith. In honor of this teaching, all 73 chapters of the AMC across the nation will be hosting 4th of July celebrations as part of the Muslims for Loyalty Campaign.

Old Town Fourth Of July

Promotional image of Old Town San Diego Fourth of July event. Courtesy image of Old Town San Diego.

Thursday, July 4, 2013, 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Celebrate July 4th with an old-fashioned celebration in Old Town San Diego. Typical fourth of July activities such as a parade, crafts, wagon rides, period games, music, food specials, pie-eating contest and more!

Celebrate July 4th At House Of Spain

Image of the Spanish flag. Courtesy of the House of Spain.

Thursday, July 4, 2013, noon to 4 p.m.

The House of Spain, Casa de España, in San Diego, with the collaboration of the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR), Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) and the Children of the American Revolution (C.A.R.), will celebrate the Fourth of July.

Red, White And Boom! Celebration In Vista

Promotional image of the American Flag.

Thursday, July 4, 2013, 1 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Celebrate Independence Day in grand Vista style. Festivities will be held at the Moonlight Amphitheatre within Brengle Terrace Park. Events include live music, the Light Up the Night Dinner, and one of the biggest fireworks displays!

Santee Salutes July 4th

Promotional graphic for Santee Salutes July 4th 2013. Courtesy image of City of Santee.

Thursday, July 4, 2013, 3:30 p.m.

Spend your Fourth of July at Town Center Park East at the city's annual Santee Salutes event. Families who attend the event can expect live music, entertainment, carnival games, inflatable attractions and traditional Fourth food.

Independence Day Celebration & Fireworks At Grape Day Park

Promotional image of Fourth of July in Grape Day Park. Courtesy image of Friends of Grape Day Park.

Thursday, July 4, 2013, 4 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Pack a picnic, grab a blanket and head to Grape Day Park on July 4 for a fun-filled, star-spangled celebration!

Fallbrook's 9th Annual Grand Tradition July 4th

Promotional image for Fallbrook's 9th Annual Grand Tradition on July 4th. Courtesy image of Fallbrook Chamber of Commerce.

Thursday, July 4, 2013, 4 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Enjoy a day of live entertainment, dancing, kid friendly activities, Quack-Up Suck Race, Rubber Raft Regatta, food and drink, and fireworks!

Escondido's 50th Annual Independence Day Celebration & Fireworks Spectacular

Promotional graphic for Escondido's 50th Annual Independence Day Celebration & Fireworks Spectacular. Courtesy of California Center for the Arts: Escondido.

Thursday, July 4, 2013, 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Join us for the 50th Annual Independence Day Celebration and Fireworks Spectacular! Enjoy free live entertainment, food, children’s activities, a special performance by the 1st Marine Division Band, and much more!

Fourth Of July At Marina Kitchen

The view from the VIP Observation deck on the Coronado Terrace of the Marina Kitchen Restaurant. Courtesy of the Marina Kitchen.

Thursday, July 4, 2013, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Come celebrate Independence Day at Marina Kitchen and join us for the ultimate All-American picnic-style buffet this July Fourth. The down-home picnic menu features a wide assortment of holiday favorites by Executive Chef Aron Schwartz.

Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina Hosts 4th Of July BBQ

Promotional Graphic for Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina's 4th Of July BBQ. Courtesy of San Diego  Sheraton Hotel & Marina.

Thursday, July 4, 2013, 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Celebrate Independence Day with a patriotic weekend at the bayside of Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina! Offering front row seats from Harbor Island to San Diego's 'Big Bay Boom' fireworks spectacular and a fun BBQ on the hotel's Bay View Lawn!

4th Of July Celebration Aboard The USS Midway Museum

Promotional graphic for the 4th of July Celebration aboard the USS Midway Museum. Courtesy of the USS Midway Museum.

Thursday, July 4, 2013, 5:30 p.m.

This year come to the 4th of July Celebration aboard the USS Midway Museum! Watch the spectacular Big Bay Fireworks show from the flight deck, the best view in town! Enjoy family activities and live entertainment by N.R.G. "Energy."

San Marcos 4th Of July Celebration

Promotional image of San Marcos' Red White & Blue Fireworks Extravaganza on July 4, 2013 beginning at 6pm.

Thursday, July 4, 2013, 6 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.

4th Of July Fireworks Celebration Dinner Cruise

Promotional image of 4th of July Fireworks aboard the Hornblower. Courtesy image of Hornblower Cruises and Events.

Thursday, July 4, 2013, 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.

July Fourth fireworks offers excitement for everyone on Hornblower's Fireworks Dinner Cruise Celebration. Watch the Big Bay Boom Fireworks Show from the deck of a Hornblower yacht, after enjoying a delicious buffet dinner.

4th Of July At Cabrillo National Monument

Image of the Cabrillo National Monument.

Thursday, July 4, 2013, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

You're invited to the 4th of July Fireworks at the Cabrillo National Monument. Come for the sunset, stay for the fireworks! First time ever open to the public! Watch more than 6 different fireworks displays.

Flagship's Star Spangled 4th Of July Dinner Cruise

Promotional graphic for Flagship's Star Spangled 4th of July Dinner Cruise. Courtesy of Flagship Cruises & Events.

Thursday, July 4, 2013, 7 p.m.

Amazing panoramic views are yours with this Star Spangled dinner dance cruise. The cruise includes boarding champagne a three-course gourmet dinner and live music entertainment and dancing aboard one of our yachts.

IndepenDANCE Fireworks Party Cruise

Promotional image of IndepenDANCE Fireworks Party Cruise on July 4th. Courtesy image of Adventure Hornblower.

Thursday, July 4, 2013, 7 p.m.

Each year thousands of folks come to San Diego to enjoy the phenomenal weather and beaches. While your Facebook invite page may be filling up with requests, there's one party that you can't really miss out on this year.

San Diego Symphony Summer Pops: Star Spangled Pops With Bill Conti

Image of the San Diego Symphony Star Spangled Pops from a previous year. Courtesy of the San Diego Symphony.

Thursday, July 4, 2013, 7:30 p.m.

It’ll be a patriotic extravaganza with all-American hits from Main Street to Broadway, complete with John Philip Sousa marches, a tribute to the military and a spectacular fireworks display to light up the sky!

The Happy Together Tour 2013 At The San Diego County Fair!

Image of The Happy Together Tour, who will be performing at the 2013 San Diego County Fair on July 4th, 2013. Courtesy of the Del Mar Fairgrounds.

Thursday, July 4, 2013, 7:30 p.m.

The Turtles featuring Flo & Eddie, Check Negron formerly of Three Dog Night, Gary Puckett & The Union Gap, Mark Lindsay of Paul Revere & The Raiders, and Gary Lewis & The Playboys will be performing at the 2013 San Diego County Fair on July 4th.

Flagship's Fireworks Spectacular Cruise

Promotional graphic for Flagship's Fireworks Spectacular Cruise on July 4th, 2013. Courtesy of Flagship Cruises & Events.

Thursday, July 4, 2013, 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Looking for a great spot to view the Independence Day fireworks without the crowd? The best view for the Port of San Diego's Big Bay Boom fireworks is on the bay!

Fourth Of July La Jolla Cove Fireworks

Promotional image of Fourth of July fireworks at La Jolla Cove.

Thursday, July 4, 2013, 9 p.m.

Let's face it, living in the United States of America is pretty amazing and the Fourth of July is as American as it gets! There is no better way to celebrate the Fourth of July in La Jolla, California, more than the La Jolla Cove fireworks.

13th Annual 'Big Bay Boom' Fireworks Show

Image of Big Bay Boom on San Diego Bay.

Thursday, July 4, 2013, 9 p.m.

For the 13th year on Thursday, July 4th, 2013, San Diego’s North Bay known as THE BIG BAY will capture the attention of hundreds of thousands of people. This is the largest annual event in the western United States with over 500,000 people view.

4th Of July Fireworks Celebration At The Ocean Beach Pier

The fireworks display from the Ocean Beach Pier. Photo courtesy of Joe Ewing

Thursday, July 4, 2013, 9 p.m.

Spend the day picnicking, swimming in the ocean, walking and playing in the sand and shopping along Newport Ave. Then bundle up as the sun sets and pull up a blanket for a really spectacular fireworks display launched from the OB Pier at 9pm.

RB's Spirit Of The Fourth Fireworks Show

Image from a Fireworks Show presented by PYRO Spectaculars. Courtesy of PYRO Spectaculars.

Thursday, July 4, 2013, 9 p.m.

Join us for the Fireworks Show in Rancho Bernardo starting at 9pm! The show will be at the Athletic Field of Bernardo Heights Middle School, with an array of entertainment featuring the music of the Evie Selis Band and RB Idol Contest Winners.

SeaWorld July 4th Fireworks Celebration

Promotional image of firework display at Sea World San Diego.

Thursday, July 4, 2013, 9:30 p.m.

Using the beautiful orchestral music of SeaWorld San Diego's newest show, Blue Horizon, the spectacular Into the Blue fireworks show provides an incredible pyrotechnic display high in the sky above in park.

Morning After Mess Beach Clean-Up

Logo for 'I Love A Clean San Diego' non-profit organization.

Friday, July 5, 2013, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

The Fourth of July is San Diego’s busiest beach day of the year with hundreds of thousands flocking to the shoreline to enjoy the day. Anyone who has seen the aftermath knows that the holiday produces the most trash of any other beach day.