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2018 North County 4th of July Fireworks

2018 North County San Diego  4th of July Fireworks

San Marcos 4th of July Celebration
Location: Bradley Park, 1587 Linda Vista Dr., San Marcos
The City of San Marcos is hosting its annual 4th of July Celebration either entertainment by Liquid Blue at 6 PM. Fireworks begin at 9 PM. Those attending are encouraged to bring blankets and chairs for lawn seating.

Oceanside’s 130th Anniversary and Independence Celebration »
Location: El Corazon Site at Rancho Del Oro Road
The City of Oceanside Fireworks Show will take place on Tuesday, July 3, starting at 9 PM. There will be music and food trucks. Recommended viewing location: Rancho Del Oro Road between Mesa Drive and Oceanside Blvd. Parking is in the business park, bring a beach chair, and walk to viewing location.

Fourth of July at the Fair »
Location: 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar
The San Diego County Fair’s fireworks show starts about 9 PM at the west end of the racetrack. You can see the fireworks from many parts of the Fairgrounds.

Red, White, and BOOM »
Location: LEGOLAND California, 1 Legoland Dr, Carlsbad.
The celebration lasts from 1:00 pm to 9:00 pm with fireworks at 8:30 pm. All Red, White and BOOM! activities are included in the cost of admission to LEGOLAND California.

Mira Mesa Fourth of July Celebration »
2018 Fireworks at Mira Mesa High School
The day begins with a Pancake Breakfast at the Mira Mesa Senior Center from 7 AM to 11 AM, hosted by the Black Mountain Masonic Lodge. Family Fun Day in the Park opens at 11 am with food vendors and entertainment. The annual 4th of July Parade steps off at 11:30 am from the corner of Mira Mesa Blvd and Greenford Drive, traveling down Mira Mesa Blvd and turning north on Camino Ruiz to end at New Salem. Family Fun Day continues until 9 pm, and the Park provides a front row seat for the Fireworks Extravaganza.

Scripps Ranch Fourth of July Run and Ride»
Location: Red Cedar Drive and Aviary Drive, San Diego
Celebrate the 4th of July by being active and being part of the 41st Annual 10K Race & Fun Run and the 32nd Annual Bike Rides. Choose from two running races, the 10K and the 2 Mile Fun Run, or from three bike rides, the 12, 28 or 50-mile bike ride. Get outside and enjoy the beautiful scenery of Miramar Lake, Hoyt Park, and other areas of North County. The event lasts from 6 to 10 AM. There will also be a beer garden to celebrate.

Fourth of July and Fireworks in Poway »
Location: Lake Poway High School, 15500 Espola Road, Poway
Gates for the fireworks show at Lake Poway High School Stadium open at 6 PM. There will be games, activities and a DJ spinning tunes. Fireworks begin at 9 PM. Admission is $5 per person at the gate, but children 11 and under are free.

Rancho Bernardo’s Spirit of the Fourth »
Location: Athletic Field of Bernardo Heights Middle School, 12990 Paseo Lucido, Rancho Bernardo
The evening opens at 6 PM with live music by the local “Us” band. Rancho Bernardo’s “Sky Concert” and fireworks display will begin at 9 PM. Food and refreshments are available for purchase. Seating is on the grass and those attending are encouraged to bring blankets or lawn chairs. Parking is free in the student parking lot off Avenida Venusto. A donation of $10 per person or $20 for a family is requested at the entrance of the event to support the fireworks show.

Vista Independence Day Celebration »
Location: Moonlight Amphitheatre Brengle Terrace Park, 1200 Vale Terrace Dr., Vista
This event features music by the Mar Dels at on the amphitheater stage at 7:35 PM. The fireworks display will begin at 9 PM. The park opens at 7 AM. The amphitheater opens at 5 PM. Admission to the amphitheater is $5 per person. Admission for children five and under, active and retired military members and their family are free. Parking in the park is $15 per car and $30 per recreational vehicle.

Escondido’s Annual July 4th festival and fireworks »
Location: Grape Day Park and The Center’s “Great Green,” 321 N Broadway, Escondido
This free community event features rockin’ live music by Moonlight Trio, Finnegan Blue, and Casey Hensley, fabulous food vendors, and a wealth of children’s activities and games for everyone to enjoy. The day’s festivities will conclude with a special performance by the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing Band and, of course, dazzling fireworks display starting at 9:00 pm. The festival begins at 4 PM. The festivities will conclude with a performance by Camp Pendleton’s 1st Marine Division Band and the fireworks display starting at 9 PM. There will also be a ticketed VIP beer tasting event from 4 to 9 PM. The festival is free and open to the public.

Temecula’s Fourth of July Extravaganza »
Location: Ronald Reagan Sports Park, 30875 Rancho Vista Rd, Temecula
Festivities start at 2 PM but the park opens at 6 AM. There will be a kid’s zone and food vendors, with entertainment on the main stage from 2 to 9 PM. Fireworks start at 9 PM.


North County San Diego Fireworks Shows for July 4th 2015

North County San Diego Fireworks

North County San Diego Fireworks Shows for July 4th 2015

From San Elijo Hills you can view several different shows in the distance. What is your favorite spot to watch fireworks in San Elijo Hills? Please share your tips.

Oceanside: 6/27- Independence Day Parade on Coast Hwy from Wisconsin Ave to Center Civic Drive, 10am. (760) 754-4512  www.oceansideparade.com.

Oceanside: 7/3 Firework Show Celebration at Rancho Del Oro in Oceanside 9:15pm www.visitoceanside.org

Park Hyatt Resort Aviara 7/4 4th of July Fireworks Show. Watch display from the Aviara golf course. www.parkaviara.hyatt.com.

La Costa Spa-Omni Resort : 7/4 – Fireworks display (for hotel guests and registered members only). www.lacosta.com.

Camp Pendleton: 7/4 – 4th of July Beach Bash and fireworks. Vendors and live entertainment all day. Fireworks show starts after dusk. www.mccscp.com

Del Mar Fairgrounds 7/4 – San Diego County Fair at Del Mar Fairgrounds. Fireworks display begins approx. at 9:30pm followed by concert by America and the Navy Band Southwest. (858) 793-5555 www.sdfair.com

Escondido: 7/4 – Independence Day Celebration in Grape Day Park and California Center for the Arts with fireworks display and Marine Band. 130 Woodward Avenue, Escondido, 92025. www.ci.escondido.ca.us

Legoland:  7/4 – “Red, White and Boom” Fireworks show begins early approx. at 8:30pm and is choreographed to a spirited American music tribute. www.legoland.com.

Poway: 7/4 – Old Fashioned Fourth at Old Poway Park. Fireworks from Poway High School begin approximately 9pm. www.poway.org/oldpowaypark

San Marcos: 7/4 – Fireworks show and entertainment at Bradley Park, Rancho Santa Fe Road and Linda Vista Drive. Activities begin at 6pm and fireworks display is at 9pm. www.san-marcos.net.

Temecula: 7/4 – Star Spangled 4th of July Parade & Extravaganza, 2-10pm. Regan Sports Park at 30875 Rancho Vista Road, 92592. www.cityoftemecula.org

Vista: 7/4 – Red, White, & Boom Independence Day Celebration, 9pm. Moonlight Amphitheatre in Brengle Terrace Park, 1200 Vale Terrace Drive. (760) 726-1340 ext. 1571. www.cityofvista.com

Times and shows subject to change please confirm on respective websites.

North County cities launch Innovate78 to drive regional job creation

In an unparalleled show of collaboration, the five North County cities of Carlsbad, Escondido, Oceanside, San Marcos and Vista have launched Innovate78, a branding and economic development initiative that will collectively promote the 78 Corridor as a magnet for talent, companies and investment. Home to more than 600,000 residents and 200,000 innovative businesses, the initiative will continue to fuel regional job creation.

“North County is not only a great place to live, but also a great place to build a company and work. Through this collaboration, Innovate78 is about showing the rest of the world what North County is all about,” said Matt Hall, Mayor of Carlsbad.

The announcement was made at a launch event at Cal State San Marcos this morning, where the five Mayors of each of the cities laid out their plan for prosperity and growth along the 78 Corridor, and unveiled a new website, Innovate78.com. The website will serve as a resource for the cities to attract and retain companies, as well as for companies to attract and retain a skilled workforce.

“We see the benefits in collectively promoting the 78 Corridor cities. For the past two years, we’ve collaborated side-by-side to ensure that we’re recruiting and retaining businesses together. This website will ensure that we’re sending the right message to businesses and employers about the 78 Corridor,” said Jim Wood, Mayor of Oceanside.

Innnovate78.com includes many interactive features including testimonials from companies, resources for building a business, a job portal, content about educational institutions and opportunities and information about living and getting around on the 78 Corridor. Additionally, it also highlights attractions, educational institutions and prominent industries, such as life sciences, craft beer (specialty food & beverages), and manufacturing. A map detailing innovative employers, attractions and interest points along the 78 Corridor will be rolled out next month.

Jim Desmond, Mayor of San Marcos said,“Innovate78 serves as a tool to promote job creation along the Corridor. The business of economic development is changing. If we want to be effective, the goal is not to poach jobs from other regions, but to create jobs and explain why building a business along the 78 Corridor matters. Promoting the culture of North County – particularly for the younger, millennial demographic – is also an essential part of our marketing strategy.”

The initiative is still in its infancy, but has already had much success. Last year, Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soap, which was headquartered in Escondido, announced it had outgrown its local headquarters. Working together, the cities were able to move the innovative company to a 130,000-square foot facility in Vista, keeping them along the corridor, where they were able to retain employees.

“We have always been a collaborative city, but working with Escondido on the Dr. Bronner’s expansion showed us the true benefit of this partnership. Employees of Dr. Bronner’s contribute to the economy of all five North County cities. Because of the Innovate78 initiative, we will see more collaboration like this in our future,“ said Judy Ritter, Mayor of Vista.

There have been other early successes: In December, the five cities pulled together a roundtable with leaders from the diagnostics industry, a growing and diverse industry along the 78 Corridor. Based on that conversation, UC San Diego Extension, a major driver of industry talent, was able to adapt its model for training clinical laboratory scientists to better meet the needs of the diagnostics industry in the region, as well as the for the region’s health systems.

“Innovate78 is by no means the end of the effort for the five cities. It marks the beginning of a new partnership and a new way of thinking about regional economic growth. Anchored by a comprehensive economic development strategy, the cities will use the brand as a vehicle for growth”, said Sam Abed, Mayor of Escondido. “It’s just the beginning.”

Businesses are encouraged to leverage, and link to, the website to help attract employees and promote their North County location. For more information about the initiative, please reach out to Matt Sanford at San Diego Regional EDC at info@innovate78.com.

How to watch the Tour of California

Big Hair Super Fan at 2008 TOC

Big Hair Super Fan at 2008 TOC

Just up the road from SEH on February 22nd Escondido is expecting it’s largest crowd in history to watch the finish of the 2009 Tour of California. Thousands are expected to watch the 5,000 foot climb up Palomar mountain. Here are some links to help you enjoy this historic event on the climb or at home. This is  sure to be an epic climb by the worlds top professional cyclists including the return of Lance Armstrong, Floyd Landis and Ivan Basso. The event will be televised around the globe and will show case San Diego’s North County.

How to watch at the summit or fallow the race from home:

Official Tour of California Website

Palomar Summit Blog

Palomar Summit Tour of California packages

Watch the live race feed

Tour of California 2009 Live Dashboard

Williams wheels KOM video

Fallow Lance Armstrong on Twitter

Road Closure and Parking Tips

Big Hair Super Fan

San Marcos and Escondido Leaders Denounce Proposition O

San Marcos and Escondido Leaders Announce Opposition to Prop O in San Marcos.

San Marcos and Escondido Leaders Announce Opposition to Prop O in San Marcos.

San Marcos, CA – San Marcos Mayor Jim Desmond was joined today by Escondido Mayor Lori Holt Pfeiler and Councilmember Dick Daniels at a press conference in front of City Hall to urge residents to vote no on Proposition O on November 4. A similar measure, Prop S, was passed several years ago in Escondido.

“Standing next to me is more than 30 years of experience and service to the City of Escondido,” Mayor Desmond said. “Mayor Pfeiler and Councilmember Daniels can give us unique insight into the possible consequences that Prop O could have on San Marcos.”

“There have been many opportunities lost in Escondido due to Prop S,” Mayor Pfeiler said. “Prop S has cost us jobs, tax revenues and the chance to revitalize some areas of the city. Based on our experience in Escondido, we strongly urge San Marcos residents to vote no on Prop O.”

“I am most concerned about the unseen consequences that Prop S has had on our city,” Councilmember Daniels said. “Quality projects and businesses are now discouraged from coming to Escondido because the process has become too bureaucratic and cumbersome. If voters want to safeguard against inappropriate growth, their best option is to elect council members who will prevent it.”

Mayor Desmond was especially worried about the economic impact that Prop O could have on San Marcos.“We would love to bring a new Trader Joes, Whole Foods and a book store to San Marcos and there are many other good projects in the works that our residents want,” he said. “Unfortunately, companies won’t come here once they realize they will have to pay for a campaign first.”

“I have great respect for Mayor Pfeiler and Councilmember Daniels,” Mayor Desmond said. “They have done an amazing job in Escondido despite being constrained by the consequences of Prop S.”

Proposition O is on the November ballot in San Marcos. If passed, it will amend the San Marcos General Plan to require voter approval of certain general plan amendments modifying or changing land use categories or designations. Prop O would hamper San Marcos’ efforts to revitalize parts of the city and cut tax revenues used for public safety. For more information please visit: www.NoOnPropO.com.

Ballet, Jazz, Lyrical and Hip Hop Dance lessons in Escondido

Ballet, Jazz, Lyrical and Hip Hop Dance lessons in Escondido

Lisette’s Dance Studio, located within California Center for the Arts, Escondido, 340 North Escondido Blvd., Studio IV brings you dance lessons in ballet, jazz, Lyrical and Hip Hop. Ages 2 1/2 – Pre-Professional. Saturday classes available. The studio holds an annual Student Performance, annual participation in the Nutcracker with City Ballet of San Diego and annual two week Summer Dance Intensive with guest teaching artists from professional dance companies. 760 839-1001 for more information.