Coronado 4th of July Schedule

This current list consists of the traditional events. Links and details will be updated as events are approved/announced. Last updated July 3, 2023.

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Home Front Decorating Contest
Enter by June 23. Judging on June 24 and 25. And the Winners Are…

July 1st Events

Open Water Swim 
Glorietta Bay Park (Check In starts at 7 am)
First Race is at 8:30 am
More Information

July 3rd Events

6 pm – Circumnavigation Bike Ride
This event is unsanctioned. Gathering of bicycle riders that meet up at Star Park and ride around (circumnavigate) the entire “island” traditionally on the evening before the 4th.  See video from a previous year.

6:30 pm – All-Class Reunion
Held at Feast & Fareway at the Golf Course.

July 4th Events 

5 am – Wake up & get your spot along Orange Ave for the parade. You can’t set up before 5am – however, you should get there by 4:30 am and wait across the street from ‘your spot’ if you want front row seating on the curb or grassy median! Tip, you can also take the ferry over from downtown San Diego to Coronado. The traffic is going to be heavy, so plan on walking or biking.

7 am – 50th Crown City Classic 12K (7.4 miles) & 5K
8:20 am – Kids Half Mile
Tidelands Park (Race Day Registration opens at 5:30 am)
More Information and Registration
Questions: [email protected]

7:30 am-11 pm – Fourth of July Cays Shuttle
From the corner of Grand Caribe and Coronado Cays Blvd. to the corner of Avenida de las Arenas and Silver Strand Blvd. The Free Summer Shuttle in the Village will operate from 8 am to 11 pm on July 4.

7:30 am-10 amPre-parade entertainment at each of the announcer stations on the parade route. Features MCs, music, dancing, plus chalk and other festive giveaways for kids. *CFoJ event

10 am-12 pm – Independence Day Parade
Orange Ave from 1st Street to Churchill Place (see full lineup here). Can’t be at the parade? Live stream the parade on Coronado TV (*CFoJ event

12:30 pm-2 pm – Adrian Empire Demonstration and San Diego Star Wars Society Photo-Op
Star Park *CFoJ event

2 pm – Navy Leap Frogs Aerial Demonstration
Coronado Golf Course, 17th Fairway *CFoJ event
Check out this video from the Leap Frogs landing in 2020

3 pm – Public Kids Concert: Katleen Dugas
Children’s Songs – Coronado Golf Course, 14th Fairway *CFoJ event

4 pm-5:30 pm – Public Concert: It’s Never 2L8
Coronado Golf Course, 14th Fairway *CFoJ event

4 pm-5 pm – Patriotic Concert: Coronado Concert Band
Spreckels Park *CFoJ event

5:45 pm-8:45pm – Public Concert: PHT & The Honky Tonk Nights
Coronado Golf Course *CFoJ event

9 pm – Fireworks

  • Coronado Fireworks Over Glorietta Bay, Near Stingray Point. Soundtrack on KYXY Radio 96.5FM, title sponsor City of Coronado
    Local tip: watch Coronado’s fireworks from the golf course, and don’t drive — walk or bike instead *CFoJ event
  • Big Bay Boom – Port of San Diego Fireworks Over San Diego Bay, Ferry Landing Side
    Musical simulcast on KGB 101.5 FM radio

City of Coronado
information on parking and road closures

* denotes CFoJ events that are directly produced and supported by Coronado Fourth of JulyCFoJ 2023 schedule

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