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 2, 2024.

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Home Front Decorating Contest – More Info
Enter by June 26. Judging on June 29. Win grandstand seating for the parade.

July 3rd Events

6:30 pm – Circumnavigation Bike Ride – More Info
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 – Coronado High School 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 – Crown City Classic 12K (7.4 miles) & 5K
8:30 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
The Free Summer Shuttle will operate in 30-minute intervals from the northeast corner of Coronado Cays and Grande Caribe to the southerly corner of Avenue De Las Arenas and Silver Strand Boulevard.

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

8 am-8 pmFood Vendors at Spreckels Park. *CFoJ event

10 am-12:30 pm – 75th Annual Independence Day Parade ❤️🤍💙
Orange Ave from First Street to Churchill Place. Can’t be at the parade? Live stream the parade on the City of Coronado YouTube site. *CFoJ event

11:30 am-1 pm – Book Signing
Local author Marianne Blackstone Tabner will be signing her children’s book “Taking Turns” in front of Fair Trade Decor at 828 Orange Ave.

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, 16th Fairway *CFoJ event
Check out this video from the Leap Frogs landing in 2020

2:30 pm-3:15 pm – Kids Concert: Katleen Dugas performing children’s songs
Spreckels Park *CFoJ event

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

5:45 pm-8:30 pm – Popular Hits Concert: The Mighty Untouchables
Spreckels Park *CFoJ event

9 pm – Fireworks

  • Coronado Fireworks Over Glorietta Bay, launched from Stingray Point which results in the closure of the sandy beach. 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 100.7 BIG FM radio

July 5

6 amGolf Course Fireworks Debris Cleanup – Meet at the intersection of Glorietta Boulevard and Vista Place

July 6

Liberty Celebration Swim (Formerly 4th of July Swim)
Glorietta Bay Park (Check In starts at 7 am)
First Race is at 8:30 am
More Information

City of Coronado
information on parking and road closures

* denotes CFoJ events that are directly produced and supported by Coronado Fourth of July

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