4th of July 2018 Celebration “America’s Heritage”

The traditional 4th of July activities in Coronado will be held on Wednesday, July 4, 2018. The day’s events include the 70th annual parade, beginning at First and Orange at 10 AM. The theme of the celebration this year is “ America’s Heritage” and the parade will feature over 100 entrants, three high school bands and two military bands.

The day will begin with the 44th annual 12K/5K that starts in Tidelands Park at 7 AM, with registration beginning at 5:30 AM. The 58th annual Swim and Run begins at Central Beach at 9 AM, with check-in starting at 7:30 AM

Art in the Park will run from 8 AM to 4 PM in Spreckels Park. In the afternoon, the Star Wars Society will be available for photos and questions in Star Park following the parade.


Fireworks 4th of JulyAt 4 PM, the Concert in the Park will begin in Spreckels Park. The Coronado Community Concert Band will provide the music. The day’s finale, the fireworks over Glorietta Bay, will start at 9 PM. Music accompanying the fireworks display will be by KyXy 96.5.

If you would like to become involved in assisting with set up for the activities, please consider volunteering by contacting one of the Committee members at coronado4thofjuly@usa.net.

Coronado 4th of July Committee Seeks Funds

The theme for this year’s celebration is “America’s Heritage.” The 4th of July Committee, chaired by David Szymanski, is seeking monetary donations to defray the day’s costs. The daylong event cost about $70,000 for the 2017 festivities and the Committee expects this year’s events to be similar in expenses.

The Committee is grateful for the grants from the City of Coronado and the Port of San Diego. The remainder of the expenses for the parade is generated from generous private donors.

What can you do to help?  Please consider sending a donation to the Committee and help us make the 70th annual parade and day’s celebration another great occasion.

Three specific categories are available:

  • Patron ($250)
  • Sponsor ($150)
  • Supporter ($100)

Any donation amount will be gratefully accepted. Please send your contributions to:

Coronado 4th of July Committee
Attn: Donation
PO Box 180541
Coronado, CA, 92118

All donations are fully tax deductible. 

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Originally from upstate New York, Dani Schwartz has lived in Coronado since 1996. She is thrilled to call Coronado home and raise her two children here. In her free time enjoys hitting the gym, reading, and walking her dog around the “island.”Have news to share? Send tips, story ideas or letters to the editor to: manager@coronadotimes.com