City Manager’s Weekly Update – June 29, 2018

All about Coronado's 4th of July celebration.

  • 4th of July events and activities from 7am to 9:30pm
  • Parking will be difficult, observe all parking rules and signs: plan to carpool, taxi, ferry, use free summer shuttle, bike, walk
  • Steel security bollards will be in place starting at 8am to block access to Orange Avenue, and will be removed following the parade; CPD will have observation towers overlooking parade route
  • Coronado TV will provide live coverage beginning at 7am
  • Orange Ave medians open at 5am, those who set up prior to 5am will be asked to leave
  • Boaters: arrive early, special anchorage location in Glorietta Bay
  • Pop-up Patriotic Piano Concert at 9am
  • New Fun Run down Orange Ave at 9:15am
  • New seasonal lifeguard tower and beach safety tips

Each week, the City Manager’s Office provides an update that includes information on programs, services and issues within the City, as well as news, project updates and follow-up information when necessary.

Get up to speed on what’s going on in Coronado with this video preview of the latest edition of the Coronado City Manager’s Weekly Update, as well as a sampling of the updates below. Read the full update on the City’s website.

Fourth of July Celebration:  Coronado’s Fourth of July Celebration on Wednesday, July 4, includes a day filled with events, including a parade, a run/walk, a new run on Orange Avenue, a rough water swim, an art display, concerts, and fireworks. Check out this link for all you need to know about the day and for a list of frequently asked questions (FAQs), including:

  • When do the medians open for the parade?
  • Where do I catch the Free Summer Shuttle?
  • When do the fireworks start?
  • Where can I park my motor home?
  • What new security measures are being taken?

Public Transportation, Special Fourth of July Service: Public transportation will be offered on the Fourth of July. The Free Summer Shuttle will run extended hours on the Fourth of July, from 8 a.m. to just before 11 p.m. The regular Metropolitan Transit System as well as the shuttle buses will operate on C Avenue via Pomona Avenue during the parade closure starting around 9 a.m. There will be stops at Tenth, Sixth and First streets. (See map below.) The City also will provide special free bus service on the Fourth of July for Cays residents from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. in 30-minute intervals from the bus stop across from the Cays Fire Station to the Community Center. See the map below for Cays Shuttle pick-up locations.

Bus RouteFireworks Show: The big finale event of the day is the fireworks display at Glorietta Bay. The begins at 9 p.m. The barge is in the water between the Coronado Golf Course and the Coronado Community Center. The fireworks will last about 15 minutes. The Coronado fireworks display is not connected to the Big Bay Boom. It is important to remember that parking is never permitted on the San Diego-Coronado Bridge or along Silver Strand State Highway at any time, but especially during the fireworks show. People are already distracted and stopping to watch may result in serious accidents.

New Trial Fun Run Event: The Fourth of July Committee has an array of events planned for the Fourth of July, including a new Fun Run, that is getting a trial run. The Fun Run, hosted by the Islander Sports Foundation, will head down Orange Avenue at approximately 9:15 a.m. After Orange is closed in preparation for the parade, Fun Run runners will sprint from Fourth Street to Star Park Circle. This pre-parade run will last about fifteen minutes. Run volunteers will be positioned along the route to keep the area clear for runners. Please be sure to use caution during the Fun Run as runners will be sprinting down Orange. This event is being tested to see how things go. No decision has been made at this point to repeat the event.  

For the complete City Manager’s Weekly Update, visit the city’s website.

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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: