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4th of July Celebration 2019 – “The American Dream”

The traditional 4th of July activities in Coronado will be held on Thursday, July 4. The day’s events include the 71st annual parade, beginning at First Street and Orange Avenue at 10am. The theme of the celebration this year is “The American Dream.” Our parade this year will feature over 100 entrants, including three high school bands, two bagpipe bands, and two military bands.

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The day will begin with the 45th annual Crown City Classic 12K run and 5K run/walk that starts in Tidelands Park at 7am, with registration beginning at 5:30am. The 61st annual Rough Water Swim at Central Beach with heats starting between 8:30 and 9:15am, with check-in starting at 7:30am. At 9:15, the Independence Day Mile Sprint will begin at 4th Street and Orange Avenue and conclude at Star Park Circle.


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Art in the Park will run from 8am to 4pm in Spreckels Park at 7th Street and Orange Avenue. In the afternoon beginning at 2:30 and concluding at 4pm, the Adrian Empire, whose members extol European culture between the years 1066 to 1603, will have a demonstration in Star Park. Additionally, the Star Wars Society will be available for photos and questions in Star Park following the parade.

At 4pm, the Concert in the Park will begin in Spreckels Park at 6th Street and Orange Avenue. The Coronado Community Concert Band will provide the music. The day’s finale, the fireworks over Glorietta Bay, will start at 9pm. Music accompanying the fireworks display will be by KyXy 96.5mFM.

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:

Official Coronado 4th of July Website:

Coronado 4th of July parade


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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:


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