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Coronado 4th of July

4th of July Parade, Fireworks July 4, 2019, 7 a.m.-10 p.m.

 The City of Coronado annually plans for its biggest holiday of the year - the Fourth of July. Coronado  observes the holiday on July 4 with  a bike ride, a run/walk, rough water swim, a new Fun Run, a parade, a concert and art display at Spreckels Park and topped off with a fireworks show!

Coronado 4th of July Parade 10 a.m.

Route: The parade starts at First Street and Orange Avenue and ends at Churchill Place and Ocean Boulevard, and lasts about two hours. The parade travels in the southbound lanes of Orange Avenue.

The parade can be viewed anywhere along the southbound lanes of Orange Ave. from 1st Street to Churchill Place.

Coronado 4th of July Fireworks over Glorietta Bay 9-9:15 p.m.

Spreckels Park
601 Orange Ave.
Coronado, CA

The fireworks display at Glorietta Bay is launched from a barge in the water between the Coronado Golf Course and the Coronado Community Center. The fireworks last approx. 15 minutes. The Coronado fireworks display is not connected to the Big Bay Boom.

July 3, 2019

  • 6 -10 p.m. C4 Foundation Benefit Concert at Hotel del Coronado
  • 6:30 p.m. Circumnavigation Bike Ride, an unofficial gathering of bike riders that meet up at Star Park and ride around the entire island.
  • 6:30 p.m.-12 a.m. All Class Reunion

Thursday, July 4, 2019

  • 5 a.m. Parade stake out begins
  • 7 a.m. Independence Day 12K Run, 5K Run / Walk at Tidelands Park, runcoronado.com
  • 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Art in the Park at Spreckels Park, 6th & Orange Avenue
  • 8:30 a.m. Rough Water Swim at Central Beach
  • 9:15 a.m. Independence Day Mile Sprint, Orange Ave. from 4th St. to Star Park Circle, runcoronado.com
  • 10 a.m. Independence Day Parade. 2019 Theme: The American Dream. Route: Orange Ave. from 1st Street to Churchill Place
  • 2:30-4 p.m. Adrian Empire Demonstration at Star Park,
  • San Diego Star Wars Society in Star Park
  • 4 p.m. Coronado Community Concert Band Concert in the Park  at Spreckels Park, 6th and Orange
  • 9 p.m. Fireworks Over Glorietta Bay

Art in the Park All day

Fireworks 9 p.m.
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Head for Spreckels Park, parade down Orange Ave., and fireworks over Glorietta Bay. July 4 in Coronado is an all day event that includes a patriotic Independence day parade at 10 a.m. and fireworks at 9 p.m. Bring your picnic basket, your beach towel and plan to stay for the day. Oh, by the way, expect crowds, and go early. The fireworks are visible from various locations on Coronado Island.

Fireworks, fires and smoking are not permitted on public beaches in Coronado. Designated fire pits are the only place you may light up a fire.

Silver Strand State Beach, 5000 Highway 75, in Coronado is extremely popular on 4th of July. The entrance gate is opening an hour early at 6 a.m. on the 4th of July.  The City of Coronado reports that the gates close at 8 p.m. for car entrance. A fee of $10-12 is charged normally.  Dogs are not allowed on beach.


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