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Where To See Fireworks This 4th Of July In San Diego County

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Attention, the 4th of July is THIS FRIDAY!  If you do not have plans as of yet to view the fireworks from somewhere in San Diego county, you might want to start planning now.  From Oceanside to San Diego, there will be festivities celebrating America.  Legoland even has fireworks over looking the Carlsbad Flower Fields.  Not too shabby if you ask me.

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Remember, many of these locations may not allow alcohol or charcoal grills.  It is best to find out now and not as you are celebrating.

Here are the North County celebrations but you can find a whole list of 4th of July fireworks displays here.


North County Coastal

  • San Diego County Fair 4th of July Celebration
     Del Mar Fairgrounds - 2260 Jimmy Durante Boulevard, Del Mar
    Date: July 4, 2014
    Time: Starts at 9:30 AM, Fireworks at 9:00 PM
    Start off the day at the Fair with a patriotic opening ceremony at 9:30 AM, then enjoy the Hometown Heroes Parade at 7:00 PM, a concert provided by the Navy Band Southwest followed by a spectacular fireworks display.
  • Red, White and BOOM!
     LEGOLAND California - One Legoland Drive, Carlsbad
    Time: Fireworks at 8:30 PM
    Take the whole family and spend the day enjoying over 60 rides, shows and attractions along with some all-American picnic games like burlap races and water-balloon tosses and then top it off with an awe-inspiring fireworks display set to patriotic music.
  • Oceanside’s Independence Day Parade
    Location: North on N Coast Hwy 101 from Wisconsin Ave to Civic Center Drive (just past City Hall)
    Date: June 28, 2014
    Time: 10:00 AM
    Come see floats, bands, walking groups, cool cars and much more. The theme this year is “The Spirit of Freedom.” (no fireworks)
  • Oceanside Fireworks Show
    Location: El Corazon Site at Rancho Del Oro Road
    Date: July 3, 2014
    Time: 6:00 to 10:00 PM
    Bring a beach chair and enjoy Oceanside Fireworks Show with music by El Camino High School and Oceanside High School bands along with bites from amazing food trucks.
  • Camp Pendelton Beach Bash
    Location: Del Mar Beach on Camp Pendelton
    Date: July 4, 2014
    Military members and their families enjoy an explosive fireworks show, live bands, a video tribute, sun, surf, patriotism and Esprit de Corps all in one day at the 4th of July Beach Bash!

North County Inland

  • Independence Day Celebration
     Grape Day Park, 321 North Broadway, Escondido
    Time: Starts at 4:00 PM, Fireworks at 9:00 PM
    Pack a picnic, and grab a blanket to enjoy an afternoon full of music, food, kid-friendly activities, contests and fireworks with the 1st Marine Division Band.
  • Grand Tradition July 4th
     Grand Tradition, 1602 South Mission Road, Fallbrook
    Time: Starts at 4:00 PM, Fireworks at 8:45 PM
    Enjoy a day of live entertainment, dancing, kid friendly activities, Quack-Up Suck Race, Rubber Raft Regatta, food and drink, and fireworks! Tickets include admission and tickets which can be used for food, beverages and activities.
  • Mira Mesa Fourth of July Celebration
     Mira Mesa Community Park, Mira Mesa Boulevard and New Salem Street, Mira Mesa
    Time: Fireworks at 9:00 PM
    Come early for the parade and family friendly activities and stay late for the fireworks.
  • An Old Fashioned Fourth of July and Fireworks
     Poway High School Stadium, 15500 Espola Road, Poway
    Time: 7:00 to 10:00 PM
    Following the Poway Old-Fashioned Fourth of July celebration at Old Poway Park (10:00 AM to 4:00 PM), head to Poway High School for music, more food, glow sticks and fireworks.
  • Rancho Bernardo’s The Spirit of the Fourth
    Location: Webb Park
    Time: 7:00 AM to 9:30 PM
    It’s a whole day of fun in Rancho Bernardo with a pancake breakfast; a festival with food, music and games; a parade; and fireworks!
  • Rancho Santa Fe’s 33rd Annual 4th of July Parade & Picnic
     16948 Avenida De Acacias, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92091
    Time: 1:00 PM
    Pack a few blankets and chairs for a free patriotic parade followed by a concert performed by the Coastal Communities Concert Band. (no fireworks)
  • San Marcos 4th of July Celebration
     Bradley Park, Rancho Sante Fe Road and Linda Vista Drive, San Marcos
    Time: 6:00 to 9:00 PM
    Carnival games, jumpers, food and fireworks!
  • Scripps Ranch 4th of July Parade and Festival
     Scripps Ranch Hoyt Park (Festival)
    Time: 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
    After the community parade, enjoy fun, food, music and games at the free festival. (no fireworks)
  • Independence Day Celebration: Honor our Heroes, Celebrate our Freedom
     Moonlight Amphitheatre, 1200 Vale Terrace Drive, Vista
    Time: 5:00 to 9:00 PM
    Celebrate Independence Day Vista Style with live music, the Light up the Night Dinner and fireworks.

This Southern California girl always forgets about the fireworks until I can hear them going off.  Oops.


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Free Fitness Fun! Adventure Run Carlsbad CA

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Here in Southern California, it can be difficult to find any fitness activity that is not over priced. Over $100 to run on a Sunday is not unheard of. But once a month, Road Runner Sports hosts the Adventure Run events for the running community in the San Diego North County area, and these events are free! Not only are these fun after work running events free, but there is also a chance that participants can win some fantastic prizes.


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San Diego Fires 2014 Update From Carlsbad Poinsettia Fire

Carlsbad Poinsettia Fire

Yesterday it seemed that every hour a new fire started here in the San Diego area. There are currently 9 separate fires burning, including the Poinsettia fire in Carlsbad. We are right there with that fire, with our work being under manditory evacuation. We are packed and ready to go if need be. Please do pray for everyone that is now displaced and those that have lost everything. It is so incredibly sad.

Here are the road closures for Carlsbad

05/15/2014-04:03:AM PST
The City of Carlsbad is expecting morning traffic to be congested due to several road closures. Officials are asking drivers to stay off the roads if possible or use alternate routes. The following roads are closed:


  • Aviara Parkway from Ambrosia Lane to El Camino Real
  • El Camino Real from Alga Road to Palomar Airport Road
  • Camino Vida Roble between Palomar Airport Road and El Camino Real
  • Poinsettia Lane from Black Rail Road to El Camino Real
  • Palomar Oaks Way
  • Cassia Road

For additional updates about the City of Carlsbad, visit

Just avoid the area if you can. There is no telling what these fires will do with the wind.

Today will be hot and dry again, with more Santa Ana winds. We are on guard, and will update you as we can. If you want information you can sign up at or download their app. That has proved very informative and helpful at keeping us up to date.  You can also SEE ALL OF THE FIRES on the FIRE MAP

I have been very active on Twitter and Facebook. Please follow me there for more updates.

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La Jolla Half Marathon Information

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Good morning from Southern California. This little pinup is up early getting ready for the La Jolla Half Marathon. The La Jolla Half Marathon is the the second in the Southern California Triple Crown. The first race is in Carlsbad in January, then La Jolla in April, finally ending in San Diego in August.

For those in the La Jolla area today, April 27 2014, please be aware of the road closures. There are EXTRA road closures due to construction that is happening. (There is always construction or road work going on.)

If you are hoping to cheer on your friends, check out the course map.

Be careful, and have fun!

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SoCal: Traffic Issues Today In Carlsbad For The Carlsbad 5000

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Good morning SoCal. Just FYI today in Carlsbad is going to be a mess. The Carlsbad 5000 is going on for most of the day in the “village” of Carlsbad. Basically if you are near Carlsbad Village Drive (Elm, don’t call me old) and Carlsbad Blvd (PCH 101) you aren’t going anywhere.

The runners are taking over. There is no parking. Just go somewhere else unless you are cheering on friends.

Good luck y’all!

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