Several North County communities hold fireworks for Independence Day and other festivities on July 3 and 4.
The town of Oceanside welcomes its fireworks on Sunday, July 3, the 134th anniversary of the city’s incorporation and Independence Day.
Doors open at 5 p.m. and the festivities begin at 5:30 p.m. with fireworks at 9 p.m. at the SoCal Soccer Complex at El Corazon, 3300 El Corazon Drive. Free entry. The event will include live entertainment, a family entertainment area, picnic area and food vendors.
Parking will be available on the grounds of the SoCal Soccer Complex for $12 per car, and free parking will be available at nearby Ocean Ranch Business Park. Recreational vehicles and buses are not allowed, neither alcohol nor dogs.
Call the Oceanside Parks and Recreation Department for more information at 760-435-5041.
Park Hyatt Aviara is hosting an Independence Day celebration from 5-9:30 p.m. on Monday, July 4, with a barbecue, entertainment, and fireworks in its renovated garden.
One must reserve. Tickets, not including entry fees, are $145 for adults and $60 for children (children under 2 are free).
Attendees receive a drink ticket upon arrival and can enjoy specialty pop-up bars sponsored by Don Julio and Ketel One. A raffle will also be organized for a dinner at Ponto Lago, a bottle of Ketel One vodka or a bottle of Don Julio tequila.
Live entertainment will be provided by Chad Rubin.
The Park Hyatt Aviara Resort, Golf Club and Spa is located at 7100 Aviara Resort Drive in Carlsbad.
More information and registrations are available via EventBrite.
The municipality of Olivenhain organizes a bike parade and a potluck from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on July 4th.
The events will be held at Olivenhain Meeting Hall, 423 Rancho Santa Fe Road in Encinitas. The bike parade will gather on the east side of the Assembly Hall lot and travel along Cole Ranch Road. A shared picnic will then take place in the meeting room.
Participants are requested to confirm their presence to the Olivenhain municipal council at [email protected]. Those interested in volunteering can email Board Chair Mark Mayer at [email protected].
More information is available from the Town Hall of Olivenhain events page.
The San Diego County Fair holds its annual Independence Day fireworks display at 9 p.m. on July 4.
Admission comes with a fair ticket purchase on July 4 with reserved seating in the grandstand. Doors to the show open 90 minutes in advance.
The cost of tickets ranges from $20 to $25.
More information is available on the show website Facebook page.
The City of Vista features a 4th of July fireworks display at Brengle Terrace Park and the Moonlight Amphitheater.
The park, located at 1200 Vale Terrace Drive, opens at 7 a.m. and the amphitheater opens at 5 p.m. The DecaDames perform at 7:35 p.m. on the Moonlight Stage and after the fireworks, which are at 9 p.m.
Admission to the amphitheater is $5 and can be purchased by by clicking on this link.
Parking on site can be purchased by click here.
BBQ dinner reservations are closed.
More information is available at the city’s Independence Day celebration event page.
The City of San Marcos hosts its annual Red, White and Boom! 4th of July celebration at Bradley Park.
Doors open at 6 p.m.; fireworks are at 9 p.m. The park is located at 1587 Linda Vista Drive.
This year’s event includes a carnival and food sales. Participants are asked to bring beach chairs and blankets to sit on the lawn.
Red, white and boom! is supported by donors. More information about the celebration and how to donate can be found on the city’s website. event page.
The town of Escondido’s free Independence Day celebration takes place on the 4th of July.
Events are from 5-9:30 p.m. at Grape Day Park, 321 N. Broadway, and the California Center for the Arts, 340 N. Escondido Blvd. Food trucks will be present as well as live music.
Admission is free, although VIP tickets can be purchased for $65, which provide additional amenities.
More information and the sale of VIP tickets are available at event website.
The Rotary Club of Fallbrook is hosting its second annual Independence Day Pancake Breakfast from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on July 4 at the Fallbrook Community Center.
A Color Guard Ceremony will be held at 8:30 a.m. Other events include face painting and a dog show, both starting after 9:30 a.m.
Tickets are $12 for adults and $5 for children ages 4-12; children 3 and under are free. Proceeds benefit the Navy-Marine Corps Camp Pendleton Relief Society.
The Fallbrook Community Center is located at 341 Heald Lane in Fallbrook.
More information can be found on the Rotary Club Facebook page.