Mira Mesa 4th of July 2013

June 29, 2013 by  
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The Fourth of July is almost here and the Mira Mesa Town Council is once again (with a lot of hard work from many volunteers) putting on the annual Mira Mesa 4th of July Parade and Family Fun Day in the Park.

Start your day at 7 am with an awesome Pancake Breakfast at the Epicentre, hosted by the Black Mountain Masonic Lodge. Family Fun Day in the Park opens at 11 am with carnival rides, food vendors, and entertainment. The annual 4th of July Parade steps off at 11:30 am from the corner of Mira Mesa Blvd and Greenford Drive, traveling down Mira Mesa Blvd to Camino Ruiz. Family Fun Day continues until 9 pm, and the Park provides a front row seat for the Fireworks Extravaganza.

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The annual Fireworks Extravaganza is presented by Scripps Mesa Fireworks. Getting the fireworks funded each year is an extremely hard thing to do, as it is all through donations. If you would like to learn more about the show, or to make a donation, please go to www.ScrippsMesaFireworks.org.

Mira Mesa Fireworks 2011 – Fourth of July Celebration

July 2, 2011 by  
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Yipee… it’s time to celebrate our country’s independence again with a fun-filled day and night in Mira Mesa. The 4th of July falls on a Monday this year, which is much better than Sunday like last year, as lots of you (myself included) are getting an extra day off work. Like usual, things get started at 7:00AM, so make sure to go to bed early on Sunday so you can make it through the entire day on the fourth.

Before I give you the lineup for this year events, please take a moment and click the “Give” button to the right and make a donation (large or small) to help support having Fireworks in Mira Mesa. If you do not know, the cost of putting on Fireworks in Mira Mesa is very expensive and all the money has to be raised each year by hard working volunteers. Last year’s fireworks display cost around $25,000, including a City fee of approximately $3,500. The entire Fourth of July celebration, including the annual Mira Mesa Fourth of July parade and the Family Fun Day in the Park, costs approximately $45,000 which is a lot of money to raise. So if you could please help with any amount of money, it would be greatly appreciated, and it would help to keep fireworks in Mira Mesa each year. Donations go directly to Scripps Mesa Fireworks, a 501(C)3 non-profit organization established to help the communities of Mira Mesa and Scripps Ranch in celebrating a meaningful family oriented Independence Day. Okay… that’s it for the sales pitch.

Here is this year’s lineup:

  • 7:00am – 11:00 am: Pancake Breakfast at the Epicentre (presented by Black Mountain Lodge F&AM)
  • 11:00am – (All Day): “Fun Day at the Park” runs all day long at the Mira Mesa Community Park and it is definitely the best place to celebrate Independence Day in Mira Mesa. There are rides for the kids, lots of food vendors, and tons of space to hangout and BBQ with friends and family. Just make sure to get there really early to grab a prime spot.
  • 11:30am: The 4th of July Parade (presented by Mira Mesa Town Council). The Parade runs down Mira Mesa Blvd. from Greenford Dr. all the way down to Camino Ruiz where it turns right for one block and then another right on New Salem ending just past the Fire Station. Onlookers line the streets all the way down the Parade route, so grab your beach chair and stake out a good spot early.
  • 9:00pm: FIREWORKS!!! Mira Mesa has a great fireworks display each year and it is well worth hanging out until 9:00 and watching. The fireworks are synchronized to the music of local radio station KYXY (96.5 FM), so make sure to bring your radio and some extra batteries.

Mira Mesa 4th of July Fun Day at the Park

For more information please visit:
http://miramesafireworks.com

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Check out the video below I took a few years ago of the Mira Mesa Fireworks Finale.

 

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Mira Mesa 4th of July Celebration 2010

June 28, 2010 by  
Filed under Local Events

Can you believe it… another year has past and it is time to celebrate another 4th of July in Mira Mesa? As always, it is going to be another fun-filled day and evening with things getting started at 7am, so make sure to get some sleep Saturday night.

Here is the basic lineup for the day’s events:

  • 7:00am – 11:00 am: Pancake Breakfast at Epicentre (Definitely worth getting up early for)
  • 11:00am – (All Day): “Fun Day at the Park” runs all day long at the Mira Mesa Community Park and it is definitely the best place to celebrate Independence Day in Mira Mesa. There are rides for the kids, lots of food vendors, and tons of space to hangout and BBQ with friends and family. Just make sure to get there really early to grab a prime spot.
  • 1:00pm: The 4th of July Parade. The Parade runs down Mira Mesa Blvd. from Greenford Dr. all the way down to Camino Ruiz where it turns right for one block and then another right on New Salem ending just past the Fire Station. Onlookers line the streets all the way down the Parade route, so grab your beach chair and stake out a good spot early.
  • 9:00pm: FIREWORKS!!! Mira Mesa has a great fireworks display each year and it is well worth hanging out until 9:00 and watching. The fireworks are synchronized to the music of local radio station KYXY (96.5 FM), so make sure to bring your radio and some extra batteries.


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Check out the video below I took a couple of years ago of the Fireworks Finale.

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One thing I would like to mention is that the Mira Mesa 4th of July festivities is put together completely by local volunteers and requires planning and fund-raising efforts throughout the year. Around $40,000 had to be raised this year to put on the event (including funding the fireworks) and at least that much will be required (if not more) to have it again next year. So, if you like to donate a little cash (even 5 to 10 dollars would help), it would be greatly appreciated. Just click on the “Donate to Fireworks Fund” button below and you will be taken to a Paypal link where you can make your donation.

Donate to Mira Mesa Fireworks Fund
For more information please visit:
http://miramesafireworks.com

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