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.
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