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The Spirit of the Fourth

Avena Pl And Bernardo Center Dr
San Diego, CA 92128

Region: North County Inland
Date: July 4 - July 4, 2014

Time: 7:00 AM to 9:30 PM
Fireworks start at 9:00 PM.

Price: Community Fair - Free
Per Person - $10
Family - $20

Venue: Webb Park
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Spirit of the Fourth takes place at various venues in our community, but the Community Fair is a central focus. The Fair happens in Webb Park near Webb Lake.

The Spirit of the Fourth Community Fair is a fun and exciting family event that begins at 7:00 AM with the pancake breakfast hosted by St. Michael's and San Rafael Knights of Columbus. The fair officially opens at 9:00 AM with more than 35 vendors and exhibitors offering an array of food, drinks, handicrafts and other items including an Art Walk and children's games and activities. Stop by the Information Booth and pick up your Community Fair Passport. Visit the booths indicated on the passport and redeem for a free prize.

Pancake Breakfast

Start your morning off at 7:00 AM with a scrumptious breakfast served in the parking lot adjacent to Webb Lake Park before visiting the Wheels of Freedom Classic Car Show and perusing the many vendors and community organizations at the Community Fair. The pancake breakfast is served of the Knights of Columbus and sponsored by The Original Pancake House.

Wheels of Freedom Classic Motor Show

The car show opens at 9:00 AM, so if you enjoy classic cars, this is the show for you. Over 100 vehicles will be displayed at the show, organized and hosted by the Poway Cruisers.

Stage Entertainment

Enjoy entertainment and demonstrations throughout the day:

  • 9:30 to 10:30 AM: Patriotic Pet Contest
  • 11:30 AM to 12:00 PM: TJ Magic
  • 12:05 to 12:35 PM: Escondido Fight Club
  • 12:40 to 1:10 PM: Golden Idol Contestants
  • 1:15 to 1:45 PM: Sr Master Wacholz's ATA Black Belt Academy
  • 1:50 to 2:20 PM: ENZO and MOZART

Patriotic Pet Contest

Dress your pet in their favorite red, white & blue ensemble and enter them in the Patriotic Pet Contest, sponsored by the Rancho Bernardo Community Council ( The event will take place on the stage from 9:30 to 10:30 AM. Check in at 9:00 AM with your pet in costume and on leash. Prizes will be awarded.

Veterans Memorial Service

A 45-minute patriotic memorial ceremony will be held at 10:45 AM at the Veterans Memorial in Webb Park,honoring the veterans of all services.

Other Highlights include a Quilt Exhibit at the Courtyard Marriott by local quilters supporting "Quilts of Valor", a program to provide comforting quilts to wounded warriors or others who have been touched by war. Visit the Spirit of the Fourth's Information Booth in Webb Park, pick up your Freedom Passport, stroll through the different activities and win a prize by having your passport stamped at the designated stops. 


Don't forgot to stay for the Parade at 3:30 PM, with Grand Marshals, Members of the Legion of Valor. Cap the evening with the evening entertainment and fireworks at Bernardo Heights Middle School, featuring The Eve Selis Band and the RB Idol winners.


The evening opens at 6:00 PM at the Athletic Field of Bernardo Heights Middle School at 12990 Paseo Lucido, with an array of entertainment featuring the music of the Evie Selis Band and highlighting the winners of the Golden Idol Talent Contest and the RB Idol Contest.

Rancho Bernardo's lavish fireworks display, "Sky Concert" produced by PYRO Spectaculars, begins at 9:00 PM. The fireworks display ends with a Grand Finale display of nearly 400 high altitude shells.  This event should not be missed.

Seating is on the grass and it is suggested that those attending bring blankets or lawn chairs. There is reserved seating and parking for Freedom Club members. Parking is free in the student parking lot off Avenida Venusto. Food and refreshments will be available for purchase at the event.

Admission for the evening events and fireworks is $10 per person or $20 per family.

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