Kids Obstacle Challenge San Diego

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Anyone have kids that like to run, jump and play in the mud? Well there is an event coming soon to San Diego that will be perfect for them. The Kids Obstacle Challenge is coming to San Diego July 22. This is an adventure and obstacle course made just for kids and will be nothing but fun for the whole family as parents run for FREE. The course is designed for children between the ages of 5 to 16. There is 10-15 challenging but fun obstacles and lots of mud on the 1.5 to 2 mile course. The Kids Obstacle Challenge is the largest touring obstacle course for kids in the nation.

The San Diego stop includes a rope swing into a giant mud pit, an army crawl section, a scale up cargo nets and a slide into more mud! Register now and take part in this muddy fun day. Registration includes a custom 2017 race medal, a snack at the finish line, a goodie bag and free event photos. And remember parents are free!

When
July 22, 2017
8:30am – 2:30pm

Where
Kit Carson Park
3333 Bear Valley Parkway
Escondido, Ca 92025

Register
Register before July 21 online at kidsobstaclechallenge.com/sandiego and save $10 on your tickets

Can’t make the San Diego stop, then be sure to check out Kids Obstacle Challenge’s website for more event locations. Have a muddy good time!

Cruzin Mama

Discover the Dinosaurs Unleashed

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Looking to have a roaring good time with your little dinosaurs, then be sure to check out Discover the Dinosaurs Unleashed coming to Southern California this April. Enjoy everything Dino when this event comes to Costa Mesa at the OC Fair and Event Center on April 1st and 2nd. There is plenty of Dino themed activities to keep your children busy for the day, from Dino digs, a scavenger hunt, photo opportunities, Dino rides,a Dino raceway and more!

When
April 1 -April 2, 2017

Where
OC Fair and Event Center
88 Fair Dr
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Tickets
General Admission (Adults and Children) $15.00 (Seniors are $12)
T-rex Ticket Package (Ages 2-12) $39.00 -This package includes general admission plus face paint, fossil find bag, green screen photo, drawstring backpack and a speedy-saurus fast pass.
Children under 2 years are free with paid adult.
Visit discoverthedinosaurs.com to purchase your tickets ahead of time

Enjoy the prehistoric fun and check out this event before it goes extinct.

Cruzin Mama

Lego Batman™ Movie Days at Legoland!

All images courtesy of Legoland Resorts

Batman Days are coming to Legoland California!

Well more specifically Lego Batman™ Movie Days are coming. This February there will be two action packed weekends in celebration of your favorite Lego caped crusader. Best of all is the fun is included with admission. Come take part in a scavenger hunt through Miniland, meet the dark knight himself along with his sidekicks, and of course complete a Lego build activity. If you can’t make it during these dates do not fear Batman and Friends character meet and greets will be going on throughout February and into March so there is still a chance to hang out with your favorite dark knight.

Lego Batman Movie Days

February 18th – 19th

February 25th – 26th

Batman Movie Days Fun!

  • Character Meet and Greets – Meet face to face with the Lego Batman or one of his friends Batgirl or Robin
    • Monday -Friday
      10:00, 11:00, 12:15, 1:45, 3:00, 4:00
    • Saturday-Sunday
      10:00, 10:45, 11:30, 12:15, 1:00, 1:45, 2:30, 3:15, 4:00, 4:45

    *Times are subject to change be sure to check on your visit to be sure of correct times*

  • Miniland Scavenger Hunt: The Villians Have Escaped! – Help track down the likes of Joker and his villains friends on a scavenger hunt through Miniland USA
  • Mystery Mosaic Lego Build – help in completing this build to reveal the mystery image
  • Build A Batmobile – Build and test out your own version of the batmobile
  • WB Family Gamespace- come and play all the Lego Batman™ themed video games
  • Character Lego Builds – help a Lego Masterbuilder complete life sized builds of Batman, Batgirl and Robin!

Don’t miss out on visiting the park during these action packed weekends! Also be sure to check out the new Lego Batman™ Movie which hit theaters February 10th.

Cruzin Mama

Legoland California
1 Legoland Dr, Carlsbad CA 92008
Purchase Tickets Ahead at
legoland.com

Museums FREE-For-All Day 2016

Image courtesy of socalmuseums.org

Image courtesy of socalmuseums.org

Free Museum Entrance Day January 30th

As a part of the “Museums Free-For-All” program over 20 Southern California Museums will be offering free entrance on January 30th. The is the 11th annual “FREE-For-All” day and is an amazing way to visit great So-Cal museums. The free entrance does not included admission to specialty exhibits that require tickets. Standard parking rates still apply. Provided below is the full list of participating museums and links to their sites. Some of the featured museums are actually FREE on a daily basis! For more information visit socalmuseums.org

*The Museum of Tolerance, The Riverside Art Museum and Zimmer Children’s Museum are all closed on Saturdays, so they will be offering their free entrance on Sunday January 31st.*

Particpating Museums

Have a great museum day!

Cruzin Mama

Christmas Tree Lighting Events

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Well we are about half way through November so that means it’s time to get ready for Christmas. I know it seems a bit early but many of the Holiday season’s events are already starting. Just like Christmas Tree Lightings at many malls and other city locations. Some lightings also feature a very special guest that’s right the big man in the red suit himself, Santa! So here are some awesome tree lighting events to check out.

Riverside County

Temecula Promenade

Saturday November 21st

The fun begins at 6pm with pre-lighting activities. Santa will be making his debut at the mall during this event. There will be two large screens up so attendees can catch a clear view of the magic. This will be a very magical evening with Snowfall, Fireworks and music. For more information visit promenadetemecula.com

The Shops at Dos Lagos

Saturday November 21st

Come early to enjoy a family fun screening of the Polar Express. The movie will be played for FREE at 10am in the Dos Lagos Luxury Theaters. Then in the evening enjoy a very special tree lighting event. There will be crafts, face painting, ballon artist and entertainment for kids to enjoy. And watch the skies because Santa will be making his arrival there that night! The tree lighting fun starts at 5pm. For more information visit
shopdoslagos.com

South Coast Winery Resort & Spa

Sunday November 29th

Take a holiday trip out to Temecula’s Wineries for a fun family tree lighting event. Special performances by Murrieta Dance Company and RCC Chambers Singers, who will be dressed up in vintage costumes. There will be a viewing of Disney’s Frozen. Enjoy some coco, wine and snacks available for purchase at the concession. Catch a tractor ride through the holiday lite vineyard. And be sure to spot Santa and some of his elves as they will be making appearances. This wonderful is FREE to attend be sure to check it out! For more information visit
southcoastwinery.com

Temecula Duck Pond

Thursday December 3rd

Come join the 18th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony. There will be special treats and live vocal performances. And a special visit from Old Saint Nick! Guest help countdown to a very special tree lighting at 7pm. This is a great tradition put on by the city of Temecula. For more information visit
temeculaevents.org

Menifee Town Center

Saturday December 12th

Menifee will be throwing quite a tree lighting celebration from 4pm to 8pm. There will be live entertainment and a outdoor holiday movie playing. As wells as a very fun Elves Ornament workshop where you can make a special holiday keepsake. Plus there will be a kids snow play zone! Vendors will be there selling delicious treats and holiday crafts. And of course see and take a photo with Santa. For more information visit cityofmenifee.us

Orange County

Fashion Island

Saturday November 13th – January 3rd

Enjoy nightly tree lightings starting November 13th until January 3rd. With the help of some Disney magic watch the lights twinkle and glitter to Disney Holiday music. For more information visit shopfashionisland.com

San Diego County

Santee Trolley Square

Friday November 20th

So much fun is going on at the Santee Trolley Square from 5:30 to 8:30pm for the Tree Lighting Celebration. There will be games, crafts, carriage rides and snow! Don’t forget to visit Santa and get a photo taken with him. There is no cost to enter this event or for the crafts and games, only for select activities with prices ranging from $2 and up.
For more information visit ci.santee.ca.us

The Headquarters at Seaport District

Friday November 27th

Come celebrate the start of a three-week donation program to benefit active-duty military families. This special event is not only filled with fun but with the holiday spirit of giving. Enjoy FREE hot cocoa and treats. Visit and take a photo with Santa. Listen to the talented All American Boys Chorus perform for the Giving Tree Lighting celebration. The 25 foot tall Giving Tree will be light up at 6:30pm. For more information visit theheadquarters.com

Little Italy

Saturday December 5th

Downtown San Diego’s Little Italy transforms for the holiday season. The kick off for this is during the Tree Lighting and Christmas village event. Visitors on this day are treated to FREE Italian cookies, cider and coffee. Enjoy live music and entertainment. Keep a look out for St. Nick who be arriving on a fire engine (at 4:30pm). Watch the 25 foot tall Poinsettia Tree be lite up, you can also be apart of the tree by sponsoring a poinsettia plant. For more information visit littleitalysd.com

This is just a few of the great events I have found so far. Be sure to check out your city’s events or even malls for any special happens going on for the holiday season.

Cruzin Mama

Great Wolf Lodge Coming to Southern California!

All images courtesy of Great Wolf Lodge

All images courtesy of Great Wolf Lodge

Great Wolf Lodge Southern California Coming in February!

Southern California is about to have another great family vacation spot this February. Great Wolf Lodge will be opening this year in Garden Grove. If you have not heard about Great Wolf Lodge before or have yet to stay at one, let me tell you what it’s all about!

Great Wolf Lodge is more than just another family friendly hotel, it is a vacation destination in it’s self. The Lodge features its own indoor water park, entertainment and activities for families, miniature golf, an arcade and more!

Kids Den at Great Wolf Lodge

When you stay at the Great Wolf Lodge you are booking more than just a hotel stay. Even the rooms are more than just a typical hotel room. There are wonderful family suite rooms complete with a den for your cubs or a cabin to give you the feel for the outdoors.

Great Wolf Lodge Indoor Waterpark

The main attraction and what sets Great Wolf Lodge apart is the indoor waterpark. There is no worry about weather conditions here. There is cabana rentals available, waterslides, and attractions for all ages. The best park is entrance to the waterpark is included with your stay!

Great Wolf Lodge Activities

Speaking of inclusions, there are quite a few activities included with a stay at Great Wolf Lodge. From character meet and greats to story time and a forest friends show, will help to make your vacation a blast. And there are plenty of other attractions to keep your kids entertained.

Like I said a stay at the Great Wolf Lodge is more than just a stay at a hotel, it’s an entire vacation spot itself! So be sure to check out this newest addition when it opens in February 2016.

Cruzin Mama

Disneyland’s 60th Anniversary

Disneyland's 60th Anniversary Celebration

Happy Birthday Disneyland!

Today 60 years ago Disneyland opened it’s Castle gates for the very first time. July 17th, 1955 started it all for amusement parks around the world. Walt Disney’s dream was brought to life, as a place for people of all ages to come and experience a little magic. It paved the way for more parks to be formed but none can quite match the magic that is Disneyland.

Images courtesy of Disney

Images courtesy of Disney

Since its Disney’s 60th Anniversary it means it’s time for diamonds. So the park, Downtown Disney and California Adventure have been decorated in honor of the Celebration and everywhere a diamond can be found from food to merchandise. I mean it wouldn’t be a Diamond Celebration without some bling. Sleeping Beauty’s Castle is draped in them and that makes it the perfect backdrop for a photo op. There are so many Diamond themed treats to enjoy it’ll be hard to just pick one. Along with the treats there is for a limited time speciality popcorn buckets and souvenir cups. Stop in any gift shop to find exclusive Celebration memorabilia from Diamond ears to trading pins.

World of Color: Celebrate! The Wonderful World of Walt Disney

World of Color: Celebrate! The Wonderful World of Walt Disney

Don’t miss out on the new nighttime shows as apart of the Anniversary Celebration. California Adventure’s World of Color takes viewers along Walt’s journey of imagination. Traveling from Walt’s earliest creations to the very first concepts of Disneyland to today’s magic and beyond! The show has been updated in extraordinary ways from larger than life screens to fire and laser effects and soaring fountains. Be apart of the show with World of Color light up ears.

Disneyland Forever Fireworks

Disneyland Forever Fireworks

Also be sure to catch the dazzling firework show Disneyland Forever. More than just your average firework show this is a spectacular celebration combining breathtaking pyrotechnics and visual effects. Disneyland Forever takes guest on a journey from Main Street USA through the worlds of Disney’s timeless tales.

Looking for Mickey Quest

Looking for Mickey Quest

Now guest’s can go on a special Hidden Mickey Quest, much like the Easter Egg search in spring. Looking for Mickey Quest has guests use a special Quest Guide to find Hidden Mickey’s throughout either park. Scratch off answers on the guide to reveal if you found the Hidden Mickey. Redeem your completed guide wether your answers are right or wrong for a surprise! Disneyland’s Guide can be purchased for $19.95 +tax and features 20 questions. California Adventure Parks Guide is $12.95 +tax and features 10 questions. Both are for a limited time while supplies last.

Disney Diamond Celebration

“To all who come to this happy place: Welcome, Disneyland is your land. Here, age relives fond memories of the past…and here, youth may savor he challenge and promise of the future. Disneyland is dedicated to the ideals, the dreams and the hard facts that have created America…with hope that it will be a source of joy and inspiration to all the world.”
-Walt Disney July 17, 1955

Enjoy the Celebration and have a wonderful next trip to Disneyland!

Cruzin Mama

Sea World Summer Nights

Sea World Summer Nights

Summer Fun at Sea World

The Cruzin Family recently visited Sea World San Diego. We were actually there for 4th of July and to say we had a great time is an understatement. Now I know there is a lot of controversy surrounding Sea World right now, but I have kept an open mind about things. I grew up visiting the park and remember all the wonder it brought to me. I have done my research and formed my opinion and that is what I encourage others to do as well, so I won’t be using this post to start an campaign but to just share about our recent visit.

Animal Encounters

New Tidepool Entrance at Sea World

Sea World has been going through some changes since my last visit almost 2-years ago. The entrance is completely upgraded. Now very bright and welcoming to guests. The ticket and reservation windows now look like a resort check-in. Once through the turnstiles you are immersed “underwater” to the touch pools of Explorer’s Reef. Here is where guest get a little hands on meeting with creatures of the sea; such as the White-spotted Bamboo Shark. Yes you can actually pet a shark!

Sea World Explorer's Reef

White-spotted Bamboo Shark touch pool

My brave kiddo was so excited to actually touch a shark.

Dolphin Cove

After exploring the new entrance we decided to plan out some show times and just spend the day most of the day walking and taking in the park. We didn’t want to try to plan too much as going to any amusement style park with kids trying to stick to a strict schedule can be daunting and make for a less enjoyable experience. Of course we made seeing the animals more of a priority than just riding all the rides the park has to offer. Our first animal encounter was the Dolphins at Dolphin Point. The area is also home to the Sea Otters, who upon our arrival were being fed and a very informative employee in a blue shirt was talking to guests about. There are “Blue Shirts” all over the park, mainly by animal encounters. These keepers, as you could say, are opening to answering guests questions about the animals and also give informative speeches throughout the day, similar to keeper talks at the local San Diego Zoo.

Dolphin Point at Sea World

Dolphin Point Educational Wall

The viewing glass is a great way to see the Dolphins swimming around. You may even meet face to face just like my son did. You can try to pet the beautiful animals as well from the surface view. My kiddos were very content just watching them. The area is like an outdoor museum per se. There are a few walls that are filled with information about Dolphin’s and even height and skull models for some interactive learning.

Sea Lions at Sea World

The Sea Lions and Seals are very active during feeding times. Guest are able to purchase fish during select times during the day to feed the animals. The animals in this area are actually rescued animals that even after rehabilitation were unable to return to the wild.

Shark Discovery - Sea World

No visit would be complete without braving the underwater tunnel in Shark Discovery.

Sculptures and Trivia

Recycled Art at Sea World

I love the way that Sea World is bringing attention to pollution. The Ocean, and all of the Planet, has so much beauty and wonder to offer. We must all do our part and pick up after ourselves especially after a visit to the beach. All the items that made up these beautiful scuptures were found at the beach/in the ocean. This trash is very harmful to animals and their habitats. So remember to through away trash in proper containers and recycle appropriate items.

Sea Turtle Recycled Art at Sea World

Visit WashedAshore.Org to learn more about the Art that is working to save the sea.

Sea World Trivia Signs

Keep a look out throughout the park for these trivia signs. They give a look into the history of Sea World which is celebrating its 50th Anniversary. I found the Shamu Ride sign very interesting. It was a mild boat ride for children back in the 1970’s that cruised around the island for flamingos near the sky tower.

Play Time

Sea World Bay of Play

Sea World offers amusement park features such as a rollercoaster, Rapids ride, and a children’s play area. It’s a great way to let the kids get the wiggles out. Sesame Street’s Bay of Play is a great family area. It hosts three rides for little ones, a splash pad, and a very fun play area, where kids can climb up rope nets, walk across bridges and slide back down.

Sesame Street's Bay of Play

Bay of Play

This was the only area where my little guy wasn’t restricted on fun! He’s under 42″ so he is unable to ride almost all the other rides throughout the park.

Character Meet and Greets at Bay of Play

Meeting Cookie Monster at Sea World

Sesame Street’s Bay of Play wouldn’t be complete without the Sesame Street gang! Kids can meet their favorite characters and it makes for a great memory and photo opportuntiy.

Manta - Sea Worlds rollercoaster

Aside from Bay of Play, Sea World hosts quite a few thrill seeking rides. There is Shipwreck Rapids, Journey to Atlantis, Wild Artic, Riptide Rescue, and Manta. The Skytower and the Bayside Skyride offer great relaxing views and a perfect for all ages. My daughter and I are love a little thrill seeking so we rode most of the rides, a few of them twice. We both rode Manta for the very first time and it was a blast!

Riptide Rescue

Ride Tips

It was fairly overcast on our visit, so the park wasn’t too crowded. That made lines a shorter wait. But here are some tips to make the best out of Sea Worlds rides.

  • Overcast or cooler days means for shorter wait times for water rides.
  • Bring extra clothes and towels to dry off after the water rides. I also like to change into a swimsuit with a coverup for Shipwreck Rapids, since you will get drenched on this ride. Then after some drying we change back.
  • Try to catch a ride during a show. The wait times will usually be a lot less. When a show lets out that is when lines seem to almost double.

The Shows!
New Dolphin Show

We made it a point to catch at least two shows. We looked up show times for each one and chose a few times for more flexibility. We decided to see the Dolphin Show: Dolphin Days and the Shamu Show: Shamu’s Celebration: Light Up the Night. Both are very popular so arrive at least 30 mins before showtime to secure a good spot. If you plan on catching Light Up The Night try arriving about an hour before show time as lines form and the stadium fills up quickly.

Bubbles the Short-finned Pilot Whale

The Dolphin Show: Dolphin Days

The Dolphin show was much more stripped down than the show I remember, but in a good way. It came across more educational and inspiring, yet still fun and exciting. The Dolphins still show off some of their many skills.

Summer Nights Shamu Show

Shamu's Celebration: Light Up the Night Show

We caught the last show of the day of Shamu’s Celebration: Light Up the Night Show, which worked out perfectly since the fireworks were right after the shows end. Like the Dolphin Show, this show was a little more stripped down. The large screens before the show began displayed many Orca facts as well as other facts about the sea and its inhabitants.

After Shamu's Celebration - Firework Show

Celebrate the Wonder Fireworks Show

The Celebrate the Wonder Fireworks Show is a great way to end a fun-filled day at Sea World. This is a firework spectacular perfect for a cool summer night. Sea Worlds fireworks show is going now on select nights until September 6th. And starting on July 16th through August 30th is Summer Vibes, which is family-friendly performances by musicians, dance and vocal artists. Don’t miss out on the summer fun happening at Sea World!

Summer Fun at Sea World San Diego

Hope your next trip is as fun-filled as ours!

Cruzin Mama

Sea World San Diego
500 Sea World Drive,
San Diego, CA 92109
Summer Hours
Monday – Thrusday 9am – 9pm
Fridays 9am – 10pm
Saturdays 9am – 11pm
Sundays 9am – 10pm
*Times are subject to change*

*Disclaimer*
Cruzin Mama was provided tickets by Sea World Parks for this visit. Everything stated in this post is the opinion of Cruzin Mama. All images are subject to copyright of Cruzin Mama.

4th of July Amusement Park Celebrations

4th of July Fireworks and Events in Riverside, San Diego and Orange County

Since my Fireworks and Events post was so full of information I decided to do a separate post just for 4th of July happenings at Amusement Parks. So if you plan on visiting one of the many parks we have here in Southern California this weekend, here is a guide to the special celebrations happening at them.

  • Disneyland & Disney California Adventure

    Disneyland Forever
    A firework spectacular like no other inside Disneyland. Featuring two original songs: “Live the Magic” and “Kiss Goodnight”, Disneyland takes spectators on a timeless journey through Disney tales. *Due to the shows immense popularity the regular 4th of July fireworks will not be presented, but a patriotic finale will follow the show on July 4th.*

    World of Color – Celebrate!
    Help celebrate the United States 239th birthday with a special performance of the World of Color.

    Military bands will be performing throughout the Disneyland Resort all weekend for more red, white, and blue entertainment.
    disneyparks.com

  • Knott’s Berry Farm

    Fireworks Spectacular
    The park will be open for extended hours and will close out the night with a spectacular display of fireworks.

    Knott’s Summer Entertainment
    Knott’s has rolled out new summertime shows, Voyage to the Iron Reef 4-D ride and extended hours. There are 10 live shows going in this summer at the park, such as; Blockbuster Beagle, Vertical Impact, Vertical Imapact Geared Up, Krazy Kirk and the Hillbillies, Big Fat Steve Band, Ghost Town Miners Bluegrass, Charlie Brown’s Happy Campers, and more. The fun is only on select days now until September 7th.
    http://www.knotts.com

  • Sea World

    Sea to Shining Sea
    A dazzling fireworks extravaganza celebration the 4th of July. The show begins at 10:30pm and can be viewed from Mission Bay. The park has extended hours as well.

    Summer Nights
    Sea World is open later and the nighttime shows have returned. And on select nights Sea World’s ‘Celebrate the Wonder’ amazes with a firework finale.
    http://www.seaworldparks.com

  • Legoland

    Red, White and Boom!
    Celebrate 4th of July with great family fun at Legoland’s Red, White and Boom! Attend dance parties, take part in Lego building competitions, listen to live entertainment or take part in lawn games in Miniland. End the night with a firework display for a memorable Independence Day.

    http://www.california.legoland.com

  • San Diego County Fair – A Fair to Remeber

    4th of July at the Fair
    Enjoy the final days of the San Diego County Fair. Enjoy the food, exhibits, rides and entertainment. Then end out the night with a traditional fireworks display, happening at 9pm.
    http://www.sdfair.com

Have a great weekend and enjoy the fireworks!

Cruzin Mama

4th of July Fireworks and Events

4th of July Fireworks and Events in Riverside, San Diego and Orange County

Still making plans for the holiday weekend? Well here’s a great list of firework shows and events going on for 4th of July. There are great events happening all over so I’ve complied some that are perfect for the whole family!

Riverside County

  • Riverside
  • Moreno Valley
        • Independence Day Parade
          Beginning at Alessandro Blvd 9am
          and concluding at Towngate Blvd.
        • Family Fun Fest
          Morrison Park/Mountain View Middle School
          Gates open at 1pm, events and fun from 2pm-9pm
          Entrance is FREE for Military with ID and children under 5, between 1pm-4pm FREE entry for all, $3 charge after 4pm
          Booths, live entertainment, food, fun for kids
          Fireworks Extravaganza 9pm
          http://www.moval.org
  • Corona
        • Main Street USA Parade
          Onatario Ave and Main Street 9am
        • Family Festival
          Santana Park 4pm
          Booths, food, live entertainment and children’s zone
          Fireworks show 9pm
          http://www.discovercorona.com
  • Lake Elsinore
        • Family Fun Fest
          Lakepoint Park 6pm-10pm
          Live entertainment, food vendors, games and activities
          Fireworks show 9pm
        • Lake Elsinore Fireworks
          Viewable from Lakepoint Park, Elm Grove Beach, Davis Fishing Beach, and Whiskers Fishing Beach
          Fireworks show 9pm
          http://www.lake-elsinore.org
  • Temecula
        • 4th of July Parade
          Old Town Front Street 10am
          Street closures start at 9am and run until about 12pm
        • Community Party and Fireworks
          Ronald Reagan Sports Park 2pm-9pm
          Live entertainment, food vendors, games and activities- kids zone cost $5
          CRC pool open from 11am-3pm
          Fireworks show 9pm synced with KATY 101.3
          http://www.temeculaevents.org

San Diego County

  • San Diego Bay
        • Big Bay Boom
          Fireworks Extravaganza 9pm synced to MAX 105.7
          Port of San Diego viewing locations: Shelter Island, Harbor Island, North Embarcadero, Marina District, Seaport Village, and Coronado Ferry Landing
          Special events and cruises at many of the viewing locations
          http://www.bigbayboom.com
        • Coronado Independence Day Celebration
          Independence Day Parade 10am on Orange Ave
          Concert in the Park at Spreckles Park 4pm
          Fireworks show 9pm at Glorietta Bay
          http://www.ecoronado.com
        • Ocean Beach Fireworks at the Pier
          Fireworks show 9pm at Ocean Beach Pier
          http://www.oceanbeachsandiego.com
  • South Bay
        • National City 4th of July Carnival and Fireworks
          Carnival is July 1st-5th 12pm-Midnight, with Fireworks on July 4th at 9pm
          Food, vendors, rides, games and more
          http://www.nationalcityca.gov
        • Imperial Beach Fireworks at the Pier
          Fireworks show at Imperial Beach Pier 9pm synced to KyXy 96.5
          http://www.imperialbeachca.gov
  • East County
        • Julian 4th of July Parade
          Main Street 10am
          Featuring musical presentations, “Gunfight and Bank Robbery”, flyovers by vintage aircrafts, and raffle for ride in one of the aircrafts through Sky Sailing http://www.julianparade.com
        • Ramona Community Picnic and Fireworks
          Olive Peirce Middle School from 5pm-9pm
          Family fun activites
          Firework Spectacular 9pm
          http://www.ramonajournal.com
        • El Cajon Picnic and Fireworks
          Kennedy Park community picnic and fireworks 12pm-9pm
          Vendors, activites and family picnicking
          Fireworks display 9pm
          http://www.ci.el-cajon.ca.us
  • North County
        • La Jolla Cove 4th Celebration
          La Jolla Cove Fireworks 8pm-10pm
          http://www.lajollabythesea.com
        • Mira Mesa 4th Celebration
          Mira Mesa 4th of July Parade begins at Mira Mesa Blvd at 11:30am
          Family Fun Day at the Park opens at 11am with food, vendors, carnival rides, games and entertainment
          Fireworks Extravaganza 9pm
          http://www.miramesatowncouncil.org
        • San Marcos 4th of July Celebration
          Bradley Park
          Jumpers, carnival games, live entertainment and food vendors
          Fireworks show 9pm
          http://www.san-marcos.net
        • Vista Independence Day Celebration
          Brengle Terrace Park and Moonlight Amphitheater 7am-9pm
          Park opens at 7am
          Moonlight Amphitheater opens at 5pm, cost is $5 per person, children under 5 and Militart with ID are free. Parking is $15 per car
          Fireworks show 9pm
          http://www.cityofvista.com
        • Escondido Independence Day Featival and Fireworks
          Grape Day Park 4pm-9pm
          Live entertainment, special announcements and guest speakers, crafts, games, activities, contests and more
          Fireworks display 9pm
          http://www.visitescondido.com

Orange County

  • Anaheim
        • OC Block Party Fireworks Spectacular
          Angel’s Stadium of Anaheim 3pm-11pm
          Carnival games, food, vendors, live entertainment and more
          Cost is $7 online, $10 at the door
          Fireworks Spectacular 9:45pm
          http://www.ocblockparty.com
        • Anaheim Hills Celebration
          Canyon High School & Peralta Park 1pm-9pm
          Patriotic Parade begins at 1pm at Canyon Hills High School
          Family Fun at Peralta Park is from 3pm-8:45pm with vendors, live music, games and more
          Fireworks show 9pm
          http://www.anaheimhillscommunitycouncil.org
        • Fullerton Festival and Fireworks Show
          Fullerton High School 5pm-9:30pm
          Live entertainment, activites and more
          Firework show 9pm
          http://www.cityoffullerton.com
  • Santa Ana
        • Santa Ana Independence Celebration
          Centennial Park 4pm-9:30pm
          Food, face painting, kids zone, Canon exhibition, history walk, and more
          Fireworks Show 9pm
          http://www.ci.santa-Ana.ca.us
        • Tustin Annual 4th of July Celebration
          Tustin High School 6:30pm-9pm
          Live music, food drive and picnicking
          Fireworks display 9pm
          http://www.tustinca.org
        • Irvine Concert on the Green & Fireworks Festival
          Irvine High School 3pm-9pm
          Live music, kids activities, food court and more
          Cost $15 Adults, $10 Seniors/Children, Under 2 is Free, Family Ticket packs available
          Fireworks show 9pm
          http://www.irvinepa.com
        • Lake Forest 4th of July Parade
          Parade begins at Ridge Route & Toledo Way at 10am
          Concluding at El Toro High School
          Be aware of street closures, this is a parade only event- no fireworks
          http://www.lakeforestparade.com
  • Dana Point
        • Dana Point Fireworks Extravaganza
          Dana Point Harbor 9pm
          Fireworks Extravaganza begins at 9pm is synced to KSBR 88.5
          http://www.danapoint.org
        • San Juan Capistrano July 4th Celebration
          San Juan Capistrano Sports Park 12pm-10pm
          Carnival atmosphere, food, vendors, rides and attractions, live entertainment, giveaways and more
          Fireworks display 9pm
          http://www.sanjuancapistrano.org
        • San Clemente Firewirks Show
          Fireworks show at the San Clemente Pier 9pm
          http://www.san-Clemente.org
  • Newport
        • Newport Beach Old Glory Boat Parade
          Newport Harbor 1pm-3:30pm
          Watch boats parade through Newport Harbor in honor of Independence Day
          Parade theme “United We Stand”
          http://www.alyc.com
        • Balboa Peninsula Fireworks at the Dunes
          Viewable form Balboa Island
          Fireworks at the Dunes 9pm
          http://www.balboa-island.com
        • Mission Viejo Street Faire & Fireworks Spectacular
          Olympiad Road & Melinda Road, near Lake Mission Viejo
          Rides, games, food, vendors, music and more
          Fireworks show at dusk
          http://www.mvactivities.com
        • Huntington Beach Parade &Pier Festival
          Festival is July 3rd-5th with exhibitors, food, family activites, live entertainment and more
          Parade is July 4th 10am-12pm
          Fireworks over the ocean July 4th 9pm
          http://www.hb4thofjuly.org

    Have a great weekend and enjoy the fireworks!

    Cruzin Mama