The 74th Annual Independence Parade, one of the highlights of Coronado’s Fourth of July celebration, begins at 10 a.m. along Orange Avenue, and pre-parade entertainment starts at 7:30 a.m. In the past, parade patrons wake up before dawn to secure a viewing spot on the the median to see bands, equestrians, car clubs and military entries, which are just a few of the types of groups that are planned to join this year’s parade lineup.

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July 4 events

  • 7:30–10 a.m. — Pre-Parade Entertainment along Orange Avenue
  • 10 a.m.–Noon — 74th Annual Independence Day Parade along Orange Ave. beginning at First Street and ending at Churchill Place and Ocean Boulevard
  • 12:30–2 p.m. — Adrian Empire Demonstration, San Diego Star Wars Society Photo-Op at Star Park
  • 2 p.m. — Navy Leap Frogs Aerial Demonstration at Coronado Golf Course, 17th Fairway
  • 3 p.m. — Public Kids Concert — Katleen Dugas performing at Coronado Golf Course, 14th Fairway
  • 4–5 p.m. — Patriotic Concert — Coronado Concert Band at Spreckels Park
  • 4–5:30 p.m. — Public Concert — IT’S NEVER 2L8 at Coronado Golf Course, 14th Fairway
  • 5:45–8:45 p.m. — Public Concert — PHT & The Honky Tonk Nights at Coronado Golf Course, 14th Fairway
  • 9 p.m. — Fireworks at Coronado Golf Course. (Soundtrack on 96.5FM)

Fourth of July Coverage

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