Fourth of July 2018 Preparations

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Fourth of July 2018 Preparations

Contact:  Janine Zúñiga; (619) 522-7340

City Prepares for Annual Fourth of July Celebration

CORONADO, CA (June 20, 2018) – Coronado’s Fourth of July celebration is a day filled with activities for the entire family. As the City prepares for all the festivities, including a popular parade and a fireworks show, it wants the community to be ready for one of the City’s largest celebrations.

Visitors are advised to arrive early to find the best parking particularly for the 10 a.m. parade, which draws the most spectators of any of the events. Locals are asked to take alternative transportation, such as the Free Summer Shuttle and bicycles.

Big crowds are expected throughout the day and into the evening. Activities include a bike ride, a run/walk, rough water swim, a new Fun Run, a parade, a concert and art display at Spreckels Park, all topped off with a fireworks show. The new Fun Run, hosted by the Islander Sports Foundation, will head down Orange Avenue at approximately 9:15 a.m. After Orange is closed in preparation for the parade, runners will sprint from Fourth Street to Star Park Circle. This pre-parade run will last about fifteen minutes. Run volunteers will be positioned along the route to keep the area clear for runners. Please be sure to use caution during the Fun Run as runners will be sprinting down Orange Avenue.

City officials also are working to get the word out about parking restrictions, road closures and safety zones. As in previous years, the Coronado Police Department will create a safety zone around the parade route to ensure event security and to provide a safe area for emergency vehicles. Signs will be posted in advance, notifying people of the upcoming closure. 

For the first time, the City will use steel bollards as a barricade around Orange Avenue. The temporary bollards will be installed on July 4, starting at 8 a.m. With the bollards, side streets will now be closed from Orange to the alley entrances, not the entire block. The alleys paralleling Orange Avenue will remain open during the event. Once the approximately 300 bollards are in place, those access points to Orange will be closed for the duration of the parade. The bollards will be removed following the conclusion of the parade.

The City has created a list of frequently asked questions including when the medians open, road closures towed vehicles and bus service. 

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Posted on 06/29/2018
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