July 3, 2003

Fourth of July Independence Celebration & Fireworks

Escondido — The 40th Annual Escondido July 4th celebration will be held on Friday July 4, 2003 in Grape Day Park and The Center campus. The American Legion Post 149, The California Center for the Arts, Escondido, the City of Escondido and the Escondido Historical Society has organized the event cooperatively. The media sponsor is the North County Times. This event is generously supported by the Linden Root Dickinson Foundation.

The day will include free activities for children and a variety of music representative of our diverse community. An exciting new addition to this year’s celebration is that live entertainment will now begin at 1:50 pm with the Kearny Mesa Concert Band and continue throughout the day and into the night with the Marine Band of San Diego at 8:15 pm. The evening will be topped off by a spectacular display of fireworks by Fireworks America at 9 pm. Please note that you cannot barbeque at the event or bring alcohol, pets or tall chairs.

Don’t miss this wonderful day of family fun and relaxation! For more information please visit www.artcenter.org.


12:00-5:00 pm: Museum open FREE to the public

1:50- 2:35 pm: Kearny Mesa Concert Band with Civil War Honor Guard at the Main Stage

2:00-5:00 pm: Free children’s hands on art projects in Arts Center Studio II

3:00-6:00 pm: Free tours of The Center provided by Volunteers Tour Guides

4:00-6:00 pm: Various activities sponsored by Historical Society

4:00-7:00 pm: Escondido Historical Society open for free tours

3:00-5:00 pm: Michael E. Johnson Magician Performance at Depot Stage

3:00-3:40 pm: BUCK HOWDY and the Prairie Dogs at the Main Stage

3:50-4:00 pm: Gettysburg Address by Mr. Bob Algeo, CCAE Board of Trustees at Main

3:30, 4:30, 5:30 & 6:30 pm: Fern Street Circus workshops in clowning, juggling, and tumbling, Uncle Sam Stilt walker from 4-6 p. m.

4:00-5:10 pm: Performance by the Bi-National Mambo Orchestra at the Main Stage

5:30-6:45 pm: Performance by The Fabulous Ultratones band at the Main Stage

7:00-7:30 pm: American Legion program Main Stage

7:30-8:05 pm: YMCA Twirlers at the Depot Stage

8:15-9:00 pm: Marine Band San Diego Concert at the Main Stage

9:00-9:20 pm: Fireworks Display by Fireworks America

 “Summer Pops” en KPBS-FM

KPBS-FM Trae Conciertos “Summer Pops” al aire en vivo

Gracias a la colaboración entre KPBS y el San Diego Symphony, los radioescuchas de KPBS-FM podrán ser parte de la serie “Summer Pops 2003” de sus hogares. Cada sábado durante el mes de julio los conciertos “Summer Pops” serán trans-mitidos en vivo sobre 89.5 FM. El programa comienza a las 7:30 de la tarde.

El programa en vivo comienza con el concierto tradicional de Cuatro de julio, “American Portraits” el 5 de julio. El 12 de julio, goze la música de Ode to Joy, un concierto que enfoca la música alegre; una noche de música de los años 40 con un tributo a Artie Shaw y Benny Goodman se llevará a cabo el 19 de julio y el 26 de julio es la continuación del programa de años pasados, Broadway Concert: A Romantic Journey, Part II.

El conductor de personal de la Sinfonía de San Diego Mateo Garbutt, estará presente para tres de los cuatro conciertos y asegura a oyentes que la música no decepcionará. “Esta es realmente una estación maravillosamente diversa”, dice Garbutt, el conductor de “Summer Pops”. “Tenemos mucha materia realmente única y diferente y verdaderamente popular. Musicalmente esto es una serie del verano realmente diversa”.

Los oyentes serán atraídos por el comentario animado de Garbutt durante el evento. Garbutt es conocido por su interacción con su público durante “Summer Pops”.

Maureen Cavanaugh de KPBS servirá como la anfi-triona de los conciertos en vivo por el segundo año continuo. Cavanaugh dice que el escu-char “Summer Pops” en vivo sobre 89.5 FM da a la comunidad oyente la libertad de disfrutar el programa de cualquier modo que quieran.

“Si usted puede subir los pies y alzar la cabeza asi atrás y cerrar sus ojos y solamente disfrutar,” dice Cavanaugh, “esto es lo que queremos traer a la gente. La experiencia de un acontecimiento vivo al escuchar; incluso si usted no puede estar allí en el Muelle de embarque Naval, usted realmente disfrutará esa noche en San Diego. Y probablemente usted tendrá asientos más cómodos”.

La Invasora Cuenta Con Un Nuevo Invitado de Lujo: Nico Flores, en su Festival del 4 de Julio

Además de Graciela Beltrán, Tiranos del Norte, Banda La Costeña, Canelos de Durango Dinámicos del Norte y muchos más, se une al super elenco estelar el singular Nico Flores quien con su ritmo sinaloense pondrá a bailar a toda la raza en el Kimball Park de San Diego en el Festival del 4 de Julio de La Invasora 99.7 FM

Esta es la segunda ocasión en que La Invasora 99.7 celebra está fiesta en Kimball Park. En el 2002,  entre otros, logramos reunir a más de 10 mil personas que disfrutaron de esta fiesta, que es la manera en que la estación de las Puras Buenas agradece la preferencia sus radioescuchas del condado de San Diego. Esperamos que en esta edición, dicha marca sea superada.

¡Así es como se celebran las fiestas! y en el Kimball Park no van a caber dudas de que con nuestra comida típica, los entretenimientos y la música, siempre hay una razón para celebrar.

Este 4 de julio, desde las 11:00 hrs. en el Kimball Park, de National City ( Puede llegar por National City Blvd. - conocido como Mile of Cars - o por “D” Avenue, entre East 16 street 12th Street, desde el Freeway I-5) todos vamos a estar de fiesta con La Invasora. ¡Acompáñenos!

Independence Day Activities Highlight A Busy July on San Diego Bay

San Diego Bay will celebrate America and the arts with several July 4th celebrations, musical programs, movie showings and art displays during the month of July.

July 4th Celebrations

The largest fireworks display in the county takes place over San Diego Bay at the 3rd Annual July 4th Port of San Diego Big Bay Fireworks Show. Skies will be lit with dynamic color, while music is synchronized on 94.1 KIFM. The show starts at 9 p.m., but get your viewing spot early. Best locations to watch will be on Shelter Island, Harbor Island and North Embarcadero Marina Park. For comprehensive information on the Port of San Diego Big Bay July 4th Fireworks Show, see www.thebigbay.com.

Another Summer Pops season has arrived, and the San Diego Symphony will trade its indoor hall for a 10 weekend stint outside on Navy Pier. The season opens up July 3, with a program consisting of patriotic music from Aaron Copland, John Philip Sousa and more. The remainder of the summer season brings program ranging from Tchaikovsky to Serverinsen and Goodman.

Flag Across the Nation Exhibit

To celebrate Independence Day, throughout the month of July the Oceanside Public Library is pleased to present two exhibits and a community-participation art project intended to honor our troops, and to help us see patriotism through the eyes of children, all at the Civic Center Library location. The “Flags of Freedom” exhibit of decorated T-shirts is courtesy of the San Diego organization called Flags Across the Nation (FLAGS). This is a traveling exhibit that represents some of the winning art designs selected from the FLAGS “Flags of Freedom” contest for children grades K-6 and printed on T-shirts. As part of the FLAGS exhibit, the public will be able to participate in creating a “Freedom Flag” made from red, white, and blue cloth strips attached to netting arranged in the shape of a flag. Everyone is invited to write messages on the strips, addressed to the troops of Camp Pendleton as a sign of support and appreciation. The Library will also have a Liberty Bell educational exhibit on display. The Civic Center Library is at 330 North Coast Highway in downtown Oceanside.

FLAGS is a non-profit organization founded by Eileen A. Schwartz in direct response to the September 11, 2001, attack on the U.S. She started photographing the American flags that were on display throughout the neighborhoods of San Diego and was joined by family, friends, and community. FLAGS’ activities have grown to include the hanging of patriotic photo & art exhibits (over 30 to date, including 1500 photographs and thousands of children’s patriotic drawings) and the organizing of patriotically-themed educational programs and drawing contests for children, with the assistance of over 150 volunteers to date. The organization promotes patriotism through the arts to unite, educate and enrich the lives of the diverse populations in the U.S. For more information or to get involved, visit www.flagsacrossthenation.org or call (858) 450-9044.

For more information on the Library’s exhibits please call Margaret Guerrero, Cultural Services Librarian at (760) 435-5586. The Library’s Web site is at www.library.ci.oceanside.ca.us

Fireworks Listing

As a public service to the community, the Burn Institute has compiled the following list of licensed fireworks shows.



Glorietta Bay, Coronado (Magic 92.5 FM)

Memorial Park, Southeast San Diego

Mission Bay Yacht Club, Mission Bay

North Bay (My 94.1 FM)

Shelter Island (My 94.1 FM)

Harbor Island (My 94.1 FM)

Ocean Beach Pier

Paradise Point Resort, Mission Bay

Mira Mesa Community Park, Mira Mesa (KyXy 96.5 FM)

Qualcomm Stadium

Sea World

Del Mar Marina Basin, Marine Corps Base

Ellen Browning Scripps Pond, La Jolla Cove


J Street Marina, Chula Vista (KyXy 96.5 FM)

Kimball Park, National City (KyXy 96.5 FM)


Four Seasons Aviara Resort, Carlsbad

LegoLand, Carlsbad (KPRI 102.1 FM)

Valley Center High School, Valley Center

South of Pier, Oceanside (KyXy 96.5 FM)

Rancho Bernardo High School, Rancho Bernardo (KyXy 96.5 FM)

Bradley Park, San Marcos (KyXy 96.5 FM)

Brengle Terrace, Vista (KyXy 96.5 FM)

Poway High School, Poway

Diamond Drive, Lake Elsinore

Grape Day Park, Escondido

San Diego County Fair, Del Mar


Cajon Speedway, El Cajon

Lake Murray, La Mesa (KyXy 96.5 FM)

Ramona High School, Ramona (KyXy 96.5 FM)

Spring Valley Swapmeet, Spring Valley (KyXy 96.5 FM)

Rio Seco Elementary School, Santee

Viejas Casino, Alpine

NOTE: Some radio stations are noted because they will be playing music that goes along with the rythym of the fireworks show in which it is listed next to.

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