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Independence Day in Vista

The City’s 55th Independence Day Celebration is on Tuesday, July 4, at Brengle Terrace Park. Here is what you need to know:

  • Brengle Terrace Park opens at 7 am. You can bring your own chairs, picnics, and non-alcoholic beverages. There is no charge for parking this year.
  • The Moonlight Amphitheatre will open its box office and gates at 5 pm. Admission into the Amphitheatre is $5 per person. You can bring picnics and non-alcoholic beverages. Outside chairs are not permitted into the Amphitheatre. Amphitheatre seating consists of either lawn chairs (provided at the gate) or stadium-style seating. Seating is first come, first served. The Amphitheatre’s Bread & Cheese Eatery will be open, selling various food and beverages, including beer and wine.
  • Entertainment on the Amphitheatre stage begins at 7:35 pm with the Cassie B Project. The fireworks are at 9 pm.
  • The City recommends arriving early. Access to Vale Terrace Drive will be closed starting at 8:30 pm.
  • Please leave your pets indoors at home. The noise from the fireworks can frighten animals causing them to run away.

The Wave Waterpark will be open on July 4 from 10 am until 4 pm. Here is what you need to know:

  • The Wave is offering a Military, Fire, and Law Enforcement promotion. Active or Retired Military, Firefighters, and Law Enforcement personnel receive admission for FREE with a valid ID, while up to 6 of their dependents can purchase tickets for just $10 each at the Wave’s ticket booth.

City of Vista offices at the Civic Center, Recreation Centers, and the McClellan Senior Center will be closed on July 4.

Leave the Fireworks to the Professionals

All consumer fireworks are illegal in the County of San Diego, and this includes the City of Vista. Sparklers, firecrackers, cherry bombs, bottle rockets, and even poppers are illegal.

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) says there is no safe way to use consumer fireworks. According to NFPA research, there are far more U.S. fires reported on a typical Independence Day than on any other day, and fireworks account for more than half of those fires, more than any other cause of fires.

A study by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission shows 200 people on average go to the emergency room every day with fireworks‐related injuries in the month around the 4th of July holiday. Fireworks can cause burns, lacerations, amputations, and blindness. Sparklers can burn at a temperature hot enough to melt gold.

The Vista Fire Department urges you to obey the law and leave fireworks to the professionals.

Moonlight Summer Jam Concludes this Week

This is the last week for Moonlight Summer Jam, the mini-festival of music featuring top-flight tribute bands. This week’s concert schedule includes:

  • July 6: Queen Nation
  • July 7: Yächtley Crëw (SOLD OUT)
  • July 8: Who’s Bad: The Ultimate Michael Jackson Experience


City of Vista Hosts Blood Drive, July 6

The City of Vista hosts a blood drive for the San Diego Blood Bank on Thursday, July 6, 10 am-3 pm, at the Civic Center parking lot, 200 Civic Center Drive, Vista. You can call 619.400.8251 to schedule an appointment, although walk-ins are welcome. A photo ID is required and donors should arrive hydrated.

Vista Farmers Market

The Vista Farmers Market is open year-round from 8 am until noon on Saturdays. The market boasts 50 farmers selling locally grown produce and 40 food makers offering freshly baked goods and other treats. The market is located at the County complex, 345 S. Melrose Drive.


Vista Library Hosts Meet and Greet

The Vista Library invites the public to meet Vista Sheriff’s Station Captain John Boyce on Thursday, July 6, 1 pm-2 pm.


City of Vista | 200 Civic Center Drive, Vista, CA 92084


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