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The Vista Fire Department to Host Fire Apparatus Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony on Thursday

The Vista Fire Department is excited to announce its Fire Apparatus Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony, scheduled for Thursday, June 20, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Vista Civic Center, located at 200 Civic Center Drive. The ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place promptly at 4:15 p.m. and involve members of the Vista City Council, the Vista Fire Department, and City of Vista staff.

This event invites the public to get an up-close look at the Department’s new emergency services vehicles. It is a free community event welcoming all ages and will feature food, drinks, and numerous community booths. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet the dedicated Firefighters, Paramedics, and EMT teams who serve Vista and learn about the significant investments the City has made to enhance public safety.

The new fire apparatus on display includes:

  • – Four new fire engines designed for structural firefighting and paramedic response
  • – One new fire engine specifically for combatting small fires and fire mop-ups
  • – One new engine tailored for fighting wildland fires
  • – A new state-of-the-art paramedic ambulance

Participating vendors and community organizations include Archer’s Arrow Coffee House, Best Pizza & Brew, Chick-Fil-A, the City of Vista, EDCO, Vista Fire Prevention Bureau, Frida’s Tacos, Handel’s Homemade Ice Cream & Yogurt, the Vista Historical Society, Kaiser Permanente, LA Fitness, Las Valientes, La Taqueria Jalisco, Mama ‘n Papa’s Pizza Grotto, Raising Cane’s, the Vista Sheriff’s Office, Sprouts Farmers Market, Tideline Partners, TIP San Diego, Vista CERT, the Vista Fire Department, the Vista Library, and West Coast Arborists.

For more information about the event, please call the Vista Fire Department at 760.643.2801.

Fire Apparatus Ribbon-Cutting

 Date: Thursday, June 20

 Time: 4 pm-6 pm (Ribbon-Cutting at 4:15 pm)

 Location: Vista Civic Center, 200 Civic Center Drive

Public Safety Town Hall, June 27

The Vista Sheriff’s Office will present a Public Safety Town Hall to offer updates on the following:

  • Recent public safety incidents
  • How parents can recognize signs of gang participation
  • Relocation of the Townsite Sub-Station

The public is invited to attend this important presentation and to ask questions of representatives of the Sheriff’s Office and the City of Vista.

Public Safety Town Hall

 Date: Thursday, June 27

 Time: 6 pm-8 pm

 Location: Morris B. Vance Community Room at the Vista Civic Center, 200 Civic Center Drive

Parks & Recreation Commission to Review Pickleball Court Options, June 24

The community is invited to attend the June 24 Parks & Recreation Commission meeting at 6 pm in Council Chambers at the Vista Civic Center. The Commission will discuss potential locations for new pickleball courts at Brengle Terrace Park. Part of the discussion includes exploring options to convert existing tennis courts to pickleball courts.

Parks & Recreation Commission Meeting

 Date: Monday, June 24

 Time: 6 pm

 Location: Council Chambers at the Vista Civic Center, 200 Civic Center Drive

Reminder: E-Bike Safety Training Workshop

The City’s E-Bike Safety Training program continues this weekend. Saturday’s workshop is free and is in conjunction with the San Diego County Bicycle Coalition. The in-person session provides hands-on training and provides the knowledge and skills to ride safely. Registration is available online (see below).

In-Person Safety Training Session

 Date: Saturday, June 22

 Time: 9 am-12 pm

 Location: Vista Civic Center, 200 Civic Center Drive

E-Bike Safety Training Info & Registration

Get Ready to Celebrate Independence Day on July 4!

The City of Vista’s 56th Annual Independence Day Celebration is right around the corner on July 4, with festivities and fireworks at Brengle Terrace Park and the Moonlight Amphitheatre. More details will be announced next Monday, but mark your calendars now for fireworks to go off at 9 pm!

56th Annual Independence Day Celebration

 Date: Thursday, July 4

 Time: 5 pm-10 pm (Fireworks at 9 pm)

 Location: Brengle Terrace Park & The Moonlight Amphitheatre, 1250 Vale Terrace Drive, Vista

Friday Night Splash

Kick off your summer with a splash at the Wave Waterpark’s “Friday Night Splash” event on June 21 from 4 pm to 8 pm. Enjoy an evening of fun and refreshing water activities for the whole family. With admission tickets priced at just $12, it’s the ideal way to end the week. Wave Waterpark Website

Moonlight Offers Jimmy Buffet and Summer Concerts


“Escape to Margaritaville,” the new jukebox musical featuring the hits of Jimmy Buffet, concludes its final week of performances at the Moonlight Amphitheatre on Saturday. This feel-good musical brings a little slice of island paradise to Vista along with Buffet’s best-known songs, including “Cheeseburger in Paradise,” “Margaritaville,” “It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere,” and more.

Following “Margaritaville,” the Moonlight Concert Series is back with the best of ABBA, “Chicago Nights” starring Jason Scheff (lead vocalist with Chicago), and the Midtown Men, stars from the original cast of Broadway’s “Jersey Boys.”

“Escape to Margaritaville”

Dates: June 19-22

 Time: 8 pm (gates open at 6:30 pm)

 Admission: $15-$60

“ABBA-MANIA: An ABBA Tribute”

 Date: June 27

 Time: 7:30 pm (gates open at 6 pm)

 Admission: $22-$35

“Chicago Nights” Starring Jason Scheff

 Date: June 28

 Time: 7:30 pm (gates open at 6 pm)

 Admission: $45-$58

“The Midtown Men”

 Date: June 29

 Time: 7:30 pm (gates open at 6 pm)

 Admission: $58-$88

Moonlight Amphitheatre Website

Vista’s Historical Museum Celebrates America

The Vista Historical Museum presents “Let’s Celebrate America” on Saturday, June 29, 2024. Enjoy The Big Band Jazz Hall of Fame Orchestra playing America’s favorite music from 3 pm-6 pm. Beer and wine will be for sale, and free lemonade and popcorn will be available. $20 donation. 2317 Old Foothill Drive, Vista. For more information, call 760.630.0444. 

“Let’s Celebrate America”

 Date: June 29

 Time: 3 pm-6 pm

 Location: Vista Historical Museum, 2317 Old Foothill Drive, Vista

 Admission: $20 donation

Read More About the Vista Historical Society

Antique Engine & Tractor Show Wraps This Weekend


The show features dozens of antique engines and tractors and visitors can browse the various exhibitions, meet the owners, and enjoy live demonstrations of some engines and tractors in action! There will also be tractor driving, Milking demonstrations, petting zoo, hayrides, vendors, and more.

Antique Engine & Tractor Show

 Date: June 22 & 23

 Time: 9 am-4 pm

 Location: Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum, 2040 N. Santa Fe Ave., Vista

 Admission: $10

Antique Engine & Tractor Show Information

Scottish Highland Games This Weekend

The annual San Diego Scottish Highland Games returns June 22 & 23 at Brengle Terrace Park. Visitors will experience the wonders and traditions of Scotland including athletic events, bagpiping and drumming, highland dancing, sheepdog trials, live music, and more.

San Diego Scottish Highland Games

 Date: June 22 & 23

 Time: 9 am-5 pm

 Location: Brengle Terrace Park, 1200 Vale Terrace Drive, Vista

 Admission: $5-$18

Scottish Highland Games Information

What’s Happening at the McClellan Senior Center – Upcoming events at the McClellan Senior Center, located at 1400 Vale Terrace Drive, include:

  • June 18: Bingo (11 am-12 pm); Mahjong Club (1 pm-3 pm); Mischief Makers Club (card-making) 1 pm-3 pm.
  • June 19: Social Bridge Club (11 am-12 pm)
  • June 20: Summer Solstice Event with Live Music by the Sunset Strummers (11 am-12 pm); Mahjong Club (1 pm-3 pm); Stash Busters Quilting Club (1 pm-3 pm).
  • June 21: Happy Stitchers Club (knitting & crocheting, 9 am-12 pm).
  • June 24: Start with Art (painting, 11 am-12 pm).

For more information, call 760.643.5288.

Phase 3 of the Inland Rail Trail to Begin Work this Summer – SANDAG has informed the City that construction on Phase 3 of the Inland Rail Trail is expected to begin later this summer through 2026. Over the next few weeks, crews will begin preliminary construction activities, including checking current road conditions, locating underground utilities, and more. Some construction activity will begin as early as this month.

During construction, nearby residents, businesses, and travelers can expect occasional noise (including OSHA-required back-up alarms) as crews complete this work. Crews will take steps to reduce impacts to the community whenever possible. 

Once complete, Phase 3 of the Inland Rail Trail will run alongside the SPRINTER tracks between Mar Vista Drive and Civic Center Drive in Vista, creating an important one-mile bike connection for residents and visitors alike.  

To stay updated on our progress, please sign up for email updates at SANDAG.org/subscribe under “Bikeway and Walkway Projects.”

This Week’s Events at the Vista Library -The Vista Library, 700 Eucalyptus Avenue, hosts various events and classes the entire community can use. Click for More Information

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

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