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4th of July Celebration and Fireworks

Independence Day or The Fourth of July is a federal holiday celebrating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. Americans mark this day with patriotic displays and time spent with friends and family. Customs include: picnics, barbeques, carnivals, fairs, parades, and of course fireworks at its best. If you are interested in information on firework safety and laws, the website is a good resource and it also includes some historical facts, holiday tips, and recipes. Read more below for a guide of events and festivities across San Diego County. Be safe and have fun celebrating your independence. Click here for locations to celebrate 4th of July! Cheers and respect to our Red, White, and Blue!

Summer Movies in the Park

Summer Movies in the Park provides a special family movie experience in various park locations throughout San Diego County. Please visit their website for more movie, date/time and location information.

Movie dates range from May 22nd to September 26th 2015.
Start times vary - mostly starting at dusk. Find dusk times here.

Find below the complete schedule.

Read more: Summer Movies in the Park

Free Summer Meals for Kids and Teens!

During the school year, tens of thousands of children in San Diego County depend on free and reduced-price meals each day. When school ends for the summer, many children are at risk of hunger with this important resources missing. The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) is meant to fill that nutritional gap.


Read more: FREE Summer Lunch for Kids & Teens

Blue Star Museums offers Free Admission to Military Families at 2,000+ Museums Nationwide

Blue Star Museums is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to the nation’s active-duty military personnel and their families, including National Guard and Reserve, from Memorial Day, May 25, 2015 through Labor Day, September 7, 2015.

See this map for a list of museums that participated in 2015.


How To Find The Right Photographer

By Tariq Kohgadai (KohPhoto)

Finding a photographer for your family event or portraits may seem easy as the internet and our smartphones give us endless options. However, choosing the right one for your special day or precious family could be quite a task. So, instead of a long blog with lots of explanations, I am just going to point out the most important things to take into consideration.

Read more: How To Find The Right Photographer

Play It Safe : This Summer- Safety Tips for Kids and Teens

Summer time is here!  Long days to play outside, go on family vacations and summer camps to keep the kids busy.   

Now is a great time to remind your children and teens about “Playing It Safe.” Kids and teens need to be educated on getting lost, caution around strangers, appropriate touch, and being home alone.  90% of self-protection is being “Aware” of: their feelings, their surroundings and any inappropriate behavior they might encounter.

Your caretakers should also know what safety information you have been teaching your children.

Read more: Play It Safe : This Summer- Safety Tips for Kids and Teens

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Attractions include:
SeaWorld, San Diego LEGOLAND® California, San Diego Zoo, San Diego Safari Park, USS Midway Museum, Belmont Park, Birch Aquarium, Harbor Cruises Whale Watch, Museums and many more!


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