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June 22, 2018

July 2018 San Diego County Calendar Of Events & Fourth Of July Celebrations


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Do you live in San Diego County or are you planning a trip there in July and looking for some fun things to do? This San Diego County Calendar of Events, courtesy of our colleagues, Peggy Sue, Catherine and Kathleen, at First American Title, might help. Please note that San Diego County’s July 4th Celebrations are listed separately below. Some highlights:

San Diego County Fair - June 1-July 4

“How Sweet it Is” Whether it’s sampling chocolate bubbling from a fountain, soaking up the glittery ocean views from atop the Ferris wheel, discovering how nature’s sweet fruits grow and ripen, or enjoying the Fair’s golden-ticket entertainment, your toughest decision will be choosing what to indulge in first! See website for schedule. | Del Mar Fairgrounds | 858-755-1161 |

The CADO - June 16-Aug. 30

An immersive pop-up experience devoted to California Avocados will feature seven imaginative rooms of large-scale interactive art installations. | Liberty Station, South Promenade |

San Diego Smooth Jazz Festival - June 29-July 1

The soothing sounds of smooth jazz, a variety of delicious cuisine, and an amazing atmosphere that creates an unparalleled experience. | Embarcadero Marina Park North | 562-424-0013 |

Summer Family Mural Project - July 6 - 5-7pm

Join us during “Food Truck Fridays” in Balboa Park! Help paint a large mural in front of the Timken, then go inside for an art treasure hunt. | Timken Museum of Art, Balboa Park | 619-239-5548 x109 |

Fallbrook Summer Carnival - July 6-8

Food, Carnival, Beer & Wine and Live Music! | Community Parking Lot, Alvarado Street | 760-723-8384  |

SheFest - July 7 - 11am-3pm

A woman-centered event that celebrates and supports the talents and contributions of women while fostering meaningful connections within the LGBT and larger San Diego community. | North Park Community Park | 619-297-7683  |

Lake Poway Family Campout - July 7-8 & 21-22 - 5pm-9am

Activities include: guided evening hikes, campfire with s’mores, and Extreme Rahim returns with his family pleasing magic/comedy show. Remember to bring your own camping equipment, dinner supplies to barbeque, and grill/charcoal. Kiwanis club will be offering a pancake breakfast. | Lake Poway | 858-688-4772 |

California State Games  - July 12-15

Includes 10,000 competing in 23 sports. Opening Ceremonies includes an athlete parade, torch lighting and fireworks. | SDCCU Stadium | 619-223-2033 |

Imperial Beach Sun & Sea Festival  - July 13-14 - Fri 8am-Dusk, Sat 7am-5pm

World-class sandcastle sculptors creating some of the best sand creations on the West Coast as well as a community parade and pancake breakfast, live music, children’s craft activities, a Kids ‘n Kastles competition, Farmer’s Market and International Food Fair. | Pier Plaza |

San Diego Pride Festival - July 13-15 - 12-10pm

Celebrate diversity under San Diego’s amazing sky and dance the day and night away! There will be 4 phenomenal stages, spanning 2 days, with over 100 entertainers and thousands of your closest friends. | Marston Point, Balboa Park | 619-297-7683 |

Del Mar Racing Season - July 13-Sept. 3

The Del Mar Racetrack is a world-class Thoroughbred racing destination welcoming the industry’s top athletes and California’s most spirited partygoers. | Del Mar Thoroughbred Club: 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd. | 858-755-1141 |

Mission San Diego de Alcala Festival of the Bells - July 14-15 - 10am-5pm

The festivities include food, live entertainment, dancing, and traditional activities like the Blessing of the Bells and the Blessing of the Animals. | 10818 San Diego Mission Road | 619-283-7319 |

Over The Line Tourney - July 14-15 & 21-22 - 7:30am-6pm

SD’s beach softball Over the Line Tournament is played by men and women into their 80’s and is one of the last pure Southern California traditions. | Fiesta Island, Mission Bay Park |

Comic-Con International - July 19-22

The largest comics and pop culture event in the United States, attracting thousands of artists, celebrities and fans of comic books, movie memorabilia and all things related to pop culture. | San Diego Convention Center |

Insect and Ladybug Festival - July 21-22 - 9am-5pm

Children can practice bug collecting, hands-on insect arts and crafts, and even taste cooked mealworm larva. Entomologists and other bug experts will be available for questions. | San Diego Botanic Garden, Encinitas |

Supergirl Surf Pro - July 27-29 - 8am-6pm

The weekend will be jam-packed with world-class competition that will have you on your toes and a festival village loaded with female-inspired vendors, activities and entertainment. | Oceanside Pier |

California Clambake - July 28 - 5:30-8pm

With a sunset backdrop, live entertainment and interactive beach games, guests donned in white attire will cozy up on communal tables and enjoy a shellfish feast featuring menus from renowned Guest Chef Javier Plascencia. | Hotel del Coronado |

Imperial Beach Surf Dog Competition - July 28 - 8am-3pm

More than 60 dogs are expected to participate in this family friendly event, which raises funds for the San Diego Humane Society. | Next to the Imperial Beach Pier | 949-297-6536 |

Concert At The Lakes - July 28 - 4-10pm

A benefit for the Santee-Lakeside Rotary Foundation & Santee Lakes Foundation. “Disco is Reborn for One Night Only at Santee Lakes” | Santee Lakes Recreation Preserve, Lake 1 | 619-596-7188 |

Solana Beach Triathlon, Duathlon, Aquabike - July 29 - 6:50am

The surf-entry ocean swim is supported by lifeguards and swim buddies. The bike and run courses cruise down the world famous Pacific Coast Highway. Finally, a tunnel of high-fives awaits you at the finish line – a gauntlet of excitement. | Fletcher Cove |

San Diego County 4th of July Celebrations: All events take place on July 4 unless otherwise noted.

  • Alpine 4th of July Parade and Carnival | 9am-2pm  | Alpine Comm. Center |
  • Camp Pendleton Ken Grody Ford 4th of July Beach Bash | 8am-10pm | DM Beach Resort |
  • Carlsbad Red, White and BOOM! w/Fireworks | 10am-9pm | LEGOLAND California |
  • Chula Vista 4th Fest Fireworks | 9pm | CV Elite Athlete Center |
  • Coronado Independence Day Parade & Festivities | 7am-9:30pm | Various locations |
  • Del Mar Del Beach Bash & Fireworks | 7-10pm | Hotel del Coronado |
  • San Diego County Fair 4th of July Celebration | 10am-11pm | Del Mar Fairgrounds |
  • Fourth of July Sunset BBQ & Fireworks Show | 6:45-9:30pm | Fairmont Grand Del Mar |
  • El Cajon 4th of July Picnic & Fireworks | 2-9:30pm | Kennedy Park |
  • Escondido Independence Day Festival & Fireworks | 4-9:30pm | Grape Day Park/Art Center |
  • Imperial Beach Independence Day Fireworks | 4-9pm | Imperial Beach Pier |
  • Julian 4th of July Parade & Celebration | 10am-5pm | Downtown Julian |
  • Mira Mesa Parade, Family Fun Day in the Park-Fireworks | 7am-9:30pm | Mira Mesa Park |
  • National City 4th of July Festivities | June 29-July 4 | Kimball Park |
  • Ocean Beach 4th of July Fireworks | 9pm | Ocean Beach Pier |
  • Oceanside Independence Parade | June 30 - 10am-12:30pm | S Coast Hwy |
  • Celebration & Fireworks Show | July 3 - 6-10pm | Rancho Del Oro Road |
  • Poway Old Fashioned Fourth of July | 10am-4pm | Old Poway Park | (858) 668-4576 |
  • Poway 4th of July Veterans Ceremony | 11am | Veterans Park | (858) 668-4576 |
  • Poway Fourth of July Fireworks | 6-10pm | Poway High School | (858) 668-4576 |
  • Ramona Rotary Community Fireworks & Family Picnic | 5:30-9:30pm | Olive Peirce Middle |
  • Ranch Bernardo Spirit of the Fourth  | Community Fair -  9am at Webb Park | Parade: 3:30pm in Downtown Rancho Bernardo | Festivities & Fireworks: 6-9:30pm at Bernardo Heights Middle | (858) 945-1616 /
  • Rancho Santa Fe 4th of July Parade & Picnic | 1-3pm | 16948 Avenida De Acatacias |
  • San Carlos Fireworks and Music Fest | 11am-9:30pm | Lake Murray Playground |
  • San Diego Symphony: Star Spangled Pops | June 29-July 1 - 7:30pm | Embarcadero Marina Park South |
  • San Diego Big Bay Boom | 9pm | San Diego Bay |
  • San Diego Old Town 4th of July | 11am-4pm | Old Town SD State Park |
  • SeaWorld 4th of July Fireworks | 9:40pm |
  • San Marcos Celebrate Freedom, A Fireworks Extravaganza | 6-9:30pm | Bradley Park |
  • San Ysidro Independence Day at the Border | July 1 - 3-9pm | Larsen Field |
  • Santee Santee Salutes w/Fireworks | 2:30-10pm | Town Center Comm. Park E |
  • Scripps Ranch 4th of July Run & Ride | 6-10am | Red Cedar Dr. & Aviary Dr. |
  • Scripps Ranch 4th of July Parade | 10am-1pm | Red Cedar Pl.-Hoyt Park|
  • Vista Independence Day Celebration w/Fireworks | 5-10pm | Brengle Terrace Park | 

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Posted in California Travel
June 21, 2018

July 2018 Orange County Calendar Of Events And Fourth Of July Celebrations

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Live in Orange County or planning a trip there in July and looking for some fun things to do? This Orange County Calendar of Events, courtesy of our colleagues, Peggy Sue, Catherine and Kathleen, at First American Title, might help. Please note that Orange County’s July 4th Celebrations are listed separately below. Some highlights:

Laguna Niguel Summer Concerts  - Select Fridays Through Aug. 10

Bring your family and friends to enjoy a night of music under the stars on Friday July 13 and Friday July 27! Food and dessert will be available for purchase from gourmet food trucks. Crown Valley Community Park, Laguna Niguel. 949-425-5100 /

La Habra Movies in the Park Select - Fridays Through Oct. 12

Join the Recreation staff for an outdoor, family-friendly movie on select Friday nights (July 13th - see Disney's Coco). Participants should bring their own lawn chairs and blankets and can enjoy food vendors and the Bamboo Kids Club. Movies begin at dusk. See website for schedule.

Huntington Beach Concert Band Series - June 24-Sept. 2

Sundays. Bring out your lawn chairs, blankets, and picnic blankets for this Huntington Beach tradition. The HB Concert Band hosts a free eleven-week series featuring various music groups, like concert bands, Latin bands, and hot swinging big bands. 5pm / Thomas Ridley Central Park Bandstand.

Sawdust Festival - June 29-Sept. 2

Art! Three stages of live music and entertainment! Cheap beer and wine! Outdoor eateries and cafes! Free hands-on art classes and daily art demonstrations such as glassblowing! 10am-10pm / 935 Laguna Canyon Rd., Laguna Beach. 949-494-3030 /

Fountain Valley Concerts in the Park - July 5, 12, 19, 26

Thursdays. The concerts are a family, fun, and free event to the public. Come early for the Fountain Valley Market in the Park & Food Truck Frenzy from 4:30-8:30pm. 6-8pm / Recreation Center & Sports Park.

Festival of Arts - July 5-Sept. 1

The show features the original artwork by 140 award-winning artists from Orange County. Art-related attractions and special events include jazz concerts, wine and chocolate pairings, and guided and audio art tours throughout the eight-week run. 650 Laguna Canyon Rd., Laguna Beach.

MissionFest - Wine-Food-Music - July 7

MissionFestTM brings unique and entertaining outdoor events with a flair of elegance, created and themed to honor the California Missions. Wine, craft beer, fine food and music enthusiasts are all invited to join in these unique celebrations. 12-6pm / Rancho Mission Viejo Riding Park at SJC

Pageant of the Masters - July 7-Sept. 1

Audiences are amazed and enchanted by ninety minutes of tableaux vivants (“living pictures”), incredibly faithful re-creations of classical and contemporary works of art, with real people posing to look exactly like their counterparts in the original pieces. 650 Laguna Canyon Rd., Laguna Beach.

German Heritage Day - July 8

Enjoy Free Food for the First 500 People, as well as the Donau Schwaben Folk Dancers, German American Brass Band, Carnival Games, Face Painting, and Wiener Dog Races. 2-6pm / Old World Village Festival.

Irvine Sizzlin’ Summer Concert Series - July 8, 15 & 22

Grab your lawn chairs, picnic baskets and dancing shoes. Gourmet food trucks with be on-site. 5:30pm / Mike Ward Community Park.

The Orange County Fair - July 13-Aug. 12

Offering a wide variety of exhibits, foods, entertainment, rides and hands-on activities. There is something for everybody at the Fair including the summer headline concert series, working farm and petting zoos, thrill rides, contests, and games. OC Fair & Event Center, Costa Mesa

Hyatt Regency Newport Beach Summer Concert Series - July 13-Oct. 12 Fridays.

Another incredible summer filled with world-class music, fine wine and dining at the intimate Back Bay Amphitheatre of the Hyatt Regency Newport Beach. 7pm / 1107 Jamboree Road.

Campout At the Sports Park - July 14-15

Enjoy the evening playing games, making crafts and singing campfire songs under the night sky. Participants must provide their own tents, sleeping bags and any other personal items. Don’t forget to bring your appetite because dinner, dessert and breakfast are included! 5:30pm-10am / Lake Forest Sports Park.

Dana Point Concerts in the Park - July 15-Sept. 12 Sundays

A Spirit Garden will be available to purchase alcoholic drinks with the proceeds benefiting the 5th Marine Regiment Support Group. BBQ food items will be for available for purchase and the proceeds will benefit the Dana Point Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9934. 3-6pm / Sea Terrace Park.

Ocean Festival - July 21-22

Celebrating over 40 years of “The Greatest Show on Surf!”. Competitions, Beach runs, Bodysurfing clinics, Fishing Derby, Woody Car Exhibit, Ocean Art Show and Children’s Events. San Clemente Pier

Taste of Yorba Linda - July 27

Unlimited Food and Drink Tastings with purchase of a wristband. Wristbands: $55 presale or $65 at the door. Hosted by the Yorba Linda Chamber of Commerce. 6-11pm / Yorba Linda Community Center.

Cypress Community Festival - July 28

Includes an early morning 5K / 10K run, a pancake breakfast, car show, chili cook-off, family games, food booths, the Chamber of Commerce business expo, children’s rides, arts and crafts booths and four stages with continuous entertainment. 9am-5pm / Cypress Community Center, Oak Knoll Park. 714-827-2430 /

OC Yoga Fest - July 28

Tons of yoga and meditation classes all day along with live music, healthy food, reiki, crystal bowl sound healing, card reading, vendor booths and fun with the local yoga community. The vendors village will be on 5th street outside for everyone to enjoy with live music and fun. 8am-10pm / Shorebreak Hotel, Huntington Beach.

Vans U.S. Open of Surfing - July 28-Aug. 5

In addition to the surf competition, skateboarding and BMX bike competitions, movie premieres, vendors, demos and art exhibitions. Huntington Beach Pier.

Orange County - 4th of July Celebrations:

All events take place on July 4 unless otherwise noted.

  •         Aliso Viejo July 4th Celebration & Fireworks | 6-9:30pm | Grand Park.
  •         Anaheim 4th of July Celebration & Fireworks | 7am-9:30pm | Canyon High & Peralta Park.
  •         Disneyland 4th of July Fireworks | 9:30pm.
  •         Brea July 4 Country Fair | 7am-3pm | City Hall Park.
  •         Buena Park July 4th Fireworks | July 1, 2 & 4 - 9:30pm | Knott’s Berry Farm.
  •         Costa Mesa Music of Chicago w/Fireworks | 8pm | Pacific Amphitheatre.
  •         Dana Point Ocean Institute Fireworks Cruise | 7:30-10:30pm | 24200 DP Harbor.
  •         July 4th Fireworks Extravaganza | 9pm | Dana Pt Harbor/Doheny Beach.
  •         Capt. Dave’s Fireworks Spectacular! | 8-10pm | Dolphin & Whale Safari.
  •         4th of July Fireworks Cruises | 7:30-9:30pm | Dana Wharf Sportfishing.
  •         Fullerton Festival and Fireworks Show | 5-9:30pm | Fullerton High Stadium.
  •         Huntington Beach Parade, Celebration, Fireworks | July 1-4 - 10am-9pm | Downtown HB.
  •         Irvine Concert on the Green & Fireworks Festival | 3-9:30pm | Irvine High School Stadium.
  •         La Habra 4th of July Celebration & Fireworks | 4-9:45pm | La Bonita Park.
  •         La Palma Fitness Run for Fun & Fun Zone | 7:30-10:30am | Central Park.
  •         Laguna Beach Fourth of July Fireworks | 9pm | Heisler Park.
  •         Laguna Hills Fourth of July Celebration | 4-9:30pm | LH Comm. Center.
  •         Laguna Niguel July 4th Celebrations & Fireworks | 7:30am-9:30pm | Crown Valley & LN Regional Parks.
  •         Lake Forest 4th of July Parade | 10am-12pm | Toledo Wy/Ridge Route.
  •         Los Alamitos, Cypress, Rossmoor & Seal Beach 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular | 4-9:30pm | Joint Forces Training Bas.
  •         Mission Viejo Street Faire & Firework Spectacular | 12-9:30pm | Olympiad & Marguerite.
  •         Newport Beach Old Glory Boat Parade | 1-3:30pm | Newport Harbor: Collins Island.
  •         American Legion Festivities & Fireworks | 9:30am-8pm | Post 291: 215 15th Street.
  •         4th of July Cruise & Fireworks | 7-9:30pm | Newport Bay.
  •         Independence Day on the Back Bay w/Fireworks | 2-9:30pm | Newport Dunes Resort.
  •         Orange 3rd of July Celebration | 4-9pm | El Modena High.
  •         Rancho Santa Margarita Star Spangled Spectacular with Fireworks | 8am-9:30pm | Lago Santa Margarita Beach Club.
  •         San Clemente Fireworks Show |9pm | San Clemente Pier.
  •         San Juan Capistrano Celebration & Fireworks |July 4 - 6-8 Wed/Sat/Sun 12-10pm, Fri 4-10pm | SJC Sports Park. (949) 493-5911 /
  •         Santa Ana 4th of July Celebration & Fireworks | 4-9:30pm | Centennial Park.
  •         Tustin July 4th Celebration & Fireworks | 6:30-9:30pm / Tustin High School Stadium.
  •         Yorba Linda 4th of July Spectacular & Fireworks | 5-9:30pm | Veterans Sports Park.

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Posted in California Travel
June 20, 2018

July 2018 Los Angeles County Calendar Of Events And Fourth Of July Celebrations

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If you live in the Los Angeles area or are planning a trip there in July and are looking for some things to do, this Calendar of Events, courtesy of our colleagues, Peggy Sue, Catherine and Kathleen, at First American Title, might help. Please note that July 4th Celebrations are listed separately below. Some highlights:

Diamond Bar Concerts/Movies in the Park | Wednesdays except July 4 thru Aug. 1 - Concert at 6:30pm, Movie at 8pm | Sycamore Canyon Park: If you enjoy concerts and movies alfresco, Wednesday will be your new favorite day. For more information: 909-839-7070 /

Whittier Summer Concert Series | Mondays & Thursdays thru Aug. 9 - 7pm | Mondays at Central Park, Thursdays at Parnell Park: Bring your lawn chairs and blankets. For more information:

Dew Tours X Agenda | June 28-July 1 | Long Beach Convention Center: A celebration of skateboarding, music, and culture. Together Dew Tour and Agenda will elevate the platform to showcase the world's top athletes, brands, artists + more. For more information:

Pirate Festival | June 30-July 1 | Shoreline Aquatic Park to Shoreline Village, Long Beach: Sword fighting, face painting, canon fighting, stilt walkers, comedy acts, pirate encampments and pirate music! For more information: 562-435-2668 /

Latin Salsa Festival | July 7-8 - 12-8pm | Pershing Square, Downtown LA: You’ll find tons of delicious salsas to sample in the Salsa Tasting Tent, along with local food vendors offering up their best selections throughout the Festival. Live music, dancing, and Beer & Margarita Bar. For more information: 310-404-3094 /

Patriots Luncheon | July 12 - 12-1:30pm | Oaks Club at Valencia: Join us in saluting our local Veterans for their leadership in our business community and dedicated service to America. For more information:

Marina Del Rey Summer Concerts | July 12-Sept. 1 - 7-10pm | Burton Chace Park: On alternating Saturdays, expect a mix of pop music groups, including alt-rock, indie, and folk. Grab your family, a picnic dinner, and a blanket or low-profile beach chairs. For more information:

Lotus Festival | July 14-15 - 12-9pm | Echo Park Lake, LA: This year, the traditional festival will honor and showcase the people and culture of The Republic of China. Free entertainment, food court, Chinese pavilion, silent auction, children’s area, handcrafted artwork, gift bazaar, tea house & ceremony, and dragon boat race. For more information:

Concern Foundation Block Party | July 14-15 - 6pm-12am | Paramount Pictures Studio, Hollywood: Multiple stages of live entertainment, casino style games, live and silent auctions, and food, desserts and beverages from over 70 of Los Angeles’ best restaurants and caterers. For more information: 310-360-6100 /

SENSES Block Party | July 19 - 7-10pm | Main St, Old Town Newhall: Live music, food trucks, themed activities, and adult beverages to Main Street every Third Thursday from March to October. For more information:

Delicious Little Tokyo | July 20-21 - 10am-10pm | Little Tokyo, DTLA: Foodie experts and first-time explorers alike indulge in culinary demos, food tours, workshops, and one-of-kind activities at various Little Tokyo shops and restaurants exclusively available during the event. For more information:

Catalina Ski Race | July 21 | The Queen Mary, Long Beach: The 62 mile-long race to Avalon and back starts and finishes near the Queen Mary. Spectators from around the globe can be found lining Queen Mary’s decks in effort to get the best view. For more information:

Long Beach Crawfish Festival | July 27-29 - Fri 5-10pm, Sat & Sun 12-10pm | Rainbow Lagoon: Cajun, Zydeco, and New Orleans-style music. Tons of fresh crawfish prepared Louisiana style. Live sports tent, children’s stage with comedy magic, inflatable bounces, and exclusive VIP Lounge. For more information: 562-495-5959 /

Fight Cancer Festival | July 28 - 11am-7pm | Santa Monica College: Featuring Poncho Sanchez, DW3 and Barbara Morrison. Fun for the entire family including a deluxe kids camp area. For more information:

California Pizza Festival | July 28-29 - 12-8pm | LA Center Studios, Downtown: Unlimited samplings from 30 pizzerias from California, Arizona, Nevada, and Georgia, as well as world-renowned pizza chefs from Naples, Italy. Live music and giveaways from event sponsors. For more information:

Midsummer Scream Halloween/Horror Convention | July 28-29 | Long Beach Convention Center: Themed attractions, panels, presentations, and performances from So Cal’s biggest theme parks and names in dark entertainment! For more information:

Los Angeles County - 4th of July Celebrations: All events take place on July 4 unless otherwise noted.

  • Alhambra Festivities & Fireworks Spectacular | 3-9:30pm | Almansor Park: For more information:
  • Arcadia Patriotic Festival | July 1 -  5-9pm | First Ave., Downtown: For more information:
  • Baldwin Park 4th of July Spectacular with Fireworks | 5-10pm | Sierra Vista High School: For more information:
  • Burbank American Celebration with Fireworks | 6:30pm | Starlight Bowl: For more information:
  • Calabasas 4th of July Festivities & Fireworks | 7:30am-9:30pm | Various Locations: For more information:
  • Carson LA Galaxy vs. D.C. United | 7:30pm | StubHub Center – Fireworks: For more information:
  • Cerritos Let Freedom Ring Celebration | 4-9pm | Civic Center: Includes Fireworks. For more information:
  • Claremont Claremont’s Fabulous 4th – Fireworks | 7am-9:30pm | Various Locations: For more information:
  • Covina Breakfast with the Band | 8:30-10am | Covina Park: For more information:
  • Culver City Fireworks Show | 4pm | West LA College: For more information:
  • Diamond Bar 4th of July Blast with Fireworks | 5-9:30pm | Diamond Bar High School: For more information:
  • El Segundo 4th of July Celebration with Fireworks | 10am-9pm | Recreation Park: For more information:
  • Gardena 4th of July Fireworks | 5pm | Rowley Park: For more information:
  • awaiian Gardens Independence Day Celebration | June 30 - 6-10pm | Fedde Sports Complex: Firework. For more information:
  • Hollywood Fireworks Spectacular | July 2-4  - 7:30pm | Hollywood Bowl: With The Go-Go’s. For more information:
  • Irwindale 4th of July Spectacular with Fireworks | 12-9:30pm | Irwindale Park: For more information:
  • La Crescenta 4th of July Fireworks Show | 4-9:30pm | Crescenta Valley High: For more information:
  • La Mirada Independence Celebration |  July 3 - 4-9:30pm | Regional Park: Fireworks. For more information:
  • La Verne July 4th Parade, Fair & Fireworks | 6:30am-9:30pm | Various Locations: For more information:
  • Lake View Terrace San Fernando Valley Celebration & Fireworks | 10am-10pm | Hansen Dam Rec. Area: For more information:
  • Lancaster Professional Bull Riders/Fireworks | 7pm | Antelope Valley Fairgrounds: For more information:
  • Long Beach Big Bang on the Bay | July 3 - 5:30-9:30pm | Boathouse on the Bay: For more information:
  • Queen Mary All-American July 4th – Fireworks | 2-10pm | The Queen Mary: For more information:
  • Great American 4th of July Kids Bike Parade & 5K | 10-11am | 1 Granada Avenue, Long Beach: For more information:
  • July 4th Late Night & BBQ | 5-10pm | Aquarium of the Pacific, Long Beach: For more information:
  • Los Angeles 4th of July Block Party w/Fireworks | 3-10pm | Grand Park & Music Center: For more information:
  • Los Angeles Dodgers vs Pittsburgh Pirates | 5:10pm | Postgame Fireworks: For more information:
  • Los Angeles 4th of July Community Festival & Fireworks | 11am-10pm | Exposition Park: For more information:
  • Manhattan Beach 4th of July Pool Party Celebration | 10am-2pm | Begg Pool: For more information:
  • Marina del Rey 4th of July Fireworks Celebration | 9pm | Fisherman’s Village & Chace Park: For more information:
  • Monrovia 4th of July Concert & Fireworks Show | 3-9:30pm | Library Park: For more information:
  • Monterey Park 4th of July Entertainment/Fireworks | 5-10pm | Barnes Park: For more information:
  • Norwalk Independence Day Swim | 1-4pm | Aquatic Pavilion: For more information:
  • Pacific Palisades Run, Parade, Concert & Fireworks | 6:30am-9:30pm | Various locations: For more information:
  • Palos Verdes Estates Independence Day Celebration | 9:30am | Malaga Cove School: For more information:
  • Pasadena Americafest with Fireworks | 2-9:30pm | Rose Bowl: For more information:
  • Pico Rivera Fireworks Spectacular | July 1 - 5-9:30pm | El Rancho High School: For more information:
  • Pomona Kaboom | 5-10pm | Fairplex: Includes Fireworks. For more information:
  • Porter Ranch 4th of July Spectacular | 4-10pm | Shepherd Church: For more information:
  • Rancho Palos Verdes Dog Parade & Celebration | 10am-12pm - Dog Park | 11am-5pm - Point Vicente Park/Civic Center: For more information:
  • Redondo Beach Fireworks Spectacular | July 1 - 2-9:30pm | Seaside Lagoon: For more information:
  • Redondo Beach 4th of July 5K & Firecracker Dash | 8am | Redondo Beach: For more information:
  • Rosemead Parade, Carnival & Fireworks | 10am-10pm |  Rosemead Park: For more information:
  • San Gabriel Kid’s Day & 4th of July Parade | 9am-1pm | Plaza Park/Smith Park: For more information:
  • San Marino 4th of July Celebration & Fireworks | 7am-9:30pm | Lacy Park: For more information:
  • San Marino Rotary Parade | 5pm | San Marino Avenue: For more information:
  • San Pedro John Olguin July 4th Spectacular | 12-10pm | Cabrillo Beach with Fireworks: For more information:
  • Santa Clarita Independence Day 5K & 10K | 7-9am | Newhall Park: For more information:
  • Santa Clarita Valley Fourth of July Parade | 9am-12:30pm | Old Town Newhall: For more information:
  • Santa Clarita Fireworks | 9:15pm | Westfield Valencia Town Ctr: For more information:
  • Santa Fe Springs Independence Day Celebration | July 3 - 3-9pm | Los Nietos Park: For more information:
  • Santa Monica 4th of July Parade | 9:30-11am | Main Street: For more information:
  • Sierra Madre 4th of July Festivities | July 3-4: For more information:
  • South El Monte 4th of July Celebration – Fireworks | 1-9:30pm | New Temple Park: For more information:
  • South Gate Independence Day Carnival | June 29-July 4 - 2-11pm | South Gate Park-Fireworks: For more information:
  • South Pasadena 4th of July Festival of Balloons | 7am-9:30pm | Various Locations: For more information:
  • Studio City July 4th VIP Celebration & Fireworks | 6pm | CBS Studio Center: For more information:
  • Topanga Barn Dance & BBQ | 11am-5pm | Theatricum Botanicum: For more information:
  • West Covina Independence Celebration-Fireworks | 4-9:30pm | Big League Dreams: For more information:
  • Westchester Fourth of July Parade | 11am-12:30pm | Loyola Boulevard: For more information:
  • Westlake Village Breakfast, Parade & Fireworks | 8am-9:30pm | Various Locations: For more information:
  • Whittier Fireworks Spectacular |5- 9:30pm | York Field: For more information:
  • Woodland Hills Keyes Motors and Councilman Bob Blumenfield Fireworks Extravaganza | 6-9:30pm | Warner Ranch Park: For more information:

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Posted in California Travel
June 15, 2018

Stagecoach Is April 26-28, 2019: Advance Sale Is June 15th Starting At 11AM PDT


That‘s right the Stagecoach 2019 Advance Sale is on Friday, June 15th, starting  at 11:00 am PDT. Here's some Stagecoach Music Festival Info, courtesy of festival organizer, Goldenvoice:


  •        All ages welcome.
  •       Kids 10 & under are free. (General Admission only.)
  •        Rain or shine.
  •   l All patrons subject to search.
  •       Lineup subject to change without notice.
  •       All orders are final. No refunds, cancellations, transfers or exchanges.
  •       No reentry allowed without Resort or ADA wristband.
  •        Review the Stagecoach Music Festival Code of Conduct and Alcohol Policy


  •        Free Day Parking is open from 9:00am - 2:00am, daily.
  •       The Terrace, Honkytonk and Half-Pint Hootenanny open at 10:00am, daily.
  •       Show begins at 12:00pm (noon).
  •       All times are subject to change.


  •        Festival wristband required for entry onto festival site.
  •        All Stagecoach wristbands are 3-day passes.
  •        Wristband activation required.
  •        Wristbands are non-transferrable once applied.
  •        Wristbands are void if tampered with or removed.

For more information, please visit the official Stage Coach Music Festival website at

June 14, 2018

July 2018 Coachella Valley Calendar Of Events

(Please click on the image above for our short video highlight reel)

If you’re looking for things to do around the Desert in July, this Calendar of Events, courtesy of our colleagues, Peggy Sue, Catherine and Kathleen, at First American Title, might be just what the doctor ordered. Check it out below:

Coachella Movies in the Park Series | Fridays Through July 13 - 7-10pm | Bagdouma Park: 51-723 Douma Street, Coachella: Family and friends of all ages can enjoy free family Movies in the Park this summer -  June 1 - Justice League;  June 8 - Paddington 2; June 15 - Wonder Woman; June 22 - Peter Rabbit; June 29 - Jumanji (2017); July 6 - Despicable Me 3; and July 13- Coco. For more information please call: 760-398-3502 or visit:

Free Summer Kid Movie Series | Friday Mornings Through Aug. 3 – 9:30am | Mary Pickford Theatre, Cathedral City: Thanks to Councilmember John Aguilar who donated a generous portion of his City discretionary funds, this film series allows free admission to a different movie geared towards kids each Friday morning. For more information, please call 760-328-7100 or visit:

Intn'l Aviation Art & Aerospace Exhibition | Through Aug. 9 - 8am-5pm | Palm Springs Air Museum: The American Society of Aviation Artists Int'l Juried Art Exhibition features works by more than 25 acclaimed artists from around the world. This traveling and temporary exhibition is included with regular museum admission. For more information, please call: 760-778-6262 or visit:

Sundays In Summer Series | Sundays Through Sept. 30 - 2pm | The Joslyn Center-Arthur Newman Theatre, Palm Desert:  July 1 – Gerald Colucci in The Italian Connection - A Tribute To The Great Italians Of Song; July 8 – Patti Gallagher in Memories; July 15 - Kim Yarbrough in Me And Mrs. Peaches; July 22 - Earl Mitchell in Alive And In Love; July 29 – Keisha D in Soul Food - Music That Touches The Heart & Inspires The Soul. For more information, please call: 760-325-2731 or visit:

Coachella Carnival and Fireworks | July 1 - 6-9:30pm | Bagdouma Park, Coachella: What could be more patriotic than fireworks on Independence Day? How about fireworks and a carnival? Bring the whole family out to Bagdouma Park to play games, listen to live music, entertain the kids with carnival rides, and sample food from various vendors. For more information, please visit:

4th of July Celebration Week at The General Patton Memorial Museum | July 1-7 | 62510 Chiriaco Road, Chiriaco Summit: The museum will be hosting a Military Appreciation Week offering ALL Military plus one FREE Admission with Proper ID, plus a 10% Discount on all items from the Frontlines Gift Shop. For more information, please call: 760-227-3473 or visit:

Indio Fireworks | July 3 - 8:45pm | Fantasy Springs Resort Casino: Show up early to get a comfortable spot for this fireworks display. All ages are welcome. The pyrotechnics will blast off from the Eagle Falls Golf Course. Bring blankets and folding chairs and gather around the Eagle Falls Pro Shop and surrounding parking lot to enjoy the show. For more information, please call: 760-827-2946 or visit:

All American Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular and Power Baseball | July 4 - 6:05pm | Palm Springs Stadium: Free admission to the fireworks show. Attendees are encouraged to bring non-alcoholic drinks, snacks, blankets or chairs to enjoy the fireworks show. For more information, please call: 760-778-4487 or visit:

Palm Desert Independence Day Celebration | July 4 - 7:15pm | Palm Desert Civic Center Park: Grab a blanket or chair to sit on, pack a picnic dinner to enjoy or enjoy one of the many food vendors before the festivities start. The evening kicks off on a patriotic note at 7:15 with the National Anthem, followed by a concert by the Swing Cats Big Band. At 9pm, the nighttime sky lights up with a spectacular 25-minute-long fireworks show accompanied by patriotic and contemporary music. For more information, please visit:

4th of July Celebration and Fireworks Over the Pool | July 4 - 2-9:30pm | Palm Springs Sunrise Park-Swim Center: Family-friendly music, games and a large inflatable slide into the pool. Enjoy the fireworks show while relaxing in the pool. $2.00 for children (4-12) years of age and $6.00 for adults. Pre-purchase adult tickets for $5.00 at the Leisure Center. For more information, please call: 760-323-8272 or visit:

Independence Day Party! Benefiting AAP - Food Samaritans | July 4 - 7:30pm | O’Donnell House, Palm Springs: Tickets $150 per person includes cocktails, a ‘good ole’ 4th of July Bar-B-Q with burgers, grilled chicken, and more, plus DANCING to DJ Baz! City of Palm Springs fireworks exhibition at 9:15pm. Valet parking is also included. For more information, please call: 760-864-1200 or visit:

Rancho Mirage Fireworks Extravaganza | July 4 - 9pm | Agua Caliente Casino Resort: Arrive early to secure your spot for the fourth annual fireworks display, which will light up the night sky. For more information, please call: 888-999-1995 or visit:

Dive-In Movies | July 6 – 7:30pm | Palm Desert Aquatic Center: Featuring Disney’s animated hit, Moana. Here will be snacks available at the concessions stand, and access to select pool areas. Tickets are $4 per person, with no charge for children under 2. Guests are encouraged to bring towels to lie out on the grass areas; no outside furniture, food or beverages are not allowed (except bottled water in plastic containers). For more information, please call:

The Wedding Singer | July 6-15 | Palm Canyon Theatre, Palm Springs:  It’s 1985, and rock star wannabe, Robbie Hart, is New Jersey’s favorite wedding singer. He’s the life of the party until his own fiancée leaves him at the altar. Shot through the heart, Robbie makes every wedding as disastrous as his own. For more information, please call: 760-323-5123 or visit:

Desert Classic Dancesport Championships | July 12-15 - 8am | JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa: An exciting event filled with fiery competitions, incredible shows and the wonderful amenities of this beautiful venue over three fun-filled days in Palm Desert. For more information, please call: 714-536-0387 or visit:

2nd Saturdays Art Walk on Perez Road | July 14 - 5-8pm | Cathedral City’s Art & Design District:  Discover special art exhibits, museum quality art as well as cultural art to brighten your soul, meet other like-minded people, and maybe get a little exercise going from art gallery to design gallery to art gallery. For more information, please call: 760-770-0340 or visit:

Monument Night Adventure | July 14 - 8:45-10pm | Santa Rosa & San Jacinto Mountains National Monument Visitor Center, Palm Desert: Take a short guided walk along the Art Smith Trail looking for the nocturnal creatures that inhabit our desert. This is a family event and minors must be accompanied by parent or guardian. Bring water and wear closed-toed shoes. For more information, please call: 760-862-9984 or visit:

Taste of Summer Rancho Mirage | July 19-Aug. 19: The Rancho Mirage Restaurant Association, the Rancho Mirage Chamber of Commerce and the City of Rancho Mirage have teamed up once again to kick off the 3rd Annual Taste of Summer Rancho Mirage, an event whereby participating Rancho Mirage restaurants and resorts have created cool summer specials. For more information, please visit:

VillageFest | Every Thursday - 6-10pm | Palm Canyon Drive: Downtown Palm Springs transforms into a diverse array of artists, artisans, entertainers, and purveyors of fresh fruits and veggies, flowers, jewelry, snacks and sweets. Add all that to the great shops, restaurants, clubs, and entertainment venues located along World Famous Palm Canyon Drive – and the result is one of Southern California’s most popular weekly events: VillageFest! For more information, please call: 760-320-3781 or visit:

College of the Desert Street Fair | Every Sat. & Sun. - 7am-2pm | 43500 Monterey Ave., Palm Desert: With merchandise and services for all ages and any budget, the Street Fair offers more than 300 merchants, artists, a farmer’s market, live entertainment, gourmet food and more. For more information, please call: 760-636-7957 or visit:

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June 13, 2018

New Listing: Palm Desert Resort Country Club Golf Course Condo


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Great value in this Palm Desert Resort Country Club condo.  Turnkey furnished; ready to move in or ready to rent. This condo has vaulted ceilings, newer carpet in the bedrooms and newer vinyl plank flooring in the great room and kitchen, upgraded kitchen counter tops, newer stainless steel range and dishwasher and newer water heater. Carport is attached with washer and dryer closet. A garage can be added, with HOA approval, where the carport is currently located. One of the great features of this condo is the extended rear patio overlooking the 13th fairway of the golf course (approx. 300 yds out from the tee boxes; outside the prime golf ball strike zones), with the Coachella Valley's Chocolate and Santa Rosa Mountains as the backdrop. Palm Desert Resort Country Club has 20 pools and spas, 18 hole regulation golf course, tennis and pickle ball courts and is a great walking and biking community.  This condo has a great rental history and is setup for a new investor! It currently is tentatively rented from January 1, 2019 to April 15, 2019 for $13,000,  if the new owner chooses to honor the rental.  

Features & Amenities Of This Home At A Glance:

  • Palm Desert Resort Country Club Updated Condo
  • 938 Sq Ft, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms
  • Vaulted Ceilings, Newer Vinyl Plank Flooring In Main Living Areas, Newer Carpet In Bedrooms
  • Newer Stainless Steel Stove & Dishwasher
  • East Facing Extended Rear Patio Overlooking Golf Course With Chocolate & Santa Rosa Mountains As The Backdrop
  • Turnkey Furnished – Ready To Enjoy, Ready To Rent
  • Guard-Gated Community With 18 Hole Championship Golf Course & Clubhouse
  • 20 Community Pools And Spas & 14  Community Tennis Courts Lighted For Night Play

MLS# 218016974 | Listed at $175,000 | For more information and photos, please visit:


Posted in Our Listings
June 12, 2018

Just Purchased: Sun City Shadow Hills Greenbelt Home

We're happy to have helped our client, Jane, move into her new desert dream home in Sun City Shadow Hills in north Indio. The home is 2,147 square feet, with 2 bedrooms, a den and attached bonus room and 2 bathrooms. It overlooks a large greenbelt and pond, with the Chocolate Mountains as a backdrop.  All the best to Jane and the Seller in the next chapter in their lives.

June 11, 2018

May 2018 Coachella Valley Market Update

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Local real estate market gurus, Market Watch LLC, have just released The Desert Housing Report for May 2018. Some of the highlights are:

The detached home median price for the entire Coachella Valley rose to $412,000 in May (an increase of 6% from last May’s $389,000 and up from $406,000 in April).

The May Coachella Valley attached home median price was $275,000 (up 5.8% from last May’s $260,000 and up slightly from $274,500 in April). Market Watch commented that the chart of Coachella Valley attached home median prices clearly shows that over the last six or seven years attached home prices have reached a seasonal peak in either May or June then declined through summer and early fall. They are interested to see if this pattern will continue in 2018.

For the first time in two years, the median price of detached homes in all nine Coachella valley cities showed positive year over year price changes. This reinforces Market Watch’s conclusion that the housing market in the Coachella Valley is continuing to strengthen. Indian Wells and Palm Desert, which have been lagging in terms of changes in median price for the last two years, showed the Valley’s highest year-over-year median price gains of 28.8% and 14.5% respectively. In terms of attached homes, Market Watch noted that the changes in attached home prices continue to lag those of detached homes. The three cities with the largest year-over-year increases in attached home median prices were Desert Hot Springs (+28.8%), Indio (+24.4%) and Cathedral City (17.9%).

Total sales of detached and attached homes, based on a three month moving average, rose to 1,065 units per month (the highest level in five years and a 4.6% increase over last May’s 1,018 sales per month). The increase was evenly distributed between detached and attached homes, with detached home sales up 5.4% year-over-year and attached home sales up 3.2% year-over-year. Market Watch pointed out that using the 12 month average sales, 64.7% of all Coachella Valley sales were detached homes while 35.3% were attached homes.

In looking at monthly home sales by city, Market Watch observed that every city shows higher sales over last year except Indian Wells, Rancho Mirage and Palm Springs. Palm Desert lead the pack with sales of 241 units per month (compared with 219 sales last May); Palm Springs was second with sales of 206 units per month (versus 213 sales last May); and La Quinta was third with sales of 172 units per month (versus 162 sales last May).

In looking at home sales by price range, Market Watch observed that sales were higher in all price brackets except the two under $300k, primarily because there are so few homes priced there. Sales of homes in the $800k to $900k and $900k to $1M brackets were up close to 50% year-over-year, while sales of homes priced over $1 million were 87 units (up 19% year-over-year).

The Coachella Valley’s housing inventory continues to shrink to 3,327 units on June 1st (786 units less than the inventory of 4,113 units recorded at the same time last year). Market Watch expects inventory this autumn to probably reach roughly 2,700 units, the lowest level in over five years.

The months of supply ratio shows the same declining pattern as inventory, except as Market Watch noted that it’s even more pronounced because of the mathematical effect of dividing lower inventory by higher sales. The months of supply ratio for the entire Coachella Valley is now 3.9 months (vs. 5.2 months a year ago). The median days on market in May for the Coachella Valley was 64 days (10 days less than last May).

In looking at months of supply ratio by price range, Market Watch stated that months of supply ratio showed large improvements (decreases) in all price brackets, especially the higher ones, in Market Watch;s opinion, indicating that the continual improvement in the Coachella Valley’s basic housing metrics is both real and broad based and are not some temporary statistical anomaly but rather are rooted in underlying changes in consumer confidence and demographic trends that will continue.

The months of supply ration by city improved (decreased) in all of the Coachella Valley cities except Coachella and Thousand Palms. The biggest gains were in Rancho Mirage, Palm Desert, Cathedral City and Bermuda Dunes. Market Watch noted that only four cities now have months of supply ratios over four months.

The information and commentary contained in this post are produced for Coachella Valley real agents through the sponsorship and cooperation of the Palm Springs Regional Association of Realtors® (PSRAR) and California Desert Association of Realtors® (CDAR) by Market Watch LLC.

Posted in Market Updates
June 7, 2018

Open House: Sat. June 9 - Beautiful Central Palm Desert Lantana Community Pool Home

OPEN HOUSE: Saturday, June 9 From Noon To 2:00 PM at 20 Calle Lantana, Palm Desert

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Come see this new listing. The home, a popular Ocotillo Plan 2, provides 2,705 square feet of living space, with 3 bedrooms, a large den/optional fourth bedroom and 3 bathrooms. The home is located inside the very desirable, gated Lantana community in central Palm Desert. Inside, the home features an open floor plan, 12 ft ceilings, a spacious living room with fireplace, formal dining area and a large kitchen with granite counter tops, breakfast bar, wet-bar, upgraded appliances, plenty of cabinets and a walk in pantry & broom closet. The oversize master bedroom suite has a large bathroom with double sinks, separate raised oval soaking tub and walk-in shower and great walk in closet. Two additional bedrooms share a Jack & Jill bathroom. Outside, the large, professionally designed, resort-like rear yard features a pool and elevated spa with a waterfall that cascades into the pool, as well as a secluded conversation area built around a firepit with a back-lit glass tile accent strip. The rear yard has to be seen to be appreciated. Lantana has its own community dog park and is located close to El Paseo, McCallum Theater, The River, College of the Desert, Westfield Mall, Palm Desert Civic Center Park and Aqua Center and much more.

Features And Amenities Of This Home At A Glance:

  •         Great Location In Gated Lantana Community In Central Palm Desert
  •         2,705 Sq Ft, 3 Bedrooms + Den/Optional Fourth Bedroom, 3 Bathrooms
  •         Open Floor Plan With 12 Foot Ceilings
  •         Oversize Master Bedroom Suite With Ensuite Bathroom Featuring Double Sinks, Walk-In Closet & Separate Raised Oval Soaker Tub & Walk-In Shower
  •         Large, Resort-Like Rear Yard With Pool, Spa & Firepit With Back-Lit Glass Tile Accent Strip
  •         Stunning Rear Yard South Santa Rosa Mountain Views
  •         Community Dog Park
  •         Close to El Paseo, McCallum Theater & College Of The Desert, The River, Westfield Mall, Palm Desert Civic Center Park & Aqua Center & Much More 

MLS# 218015156 | Listed at $575,000 | For more information and pictures, please visit:


Posted in Our Listings
June 7, 2018

Just Sold: Upgraded Central Palm Desert Cul-De-Sac Pool Home

We recently helped our clients, Cindy and Lee, sell this upgraded, very private end-of-cul-de-sac home with a beautiful pool, spa, casita, outdoor fireplace and barbeque in a very large back yard. The home is located in the very desirable Hovely Lane West area in central Palm Desert. Wishing Cindy, Lee and the buyer, Roz, the very best as they begin this new chapter in their lives.

Posted in Our Listings