Flag Day 2016: This year Flag Day is celebrated on June 11. It commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States, which happened on June 14, 1777 by resolution of the Second Continental Congress. Click here to see details of this year’s celebration aboard the USS Midway Museum where the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) Color Guard will be performing!
Fourth of July: Three wonderful ways to celebrate and enjoy the Fourth of July are at the Maritime Museum of San Diego, the Cabrillo National Monument and Casa de Espana.
- The observation deck of the Maritime Museum’s historic 1898 steam ferry Berkeley provides a spectacular view of the fireworks show over San Diego Bay. A delicious BBQ dinner will be provided at two seating’s. One from 5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. and the other from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Fireworks viewing are included with museum admission and guests are welcome to watch fireworks from several ships as well as the new mooring platform located directly behind the Berkeley. Fireworks begin at 9:00 p.m. Prices for dinner purchased in advance online are $35 for adults, $18 for children between 12 and 3, kids 2 & under are free. Price includes Maritime Museum Admission for the day. Tickets are available now and may be purchased by clicking here.
- The Cabrillo National Monument Conservancy hosts a Fourth of July fireworks viewing extravaganza in Cabrillo National Monument. What better way to celebrate our nation than at one of its national treasures. A partner event and celebration of America’s Birthday! Visitors bring lawn chairs and picnics to enjoy multiple firework shows surrounded by the natural beauty of a San Diego landmark. Tickets are $50 per vehicle, and click here for more information and to purchase tickets.
- The Casa de Espana 4th Of July Celebration in Balboa Park. Click here for more information.
Serra Lecture Series on the Missions at the Junípero Serra Museum: The Junípero Serra Museum, will host a series of four lectures in 2016 to help provide greater context to the Spanish colonial period (1769-1821). The four lectures will focus on the San Diego Presidio District’s four missions: San Diego, San Luis Rey, San Juan Capistrano, and San Gabriel. The 2016 Lecture Series is scheduled for July 14, September 15, and December 8. For more details click here.