Celebrate July 4th — La Jolla style
La Jolla Fourth of July Fireworks show is a go and there will be plenty of paid parking available in nearby parking garages for those who can’t find a space on the street.
— Fireworks will start at 9 p.m.
— Road closure: Coast Boulevard at Prospect Street will be closed to a short distance past Ellen Browning Scripps Park from 6 to 10 p.m.
— Paid parking available ($5 to $20): Among the garages with available spacea re those at 1200 Prospect St., 888 Prospect St., Prudential Building at 1299 Prospect St., Coast Walk garage at 1298 Prospect St., the open lot at 1251 Cave St., the Union Bank lot at the corner of Herschel Avenue and Silverado Street, Bank of America at 5680 Girard Ave., 7877 Ivanhoe Ave. and Regents Bank at 875 Prospect.
— Another La Jolla tradition is the 32nd annual 2011 Beaumont Avenue Fourth of July celebration. This year’s theme —“Happy Days on Beaumont” — commemorates the 60th anniversary of Bird Rock Elementary School.
— Start time is 10 a.m. at the corner of Camino de la Costa and Beaumont Avenue.
— Anticipate a full parking lot at La Jolla Shores, where police will set up a command post for the day. Last year the lot was full before many people were even out of bed.
On the fireworks front, Deborah Marengo, board member of the La Jolla Community Fireworks Foundation, said Monday she has “$27,900 with two commitments out that I haven’t received yet but am confident I will.”
The show costs about $28,000 to $30,000 to produce, including post-event cleanup. Any amount raised over that will go towards the 2012 show, she said.
Other fireworks displays will be held on San Diego Bay, at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, SeaWorld, over Glorietta Bay in Coronado, at the Mira Mesa Recreation Center, the Ocean Beach Pier, Santee Town Center and at Lake Murray.
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