Parades will held in Coronado, Julian, Mira Mesa, Rancho Bernardo and Scripps Ranch Wednesday to mark Independence Day.
Coronado’s 64th annual Independence Day Parade will begin at 10 a.m. at Orange Avenue and First Street. Its theme is America’s People.
The Julian 4th of July Parade, billed as the “best little small town parade in America,” will begin at noon at Julian High School with a Marine
Corps color guard as the first entry. The parade will salute the town’s three branches of American Legion Post 468.
The Mira Mesa parade will begin at 11:30 a.m. and run along Mira Mesa Boulevard between Mira Mesa Mall and Mira Mesa Community Park.
The 45th annual Rancho Bernardo Spirit of the Fourth parade will begin at 3:30 p.m. at Acena and Lomica drives. Its theme is “Honoring the Military Family.”
The grand marshal will be Navy Cmdr. John Love, a surgeon who has served two tours in Iraq, and his family.
The Scripps Ranch Civic Association’s 4th of July Parade will begin at 10 a.m. at Red Cedar Drive and Ironwood Road. The parade and associated festivities have the theme of “The Many Faces of Scripps Ranch.”