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See the night lights Chelsea B. Magracia | Sat, Jun 30 2012 12:00 PM

The city of Chula Vista may have done away with its Independence Day fireworks display near the bay, but in east Chula Vista the sky will light up over the Olympic Training Center.

The Eastlake Educational Foundation is hosting a VIP reception and party for 200 guests who will enjoy food, drinks, children’s activities and a fireworks show at 9 p.m.

The cost is $30 for adults and $12 for children age 12 and under. Proceeds benefit local schools.

Advance registration is required. Ticket sales will not be available on the day of the event.

The event is from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Olympic Training Center. For more information log onto eefkids.org.

If you’re not in Chula Vista but you still want to catch a light show, you’ll be in luck. There are plenty of places to see fireworks, including National City.

Beginning today the city of National City and the National City Host Lion’s Club will host their annual Fourth of July carnival through July 4.

The event will take place at Kimball Park, 12th Street and D Avenue, and will feature games, rides, food and drinks sold by local non-profit organizations.

Featured events include a Miss National City scholarship pageant that will take place on Saturday evening at 7 p.m.

During this pageant, young women from the community will compete to represent National City in various civic events and be eligible for a scholarship at the end of her reign.

There will also be a fireworks display on July 4 at 9  p.m. These events are free to all spectators.

This year’s carnival will also feature pay-one-price ride days on Friday, Monday and Tuesday from 5 to 10 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 6 p.m. Each pay-one-price wristband is $20.

Admission to the carnival is free.

Carnival hours
June 29 – 5 to 11 p.m.
June 30 – 1 to 11 p.m. (Miss National City Pageant at 7 p.m.)
July 1 – 1 to 1 p.m.
July 2 – 5 to 11 p.m.
July 3 – 5 to 11 p.m.
July 4 - noon to midnight (fireworks at 9 p.m.)

Other pyrotechnics
San Diego County is offering many exciting places to view Fireworks displays for Fourth of July celebrations this year.

•Big Bay Boom fireworks show, 9 p.m.
San Diego Bay and Imperial Beach Pier

•Coronado Independence Day celebration, 9 p.m.
Glorietta Bay

•Del Mar Fairgrounds, 9:30 p.m.

•Escondido, 9 p.m.
Grape Day Park, 321 N. Broadway, Escondido

•El Cajon fireworks and celebration, 9 p.m.
Kennedy Park, 1675 E Madison Ave., El Cajon

•La Jolla fireworks, 9 p.m.
La Jolla Cove

•Lake Murray San Diego, 9:15 p.m.
Lake Murray Community Park, 7001 Murray Park Dr.

•Legoland California, 8:30 p.m.
1 Legoland Drive, Carlsbad

•Mission Bay Yacht Club, 9 p.m.
1251 Carmel Place, West Mission Bay

•Mira Mesa/Scripps Ranch San Diego, 9 p.m.
Mira Mesa Community Park

•Ocean Beach fireworks celebration, 9 p.m.
Ocean Beach Pier

•Rancho Bernardo Spirit of the 4th festival, 9 p.m.
Rancho Bernardo, Bernardo Heights Middle School Athletic Field, 12990 Paseo Lucido

•Santee Fourth of July event, 9 p.m.
Town Center Community Park, East 550 Park Center Drive, Santee

•San Marcos fireworks, 9 p.m.
Bradley Park, San Marcos

•SeaWorld, 9:30 p.m.
500 SeaWorld Drive, San Diego


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