The Spirit of the Fourth board has decided to cancel all of our events on July 4th, 2020: the parade, our Community Fair at Webb Park, the VIP Reception before the parade and the fireworks. The board felt that the COVID-19 pandemic related risks of putting on these events exceeded the possible benefit to the community.

This was a very difficult decision for all concerned.

However !!

The Rancho Bernardo Community Council has decided to go ahead with the "Patriotic Pet Contest" -- only -- this year it will be conducted "With A Twist", the contest will be a virtual contest. Visit the RB Communityy Council web site at http://www/rbcommunitycouncil.com for details. The Tenth Anniversary event flyer is available on this web site by clicking on the Patriotic Pet Contest link under "Special Events" on the left.

We look forward to planning for ALL of these events in 2021.

Dave Brooks, president
Spirit of the Fourth, Inc.

The 50th Anniversary of the Spirit Of The Fourth event on July 4th, 2019 is now in the history books. The event was a tremendous success. We have a wonderful nine and a half minute video for all to enjoy. The video was made for us by our 2019 official photographer: Geoff Miasnik, Photographer.

To view the video in a larger format, "mouse over" the video below and click the Vimeo icon.

There is also a group of individual still photos of some of the 2019 events on our Shutterfly page at: https://rbsotf.shutterfly.com/

Parade Grand Marshals for 2019 were:

"Past Presidents

of Spirit Of The Fourth"

We look forward to seeing as many of them as we can and honoring them for keeping the Spirit alive through our fifty years of celebrations.

Mike Stelman: 1987

Larry McIntyre: 1995

Brian Habib 2003

Steve DeMatteo: 2010-2013

Bryan Brigham: 2014-2015

Dave Brooks: 2016-2019

For the past several years we have focused on themes that recognize veterans, first responders, youth and education. Since this is the 50th anniversary of Spirit of the Fourth, we have decided to change the focus this year to be our organization and what we have accomplished during those 50 years. Therefore, the 2019 theme will be:

Spirit of the Fourth

"Celebrating Our Golden Year"

The full printed program of the 2019 Spirit of the Fourth Celebration was distributed to about 20,000 homes in the area on June 27th. For an advanced look, please click here to download a copy.

Antique, Old & Classic Cars and Trucks on display
Do you have a classic ride? Why not show it on the 4th in RB.

Contact George Cowman to learn how you can participate in our motor show!

For Advertising questions, please contact Dave Brooks

We Need Your Help
In order for our celebration to be a success, we need to raise about $70,000. Your donation enables us to continue providing special events which include the parade and our spectacular fireworks display!

If you had fun this year or last year and/or are planning to enjoy the celebration next year, please consider contributing. Our sponsors provide some of the funding, but we rely on members of the community to meet the budget. Thank You!

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Public Support Provided Through Grants

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The Spirit of the Fourth "Public Support Grantors" for 2018 are:

The County of San Diego, courtesy of Kristin Gaspar, Board of Supervisors Member for District 3.
The City of San Diego, courtesy of Mark Kersey, City Council Member for District 5.
Rancho Bernardo Community Foundation A Proud Affiliate of the San Diego Foundation

"Stars" Major Sponsors

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The Spirit of the Fourth "Stars Sponsors" for 2018 are:

Silvergate Rancho Bernardo "Where Everyday Matters", .
Perspecta Imagine, Innovate, Achieve

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