2018 VIP Reception
Food Sponsors

Seacrest Village

2018 SOTF Event
General Sponsors

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VIP Reception (By Invitation Only)

VIP RECEPTION (By Invitation Only)

The VIP reception offers an opportunity for freedom club members, elected officials, leaders of service organizations, leaders in the business community, and guests in the military to socialize prior to the start of the annual parade, generally 1:30 p.m. through 3:00 p.m. The Spirit of the Fourth VIP reception committee offers a variety of food, desserts, beer, wine, and bottled water that are all generously donated by local businesses each year.

We want to extend a special thank you to Windermere Homes & Estates Rancho Bernardo for hosting our 2018 and 2019 VIP reception.

The following businesses generously donated the food for the 2018 VIP Reception:

2Good2B, Albertsons Rancho Bernardo, Angelique Bakery, Athens Market Cafe, Bernardo Heights Country Club, Carrie Cakes To Go, Denny's Rancho Bernardo, Seacrest Village at Rancho Bernardo, Souplantation Rancho Bernardo, The Remington Club.

Here is a short slide show of highlights of the 2019 VIP Reception .

Here is a short slide show of highlights of the 2018 VIP Reception featuring the food supplied by our sponsors.
Photos by Robin Kaufman

Here is a longer slide show of informal shots taken at the 2018 VIP Reception.
Photos by MrT - Many Thanks Steve!


Membership in the Spirit of the Fourth is comprised of the Freedom Club, patriotic residents who support the Spirit of the Fourth through their annual donation.  Funds generated from Freedom Club membership are used to defray the expense of staging the Independence Day Celebration. The Spirit of the Fourth is  a 501 (c) (3) organization so memberships are tax deductible.  To join the Freedom Club, please print and complete this form and mail it in to join.  Freedom Club membership begins at $125.

Benefits of Membership include:

  • An invitation to attend the VIP Reception on the Fourth of July along with city, county, and state officials, and our Congressional representatives,
  • Reserved seating at the parade and the evening entertainment/fireworks display, and
  • Reserved parking at all events.
Contact the Spirit of the Fourth for more information at 858-335-7906 or spiritofthefourth@gmail.com.

Interested in supporting our Independence Day celebration?  To make a general donation to Spirit of the Fourth, please click below.

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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