East County Families Save 4th of July

Exactly one month from today my Lake Murray MusicFest & Fireworks co-workers and I are going to throw the biggest end-of-year party ever, and I’m sooo excited. We’re going to have delicious foods, games, live music & FIREWORKS!

You’re invited. 🙂

When we first moved to La Mesa we loved being able to watch the Lake Murray 4th of July fireworks from our backyard. With babies who were in bed before the sky was even dark, those early years meant we were at home for the holiday, but were still very much a part of the action. Sadly, funding issues and environmental challenges brought the Lake Murray fireworks show to an end for several years.


But a few East County families came together and, completely on their own, raised tens of thousands of dollars and met the permit and water testing requirements to bring back the fireworks show. This year the 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. event will draw a rotating crowd of about 3,000 people, while the 9 p.m. fireworks show will be seen by an estimated 100,000 people throughout La Mesa and San Diego’s Navajo neighborhoods of Grantville, Allied Gardens, Del Cerro, and San Carlos.

Pictured above: some of the East County families who make the Lake Murray Fireworks happen marched in the La Mesa Flag Day Parade to drum up more support.

Most of the people who enjoy the event, whether on-site or from their homes, think that this 4th of July celebration is gift from the city. However, every dollar raised to fund the project, every porta potty and traffic control officer put in place, the paperwork, the responsibility and the liability lies in the hands of the Lake Murray MusicFest & Fireworks committee – parents like you and me who wanted to keep the tradition going.

A BIG Thank You to Our Orthodontist, Dr. Stormberg, for Being the Title Sponsor of the Event!


Top-40 dance hits ensemble Republic of Music will headline this year’s Lake Murray Fireworks & MusicFest, and acts throughout the day include Frankie T & The Triple Bee, Big Time Operator and Bam Bam. Bring your picnic, your grill or your money to enjoy foods by our vendors…
It has been an amazing experience to help out on this year’s committee. If you’re an East County mom or dad looking for ways to get involved in your community, consider attending our event, joining the committee and donating to help keep the fun going for years to come! Visit gofundme.com/lakemurrayfireworks2019 to contribute and  Lakemurrayfireworks.org to learn more about our 2019 Lake Murray 4th of July event!

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