UC Celebration 4th of July


❤️🤍💙 The UC Celebration needs you! It takes lots of parents, families, and neighbors … all volunteering together … to create lasting memories for our children and to pull off an event like the UC Celebration. Volunteer Signup: https://volunteersignup.org/9TK3Q


Have you heard? It’s back! The Run, the Food, the Parade, the Games, the Vendor Booths, the Opportunity Draw Gift Baskets, the Book Barn, the Pancake Breakfast, the Music and Concerts…and so Much More! Sign up to volunteer or register for a booth or the run today! For even more information, check out our website at: https://uccelebration.com/

When? Thursday July 4th, 2024
Where? Standley Park & Recreation Center, 3585 Governor Drive, San Diego, CA 92122
What? University City Celebration is an annual Independence Day festival in University City, San Diego


LOCATION: First Baptist Church of San Diego, 5055 Governor Dr, San Diego, CA 92122

People are free to donate their books at First Baptist Church on Governor Drive Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 9:30am–5:00pm. Wednesday hours are 9:30am–6:30pm. Look for the red bin and sign next to the front door of the main building. All books are welcome but especially children’s, young adult, and travel books.


Each month in preparation for the event we have a committed group of local volunteers that helps organize the UC Celebration. Thank you to those who make this community event possible! Want to join in the planning? Contact the UC Celebration Chair, Randall Tonini at randalltonini@icloud.com.

Booth Registration Questions? Email Tom at uccc.booths23@gmail.com

Entertainment Questions? Email John at jschindel1@san.rr.com

Would you like to help sponsor? Email Alain at uccelebrationsponsorships@gmail.com

  • PARK AND RIDE: Parking at the UC Celebration will be limited due to construction at Spreckels and restrictions at Standley and at Swanson. For your planning purposes, please note that on-the-street parking is available along Governor Drive and on Mercer; and general at the Standley Middle School parking lot on Radcliffe.
  • OLD TOWN TROLLEY: Additional parking is available adjacent to the Old Town Trolley stops. Don’t drive; take the free shuttle aboard the Old Town Trolley, operating along Governor Drive from 11 AM to 7:30 PM. The Old Town Trolley makes a continuous loop on Governor from the I-805 Park n Ride to Stresemann with stops along Governor. Hop on and hop off at: 
    • The Park and Ride at 805
    • Corner of Gullstrand St – both sides
    • Curie Elementary School and across street at Urgent Care
    • Corner of Mercer Ave and across street in front of Standley Park
    • Corner of Regents Rd – both sides
    • Corner of Stresemann Ave at Church of Latter Day Saints