The Fourth was a great day!

San Diego Police Chief Shelley Zimmerman thrilled the crowd at the Scripps Ranch Fourth of July Parade by zipping around the streets in a miniature police car. (photos by John Gregory)

The Fourth was a great day!

The Fourth of July was another special celebration in Scripps Ranch. The day started with running and bicycling events early in the morning with the annual Run & Ride, organized by the Scripps Ranch Old Pros athletic club. The annual Scripps Ranch Fourth of July parade was followed with an All-American procession down some of this community’s nicest neighborhoods. The public enjoyed a small celebration in Hoyt Park after the parade, with face painting, an inflatable slide and a bouncy house for kids.

The pack surges forward during the start of the 10K run.
A enthusiastic mass of participants begin the 2-Mile Fun Run.
A father-son team begins its tandem journey in the 12-Mile Bike Ride.
The Loire Valley community displayed its spirit with a fun “Moana” Disney theme appearance.
The appearance of DeLoreans kindled a sense of “back to the future.”
Young equestrians display complete control of their mounts during the parade.
Ellen Browning Scripps Elementary School made a spirited impression during the parade.
A group of classic antique automobiles were a crowd favorite.
Children experience the joy of a colorful bouncy castle in Hoyt Park after the parade.

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