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! Register for a booth or the run today!

When? Thursday July 4th, 2024

Where? Standley Park & Recreation Center 

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 [email protected].


Booth Registration Questions? Email Tom at [email protected]

Entertainment Questions? Email John at [email protected]

Would you like to help sponsor? Email Alain at [email protected]


We love our community! 

If there is anything we can do for you, please do not hesitate to ask.

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