Gary Sinise Concert 2019

For the fifth year in a row, Gary Sinise and the Lt. Dan Band will be rocking the beach at the Hotel Del Coronado on Father’s Day – all for a rocking good cause.

Sinise, who is best known for his Oscar-nominated role as Lt. Dan in the 1994 film Forrest Gump, will be playing to raise funds for his Gary Sinise Foundation, an organization he founded in 2011 to honor and support defenders, veterans and first responders and their families.

Father’s Day Concert and BBQ – Hotel Del Coronado
June 16; beach opens at 11 a.m., skydiving show and concert, 5-7 p.m.
Cost: $75, general admission; $35, military and veterans; $500, VIP, includes reception, meet and greet.
For more information: or (619) 435-6611

Historic Preservation Symposium 2019

Historic Preservation Symposium: The Coronado Historical Association will host a free Historic Preservation Symposium on Thursday, May 30, at 6 p.m. The event will be held at the Coronado Historical Association, 1100 Orange Ave. Architect Ione Stiegler will give a presentation titled “Reconstructing the Past: Peeling Back Layers on the Sikes Adobe Farmstead, Warner’s Ranch, and Many More Historic Sites.” Coronado Associate Planner Tricia Olsen will describe the City’s Historic Resource Ordinance and the process to apply for Historic Designation and Mills Act tax incentives.

CHS Chalk Walk 2019

Coronado High School is thrilled to announce the return of this year’s CHALK WALK on May 30th from 10:30am to 4:30pm. This kid-friendly festival includes student artists working on colorful large scale chalk art, an interactive area where everyone can create their own chalk art and a full day of fun in the sun for ALL AGES!

Come enjoy the festivities on Thursday, May 30th in the Coronado High School Quad. The gates will open to the public at 10:30am and will close at 4:30pm.

Summer Shuttle 2019 Kicks Off

Summer Shuttle 2019 Kicks Off: City leaders, local hoteliers and members of the community attended a kick-off event on Friday, May 24, for Coronado’s Free Summer Shuttle program. The event was held on the first day of service at 10 a.m. at Coronado Rotary Plaza. Four brightly wrapped buses will be in service from the Memorial Day holiday weekend through Labor Day. After the kick-off ceremony, the community was invited to take a ride. Discover Coronado again paid to wrap the four buses, which are larger this year. The City will contract with MTS to provide special free bus service on the Fourth of July for Cays residents as well as extended service in the Village, and free bus rides are available to Cays residents for use throughout the summer. Free Compass Cards can be picked up at the Cays Homeowners Association office during business hours.

Reprinted from the City of Coronado Weekly Update

Avenue of Heroes May 2019

Avenue of Heroes May 2019

Coronado, CA (May 16, 2018) – Coronado honored 16 Veterans at the Avenue of Heroes Banner Dedication Ceremony at Coronado High School.  The event was free and open to the public.

Sixteen veterans, who call or have called Coronado home, were recognized and honored. Officials with the City of Coronado, VFW Post 2422, the Avenue of Heroes Neighborhood Association, and the Coronado Historical Association have worked together to develop the Hometown Banner program, which honors men and women from Coronado who have honorably served their country.

Each honoree’s biography was read, and Coronado Mayor Bailey presented the honoree or family member with a duplicate of the banner which will be displayed on the Avenue of Heroes along Third and Fourth streets.


Everleigh D. “Chub” Willems
Solomon “Sol” Atkinson
Gordon D. Cady
Jack Christiansen
William F. Grimm
Wayne W. Hoffmann Russell Lloyd Jr.
Scott Markel, MD
John B. McKinny
Donald F. Milligan
William B. Rennie
Hugh J. Rosania
Richard Sadlier
Kenton Stacy
Arcia Ola “A.O.” Turner
Mark K. Williamson


Nominations to honor someone with a Hometown Banner are accepted on a continuous basis.  Any active duty or retired service members, from enlisted personnel to officers, who live or have lived in Coronado are eligible.

Additional information on the Hometown Banner program can be found by searching “Hometown Banner” on the City’s website:  The City is actively accepting nominations for future banner candidates living or deceased from any branch of the military.

Armchair Travel – New Zealand

Arm Chair Travel: On Tuesday, May 21, at 6 p.m. join your neighbors at the Spreckels Center as Coronado residents Bob and Berie Grobe discuss their 4,000-mile adventure from the top of North Island New Zealand at Cape Reinga to the southern tip of South Island at Stirling Point in Bluff. This is a new location for Armchair Travel. Light refreshments will be served from 6 to 6:30 p.m., followed by the speaker’s presentation. Cost is $5. To register, call the Spreckels Center at (619) 522-7343 or come by. The Spreckels Center is at 1019 Seventh St.

WildCoast Baja Bash 2019


The BAJA BASH is a celebration of all the natural beauty and exciting adventure Baja California holds and WILDCOAST’s work to conserve the peninsula’s most beautiful and wild beaches, islands, lagoons and wildlife along our shared coastline. The festivities will bring together guests from the environmental, corporate, and philanthropic sectors and include Baja-inspired sustainable cuisine, a silent auction, and live music. Proceeds from the event will benefit WILDCOAST’s continued efforts to conserve the most threatened coastal habitats and wildlife in the California’s and Southern Mexico.