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Celebrate the 70th birthday of The Lafayette Hotel in North Park.

The historic hotel will celebrate its anniversary in style on Friday with a party that’s open to the public. The hotel will have three separate venues to celebrate:

The City Within A City: A throwback to the days when the hotel had over 20 different shops, stores, and services
The Home Away From Home: A cocktail lounge with a 1950s-themed USO Show
The Soda Jerk: A retro style soda fountain and diner offering your favorite old-time eats and treats

Live entertainment will also be provided by the Euphoria Brass Band, The Rollers Beatles tribute band, and Sacha Boutros.

On top of that, guests are encouraged to bring items for a time capsule. The hotel will hold the time capsule until the 100th anniversary.

Here are some other events happening this holiday weekend:

Family Fringe Day

Gather the youngsters and head to City Heights this weekend for the San Diego International Fringe Festival. The free event celebrates the world of art and creativity, and features a day of live performances, art, poetry and circus acts with children in mind. Guests can also expect art activity booths. The event takes place at the City Heights Performance Annex, will take place from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

Celebrating the OB Pier

It’s a weekend full of birthdays with the Ocean Beach Pier turning 50. Walk the pier from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday to check out a historical display of the beloved area. Organizers will have commemorative merchandise and a life-size backdrop of the pier when it opened in 1966. A ceremony will also be held at 11 a.m. to celebrate the day.

Chula Vista Walk

Chula Vista continues its weekly Summer Sundays event with a musical peformance by Lady J and Soulful Knights at the Village Walk in Eastlake. The family-friendly will be topped off with a car club exhibit, craft activities for kids and plenty of food and giveaways. The event runs from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday.

America’s Birthday

Finally, Monday marks the birthday of the United States and San Diego County is celebrating in style. From fireworks shows to parades to festivals, check out our Fourth of July Guide.