What’s New in PQ?

Happy New Year, PQ! After all the winter festivities, we’re heading into 2019 preparing for our 24th Fiesta and 5th Fiesta Parade on May 5, and our community-sponsored Summer Fireworks Show on July 3.

Traditionally, the first weekend in May is our time to celebrate our thriving community. The entire weekend will have events for the whole family. In honor of our 24th Fiesta de Los Peñasquitos, this year’s theme is ‘There is no place like PQ!’

Saturday, May 4
• PQ 5K Fun Run, 7 a.m.
• PQ Farmers Market, Rancho YMCA , 9 a.m.

Sunday, May 5
• 5th Annual Parade de Los Peñasquitos, 10 a.m.
• 24th Annual Fiesta de Los Peñasquitos, 11 a.m.

There are many ways you and your family can participate in this year’s community events: as a resident, an artist, or business. Visit our website for more details at

• Fiesta sponsorship packages
• Fourth and fifth grade Fiesta Theme Art Contest
• Be part of the entertainment
• Parade sponsorship
• Parade participant
• Community Partners Business of the Year Entry
• Youth Community Service Awards
• Community Volunteer of the Year Entry – nominate a community standout
• Annual RPTC Board elections – community voting at the RPTC booth at the Fiesta. Visit our website and learn more about becoming a neighborhood representative and become a member of the RPTC.

Wednesday, July 3
RPTC Fireworks Show, Westview High School. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. for pre-show.

Keep fireworks in PQ! The City of San Diego has eliminated funding for our local fireworks. Donate today to keep our summer celebration of the Fourth of July!

Find out more about the Town Council:

The Rancho Peñasquitos Town Council meets the first Thursday of each month. The community is welcome to come and join the all-volunteer group of friends and neighbors dedicated to bringing community grants, sponsorships, and events to PQ since 1975. Meetings are held at the Hotel Karlan at 7:30 p.m., 14455 Peñasquitos Dr., San Diego, CA 92129, The Del Mar Room.

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 720783, San Diego, CA 92172-0783
Phone: 858-848-7782