First Responder's Celebration


San Diego’s Little Italy will be hosting a First Responder’s Celebration on Saturday, August 4, to honor San Diego’s first responders. The event will recognize our San Diego County Sheriff’s Department, San Diego Police Department, San Diego Fire-Rescue Team and San Diego Lifeguards. The Little Italy Association invites the community to join them in the Piazza della Famiglia at 5:00pm to pay tribute to these organizations for their service and contribution to our City.

In their honor, the Little Italy Association will light up the entire Piazza della Famiglia and all of India Street in blue lights. Honored guests at the 2018 event include Assemblymember Todd Gloria, Asst. Sheriff Kelly Martinez of the San Diego Sheriff Department, Chief David Nisleit of the San Diego Police Department, and Interim Chief Kevin Ester of the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department. 

Following the program, attendees can enjoy the Marine Band San Diego Summer Concert at 6:00pm.

Several Little Italy businesses are offering discounts to First Responders and Armed Forces members for the entire month of August.  Must present service ID or be in uniform.

2018 Participating Businesses

*All participating businesses are offering 10% discount unless otherwise stated.


Ariana Restaurant @ Doubletree Hotel
Ballast Point Little Italy
Bar One
Bolt Brewery
Burger Lounge
Café Gratitude
Caffe Italia
Cycle Om
     *15% Discount
Enoteca Style
Indigo Grill
Juice Crafters
Little Italy Food Hall
     Ambrogio 15 Little Italy
     Mein St. Asian Kitchen
     Not Not Tacos
     Roast Meat & Sandwich Shop
     Single Fin Kitchen
     Wicked Maine Lobster
Mikkeller Brewing San Diego
Mona Lisa Italian Foods
RoVino Rotisserie & Wine
The Crack Shack Little Italy


D3 Home
India Street Antiques 
Love and Aesthetics
Meyer Fine Art, Inc.


Doubletree Hotel
Hilton Garden Inn San Diego Bayside
     *15% Off Hotel Reservation
Homewood Suites San Diego Bayside
     *15% Off Hotel Reservation