This is It: Michael Jackson Celebrations

Can you tell I'm a fan?

This is it: Friday it will be a full year since we lost Michael Jackson, the King of Pop. Find a spot in San Diego to celebrate his life and remember his greatest hits.

In honor of the first anniversary of Michael Jackson’s death, Hornblower Cruises and Magic FM has planned a rockin’ celebration onboard Inspiration Hornblower with a live band playing the pop star’s music all night long.  Put on your white socks and black shoes and dance under the full moon on the sky deck 30 feet off the water and 10,000 square foot open air dance floor! A portion of proceeds Benefiting Lions Tigers and Bears, a non-profit rescue facility dedicated to providing a safe haven for unwanted and abused exotic cats.

The San Diego County Fair has a full-day of Michael Jackson activities planned. Be on your toes all day, as two “flash mobs” are planned, with over 200 actors in full makeup will be performing the Thriller dance. Kids will have a chance to learn to moonwalk just like the King of Pop and take photos with Michael Jackson impersonators walking around the park. A special showing of “This is It” will be shown on the video screen at the Paddock at two separate times during the night, and “Who’s Bad: The Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute Band” will be performing.

So dig through your closet tonight, find your white, sequined glove, and wear it with pride at one of these celebrations tomorrow!

This entry was posted in Attractions, Insider Tips, San Diego Events and tagged , , by Katie S.. Bookmark the permalink.
Katie S.

About Katie S.

I’m a 25-year old arts and culture nut who loves animals, grammar, live music, farmer’s markets, hysterically bad movies, anything that smells like pumpkin, shoes and Chipotle.

What would you do on your ideal San Diego day?

I’d start my day with a breakfast burrito and a morning run on the beach at Fiesta Island with my dog.  Then I’d bring a picnic lunch to the Japanese Friendship Garden, and end my day rocking out at a concert.

If you were invisible, where would you go?

The Chargers locker room.

What is your favorite San Diego outdoor activity?

I love shopping at the kitschy stores in Hillcrest and finding great deals at the outlet malls. Shopping is an outdoor activity, right?

Do you prefer burgers and beer or linguine and red wine?

I’m a vegetarian, so I’d have to say veggie burgers and beer. My favorite is the veggie burgers at the Wild Note Café that are made fresh with hummus.

Latest music purchases for my iPod/MP3 player are…



  • Easy Star All-Stars “With A Little Help From My Friends”



  • Fleet Foxes “White Winter Hymnal”



  • Franz Ferdinand “Ulysses”



  • DeVotchka “How It Ends”


3 thoughts on “This is It: Michael Jackson Celebrations

  1. Good stuff from you, man. Ive read your stuff prior to and youre just too awesome. I really like what youve got here, adore what youre saying and also the way you say it. You make it entertaining and also you still manage to maintain it smart. I cant wait to read more from you. This is definitely an excellent blog.

  2. I can’t believe it has been an entire year. I can’t wait to see Thriller go down. I really hope that there are a lot of people there who don’t know what is happening. Half the fun of a flashmob is seeing the unsuspecting audience react.

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.