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Jul 01, 2015 05:46PM ● By Elena Hutslar


Pancake Breakfast, Flag Raising, Parade and Fireworks
Start your old fashioned 4th of July celebration with a Pancake Breakfast from 8 - 10am
Sponsored by Roxx on Main; join in the Flag Raising Ceremony at 9am at the Veterans Memorial Building, 930 Ward St. The Hometown Parade begins at 10am at Court Street and Main and the route ends at Alhambra and Main.

Fireworks will light up the night at Martinez Shoreline Park, at 9:30pm. Join the crowd at the Waterfront or head over to your special viewing spot early. Pyrotechnics will last approximately twenty-five minutes. Waterfront Park will be for parking permit only and vehicles with boats. Limited handicapped parking is available, so arrive earlier in the day.    

Pleasant Hill

Firecracker Fun Run, Parade, Fun at the Park and Fireworks

This year the grand marshal for the July 4th parade is Patrick Remer, senior community library manager at the Pleasant Hill Library.

The July 4 celebration event highlights include:

8am: Firecracker 5K Fun Run on the parade route Each participant registers for either the 5K run/walk or the 100 yard dash for youngsters 7 years and under. All registration net proceeds will be donated to Pleasant Hill schools. During the registration process each registrant will be asked to designate a Pleasant Hill school to receive the net proceeds of registration fees.  Check-in station is at 45 Crescent Drive, in front of the clock tower.

9:30am: The parade through Downtown PH on Crescent Drive A Mayor’s Trophy will be awarded to the entry judged to be the “Best Theme-Decorated Motorized/Towed Entry.” A commissioner’s trophy will be awarded to the “Best Theme-Oriented Walking Entry.” There will be floats, marching bands, decorated vehicles, equestrian units, old-time automobile clubs, and just about every kind of local club and organization, with plenty of noisemakers and patriotic music added to the excitement. 

10:30am: Fun at the Park Immediately after the parade the fun continues at Pleasant Hill Park. Games, food, live musical entertainment, races, contests, educational displays, and many events keep kids and grown-ups entertained. Also included will be a 200-foot zip line! The Sprayground will be open from 1-4:30pm at PH Aquatic Park.

9pm: Fireworks at College Park High School Prior to the fireworks display, the crowd will be treated to music performed live by Public Eye. The music and the fireworks together make for a double treat. The music will begin at approximately 7:15-7:30pm and will continue until the fireworks display begins. Slow Hand Barbeque and Cold Stone Creamery will be selling food and desserts.

Walnut Creek

Fourth of July Concert

The Walnut Creek Concert Band will play patriotic tunes beginning at 6pm at the free Fourth of July Concert in Civic Park. Bring a picnic and a blanket, and celebrate our nation's birthday! The Walnut Creek Concert Band is the official band of the City of Walnut Creek, celebrating over 25 years of serving the community. Free concert, free ice cream. Bring the family and enjoy a picnic in Civic Park.


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