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Party in Paso Robles for 4th of July – 125th Anniversary Style
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
This Independence Day Paso Robles will be lit up like… well, the 4th of July!
Continuing with the city’s 125th anniversary theme, Paso Robles will be celebrating all day long with events and activities for everyone, all being held at the beautiful City Park. The day will begin with a Children’s Parade around the park, and then everyone can let their hair down with food, music and old-fashioned games like sack races and a dunk tank.
As luck would have it, 4th of July falls on a Friday, so the Summer Concert in the Park Series continues with a special extended 4th of July concert to put everyone in the dancing mood until the big fireworks show begins around 9:15 p.m.
Festivities will kick off with the Children’s Parade be led by the Children’s Museum fire truck, where all children are invited. The kids participating are encouraged to get crazy with their red, white and blue outfits, and are welcome to bring their dog, bikes, wagons or anything else they want to parade around the park. It is a free event, so come one and come all. Just be sure to be there by 11 a.m. when it begins so you don’t miss any of the fun!
From noon to 5 p.m. there will be activities for everyone like games for kids big and small. The games include lawn games, sack races, 3-legged races and even a watermelon eating contest. Food will be available, and of course a DJ and live music are planned for the afternoon because Paso never throws a party without great music.
The popular rock group The Usual Suspects will be performing at the park gazebo beginning at 5 p.m. for the REC Foundation’s Concert in the Park to really get the party started! Sponsors J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines and Firestone Walker Brewery will provide adult beverages and Red Scooter Deli will have food available or you can take in some delicious local fare on one of the great patios around the park and not miss a minute of the fun.
At 7:30 p.m. the band will take a short break so a special “Salute to America” program can begin. All military retirees, veterans and active duty personnel will be asked to come forward to lead the Pledge of Allegiance and sing the National Anthem; and a few surprises may even pop up here too! The Usual Suspects will be back on at 7 p.m. to keep the celebration going for another hour and a half before the outstanding fireworks show begins over City Park at about 9:15 p.m.
It’s America’s 238th birthday this year, and Paso Robles isn’t too far behind, celebrating its 125th! Throw on your best red, white and blue and get out to City Park in Paso Robles for a Fourth you won’t forget. All activities at this Fourth of July event are free thanks to generous local businesses and patriotic residents.