Claremont Insider: Getting Ready for the 4th

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Getting Ready for the 4th

The 4th of July will be upon us soon, which for Claremont means lots of things - a pancake breakfast, a 5K run/walk, the festival in Memorial Park with food, games, music, and the annual Speakers Corner, the 4th of July parade, and the evening fireworks show at Pomona College.

The City of Claremont's website has all the information about the events:

Rockin' Hoppin' 4th!

Celebrate the 61st Annual Independence Day Celebration in Claremont! Start the morning off with the Claremont Village Freedom 5000 Run/Walk hosted by the Claremont High School Cross Country Team. Hungry? Enjoy the Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast. Tickets will be sold on site. Then stroll on over to the Official Opening Ceremonies to salute the flag and hear some inspiring words from our community leaders. Next, it's time to enjoy lively entertainment, music, children's games, water bounce houses, Willard Hunter Speaker's Corner, delicious food, and visit all the different non-profit booths. Get ready to enjoy the parade at 4 p.m. as we promenade Indian Hill in red, white, and blue style. Your evening is ready to go at Pomona College (corner of 6th and Mills) for the Amazing Firework's Sky Show and Concert featuring the Ravelers. Gates open at 6:30 p.m., so be sure to get your tickets in advance. Last year we sold out! Tickets are available at City Hall, Alexander Hughes Community Center, Chamber of Commerce, Von's, and Wolfe's Market, $6 presale and $8 at the door, if available. Visit for more information.

City Manager Jeff Parker's weekly CM report also had a list of the event:
July 4 Memorial Park Activities (840 N. Indian Hill Blvd.)

7 a.m. - 10 a.m. Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast
7:30 a.m. Claremont Village Freedom 5000 1K Walk
8 a.m. Claremont Village Freedom 5000 5K Run/Walk
10 a.m. Opening Ceremonies & Flag Raising
9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Festival (10 a.m. Food Booths Open)
11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Speakers Corner
4 p.m. Parade
6:30 p.m. Gates open for Ravelers Concert and Fireworks Show
(Pomona College, Strehle Track)