If you live in or near La Verne California this Fourth of July you are in for a great Independence Day Celebration. The city of La Verne goes all out to celebrate our country’s birthday with many activities that are enjoyed by young and old alike.Starting with a pancake breakfast, followed by a Fourth of July parade, old fashioned country fair, deep pit barbecue and finishing with a fireworks show there’s something for everyone to enjoy at the city of La Verne’s Fourth of July Celebration. This years festivities begin on Saturday July 3 and finish on Sunday July 4.
2010 Fourth of July Activities in La Verne, California
This annual event is hosted by Boy Scout Troop 411. The pancake breakfast starts at 6:30 am on Saturday July 3 and is located in the Methodist Church parking lot at 3205 D Street in the city of La Verne directly across from Bonita High school. The cost of breakfast is $4.00 and consists of three pancakes and three sausages. The pancake breakfast ends at 11:00 a.m. and is a great way to kick off your Fourth of July activities.
Fourth of July Parade
La Verne’s traditional hometown parade begins at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday July 3 but get there by 9:45 a.m. to see the pre- parade Harley Ride. You won’t want to miss seeing over 150 Harley motorcycles drive through the parade route carrying flags that represent all 50 states as well as all branches of the military.The parade begins on D street just past Peyton. The parade route goes south on D then west on Bonita and winds back through downtown to finish on 8 th Street. You can view a detailed map on the city of La Verne’s website at www.ci.la-verne.ca.us This years parade theme is USA: One Nation.
Beginning at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday July 3rd join your friends and neighbors for La Verne’s annual old fashioned Country Fair held at Bonita High School 3102 D Street. The fair features old fashioned games and contests, craft and food booths as well as fun activities for the kids. Finish off your day at the fair by enjoying a free slice of cold watermelon provided by the Rotary Club. This year the fair will end at 4:30 p.m.
Deep Pit Barbecue
In its 46 year the La Verne Methodist Church’s Deep Pit Barbecue is a La Verne tradition you won’t want to miss. The barbecue begins at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday July 3rd and ends at 7:00 p.m. or when the barbecue runs out, which ever happens first. The meal consists of your choice of barbecue beef or turkey, coleslaw, baked beans, fruit, dinner roll and an ice cream cup. The cost is $ 10.00 for adults and $5.00 for children 12 and under. Meal tickets can be purchased in advance at the La Verne Methodist Church located at 3205 D Street in La Verne.
The city of La Verne has one of the best professional firework shows around and you won’t want to miss it. This years show begins at 6:00 pm and concludes at 9:30. Before the fireworks show begins the crowd will be entertained by The Answer, a family friendly band and a La Verne favorite. The Fireworks show will be held at Bonita High School Stadium 3102 D Street, La Verne. Tickets can be purchased on the day of the show or are available at City Hall, The Chamber of Commerce, and Ellsworth Stationers before July 4, 2010. Tickets purchased prior to July 4 will be discounted $1.00 per ticket. The cost of an adult ticket is $6.00, children ages 5-12 are 5.00 and children under 5 are free.
Happy Fourth of July and Enjoy The Fourth of July Fireworks Show and Celebration in La Verne, California!