Paso Robles plans big 4th of July celebration
As a part of the 125th Anniversary of the City of Paso Robles, an old-fashioned 4th of July Celebration will be held in City Park on Friday the 4th of July. Offering something for everyone and all age groups, the celebration will consist of a Children’s Parade at 11 a.m. around the city park, games, fun, and music in the park from noon to 4 p.m., concerts in the park from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. with a special patriotic program at 6:30 p.m., and a fireworks show next to the city park about 9:15 p.m.
The Children’s Parade will be for all children and every participant is asked to wear or decorate in red, white, and blue. Every child is asked to be imaginative with their outfit and are welcome to bring their dog or wagon or bicycle as they walk in the parade around city park. This free event will begin at 11 a.m. at 10th and Park St and is sponsored by the Paso Robles Children’s Museum.
The fun and games for kids of all ages will begin at noon in city park and they’re all free. Numerous traditional and new games, including sack races, 3-legged races, a watermelon eating contest, and lawn games, will be held. DJ and live music are planned for the afternoon and food will be available. There will be surprises for all thanks to Niblick Road Baptist Church, Calvary Paso Church, and other organizations.
At 5 p.m., a Paso Robles tradition, the REC Foundation’s Concerts in the Park will begin with the very popular rock group “The Usual Suspects” to perform at the Gazebo. Sponsors J. Lohr and Firestone will provide adult beverages and Red Scooter will have food available.
At 6:30 p.m., the band will take a break and a special Salute to America program will begin. All military retirees, veterans, and active duty personnel will be asked to come forward to form up, lead the Pledge of Allegiance, and sing the National Anthem. There will be a few surprises here, too. At 7 p.m., “The Usual Suspects” will return to perform until 8:30 p.m.
At about 9:15 p.m., a spectacular aerial fireworks show will begin with a ground display planned for the front of City Hall facing the Park.
This patriotic community event is funded entirely by businesses and residents with tax deductible donations. The Paso Robles 4th of July Committee needs funding and volunteers to make the celebration a success.