Auburn ready to celebrate 4th of July
July 1, 2012 by Mark
This year, the celebrations will take place at Les Grove Park, with the festivities getting underway at 11am.
There is much to look forward to, as is the case every year when the city comes to celebrate the Fourth of July. With something for all the family, there will be plenty of food and plenty of activities on offer to take part in.
Highlights of the day will include a bike parade at noon, arts and crafts activities with demonstrations, and advice from 50 artists, and a kids’ craft tent. There will also be a car show, euro-bungy trampolining, a rock wall, and at eight inflatable attractions on which to have fun .
In addition, there will be a great deal of entertainment taking place across the two stages in the arena.
Highlights here will be One-eyed Jack and All Mixed Up on the Freedom Stage, along with performances from Russian composer and pianist Marina Shats and the Marshallese Youth Choir on the Cultural Stage.
Back on the Freedom Stage, there will also be a chance to really get involved, with the Apple Pie Eating Contest taking place from 2.30 pm to 3:00 pm. The sixth time the annual event has taken place, you will need your appetite to be in good form.
To burn off all those extra calories, pie participants could maybe join in with the traditional Japanese drumming at 3:30 pm, with the Seattle Matsuri Taiko asking for the audience to get involved.
Whatever your gig, it will surely be a blast.