Solvang’s Festive Fourth of July Festivities

SolvangIndependenceDay2009--189 Celebrate USA Independence Day this Friday with some fun festivities right here!  You don’t want to miss the traditional parade that steps/rolls/canters/strolls along Mission Drive at 11:00 a.m. presented by the Solvang Breakfast Rotary Club. A barbecue offering hamburgers, hot dogs, chips, and soft drinks follows the parade from noon to 2 p.m. in Solvang Park. A free concert of patriotic music by the Santa Ynez Valley Master Chorale and its Jamboree Band is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. at the Solvang Veterans Memorial Building across from Old Mission Santa Ines. At 1:00 p.m., gates open at Old Mission Santa Ines (1760 Mission Drive) for the 20th Annual Solvang Independence Day Festival & Fireworks Show sponsored by Rotary Club of the Santa Ynez Valley. Admission is only $6.00 per adults and FREE for children 5 and under, retired and active Military and immediate family members with ID. There will be food booths, a wine & beer garden, kids’ activities and lots of chances to kick-back as well as buy raffle tickets to win cash prizes! Don’t miss the live entertainment starting at 5:00 p.m. featuring popular local bands including Spun Honey, The Foggy Dew and Bear Redell. Then at 9:00 p.m.—it’s what we all want to see—an amazing fireworks show! Happy 238th Birthday USA!  For more details, visit

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