July 4th Parade, BBQ, Festival & Fireworks!

SolvangIndependenceDay2009--189Celebrate USA Independence Day this Saturday, July 4th with some fun festivities right here!  You don’t want to miss the traditional parade that steps/rolls/canters/strolls along Mission & Copenhagen Drives starting from the Old Mission at 11:00 a.m.–presented by the Solvang Breakfast Rotary Club followed by a BBQ at Solvang Park. This year’s theme is “Star Spangled Salute.” At 2:00 p.m., gates open at Old Mission Santa Ines (1760 Mission Drive) for the 21st Annual Solvang Independence Day Festival & Fireworks Show sponsored by Rotary Club of the Santa Ynez Valley. Admission is only $8.00 per adult; and FREE for children ages 5 and under, as well as FREE for active duty military and their immediate family members with ID.

SolvangIndependenceDay2009--203There will be food booths, wine & beer garden, kids’ activities including bounce castle, face-painting and plenty of time to kick-back & relax. All proceeds benefit local charities. Don’t miss the live entertainment starting at 5:00 p.m. featuring “The Tall Men Group” from Los Angeles plus local Teen Star participants Bear Redell, Olivia Huffman, Kaitlyn Chui, Jacob Greenspan and David Shaeman.fireworks-wallpaper-wallpaper-download-17Then at 9:00 p.m.—it’s what we all want to see—an amazing 20-minute fireworks show! Happy 239th Birthday USA!  For more details, visit http://www.solvangusa.com/events/