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4th of July Festival & Contests

Pancake Breakfast

7 to 10 a.m.

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Claremont Kiwanis Club members will serve a Pancake Breakfast at Memorial Park just north of the band shell. If still available, Fireworks Tickets will be sold from 7-10 a.m. in conjunction with the Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast, and may still be available at the Information Booth at 10:30 a.m.

Proceeds from the breakfast help support a variety of organizations and community events, such as: Ability First, Concerts in the Park, Best B.E.T., plus other youth and community activities.

Tickets for Breakfast

$5.00 each  Tickets may be purchased the day of!

Flag Raising Ceremony

10 a.m.

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The Flag Raising Ceremony marks the official beginning of the Independence Day Festival in Memorial Park. Together, the Independence Day Committee and American Legion help coordinate this reverent ceremony, which includes musical selections, the reading of excerpts from the Declaration of Independence and a ceremonial raising of our nation's flag. This profound event emphasizes the importance we place on our nation's independence and provides an opportunity to celebrate our national pride.

T. Willard Hunter Speakers Corner

11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

In order to celebrate our country's First Amendment Right, Speakers Corner provides a forum for citizens in our community to speak their minds on any subject from personal to global.

Past speeches have focused on politics, religion, history, travel, and personal fulfillment. Age is no barrier. Previous orators have ranged in age from 5-years to over 80.

Speakers' time slots will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis and must be pre-arranged. Interested persons should contact Karen Rosenthal at karen.kmr@verizon.net to sign up.

Festival Booths & Tables

9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Information, Game and Selling Booths (NON-PROFIT ONLY)

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Food Booths (NON-PROFIT ONLY)

2014 Food Booth Application Form (Adobe Acrobat, 591KB)
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In the tradition of a hometown event, the festival will feature over 70 non-profit groups providing food, information, games and a wide variety of items for sale.

If you are looking for a particular booth or table, a complete list of all groups and their locations will be available at the Independence Day Committee information booth located just north of Garner House.

Entertainment & Family Activities

FREE Fun for People of All Ages

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On July 4th, Memorial Park is truly transformed as a wide variety of performers rove the park providing color and frolicsome fun for people of all ages!

Stage entertainment will include a variety of bands, and other types of entertainment and demonstrations will occur throughout the park, including clowns, strolling bands, jugglers and even a very tall Uncle Sam!

Children's Games

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

East side of the park just north of the game booths

About a dozen different non-profit organizations, including the Independence Day Committee, will provide FREE games and activities for children including:

  • A rock-climbing wall
  • An inflatable jumper
  • A water slide
  • An obstacle course
  • And more!

Oganizations interested in participating in the game booth area may contact the Community & Human Services Department at (909) 399-5490.

Contests

Each year the Independence Day Committee hosts the following contests;  the Theme Contest and the Claremont Idol National Anthem Contest.

Map

Memorial Park
840 N. Indian Hill Blvd., Claremont

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For specific driving directions, please visit MapQuest.com

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