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Rosemead offers 5K Parade Floats Fun and Fireworks for the 4th of July

David Montgomery-Scott

The City of Rosemead literally has something for everyone as part of its annual 4th of July celebration. The event begins with the City’s first-ever 4th of July 5K at 8:00 a.m. The run begins and ends at Rosemead Park, 4343 Encinita Avenue, and also features fun runs for youth.  Rosemead’s annual parade begins at 10:00 a.m. at Muscatel Avenue and Valley Boulevard and will feature, floats, bands, dignitaries, classic cars, and other surprises. At noon, Rosemead Park comes alive with carnival rides and food. Live entertainment follows Opening Ceremonies at 5:00 p.m. at the park, and the event concludes with a beautiful fireworks display at 9:00 p.m.
The community is invited to attend all of this year’s July 4th activities. 5K information and registration is available at Carnival wristbands are on sale through the City’s Parks and Recreation Department now through July 3, 2013, for only $12 for unlimited carnival rides. All other event activities are free.
For more information, please contact the Parks and Recreation Department at (626) 569-2160 or visit the City’s website at

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