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San Gabriel’s Kid’s Day and 4th of July Parade

Tom Boecking

The festivities of San Gabriel’s Kid’s Day and Fourth of July Parade will unfold on Thursday, July 4 in the historic San Gabriel Mission District. The community is invited to participate in this family-friendly event, which features a patriotic parade, BBQ lunch, community booths, and picnic activities. San Gabriel’s Kid’s Day and Fourth of July Parade are sponsored by the City of San Gabriel, San Gabriel Library, and local organizations and businesses.
Parade check-in will begin 8:30 a.m. at Mission Elementary School. Registration is free and will be accepted up to and on the day of the event. At 9:30 a.m., the Fourth of July parade will begin at Mission Elementary School and travel north on Mission Drive, east along Broadway, and end at Smith Park. Awards will be given in the following categories:
 • Most Patriotic Banner for Community Organization or Community Group
• Most Patriotic Banner for Youth Community Organization
• Most Patriotic Attire – Child/Adult
• Best Decorated Bike or Scooter – Male and Female Ages 6 & Over
• Best Decorated Bike, Scooter, Tricycle or Wagon – Male and Female Ages 5 & Under
• Special Judge’s Award
• Centennial Award – Best Dressed in 1913 Costume
Following the parade, there will be a Kid’s Day picnic at Smith Park where children and families can enjoy a free BBQ lunch and participate in fun summer activities including a watermelon eating contest and centennial themed activities. There will also be an honor wall for San Gabriel residents who have served in the armed forces. The picnic will conclude at 1:00 p.m.
For more information, including registration and sponsorship, please contact Recreation Supervisor Tom Boecking at 626.308.2875 or; or visit the City’s online event page.

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