36th Annual Festival Features Entertainment, Food Drive, Fireworks, & Fun
Santa Monica College presents Celebrate America Saturday, June 30. Community members are invited to bring a picnic and a food donation, and to enjoy a fun-filled, free patriotic event on the Westside. Gates open at 5 p.m., with entertainment at 6 p.m. and fireworks at 9 p.m.
June 18, 2018
SANTA MONICA, CA — Santa Monica College (SMC) presents its annual festival “Celebrate America” — a star-spangled salute to our nation’s independence — on Saturday, June 30. Admission to the popular entertainment and fireworks spectacular is free.
The celebration – the only one of its kind in Santa Monica – will feature a dazzling fireworks show by Rialto-based Pyro Spectaculars Entertainment. Live music includes performances by the lively Top Shelf Brass Band, the popular DJ Disco Shrine who plays all the hits with a contemporary edge, and a special appearance by the Santa Monica-based dance group LA Follies. Eddie Jauregui returns as Master of Ceremonies.
Held on Corsair Field, this year’s festivities will include a food drive sponsored by the Associated Students of SMC to help students in need. Guests are encouraged to bring donations of unopened, nonperishable food items to one of the multiple drop-off locations that will be available.
The SMC Welcome Lounge will also offer a place where guests can find out about all things SMC – including its many academic and student support programs, award-winning NPR member radio station KCRW (89.9 FM), the SMC Foundation, and the acclaimed performance venue The Broad Stage at the SMC Performing Arts Center, and more.
Celebrate America festivities will also feature community service booths, food trucks, and food booths operated by Kettle Corn and Stuff, What the Funnel, and the Boy Scouts. Picnicking is welcome, but alcoholic beverages, glass containers, barbecues, fireworks (including sparklers), and chairs with pointed legs are prohibited. SMC is a smoke free campus and all smoking is prohibited.
Parking lots open at 4 p.m. (enter at Pico Blvd. and 17th St.), with Corsair Field gates opening at 5 p.m. Entertainment begins at 6 p.m. The fireworks are scheduled at 9 p.m.
The event is free (donations are welcome), and parking is $5. See the Celebrate America website; call (310) 434-3001; or email COOK_VINNESSA@smc.edu for additional details.
Celebrate America is presented by Santa Monica College and sponsored by the City of Santa Monica, Santa Monica Pier, Halton Pardee+Partners, and Associated Students of Santa Monica College.
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