June 26, 2023
“Celebrate America 2023” at Santa Monica College July 1
"Celebrate America 2023" at Santa Monica College July 1
Annual Festival Resumes with Entertainment, Food, Fireworks, and Fun!
SANTA MONICA, CA — Santa Monica College (SMC) is pleased to present “Celebrate America 2023” — a star-spangled salute to our nation’s independence and the wonderful vibrancy and diversity of our community — on Saturday, July 1, at Corsair Field on the main SMC campus at 1900 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica.
Admission to the popular entertainment and fireworks spectacular is free.
The celebration — the first since 2019 and the only one of its kind in Santa Monica — features a dazzling fireworks show by Rialto-based Pyro Spectaculars Entertainment. Eddie Jauregui will preside as Master of Ceremonies. Live performances include the popular sounds of Westside Crew.
The SMC Zone will 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, the acclaimed performance venue The Broad Stage and its presenting company BroadStage at the SMC Performing Arts Center, and more.
Celebrate America 2023 festivities will feature community service booths, RS California Fusion Food Truck and 5 Elementos Food Truck, and food booths operated by Keith's Kettle Corn, Kai Kai Dumplings, What the Funnel, Pucker Up Lemonade, and Mimi's Cotton Candy.
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. For safety, there will be no pre-show entry to parking lots after 8:15 p.m., or to Corsair Field after 8:45 p.m.
The event is free (donations are welcome), and parking is $5.
Celebrate America is presented by Santa Monica College and sponsored by SMC's Emeritus Program, Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica Fire Department, and Associated Students of Santa Monica College.
If you need an accommodation due to a disability, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 310-434-4265 at least 5 business days prior to the event.
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