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Fourth fun in Tracy, Lodi & Galt on Independence Day

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POSTED June 30, 2012 12:45 a.m.

The Tracy Chamber of Commerce calls the Fourth of July “A Hometown Celebration.”

But Wednesday can also be considered an all-day celebration.

The Independence Day here kicks off at 6 a.m. at Lincoln Park on East Street and East Eaton Avenue with a hot air balloon lift off and pancake breakfast.

At 9 o’clock, the Fourth of July parade begins along Sixth Street and Central Avenue, concluding at Lincoln Park.

Admission is free. Rides and food come at a cost.

The park is also where Sparkles and Ravioli will entertain children of all ages with their clown act from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. It’s all part of the festivities, consisting of carnival rides, vendor booths, music, and a Bean Festival little sprout contest.

The Fourth of July celebration moves over to Tracy High, where music, entertainment and food will be served up inside the stadium, from 8 to 9:30 p.m. Featured will be performance by the crew of the Tracy All-Star Dance Production.

Cost is $4 adults and $2 children and seniors. The stadium gates open at 7 o’clock.

The highlight is the fireworks show tentatively set for 9:30 p.m. and made possible the Chamber of Commerce and the City of Tracy.

For more information, call 209-835-2131 or log on to www.tracychamber.org.

Independence Day events in other parts of San Joaquin County:

• Galt – The second-ever event will be held today (Saturday, June 30) at Veterans Soccer Field, 900 Caroline Ave. The family fun will include co-ed volleyball, one-pitch softball, and singles and doubles horseshoe tournaments earlier in the day. The fireworks show begins at 9:30 p.m. For more information, call 209-366-7180 or log on to www.ci.galt.ca.us.

• Lodi – Home Church, 11451 NW Lane, will host a Patriotic Celebration beginning at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, with Freedom Fest taking place later that day (beginning at 4:30 p.m.) with a celebration for the entire family. Included will be a free barbecue, volleyball, train rides, waterslides, carnival games, live music, hayrides, and car and truck show, to name a few. The fireworks display will cap off this Independence Day event. For more information, call Home Church at 209-339-7333.

— VINCE REMBULAT

209 reporter

 

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